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Boston-born popular singer Andrew Mack is appearing in "His Greatest Success" Tom Moore, at The Herald Square Theatre, New York City, USA. The newspaper ad for the show urges "Hear Mack's sweet songs".
The Bostonians troupe performs the musical comedy The Serenade at The Tivoli Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Bostonian Burlesquers are appearing at The Gayety, Washington DC, USA.
Albert Einstein gives the first of four lectures to the Prussian Academy during which he will present his complete General Theory Of Relativity. Einstein's life and achievements will inspire many musicians, including The Beatles who will feature him among the celebrities on the cover of their classic album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Bob Dylan will devote a verse of his song Desolation Row to Einstein, depicting him as a bum with a glorious past. A verse of James Taylor's song Secret O' Life mentions Einstein and his special theory of relativity. Kerry Livgren of progressive rock band Kansas will write the song Portrait [He Knew] about Einstein. Electro-pop band Landscape will release their hit single Einstein A Go Go in 1981, quoting the E=MC2 equation. Mariah Carey's eleventh studio album will be entitled E=MC2 after Einstein's celebrated equation.
On the orders of mobster Al Capone, seven members of Bugs Moran's gang are lined up and shot against the rear inside wall of the garage at 2122 North Clark Street, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The incident will go down in the annals of infamy as The St. Valentine's Day Massacre. The incident will inspire lines in the song Valentine's Day by James Taylor. Ska band Mark Foggo's Skasters will record an album and a song called St Valentine's Day Massacre, and rapper 50 Cent's 2005 album The Massacre, was initially titled The St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
Al Donahue And His Orchestra play at The Misler Theatre, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA.
Al Donahue And His Orchestra play at The Pennsylvania Theatre, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA.
Mayor James B. Hynes bans portraits of politically-active singing star Paul Robeson from being exhibited in public buildings anywhere in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Record producer and graphic designer Scott Billington is born in Melrose, Massachusetts, USA. He will become noted for his work with Johnny Shines, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Solomon Burke, Buckwheat Zydeco and others.
Joni James is playing at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
With Framingham, Massachusetts, USA, in the grip of a blizzard, a concert by Liberace at the 1200-seater Monticello Theater attracts an audience of just four people. Nevertheless, the flambouyant pianist performs his full show for them.
Dion, Roy Orbison, Ray Peterson, Freddy Cannon and Tony Orlando play the second of two nights in Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Dick Dale and The Del-Tones release a new single, Let's Go Trippin', on Deltone Records in the USA.
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Jay And The Americans release a new single, Yes b/w Tomorrow, in the USA on United Artists Records.
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Edmond Hall and Wild Bill Davison play in The Seventh Annual South Shore Jazz Festival in Milton, Massachusetts, USA.
The Rolling Stones play at The Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Aerosmith play at Max's Kansas City, New York City, USA. The band is seen at this show by Columbia Records' boss Clive Davis, who subsequently signs them to a $125,000 deal with the label.
Aerosmith release their eponymous debut album on Columbia Records in the USA.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play the last of three nights at The Great Western Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Music trade magazine Billboard in the USA reports that New Kids On The Block’s 1-900 phone service receives 125,000 calls each day.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play at The Salt Palace, Salt lake City, Utah, USA.
Aerosmith play at Lee County Civic Center, Fort Myers, Florida, USA, supported by Joan Jett.
The Dead Milkmen play at The Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On the Pump tour, Aerosmith play at The Myriad Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Squeeze play the first of three nights at Great Woods, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Pixies play at The Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany, Europe.
On their Magic Summer tour, New Kids On The Block play at The Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Whitney Houston holds her bridal shower party at The Rihga Hotel, Manhattan, New York City, USA, (She is soon to marry singer Bobby Brown). Guests include Dionne Warwick, Ce Ce Winans and Jasmine Guy.
Country singer Brad Paisley and pop/rock artist John Mayer record an edition of CMT Crossroads as the show makes its cable debut in the USA.
Sleater-Kinney play at The Avalon, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Armand van Helden, Athlete, Elvis Costello And The Imposters, Faithless, Garbage, Green Day, Jamie Cullum, Jimmy Eat World, KT Tunstall, The Kaiser Chiefs, Monza, Simple Plan, Sioen, Sum 41, The Dresden Dolls, The Kills, Velvet Revolver and Within Temptation play at Rock Werchter, Werchterpark, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
8 In 8 [Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Ben Folds, Damian Kulash] and Tristan Allen play at The Berklee Performance Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The songs in their set were all written the previous day.
The Lemonheads play at Stage AE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Pixies play at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Bastille, Tegan and Sara, Brand New, Built to Spill, Kurt Vile, Modest Mouse, Phosphorescent, The Districts and The Violators play on the last of three days of The Boston Calling Festival, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Transit play at Oakland Metro, Oakland, California, USA.
Scores of concertgoers are hospitalised, mainly because of drug and drink problems, after a concert by DJ and producer Avicii at TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Stevie Wonder performs his classic album Songs In The Key Of Life in its entirety at TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
JoJo promotes her upcoming album "III" and her imminent world tour at AOL Build at AOL Studios in New York City, USA.
Kacey Musgraves plays at The Orpheum Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
During their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play the second of two nights at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, supported by Lenny Kravitz. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
On her Mad Love tour, Jojo plays at The O2 ABC 2, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On her Mad Love tour, Jojo plays at The National Theatre, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
J. Geils, leader of The J. Geils Band, is found dead, aged 71, at his home in Groton, Massachusetts, USA. His death is registered by local police as having been from "natural causes". His band was best-known for its 1982 hit Centerfold.
On her Mad Love tour, Jojo plays at The Blue Note, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
Touring in support of her ninth album, Mental Illness, Aimee Mann plays at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie play at The Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.