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Musical comedy The Only Girl, with music by Victor Herbert, is playing at The Belasco Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
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.
Victoria Spivey records My Handy Man for OKeh Records in New York City, USA.
Al Bowlly and Jimmy Mesene (aka The Radio Stars With Two Guitars) record I'll Never Smile Again for HMV Records in London, England, UK.
Philip Darryl Core is born in Liverpool, UK. After changing his name to David Garrick, he will find some success as a pop singer in the 60s.
Humphrey Lyttelton records Melancholy Blues, for Parlophone Records in London, UK.
Elvis Presley's father Vernon moves the family from Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, to a rooming house at 370 Washington Street, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, in search of a better life. Soon after, they will move to a run-down one-room apartment at 572 Poplar Avenue.
Perry Como, with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and Betty Hutton, records the Frank Loesser composition A Bushel And A Peck in RCA's Studio 2, New York City, USA.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during three months at The Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Vaughn Monroe Orchestra plays during a month-long engagement at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
Hank Williams releases a new single, Settin' The Woods On Fire, on MGM Records, in the USA. On the same day, Gerry Beckley, later to be a member of America, is born in Fort Worth, Texas.
Jesse Fuller, playing 12-string guitar, high hat cymbal, harmonica, kazoo and fotdella, records Beat It On Down The Line, The Monkey And The Engineer and other tracks in Los Angeles, California, USA, which will form the basis of the album Jesse Fuller.
Jimmie Rodgers plays the fourth of six nights at The Gatineau Country Club, Ottawa, Canada.
Scotty McKay releases a new single, Let The Good Times Roll, on Ace Records in the USA.
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Ray Price And His Cherokee Indians play a live show in Lubbock, Texas, USA.
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.
Ray Price And His Cherokee Indians play a live show in Abilene, Texas, USA.
Frank Sinatra records These Foolish Things, As Time Goes By and other tracks in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Capitol Records.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record September 12th Blues, To Know You Is To Love You and E.S.P. in RCA Studio, New York City, USA.
Bobby Vinton is in Cologne, Germany, Europe, beginning recording sessions for German versions of his hits.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, is the place to be tonight, because not only is Ray Charles playing live at The Civic Auditorium, but The Isley Brothers are on the seventh of nine nights at The Peppermint Lounge West, while Aretha Franklin, The Coasters and The Contours continue their two-week season at the recently opened Zanzibar Club.
Chubby Checker, The Brook Brothers, The Kestrels, Susan Singer, Chas McDevitt And Shirley Douglas, The Gary Edwards Combo, The Semi-Tones and The Red Price Orchestra play at the Odeon, Leeds, UK.
Johnny Cash plays at The Forum, Wichita, Kansas, USA.
The Beatles hold a press conference prior to their show at the Boston Gardens, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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The Blues Project play at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, play the twenty-first night in a month of dates at Mother Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play in Stjarnscenen, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Mike Bloomfield And Friends play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Litter and Aorta.
Newly emerging singer-songwriter Elton John plays the second of two nights at The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Rock drummer and bandleader Keef Hartley opens his own night club in Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK.
The Jim Carroll Band plays at The Left Bank, Mount Vernon, New York State, USA.
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble begin a European tour at Saga, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
The Jesus And Mary Chain play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the second of two nights at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Paul Weller's self-financed solo debut album, Paul Weller, enters the UK albums at chart at No8, its highest position.
The Offspring play at Bedrocks, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his 63rd birthday, George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, aged 66, dies of a stroke, in New York City, USA.
Paulina Rubio plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fleet Foxes headline the second day of The End Of The Road Festival at Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. Also on the bill are Okkervil River, The Low Anthem, The Acorn and The Broken Family Band.
Lady Gaga wins eight prizes [including best female video, pop video, dance video, choreography, direction and editing] at the MTV Video Music Awards in the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA. Other winners include Eminem, Justin Bieber, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Black Keys and Muse.
Aerosmith play at The Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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.
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.
The Wave Pictures play at The Full Moon Club, Cardiff, Wales.
After ten years together, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly play their final gig together at The Forum, London, UK.
Calvin Harris releases a video for his current single Blame, a collaboration with John Newman.
Wooden Arms release the LP Tide, on Butterfly Collectors Records in Europe, except for the UK.
Singer-songwriter Ally Kerr plays at The Spice Of life, London, UK.