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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.
The musical comedy Chased is presented by Dix's Gaiety Company at The Opera House, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania. Also on the bill are Mr. Brown Parker, Mr. Miller Fraser and The Gallardi Sisters.
The musical comedy A Runaway Girl is presented at His Majesty's Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Johnny Devlin and The Devils, New Zealand's first major rock'n'roll act, begin a national tour in Wellington.
The Howard Morrison Quartet is featured in the first official television broadcast in New Zealand, Oceania.
The highest new entry in the Lever Hit Parade singles chart in New Zealand, Oceania, is You Don't Know What You've Got by Ral Donner, entering at No7. You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro remains at No1 for the fourth consecutive week.
The Rolling Stones play at The Civic Theatre, Invercargill, New Zealand, Oceania.
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The Dave Clark Five play at The Regent Theatre, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Oceania.
The Maori Quin Tikis play at The Four Lions, Hotel Singapura, Singapore, Asia.
The Who, The Small Faces and Paul Jones play at The Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania. Their reputation for violence at live shows has resulted in a formidable police presence, despite which mayhem erupts at the band's hotel.
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Pauly Fuemana is born in Auckland, New Zealand. He will find fame as leader of OMC, best-remembered for its worldwide 1996 hit How Bizarre.
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.
Discussing the 40% sales tax on records in New Zealand, Oceania,, Prime Minister Rob Muldoon announces, "The records sold in this country are not Kiri Te Kanawa's. They are 50 to 1 those horrible pop groups and I’m not going to take the tax off them."
The Cure play at The Theatre Royal, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
XTC play at the Town Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
Tim Finn And Friends play at The Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London, England, UK, Europe.
TV show MTV Unplugged in the USA features live acoustic performances by Crowded House and Tim Finn.
Crowded House play at The Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
A Concert For Linda, in memory of Paul McCartney's wife, Linda McCartney, takes place at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. Performers include George Michael, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Sinead O'Connor, Des'Ree, Heather Small, Johnny Marr, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Neil Finn, The Pretenders, The Duke String Quartet and Eddie Izzard.
The Finn Brothers play at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
The Finn Brothers and Mercury Rev play at The Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
Musician Chris Knox is admitted to hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, suffering from a stroke. Knox came to prominence as a rock and roll musician during the mid-70s punk rock era with his bands The Enemy and Toy Love.
Howard Morrison dies from a heart attack in his sleep, aged 74, in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Oceania. He is best-remembered as the founder and leader of New Zealand's first all-Maori pop/rock'n'roll group, The Howard Morrison Quartet.
George Benson plays in the Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Neil Diamond plays at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Incubus play at The Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Liverpool born Peter Jones, who played drums with Crowded House, dies aged 45 of brain cancer in Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Usher releases his seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself in Australia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Holland, New Zealand and Norway.
X-Factor winners Little Mix release their second single, Wings, in Australia and New Zealand.
Oakland-born blues musician Seasick Steve plays at the Mangawhai Tavern in New Zealand, Australasia.
On his Old Ideas Tour, Leonard Cohen plays the second of two nights at The TSB Arena, Wellington, New Zealand.
Okkervil River play at The Bodega, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Bowl Of Brooklands, New Plymouth, New Zealand, Oceania.
Connan Mockasin plays at The Independent, San Francisco, California, USA.
Neilsen Soundscan releases a chart of the Top ten best-selling albums in the USA for the first half of the year, with the movie soundtrack Frozen in the No1 position. Frozen is also the only album to have sold more than one million copies. The complete Top Ten is as follows : 1. Soundtrack - Frozen 2,696,000 2. Beyonce - Beyonce 702,000 3. Eric Church - The Outsiders 642,000 4. Lorde - Pure Heroine 641,000 5. Coldplay - Ghost Stories 589,000 6. Various Artists - Now 49 482,000 7. Luke Bryan - Crash My Party 455,000 8. Katy Perry - PRISM 453,000 9. Various Artists - Now 50 452,000 10. Pharrell Williams - GIRL 452,000
The Wyld (aka No Wyld) and Wyzzo play at Le Pacific Rock, Cergy, France, Europe.
Ed Sheeran's x (Multiply) tour plays the first of its 179 gigs in Osaka, Japan, Asia, and will continue through Europe, the Americas, Oceania and Asia until December 12, 2015, ending in New Zealand.
Maroon 5 release their fifth album, V, in New Zealand and in Germany, Europe.
Queen and Adam Lambert play at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
A charge of attempting to procure murder, against Phil Rudd, drummer of AC/DC, is dropped by Tauranga Crown Solicitor Greg Hollister-Jones of Tauranga, New Zealand. Charges of threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis remain to be faced.
Run The Jewels play at The Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The CBS Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna arrives onstage three hours late for the first of two nights at The Mall Of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines, Asia.
Adele plays the second of three nights at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
On their Where's My Room Tour Of Aotearoa, 2018, Neil And Liam Finn play at Barnett Hall, Piha, New Zealand, Oceania.
On his 214-date 24k Magic World Tour, Bruno Mars plays the second of four non-consecutive nights at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania, supported by Dua Lipa.
On his 214-date 24k Magic World Tour, Bruno Mars plays the first of four non-consecutive nights at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania, supported by Dua Lipa.