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Musical comedy The Little Duchess, starring Anna Held, with music and lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Reginald De Koven, is playing at The Casino Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 136 performances.
The musical play A Country Girl, or Town and Country, with music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens, is performed at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 729 performances.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
The musical stage show Runnin' Wild opens at The New Colonial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for a total of 228 performances. The show includes a song, The Charleston, which will spark a major international dance craze, also called The Charleston.
Jazz saxophone virtuoso John Haley 'Zoot' Sims is born in Inglewood, California, USA.
Harold Lem And His Orchestra record I Got Rhythm for Okeh Records in New York City. Guitar on the session is by Eddie Lang, and violin by Joe Venuti.
Chick Webb And His Orchestra record Fever Blues and Vote For Mister Rhythm [both with Ella Fitzgerald on vocals] and other tracks for Decca Records in the USA.
The musical revue Boys And Girls Together, with music by Sammy Fain, is playing at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 191 performances.
The American-Yiddish musical revue Bagels And Yox is playing at The Holiday Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 208 performances.
The Sons Of The Pioneers perform Whispering Hope, Wait For The Wagon, Hoedown and other songs, on their KHJ-Mutual radio series The Lucky-U Ranch, in the USA.
Little Willie John, Champion Jack Dupree, Little George Smith and Otis Williams play the second night of a week at Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Little Richard's single, Tutti Frutti, is reviewed by Billboard magazine as a "cleverly styled novelty with nonsense words, rapid fire delivery."
The Louvin Brothers record Don't Laugh and I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby for Capitol Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. It will peak at No1 in the country music chart.
Little Willie John, Champion Jack Dupree, Little George Smith and Otis Williams play the second night of a week at Apollo Theater, Harlem">The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet records Oh Susannah, Deep In The Heart Of Texas and other tracks in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Columbia Records.
B.B. King, Ben E. King, The Coasters and The Hollywood Flames play at the Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
Bob Dylan appears on folk musician/broadcaster Oscar Brand's New York City radio show, Folksong Festival.
Eartha Kitt, Johnny Dankworth, Frank Ifield and Cliff Richard and The Shadows appear on tonight's Royal Command Performance at The London Palladium, London, UK.
Bobby Darin plays the first night in a week of shows at The Latin Casino, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA.
In the middle of a tour of the USA, Cliff Richard and The Shadows have flown back to London, UK, to appear on tonight's Royal Command Performance at The London Palladium, before returning to America tomorrow. Also on the bill are Frank Ifield, Eartha Kitt and Johnny Dankworth.
The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, concludes an agreement with United Artists to make the first Beatles movie, A Hard Day's Night. Meanwhile, The Beatles are playing at the Sporthallen, Hamngatan, Eskilstuna, Sweden, Europe.
A second day of filming for The T.A.M.I. Show, takes place in The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA. TAMI stands for Television Audience Measurement Index. The show's amazing line-up includes Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, Beach Boys, The Supremes, Jan And Dean, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Gerry And The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer, The Barbarians and more.
The Kinks spend the seventh of eight days recording tracks for their album The Kink Kontroversy in Pye Studios, London, UK.
Quicksilver Messenger Service play the last of three nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are Taj Mahal, Sons Of Champlin and The Blue Flames.
Jefferson Airplane, Mother Earth, Mad River, Committee and Holy See play at the Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA, in an anti-Vietnam War benefit show.
B.B. King plays at The Catacombs, Houston, Texas, USA.
Rat Subterranean News magazine in America publishes a major Paul McCartney Is Dead story, revealing many items of 'evidence' proving that The Beatles' bass player has passed on the the great gig in the sky.
Eric Clapton plays in Shizuoka, Japan, Asia.
On their Jazz tour, Queen play at The Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Obsessive Beatles fan Mark Chapman pays his first visit to the Dakota Building in New York City, where he begins to stake out his intended murder victim, John Lennon. On the same day, Depeche Mode play their first gig under that name, at Ronnie Scott's Jazz club, London.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the second of two nights at Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of five nights at the Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico.
As he has done on numerous occasions, Brian May of Queen takes the stage of The Dominion Theatre, London, UK, during the finale of the Queen-based musical We Will Rock You, to perform the guitar solo in Bohemian Rhapsody.
The Music play at The Corn Exchange Brighton, UK.
Music Week reports that James Blunt's Back To Bedlam has given Warner UK its biggest share of the market (15%) in five years.
Larry Lee, best known as a guitarist who worked with Jimi Hendrix and Al Green, dies in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, after a year battling stomach cancer.
Soul II Soul play as part of the F1 Corniche Beats On The Beach Concerts series on Corniche Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Africa.
Deerhunter play at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Ke$ha plays at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
Annie Lennox receives the 'GQ Charity Woman Of The Year Award' at the GQ Men Of The Year 2010 Awards in Berlin, Germany. During the event she performs Universal Child and No More 'I Love Yous' alone on the piano, wearing a black "HIV POSITIVE" T-Shirt.
The Doobie Brothers play at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
The Lemonheads perform their classic album It's A Shame About Ray in full at The Soda Bar, San Diego, California, USA.
Taylor Swift's fourth studio album, Red, achieves her first No1 placing on the official UK album charts with sales of 61,779 in its first week.
Justin Bieber plays at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs goes to see the Los Angeles Clippers vs. the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rihanna presents Tom Ford with AIDS charity amfAR's Inspiration Award, in Milk Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, then helps the charity herself by buying several luxury auction items. She spends $35,000 on a pair of Harry Winston diamond link earrings featuring 72 diamonds set in platinum, and $100,000 on the photograph "Elizabeth Taylor at the Eden Roc" by Willy Rizzo, signed and numbered by the artist. Other guests at the dinner incude Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus.
Paolo Nutini's album Sunny Side Up is awarded 6x platinum status in the UK, having passed the landmark of 1.8m copies sold since its release in June 2009.