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Pedro Laurenz is born in Argentina, South America. Laurenz will become famed as one of the greatest composers in tango history. Among his most popular compositions are Mala Junta, Amurado, Risa Loca, La Revancha and Esquinero. He will also be acclaimed as a bandoneon player and musical director.
Azucena Maizani is born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America. She will find success as a tango singer, composer and actress. For many years she will perform dressed in men's suits or criollo cowboy attire, thus earning the nickname "Funny-face Cowgirl".
Internationally successful virtuoso guitarist, songwriter and recording artist Baden Powell de Aquina is born in Varre-e-Sai, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, South America.
The film Ocean's 11, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, opens in Argentina, South America.
Jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd predicts, during a press conference in New York City, USA, that an emerging Brazilian dance rhythm The Bossa Nova could become the next craze to sweep the Western world. Byrd has recently returned from a tour of sixteen South American countries.
Teen-oriented movie, Don't Knock The Twist, starring Chubby Checker, is released in Venezuela, South America, under the title Meneos y zapateos al ritmo del twist.
The Beatles album Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Paul, John, George Y Ringo! (A Hard Day's Night) is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
It is announced that The Beatles will represent the BBC and Britain, by appearing in Our World, the world's first live television satellite link-up, which will be be seen by approximately 400 million people across five continents.
The Fool On The Hill by Sergio Mendes And Brazil '66, reaches No1 in the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in the USA and will remain at the top for six weeks. The song is written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr of Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura is born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America.
Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66 play at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is born in Barranquilla, Colombia, South America. She will find fame as internationally successful singer, songwriter and human rights campaigner Shakira.
Ellis Regina, one of Brazil's finest singers, dies aged 37 in Sao Paulo.
Popular bandoneonist, band leader and musical arranger Hector Maria Artola, nicknamed Quico, dies in Buenos Aires, Brazil, South America.
On their Damaged Justice tour, Metallica play at Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
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Christian Gonzalez is born in Cali, Colombia, South America. He will find success as composer and singer Chris G.
Bryan Adams, David Bowie, Virus and others play at The Derby Rock Festival, River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Carlos Cachaca, a successful songwriter, who had earned the title "King of Samba" for his numerous compositions about life in the Brazilian favelas, or shantytowns, dies in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
On her Junkie tour, Alanis Morissette plays at Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
On her Bonez Tour, Avril Lavigne plays the first of two nights at Estadio Obras Sanitarias, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
A judge in Paramaribo, Suriname, South America, releases Las Vegas entertainer Trina Johnson-Finn who had spent three months in jail on charges of impersonating Toni Braxton at a concert in February, during which she was pelted with trash and booed offstage.
Arctic Monkeys release their third album, Humbug, on Domino Records in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Ireland, Germany and Switzerland.
Alicia Keys and Beyonce film the video for their duet single Put It In a Love Song in the Morro da Conceicao neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
Metallica play in Campos de Beisbol de la Rinconada, Caracas, Venezuela, South America.
Guns N'Roses play at Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela, South America.
Shakira visits Phoenix, Arizona, USA, to meet with Mayor Phil Gordon as part of a campaign against Arizona's new immigration law.
Bebel Gilberto plays at Koko, London, England, UK.
Forty previously unseen acrylic paintings by Bob Dylan, known as The Brazil Series, go on display at The National Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Maroon 5 release their third LP, Hands All Over, in the USA and Brazil, South America.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at Nilson Nelson Gymnasium, Brasilia, Brazil, South America.
Madonna releases her twelfth studio album, MDNA in the USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Colombia, Thailand and The Philippines.
On her MDNA Tour, Madonna plays the first of two nights at Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Medellin, Colombia, South America.
Jake Bugg plays at Subterraneo, Santiago, Chile, South America.
Vampire Weekend, Pixies, Ellie Goulding, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Johnny Marr and others play in the Lollapalooza Festival at Hipódromo de San Isidro, San Isidro, Argentina, South America.
Demi Lovato plays the first of three shows at Citibank Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Thirty Seconds To Mars play at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, South America.
Bobby McFerrin plays at The BMW Jazz Festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America.
Brand New play at Converse Rubber Tracks Brasil 2014, Cine Joia, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
The International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announces that it is moving ahead with plans to establish a global new release street date that would see all new releases coming out on a Friday. (Once established, it will become known as New Music Friday).
The music biopic Get On Up, based on the life of James Brown, opens at cinemas in Greece, Slovenia and Peru.
It is announced that Kiko Loureiro of Brazilian band Angra has joined the American thrash metal band Megadeth, replacing Chris Broderick.
Nervosa play at The Krazyhouse, Liverpool, England, UK.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, South America.
During the Latin American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Eastadio Mane Garrincha, Brasilia, Brazil, South America, supported by Piebe Rude. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Caribbean.
On the fourth day of the 2018 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise, Aborted, Alestorm, Benighted, Dark Tranquillity, Destruction, Diablo Blvd., Enslaved, Exciter, Exhumed, In Extremo, In Mourning, Internal Bleeding, Kataklysm, Kreator, Leaves’ Eyes, Majestic Downfall, Metal Church, Metsatöll, Naglfar, Necrophobic, Primal Fear, Revenge, Rhapsody, Sabaton, Samael, Septicflesh, Seven Kingdoms, Swallow the Sun, Threshold, Voivod, Witherfall and Wolfchant play aboard the Independence of the Seas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
On their Villains World Tour, Queens Of The Stone Age play the second of two nights at Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
On their Villains World Tour, Queens Of The Stone Age play at Vélez Sársfield Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
The IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry - www.ifpi.org/about.php) releases its estimates for global recorded music revenues in 2017. That figure was $17.3 bn - an 8.9% growth on the $15.7bn for 2016.
On his No More Tours II tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curtiba, Brazil, South America.
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