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Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, during a lengthy run.
Bobby Jaspar is born in Liege, Belgium. In his long career as an internationally renowned jazz saxophonist, he will play with Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Jimmy Raney and many others. He will marry the jazz vocalist and pianist Blossom Dearie.
The stage play Naughty Cinderella closes at The Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th St., New York City, USA, after 121 performances. The show includes the songs (Do I Love You When There's) Nothing But 'Yes' In My Eyes' and That Means Nothing to Me.
Blues vocalist and pianist Roosevelt Sykes records Soft And Mellow for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Jazz trumpeter and bandleader Cootie Williams plays in Camp Perry, Virginia, USA.
Jay McShann plays in Carbondale, Illinois, USA.
Cowboy movie The Silver Bandit is released in the USA, featuring country music fiddler Spade Cooley in his second starring role.
The current No1 song in the UK, based on sheet music sales, is The Loveliest Night Of The Year, by Mario Lanza.
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.
Wynonie Harris releases a new single, Good Mambo Tonight, in the USA.
The Chris Paul 15 play at The Locarno Ballroom, Old Town Square, Swindon.
Columbia recording artist Jill Corey is playing during two weeks at Beverly Hills, Southgate, Kentucky, USA.
The Stan Getz Quartet plays the sixth of twelve nights at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Connie Francis is playing during a week of shows at Blinstrub's Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Ramrods enter the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with [Ghost] Riders In The Sky, which will peak at No30.
Bob Dylan starts performing regularly at the Monday night hootenanny in Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
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The Top Ten Singles for the week of February 20, 1962 on WABC Radio in New York City, USA, are as follows : 1. Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler (Vee Jay) 2. Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel (Smash) 3. Midnight In Moscow - Kenny Ball (Kapp) 4. Smoky Places - The Corsairs (Tuff) 5. The Twist - Chubby Checker (Parkway) 6. Let Me In - The Sensations (Argo) 7. Afrikaan Beat - Bert Kaempfert (Decca) 8. Dear Lady Twist - Gary 'U.S.' Bonds (Legrand) 9. What's Your Name - Don and Juan (Big Top) 10. Baby It's You - The Shirelles (Scepter)
Sammy Davis Jr takes on an acting role, portraying Gabe Masters in The Legend, tonight's episode of tv's Dick Powell Show in the USA.
The Beach Boys have a recording session at Western Recorders, Los Angeles, during which they work on Don't Worry Baby, Shut Down Part 2, Louie Louie and other tracks.
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Erroll Garner appears on the BBC 2 tv jazz series Jazz 625, in the UK.
Eight Days A Week by The Beatles enters the Dutch Top 40 singles chart where it will peak at No2.
Billboard magazine in the USA carries a full-page ad for Dream Girl - a new single by David Jones, described as the "British teen-age stage sensation". He will find considerably greater success as Davy Jones - a member of The Monkees.
The Count Basie Orchestra plays at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon, UK.
While in the town of Appleton, Wisconsin, USA, for a concert, The Fugs perform an exorcism on the grave of Senator Robert McCarthy, leader of the anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s.
The Beach Boys play at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
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Beck, Bogert And Appice, featuring Jeff Beck on guitar, play a live set for French tv show Pop Deux, at Le Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
Edwin James "Ed" Graham is born in Great Yarmouth Norfolk, UK. He will find success as the drummer of Framlingham-based rock band The Darkness.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
The Chick Corea Elektric Band releases a new LP, Inside Out, on GRP Records in the USA.
Singer-songwriter Brian Smith is born in Carbondale, Illinois, USA.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at The Met Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA.
Motley Crue play at Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA.
William Orbit releases the compilation LP, The Best of Strange Cargos, on I.R.S. records in the UK.
1999 The New Masters (EP) by Prince peaks at No150 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA.
Scottish singer and songwriter Edwyn Collins, formerly of Orange Juice, suffers a brain hemorrhage, and is admitted to a London hospital in a serious condition.
Rolling Stone magazine's legendary gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson, is found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Aspen, Colorado, USA, aged 67.
Internationally-famed small venue King Tut's Wah Wah Hut celebrates its 20th Anniversary in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, with a live radio broadcast featuring birthday wishes from King Tut’s favourites such as Snow Patrol, Franz Ferdinand and Biffy Clyro.
William Orbit releases his ninth LP, Hello Waveforms, on Sanctuary records in the UK.
On her Monster Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the first of two nights at the O2, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Jonatha Brooke plays at the Band On The Wall, Manchester, UK.
Touring in support of her album Welcome Back Colour, Danish singer-songwriter Tina Dico plays at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK.
The Dismemberment Plan play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their Made In Germany tour, Rammstein play at The Forum, Copenhagen Denmark, Europe.
Tim McGraw releases a new album, Emotional Traffic, in the UK.
Perhaps Contraption record Perambulations for their album Mud Belief at Orpheus Studio, London, England, UK
Biffy Clyro play at Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Eminem plays at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
On their Singing For Strangers tour, folk-pop duo Hudson Taylor play at The O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK.
On her Mad Love tour, Jojo plays at The Fremont Theater, San Luis Obispo, California, USA.