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A Noorduyn 'Norseman' C-64 aeroplane carrying bandleader Glenn Miller mysteriously goes missing on a flight from London, UK, to Paris, France. Miller's body will never be recovered.
Flight 19, five planes under Patrol Leader Chuck Taylor, leaves Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, and disappears somewhere near Bermuda. The disappearance will become one of the foundations of the mythology of The Bermuda Triangle. The 1981 song Flight 19 by B.A. Robertson will be inspired by this enigmatic incident.
Twenty-eight migrant farm workers die when the plane in which they are being deported back to Mexico, crashes at Los Gatos Canyon, 20 miles west of Coalinga, California, USA. When Woody Guthrie reads a newspaper report of their deaths, he will be struck by the fact that none of the Mexicans are named, although the crew of the plane are. Guthrie is then inspired to write his song Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos).
The New York Times publishes a news item about twenty-eight migrant farm workers who died the previous day when the plane in which they were being deported back to Mexico, crashed at Los Gatos Canyon, 20 miles west of Coalinga, California, USA. When Woody Guthrie reads the report, he will be struck by the fact that none of the Mexicans are named, although the crew of the plane are. Guthrie is then inspired to write his song Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos).
As part of Operation Deep Freeze II, the first aircraft to land on the South Pole is a US Navy C-47 Skytrain, which has been given the name Que Sera Sera, after the popular Doris Day song of that title.
Popular Irish singing star Ruby Murray flies out of Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England, UK, early in the morning on the first lap of a four-week tour to entertain service personnel in the Middle East, Malta and North Africa.
Although Buddy Holly, Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens have all been killed in a plane crash at Clear Lake, Iowa, USA, the Winter Dance Party Tour with Dion carries on, to play at the Armoury, Moorhead, Minnesota, USA.
Bobby Rydell returns to the USA having completed a tour of Europe.
Dion flies from New York City, USA, to London, England, Europe, to undertake promotional activities and concerts.
A package tour featuring Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Jet Harris And The Jetblacks, The Breakaways and Sounds Incorporated plays at The Gaumont, Doncaster, UK.
Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins die in a Piper PA-24 Comanche plane crash just outside of Camden, Tennessee, USA.
Jim Reeves And His Blue Boys leave Nashville, Tennessee, USA, by jet, en route to South Africa, where they were to filmed for a movie.
Top American folk trio Peter, Paul And Mary fly in to London, UK.
On the occasion of manager Brian Epstein's 30th birthday, The Beatles take a one-day break at a remote ranch in The Ozark Hills, Missouri, USA. When the visit ends, their plane is prevented from taking off by a deputation of local dignitaries requesting autographs.
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By a curious coincidence, a plane crash in Houston, Texas, USA, takes the life of 21-year-old rockabilly singer David Box, a Buddy Holly soundalike who had recorded with The Crickets - after Holly's death in a plane crash.
A crowd of 3,000 are waiting at Sydney Airport, Australia, when The Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, Dionne Warwick and Rolf Harris arrive for a tour.
Freddie And The Dreamers fly to Brussels, Belgium, to begin a world tour.
The highest new entry in the UK pop singles chart for this week is Trains And Boats And Planes by Burt Bacharach, entering at No27.
Johnny Cash is arrested at the Mexican Border after U.S. Customs agents find hundreds of pep pills and tranquilizers in his luggage. Cash was returning by plane from a trip to Juarez, Mexico. He spent a night in El Paso jail, and later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count, eventually paying a $1000 fine and receiving a 30-day suspended sentence.
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Bob Dylan records Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window, Jet Pilot, Medicine Sunday and I Wanna Be Your Lover in Columbia Records Studios, New York City, USA.
Lulu plays at RAF Stanbridge, Leighton Buzzard, England, UK.
The Tremeloes fly to America to begin a tour of the USA.
The Who arrive at Mascot Airport, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, to begin a tour with The Small Faces and Paul Jones.
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Ringo Starr of The Beatles and his wife Maureen arrive back in the UK after their visit to India.
