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Musical comedy The Toreador is presented by Pollard's Opera Company at The Opera House, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania. According to the advertisement in the New Zealand Herald, "If you are an admirer of delightful music, Catchy Airs, Irresistible Funniosities, Exhilarating dances, Lovely dress and splendid ensemble" the show will meet with your approval.
Pollard's Opera Company presents the musical comedy The Messenger Boy at The Theatre Royal, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
The musical play The Thirty Thieves is presented at The Theatre Royal, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
The Imperial Mandolin, Banjo and Guitar Orchestra, a 30-piece ensemble, plays at The YMCA, Auckland, New Zealand.
The New English Musical Comedy Company is presenting the musical show - High Jinks at Her Majesty's Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Charles Turu Tumahai is born in Orakei, Auckland City, New Zealand. He is best-remembered as Charlie Tumahai, bassist of 70s prog-rock band Be Bop Deluxe.
George Wilder, said to be New Zealand's greatest-ever prison escaper, makes the first of his daring escapes by scaling the 10m high wall of New Plymouth Prison. He will remain at liberty for 65 days, during which he will capture the attention of the New Zealand public when newspapers report several hair-raising escapes from the officers tasked with his capture. The Howard Morrison Quartet will be inspired by Wilder's exploits to write their controversial hit song The Wild(er) New Zealand Boy, a parody of the folk song The Wild Colonial Boy. Despite being banned by New Zealand's state owned broadcasters, The Wild(er) New Zealand Boy will go immediately to No1 in the charts and remain on top for ten weeks.
The Top Eight Singles on the Lever Hit Parade in New Zealand, Oceania, on this day, is as follows :

1. I Like It - Gerry And The Pacemakers

2. Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis

3. Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto

4. Easier Said Than Done - The Essex

5. Blue On Blue - Bobby Vinton

6. Atlantis - The Shadows

7. Do You Want To Know a Secret - Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas

8. Surf City - Jan And Dean

Confessin' by Frank Ifield reaches No1 in the Lever Hit Parade, New Zealand, Oceania, for the first of two weeks.
The Beatles play the first of two nights at The Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand.
NEW ZEALAND'S (LEVER HIT PARADE) SINGLE CHART FOR January 6,1966 The Level Hit Parade Singles chart in New Zealand for this day is as follows :

TW LW Song - Artist

1 1 Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds

2 2 A Lover's Concerto - The Toys

3 3 Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out - The Beatles

4 4 England Swings - Roger Miller

5 5 Get Off Of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones

6 6 1-2-3 -Len Barry

7 7 Yesterday Man - Chris Andrews

8 8 Let's Hang On - The Four Seasons

Sadie (The Cleaning Lady) by Johnny Farnham reaches No1 in the Go Set National Top 40 Singles chart in New Zealand, Oceania.
Bob Dylan spends the last of three days with Ra Aranga, a Maori woman with whom he has been enjoying an affair since his current tour arrived in New Zealand.
When The Cure play the first of two nights at the Mainstreet Cabaret, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania, their wild behaviour causes problems with the management of their hotel and the band is obliged to move elsewhere.
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On his Serious Moonlight tour, David Bowie plays to an audience of over 80,000 people, at Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania. It will enter the record books as the largest single concert ever held in the Southern Hemisphere.
Queen fly from London to Auckland to prepare for their first ever shows in New Zealand, Oceania.
Bryan Adams, Crowded House, Extreme, Lou Reed, Luka Bloom, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Scabs, The Smashing Pumpkins and Urban Dance Squad play at Torhout Festival, Festivalweide, Torhout, Belgium, Europe.
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Bryan Adams, Crowded House, Extreme, Lou Reed, Luka Bloom, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Scabs, The Smashing Pumpkins and Urban Dance Squad play at Rock Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
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Billy Bragg plays at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Mutton Birds.
Daniel Bedingfield is badly injured in a road accident while driving his Cherokee Jeep in Whangarei, New Zealand, Oceania, about 100 kilometres north of Auckland, during a visit to his family over Christmas.
Kid Krupa, guitarist with hit-making Scottish band The Revillos, dies of complications arising from diabetes. Krupa also worked with Tim Finn, Roger Daltrey, Del Amitri, Bonnie Tyler and Shakin' Stevens.
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Former Split Enz/Crowded House drummer Paul Hester is found dead in Elsternwick Park, near his home in Melbourne, Australia, Oceania, having hung himself from a tree.
The Live8 Concert in Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, features Wet Wet Wet, Annie Lennox, Texas, Travis, The Proclaimers, Dido, Snow Patrol, The Zutons, Natasha and Daniel Bedingfield, The Thrills, Jamie Cullum and Ronan Keating.
The Finn Brothers and Mercury Rev play at Hamer Hall – The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oceania.
Rockferry by Duffy reaches No1 in the New Zealand albums chart.
Whatcha Say, the debut single by Jason Derulo reaches No1 in the New Zealand Singles Chart.
Lady Gaga lands at Auckland International Airport in New Zealand, Oceania, ahead of her two concerts at the Vector Arena in Auckland. Minutes after touching down she fires off a Tweet stating that she can't wait to 'perform the show of a lifetime'.
Need You Now, the second studio album by country-rock trio Lady Antebellum reaches No1 in the RIANZ Albums Chart in New Zealand, Oceania.
It is reported that, according to the IFPI's annual Recording Industry In Numbers report, global recorded music revenues fell by 8.4% in 2010.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at Trust Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand.
M. Ward releases his seventh studio album, A Wasteland Companion, in Australia and New Zealand.
Seasick Steve plays at the Mangawhai Tavern in New Zealand, Australasia.
The Datsuns play at Galatos, Auckland, New Zealand.
Lady Antebellum release their fourth studio album, Golden, in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
On his Old Ideas Tour, Leonard Cohen plays the second of two nights at The TSB Arena, Wellington, New Zealand.
Franz Ferdinand release a new single Fresh Strawberries, as a digital download in Australia and New Zealand.
Lana Del Rey releases a new single, West Coast, as a digital download on Universal Music Group in Belgium, France, Finalnd, Luxembourg, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.
Iggy Azalea releases her debut album The New Classic in Australia and New Zealand.
Connan Mockasin plays at The Independent, San Francisco, California, USA.
A BBCtv-funded all-star rendition of The Beach Boys classic God Only Knows is aired for the first time at 8.00pm in the UK. This new performance features Brian Wilson (the song’s writer) Sir Elton John, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Jake Bugg, Lorde, Emeli Sandé, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith, Florence Welch, Chrissie Hynde, Brian May, Dave Grohl, Alison Balsom, Martin James Bartlett, Danielle de Niese, Nicola Benedetti, Eliza Carthy, Baaba Maal, Jamie Cullum, Jaz Dhami, the BBC’s Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Katie Derham, Gareth Malone and Jools Holland. They are joined by the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
On his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays the last of three nights at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
The music biopic Get On Up, based on the life of James Brown, opens at cinemas in New Zealand.
AC/DC play the final show of their Rock Or Bust World tour, at Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
On his 214-date 24k Magic World Tour, Bruno Mars plays the last of four non-consecutive nights at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania, supported by Dua Lipa.
On his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays the second of three days at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand, Oceania, supported by Six60 and Mitch James.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On his No More Tours II tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania, supported by Judas Priest.
The Cavemen play at The Bunkhouse, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Cavemen play at The Music Box, Mobile, Alabama, USA.