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South America

Carlos Cachaca is born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America. He will become a successful songwriter, earning the title "King of Samba" for his numerous compositions about life in the Brazilian favelas, or shantytowns.
Djalma De Andrada is born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America. He will find success as jazz guitarist Bola Sete, working with Dizzy Gillespie and Vince Guaraldi before pursuing a successful solo career.
The Land Of The Rumba, a forty-minute show billed as a 'musical mosaic of South America', is broadcast on BBC Home Service radio in the UK, featuring No. I-Rio de Janeiro with Marcel de Haes, Leonie Zifado and Walford Hyden And His Orchestra.
Martha Vieira Figueiredo Cunha is born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America. She will find success as a sing and composer under the name Martinha.
The MGM musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring Betty Hutton and Howard Keel, is released to cinemas in Argentina, South America. Ten songs in the film are composed by Irving Berlin.
Internationally reknowned Latin jazz percussionist and composer Cyro Baptista is born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Popular Guatemalan singer, composer and guitarist Julio Domingo Vivas, who also played guitar for Argentinian tango singer Carlos Gardel from 1931 to 1935, dies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Blues and boogie woogie piano child prodigy Sugar Chile Robinson begins a ten-week tour of the UK.
William John Clifton Haley, leader of Bill Haley And The Comets, is issued with a visa to visit Brasil, South America.
Mafia boss Carlos Marcello is extradited from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, to Guatemala, South America, as an illegal immigrant. His family-owned Jefferson Music Company dominated the juke box, slot machine and pinball trade in the New Orleans area. Marcello is known to have used his Mafia contacts to try to persuade Frank Sinatra to use his friendship with the Kennedy family to negate the deportation order. He is also known to have close ties with the Ku Klux Klan.
Henri Salvador is playing during a cabaret season at The Savoy, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles EP [extended player] Anocher De Un Dia Agitado [A Hard Day's Night] is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
The Beatles album Los Beatles is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records. On the same day, the band releases an EP, Les Beatles, on Odeon Records in France, Europe.
Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler, famed for his 1966 hit The Ballad Of The Green Berets, dies in Tennessee, USA, aged 49, from a bullet wound in his head, sustained three months earlier in Guatemala, where he was said to have been training Contra rebels. Sadler's life had been peppered with many violent incidents, including two earlier shootings in which he was implicated as the perpetrator.
On their New Jersey Syndicate Tour, Bon Jovi play at Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile, South America.
Sepultura play at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK, supported by Cerebral Fix.
Jethro Tull play at Gigantinho, Porto Alegre, Brazil, South America.
Prince performs at the opening night of the Rock In Rio II festival in Maracana soccer stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America, before an estimated crowd of 60,000.
Weichafe play at Pub Music, Santiago, Chile, South America.
The iTunes Music Store reaches a total of three billion songs sold.
Bob Dylan plays at The Conrad Resort and Casino, Punta del Este, Uruguay, South America.
Shakira visits Phoenix, Arizona, USA, to meet with Mayor Phil Gordon as part of a campaign against Arizona's new immigration law.
Linkin Park release their fourth studio album, A Thousand Suns, in the USA and Brazil, South America.
During her The Sun Comes Out World Tour Shakira plays at the Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at Mineirinho, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays at Stage Music, Florianopolis, Brazil, South America.
On The Wall Tour 2012, Roger Waters plays the second of two nights at Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paolo, Brazil, South America.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights in Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Bob Dylan plays the second of four nights at Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Soundgarden play at Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru, South America.
When Paul McCartney plays at Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay, South America, four lion cubs are born in Salto Zoo, and are named Paul, John, George and Ringo in honour of The Beatles.
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It is announced that a new species of parasitic wasp has been named after Colombian singer Shakira. Why? The parasite causes its host caterpillar to shake and wiggle, much in the manner of Shakira during a live performance.
Tarja plays at The Music Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America.
It is reported that a newly-discovered species of Brazilian tree frog has been named Dendropsophus ozzyi in honour of Ozzy Osbourne, because of its distinctive high-pitched bat-like calls.
During their AM Tour, Arctic Monkeys play at The Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, South America.
The music biopic Get On Up, based on the life of James Brown, opens at cinemas in Greece, Slovenia and Peru.
Nervosa play at The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich, England, UK.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Parque Deportivo 222, Bogota, Colombia, South America.
Radio Moscow play at The Inferno Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Radio Moscow complete a tour of South America with a show at Brewery Bohemia, Petropolis, Brazil.
On their America Latina Ole Tour, The Rolling Stones play at Estádio do Maracanã, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
On their America Latina Ole Tour, The Rolling Stones play at Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil, South America.
Aerosmith play at Estadio Unico La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
During the Latin American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario, Argentina, South America, supported by Cielo Razzo and Massacre. 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 Latin American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play the first of two nights at Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brazil South America, supported by Piebe Rude. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays at Praça da Apoteose , Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
Nicolas Jaar plays in Zara Expo Hall, Amman, Jordan, Asia.
During the South American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses and The Who play at Estadio Monumental, Santiago, Chile, South America. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the last of four nights at Estadio Nacional de Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America, supported by Noel Gallagher's High FLying Birds.
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