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Put Me Off At Buffalo, billed as a "hilarious musical comedy success", is playing at The Bijou Theatre, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Put Me Off At Buffalo, billed as a "hilarious musical comedy success", is playing at The Bijou Theatre, Richmond, Virginia, USA. The play is based on a popular song of the same name, in which a passenger is mistakenly ejected from a train at Buffalo by an inebriated negro porter, described in the song as a 'coon' and a 'nigger'.
A new express passenger train service, The 20th Century Limited, is inaugurated between New York City, USA, and Chicago, Illinois, USA. This luxury-class train is aimed at upper class and business travellers, and will inspire a 1932 Broadway musical, On The Twentieth Century, and a 1934 movie Twentieth Century.
The musical comedy The Trained Nurses, billed as "a riot of rollicking, roystering frivolity and a fast-flowing flood of melodies by musical comedy's prettiest girls and cleverest men, opens at The Grand Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Fred Hamm and His Orchestra record Flag That Train [To Alabam'] for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Fred Hamm and His Orchestra record Flag That Train [To Alabam'] for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Baker record The Newmarket Wreck for Vocalion Records in Bristol, Tennessee, USA, based on a horrific real-life train crash which took place on the Southern Railroad in 1904.
Blues vocalist Cow Cow Davenport records Railroad Blues, That'll Get It, I Ain't No Iceman and Don't You Loudmouth Me for Decca Records in New York City, USA. Davenport also records The Mess Is Here as a solo piano piece.
Peetie Wheatstraw, the successful Delta blues pianist who claimed that his musical prowess came from a deal with the devil, dies when his car is hit by a train at a railroad crossing in East St Louis, Illinois, USA.
Jazz pianist/songwriter and recording star Fats Waller dies of pneumonia on a train near Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Fats Waller, big band leader and composer of such standards as Ain't Misbehavin' and Honeysuckle Rose, dies of pneumonia aggravated by his alcoholic excesses while travelling on the Santa Fe Chief train from Los Angeles, California, USA, to New York City.
The Illinois Central Railroad introduces the City of New Orleans train on the 934 miles (1,503 km) line between Chicago, Illinois, USA, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Inspired by the train, Steve Goodman will write and record the song City Of New Orleans, which will subsequently be covered by Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, John Denver, Judy Collins, Jerry Reed and others.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe records This Train for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West record Railroadin' at Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. the track will not be released and is eventually presumed lost.
Eddie Kirk records Drifting Texas Sand, Alone In A Tavern, Freight Train Breakdown and I'll Save My Heart For You in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Roy Hogsed records Free Samples, I Wish I Wuz, I'm Gonna Get Along Without You and Orange Blossom Special in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Big Bill Broonzy records Southbound Train, You Changed and other tracks in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for EmArcy Records.
Otis Blackwell records Nobody Met The Train and I'm Standing At The Doorway To Your Heart for Jay-Dee Records in New York City, USA.
The Johnny Burnette Trio releases a new single, The Train Kept A-Rollin'/Honey Hush, on Coral Records in the USA. On the same day, weekly UK pop newspaper the NME [New Musical Express] runs a feature entitled, 'What Makes Them Do This' - A Psychologist Reports on Rock 'N' Roll.'
The Ward Singers record Let The Train Roll Easy, Who Is It?, Just Over The Horizon, Move Along, Don't Let This Harvest Pass and Great Judgement Morning for Savoy Records in the USA.
The Loco-Motion by Little Eva peaks at No1 on the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
British blues pioneer Cyril Davies starts a blues club in The Railway Hotel, Harrow, UK. The first headlining band is, naturally, Cyril Davies And The All Star R And B Band.
The Who play at The Railway Hotel, Harrow And Wealdstone, UK.
Country music guitarist and singer/songwriter Elton Britt records Heart Of A Clown, Bluebird Yodel, New Freight Train Blues, The Singing Hills and other tracks in Bell Sound Studios, 237 West 54th Street,New York City, USA.
Blues guitarist and singer J.B. Lenoir records Alabama Blues Mojo Boogie and other tracks at Sound Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Beatles travel by train from Lyon, France, Europe, to Milan, Italy, during a European tour.
Johnny Hodges and Wild Bill Davis record Take The 'A' Train, Peg O' My Heart, Spotted Dog and The Nearness Of You, for their Verve Records album Wings And Things at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Ten Years After are playing at Klook's Kleek, in The Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
Martha Velez releases a new single, her version of the Bob Dylan song It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry, in the UK on London Records.
Grand Funk Railroad record Are You Ready, Anybody's Answer, Time Machine, T.N.U.C., and Into The Sun, in the USA.
Frank Sinatra records The Train, She Says, Lady Day and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Reprise Records.
The Festival Express tour, featuring Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Buddy Guy, The Band and others, plays in Winnipeg, Canada. The tour is unusual in that the artists all travel together on a train.
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Pioneering British r'n'b bandleader Graham Bond dies aged 36 under the wheels of a Piccadilly line train at Finsbury Park station, London, UK. Most sources list Bond's death as a suicide.
Bob Dylan releases a new album, Slow Train Coming, in the USA on Columbia Records.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the third of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the thirteenth of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Gammage Theatre, Tempe, Arizona.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at Golden Hall, San Diego, California.
Downtown Train, a Rod Stewart cover version of a Tom Waits’ song, peaks at No10 in the UK singles chart.
The Winans appear on tv show Soul Train in the USA, performing Wherever I Go and (with Teddy Riley) It's Time.
A Class 47 railway locomotive, No 47828, is named after Joe Strummer, frontman of The Clash, at a ceremony in Bristol, UK.
The 15th Annual High Sierra Music festival, a two-day event, comes to an end in Quincy, California, USA. Over the course of the two days, artists appearing have included Gov't Mule, Chuck Prophet, The Yonder Mountain String Band, Grace Potter And The Nocturnals, Leo Kottke And Mike Gordon, Bill Frisell, Michael Franti And Spearhead and Railroad Earth.
Stereophonics release a new album, Graffiti On The Train, in the UK.
Hollis Brown release a new LP, Ride On The Train, on Alive Records in the USA.
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Aloe Blacc, Chic, Dove Cameron, Jason Derulo, Katy B, Lily Allen, M People, Neon Jungle, Newton Faulkner, Paolo Nutini Paul Heaton And Jacqui Abbott, Rita Ora, Rizzle Kicks, Rudimental, Sabrina Carpenter, Sam Smith, Sheppard, The Killers, The Magic Numbers, The Wonder Stuff, Tinie Tempah and Train play on the first day of the V2014 festival, Weston Park, Stafford, England, UK.
I Play Chicken With The Train by country rap artist Cowboy Troy is the No. 1 country download at the iTunes Music Store on this day.
It is reported that Madonna's late arrivals at her Rebel Heart tour concert venues in Australia, Oceania, is costing fans, venues and government services hundreds of thousands of dollars, including additional babysitter fees, taxi fares, late night train extensions and fines to venues.
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