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John Leonard is born in London, UK. he will find success as composer, singer and actor Little Jack Little after moving to the USA.
The musical extravaganza Chris And The Wonderful Lamp, with music by John Philip Sousa, closes at The Victoria Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 58 performances.
The Belle Of New York, billed as 'The Greatest Musical Comedy Hit In Years', is playing at The Princess Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Belle Of New York, billed as 'The Greatest Musical Comedy Hit In Years', is playing at The Princess Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Blues mandolin virtuoso James 'Yank' Rachell, is born in Brownwell, Tennessee, USA.
The musical Somebody's Sweetheart is presented at The Central Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 224 performances.
The musical comedy The Bohemian Girl is presented at The Park Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a six-month run.
The musical comedy Up She Goes is presented at The Playhouse Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 256 performances.
The musical Rose-Marie is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 557 performances.
The musical revue Frivolities of 1920 is presented at The 44th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 61 performances.
The musical revue Thumbs Up! plays at The St. James Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 156 performances.
The musical revue Make Mine Manhattan plays at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 429 performances.
After serving just a few weeks of a 180-day jail sentence for sending obscene letters through the post, Woody Guthrie is released from West Street jail in New York City, USA.
American music trade publication Billboard reports that Ethel Merman has signed an exclusive three-year recording contract with Decca Records.
The Robins, later to find international fame as The Coasters, play the eighth night of two weeks at The Trocadero, Hollywood, California, USA.
R'n'B vocal group The Chords record Lu Lu, Pretty Wild, Love Oh Love and Heartbeat for Cat Records, a subsidiary label of Atlantic Records, in New York City, USA.
Fats Domino plays in The Auditorium, Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA.
After providing over 100 years of musical and theatrical entertainment, The Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, UK, is closed.
The Drifters, Ruth Brown, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Joe Tex and Donnie Elbert play the fourth night of a week at The Tivoli , Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, plays at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1417 performances.
Paul Anka plays the last night of a Christmas season residency at the Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The very first Motor Town Special, a two-month long all-Motown package tour featuring The Miracles, The Supremes, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye and Little Stevie Wonder, plays the fifth night in a week of shows at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
After a season at L'Olympia Theatre, The Beatles fly back to London, UK, from Paris, France, Europe.
During a concert at the Winter Gardens in Morecambe, UK, Marianne Faithfull collapses, and cancels all forthcoming engagements.
The Mamas And The Papas play at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company play at the benefit concert for the Newstage And Straight Theater, Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
During a concert by The Rolling Stones, Santana, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Jefferson Airplane, and Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young, at Altamont Speedway, Livermore, California, USA, audience member Meredith Hunter is beaten to death by Hells Angels in front of the stage. The Grateful Dead also attend the concert but refuse to play shortly before their scheduled appearance due to the increasing violence at the venue. The Dead's song New Speedway Boogie is inspired by the media response to Altamont. The fifth verse of Don Mclean's American Pie is widely regarded as a reference to The Stones at Altamont. Blue Oyster Cult's Transmaniacon MC makes several direct references to Altamont.
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On the second leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, supported by Rory Gallagher and Jay Boy Adams. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at The Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland.
Bob Marley And The Wailers play the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
When Big Country play at the Student Union Ballroom, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA, singer Stuart Adamson is knocked off his feet by an electric shock from his microphone and the show is abandoned.
Texas release a new single, Say What You Want, in the UK on Mercury Records. It will peak at No3 in the UK singles chart.
Bob Dylan records songs for the soundtrack of his film Masked And Anonymous, at Stage 6, Ray-Art Studios, Canoga Park, California, USA.
On his Dark Side Of Moon Live tour, Roger Waters plays at The First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Bruce Springsteen plays in the half-time interval at the Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Florida, USA, it marks a special occasion for hard-rockin' guitarist Nils Lofgren - his first onstage appearance with his new artifical hips. In his younger days, one of Lofgren's signature gimmicks was arriving onstage via a huge leap from a trampoline.
Morrissey is admitted to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, after collapsing on stage with respiratory problems at the start of a gig in The Oasis Liesure Centre.
The Plastic Ono Band play at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. Milling around backstage are Sean Lennon, Bette Midler, The Scissor Sisters, Yoko Ono, Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.
On their This Is Us tour The Backstreet Boys play at The Challenge Stadium, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
Robbie Williams visits Haiti as an ambassador for UNICEF. He is reportedly shocked by the conditions in which child victims of the Haiti earthquake have to live.
Jon Bon Jovi tears a calf muscle during a concert at New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, but manages to complete the set, including an encore of Livin' On A Prayer.
Jack Johnson plays at The Amphitheatre At The Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida, USA.
A cast member is injured during a performance of the U2-backed Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, in New York City, USA. The actor falls several feet from a platform about seven minutes before the end of the performance, and the show is stopped as he is taken to hospital for observation.
Beyonce spends the day at Disneyland, Paris, Europe.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays the second of three nights in The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays at The SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Manila, Philippines.
The Spice Girls announce details of their new joint project, the West End stage musical Viva Forever!, set to launch at London's Piccadilly Theatre on December 11. The quintet also reveal plans for a spin-off movie, a Broadway theatre production and CD compilations.
John Mayer plays at a benefit concert in The Emerson Theatre, Bozeman, Montana, USA, to aid firefighters who risked their lives battling Montana's devastating 2012 Pine Creek Fire.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play the first of five nights at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson and Ray Benson attend George Strait's 'The Cowboy Rides Away Tour' in Arlington, Texas, USA.