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The Dix Gaiety Company continues its programme of refined vaudeville at The Alhambra Theatre, Otago, New Zealand.
The Dix Gaiety Company continues its programme of refined vaudeville at The Alhambra Theatre, Otago, New Zealand.
Brian Smith is born in Taranaki, New Zealand. After moving to the UK, he will play saxophone with Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, Tubby Hayes, Maynard Ferguson, Mike Westbrook, Keith Tippett and others.
Allison Durbin is born in Auckland, New Zealand. She will find fame as a country music vocalist in Australia, earning the title of The Australian Queen Of Country Music.
Graham Brazier is born in Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania. He will find success as vocalist in the bands Hello Sailor and The Legionnaires.
The Howard Morrison Quartet is featured in the first official television broadcast in New Zealand, Oceania.
It is announced that Mike Nock, pianist with Australian jazz group The Three Out Trio, has been awarded one of the 1961 Down Beat Hall of Fame scholarships to the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The highest new entry in the Lever Hit Parade singles chart in New Zealand, Oceania, is You Don't Know What You've Got by Ral Donner, entering at No7. You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro remains at No1 for the fourth consecutive week.
Moon River by Jerry Butler reaches No1 in the Lever Hit Parade singles chart in New Zealand, Oceania, for the first of two weeks.
The Beatles play the first of two nights at The Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand.
The Searchers play in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Rolling Stones fly from New Zealand, Oceania, to Melbourne, Australia, for more live dates.
The Harbour Lites (formerly The Folkestone Three) release a new single, Come Back Silly Girl on HMV Records in the UK.
The Dave Clark Five play at The Majestic Theatre, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
Bob Dylan releases his first boxed set, Masterpieces, a career-spanning 3-LP set, in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
At the start of a tour of New Zealand, Bob Dylan touches down at Auckland International Airport and takes over the whole 14th floor of the Hotel Intercontinental.
Tracy Chapman plays at Carlaw Park, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Deborah Harry (aka Blondie) plays the second of two nights at The Powerstation, Auckland, New Zealand, 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.
Whatcha Say, the debut single by Jason Derulo reaches No1 in the New Zealand Singles Chart.
Them Crooked Vultures play at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Pauly Fuemana, leader of OMC, dies of respiratory failure, aged 40 at North Shore Hospital in North Shore City, New Zealand. The group is best-remembered for its worldwide 1996 hit How Bizarre.
Crowded House begin a UK tour at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
Crowded House play at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
Rihanna releases a new single, The Only Girl In The World, in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and The Netherlands.
Shihad play at Waihi Beach Hotel, Waihi, New Zealand.
The movie Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera opens in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Ukraine.
Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 is released in Australia and New Zealand and in the European territories of Denmark, France, Holland and Sweden.
Domino by Jessie J debuts at No3 on the New Zealand RIANZ charts, becoming her fourth consecutive top ten hit there. (2011)
Megaupload.com founder Kim Dotcom [aka Kim Schmitz] is arrested when New Zealand police find him hiding in a 'safe room' with a loaded shotgun. Mr Dotcom's site was recently closed by the FBI in the USA.
Lady Gaga is concussed when one of her dancers accidentally hits her on the head with a pole during the song Judas on her Born This Way Ball Tour in Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Rihanna releases a new single, Diamonds, as a digital download in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, the Czech Replic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
On their Mylo Xyloto tour, Coldplay play at The Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand.
Crystal Castles play at The Studio, 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.
The BRIT Awards 2014 ceremony is held at at the O2 Arena, London, UK. Winners include David Bowie (Best Male), Ellie Goulding (Best Female), Arctic Monkeys (Best British Group), Daft Punk (International Group), Bruno Mars (International Male), Lorde (International Female) and Bastille (Best Breakthrough).
Neil Finn plays at QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Iggy Azalea releases her debut album The New Classic in Australia and New Zealand.
Ellie Goulding plays at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Ellie Goulding plays at The TSB Arena, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania.
Ed Sheeran releases his second studio album, X, in Australia and New Zealand, Oceania.
Kimbra releases her second LP, The Golden Echo, in New Zealand, Oceania.
Bryan Adams releases a new album, Tracks Of My Years, worldwide on Verve Records.
On his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays the last of three nights at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Run The Jewels play at The Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd changes his plea to guilty on a charge of a threat to kill, in court in Tauranga, New Zealand, Oceania.
The 1975 play at Auckland Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
On their Live On Earth 2016 World Tour B.A.P. play at The Turusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds play at The Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Ed Sheeran plays a second night at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand, Oceania.