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Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, during a lengthy run.
Blues singer and guitarist Mississippi Fred McDowell is born in Fayette County, Tennessee, USA,
The Bread and Roses strike, considered one of the most significant struggles in the history of the working class in the USA, begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts. 23,000 textile workers protested against cuts to their wages, and they were confronted by the National Guard, along with 22 militia companies and 50 thugs disguised as strikers, who overturned trolley cars, smashed windows, assaulted people and planted dynamite near the strike headquarters. Eventually, however, the strikers won a 25-percent raise for the lowest-paid workers and smaller increases for higher-paid workers, time-and-a-quarter pay for overtime, and no discrimination against strikers. The song Bread And Roses by Joan Baez and Mimi Farina tells the story of the strike.
The musical revue Morris Gest's Midnight Whirl, with music by George Gershwin, is presented at The Century Grove Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 68 performances.
Ray Price is born in Perryville, Texas, USA. He will find success as a country music singer, songwriter and guitarist, nicknamed The Cherokee Cowboy. His best-known recordings will include Release Me, Crazy Arms and Heartaches By The Number. In 1996, he will be elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Percival Mackey's Band records Ukulele Lullaby, Oh How I've Waited For You, Keep Your Skirts Down Mary Ann and Ida - I Do, for Columbia Records in London, UK.
Sonny Clay's Plantation Orchestra records Devil's Serenade and In My Dreams (I'm Jealous Of You) for Vocalion Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Raimonds Pauls is born in Ilguciems, Riga, Latvia, Europe. he will find success as a composer of popular music and as a piano player.
Blues guitarist and singer Kokomo Arnold records Backfence Picket Blues, Fool Man Blues, Long And Tall, Salty Dog, Cold Winter Blues and Sister Jane Across The Hall, for Decca Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Phil Duey, The Leo Reisman Orchestra, The Giersdorf Sisters and The Swing Fourteen perform songs including With Plenty Of Money And You, The Way You Look Tonight, Organ Grinder's Swing and Easy To Love on the Philip Morris Radio program in the USA.
Square dance band The Hornellsville Hillbillies play at Hap-I-Land, Wayland, New York State, USA.
The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Matt Molloy is born in Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon, Ireland. he will find success as the flute and tin whistle player of The Chieftains.
Jazz cornettist and bandleader Muggsy Spanier plays at Jazz, Ltd, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the first time. He will play at the venue for fifteen months over the next two years.
Little Richard has his second recording session, at WGST Studio, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He records I Brought It All On Myself, Ain't Nothin' Happening, Thinkin' 'Bout My Mother and Please Have Mercy On Me.
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.
Frank Sinatra records It Happened In Monterey, I've Got You Under My Skin [written by Cole Porter] and other tracks for Capitol Records in KHJ Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Despite their leader suffering from a fever, Bill Haley and The Comets play the second of two nights in The Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, Australia.
Songwriter and record producer Berry Gordy incorporates his own record label, Tamla Records, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, using $800 borrowed from his family's loan fund. Tamla will become the foundation of the Motown music empire.
Famed tango pianist, bandleader and composer Carlos Di Sarli, known as El Senor del Tango, dies in Argentina.
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.
The Kingston Trio are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Jazz pianist Duke Pearson records Groovin' For Nat, Smoothie, Angel Eyes and other tracks for Jazzline Records in New York City, USA.
The Animals play a lunchtime gig at the Olympia, Reading, UK for a fee of
Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Hollies, Cliff Bennet and the Rebel Rousers, The Fourmost, Tommy Quickly, The Rustiks, The Remo Four and Danny Williams appear in the second of six nights of Gerry's Christmas Cracker at The Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland.
A new TV show, Hullabaloo, premieres on NBC in the USA, featuring The Zombies, Liverpool's Gerry And The Pacemakers, and The New Christy Minstrels.
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Chuck Berry, The Moody Blues, The Graham Bond Organisation and Long John Baldry play at The Gaumont, Hanley, UK.
A round table discussion, moderated by pioneering heart transplant surgeon Dr. Christian Barnard, at Cape Town Medical School, Capetown, South Africa, is recorded and will be released as a 2-LP set by Decca Records in the UK.
Eric Clapton And His Band move their equipment into The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK, but manage only a cursory rehearsal for the next night's show.
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Grand Funk Railroad play in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
Hits compilation The Bee Gees Greatest reaches No1 in the Billboard US Album Charts.
Like A Virgin by Madonna peaks at No3 on the UK singles chart.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at Palasport di Roma, Rome, Italy, Europe.
Nirvana play at Satyricon, Portland, Oregon, USA.
In Perth, Australia, at the start of their mammoth Monster Tour, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck marries Stephanie, the mother of their two daughters, Zoe and Zelda. Grant Lee Buffalo provides the party music.
Radiohead release a new single, No Surprises, in the UK.
For the first time in twenty years, all four members of Abba are seen together in public when they attend the Swedish-language premiere of the Abba musical Mamma Mia! at the Cirkus Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Alec Ounsworth, singer and songwriter of indie band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, marries Emily Jean Stock. She is the inspiration for the song which bears her name on the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah album Some Loud Thunder.
On their 21st Century Breakdown tour, Green Day play at the Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand.
It is announced that pop-metal icon Lita Ford has signed a worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer, and that her first new studio album in nearly three years, Living Like A Runaway, is scheduled for release in May.
Bob Dylan performs live at The Critics' Choice Movie Awards in the Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of a special tribute to Martin Scorsese.
Brad Paisley plays at The Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
Lanterns On The Lake play at Cargo, London, UK.
Beirut play at The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, Australia.
Justin Bieber plays at The AT+T Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Sons of Fathers play at The Brick And Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Quicksand play at The Metro Smart Bar, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Queensrÿche play at The Marquee Theatre, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
Madonna announces on Instagram that she will take part in the 1 Million Women's March in Washington DC, USA, on January 21 - the first day of Donald Trump's Presidency. Already committed to the march are Katy Perry, Cher and Zendaya.
Bruce Springsteen stages a secret acoustic concert in the East Room of the White House, Washington DC, USA, to reward President Barack Obama's staff for their hard work over the past eight years. The show, for just 250 staffers, features fifteen songs.