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A 'Big Vaudeville Bill' including The Hayes brothers, Ed Reynard, Mlle. Jeanette, Claire Fex, The Gagnouxs and Irving Jones is presented twice daily at The Chutes And Zoo, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bessie Smith records Me And My Gin in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records. The song will become a blues standard, better known by the title Gin House Blues.
Under the name Harmony Supreme, singing trio The Gumm Sisters play the second night of two weeks at the Warner Brothers Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA. One of the sisters, Frances Gumm, will find stardom after a name change to Judy Garland.
The Jeter-Pillars Band records Make Believe and I'll Always Be In Love With You, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Vocalion Records.
Dirk Dirksen is born in Braunschweig, Germany, Europe. Known as 'The Pope Of Punk?, he will find success as a promoter of punk rock gigs, mainly in Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, California, USA, during the late 1970s.
Louis Jordan plays at The Orpheum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sidney Bechet opens at Jazz, Ltd, Chicago, Illinois, where he will maintain a residency for eleven months over the next two-year period.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
Frankie Laine is playing at The London Palladium, London, England, UK, during a two-week stint.
Dinah Washington is playing at The Apollo Theater, New York City, USA, with The Ravens.
The "Fabulous all-girl revue" Paris In Chicago is playing at Silver Frolics, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Louis Armstrong, with Sy Oliver's Orchestra, records I Laughed At Love and Takes Two To Tango for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Kay Brown, accompanied by her husband Maynard Ferguson, records And So I Waited Around, Wow!, Homing Pidgeon and Roses All The Way, for Mercury Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul Bascomb records Mumbles Blues, Nona and Got Cool Too Soon for States Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
Judy Garland records a new version of her classic Over The Rainbow, for Capitol Records in the USA.
In The Still Of The Night by The Five Satins, rated one of the all-time great doo-wop ballads, enters the Billboard US R'n'B chart. On the same day, Buddy Holly plays at the Bamboo Club, Lubbock, Texas.
Eddie Cochran records Milk Cow Blues in Goldstar Studio, Hollywood, California, USA.
Eddie Cochran records Milk Cow Blues in Gold Star Studios, Hollywood, California, USA. On the same day, The Miles Davis Sextet plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Pat Boone and Jo Ann Campbell play at The State Fair in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Brook Benton, Ben E. King and LaVern Baker play the last of seven night at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Dick Clark Caravan of Stars plays the fifth night of a week of shows at The Centennial Exposition, Wichita, Kansas, USA, featuring Frankie Avalon, The Shirelles, Gary 'US' Bonds, Johnny And The Hurricanes and Chuck Jackson.
Ray Charles plays in the Randall's Island Music Festival, New York State, USA.
The Everly Brothers play the sixth of eight nights at Freedomland Amusement Park, The Bronx, New York City, USA.
Bobby Darin continues with four weeks of dates at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Tony Bennett plays the second of five nights at The Oakdale Music Theatre, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA.
Barbara And The Browns record In My Heart and Please Be Honest With Me for Stax Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
TV rock show Where The Action Is, in the USA, features The Newbeats, and also Ray Peterson (live from Hawaii) performing Corina, Corina and The Hawaiian Wedding Song.
During a month-long tour, Johnny Cash plays the second of two days at Franklin County Fair, Malone, New York State, USA.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, featuring Eric Clapton, play at The Pontiac Club, Putney, London, England, UK.
Traffic release their second single, Hole In My Shoe, in the UK on Island Records. It will peak at No2.
The Youngbloods, The Yardbirds and Jake Holmes play at The Village Theater, New York City, USA. Jake Holmes plays his song Dazed And Confused. Jimmy Page of The Yardbirds listens, and the song will later, with some amendments, make its way into the repertoire of Led Zeppelin, with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant listed as its writers. Forty years later, Holmes will sue them for plagiarism.
Folk singer Bob Lind plays at The ice House, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan arrives at Heathrow Airport, London, UK, to play at The Isle Of Wight Festival.
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At The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA, Elton John plays his first American gig.
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Hothouse Flowers play at Arendonk, Belgium, Europe.
On their Urban Jungle tour, The Rolling Stones play the second of two nights in Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, supported by The Dan Reed Network.
On their Magic Summer tour, New Kids On The Block play at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Madonna spends $10,000 on having a solid gold tooth fitted into the front of her top row of teeth.
Radiohead release a new single, Karma Police, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
The City Of Chicago declares this day to be Frankie Knuckles Day, in honour of pioneering house music DJ Frankie Knuckles. On the same day, a stretch of street on Jefferson Street between Jackson Boulevard and Madison Street is re-named Frankie Knuckles Way, because Knuckles' first club, The Warehouse, had been located on that spot. Illinois state senator Barack Obama was instrumental in making these two honours happen.
Lightnin' Willie And The Poor Boys play at The Folk And Roots Festival, Southsea, UK
B-52s and Missing Persons play at The Ravinia Festival, Ravinia Park, Highland Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Wavves play at Neumos, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Warfield, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Hold Steady play at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Portraits play at Burley Fields Lake, Cheltenham, UK.
Lionel Richie appears on the tv show Chinese Idol in China, Asia.
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Hollis Brown play at Belmar Boardwalk, Belmar, New Jersey, USA.
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