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South America

Ellis Island in New York harbour, New York City, USA, is designated as an immigration station for foreign nationals hoping to start a new life in America. Numerous songs will be inspired by tales of the island and the people who passed through. Isle Of Hope, Isle Of Tears, composed by Brendan Graham and Ronan Tynan, tells the story of fifteen-year-old Annie Moore who was the first incomer to actually pass through Ellis Island. Other songs about the island include Ellis Island [1985] by Mary Black [written by Noel Brazil] and Ellis Island [1998] by Marc Cohn.
The musical movie The Gang's All Here, starring Carmen Miranda, is released to cinemas in the USA. The movie will establish the image of Miranda as an exotic singer in a fruit-covered head-dress, and will inspire the 1989 song The Soul Of Carmen Miranda by John Cale and Brian Eno.
Alex Zuker is born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America. He will find success as a bass guitarist and composer, working with Pedro y Pablo, Mahatma, Edgar Winter, Steve Katz and many others.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Uruguay, South America. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
The musical comedy movie Call Me Madam, written by Irving Berlin and starring Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor and George Sanders, opens in Argentina, South America.
The musical comedy movie Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday, opens at cinemas in Argentina, South America.
Garota de Ipanema, the original Portuguese language version of The Girl From Ipanema, is performed live for the first time at a small club called Au Bon Gourmet, Copacabana, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, South America, by Antonio Carlos Jobim with guitarist Joao Gilberto.
Two new singles by The Beatles, Eight Days A Week and Honey Don't, are released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
Bandleader and Latin percussionist Jack Del Rio dies in Los Angeles, California, USA. He worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Lalo Schifrin and others, but was perhaps best-known as the fourth husband of Peggy Lee.
For the second time this month, Queen return to play at Velez Sarfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
When Queen play the first of two nights at Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paolo, Brazil, South America, they set a new world-record, 131,000 paying customers, for attendance at a live gig.
Ellis Regina, one of Brazil's finest singers, dies aged 37 in Sao Paulo.
The biographical drama movie Mask, starring Cher, at cinemas in The Netherlands, Europe, and Argentina, South America.
The Cure arrive in Beunos Aires, Argentina, South America, where they are to begin a South American tour.
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Sepultura play at Donkey Shot, Heemskerk, Netherlands, Europe.
Eric Clapton plays at Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile, South America.
Shakira becomes the first pop star to release a single only in the form of a mobile download. The singer's release Hips Don't Lie is not issued in the USA as a CD or as an internet download, but is available to phone users connected to Verizon.
Rihanna releases her fourth album, Rated R, on Universal Music in Brazil and Spain.
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Rihanna releases her fourth album, Rated R, on Universal Music in Chile, South America.
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Pianist, singer and composer Johnny Alf, sometimes described as the Father of Bossa Nova, dies aged 80, of prostate cancer in Santo Andre, Brazil, South America.
Columbian singing superstar Shakira visits a golf course that has been turned into a makeshift camp for over 50,000 earthquake survivors in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Shakira is in Haiti to aquire land on which to build a school for needy children.
Megadeth play at Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Shakira plays at The Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA.
Forty previously unseen acrylic paintings by Bob Dylan, known as The Brazil Series, go on display at The National Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
During his Up And Coming Tour, Paul McCartney plays the first of two nights at the Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
The movie Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera opens in Argentina, South America.
Paramore play at Corferias, Bogota, Colombia, South America.
Adele releases her second album, 21, on Sony Music in Brazil, South America.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at Nilson Nelson Gymnasium, Brasilia, Brazil, South America.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays at The Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos, Santiago, Chile, South America.
Thirty Seconds To Mars play at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, South America.
Bobby McFerrin plays at The BMW Jazz Festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America.
The music biopic Get On Up, based on the life of James Brown, opens at cinemas in Greece, Slovenia and Peru.
Shakira gives birth to her second son in Barcelona, Spain, Europe. The boy is not immediately given a name.
Agarrate Catalina, Andando Descalzo, Arsénica, Babasónicos, Bersuit Vergarabat, Catupecu Machu, Cielo Razzo, Científicos del Palo, El Bordo, Jóvenes Pordioseros, La Condena de Caín, La Mocosa, La Que Faltaba, La Triple Nelson, Las Pelotas, Los Caligaris, Los Gardelitos, Massacre, Nagual, No Te Va Gustar, Villanos and Zero Kill play on the last day of the three-day long Cosquin Rock Festival 2016, in Aeródromo Santa María de Punilla, Santa María, Argentina, South America.
On their America Latina Ole Tour, The Rolling Stones play at Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay, South America.
Rihanna releases her eighth album, Anti, as a CD on Universal Music Brazil in Brazil, South America.
Radiohead release their ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool, as a download worldwide.
During the Latin American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile, South America, supported by Wild Parade. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
Guns N'Roses play to an audience of 55,190 people at River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Guns N'Roses play to an audience of 49,836 people on the second of two nights at River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
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 Estadio El CampinBogota, Colombia, South America.
Ed Sheeran plays at Estadio Unico De La Plata, Buenos Aires, South America.
Ed Sheeran plays at Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 cancel their show at The Dome At America's Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, because of safety concerns, arising from protests taking place in the city following the acquittal of a police officer who shot and killed a black driver.
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 second 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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