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The "wordless play" with music, Sumurun, starring Gertrude Hoffman is presented at B.F. Keith's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Popular jazz-band vocalist Billy Daniels is born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Fred Bird, The Salon Symphonic Jazz Band and Al Bowlly record Ain't She Sweet and In A Little Spanish Town, in Berlin, Germany, Europe, for Homochord Records.
Minstrel show musician Emmett Miller accompanied by his Georgia Crackers, records Sweet Mama, Papa's Getting Mad, The Pickaninnies Paradise and The Blues Singer [From Alabam'], for Okeh Records in New York City, USA. The Georgia Crackers include Eddie Lang, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey and Gene Krupa.
Earl Hines And His Orchestra record Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz organist, vocalist and recording artist Papa John DeFrancesco is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica D'Amato is born in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. As Maria Muldaur, she will sing with the Jim Kweskin Jug Band before going on to solo success.
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.
Ali-Ollie Woodson is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. In a long and varied career he will sing with The Temptations and The Drifters.
The musical Hazel Flagg, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Hilliard, is playing at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 190 performances.
Merrill Moore releases a new single, The House Of Blue Lights, on Capitol 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.
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.
Ray Price And His Cherokee Indians play a live show in Abilene, Texas, USA.
Elvis Presley is in Seattle, Washington, USA, on the ninth day of location filming for his latest movie, It Happened At TheWorld's Fair.
Bobby Vinton is in Cologne, Germany, Europe, beginning recording sessions for German versions of his hits.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by Freddie And The Dreamers.
Marvin Gaye records Pride And Joy for Tamla Records, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Zombies play at The Bury Palace, Manchester, UK.
Adam Faith appears on BBC2-tv show Open House, and on radio show Saturday Club, in London, UK.
The Animals, Jan And Dean, Chuck Berry and Del Shannon play the ninth of ten nights at The Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Paul Simon plays at The Central Hotel, Birkenhead, England, UK.
Jazz saxophonist Don Byas is recorded live for BBC tv at the BBC Television Theatre, London, England, UK.
The Blues Project play during eight nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, play the nineteenth night in a month of dates at Mother Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy The Happy Time is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Curved Air, Charge and Room play at The Temple Club, Soho, London, UK.
Jennifer Nettles is born in Douglas, Georgia, USA. She will find success as the lead singer of country-rock duo Sugarland.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The California Exposition And State Fair, Sacramento, California, USA.
Annihilator release their second LP, Never Neverland, on Roadrunner Records.
Billy Bragg And O-Positive play at Chesnut Cabaret, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The three-day-long WOMAD Festival begins at The Festival Grounds, Wiesen, Austria, Europe.
Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, breaks both legs when a huge wave throws him across his boat on the seas near his home on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
Badly Drawn Boy wins the UK's coveted Mercury Music Prize for his debut album, The Hour Of Bewilderbeast.
David Gray releases his seventh album, Life In Slow Motion, on Atlantic Records in the UK.
U2 play the first of four non-consecutive nights at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Dahsboard Confessional.
Wolf Parade, Holy Fuck and Lemonade play at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
The album 5th Gear by Brad Paisley is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Kraftwerk headline the second day of the Bestival at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, UK.
Maroon 5 release a new single, Misery, in the UK.
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.
Chicago play at The Toyota Center, Kennewick, Washington, USA.
Nick Lowe releases his new album, The Old Magic in the UK.
Japandroids play at Treibhaus, Luzern, Switzerland, Europe.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Mariah Carey is among the guests when Nas holds his 40th Birthday party at Avenue NYC in New York City, USA.
Kate Bush plays at Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK, during a series of 22 live dates at the venue.
On his Comeback World Tour, Garth Brooks plays the fifth of seven nights at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Trisha Yearwood.
Wooden Arms release the LP Tide, on Butterfly Collectors Records in Europe, except for the UK.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of three nights at The Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, supported by Vance Joy.