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Central America

Popular accordionist and recording artist Narciso Martinez, known as El Huracan Del Valle, is born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Central America.
Jelly Roll Morton's Seven record Sweet Substitute, Panama, Good Old New York and Big Lip Blues for Commodore Records in New York City, USA.
Birth of Dan Peek in Panama City, Florida, USA. He will grow up to become a member of internationally successful soft-rock trio America.
Luis Fernando Allende Arenas is born in Mexico City, Mexico, North America. He will find success as singer, actor, painter, film producer and film director Fernando Allende.
Xavier Quijas Yxayotl is born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, North America. He will pursue a career as a performer and recording artist in Native American-influenced music.
Buddy Holly and The Crickets record Words Of Love at producer Norman Petty's recording studio in Clovis, New Mexico, USA.
Lloyd Price plays in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
The musical comedy movie Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday, opens at cinemas in Colombia, South America.
Nat King Cole, accompanied by The Ralph Carmichael Orchestra, records La Feria De Las Flores, Guadalajara and La Golondrina for Capitol Records in Mexico City, 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 continue with their 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 third of ten nights at The National Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Chubby Checker plays the last of ten nights at the National Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Steve Cordova is born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. He will play drums in the bands Fear Of God and Savage Wisdom.
The Outer Limits release Don't Need You No More backed with Walkin' Away, on Goldust Records of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
Beat Generation icon Neal Cassady, an associate of The Grateful Dead, is found in a coma on the railroad tracks between San Miguel de Allende and Celaya in Mexico. He dies later in the day. The previous day, having consumed some seconals and alcohol, he had set out to walk along the railroad in driving rain. His life and death will inspire several songs including Jack And Neal (1977) by Tom Waits, Styrofoam Plates (2001) by Death Cab For Cutie, Neal Cassady Drops Dead (2014) by Morrissey, Neal Cassady (1989) by The Washington Squares.
Gloria de Los Angeles Treviño Ruiz is born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, North America. She will find international success as Gloria Trevi, aka The Mexican Madonna.
On his Slow Train Coming tour, Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at The Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Arriving in Mexico City, Mexico, North America, to begin filming Caveman, Ringo Starr is strip-searched by customs officers.
Claudia Brucken, vocalist of German band Propaganda, gets married in Acapulco, Mexico, North America, to Paul Morley, rock journalist and director of ZTT Records.
Outside the Papal Nuncio's residence in Panama City, Panama, Central America, US military forces begin Operation Nifty Package, a psychological warfare tactic aimed at demoralising besieged General Manuel Noriega until he surrenders to them. The tactic includes playing such tracks as I Fought The Law by The Clash and Panama by Van Halen at extremely high volumes through loudspeakers pointing at the residence.
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Besieged General Manuel Noriega surrenders to the US military forces who have been blasting his refuge in the Papal Nuncio's residence in Panama City, Panama, Central America, with high volume rock music in a psychological warfare technique aimed at demoralising him. The tactic, known as Operation Nifty Package, included playing such tracks as I Fought The Law by The Clash and Panama by Van Halen at extremely high volumes through loudspeakers pointing at the residence.
The First Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference takes place in The Hyatt Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA.
Chicago play at Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico.
While preparing for the next gigs in his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson is staying in his suite of rooms on the 42nd floor of the Hotel President Stouffer, Mexico City, Mexico.
Michael Jackson, reportedly addicted to painkillers, is smuggled out of Mexico to an English clinic with help from his actress chum Liz Taylor.
Iron Maiden come to the end of their The X Factour Tour with a show at Auditorio Coca Cola, Monterrey, Mexico, North America.
Three hundred and twenty eight fans are injured at a free open air concert by the rock/hip-hop group Cafe Tacuba in the main square of Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
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.
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.
Country-rock trio Lady Antebellum release their second studio album, Need You Now, in Brazil and Mexico.
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.
On the third leg of his Twisted Road tour, Neil Young plays at the Marina Civic Center, Panama City, Florida, USA.
Katy Perry launches her new perfume, Purr, in Mexico, with an event Mexico City.
Lady Gaga holds a promotional event for her imminent album Born This Way in Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
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Bono of U2 celebrates his birthday at a restaurant in Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
On his My World tour, Justin Bieber plays the second of two nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays a free concert at Monumento a la Revolucion, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Evanescence play at Auditorio Telmex, Zapopan, Mexico, Central America.
Bob Dylan plays in Auditorio Banamex, Monterrey, Mexico, Central America.
Bob Dylan plays in The Telmex Auditorium, Guadalajara, Mexico, Central America.
On her MDNA Tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico.
Tool, Primus and Puscifer play at Parque Takilhsukut, Papantla de Olarte, Mexico, North America.
Bjork's documentary, Biophilia Live, begins a series of international premieres with a showing at Bio Paradas, Reykjavik, Iceland, Europe. Subsequent sceenings will take place at Moscow's 360° Contemporary Science Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro's Festival do Rio, Panama City's Biomuseo and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, to name but a few.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Teatro Banamex, Monterray, Mexico.
Phish play at Barcelo Maya Beach, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America.
On their 135-date Wonderful Wonderful tour, The Killers play at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
On their 135-date Wonderful Wonderful tour, The Killers play at Corona Capital, Guadalajara, Mexico, North America.
On their Villains World Tour, Queens Of The Stone Age play at the Pal Norte Festival, Monterrey, Mexico, North America.
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