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Albert Ronald Ross is born in in Calcutta, India. He will find fame, after a move to the United Kingdom, as jazz baritone sax player Ronnie Ross.
Lakshminarayana Shankar is born in Madras, India. He will win international acclaim as violinist, singer and composer L.Shankar, recording and performing as a solo artist and with the acoustic fusion group Shakti.
Cliff Richard And The Drifters play at The Granada, Mansfield, UK, supported by Chas McDevitt, The Betty Smith Quintet, The Four Jones Boys and Jimmy Tarbuck.
Cliff Richard And The Drifters play at The Empire, Finsbury Park, London, UK, supported by The Five Dallas Boys, Billy Dainty and others.
Living Doll by Cliff Richard And The Drifters (later re-named The Shadows) enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No1.
EMI Records present UK teen idol Cliff Richard with the one millionth pressing of his single Living Doll.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows, Al Saxon, Peter Elliott, Roy Young, The Four Jays, The Landis Brothers, Tony Marsh and The Tony Allen Group play at The Gaumont, Bradford, UK.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the fifth night in a week of shows at The Empire, Glasgow, Scotland.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows play a benefit concert at Cheshunt Secondary School, Cheshunt, UK, in support of the local youth club.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the fourth night in a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard is given an award as the UK's Showbusiness Personality Of The Year in the Savoy Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe.
UK pop paper Melody Maker publishes its 1962 Awards which include Best Male Singer - Cliff Richard; Female Singer - Helen Shapiro; Instrumentalist - Acker Bilk; vocal group - The Springfields [including Dusty Springfield]; disc jockey - David Jacobs.
Cliff Richard appears on tv's Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in New York City, USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play at The Grand, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard releases a new single, It's All In the Game, on Columbia/EMI Records in the UK.
It is announced that the latest Cliff Richard movie, Summer Holiday, will be released in the USA at the end of October.
Cliff Richard releases a new EP, Lucky Lips, in the UK on EMI Records.
Following his arrest the previous day in a gents toilet in Madras Place, London, England, UK, Europe, famed British record producer Joe Meek is charged with 'importuning for an immoral purpose' at Clerkenwell Magistrates Court. Meek is found guilty and fined £15.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows are in the Canary Islands working on the film Wonderful Life.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows' tour plays at The ABC, Exeter, UK.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows' tour plays at The Odeon, Nottingham, UK.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows set off on a two-week tour of Scandinavia.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows pre-record a tv special for the ATV network in the UK.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows star in their own tv special (the second of three) on ATV in the UK.
Cliff Richard has a recording session for his album Kinda Latin in Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe, during which he records The Girl From Ipanema and three other latin-flavoured songs.
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The Beatles sign a contract to represent the BBC and Britain, on Our World, the world's first live television satellite link-up, which will be be seen by approximately 400 million people across five continents.
Instrumental parts for the song The Inner Light by George Harrison of The Beatles are recorded at EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India, Asia.
Prudence Farrow, along with her actress sister, Mia Farrow, travels with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from New York City, USA, to India, Asia, where she begins studying the Maharishi's transcendental meditation techniques at his Ashram in Rishikesh. When The Beatles arrive at the ashram in mid-February, they notice that Prudence has become obsessed by her meditative practice, and virtually never leaves her room. John Lennon and George Harrison of The Beatles undertake to help her return to something closer to normality. Inspired by her dilemma, Lennon writes the song Dear Prudence, encouraging her to realise that there is more to life than meditation.
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Buddy Rich And Alla Rakha (with Paul Horn on flute) record Khanda Kafi, Duet In Dadra, Rangeela, Nagma E Raksh and Tal Sawari, for World Pacific Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
I'll Love You Forever Today by Cliff Richard (from the soundtrack of his movie Two A Penny) enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No27 during a six-week run. The b-side is Cliff's cover of the Neil Diamond composition Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon.
Ravi Shankar headlines the 1968 Summer Of Stars show at The Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? by Peter Sarstedt reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Folk singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt appears on UK tv series The Joe Brown Show.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows play at The Odeon, Birmingham, UK.
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 is playing during four nights at The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Amnesty International Human Rights Tour, featuring Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Peter Gabriel, arrives at The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India, Asia.
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On his HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson arrives at Mumbai airport in India, where he is greeted by actress Sonali Bendre, who puts the traditional Hindu "tilak" mark on his forehead.
Radio deejay Tony Blackburn is suspended by British station Classic Gold Digital for playing songs by 50s and 60s pop idol Cliff Richard which is against station policy.
The Giovanni Guidi Trio, MST-Murcoff, Talvin Singh And Eric Truffaz, the Ranjit Barot Group featuring Tim Garland And Dominique Di Piazza play in the Jazz Utsav 10 Festival at NCPA, Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, Mumbai, India.
Larry Carlton, Gumbo and Mari Kvien Brunvoll play in the Jazz Utsav 10 Festival at NCPA, Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, Mumbai, India.
The organisers of a Metallica gig, scheduled for last Friday in Delhi, India, are arrested on charges of fraud. The show was cancelled because of a damaged safety barrier in front of the stage. After hearing the news, dozens of angry fans raided the stage and vandalised equipment.
Despite having died in 1977, Elvis Presley tops a newly-released chart of the all-time best-selling solo artists in the UK, with combined sales of over 21.7m. The chart, compiled from statistics collected by The Official Charts Company, shows Cliff Richard in second place [21.5m] with Michael Jackson in third place [15.5m].
A feature in the influential Forbes magazine predicts that streaming will become the primary way that most people consume their music.
Jerry Dammers' Spatial A.K.A. Orchestra (and Reggae Ensemble) with special guests Cornell Campbell, Neville Staple, Rico Rodriguez and more, play at The Barbican, London, England, UK.
Stevie Wonder and India Arie attend the Dinner For Equality co-hosted by Patricia Arquette and Marc Benioff in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
IFPI, the organisation representing the recorded music industry worldwide, releases its Music Listening 2019 report, which examines how music consumers aged 16-64 engage with recorded music across 21 countries. Highlights of the report include :

1. Music listening is up. Respondents typically spend 18 hours per week listening to music – up from 17.8 hours in 2018. This equates to about 2.6 hours – or the equivalent of listening to 52 three-minute songs – daily.

2. 54% of people identify as 'loving' or being 'fanatical' about music. Among 16-24-year-olds, this rises to 63%.

3. Older age groups are increasingly using audio streaming services. 64% of all respondents accessed a music streaming service in the past month – up by about 7% over 2018. The highest rate of growth for engagement is in the 35-64-year-old age group, of which 54% accessed a music streaming service in the past month, up 8% on 2018.

4. Copyright infringement remains a challenge for the music ecosystem. 27% of all those surveyed used unlicensed methods to listen to or obtain music in the past month, while 23% used illegal stream ripping services – the leading form of music piracy.
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