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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 comedy Foxy Grandpa, based on a popular newspaper cartoon strip, is playing at Haverley's 14th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances.
Eleanor Falk And Her Ten Sunbeams are heading the bill at Forest Park Highalnds, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Also appearing are "coon shouter" Artie Hall, "musical mokes" Snyder And Buckley, and singer/dancer Ray Sullivan.
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Musical comedy The Show Girl is presented at Wallack's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 64 performances.
Maurice Menge and his El Patio Orchestra play at the official opening of the Avalon Ballroom, Catalina Island, California, USA. During the 1930s and 1940s many live radio broadcasts of big band jazz will be made from the Avalon, featuring the bands of Jan Garber, Kay Kyser and Bob Crosby to name just a few.
Billie Holiday, The Count Basie Orchestra, The John Kirby Orchestra, The Roy Eldridge Orchestra and others perform in a Midnight Benefit Concert at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA. The concert raises funds for The Harlem Children's Centre.
Bing Crosby records the Irving Berlin composition White Christmas for Decca Records in Los Angeles. It will go on to become the best-selling song the world has ever known.
Don't Get Around Much Anymore [Never No Lament] by Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA.
Frankie Laine and Patti Page play the thirteenth night in a three-week season at The Paramount Theater, New York City, USA.
Griff Williams And His Orchestra play the ninth of 28 nights at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Eddie Kirk records Drifting Texas Sand, Alone In A Tavern, Freight Train Breakdown and I'll Save My Heart For You in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra are playing during a two-month stay at The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, USA.
Skip Martin And His Orchestra record There's Danger In Your Eyes Cherie and Rose Room for MGM Records at Radio Recorders Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Ames Brothers are playing during a week-long engegement at The Latin Casino, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Rock Around The Clock is heard live for the first time when Bill Haley And His Comets perform it at The Hofbrau Hotel, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
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The Four Freshmen play the first of two nights at The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, USA.
Jackie Wilson plays the third of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Dale Hawkins makes a live appearance on W-fil tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Minnie Pearl plays the second of three nights of live shows in Woodland, Maryland, USA.
It is reported that two members of rock'n'roll quartet Jackie and The Starlites have confessed to the recent murder 73-year old Dr Emil Markussen in his New York City, USA, apartment, in the course of a robbery.
Barbra Streisand plays the twenty-first night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
The Charles Lloyd Quartet record Forest Flower, Days Of Wine And Roses, Bizarre and Ol' Five Spot for Columbia records in New York City, USA.
The Who feature, playing a pre-recorded live session, on BBC Radio show Saturday Club. Later in the day they record tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars at Alpha Telvision Studios, Birmingham, England, UK, then finish the day off with a show at The Pavilion Ballroom, Buxton, UK.
Bob Dylan achieves his second No1 LP in the UK with Bringing It All Back Home.
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Jay And The Americans release a new single, Cara Mia, in the USA on United Artists Records. It will peak at No3 in the singles chart.
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The Monkees record Calico Girlfriend Samba, Lynn Harper and Thank You My Friend, at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac, Bobbie Gentry and Peter Sarstedt perform live on weekly UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
Black Sabbath play in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The film Honeysuckle Rose, starring Willie Nelson, opens at cinemas in Sweden and Finland, Europe.
Queen play at Leeds United AFC, Elland Road, Leeds, UK.
The biographical drama movie Mask, starring Cher, at cinemas in France, Europe.
Del Amitri play at Bogarts, New York City, USA.
JLS are in Metrophonic Studios, Surrey, UK, working on songs for their debut album.
Green Day release a new album, 21st Century Breakdown, in Australia.
British record producer Jonny Dollar dies of cancer, aged 45. Dollar was widely considered the primary architect of the trip-hop genre of music for his innovative work on Massive Attack's influential album Blue Lines. He also worked with Neneh Cherry, Gabrielle and Youssou N'Dour.
Pendulum play at Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Sting plays at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco, Africa.
The 55th annual Eurovision Song Contest is broadcast live from Telenor Arena, Baerum, Oslo, Norway, Europe. The winner is German vocalist Lena with the song Satellite. Britain's Josh Dubovie comes last, scoring just ten points with That Sounds Good To Me, written by Pete Waterman.
On their Final Frontier World Tour, Iron Maiden play in The Konig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany, Europe.
Jared and Caleb Followill of The Kings of Leon hang out with Neil Diamond at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
When rock musician Roger Waters of Pink Floyd is the guest on BBC radio show Desert Island Discs, his musical choices include tracks by Ray Charles, Billie Holiday and Chet Baker. His choice of a luxury to take to his desert island is a Bosendorfer grand piano.
Mark Knopfler plays the third of six nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
The Celtic Fiddle Festival begin their 20th Anniversary Tour at The Gaiety Theatre, Ayr, Scotland.
George Benson appears on BBC tv show Breakfast, live from Media City, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
On her The Mrs Carter Show World Tour Beyonce plays at The Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Against Me! play at Daytrotter Sessions Live, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their Native Summer Tour, OneRepublic play the second of two nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA, supported by The Script and American Authors.
The Steve Miller Band, Journey and Tower Of Power play at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at The Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA, supported by DNCE and Bea Miller.