George Harrison of The Beatles returns to London, England, UK, after having spent Christmas in Woodstock, New York State, USA, with Bob Dylan.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich fly out of London, UK, to begin a three-week-long tour of Japan, Asia.
Donovan collapses in Los Angeles airport, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Hong Kong flu, causing him to miss rehearsals for the Andy Williams Show.
John Lennon of The Beatles helicopters to the Isle Of Wight, UK, to visit Bob Dylan.
Filming begins on rock movie That’ll Be The Day, at Butlins Holiday Camp in the Isle Of Wight, England, UK, Europe, starring David Essex, Ringo Starr, Billy Fury, Dave Edmunds, and The Who’s Keith Moon.
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Having completed recording the album Band On The Run, Paul McCartney and Wings fly back from Lagos, Africa, to London, England, UK.
Phil Kaufman, road manager to country rock star Gram Parsons, is fined $300 for having stolen a coffin containing Parsons' corpse from LAX Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA. After stealing the body, aided by his friend Michael D. Martin, Kaufman had driven the body out to the Joshua Tree National Monument in the Navajo Desert and set fire to the corpse.
Bob Dylan leaves California on a plane bound for Chicago, Illinois, USA, where he is shortly to begin his first tour in eight years.
Elvis Presley spends $750,000 purchasing a former Delta Airlines Convair jet, which he re-names Lisa Marie. The plane's cost includes extensive renovations such as gold bathroom fixtures, a queen-size bed, a full audio-visual system, and Elvis' TCB logo on the tail.
Paul McCartney and wife Linda McCartney touch down in Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe, after a visit to California, USA.
Entertainer Dean Martin's son Dino Martin, who was a member of the hit-making 1960s US pop group Dino, Desi and Billy, is killed aged 35, in the crash of an Air National Guard jet in California's San Bernardino Mountains.
The Cramps, Flat Duo Jets and The God Bullies play at The First Avenue And 7th Street Entry club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
James Hetfield of Metallica suffers third degree burns to his left hand when he accidentally steps in front of a flame jet during a gig at The Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Canada. Headlining the bill is Guns N' Roses, and Faith No More are also playing.
Fran Healey of Travis flies from London, England, UK, to Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, at the start of an eight day visit to the Sudan on behalf of the Save The Children fund, with the aim of raising awareness internationally of the problems faced by Sudanese children.
Rihanna plays the fourth night of her 777 tour, [seven gigs in seven cities over seven days, transported on a Boeing 777] at Le Trianon, Paris, Europe. After the show, she throws a party at The VIP Club.
Rihanna plays the fifth night of her 777 tour, [seven gigs in seven cities over seven days, transported on a Boeing 777] at E-Werk, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On their Mechanical Bull tour, Kings Of Leon play at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Paul McCartney quietly leaves Japan, Asia, on a charter flight for an unspecified destination after being treated in hospital for a virus infection which resulated in the cancellation of several concerts.
The Country Music Association (CMA) Awards event is held in Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The full list of winners is as follows : full list of winners from the 2014 CMA Awards is as follows:

Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan

Single of the Year: Miranda Lambert, Automatic

Album of the Year: Miranda Lambert, Platinum

Song of the Year: Kacey Musgraves, Follow Your Arrow

Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton

Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town

Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line

Musical Event of the Year: Keith Urban feat. Miranda Lambert, We Were Us

Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally, guitar

Music Video of the Year: Dierks Bentley, Drunk On A Plane

New Artist of the Year: Brett Eldredge

On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the first of two nights at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the second of two nights at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Zilina Airport, Zilina, Slovakia, Europe.
A plane containing 92 people, including over sixty members of Russia's Alexandrov Ensemble choir, crashes while en route to Latakia, Syria, Asia. There are no survivors.
On her 80-date Dangerous Woman tour Ariana Grande plays at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA, supported by Victoria Monet and Little Mix.
During the 3rd North American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play the first of two nights at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.