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The musical fantasy Broadway To Tokio is playing at The New York Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 88 performances.
The Giddy Throng is playing at The New York Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 164 performances. The show consists of a a vaudeville program followed by one-act burlesque revue.
The Giddy Throng is playing at The New York Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 164 performances. The show consists of a a vaudeville program followed by one-act burlesque revue.
Vaudeville song-and-dance man, playwright, manager, director, producer, comic actor and popular songwriter George M. Cohan begins two weeks at The New York Theatre, on Broadway, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Fantana plays at The Lyric Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 298 performances.
Musical duo Foster And Foster are appearing in A Vaudeville Revelation at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy Funabashi closes at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 32 performances.
The musical revue Frivolities of 1920 opens at The 44th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 61 performances.
A special benefit concert is held at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Scotland, for the surviving members of London-based jazz group The Southern Syncopated Orchestra. Tragedy had struck the band when the ship that they were sailing in from Glasgow to Derry was involved in a collision which killed eight members of the group. One of the survivors was Sidney Bechet, who went on to become a jazz star in his own right.
The musical vaudeville revue Chauve-Souris [1922] closes at The Century Grove Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 139 performances.
Hardin Wilson is born in Grapeland, Texas, USA. He will find acclaim as blues slide guitarist and recording artist Hop Wilson.
When Jerome Kern's musical Show Boat has its first performance on Broadway, New York City, USA. the song Ol' Man River is heard in public for the first time.
The Davis Theatre opens in Croydon, UK. In its thirty year history, it will stage concerts by Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Krupa, Buddy Holly and many others.
Country music string band Fate Norris And His Playboys, including Gid Tanner record Roll 'Em On The Ground and Johnnie Get Your Gun for Columbia Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The musical revue Thumbs Up! plays at The St. James Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 156 performances.
Harry B. Smith, a celebrated composer of songs, musicals and operettas, dies of a heart attack in his room at the Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. His best-known composition is perhaps the jazz standard The Sheik Of Araby. The most prolific of all American stage writers, he is said to have written over 300 librettos and more than 6000 lyrics.
Harrah's Entertainment is founded as a small bingo parlour in Reno, Nevada, USA, owned and operated by William F. Harrah. It will grow into a massively successful chain of casinos, attracting the top names in music, such as Bobby Darin, to play for its customers.
Howard Kaplan is born in The Bronx, New York City. He will find fame as Haoward Kaylan, singer with The Turtles, Mothers of Invention and Flo And Eddie.
Joe Loss And His Orchestra play at the South Parade Pier, Portsmouth, UK. On the same day, Loss and his band play the third night of a week of shows at The Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.
Jackie Wilson plays the last of six nights at Sciolla's Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The stage show Music Man, with Bert Parks and Barbara Williams, opens for a six-day run at The Aqua Theatre, Green Lake, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton records tracks for his album Man From Two Worlds in the USA. Other notable performers on the album are saxophonist Charles Lloyd and guitarist Gabor Szabo.
Jimmie Rodgers plays the fourth of six nights at The Centennial Fair, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
John Lee Hooker, T-bone Walker, Willie Dixon and others play in The Original American Folk Blues Festival in Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beach Boys play at The Colonial Theatre, Keene, New Hampshire, USA.
The Mamas And The Papas play at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
The charity concert, Sounds 68, is staged in The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. Artists appearing include The Byrds, The Move, Grapefruit, Easybeats, Alan Bown, Joe Cocker and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. Jimi Hendrix is one of several stars attending the show.
San Francisco hippy pioneers The Grateful Dead play the second of two nights at the Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
After eight years off the road, Bob Dylan begins a 39-day US tour with The Band, starting at The Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois. The shows are recorded, for the live album Before The Flood.
On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, supported by Jay Boy Adams. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, 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 the fifth and final leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, supported by 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 Vacation tour, Van Halen play the first of two nights at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
The Grateful Dead play the fourth night of a fifteen night season at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA, during which the band revives its acoustic set and records tracks for the album Dead Set.
Frank Zappa gives a lecture entitled Speaking Of Music, at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Hot Chip play at The Gothic Theatre, Denver, Colorado, USA with Stereolab.
Trumpeter, bandleader, and composer/arranger, Calvin Owens, who spent many years as musical director with B.B. King's touring bands, dies aged 78 from kidney failure, in Houston, Texas, USA.
Sting turns up unannounced at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah to support his friend Joe Berlinger's movie Crude, which chronicles the plight of Ecuador residents battling oil giant Chevron for allegedly contaminating water supplies around the headwaters of the Amazon River. Sting also took to the stage in a Gibson Guitars-sponsored suite and played some hits with the house band.
Franz Ferdinand play at the Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Katy Perry upstages celebrity blogger Perez Hilton at his bithday party in Hollywood, California, USA, by arriving scantily clad on the back of an elephant. Also attending are Mel Brown, Lindsay Lohan, Paula Abdul, Liza Minnelli, Justin Bieber and Leona Lewis.
The movie Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera opens in Bolivia.
When Arctic Monkeys play at The Falls Festival, in Lorne, Victoria, Australia, they leave the stage just before midnight and do not provide a countdown to the New Year. At 12.02, embrarassed frontman Alex Turner returns to the stage and delivers a somewhat belated countdown.
Chic play at The Billboard, Melbourne, Australia.
On their Maiden England World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA, supported by Alice Cooper.
Calexico play at The El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On tour in support of their fourth LP Heart Of Nowhere, Noah And The Whale play the last show of their Month Of Sundays Residency at The Palace Theatre, London, UK.
Roger Waters, Bon Jovi, Neil Diamond, Lady Gaga and Kenny Chesney are among the winners at the Billboard Touring Awards at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Luke Bryan falls off stage during a show in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, and requires minor medical attention afterwards.
When Justin Timberlake plays at The SAP Centre, San Jose, California, USA, he sings Happy Birthday To You for Julian Delan, an eight-year-boy with autism in the audience.
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