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Chris And The Wonderful Lamp, a musical extravaganza with music by John Philip Sousa, is performed at the Victoria Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA.
The City Club Burlesquers are appearing at The Standard Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The Sultan Of Sulu, billed as a "merry musical modern satire" continues a lengthy run at The Studebaker Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The stage musical Alone At Last opens at the Shubert Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 180 performances.
The Hollywood Starlets, featuring the Hollywood Starlets Trio aka The Gumm Sisters, play the fifth of seven nights at The Million Dollar Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of the sisters, Frances Ethel Gumm, will go on to much greater fame as Judy Garland.
The Benny Goodman Quartet record Diga Diga Doo in New York City, USA.
Revered politically-active folk singer and songwriter Pete Seeger marries his girlfriend Toshi Aline Ohta. The couple will remain together until her death at the age of 91.
Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the eighteenth night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th.
Ella Fitzgerald records Smooth Sailing for Decca Records in New York City, USA. The track's prominent organ parts are by Bill Doggett and backing vocals by The Ray Charles Singers. Ella's rhythmic improvisations on this track are considered by some to have been an inspiration for the rhythm of Bill Haley's seminal rock'n'roll recording Rock Around The Clock
Mindy Carson is playing at The Warner Theater, New York City, USA.
The first Moon Dog Quartet, composed by blind street musician Louis 'Moondog' Hardin, gets its live premiere at The Open Door in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
At The Embers Club in New York City, jazz trumpeter Bobby Hackett continues recording sessions for his Capitol Records album At The Embers. On this day he records the tracks Cheek To Cheek, It's Been So Long, If I Had My Way and That Naughty Waltz.
The Coasters and The Falcons play the second night in a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Beatles play at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Today's edition of UK pop weekly the New Musical Express (NME) reports that American artists are clamouring for more songs by Jerry Lordan, composer of The Shadows' hit Apache.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Without You by Johnny Tillotson, entering at No64.
The Stratatones and Mike And The Ravens play in the Week-End Rock-A-Rama at Rollerland, a roller-skating rink on North Beekman Street in Plattsburgh, New York State, USA.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Kissin' Cousins on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
The compilation LP Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison on London Records enters the UK's Top Ten albums chart at No8.
The Paul Bley Quintet and The Jazz Composers' Guild Orchestra play during the Four Days In December concert series staged by The Jazz Composers' Guild at Judson Hall, 165 West 57th Street, New York City, USA. During this show, The Jazz Composers Orchestra records the album Communication. The orchestra includes such jazz notables as pianist Paul Bley, saxophonist Steve Lacy and trumpet player Mike Mantler.
A 30-date UK package tour featuring Roy Orbison, Marianne Faithfull, The Rockin' Berries, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers and more, comes to an end at The Empire, Liverpool.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles reaches No1 on the Billboard Albums chart in the USA.
Big Brother and The Holding Company play the first of three nights at the Straight Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Carly Simon reaches No1 in the Billboard Albums chart in the USA with No Secrets.
Country Joe McDonald plays the first of two nights at Mandrake's, Berkeley, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr enters the Billboard US Top 40 Albums Chart with Live At The Bijou which will peak at No31 during a six-week run.
During sessions for the album Shot Of Love, Bob Dylan is in Clover Studios, Los Angeles, working on mixes of songs including Every Grain Of Sand, Watered Down Love, In The Summertime and Lenny Bruce.
The Skatalites play at Fitzgerald's, Houston, Texas, USA.
Primus play at The Omni, Oakland, California, USA.
Fugazi play at The Cameo Theatre, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The Allman Brothers Band plays at Chastain Park, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA.
Garth Brooks releases his fourth studio album, The Chase, which will debut at No1 on the Billboard 200 Albums and Top Country Albums charts in the USA.
Lou Reed appears in the New York City tv studios of Saturday Night Live to confirm that widespread rumours of his death from an overdose of Demerol have been somewhat exaggerated.
The funeral of TLC vocalist Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes is held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Michael Jackson is heavily criticised for dangling his baby from a third-floor hotel balcony in Berlin, Germany, Europe. Jacko is in Berlin to attend an awards ceremony and takes the oppoertunity to show his nine-month old baby to his fans outside the hotel.
A poll conducted by long-established radio station KIIS in Los Angeles, California, USA, finds that Americans believe rapper Eminem to be "more truthful" than U.S. President George W. Bush.
Lee Ann Womack releases the album There's More Where That Came From on MCA Records in the USA.
Moby plays at Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
It is announced that Michael Jackson, reportedly in financial trouble, is expected to sell 50% of his share of The Beatles' song catalogue as part of a larger debt restructuring plan.
Active Child plays at Schubas, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz vocalist Michael Buble releases a new album, Christmas, in the USA.
Rapper Nelly is arrested after police at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint in Texas, USA, find heroin, marijuana and a loaded .45 handgun on his tour bus.
Phantogram play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
During the fifth leg of her Piece Of Me residency, Britney Spears plays at The Planet Hollywood Theater Of The Performing Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Cure play at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
On their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour Sting and Peter Gabriel play at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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