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The musical extravaganza The Sleeping Beauty And The Beast is playing at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 241 performances. The show is billed as "The biggest indoor entertainment in the world! 500 people involved!"
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, during a lengthy run.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Herald Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 205 performances.
The programme Starlight, a live BBC-tv transmission from Alexandra palace, London, UK, features popular singer Sophie Tucker.
Robert Hartley Elliott is born at 13 Chilton Avenue, Bolton, Lancashire, UK. He will grow up to find success as Bobby Elliott, drummer with The Hollies.
Doris Day records the songs Lullaby Of Broadway, Fine And Dandy, In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town and I Love The Way You Say Goodnight, with the Norman Luboff Choir and the Buddy Cole Quartet, for her Columbia Records album Lullaby Of Broadway.
The revue An Evening With Beatrice Lillie is presented at The Booth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 276 performances. As well as its actress-singer star, the show features piano duettists Eddie And Rack.
Elvis Presley's debut single, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, enters the regional singles chart in Houston, Texas, USA, at No9.
Elvis Presley records Milkcow Blues Boogie and You're A Heartbreaker, at Sun Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The CBS television special The Sound of Jazz features Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Pee Wee Russell, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, and Jimmy Giuffre. The show is an edition of the CBS television series Seven Lively Arts, bringing together jazz stars from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Carmen McRae and Sammy Davis Jr record a duet of I Love You Porgy, in Los Angeles for the Decca Records album Porgy And Bess.
Carmen McRae and Sammy Davis Jr record a duet of I Love You Porgy, in Los Angeles, California, USA, for the Decca Records album Porgy And Bess.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
Barbra Streisand is playing during a one-month engagement at The Blue Angel, New York City, USA.
Brook Benton is playing during a six-night stint at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Sandy Nelson releases his US hit Let There Be Drums, in the UK on London Records.
Popular singer and guitarist Val Doonican presents his regular show Your Date With Val on BBC Light Programme Radio in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles play at The Oasis Club, Manchester, UK.
The Phil Spector production, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah by Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans, enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
Bobby Rydell continues with his three-week engagement at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bobby Fuller plays at McGee Park Auditorium, Farmington, Texas, USA.
The musical Zizi is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays at The Public Hall, Preston, UK.
The Who play at The Marquee, London, supported by The Sneakers.
Jazz trombonist J.J. Johnson records Stolen Moments and Swing Spring in New York City, USA, for RCA Victor Records.
Black magic-oriented band Black Widow play at Bumpers, in Piccadilly, London, UK.
Free record a live session for BBC Radio One show Top Gear at the Playhouse Theatre, London, UK.
Woody Shaw releases the album Blackstone Legacy, in the USA on Contemporary Records.
The Buzzcocks play at The Garden, Penzance, UK.
Edgar Winter plays at The Civic Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Thin Lizzy play at The Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Status Quo play at Granby Halls, Leicester, UK.
Queen play at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Duran Duran play at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK.
George Melly with Ronnie Scott begins a month-long residency at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK.
Uriah Heep, the first major Western rock band to perform live in Russia, play the second of ten nights at Olympijskiy Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
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The Backstreet Boys win Artist Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Albums Artist Of The Year and Albums Artist Duo/Group Of The Year at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards ceremony.
Reef play at Newcastle University, Newcastle, England, UK.
Leonard Cohen plays at The Rose Quarter Theatre Of The Clouds, Portland, Oregon, USA.
On their Wasting Light tour, The Foo Fighters play at Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
The National play at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Rolling Stones play at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. Lana Del Rey is among the backstage guests.
On their Ceremonials tour, Florence And The Machine play at The Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK.
Nada Surf play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Via an announcement on his website, Johnny Marr cancels all remaining dates on his tour of the USA, in order to be with a member of his family who is seriously ill.
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Abba Monopoly, an Abba-oriented version of the popular board game, is made available to buy via the band's website.
Forbes Magazine's Annual Rich List shows Katy Perry as the year's most financially successful musician, with estimated earnings of $135m. One Direction are second with $130m, followed by Garth Brooks with $90m, Taylor Swift with $80m and The Eagles with $73.5m.
On their Rock Or Bust tour, AC/DC play the second of two nights at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oceania.
Nouvelle Vague play at Flow, Paris, France, Europe.