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Central America

Hernan Cortez, the conquistador lands in Mexico, which he will conquer for the Spanish empire, brutally slaughtering any natives who stand in his way. Neil Young will be inspired to write his 1975 song Cortez The Killer, embellishing a few historical facts with liberal lashings of his vivid imagination.
The full-length Disney animated film Song Of The South is released to cinemas in Mexico. The film includes several memorable songs, notably Zip-a-dee Doo-Dah, sung by James Baskett.
The New York Times publishes a news item about twenty-eight migrant farm workers who died the previous day when the plane in which they were being deported back to Mexico, crashed at Los Gatos Canyon, 20 miles west of Coalinga, California, USA. When Woody Guthrie reads the report, he will be struck by the fact that none of the Mexicans are named, although the crew of the plane are. Guthrie is then inspired to write his song Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos).
Rising black American soprano Dorothy Maynor, gives a concert at the Lux Theatre, Bellavista, Panama City, Panama.
Frank Sinatra acts as best man when music promoter Lee Gordon marries dancer and model Arlene Topfer in Acapulco, Mexico, Central America.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the second night in a three-week season at The Terrazzo Cafe, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the fourth night in a three-week season at The Terrazzo Cafe, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the last night in their three-week season at The Terrazzo Cafe, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Chubby Checker plays the fourth of ten nights at the National Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Having been arrested the previous day on charges of smuggling drugs into the USA from Mexico, Johnny Cash is transferred from El Paso County Jail to the Federal Courthouse, where he is given a $1000 fine and receives a 30-day suspended sentence.
The movie Hootenanny Hoot is released to cinemas in Mexico, North America. The movie is a spin-off from the recent folk music revival, and features appearances by Johnny Cash, The Brothers Four, Sheb Wooley, Judy Henske, George Hamilton IV, Joe And Eddie and more.
Fantasy-horror movie The Lost Continent is released to cinemas in Mexico, North America. Generally undistinguished, it is of interest to music fans for a substantial role played by English folk, pop and rock singer Dana Gillespie.
José José represents Mexico in an international song festival, the Latin Song Festival II, in the Teatro Ferrocarrilero in Mexico City, Mexico, North America. His performance of the song El Triste elicits tears, standing ovations, expressions of amazement and cheers from the judges and spectators, despite which he only takes third place. Neverthless, this performance giveS Jose Jose his first major break as a popular artist.
Black Sabbath’s current North American tour ends with the second of two nights at Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Darina Márquez Uribe is born in Hidalgo, Pachuca, Mexico. She will achieve success as pop singer/songwriter Darina.
The Rolling Stones fly to Mexico, North America, to make videos for She Was Hot and Too Much Blood.
During the Nice Jazz Festival, B.B.King, Joe Williams And The Count Basie Orchestra, Panama Francis and The Savoy Sultans perform for the first of two nights in La Grand Parade Du Jazz, Cimiez, Nice, France, Europe.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie, plays at Paolo Soleri Amphitheater, Santa fe, New Mexico, USA.
Bandleader, musician and actor Teddy Stauffer dies aged 82 in Acapulco, Mexico, Central America. He was known as Germany's "swing-king" of the 1930s.
While staying in Mexico City during his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson has a meeting with the President of Mexico, Carlos Salinas de Gortari.
Coldplay play at The Albuquerque Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
A gig by The Rasmus, scheduled for today at Mexico City's 10,000 capacity Auditorio Nacional is cancelled because of concerns arising from the outbreak of swine flu.
Rodrigo y Gabriela, with their guest Robert Trujillo of Metallica, play at The White House in Washington DC, USA, for the President and Mrs. Obama and their guests the Mexican President Felipe Hinojosa and the First Lady of Mexico Margarita Zavala.
Heavy rock band Korn announce that they will boycott BP products on their upcoming tour to protest against the company's failure to control their environmentally disastrous oil leak into the Gulf of Mexico.
During a two-hour-long telethon in the USA to raise funds for the Gulf Of Mexico in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill, Sting performs his song Fragile, and dedicates it to: 'All the people in the Gulf who have lost their livelihoods, and all the animals and birds, and to remember our ecology is very fragile.' Manning the phones are celebrities including Ke$ha, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Randy Jackson, Nicole Richie and Kathy Griffin.
Linkin Park release their fourth studio album, A Thousand Suns, in the UK, Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and most of Europe (excluding Hungary and Poland).
It is announced that, one week after licensing their music for download exclusively via iTunes, The Beatles have sold more than 2m tracks and 450,000 albums digitally worldwide.
On their Hurricane tour, 30 Seconds To Mars play the second of two nights at The Jose Cuervo Salon, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
On their Final Frontier World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays in The Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays at The Estadio Tres de Marzo, Guadalajara, Mexico, Central America.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays at Auditorio Banamex, Monterrey, Mexico, Central America.
Morrissey plays at Teatro Diana, Guadalajara, Mexico, North America.
On the We Own The Night tour, Selena Gomez And The Scene play at Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Evanescence play at Auditorio Telmex, Zapopan, Mexico, Central America.
Usher releases his seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself in The USA, Canada, Mexico, Spain and Italy.
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the first of two nights at Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Central America.
On her MDNA Tour, Madonna plays the first of two nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico.
Motorhead play at The Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Motorhead play at Explanada VFG, Guadalajara, Mexico, Central America.
Lady Gaga is a bridesmaid at her best friend Bo O'Connor's wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, North America.
Revered flamenco-jazz guitarist Paco de Lucia dies aged 66 in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. He is reported to have died of a heart attack while playing with his children on a beach.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play the first of three nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
On the Latin American leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at Estadio Cementos Progreso, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America, supported by Metal Requiem.
Phish play at Barcelo Maya Beach, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America.
When Blake Shelton headlines Luke Bryan's four-day 2017 Crash My Playa event in Riviera Maya, Mexico, North America, he is unexpectedly joined onstage by his girlfriend Gwen Stefani, who performs Footloose and Hella Good.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays at Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Monterrey, Mexico, North America.
On their WorldWired tour, Metallica play the first of three nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America, supported by Iggy Pop.
On their 135-date Wonderful Wonderful tour, The Killers play at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
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