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The Messenger Boy
at The Theatre Royal, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania
Pollard's Opera Company presents the musical comedy
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.
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.
Having completed a tour of Australia and New Zealand, The Beach Boys
fly home to Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Maori Quin Tikis play at The Four Lions, Hotel Singapura, Singapore, Asia.
is born in Auckland, New Zealand. He will find fame as leader of OMC
, best-remembered for its worldwide 1996 hit How Bizarre
releases his first boxed set, Masterpieces, a career-spanning 3-LP set, in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
On their 360 Degree
play the first of two nights in Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, supported by Jay-Z
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.
plays at CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand.
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.
plays the last of three nights at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania