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Pollard's Australian Juvenile Opera Company performs the musical show A Gaiety Girl at The Tivoli Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
Jazz trumpet virtuoso Don Cherry is born in Oklahoma City, USA. As well as pursuing his own successful career, Cherry will also father two successful rock acts, Neneh Cherry and Eagle-Eye Cherry.
Hank Williams releases a new single My Bucket's Got A Hole In It/I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, on MGM Records, in the USA.
Ray Pearl And His Orchestra, featuring Lois Costello and Bill Barlowe, are playing at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
"Piano humourist" Hots Michaels is appearing at The Sherman Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sonny Thompson And His Orchestra are playing during a string of dates in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Singing cowboy Gene Autry begins a run of twenty one-nights with a show in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA.
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra play in the Main Ballroom, Bradford Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Blues drummer and singer Houston Stokes records You'll Be Sorry Someday, Best Friend Blues, Going Crazy and other tracks at Sun Recording Studio, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. None of the tracks will be commercially released.
Jan Kuehnemund, who will become the founding member and lead guitarist for the all-female glam metal band Vixen, is born in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
The Coasters play the fourth night of a week at the Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C., USA., with The Hollywood Flames and the Ernie Freeman Combo.
Gil Evans begins recording a new album, Out Of The Cool, in the USA.
Johnny Tillotson plays at The Memorial Auditorium, Utica, New York State, USA.
Monique Van Vooren is playing at Cafe Bonaparte, in the Sharaton Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Vaughn Monroe is playing during a two-week engagement at The Crown Room, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Bob Scobey And His Frisco Band plus Art Hodes are playing at Bourbon Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Reach For The Stars / Climb Ev'ry Mountain by Shirley Bassey.
The Allan Ganley - Keith Christie Jazzmakers play in an All-nighter at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Soho, London, England, UK. Drummer Elvin Jones from John Coltrane's Band sits in with them.
Petula Clark, Katie Boyle and Bunny Lewis are the jurors on BBC tv record-rating show Juke Box Jury, hosted by David Jacobs, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Blues By Six play at Studio 51, London, UK, supported by The Rolling Stones.
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Carl Perkins plays the fourth night of a month at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Serendipity Singers play at The University Of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Marvin Gaye appears on the Granada tv pop show Scene At 6.30 in the UK.
The Festival of Music - a free event - is held at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA, headlined by The Association and The Animals, and also featuring The Who, The Everly Brothers and Sopwith Camel.
Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra play in The Hub Ballroom, Edelstein, Peoria, Illinois, USA.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
Sammy Davis Jr. records In The Ghetto, Spinning Wheel and other tracks in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Reprise Records. However, his contract with Reprise will soon end and the tracks will go with him to his new label, Motown.
Dance band leader and recording artist Ted Heath dies aged 67 in Virginia Water, Surrey, UK. (N.B. He should not be confused with Edward Heath the Conservative politician, who also had musical leanings.)
Berkeley-based band Country Joe And The Fish play at Freeborn Hall, Davis, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at Sheffield University, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK.
Caravan begin a UK tour with a gig at The Guildhall, Preston.
The Damned's second album, Music For Pleasure, produced by Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, is released in the UK.
Bob Dylan plays at the A.S.U. Activities Center, Tempe, Arizona.
Motorhead play at the City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.
CBS Records is sold to the Sony Corporation in a deal worth about $2bn.
Happy Mondays play at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
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Johnny Cash plays at The Wayne Newton Theatre, Branson, Missouri, USA, during a lengthy series of concerts at the venue.
Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights in the United Palace Theatre, New York City, USA.
During the London Jazz Festival, John Surman plays at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK.
IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) chief executive Frances Moore tells a WIPO conference in Beijing, China, that internet piracy in China is taking place on a devastating scale which threatens to throttle the potential of the legitimate market.
Kate Bush releases a new album, 50 Words For Snow, in Australia.
Adrian Legg plays in the International Guitar Night at Shenkman, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
Bastille play at The Docks, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Compilation album The Art Of Paul McCartney, featuring new cover versions of McCartney songs by The Cure, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Billy Joel, Roger Daltrey, B.B.King, Smokey Robinson, Barry Gibb and others, is released.
Nouvelle Vague play at The Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands, Europe.
On their WorldWired tour, Metallica play an intimate promo show at The House Of Vans, London, England, UK, Europe.
Metallica release their tenth album, Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct, on Blackened Records.