Random selection from around 550 Facts
Click to filter results
Eleanora Gough, better known to the world as jazz and blues
, is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Holiday's music
will transcend generations and cultures, making an impact on
music-lovers across the globe. In 1988, U2
will release the single
, which is inspired by Holiday's voice and her life.
Paul Hewson is born in Dublin, Eire. He will become singer and songwriter Bono Vox of U2
The N.M.E. reports that Sonny Bono of Sonny And Cher
has collapsed from exhaustion following their recent intensive tour of the USA. He is resting and has been prevented from joining a proposed tour with Gene Pitney
In the Irish television guide; at 4.00 'Top Cat', 4.30 'Skippy' and at 5.30 'Youngline' (a series for young people highlighting their interests) featuring a new pop group called Hype, who will later change their name to U2
record an appearance on the Late Late Show at RTE tv studios, Dublin, Eire.
release their debut album, Boy
, in the UK. On the same day, INXS
release their eponymous debut album, in Australia.
play at The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
play at the Metropol, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
release a new single, New Year's Day, in the UK.
When Irish singer Gavin Friday launches his album, Each Man Kills the Thing He Loves, at the Pink Elephant, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, he is joined on stage by Bono of U2
and Liam O’Maonlai of the Hothouse Flowers
R. E. M., Lauryn Hill
and No Doubt
play in a charity event, Love Rocks, honouring Bono of U2
as Humanitarian of the Year, for his work on debt relief. The show is staged in the Kodak Theater, Los Angeles, and Cher and Bono both make guest appearances.
Bono of U2
flies to Omaha, Nebraska, USA, where, the following day, he is to sing at the funeral of Susan Buffett. The wife of millionaire investor Warren Buffett, she shared with Bono a concern for promoting AIDS awareness and prevention.
play an unannounced live gig for 30,000 people in the Empire Fulton Ferry State Park underneath the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, USA.
Lawyers acting on behalf of U2
guitarist The Edge serve an injunction for invasion of privacy on Ireland’s Sunday World newspaper, which had reported that one of Edge’s relatives was ill.
play at Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The last day of a three day long Bruce Springsteen
Symposium takes place at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. The event includes over 150 academic papers including 'A Marxist perspective On Darkness On the Edge Of Town' and 'The Boss And The Bible'.
American music trade publication Billboard
reports that U2
had the top-grossing tour of 2005. More than three million people attended their sold-out 90-date Vertigo tour which grossed $260m (£146.6m). The Eagles
took $117m (£66m) from 77 shows and Neil Diamond
grossed over $71m (£40m). The Top ten is rounded out by Kenny Chesney
in fourth place with $63m (£35.5m), Paul McCartney
$60m (£33.8m), Rod Stewart
$49m (£27m), Elton John
$45.5m (£25.6m), The Dave Matthews
Band $45m (£25.3m), Jimmy Buffett $41m (£23m) and Green Day
, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, closes down after 25 years of presenting rock shows by artists including The Cure
, The Police
, Tina Turner
, Miles Davis
, The Tragically Hip, Les Rita Mitsouko, Jean-Jacques Goldman, King Crimson
, and Stevie Ray Vaughan
have a street in New York City temporarily named in their honour, to celebrate the release of their new album, No Line On The Horizon. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg re-names 53rd Street in Manhattan as U2
Way for the next seven days.
's 360 tour
plays the first of three nights at Croke Park, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
The Edge of U2
and Mary J. Blige
are among the celebrities attending the 'A Night of Humanity' event in aid of Hope Help And Relief Haiti at Urban Zen in New York City, USA.
On their 360 Degree
play the second of two nights in Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia, supported by Jay-Z
On their 360 Degree
play the first of two nights in ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, supported by Jay-Z
is in Washington DC, USA, taking part in talks about the preservation of federal aid for Africa.
appears on stage during the opening night of the Mali Desert music festival
in Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. Nevetheless, his presence does not resurrect the now flagging fortunes of the festival, previously a major world music event, because of terrorist threats.