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The stage musical Babes In Toyland, with music by Victor Herbert and lyrics by Glen MacDonough, opens at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 142 performances.
Larry Clinton is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He will achieve success as a trumpeter and bandleader.
Musical The Blue Paradise is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. A review in The Evening Journal hails it as "Replete with good music and excellent songs." The show will run on Broadway for 356 performances.
Prince's Orchestra records Toy Shop Symphony and Christmas Morning With The Kiddies, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Blues vocalist Josie Miles records Ghost Walkin' Blues Can't Be Trusted Blues for Banner Records in New York City, USA.
Rock manager, promoter, impresario and film-maker Giorgio Gomelsky is born in Tiflis, Georgia, USSR. After moving to England, he will become influential on the development of The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds, and will also work widely in jazz and blues.
Boxer Joe Louis wins his World Heavyweight Championship rematch against Max Schmelling in Yankee Stadium, New York City, USA. The fight will inspire bluesman Bill Gaither to write and record his song Champ Joe Louis the following day.
The Andrews Sisters record Tuxedo Junction and Rhumboogie for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Ted Lewis And His Band play at The Village Casino, Bemus Point, New York State, USA. (Entrance fee is $1.25)
Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra begin a season at the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, USA, set to last for a minumum of eight weeks.
The musical revue Make Mine Manhattan plays at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 429 performances.
The musical comedy, Call Me Madam, with music by Irving Berlin and starring Ethel Merman, is playing at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 644 performances.
Nile Rodgers, later to lead Chic, is born in New York City, USA.
Alan Freed's two-week long Rock 'n' Roll Holiday Jubilee continues at The Academy of Music, New York City, USA, featuring Joe Williams and the Count Basie Orchestra, LaVern Baker, Teddy Randazzo And The Three Chuckles, Richard Barrett And The Valentines, Boyd Bennett And The Rockets, Earl Carroll and The Cadillacs, The Bonnie Sisters, Gloria Mann, James Sheppard and The Heartbeats, The Wrens and Don Cherry.
Little Richard, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Mickey And Sylvia, The Del Vikings, The Diamonds, The Moonglows, The Five Satins, The 5 Keys, The Tune Weavers, Larry Williams, The Cleftones, Jimmie Rodgers and more play at the Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, in Alan Freed's Holiday Rock'n'Roll Stage Show.
Chuck Berry is the headline act when the Biggest Show Of Stars For 57 package tour plays in Troy, New York State, 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.
Richard Simon, co-founder of the Simon And Schuster Publishing Company, dies in New York City, USA. His daughter, Carly Simon, will go on to find massive success as a 70s singer-songwriter.
Bob Dylan plays the third of fifteen nights as support to John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Connie Francis plays the last night of two weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Duane Eddy plays the fifth night of a week at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
The John Coltrane Quartet plays at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Carmen McRae records I'm Gonna Lock My Heart [And Throw Away The Key], If The Moon Turns Green and Lover Man, in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
The musical Kwamina is playing at The 54th Street, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of just 32 performances.
The Charlie Byrd Trio record Yvonne, Samba Triste and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Riverside Records.
Bob Dylan plays the first of seven nights at Gerde's Folk City, New York City, USA.
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters play the first of fourteen nights at The Roundtable Club, New York City, USA, supported by Dale Hawkins.
Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto begin a month of dates at The Caf
Taj Mahal plays at the MPLS Labor Temple, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Who open their Tommy tour with the first of three nights at The Grande Ballroom, Dearborn, Michigan, USA. On the same day, they are seen playing Pinball Wizard on tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City.
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A new music series, Disco 2, begins on BBC2 tv in the UK with a special edition devoted entirely to Bob Dylan.
San Francisco hippy pioneers The Grateful Dead, supported by New Riders of the Purple Sage, play the second of four nights at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York State, USA.
Marlene Dietrich plays the first of four consecutive nights at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA. It is said that during this run of shows the ageing songstress complained to a crew member backstage that there were nazis in the audience and demanded that he should have them removed. "Yes, Miss Dietrich," he replied, "but how shall I recognise them?" Unfazed, Dietrich intoned, "They are the ones who are not clapping," before sweeping back out to coninue the show.
At Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe, Paul Simon plays his first British concert in five years.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie, plays at Jones Beach Theatre, Wanyagh, New York State, USA.
Returning from France, Europe, Guns N'Roses singer Axl Rose disembarks from Concorde at JFK Airport, New York, USA, and is immediately arrested because of a riot he incited a year earlier at Riverport Performing Arts Centre in St. Louis, Missouri.
Bob Dylan plays at The Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard play the last of three nights at the Paramount Theater, Oakland, California, USA.
The Black Crowes reunion tour gets underway with the first of seven non-consecutive nights at The Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights at The House Of Blues, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Manhattan Transfer play at the Cotton Club Japan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
An oldies nostalgia cruise sets off from Tampa, Florida, USA, to Cozumel, Mexico, Central America. Live entertainment is provided during the five days of the voyage by Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, The Drifters, The Platters, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Lesley Gore and Lou Christie.
Phil Collins plays the third of four special concerts, billed as Up Close And Personal - Phil Collins Plays 60s Soul, at The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Lady Gaga performs live on NBC's Today tv show in New York City, USA.
Jimmy Buffett plays at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, New York State, USA.
Cirque Du Soleil and the estate of Michael Jackson officially announce 'Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour', a combination of Jackson's music, with 'thrilling choreography and visual effects'. The tour is planned to begin in Montreal, Canada, in October 2011 before moving on to New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, and then taking up a residency in Las Vegas.
1970s hitmaker Tony Orlando visits the West Bank, Jerusalem, homes of three missing Israeli teenagers believed to have been abducted a few days earlier by the militant group Hamas. Orlando's visit is a gesture of support.
In New York City, USA, Ed Sheeran and Bill Withers are interviewed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where they discuss SAY, the Stuttering Association For The Young.
David Bowie dies of liver cancer, two days after his 69th birthday, in Manhattan, New York City, USA. He had been diagnosed with the illness eighteen months earlier.
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Swizz Beatz, Fabolous, Tristan Wilds and Victor Cruz are among the guests attending the Public School Fall/Winter 2016 Mens Show at Milk Studios, New York City, USA.