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Texas declares its independence from Mexico and an interim government is formed. In one way or another, the independently-minded state of Texas will inspire numerous songs, including the folk song The Yellow Rose Of Texas, the much-covered 1941 composition Deep In The Heart Of Texas, The WASP [Texas Radio and the Big Beat] by The Doors [1971], and 100% Texan by Kevin Fowler.
Bozo And His Girls present the musical revue Scandals Of 1932 at The Liberty Theatre, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Twenty-eight migrant farm workers die when the plane in which they are being deported back to Mexico, crashes at Los Gatos Canyon, 20 miles west of Coalinga, California, USA. When Woody Guthrie reads a newspaper report of their deaths, he will be struck by the fact that none of the Mexicans are named, although the crew of the plane are. Guthrie is then inspired to write his song Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos).
Dick Shurman is born in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA. He will find success as a record producer working mainly in the blues field, with guitarists including Albert Collins and Johnny Winter.
Dick Shurman is born in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA. He will find success as a record producer working mainly in the blues field, with artists including Albert Collins and Johnny Winter.
T-Bone Walker lodges an appeal (No. 5297) in The Supreme Court of New Mexico, New Mexico, USA, against his conviction for transporting marijuana.
The Walt Disney animated film Cinderella, including the songs A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, So This is Love, Sing Sweet Nightingale, The Work Song, and Cinderella, is released to cinemas in Mexico.
Roy Orbison And The Teen Kings record Ooby Dooby, Trying To Get To You and other tracks at Norman Petty's Studio, Clovis, New Mexico, for Je-Wel Records.
Roy Orbison And The Teen Kings record Ooby Dooby plus Trying To Get To You and other tracks at Norman Petty's Studio, Clovis, New Mexico, USA, for Je-Wel Records.
Buddy Holly plays lead guitar on recording sessions for vocalists Jack Huddle and Jim Robinson at producer Norman Petty's recording studio in Clovis, New Mexico.
Sonny Til, formerly of doo-wop hitmakers The Orioles, recordsThe First Of Summer, Come On Home and Panama Joe, for Jubilee Records in New York City, USA.
Lloyd Price plays in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
The teen-oriented movie Hey Let's Twist, starring Joey Dee And The Starliters, Teddy Randazzo and Jo Ann Campbell is released to cinemas in Mexico, North America.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the last night in their three-week season at The Terrazzo Cafe, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Johnny Cash plays at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
The Crickets record Everybody's Got A Little Problem, in Norman Petty Studios, Clovis, New Mexico, USA, for Liberty Records.
That Funny Feeling, Bobby Darin's third and final movie with his wife Sandra Dee, opens at cinemas in Mexico, North America.
Bob Dylan and his wife Sara arrive in Durango, Mexico, to start work on the Sam Pekinpah movie Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid.
David Bowie begins work on the film The Man Who Fell To Earth, in New Mexico, USA.
Queen's tour promoter Jose Rota is arrested in Puebla, Mexico, Central America, and has to be bailed out at a cost of $25,000 before the band's South American tour can resume.
During the Nice Jazz Festival, B.B.King, Joe Williams And The Count Basie Orchestra, Panama Francis and The Savoy Sultans perform for the second of two nights in La Grand Parade Du Jazz, Cimiez, Nice, France, Europe.
450 fans are injured when they attempt to rush the stage at a Rod Stewart concert in Monterrey, Mexico.
Dinosaur Jr, supported by Nirvana, play at Iguana’s, Tijuana, Mexico.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at The Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
The First Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference takes place in The Hyatt Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA.
John Sebastian, the owner and general manager of radio station KLSK FM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, plays Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin for twenty-four hours non-stop to inaugurate a format change to Classic Rock. Police arrive at the station twice with guns drawn: once when a listener reports that the DJ has apparently suffered a heart attack, and a second time when it is suspected that, this being during the Gulf War, the station has been taken hostage by terrorists dispatched by Saddam Hussein, kniown to be a Zeppelin fan.
On his first Mexican tour, Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the Instituto Cultural Cabanas, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Michael Jackson, reportedly addicted to painkillers, is smuggled out of Mexico to an English clinic with help from his actress chum Liz Taylor.
On their Whack Attack tour ZZ Top play at Sandia Casino Amphitheater, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
It is announced that the iTunes internet music download service is expecting to sell its 500 millionth download later this month.
Bob Dylan plays at Auditorio Telmex, Guadalajara, Mexico.
During their Viva La Vida tour, Radiohead play the first of two nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico.
Elton John plays at the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, Mexico, North America.
Yes play at the 24th Festival Cultural de Zacatecas at Plaza de Armas, Zacatecas, Mexico, North America.
The movie Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera opens in India, Bulgaria, Mexico, Norway and Sweden.
On their Final Frontier World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Teatro Banamex, Monterrey, Mexico.
Bono of U2 celebrates his birthday at a restaurant in Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Rammstein play at The Auditorio Banamex, Monterrey, Mexico,North America.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The Pavilion, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays a free concert at Monumento a la Revolucion, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Radiohead play the second of two nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America.
Revered flamenco-jazz guitarist Paco de Lucia dies aged 66 in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. He is reported to have died of a heart attack while playing with his children on a beach.
During their Mechanical Bull Tour, Kings Of Leon play at Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Justin Bieber is expelled from the ancient Mayan ruins at Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, North America, after he ignores security guards who warn him not to climb on the ruins, because it is forbidden. Police are called to the scene, but things have calmed down by the time they arrive.
On the Latin American leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at Estadio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America, supported by Heresy.
Iggy Azalea was reported to have been seen "making out" with music producer Ljay Currie in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, North America.
On their WorldWired tour, Metallica play the first of three nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America, supported by Iggy Pop.
The Tenth International Record Store Day is held at independent record stores worldwide. Ambassador for the event is St. Vincent.
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