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Central America

Norman Petty, songwriter and record producer for Buddy Holly, is born in Clovis, New Mexico.
James Anthony Sullivan is born in San Diego, California, USA. As singer-songwriter-guitarist Jim Sullivan he will release two well-received albums before disappearing without trace in New Mexico, in 1975.
The movie musical Till The Clouds Roll By starring Judy Garland, June Allyson, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, Tony Martin and others is released to cinemas in Mexico, Central America.
Alberto Aguilera Valadez is born in Paracuaro, Michoacan, Mexico. he will find success as popular singer and recording artist Juan Gabriel.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Mexico, North America. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
Buddy Holly and The Crickets record Not Fade Away and Everyday at producer Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, New Mexico, USA. Not Fade Away is based on Bo Diddley's influential Hambone guitar riff, as heard on his song Mona.
Chuck Berry plays at The Youth Hall, in the State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Paul Anka plays the last of three nights at The City Auditorium, Mexico City, Mexico.
When Ray Charles arrives over two hours late for a show in Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, the crowd riots and police have to be called in.
The Platters are playing during a two-week engagement at The Social Ritz Club, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Singing cowboy Tex Ritter, with The Ralph Carmichael Orchestra augmented by a marimba band, records Border Affair for Capitol Records in Mexico City, Mexico. 1962)
Yuridia Valenzuela Canseco is born in Veracruz, Mexico, Central America. She will find success as singer, actress, and TV host Yuri.
'Hello everybody. This is Radio Caroline, broadcasting on 199, your all-day music station,' are the first words spoken by pirate radio deejay Simon Dee, ushering in a new era in British broadcasting from aboard the former passenger ferry Frederica, sailing under the flag of Panama. The first track played is Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles.
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Diana, Sylvia and Vicky Villegas are born in Mexico. They will find success in the 1990s as Latin pop trio The Triplets.
Having been arrested the previous day on charges of smuggling drugs into the USA from Mexico, Johnny Cash is transferred from El Paso County Jail to the Federal Courthouse, where he is given a $1000 fine and receives a 30-day suspended sentence.
Gerry And The Pacemakers' film Ferry Cross The Mersey opens in Mexico, Central America.
Beat Generation icon Neal Cassady, an associate of The Grateful Dead, is found in a coma on the railroad tracks between San Miguel de Allende and Celaya in Mexico. He dies later in the day. The previous day, having consumed some seconals and alcohol, he had set out to walk along the railroad in driving rain. His life and death will inspire several songs including Jack And Neal (1977) by Tom Waits, Styrofoam Plates (2001) by Death Cab For Cutie, Neal Cassady Drops Dead (2014) by Morrissey, Neal Cassady (1989) by The Washington Squares.
The First Acapulco Jazz Festival takes place in Acapulco, Mexico, North America, and features Herbie Mann, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, George Wein and Cannonball Adderley.
Jefferson Airplane record Mexico at Pacific High Recording Studio, San Francisco, for RCA Records. The track, a protest against US President Richard Nixon's anti-drug initiatives, will be released as a single.
Bill Deal And The Rhondels begin three weeks of live dates and promotional activities in Mexico.
Blues harmonica player Jeff Carp, who worked with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Paul Butterfield and others, drowns aged just 18 off Panama, in the Caribbean.
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Heart play in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
During the Nice Jazz Festival, B.B.King, Joe Williams And The Count Basie Orchestra, Panama Francis and The Savoy Sultans perform for the first of two nights in La Grand Parade Du Jazz, Cimiez, Nice, France, Europe.
Working Week, Latin Quarter, Jah Warriors and Dimension Costena play in a Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign benefit at The Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Housemartins play at Thames Polytechnic, Woolwich, London, England, UK, Europe. The show is a benefit for Nicaragua.
Former Staff Sgt Barry Sadler, best known for his militaristic right wing 1966 hit, The Ballad of the Green Berets, dies in the VA hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA, near Nashville. He was recovering from brain surgery which was needed after he accidentally shot himself in the head.
Outside the Papal Nuncio's residence in Panama City, Panama, Central America, US military forces begin Operation Nifty Package, a psychological warfare tactic aimed at demoralising besieged General Manuel Noriega until he surrenders to them. The tactic includes playing such tracks as I Fought The Law by The Clash and Panama by Van Halen at extremely high volumes through loudspeakers pointing at the residence.
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Little Feat play at The Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie, plays at Paolo Soleri Amphitheater, Santa fe, New Mexico, USA.
While preparing for the next gigs in his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson is staying in his suite of rooms on the 42nd floor of the Hotel President Stouffer, Mexico City, Mexico. On this day he pays for 5,000 underprivileged children to visit the city's El Nuevo Reino Aventura Amusement Park.
On a day off during his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson is staying in his suite of rooms on the 42nd floor of the Hotel President Stouffer, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Doug Sahm, guitarist, singer and songwriter with the Sir Douglas Quintet and Tex-Mex supergroup The Texas Tornados is found dead from a heart attack, aged 58, in a hotel room in Taos, New Mexico, USA.
Jason Sears, vocalist with hardcore punk bands including RKL (Rich Kids On LSD) and Snot, dies in a clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, North America, while undergoing treatment with the controversial drug ibogaine in hopes of overcoming his addiction problems.
John "Marmaduke" Dawson, the longtime Grateful Dead collaborator who co-wrote Friend of the Devil and played with psychedelic country group New Riders of the Purple Sage, dies from stomach cancer in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, aged 64.
Bob Dylan plays in the Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Imogen Heap releases her third album, Ellipse, in the USA, Canada and Mexico.
Metallica play at Estadio Tres de Marzo, Guadalajara, Mexico.
On a co-headlining tour, David Gray and Ray Lamontagne play at The Opera House, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Madonna attends the opening of her Hard Candy Fitness Center in Mexico City, Mexico. While there she also teaches a class.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Estadio Nacional De Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, Caribbean.
Evanescence play at Auditorio Telmex, Zapopan, Mexico, Central America.
Attack Attack! play at The Sunshine TheaterrnAlbuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Usher releases his seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself in The USA, Canada, Mexico, Spain and Italy.
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays at Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Central America.
Tool, Primus and Puscifer play at Parque Takilhsukut, Papantla de Olarte, Mexico, North America.
Dream Theater play at Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play the second of three nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
On the Latin American leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at Estadio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America, supported by Heresy.
Widespread Panic play at Panic en la Playa 2018, Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico, North America.
On his 214-date 24k Magic World Tour, Bruno Mars plays the second of two nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America, supported by Bebe Rexha.
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