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Fred Gaisberg, sometimes described as the first A+R man, visits The Classic Theatre in Calcutta, India, Asia, where he sees "a brass orchestra of about fourteen band instruments, including tambouras or drums." Gaisberg is, at this time, travelling around the world in search of musical artists to record for The Gramophone Company in London, England, UK, Europe.
British record producer and composer Norrie Paramor is born in London, UK. He will become particularly well known for his lengthy working association with Cliff Richard at EMI Records.
Norrie Paramor is born in London, UK. Although best-known as a record producer and composer working with Cliff Richard at EMI Records, Paramor learned his craft by playing piano and doing arrangements for London dance bands, working with Maurice Winnick's Orchestra, Noel Coward, Mantovani, Jack Buchanan and Harrry Gold And His Pieces Of Eight.
Bing Crosby records I Might Be Your Once In A While, Indian Summer, More I Cannot Wish You, The Loneliness Of Evening and Let Me Look At You for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Popular Punjabi singer Kuldeep Manak is born in Jalal, Bathinda district, East Punjab, India, ASia.
The Biggest Show Of Stars 1960 Winter Edition package tour plays at the Armory, Kentucky, USA. Acts on the bill include Freddy Cannon, Clyde McPhatter, The Clovers, Bobby Rydell, Johnny And The Hurricanes, The Isley Brothers, The Crests, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Sammy Turner and Linda Laurie.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the first night in a week of shows at The Empire, Glasgow, Scotland.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the first of six nights at The Lyceum, Sheffield, UK.
Cliff Richard secures his third UK No1 single with Please Don't Tease, a song chosen from a selection played to an audience of fan club members who then voted for their favourite.
Cliff Richard's regular fifteen minute Sunday evening Radio Luxembourg series, Me And My Shadows, is broadcast in the UK.
UK pop idol Cliff Richard buys himself an American car - a new Ford Thunderbird - from Lex Garages, Lexington Street, London, UK.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows play to an all-white audience at The Colosseum, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Cliff Richard And The Shadows record When I Grow Too Old To Dream at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the second night in a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the eighteenth night in a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Having completed a success tour of Australia and New Zealand, Cliff Richard returns home to the UK.
Cliff Richard is given an award as the UK's Showbusiness Personality Of The Year in the Savoy Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe.
During filming of his latest movie, Summer Holiday, in Greece, Cliff Richard and various cast members charter a boat to visit the island of Hydra.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows fly back from London to the USA to continue a tour.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single It'll Be Me by Cliff Richard and The Shadows.
When weekly UK pop music paper The New Musical Express (NME) publishes its list of Britain's most successful artists, based on chart placings during the previous year, the Top 5 are as follows:
  1. The Beatles
  2. Cliff Richard
  3. The Shadows
  4. Gerry And The Pacemakers
  5. Frank Ifield
Cliff Richard And The Shadows' tour plays at The Hippodrome, Birmingham, UK.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows' tour plays at The Odeon, Nottingham, UK.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Cliff Richard is in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, recording Where Is Your Heart, Why Don't They Understand and other tracks.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows continue with their season at The Palladium Theatre, London, England, UK.
Private companies owned by UK pop stars Cliff Richard and Frank Ifield are bought by Constellation Investments, earning the two stars £474,000 between them.
The Minute You're Gone by Cliff Richard enters the UK's NME Top Thirty singles chart at No25.
At the start of a lengthy string of dates that will take him through to December, Indian sarod virtuoso Aashish Khan (aka Ashish Khan) plays at The University Of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Ravi Shankar plays at The Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Eurovision Song Contest entry Congratulations by Cliff Richard reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
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A Man Without Love by Engelbert Humperdinck is awarded a Silver Disc in the UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard releases a new album, All My Love, in Canada on Capitol Records.
The documentary Monterey Pop, directed by D. A. Pennebaker, is released to cinemas in the USA. The film is an account of the Monterey Pop Festival, and features live footage of The Mamas And The Papas, Canned Heat, Simon And Garfunkel, Hugh Masekela, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Animals, The Who, Country Joe and the Fish, Otis Redding, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Ravi Shankar.
Linda Viera Caballero is born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Caribbean. She will find success as the popular singer La India.
The thirteen-day long 1983 WOMAD Festival begins at The ICA, London, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing over the course of the whole event include The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, The Durutti Column, Peter Hammill, Misty In Roots, Dick Gaughan, 23 Skidoo, Kanda Bongo Man, Test Dept., Rip Rig and Panic, Frank Chickens, Gaspar Lawal, The Marine Girls, Jah Wobble And The Invaders Of The Heart, Shikisha, The Malopoets, David Cunningham And Peter Gordon, Orchestra Jazira, Ritwik Sanyal, Ekome Dance Company, Dr Masateru Ando, Lakshmi Jayan, Dartington Gamelan Orchestra, Scream and Dance, Yoshi Kazu Iwamoto, Aboriginal Artists, Budha Dhitya Makharjee, Boroughloch, Amadu Jobareth, Sadi Al Hadithi and Remo Schka.
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Cliff Richard plays the first of five nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard plays the last of five nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
In an unlikely blending of talents, Cliff Richard enters Battery Studios in London, England, UK, Europe, with reggae band Aswad as his producers. They cut one song, Share A Dream, on which Aswad also acts as Cliff's backing band.
Engelbert Humperdinck plays at Meadowbrook Music Festival, Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA.
Iron Maiden begin their Somewhere Back In Time tour at The Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai, India, Asia.
Jamaica's four day long Jazz and Blues Festival begins in Montego Bay, Jamaica, featuring Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Cassandra Wilson.
Maroon 5 release their third LP, Hands All Over, on Universal Music in India and China, Asia.
German modern jazz quintet Jazzkomplott play at Ficci Auditorium, Delhi, India.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays at The FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa.
It is reported that Sir Cliff Richard has accepted a payout from South Yorkshire Police after demanding "substantial damages" over the force disclosing his private information to the BBC. The payout related to a police raid at Sir Cliff's apartment in Sunningdale, Berkshire, after he was accused of a sex offence against a boy under 16 dating back to 1985.