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The "scintillating musical comedy" Sally In Our Alley is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 100 performances.
The musical comedy The Maid Of The Mountains, with music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, is playing at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 1352 performances.
David Warren Brubeck is born in Concord, California, USA. He will find success as jazz pianist, composer, bandleader and recording artist Dave Brubeck.
David Warren Brubeck is born in Concord, California, USA. He will find success as jazz pianist, composer, bandleader and recording artist Dave Brubeck.
Harmonica player Deford Bailey wins second prize in a talent contest on WDAD radio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, playing It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'. He will go on to become a star of the Grand Ole Opry radio show.
Pioneering jazz banjo player Charlie Dixon dies in New York City, USA.
Mike Smith, vocalist and organist of internationally successful 60s band The Dave Clark Five is born in Edmonton, North London, UK.
Singer Margaret Truman performs a concert at Constitution Hall, Washington, DC, USA. The daughter of US President Harry S. Truman, she is under contract to RCA Records. Washington Post music critic Paul Hume reviews the show, saying, "Miss Truman is a unique American phenomenon with a pleasant voice of little size and fair quality...(she) cannot sing very well...is flat a good deal of the time - more last night than at any time we have heard her in past years."
Voice actor Mel Blanc [aka The Man Of 1000 Voices] records vocal overdubs for the children's album Woody Woodpecker's Picnic, at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
Billy Daniels is appearing at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
While serving with the US Army in Germany, Elvis Presley has his first karate lessons with 'The Father of German Karate' Jurgen Seydel.
The Viscounts release a new single, Harlem Nocturne in the USA on Madison Records.
Jazz vibes virtuoso John Rae releases the album Opus De Jazz in the USA.
Solomon Burke records Cry To Me, written by Bert Berns, for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. Players on the session include Leon Cohen on Alto Sax, Jesse Powell on Tenor sax, Hank Jones on Piano, Robert Mosely on Organ, Don Arnone, Al Caiola, Bucky Pizzarelli and Everett Barksdale on Guitars: Art Davis on Bass, and Gary Chester on Drums.
Ben Watt, singer, songwriter and member of Everything But The Girl is born in Barnes, London, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers' film Ferry Cross The Mersey opens in London, UK. The film also includes appearances by Cilla Black and The Fourmost.
Phil Ochs plays the last of three nights at Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.
Gerry and the Pacemakers release their seventh single, Ferry Cross The Mersey, in the UK.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays at The Odeon, Southend, UK.
The Moody Blues, featuring Swindon-born Justin Hayward, enter the UK albums chart with To Our Children's Children's Children, which will peak at No2.
Pink Floyd play at the AFAN Festival of Progressive Rock in AFAN Lido Indoor Sports Centre, Port Talbot, South Wales, supported by Fairport Convention, Sam Apple Pie and East Of Eden.
When Delaney And Bonnie And Friends (including Eric Clapton] play at The Empire, Liverpool, UK, they are joined by George Harrison of The Beatles on guitar.
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Entering at No71, the highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the top-selling singles in the USA is Point It Out by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles.
Marlene Dietrich plays the first of eleven nights at The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Moody Blues play at The Red Balloon Ball, a benefit show for the British Lung Federation, at Alexandra Palace, London, England, UK.
Hazel O'Connor and Megahype play at The Dominion Theatre, London, England, UK, supported by Duran Duran. Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran joins O'Connor to do backing vocals during her encore performance of David Bowie's Suffragette City.
Steve Fargnoli, former manager of Prince, files a $5m legal suit in the Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA, alleging that the Prince track Jughead is about him.
Pere Ubu and Pixies play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Aerosmith play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Rob Zombie plays at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
[spunge], Farse and Spankboy play at The Reading Rooms, Dundee, Scotland, UK.
Peter Hook plays at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Status Quo, Kim Wilde and Roy Wood play at The Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
Barbara Orbison, the widow and manager of Roy Orbison, dies aged 60 of pancreatic cancer, in Los Angeles, California, USA, on the 23rd anniversary of her husband's death.
Amy Winehouse releases the posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, in the USA. The album, which features unreleased tracks and demos, is released in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Kasabian play at The NIA, Birmingham, UK, supported by Miles Kane.
Lady Gaga visits the White House in Washington, DC, USA, to offer assistance to the Obama administration's anti-bullying campaign. Gaga meets with administration staffers, but is unable to speak with the president, who is in Kansas.
Movie director David Lynch makes a personal appearance at Amoeba Music, Hollywood, California, USA, during which he signs copies of his CD Crazy Clown Time.
San Francisco band Case In Theory release their debut album, Cinematic, in the USA.
Status Quo And Special Guests play at The Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland.
Metronomy play at The Albert Hall, Manchester, UK.
Take That, One Republic, The Script, The Vamps, Ella Henderson, Union J, Olly Murs, Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne play in the first night of Capital's Jingle Bell Ball at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
The Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical Cats re-opens at The Palladium, London, UK, with former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger in the role of Grizabella.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.