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William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. Songwriter Cole Porter will make reference to the landing in his 1934 song Anything Goes, and Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys will ruminate on the impact of that landing in his song Plymouth Rock And Roll Over, co-written with Van Dyke Parks.
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.
A banquet is served in The Town Hall, Sharon, Massachusetts, USA, accompanied with instru­mental music and appropriate after-dinner addresses, in commemoration of the successful lecturing tour under­taken in 1802 by the veteran Continental woman soldier Deborah Sampson Gannett of Sharon.
Sylvester Ahola is born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success as a studio trumpet player, achieving his greatest recognition after moving to England and working with the orchestras of Bert Ambrose, Ray Noble, Reg Batten and others.
Jazz guitarist Irving Ashby is born in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA. He will work with Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole and others, as well as pursuing an acclaimed solo career.
It is reported that dance band leader Leo Reisman has conducted a survey which reveals that the average couple, during a night out dancing, covers a distance of ten miles. His conclusion was reached by attaching pedometers to the feet of dancers at The Central Park Casino in New York City, USA.
Mike Turk is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as a jazz and blues harmonica player and recording artist.
Billie Holiday plays at Storyville, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Johnny Contardo, vocalist of Sha Na Na is born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Austin Powell And The James Quartet play during a week of shows at Wally's Paradise, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Flatt And Scruggs play at Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On a promotional tour in support of his novelty single Baby Sittin' Boogie, Buzz Clifford visits deejays and other music business contacts in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Jazz pianist Jaki Byard records the album Here's Jaki, in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Roy Acuff is playing the first of two nights in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Connie Francis plays the fourth night in a week of shows at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Beach Boys play at The Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Hamilton Camp plays the second of two nights at Club 47, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Lightnin' Hopkins plays the second of two nights at Club 47, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
The Mothers Of Invention and The Charles Lloyd Quartet play in The Durfee Theatre, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA.
Black Sabbath, The J. Geils Band and Sir Lord Baltimore play the first of two nights at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play the third of four nights at Charlie's Place, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Mighty Joe Young.
The first known performance of Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run takes place during a show at The Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, during a show headlined by Bonnie Raitt. Journalist Jon Landau reviews the show for The Real Paper, saying 'I saw rock'n'roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.'
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On a day off from his Rolling Thunder Revue tour, Bob Dylan visits the gravesite of beat generation writer Jack Kerouac, near Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.
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The Infliktors play at The Rat Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play the first of two nights at The Orpheum Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
UK 2-Tone band The Beat play in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Jorma Kaukonen plays at The Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Nirvana play at The Man Ray Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith, Metallica and The Black Crowes play at Silver Stadium, Rochester, New York State, USA, to an audience of 30,000.
John Mayall And The Blues Breakers play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Eddie Kirkland And The Energy Band, Boston Baked Blues and The Arlo West Blues Band.
Uncle Tupelo play at Pearl Street, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.
Squeeze play at Club Casino, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, USA.
Frank Sinatra plays at Great Woods, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
The Rick Berlin Band, Floating Boats, Slim And The Sarcastics, Delayed Reaction and Fez Henry play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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.
The Pixies, The Killers, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kasabian, The Coral, We Are Scientists and others play at The Carling Weekend, Leeds, England, UK.
Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby tape a joint appearance on CMT Crossroads in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, during which they are joined by John Anderson for an unexpected rendition of Super Freak.
Aerosmith play in the Mohegan Sun Grandstand at The Great New York State Fair, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith) pair up for a Super Bowl-themed live edition of CMT Crossroads from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Pixies play at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Rachel Platten releases her third album, Wildfire, on Columbia/RACA Records, worldwide.
Future plays at The House Of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Guster play at The Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On their 25th Anniversary Of Images And Words tour, Dream Theater play at 013, Tilburg, Netherlands, Europe.
Craig Finn (frontman of The Hold Stedy) releases a new solo LP, We All Want The Same Things, on Partisan Records.
Aimee Mann begins a tour in support of her ninth album, Mental Illness, with a show at The Lincoln Theatre, Washington DC, USA.