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The West India Regiment Band plays a concert in The Palace Theatre, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies.
Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh is born in Gujranwala, Punjab, India [now Pakistan]. She will enjoy a successful career a singer and actress in Indian films in the 40s and 50s, popularly known by her first name, Suraiya.
Brian Auger, organist/leader of Brian Auger's Trinity is born in Bihar, India.
Gerry Lockran is born in Yeotmal, India, Asia. He will find success as a folk/blues singer and songwriter after moving to London, England, UK, Europe, in the mid-1950s.
Jazz critic Steve Race writes a feature in UK pop music weekly Melody Maker celebrating what he believes to be the demise of rock'n'roll. When teenager Ian Samwell reads it, he is angered and inspired to write the song Move It, which will become the first genuine British rock'n'roll hit, sung by Cliff Richard.
Jazz critic Steve Race writes a feature in UK pop music weekly Melody Maker celebrating what he believes to be the demise of rock'n'roll. When teenager Ian Samwell reads it, he is inspired to write the song Move It, which will become the first genuine British rock'n'roll hit, sung by Cliff Richard.
Move It by Cliff Richard is released in the USA on Capitol Records.
Cliff Richard is voted Best British Male Vocalist of 1959 on UK tv show Cool For Cats.
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.
The Biggest Show Of Stars 1960 Winter Edition package tour plays at Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, 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 Coventry Theatre, Coventry, UK.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the fifth night in a week of shows at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, UK.
Cliff Richard's fifteen minute Sunday evening Radio Luxembourg series, Me And My Shadows, is broadcast in the UK.
Cliff Richard records Michelle and Now's the Time To Fall In Love, at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Cliff Richard is the featured guest on UK radio show Desert Island Discs.
The highest new entry in the UK pop singles chart published by the NME [New Musical Express] is Theme For A Dream by Cliff Richard, entering at No21
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the sixth night in a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
During a tour of the Far East, Cliff Richard and The Shadows are involved in a moment of drama when their plane makes two unsuccessful attempts to land at a fog-bound Singapore airport.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows play at The Lonsdale, Carlisle, UK.
Cliff Richard is given an award as the UK's Showbusiness Personality Of The Year in the Savoy Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe.
Newly released singles reviewed in today's edition of UK pop weekly NME [New Musical Express], include Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley, Last Night Was Made For Love by Billy Fury, I'm Looking Out The Window by Cliff Richard and Quando Quando Quando by PatBoone.
The EP The Young Ones by Cliff Richard And The Shadows reaches No1 in the UK's EP Chart.
Cliff Richard's backing band The Shadows fly from the UK to Greece, Europe, to join their boss in filming the pop movie Summer Holiday.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows are on location in Greece filming the movie, Summer Holiday.
Cliff Richard is in the Canary Islands, Spain, Europe, continuing with the filming of his next movie, Wonderful Life.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows continue with their season at The Palladium Theatre, London, UK.
Sway by Cliff Richard And The Shadows peaks at No2 in the pop singles chart in Israel, Asia.
Cliff Richard records Wonderful World, High And Dry and Do You Remember in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard attends The Valentines Awards ceremony held by UK pop weekly Disc, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard is playing during a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles renounce their association with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as 'a public mistake'.
The Beatles are recording Sexy Sadie in London, England, UK. Europe. The song is inspired by the alleged inappropriate amourous advances to women made by celebrity guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi while the group stayed with him on his ashram in Rishikesh, India, Asia.
The Rada Krishna Temple release a single, Hare Krishna Mantra, in the UK on Apple Records. George Harrison of The Beatles plays harmonium and guitar on the track.
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Wilson Pickett, Amen Corner, Don Partridge and Peter Sarstedt appear live on UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
Cliff Richard releases a new single, The Big Ship, in the UK on Columbia Records.
Cliff Richard enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with Devil Woman, which will become his biggest hit in America.
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 releases his 90th single, Please Don't Fall In Love/Too Close To Heaven, on EMI Records in the UK. It will peak at No.7 in the charts.
Cliff Richard releases his 100th single, The Best Of Me, which goes on to become his 26th Top 3 entry in 30 years.
Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Cliff Richard, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Status Quo and Elton John play in a charity show at Knebworth Park, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, UK. The event is a Knebworth Festival-benefit for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Center and the BPI's Brit School for the Performing Arts.
Jamaica's four day long Jazz and Blues Festival begins in Montego Bay, Jamaica, featuring Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Cassandra Wilson.
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].
Bombay Bicycle Club play at Bikini, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
Bombay Bicycle Club play at The O2 Academy, Brixton, London, UK. A video for their upcoming single, Come To, is filmed during the gig.
Yanni plays at The White Orchid Convention Center, Bangalore, India.
Linkin Park release their sixth album, The Hunting Party, on Warner Bros/Machine Shop Recordings in Australia, Germany, India, The Netherlands and Switzerland.
Sir Cliff Richard attends the High Court in London, England, UK, Europe, for the start of a court case in which he is suing the BBC over coverage of a police raid at his apartment in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in August 2014 following an allegation of sexual assault, said to have taken place in 1985.
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