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Gus Cannon is born in Red Banks, Marshall County. He will grow up to lead pioneer 20's Victor Records act Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers. Their song Walk Right In will provide a huge hit during the 1960s folk boom for The Rooftop Singers.
A Chinese Honeymoon, billed as 'The English Musical Sensation' is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
The "scintillating musical comedy" Sally In Our Alley is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 100 performances.
Fred Bird, The Salon Symphonic Jazz Band and Al Bowlly record Ain't She Sweet and In A Little Spanish Town, in Berlin, Germany, for Homochord Records.
Victoria Spivey records My Handy Man for OKeh Records in New York City, USA.
The Garland Sisters [formerly The Gumm Sisters] play the sixth of seven nights at the Michigan Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA. One of the sisters, Frances Gumm, will find stardom after a name change to Judy Garland.
Earl Hines And His Orchestra record Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gus Backus is born in Southampton, Long Island, New York State, USA. He will find huge success as a rock'n'roll star in Germany, Europe, during the late 50s and early 60s.
Gloria Jones is born in Longview, Texas, USA. As a 60s soul vocalist she will record Tainted Love which will go on to become a Northern Soul classic during the 70s in the UK and will provide cover version hits for Soft Cell in 1981 and Marilyn Manson in 2002.
Cab Calloway And His Cotton Club Revue, Avis Andrews, The Three Chocolateers, The Six Cotton Club Boys and The Cab Jivers play at The Palace Theatre, Akron, Ohio, USA.
Billie Holiday and Teddy Wilson record I Hear Music, I'm All For You, It's The Same Old Story and Practice Makes Perfect for OKeh Records in New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
Don Drummond leaves school in Kingston, Jamaica, in the Caribbean, to join The Colony Club Orchestra, but will find greater acclaim as a founder member and trombone player of The Skatalites.
The Joe Morris Orchestra play the fifth night of a week at The Spodoree Club, Youngstown, Ohio USA. For many years, The Joe Morris Orchestra was the house band at Atlantic Records.
Charlie Parker plays a gig aboard the excursions boat SS Peter Stuyvesant, New York City, USA.
Ruth Brown and Billy Eckstine are undertaking an eight-day tour of the West Coast of the USA.
An Alan Freed-promoted US package tour called The Biggest Rhythm'n'Blues Show, plays the first of five nights at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Acts on the bill include The Drifters, Roy Hamilton, LaVern Baker, King Pleasure, The Spaniels and more.
Lloyd Price, Little Anthony And The Imperials, The Five Satins and The Olympics play the first noght of a week-long engagement at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Nina Simone performs her first major concert, at The Town Hall, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Ricky Nelson plays the first of two nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, vocalist-songwriter Chris Kenner records his original version of Something You Got, co-written with Fats Domino. The track will become a much-covered r'n'b classic.
The Stan Getz Quartet records Nice Work If You Can Get It, Who Would Care and other tracks at Nola Studios, New York City, USA.
Lonnie Johnson and Victoria Spivey play the first of thirteen nights at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Popular vocalist Mylene Farmer is born in Quebec, Canada.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by Freddie And The Dreamers.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas, USA.
John Fisher, bassist of Fishbone, is born in El Camino, California, USA.
Shirley Bassey, accompanied by The Alan Ainsworth Orchestra, opens at The Pigalle, London, England, UK. The show is recorded and will be released as an LP by EMI Records.
The Hollies play at The New Pier, Manchester, England, UK.
The First New York Blues Project, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, John Hammond Jr. and The Little John Trio come to the end of a week of shows at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich, Village, New York City, USA.
The Golden Earrings play at Houtrusthallen, The Hague, Netherlands, Europe. The group will find greater fame after a name-change to Golden Earring.
Trini Lopez is playing during three weeks at Harrah's, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Jennifer Nettles is born in Douglas, Georgia, USA. She will find success as the lead singer of country-rock duo Sugarland.
The Beasts Of Bourbon play at Szene, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
On his 63rd birthday, George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Paul McCartney releases a new album, Chaos And Creation In The Backyard on Parlophone Records in the UK.
MDC (Millions Of Dead Cops) play at Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France, Europe.
Eminem, G Unit, Obie Trice, StatQuo, Akon and others play at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
The Canadian Country Music Awards take place in Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The End Of The Road Festival, a three-day event, comes to an end at Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, Dorset, UK. Headliners on this, the final day, are Wilco.
Sir Tom Jones headlines Elvis Forever, a concert celebrating the music of Elvis Presley, in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, Europe. The line-up also includes KT Tunstall, Scouting For Girls, Imelda May, Fyfe Dangerfield, Jon Allen, Michael Ball, Mica Paris, Tony Christie, The Magnets, Fran Healy (of Travis), Craig David, Tony Hadley, Suzi Quatro and Marti Pellow.
The KerrangFest takes place at the Centenary Square Stage, Birmingham, UK. Acts appearing include The Twang, The Acadian Kicks, Francesqa, The Little Million, Templeton Pek, Kidnapper Bell, Fuzzbox, The Amateurs and This Love Affair.
Gemma Ray plays at The Borderline, London, UK, supported by Gulp.
The Wave Pictures play at The Full Moon Club, Cardiff, Wales.
Ray Dolby, the billionaire audio engineer who pioneered noise reduction in audio recordings and founded Dolby Laboratories, dies aged 80, having suffered from Alzheimer's disease for several years, in San Francisco, California, USA.
Mariah Carey is among the guests when Nas holds his 40th Birthday party at Avenue NYC in New York City, USA.
The Barbra Streisand Channel makes its debut on Sirius and Sirius/XM on-line channel 69 and XM channel 73, where it runs for a month.
Black Prairie, Craig Cardiff, J. Cole, Jill Zmud, NQ Arbuckle, The National, The Wiggles and Wake Owl play on the second day of The Ottawa Folk Festival, Hog's Back Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, supported by Beck.