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The Faust Trio including Victor Jerome, Adelina Roattino, Josephine Sabel (singing comedienne), Reichens' Hand-Balancing Dogs, Lottie Fremont And Harry W. Welch, Kelly And Violette, Jordan And Crouch and The Da Coma Family are playing at The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Walt Disney animated movie Cinderella [subtitled A Love Story With Music] goes on general release in the USA. The film includes the songs A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes and Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo.
Mario Lanza records The World Is Mine Tonight, Yours Is My Heart Alone (The Land of Smiles) and Oh Nights Of Splendor at Radio Recorders Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The tracks will be used on his radio programme, The Mario Lanza Show.
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra record Goodbye, Embraceable You, Lover Come Back To Me and If I Had You in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The movie musical Two Tickets To Broadway, starring Tony Martin and Janet Leigh, opens at cinemas in Finland, Europe.
The Kirby Stone Quintet with Martha Raye is playing at The 5 O'Clock Club, Miami, Florida, USA.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in the UK. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
Singer Julie London marries musician and composer Bobby Troup in their new $225,000 hilltop home in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. London's best-remembered hit is Cry Me A River and Troup's best-known composition is [Get You Kicks On] Route 66.
James Wilkinson is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success as Jizzy Pearl, vocalist of heavy rock band L.A. Guns.
Former country music star Spade Cooley tells a nurse that his wife Ella Mae Cooley has jumped from a moving automobile. Mrs. Cooley has a black eye and brush burns on her arms and legs. Her ankle, coccyx and back are also bruised.
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Ethel Waters appears as veteran blues singer Jennifer Henderson in tonight's edition of popular tv series Route 66 in the USA. She also performs a song on the show, accompanied by Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones and Roy Eldridge.
Frank Sinatra records Goody Goody, Pick Yourself Up and other tracks for Reprise Records in Hollywood, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Lisner Auditorium, Washington DC, USA.
Judy Garland plays at The Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia. After playing only half of her show, she flees the stage in the face of taunts from the audience about her poor performance.
The Beach Boys play at Nashville Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Avenue North 37201, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Twentieth-Century Fox announces its purchase of the rights to film the movie musical version of the successful stage show Hello, Dolly!
Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys is working on the song Sherry She Needs Me at Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys play at the Memorial Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USA, supported by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs.
The Stax Revue, featuring Wilson Pickett, Booker T And The MG's, Rufus Thomas, William Bell, Carla Thomas, The Mar-Keys, The Mad Lads and The Astors, plays the second of two nights at the 5/4 Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The James Coburn movie The President's Analyst, featuring cameo appearances by protest folkie Barry McGuire and Los Angeles-based psychedelic band Clear Light, is released to cinemas in the USA.
The Monkees record Calico Girlfriend Samba, Lynn Harper and Thank You My Friend, at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lonnie Mack plays the second of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Eric Mercury.
The No1 album in the USA is So Far by Crosby Stills Nash and Young.
Jazz singer Herb Jeffries takes over control of Carmelo's Cafe, a jazz niterie in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA. Jeffries has acquired the venue in partnership with his son Robert.
At a New Year's Party held by Don Henley, a former member of The Eagles, at his ranch in Aspen, Colorado, USA, presidential candidate Gary Hart first meets Donna Rice, who will later become embroiled with him in a scandal.
Filming of the music video for Madonna’s upcoming single Vogue is completed at The Burbank Studios in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA, with David Fincher as director.
On her Heart Of Stone tour, Cher plays at The Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Bob Dylan's MTV special, Bob Dylan : Unplugged, is broadcast throughout Europe.
It is announced that Britney Spears has severed her business ties with Larry Rudolph, the man who discovered her and became her manager for nine years.
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David Cassidy, David Essex, The Osmonds and Les McKeown's 70s Bay City Rollers play the first of two nights at Wembley Arena Pavilion, London, England, UK.
Neil Diamond plays at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan begins the North American leg of his 2008 tour with a gig at The Palladium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Taylor Swift attends an NHL hockey game between the Minnesota Wild and the Los Angeles Kings at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, with actor Chord Overstreet.
On their A Thousand Suns tour, Linkin Park play at Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
In the early hours of the new year, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez dance the night away at Justin's private party at The Glass House, New York City, USA.
Delta Spirit go on a pub crawl in Brooklyn, New York, USA, in support of their forthcoming self-titled album. Beginning at 3pm, Delta Spirit visit 3 bars in Williamsburg and Greenpoint to play tracks from their new album, Delta Spirit, on Rounder Records.
Joey Covington, the Pennsylvania-born drummer with Jefferson Airplane from 1969 to 1972, and later with Hot Tuna, dies aged 67 in a car crash in Palm Springs, California, USA.
Lionel Richie begins his All The Hits All Night Long tour, with a show at The Hard Rock Hotel And Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA.
On her Prismatic World Tour, Katy Perry plays at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
On their Live On Tour tour, R5 play at Amos' Southland, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
On her Prismatic Tour, Katy Perry plays the second of two nights at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at The AT+T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA, supported by Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes.
Intronaut, The Ocean and North play a live gig in Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
Intronaut, The Ocean and North play a live gig in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at The Prudential Centre, Newark, New Jersey, USA, supported by DNCE and Bea Miller.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by DNCE.
During the Latin American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile, South America, supported by Wild Parade. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
Rapper Soulja Boy's house in Los Angeles, California, USA, is burgled, with the burglar netting $10,000 (£8,150) in cash and $12,000 (£9,780) worth of jewellery.
Taylor Swift scores her first ever No1 on the Official Singles Chart in the UK with Look What You Made Me Do, notching up 30,000 downloads and 5.3m streams in its opening week.