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Clarence Beeks is born in Oakdale, Tennessee, USA, He will find fame as jazz violinist, innovative vocalist and recording artist King Pleasure.
Child-singer Frances Gumm [billed as Baby Gumm] plays the third of seven nights with The Gilmore Circus at Spreckels Theatre, San Diego, California, USA. Frances will find stardom after a name change to Judy Garland
And His Orchestra record There's No Two Ways About It, I'm Bubbling Over, I Hum A Waltz and To A Sweet Pretty Thing for Decca Records
in New York City, USA.
And His Cubs record The Swampland Is Calling Me, More Than That, I'm All Out Of Breath and I Can See You All Over The Place for Decca Records
in the USA.
The Escorts with Abe Lyman
And His Californians record She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain and Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane for Bluebird Records
in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Woody Herman
plays a Christmas night show at The Ritz Ballroom
, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA, he attracts an audience of 2,462 and grosses $2,708.
dies aged 48 at his home on Palm Island, Florida, USA. He had long been weak and mentally deficient from the effects of neurosyphilis, and then suffered a stroke, pneumonia and, finally, a cardiac arrest. Capone's life of crime will inspire several songs, including Al Capone  by Prince Buster
, Public Enemy No1  by Megadeth
and Al Capone
 by Michael Jackson
[which later became Smooth Criminal].
Notorious Chicago gangster
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alan Gerber is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will first find success with the late-60s rock band Rhinoceros
before pursuing a successful solo career.
Shortly after performing on the first NBC-tv Colgate Comedy Hour
show of a new season, Eddie Cantor
, star of vaudeville and a major recording artist, suffers a heart attack. He will recover and return to the show four months later.
Vocalists Robert "Billy" Brooks and Piney Brown
[aka The Blues Toppers] with The King Kolax
Orchestra record Sleeping In An Ocean Of Tears and They Call Her Rosalie for Duke Records
in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
is the headline act when the Biggest Show Of Stars For 57 package tour plays in the Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA. Other acts on the bill include Buddy Holly
and the Crickets
, Fats Domino
, The Everly Brothers
, Paul Anka
, The Drifters
, Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker
, Frankie Lymon
and Buddy Knox.
plays the first of two nights in The Royal Hall, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Trumpeter, violinist and singer Ray Nance
of The Duke Ellington
band begins a sixty-day jail sentence in Paul County Jail, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, following his arrest in February on drugs charges.
A party is thrown by the company Music Distributors for Connie Francis
at The Ambassador Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
While in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, filming for CBC's Quest tv, Bob Dylan
is interviewed by Helen McNamara of The Toronto Telegram.
and his Orchestra premiere Ellington's First Sacred Concert in a performance in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California, USA.
On her Live At Last Tour, Anastacia
plays at The Europe Hall, Karlsruhe, Germany, Europe.
plays at The Swedish-American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
plays at The Mad Hatter, Covington, Kentucky, USA.
When Michael Jackson
makes a rare live appearance at the World Music Awards in London, UK, his performance is heavily criticised. During the event, he is given the Diamond Award, recognising artists who have sold more than 100m records. Other winners on the night include Madonna
[world's best pop artist], Nelly
Furtado [best pop/rock], Nickelback
[best rock group], Beyonce
[best R'n'B], Kanye West
[best rap/hip-hop] and James Blunt
[best new artist].
Administrators Ernst And Young report that UK music retail chain Zavvi is closing 22 outlets across the country, including stores in Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh, with the loss of 178 jobs.
plays at Joe's Bar On Weed Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.