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Central America

Noted record producer Jimmy Bowen is born in Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA. Bowen will work with Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Garth Brooks, to name just a few.
Woody Guthrie is recorded by Alan Lomax and John Langenegger performing Gypsy Davy, Whoopee Ti Yi Yo, Git Along Little Dogies and The Trail to Mexico, for the Library Of Congress, in Washington, DC, USA.
Buddy Holly plays lead guitar on recording sessions for vocalists Jack Huddle and Jim Robinson at producer Norman Petty's recording studio in Clovis, New Mexico, USA.
Buddy Holly plays rhythm guitar on a recording session by vocalist Jim Robinson at producer Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, New Mexico.
Buddy Holly flies from Lubbock, Texas, USA, to Clovis, New Mexico for a business meeting with his lawyers.
Nolan Chandler releases My Heart is Shattered, backed with Peach Blossoms by Emmit Brooks, on Goldust Records of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
Paul Anka plays the first of three nights at The City Auditorium, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Wanda Jackson plays in Gallup, New Mexico, USA.
The Panama Jazz Band and The Big Three play at Liverpool Jazz Society in The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Noel Walker Stompers, The Buddy Halpman Jazzmen, Dave Lind's Jazzmen, The Panama Jazz Band, Bill Bailey's Calypso Band and The Druids Jazzband play in the All-Night Jazz Ball at Liverpool Jazz Society in The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Crickets record Now Hear This, in Norman Petty Studios, Clovis, New Mexico, USA, for Liberty Records.
The Outer Limits release Don't Need You No More backed with Walkin' Away, on Goldust Records of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. (This band should not be confused with the English band of the same name which was functioning around the same time).
Popular Hawaiian vocalist Don Ho begins a brief season of shows at The Iris Theatre, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Gloria de Los Angeles Treviño Ruiz is born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, North America. She will find international success as Gloria Trevi, aka The Mexican Madonna.
Queen's tour promoter Jose Rota is arrested in Puebla, Mexico, Central America, and has to be bailed out at a cost of $25,000 before the band's South American tour can resume.
During the Nice Jazz Festival, B.B.King, Joe Williams And The Count Basie Orchestra, Panama Francis and The Savoy Sultans perform for the second of two nights in La Grand Parade Du Jazz, Cimiez, Nice, France, Europe.
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.
Bob Dylan and his band spend the first of two days rehearsing in Austin, Texas, for upcoming live dates in Mexico.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the last of five nights at the Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
The Foo Fighters play a concert for 500 competition-winning fans in the abandoned Walker Air Force Base, Roswell, New Mexico, USA, site of the alleged alien autopsy that followed the crash of an equally alleged UFO.
A series of wildfires begin burning across Southern California. Seventeen fires burn from Santa Barbara to the US-Mexico border, killing nine people and injuring 85, many of whom are firefighters. 3,200 buildings are destroyed along with 522,000 acres of land and forest. The song Grapevine Fires by Death Cab For Cutie is about those fires.
Grammy and Juno Award-winning jazz vocalist Michael Buble releases his fourth studio album, Crazy Love, in Mexico.
Metallica play at Estadio Tres de Marzo, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Latin music star Ricky Martin announces via a posting on his website that he is homosexual, describing himself as "a fortunate homosexual man".
Rodrigo y Gabriela, with their guest Robert Trujillo of Metallica, play at The White House in Washington DC, USA, for the President and Mrs. Obama and their guests the Mexican President Felipe Hinojosa and the First Lady of Mexico Margarita Zavala.
Epica play at Circo Volador, Mexico City, Mexico.
Luis Miguel plays at Estadio Benito Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Katy Perry and actress Shannon Woodward visit the Teotihuacan Pyramid near Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Morrissey plays at Teatro Diana, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Morrissey plays at Teatro Diana, Guadalajara, Mexico, North America.
On the We Own The Night tour, Selena Gomez And The Scene play at Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Evanescence play at Auditorio Telmex, Zapopan, Mexico, Central America.
Bob Dylan plays in The Telmex Auditorium, Guadalajara, Mexico, Central America.
On their Ceremonials tour, Florence And The Machine play at The Pavilion, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
On their Ceremonials tour, Florence And The Machine play at The Corona Capital Festival in Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
While the band Kombo Kolombia is playing at a party in a warehouse in the town of Hidalgo, Nueva Leon, Mexico, Central America, ten gunmen burst in and force eighteen musicians and crew members into waiting vehicles. A week later, with the help of one victim who escaped, seventeen bodies will be recovered from a nearby well.
On their Live And Loud tour, Rascal Flatts, supported by The Band Perry and Cassadee Pope, play at The Pan American Center, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
Revered flamenco-jazz guitarist Paco de Lucia dies aged 66 in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. He is reported to have died of a heart attack while playing with his children on a beach.
Tool, Primus and Puscifer play at Parque Takilhsukut, Papantla de Olarte, Mexico, North America.
Coldplay release their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories in Canada, France, Greece, Poland, UK, USA and Mexico.
Ukulele master and teacher Hiram Kaailau Bell performs live at The Ukethon in The Palace Of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California, USA. The event is being held in celebration of the fact that the Ukulele was introduced to San Francisco during the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915.
Yoko Ono attends the opening of Yoko Ono: Land of Hope exhibition at the Museo Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play the last of three nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
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On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays at HaYarkon Park, Tel Aviv, Israel, Middle East. Four people are hospitalized at the city's Ichilov Hospital, and over 150 others are treated for light injuries.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at The Autodromo Harmanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
On his 214-date 24k Magic World Tour, Bruno Mars plays the first of four non-consecutive nights at The Park Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
On the fourth and final leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at Foro Solo, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
On their 107-date End Of The Road World Tour, Kiss play at The Domination Festival, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.