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The Blondinette Melodists perform live for the last of three nights at St. George's Hall, Langham Place, London, England.
Percival Mackey's Band records Dreaming Of A Castle In The Air and Lady Be Good - Selection, for Columbia Records in London, UK.
The stage musical Wake Up And Dream opens at the London Pavilion, London, UK, where it will run for 263 performances with a cast featuring Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Tillie Losch, Douglas Byng and Elsie Carlisle. The show includes songs by Cole Porter, including Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love and What Is This Thing Called Love?.
Ambrose And his Orchestra, record Have A Little Faith In Me, Moanin' For You, Cryin' For The Carolines and When A Woman Loves A Man, in Chelsea, London, UK, for HMV Records.
Ambrose And His Orchestra record Hick Stomp and Swinganola in London, UK, for Decca Records.
David Coverdale of Deep Purple and Whitesnake, is born in Saltburn, Lancashire, UK.
Cool Water by Frankie Laine reaches No1 in the pop singles chart compiled by UK pop paper Record Mirror.
Joy Beverly of British singing trio The Beverley Sisers, marries footballer Billy Wright at Poole Register Office, Poole, UK.
Elvis Presley notches up his sixth UK No1 single with Are You Lonesome Tonight?.
Dorothy Squires begins a season at the Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor play live on the BBC tv topical magazine show Tonight, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated continues its Thursday night residency at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
Faraway, written by Lionel Bart and sung by Shirley Bassey enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No28.
The Moody Blues play at The Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London, UK.
Cliff Richard is in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, recording German-language versions of the songs Spanish Harlem and On the Beach.
Herman's Hermits enter the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA for the first time with I'm Into Something Good, which will peak at No13 during a nine week run. The song is written by the Brill Building team Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
Tom Jones plays at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, UK.
The Big Beat Nite Out is held at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, UK, featuring The Kinks, The Animals, The Pretty Things, The Caravelles and Dodie West.
Johnny Cash records Thunderball at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with harmony vocals supplied by The Carter Family and The Statler Brothers. The song is intended as the theme for the James Bond movie, but it is not used.
The Times reports that The Beatles publishing company Northern Songs, having predicted a profit of £550,000 for the previous year, has in fact made £621,000.
The Zombies record Friends Of Mine in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. They also begin recording A Rose For Emily. Both tracks will appear on their second album Odessy And Oracle.
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Blues-rock band Earth play the first of seven nights at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, supported by Junior's Eyes and The Tremors. Soon after returning to the UK, Earth will announce that they are changing their name to Black Sabbath.
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Jimi Hendrix flies fron the USA to London, England, UK, Europe, where he meets with Kathy Etchingham and tries to convince her to leave her new husband and move back to New York City, USA, with him.
Burundi Black by Burundi-Steiphenson-Black enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No31 during a fourteen-week run on the chart. Burundi-Steiphenson-Black is, however, a psuedonym for French musical arranger and filmscore composer Michel Bernholc, who has simply grafted a rock arrangement over the top of a field recording of Burundi Drummers of the Ingoma tribe made in East Africa. The same rhythm will subsequently be sampled for tracks by Joni Mitchell, Adam And The Ants, Bow Wow Wow, The Beastie Boys and others.
David Bowie plays at St. George's Hall, Bradford, UK, supported by The JSD Band.
When Womack and Womack play at Dingwalls in Camden Lock, London, UK, Eric Clapton gets up and jams with them.
Adamski and Seal record Killer in London, UK.
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On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays the first of three nights at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
The Sundays play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Cocteau Twins release their sixth LP, Heaven Or Las Vegas, on 4AD Records in the UK.
Blur finish four weeks in Maison Rouge studios, Fulham, London, UK, on their fourth album The Great Escape.
Elton John plays at the Bpa Palace, Pesaro, Italy, Europe.
A two-disc DVD based on the 2006 Wembley Arena, London, UK, stage show of Jeff Wayne's musical version of H.G. Wells' novel The War of The Worlds is released by Universal. The DVD is titled Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds - Live on Stage.
On doctor's orders, Morrissey cancels the remaining tour dates of his current UK tour because of a throat infection.
The pan-European Heavy Metal festival, Sonisphere, plays the first of two nights at Knebworth House, Knebworth, UK, with headliners Linkin Park, supported by Taking Back Sunday, Anthrax, Alient Ant Farm, Bullet For My Valentine, The Wildhearts and others.
A regular customer of a record store in Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania, reserves a copy of The Wall by Pink Floyd, then robs the till. He proves easy for local police to catch, having left his name and phone number when reserving the LP.
Mr Hudson releases his Kanye West-produced second album, Straight No Chaser, in the UK.
The four-day-long 37th Village Pump Festival comes to an end in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, UK. Acts appearing on this, the final day of the event, include Mary Black, The Blockheads, Jon Amor, The Handsome Family, Heidi Talbot and Boo Hewerdine, Gretchen Peters and Flipron.
Klaxons play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ms Dynamite, N-Dubz producer Fazer, Essex Devlin and Skepta, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra take part in Urban Classic at The Barbican, London, UK, as part of the celebration of the the Barbican's 30th birthday.
Morrissey plays at Tennis Indoor Theater, Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia.
Katy Perry makes a surprise appearance at the invitation-only preview of her 3-D movie, Katy Perry : Part Of Me, at The Apollo West End in London, UK. Perry hands out 3-D glasses and popcorn to the invited crowd, then introduces the movie.
Usher releases his seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself in the UK, Denmark, Finland, France, Sweden and Portugal, Europe. On the same day, he plays at HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
Elton John plays at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Bastille play at The O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK.
The 1975 play at Wagenhallen, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
Bryan Ferry plays at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Ed Sheeran makes a surprise live appearance at The Latitude Festival in Suffolk, England, UK. Suffolk is Sheeran's home county.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play at Stade Charles-Ehrmann, Nice, France, Europe.
On the North American leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at The Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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