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Inventor Thomas Edison
finishes work on the first phonograph
, which records sound onto a tinfoil sheet glued around a fixed cylinder. Although it does record, at this stage of its development the device is little more than a novelty.
The musical comedy The Maid Of The Mountains
, with music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, is playing at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 1352 performances.
David Warren Brubeck is born in Concord, California, USA. He will find success as jazz pianist, composer, bandleader and recording artist Dave Brubeck
and his Orchestra are the band in residence at the Million Dollar Golden Gate Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Pioneering jazz banjo player Charlie Dixon
dies in New York City, USA.
While serving with the US Army in Germany, Elvis Presley
has his first karate lessons with 'The Father of German Karate' Jurgen Seydel.
The musical Irma La Douce
is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
And His Combo are playing during a three-week engagement at The Roundtable, New York City, USA. They are joined by rockabilly artist Jumping Gene Simmons
as an extra vocalist.
release their second album, Turn! Turn! Turn! In the USA on Columbia Records
. The album includes two Bob Dylan
songs, The Times they Are A-Changin' and Lay Down Your Weary Tune.
is performed at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of over five years.
The stage musical Cabaret
is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
begins an affair with model Pattie Boyd's sister Paula, as a result of which his current girlfriend Alice Ormsby-Gore moves out of his mansion, Hurtwood Edge, Surrey, UK.
Sugar play at the Stadthalle Mulheim, Cologne, Germany, supported by Uncle Tupelo
and Alta May play at The Pine Lodge, Cork, Southern Ireland, Europe.
releases a new DVD, Rock Swings
, in the USA. The DVD features live performances from the album of the same name.
release Bestival Live 2011, a live recording of their two and a half hour set at this year's Bestival, in the USA.
, the widow and manager of Roy Orbison
, dies aged 60 of pancreatic cancer, in Los Angeles, California, USA, on the 23rd anniversary of her husband's death.
Touring in support of their fifth album, Moms
play at The Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
On his 27-city UR Experience
plays at The Smoothie King center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
play at The Albert Hall, Manchester, UK.