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Central America

Jose Alfredo Jiminez is born in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico, Central America. He will become a popular singer-songwriter in the ranchera style. His songs are an integral part of Mexico's musical heritage, comparable to Woody Guthrie's influence on American folk music.
Norman Petty, songwriter and record producer for Buddy Holly, is born in Clovis, New Mexico, USA.
Bukka White records The Panama Limited and New 'Frisco Train for Victor Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Noted record producer Jimmy Bowen is born in Santa Rita, New Mexico. Bowen will work with Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Garth Brooks, to name just a few.
Alberto Aguilera Valadez is born in Paracuaro, Michoacan, Mexico. he will find success as popular singer and recording artist Juan Gabriel.
The Walt Disney animated film Cinderella, including the songs A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, So This is Love, Sing Sweet Nightingale, The Work Song, and Cinderella, is released to cinemas in Mexico.
Perez Prado And His Orchestra, with Las Tres Conchitas, record Las Mañanitas El Primer Suby for RCA Victor Records in Mexico, North America.
Roy Orbison And The Teen Kings record Ooby Dooby, Trying To Get To You and other tracks at Norman Petty's Studio, Clovis, New Mexico, for Je-Wel Records.
Buddy Holly and The Crickets record Words Of Love at producer Norman Petty's recording studio in Clovis, New Mexico, USA.
In their first recording session since ending their partnership with Buddy Holly, The Crickets record Someone Someone at Norman Petty Studios, Clovis, New Mexico.
The Aggie Ramblers release Over the Waves backed with Minuet Swing on Goldust Records of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
Tony Melendez is born in Rivas, Nicaragua, Central America. Although born with no arms, Melendez will carve out a successful career for himself as a singer accompanying himself on a guitar which he plays using his feet.
Young jazz saxophonist Carlos Garnett arrives in the USA, having emigrated from Panama, Central America. Within a few months he will be playing regularly at The Baby Grand club in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (1962).
Bill Haley And His Comets begin a three-week season at the Terrazzo Cafe, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the fifth night in a three-week season at The Terrazzo Cafe, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
The teen-oriented movie, Teen-age Millionaire, featuring performances by Jackie Wilson, Chubby Checker, Dion, Marv Johnson, Bill Black's Combo, Vicki Spencer and Jack Larson, is released to cinemas in Mexico. The movie had been released to most other countries during August 1961.
The Animals play in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
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Popular Hawaiian vocalist Don Ho begins a brief season of shows at The Iris Theatre, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
The Monkees play the first of two nights at the Club Forum, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Jefferson Airplane record Mexico at Pacific High Recording Studio, San Francisco, for RCA Records. The track, a protest against US President Richard Nixon's anti-drug initiatives, will be released as a single.
Bob Dylan is in Durango, Mexico, Central America, filming for the movie Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid, with Kris Kristofferson and director Sam Peckinpah.
Blues harmonica player Jeff Carp, who worked with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Paul Butterfield and others, drowns aged just 18 off Panama, in the Caribbean.
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On his Slow Train Coming tour, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at The Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
During the Nice Jazz Festival, B.B.King, Joe Williams And The Count Basie Orchestra, Panama Francis and The Savoy Sultans perform for the second of two nights in La Grand Parade Du Jazz, Cimiez, Nice, France, Europe.
On their New Jersey Syndicate Tour, Bon Jovi play the second of two nights at Estadio Tecnológico, Monterray, Mexico, North America.
The Turtle Mountain Singers record Welcome To Navajo Land in Lybrook, New Mexico, USA.
On his first Mexican tour, Dylan plays the second of two nights at the Instituto Cultural Cabanas, Guadalajara, Mexico.
On their X-Factour tour, Iron Maiden play at Auditorio Coca-Cola, Monterrey, Mexico, Central America. This show marks the end of the 138-date tour.
Lisa 'Left-Eye' Lopes of TLC dies, aged 30, when her Mitsubishi 4WD crashes near Juticalpa while on holiday in Honduras, Central America.
Wilco play in the Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, supported by The Handsome Family.
The 6th Annual LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference), a four-day event, begins at The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, New York City, USA. The conference features panels and exhibitions, concerts, parties, film and art - and for the first year, incorporates fashion and comedy elements.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in the UK and Mexico. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
John "Marmaduke" Dawson, the longtime Grateful Dead collaborator who co-wrote Friend of the Devil and played with psychedelic country group New Riders of the Purple Sage, dies from stomach cancer in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, aged 64.
Imogen Heap releases her third album, Ellipse, in the USA, Canada and Mexico.
Part of a stage being built for an Elton John concert at the world-famous Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza in Mexico, collapses during construction, injuring three workers.
On a co-headlining tour, David Gray and Ray Lamontagne play at The Opera House, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Kiss play at Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Ensiferum play at Pepper's Club, San Jose, Costa Rica.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Estadio Nacional De Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, Caribbean.
B.B. King plays at The Marina Civic Center, Panama City, Florida, USA.
Weezer, Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Gene Ween and Dave Dreiwitz, Wavves, The Antlers, Yuck, Free Energy, Boom Bip, J Mascis [solo acoustic], Lou Barlow, Keepaway, Ozma, The Nervous Wreckords, The Knocks, Sleeper Agent and Yacht Rock Revue set off on The Weezer Cruise, a five-day event on the ship Carnival Destiny, sailing from Miami, Florida, USA, to the island of Cozumel off the Gulf Coast of Mexico.
Evanescence play at The Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
On her MDNA Tour, Madonna plays the first of two nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico.
American singer Tito Torbellino is reported to have been shot dead by two gunmen while dining at a restaurant in Ciudad Obregon, in Sonora state, Mexico, North America. Torbellino specialised in a style of music called narco-corridos - a musical genre extolling the glories of the drug trade.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play the second of three nights at Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz holds a press conference at The Presidente Intercontinental Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Iggy Azalea was reported to have been seen "making out" with music producer Ljay Currie in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, North America.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays the last of three nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays at nib Stadium, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
On his 214-date 24k Magic World Tour, Bruno Mars plays the first of two nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America, supported by Bebe Rexha.