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Music promoter Harvey Goldsmith is born in Edgware, Middlesex, UK. In a lengthy and acclaimed career, he will work with Andrea Bocelli, Jeff Beck, Muse, Genesis, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Luciano Pavarotti, Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, Bee Gees, Jools Holland, Marti Pellow, Oasis, Paul Weller, Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Saxon, Shirley Bassey, Family, Ronan Keating, Gabrielle, Richard Hawley, U2, Coldplay, Nigel Kennedy, Eric Clapton, Richard Ashcroft, Ash, Asian Dub Foundation, Supergrass, Doves, Madness, Aswad, David Gray, Queen, Elton John, Streetwalkers, The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Nelly Furtado, Scissor Sisters, Van Morrison, Madonna, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Passionate Friends, Sting and many others.
Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn van Willenswaard is born in Strijen, Netherlands, Europe. He will find massive international acclaim as Anton Corbijn, the long-term creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2. Corbijn's unique style has also graced works by Coldplay, Nirvana, Bryan Adams and others.
Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash play at the High School gymnasium, Bono, Arkansas, USA.
Record producer, engineer, and mixer Mark Howard is born in Manchester, UK, but will spend much of his career based in Canada. He will work with many artists including Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Willie Nelson, Marianne Faithfull, Emmylou Harris, U2, Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., Neil Young, and The Neville Brothers.
The Steam Packet play at Redcar Jazz Club, England, UK. The band includes Long John Baldry, Brian Auger, Rod Stewart and Julie Driscoll.
Twenty-six unarmed civil-rights protesters and bystanders are shot by soldiers of the British Army during a protest in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, UK. The incident will become known as Bloody Sunday and will be recorded in the U2 song Sunday Bloody Sunday. Others who have written songs on this topic include John Lennon, Roy Harper, Christy Moore, The Wolfetones and Cruachan.
Talking Heads play the second of two nights at the Electric Ballroom, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark (OMD) and U2.
U2 play at Sheffield University, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe, supported by Fashion.
U2 play at the 77 Club, Nuneaton, England, UK, Europe, supported by Fashion.
U2 play another gig in their weekly residency at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
U2 release a new single, New Year's Day, in the UK.
During their War tour, U2 play the first of four nights at Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
U2 play the second of two nights at the Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
U2 release a new single, Pride (In The Name Of Love), in the UK.
U2 play the first of five nights at the Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
U2 enter the UK singles chart at No8 with Pride (In The Name Of Love).
U2 play the second of two nights at the Apollo Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
U2's Unforgettable Fire tour plays the second of two nights at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Waterboys.
U2's Unforgettable Fire tour plays at The Congress Centre, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
U2’s Unforgettable Fire tour arrives at the Musensaal, Mannheim, Germany, Europe.
More than a thousand people come to watch when U2 record a promo video for their upcoming single Where The Streets Have No Name, and play a few live tracks, on the rooftop of the Republic Liquor Store in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA.
All I Want Is You by U2 enters the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia, where it will peak at No2.
A new nightclub, Fabric opens in Islington, London, England, UK. It will become a popular and influential dance-music venue.
On their Vertigo tour, U2 play the second of two nights at The Honda Center, Anaheim, Los Angeles, California, USA.
U2 play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
U2 begin a court action against their former stylist Lola Cashman in Dublin, Eire, Europe. The group claims that Cashman has illegally sold items of U2 memorabilia at auction. She counters that she was given the items as gifts.
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'.
U2 play the first of four non-consecutive nights at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Dahsboard Confessional.
U2 release a new album, No Line On The Horizon, on Mercury Records in the USA.
U2 make a surprise appearance at a concert in Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Island Records. Also appearing are Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, and Baaba Maal.
It is reported that work has been stopped on Spider-Man - Turn Off the Dark, a Broadway musical adaptation of Spiderman with music by U2, because of cash-flow problems.
On their 360 Degree tour U2 play the second of two nights in Casa Arena, Horsens, Denmark, Europe, supported by Snow Patrol.
Bruce Springsteen releases The Promise, a double CD compilation of previously unreleased songs from the sessions for his 1978 album Darkness On The Edge Of Town.
On the fifth leg of their 360 Degree Tour, U2 are rehearsing for the next night's show at FNB Stadium, [aka Soccer City], Johannesburg, South Africa.
On their Closer To The Edge tour, 30 Seconds To Mars play at The WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.
Guitarist The Edge and singer Bono of U2 attend a farewell party on the rooftop of Hotel Ink48, New York City, USA, following the announcement earlier in the day, of the stepping down of influential MTV Networks chairman and CEO Judy McGrath.
Bono and The Edge of U2 attend a farewell party on the rooftop of Hotel Ink48, New York City, USA, following the announcement earlier in the day, of the stepping down of influential MTV Networks chairman and CEO Judy McGrath.
On the seventh leg of their 360 Degree Tour, U2 play at Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, supported by The Fray.
On the seventh leg of their 360 Degree Tour, U2 play at The Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Interpol.
The Carrivick Sisters release their fifth album, Over The Edge, in the UK.
Adam Clayton, bassist of U2, reveals, 'I felt empty despite selling millions of records with U2 and living a privileged life'. the comments come during an interview in The Irish Independent newspaper when Clayton is helping to launch the Walk In My Shoes campaign to support mental health services at St Patrick's Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
U2 release their latest album, Songs Of Innocence, on Beats Music.
On the first night of U2's Innocence And Experience tour, guitarist The Edge mis-judges location of, er, the edge of the stage in Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and tumbles into the pit. He escapes with only minor injuries to his arm.
On their Innocence And Experience tour, U2 play the third of four nights at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
U2 begin a run of dates at The O2, London, England, UK.
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On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the second of two nights at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy, Europe, supported by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at The US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, supported by Beck.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Beck.
Joe Casely-Hayford, a pioneering and influential British fashion designer dies of cancer, aged 62. His creations were worn by The Clash, Lou Reed, Suede, Bono, Liam Gallagher, Jarvis Cocker, Take That and many others.
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