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Musical comedy The Only Girl, with music by Victor Herbert, is playing at The Belasco Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Little Jack Little And His Orchestra play at The Hotel Edison, New York City, USA.
Trade Winds by Bing Crosby enters the Billboard Top 10 Singles chart in the USA at No9. Another version of the same song, by Frank Sinatra And The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, enters at No10. Remaining at No1 for the ninth consecutive week is I'll Never Smile Again by Sinatra, Dorsey and The Pied Pipers.
Hank Williams and his wife Audrey travel to Nashville, Tennessee, USA, to meet Fred Rose of music publishers Acuff-Rose, with whom Williams signs a publishing contract.
Ed King, guitarist for Strawberry Alarm Clock and Lynyrd Skynyrd, is born in Glendale, California, USA.
A new character, Spike Dyke, modeled on zany jazz bandleader Spike Jones, appears in Chester Gould's nationally syndicated Dick Tracy comic strip in the USA.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
The Vaughn Monroe Orchestra plays during a month-long engagement at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
The Stan Getz Quartet plays at The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
Ruth Brown and Billy Eckstine are undertaking an eight-day tour of the West Coast of the USA.
J.B. Lenoir records Low Down Dirty Blues, Natural Man and Don't Dog Your Woman and for Chess Records, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Little Richard plays the first of three nights at The Savoy Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Four Preps enter Capitol Records studio in Hollywood, California, for their first recording session, where they record Dreamy Eyes.
Roosevelt Sykes records Jail Bait, Yes Lawd and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NewJersey, USA.
Jazz clarinettist Mr Acker Bilk plays at The Palm Court Jazz Club, Purley, UK.
The Porter Wagoner Show, a syndicated country music programme, makes its debut on eighteen TV stations in the USA. It will run until 1981, airing on Nearly 100 stations at its peak.
Tex Ritter with producer Lee Gillette and an orchestra conducted by Ralph Carmichael, records Strange Little Melody, in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Ripley, Mississippi, USA.
The musical Milk And Honey, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
Bobby Darin competes with himself for US chart honours as he releases two singles simultaneously – Baby Face on Atco and If A Man Answers on Capitol Records.
Brenda Lee releases a new single, All Alone Am I, on Decca Records in the USA.
Duane Eddy releases a new single [Dance With The] Guitar Man, on RCA Victor Records in the USA, with vocals provided by The Blossoms.
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Duane Eddy releases a new single [Dance With The] Guitar Man, on RCA Victor Records in the USA, with vocals provided by The Blossoms [including Darlene Love.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in The Municipal Auditorium, Austin, Texas, USA.
Lena Horne begins a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, UK.
Manfred Mann play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
Freddie And The Dreamers perform I'm Telling You Now and A Little You on The Red Skelton Hour on CBS tv in the USA.
The Moody Blues play at The Spa, Bridlington, England, UK.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays the tenth of thirteen nights at Doug Weston's Troubadour Club, Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA. Also on the bill is The Sunshine Company.
Kaleidoscope and Sea Train play the fifth of six nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Eric Burdon and War begin a week of shows at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, UK.
Kenny Rogers gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Takamasa Lee Ishihara is born in Konohana-ku, Osaka, Japan. He will find success as Miyavi, guitarist with the visual kei band Due le Quartz, before going on to a successful solo career.
Vocalist Morten Harket joins a band formed by keyboardist Magne Furuholmen and guitarist Paul Waaktaar in Oslo, Norway, Europe. This, in effect, is the birth of a-ha.
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays the last of three nights at the Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, Japan, to an audience of 45,000.
Lenny Kravitz plays at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, coroner's report on the death of The Who's bass guitarist John Entwistle, states that he died of "cocaine intoxication and hypertensive cardiovascular disease."
Okkervil River play in Austin, Texas, USA.
The Stereophonics play at Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, England, UK.
Green Day play at Mark Of The Quad Cities, Moline, Illinois, USA.
Rock and pop drummer Bobby Graham dies aged 69, of stomach cancer in The Isabel Hospice, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK. Highly respected, he worked for many years with Joe Brown And The Bruvvers, but also drummed on sessions for The Kinks, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Joe Cocker and Marianne Faithfull.
Brandon Flowers of The Killers releases his first solo album, Flamingo, in the USA and Canada.
Black Mountain release a new album, Wilderness Heart, in the USA.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at The Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, Washington, USA.
Devon Sproule plays in The Courthouse Hotel, Mullumbimby, Australia, Oceania.
Barbra Streisand takes part in a Town Hall special in New York City, USA, hosted by Sirius/XM Radio executive Jay Landers.
Deafheaven play at The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
On his That's My Kind of Night Tour, Luke Bryan plays at The Barclays Centre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Duran Duran play at Terminal 5, New York City, USA.