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New Zealand

The Dix Gaiety Company continues its programme of refined vaudeville at The Alhambra Theatre, Otago, New Zealand.
Pollard's Opera Company presents the musical comedy The Messenger Boy at The Theatre Royal, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
The "Popular London Society Entertainer" Clifford Walker is performing his Humourous Musical Sketches in the Choral Hall, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
The Grand Opening Night of His Majesty's Theatre in Dunedin, New Zealand, Oceania, features a performance of the musical comedy A Runaway Girl.
A musical variety show starring The Fullers is playing at The Alhambra Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand, Oceania.
Sheet music for The Countess Waltz, composed by Clarice Brabazon, is presented free with today's edition of The New Zealand Graphic nowspaper in New Zealand.
Chris Knox is born in New Zealand. He will find success as a rock and roll musician during the mid-70s punk rock era with his bands The Enemy and Toy Love.
Mark John Hough is born in Harold Wood, Essex, England, UK, Europe. After moving to New Zealand, Oceania, he will find success as Buster Stiggs, drummer with Suburban Reptiles, The Swingers and (briefly) Models.
The Howard Morrison Quartet is featured in the first official television broadcast in New Zealand, Oceania.
Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean reaches No1 in the Lever Hit Parade Singles Chart in New Zealand, Oceania
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.
Peter Jones is born in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. He will find worldwide fame in 1994 when he joins Crowded House as their drummer.
The Top Five Singles in the Lever Hit Parade in New Zealand, Oceania, on this day are as follows :


2. Sweets For My Sweet - The Searchers

3. Blowin' In The Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary

4. Candy Girl - The Four Seasons

5. Bad To Me - Billy J.Kramer And The Dakotas

Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, The Surfaris, Paul And Paula and The Joy Boys play in The Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand.
Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, The Surfaris, Paul And Paula and The Joy Boys play in The Founders Hall, Hamilton, New Zealand.
The Rolling Stones fly from Australia to New Zealand.
The Dave Clark Five play at The Regent Theatre, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Oceania.
P.J. Proby plays at Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
Jacqueline Daltrey, wife of The Who's singer Roger Daltrey, sues for divorce. On the other side of the world, The Who, The Small Faces and Paul Jones, play at The Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
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The Top Ten Singles in New Zealand on this date are :

1. Daydream Believer - The Monkees

2. Hello Goodbye … The Beatles

3. She's A Rainbow … Rolling Stones

4. World … The Bee Gees

5. Dear Eloise … The Hollies

6. Tin Soldier … Small Faces

7. Kitty … Cat Stevens

8. Love Is All Around … The Troggs

9. Neon Rainbow … The Box Tops

10. Sons And Lovers … Paul Jones

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 releases a new single, Heart Of Mine/Let It Be Me, on CBS Records in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Italy and The Netherlands.
Elton John is awarded a gold disc in New Zealand, Oceania, for for his album Jump Up.
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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Neil Finn of Crowded House throws his brother Tim out of the band during their first gig at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Savage and Soulja Boy Tell'em reach No1 in the Singles Chart in New Zealand, Ocania, with Swing.
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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Mark Knopfler plays at the Bowl Of Brooklands, New Plymouth, New Zealand, Oceania.
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 Finn Brothers play the last of three nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, before flying back to Australia, Oceania, to attend the funeral of their former drummer Paul Hester.
The Finn Brothers and Mercury Rev play at The Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
The Finn Brothers and Mercury Rev play at The Civic Theatre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
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'.
Crowded House play at The New Theatre, Oxford, UK.
Kelis releases her fifth studio album, Flesh Tone, in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Neil Diamond plays at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Ed Sheeran releases his debut single, The A Team, with a video which cost £20 to make. It will debut at No.3 in the UK singles chart and make the Top 10 in Australia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway and The Netherlands.
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Usher releases his seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself in Australia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Holland, New Zealand and Norway.
On their Mylo Xyloto tour, Coldplay play at The Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand.
Neil Finn plays at QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Lorde plays at The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA. on March 10, 2014.
Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Julian Casablancas and others play at Lollapalooza Brazil 2014, Autódromo de Interlagos, São Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Phil Rudd, drummer of AC/DC, is arrested by police in New Zealand, following a raid at his home in Tauraunga. He is taken into custody on suspicion of attempting to procure murder, threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.
Graham Brazier best-known as vocalist in the New Zealand bands Hello Sailor and The Legionnaires, dies aged 63, in a rehabilitation centre in Auckland, following a heart attack which caused his band to cancel a re-union tour.
When Phil Rudd, drummer of AC/DC fails to arrive on time in court in Tauranga, New Zealand to face charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs, an arrest warrant is issued. He arrives shortly after and the warrant is withdrawn.
On their DCX MMXVI World Tour, The Dixie Chicks play at Mission Estate Winery, Napier, New Zealand, Oceania, supported by Avalanache City.
On his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays the first of three days at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand, Oceania, supported by Six60 and Mitch James.
The IFPI ( International Federation of the Phonographic Industry - www.ifpi.org/about.php) publishes the results of a music consumption survey showing that, on average, individuals enjoy music for 17.8 hours per week, with the car being the most popular listening location. The survey also reveals that 86% of music listeners do so through on-demand streaming. Young music consumers are the most engaged streamers, with 57% of 16-24 year olds using a paid audio streaming service. Consumers engage with their local music genres - listening to local music genres (e.g. 66% of consumers in Japan listen to J-Pop, 69% of consumers in France listen to Variété Française and, in Brazil, 55% listen to música popular Brasileira.) Nearly half of all time spent listening to on-demand music is on YouTube. More than one-third (38%) of consumers obtain music through infringing methods – with stream ripping the dominant method (32% of consumers).
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On their World Tour 2019 The Eagles play at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand, Oceania.
On his No More Tours II tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania, supported by Judas Priest.