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New Zealand

Pollard's Opera Company presents the musical comedy The Messenger Boy at The Theatre Royal, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
The "Popular London Society Entertainer" Clifford Walker is performing his Humourous Musical Sketches in the Choral Hall, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
T. Blake Huffam, the Central Pianoforte, Organ And Music Warehouse of Nelson, New Zealand, advertises in the Nelson Evening Mail that "A new lot of Cakewalk and Dance Albums" has just arrived.
Outspoken, staunchly leftwing folk singer, songwriter and recording artist Alistair Hulett is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows fly out from Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe, to begin a tour of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand,Singapore and Malaya.
Theme For A Dream by Cliff Richard And The Shadows reaches No1 in the pop singles chart in New Zealand.
Having completed a tour of Australia and New Zealand, The Beach Boys fly home to Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Rolling Stones fly from Dunedin to Auckland, during a tour of New Zealand, Oceania.
The Rolling Stones fly from New Zealand, Oceania, to Melbourne, Australia, for more live dates.
The Dave Clark Five play at Wellington Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania.
The Maori Quin Tikis play at The Four Lions, Hotel Singapura, Singapore, Asia.
Pauly Fuemana is born in Auckland, New Zealand. He will find fame as leader of OMC, best-remembered for its worldwide 1996 hit How Bizarre.
Bob Dylan releases his first boxed set, Masterpieces, a career-spanning 3-LP set, in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Bob Dylan spends the last of three days with Ra Aranga, a Maori woman with whom he has been enjoying an affair since his current tour arrived in New Zealand.
80,000 fans attend a David Bowie gig in Auckland, New Zealand, making it the largest single concert ever held in the Southern Hemisphere.
New Zealand band The Drongos record an entire album, Small Miracles, live on the sidewalks of Manhattan, New York City, USA. It goes on to achieve Top 5 status in the US College Radio Charts.
TV show MTV Unplugged in the USA features live acoustic performances by Crowded House and Tim Finn.
The Finn Brothers play at The Avalon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Rod Stewart marries New Zealand model Rachel Hunter in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, he is quoted as saying, "I've found the girl that I want. I won't be putting my banana in anybody's fruit bowl from now on'. The couple will part in 1999.
A Concert For Linda, in memory of Paul McCartney's wife, Linda McCartney, takes place at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. Performers include George Michael, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Sinead O'Connor, Des'Ree, Heather Small, Johnny Marr, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Neil Finn, The Pretenders, The Duke String Quartet and Eddie Izzard.
Live In Paradise by When The Cat's Away debuts at No7 in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums Chart, which will be its highest position during a five-week run on the chart.
Maui Dalvanius Prime dies of cancer in Hawera, New Zealand, Oceania. A musical institution in New Zealand, he played a large part in the revitalisation of Maori music in the late 20th Century.
It is announced that the album Twentysomething by Malmesbury-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum has now gone gold in Australia and New Zealand.
Rising from No20 to No9, Lonely No More by Rob Thomas is the Greatest Gainer on the New Zealand Singles Chart. Moonshine by Savage and Akon remains at No1.
The Finn Brothers and Mercury Rev play at Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Musician Chris Knox is admitted to hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, suffering from a stroke. Knox came to prominence as a rock and roll musician during the mid-70s punk rock era with his bands The Enemy and Toy Love.
Howard Morrison dies from a heart attack in his sleep, aged 74, in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Oceania. He is best-remembered as the founder and leader of New Zealand's first all-Maori pop/rock'n'roll group, The Howard Morrison Quartet.
On her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays the second of two nights at The Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Need You Now, the second studio album by country-rock trio Lady Antebellum reaches No1 in the RIANZ Albums Chart in New Zealand, Oceania.
California Gurls by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg reaches No1 in the New Zealand Singles Chart.
On their 360 Degree tour U2 play the first of two nights in Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, supported by Jay-Z.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays at The Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays at The TSB Bank Arena, Wellington, New Zealand.
A Foo Fighters gig at Western Springs Speedway, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania, is registered as seismic activity by monitoring service GeoNet, who report that the force of the moshing was detected between 1.5 and 2 kms from the venue.
Incubus play at The Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
On The Wall Tour 2012, Roger Waters plays the last of three nights at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
On their Up All Night Tour, One Direction play at The Trusts Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand.
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the first of three nights at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
The world's first playable beer bottle is unveiled at The Semi-Permanent Gathering in Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania. Named the Beck's Edison Bottle, it is a one-off product based on Thomas Edison's cylinder recording system. The music etched into the bottle is Here She Comes by New Zealand band Ghostwave.
Ellie Goulding plays at CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand.
On his High Hopes Tour, Bruce Springsteen plays at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, Ocerania.
Lorde plays at The Bayou Music Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
Lana Del Rey releases a new single, West Coast, as a digital download on Universal Music Group in Belgium, France, Finalnd, Luxembourg, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds release their second studio LP, Chasing Yesterday, on Sour Mash Records in Australia and New Zealand, Oceania.
The 1975 play at Auckland Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Horncastle Arene, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds play at The Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
During the Asia / Oceania leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand, 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.
During the Asia / Oceania leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, 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.
Adele plays the last of three nights at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
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