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Smoky Dawson records Starlight Rides Again for Regal Zonophone Records in Sydney, Australia.
Duane Eddy, Billy 'Crash' Craddock, Johnny Restivo, Santo And Johnny and The Diamonds begin a tour of Australia, Oceania.
The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Paul And Paula, The Surfaris and The Joy Boys play the second of two nights in Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia.
I'll Never Find Another You by The Seekers reaches No1 in the UK singles chart, where it will remain for two weeks.
Frank Ifield records Another Cup Of Coffee in EMI Recording Studio, Abbey Road, London, UK.
The Beatles touch down in Darwin, Australia, then fly on to Sydney where they hold a press conference in the Sheridan Hotel. Meanwhile, in London, UK, their drummer Ringo Starr is discharged from University College Hospital and will shortly re-join the group.
The Rolling Stones fly to Brisbane, Australia, rather too late for radio and tv appearances scheduled for the previous day.
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In Melbourne, during their Australian tour, The Rolling Stones are interviewed for Radio 3KZ, and later record New Zealand TV ads and radio plugs for the New Zealand-shows.
The Bee Gees are playing during a residency at The Royal Easter Show in The Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
The Beatles EP, including the tracks Paperback Writer, We Can Work It Out, Day Tripper and Norwegian Wood, is released on Parlophone Records in Australia, Oceania.
David Bowie, Traffic, Pink Floyd, Terry Reid, Daevid Allen And Gong play at Glastonbury Fayre, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
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Vocalist Brian Johnson joins Australian hard rock group AC/DC, replacing Bon Scott who had died two months earlier after a drinking binge in London, England, UK, Europe.
Men At Work reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Who Can It Be Now.
The Police announce that their farewell gig will take place on March 2nd in Australia, Oceania.
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Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey enters the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia where it will peak at No9.
Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson play at Flinders Park, Melbourne, Australia. While there, Cash is photographed in the suburb of Werribee for the cover of his album American Recordings.
Mr. John Ellis lodges a Statement Of Complaint against Cardinal George Pell of the Roman Catholic Church in Australia, Oceania. Ellis accuses him (Pell) of having sexually abused a 12-year-old boy (Ellis) at a Roman Catholic youth camp in 1961. The scandal and investigation which follows will inspire Tim Minchin to write his song Come Home (Cardinal Pell).
Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own by U2 enters the Official UK singles chart at No1.
Tori Amos releases her eighth album, The Beekeeper, in Australia, Austria, Denmark, France, The Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.
Air Supply, having been stranded overnight in Cuba by Hurricane Dennis, fly out to Los Angeles, California, USA.
Nelly plays at The Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Delta Goodrem plays at Sydney Superdome, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Queens Of The Stone Age play at The Palace (Entertainment Complex), St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oceania.
Isla Grant plays at The Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, Australia, Oceania.
Arctic Monkeys release their second LP, Favourite Worst Nightmare, in Australia.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at the Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia.
On her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays at the AIS Arena, Canberra, Australia, Oceania.
Rickie Lee Jones finishes a tour of Australia, Oceania, at The Forum, Melbourne.
Avenged Sevenfold release their fifth album, Nightmare, in Australia, Oceania.
Phil Rudd, drummer of AC/DC is arrested after police raid his boat, anchored at Tauranga Beach Marina in North Island, New Zealand, and find 25 grams (.88 ounces) of pot.
On their Final Frontier World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Ed Sheeran releases his debut single, The A Team, with a video which cost £20 to make. It will debut at No.3 in the UK singles chart and make the Top 10 in Australia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway and The Netherlands.
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When Arctic Monkeys play at The Falls Festival, in Lorne, Victoria, Australia, they leave the stage just before midnight and do not provide a countdown to the New Year. At 12.02, embrarassed frontman Alex Turner returns to the stage and delivers a somewhat belated countdown.
Cancer-victim Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees undergoes stomach surgery in hospital in London, England, UK, Europe.
Nicki Minaj plays at Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
It is reported that popular tv entertainer and pop hitmaker Rolf Harris is facing three further prosecutions for sexual assault including one against girl "aged seven or eight".
Biffy Clyro play at Soundwave, RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
On their AM Tour, Arctic Monkeys play at The Entertainment Centre, Brsibane, Australia, supported by Pond.
On his Never Ending Tour, Bob Dylan plays at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
It is reported that entertainer and pop hitmaker Rolf Harris has been given the job of creating a mural in Stafford Jail, Stafford, England, UK, where he is serving a sentence for indecently assaulting young girls. The job has angered other prisoners who feel Harris is receiving 'special treatment'.
Nightwish play at The HQ Club, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Radio Moscow, Kings Destroy, Child and Holy Serpent play at The Cherry Bar, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
The Cure play at The Arena, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play the second of two nights at Allianz Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
During the Asia / Oceania leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania, supported by Wolfmother. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
Methyl Ethel play at Lowlands, Netherlands, Europe.