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The New York Times reports that during a recent Transatlantic crossing by the S.S. Berengaria from Southampton to New York City, USA, the ship's orchestra threw overboard all of the sheet music belonging to American bandleader Paul Specht and the Carolina Club Orchestra. The ship's orchestra was furious that Specht's band had been chosen, rather than them, to play for The Prince Of Wales each night in the ballroom of The Berengaria every night during the trip.
The Royal Variety Show at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, features Shirley Bassey, Sammy Davis Jr, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, The Temperance Seven, Max Bygraves, Frankie Vaughan, The McGuire Sisters, Nina And Frederik and Maurice Chaevalier.
Laurence Cottle is born in Swansea, Wales, UK, Europe. He will find acclaim as a jazz and rock bass player and music composer, working with Black Sabbath, Brian Eno, Eric Clapton and many others.
Shirley Bassey begins a three-week season at Coconut Grove in The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tom Jones and The Zombies appear on the UK radio show Easy Beat .
Rick And The Ravens, a group including Ray Manzarek, later to play keyboards for The Doors, plays at Ports O'Call, San Pedro Marina, California, USA. Because the contract calls for a six-piece group, Manzarek's friend Jim Morrison stands in with the band, pretending to play guitar.
The Velvet Underground play at The Union, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
During Tom Jones' run of gigs at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Elvis Presley attends the show and leads a standing ovation for Jones. It is also during this set of shows that women begin throwing their bras and panties at Jones during his performance - a stunt set up by his PR man Jay Bernstein.
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Entering at No59, the highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the top-selling singles in the USA is Love Me Tonight by Tom Jones.
Quicksand play at The Greyhound, Fulham, London, England, UK.
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The Stranglers play at The Top Rank, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Judas Priest play at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard of Ozz plays at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Shakin' Stevens plays the second of two nights at The Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
Howard Jones plays at Goldiggers, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by Fiat Lux.
Blues guitar star Joe Louis Walker plays at the Kings Hotel, Newport, South Wales, UK.
Manic Street Preachers release a new single, You Love Us, in the UK.
Richey Edwards of The Manic Street Preachers walks out of The Embassy Hotel in West London, England, UK, climbs into his L reg Vauxhall Cavalier and is never seen again.
Manic Street Preachers play at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
Feeder play at The UEA, Norwich, England, UK.
Feeder play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
Feeder play at The Royal Court, Liverpool, England, UK.
Gene Loves Jezebel play at The 100 Club, London, England, UK.
Gene Loves Jezebel play at Fibbers, York, England, UK.
Gene Loves Jezebel play at Drummond's, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
The Stereophonics play at The Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Funeral For A Friend play at Manchester University, Manchester, England, UK.
The Stereophonics play at Newcastle Arena, Newcastle, England, UK.
Super Furry Animals play at Leeds University, Leeds, England, UK.
Super Furry Animals play at Liverpool University, Liverpool, England, UK.
John Cale plays in The Coal Exchange, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Fall Out Boy release their fourth album on Island Records in the UK.
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John Cale and the Heritage Orchestra perform his classic album Paris 1919 in full at The Southbank Centre, London, UK.
Tom Jones plays at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, Asia, to an audience of 4,000 people.
Lostprophets play at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK.
John Mayer plays at Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK, supported by Ellie Goulding.
The Green Man Festival, a three-day event, comes to an end in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. Artists appearing on this, the final day, include Efterklang, Joanna Newsom, Laura Marling, Mumford And Sons, Field Music, Girls and Tindersticks.
Howard Jones plays at The Fire Station, Windsor, UK, supported by Duncan Sheik.
The Manic Street Preachers play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK.
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Arctic Monkeys release their fifth album, AM, in France, Germany and the UK.
Status Quo play at The Eisteddfod, Llangollen, Wales.
Arcade Fire, Biffy Clyro, Manic Street Preachers, Travis, St. Vincent, The Waterboys and others play at The Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan, Asia.
Funeral For A Friend play at The Live Rooms, Chester, UK, with Vales and Employed To Serve.
Catfish And The Bottlemen play the second of two nights at The O2 Academy, Brixton, London, UK.
Marina And The Diamonds play at InchebaArena, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
On their Get Weird tour, Little Mix play at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Tom Jones cancels a tour of Asia, citing an illness in the family.
The three-day long Lunar Festival holds its last day at Umberslade Farm Park, Tamworth In Arden, Warwickshire, England, UK. Artists appearing over the course of the festival have included Super Furry Animals, Mercury Rev, Television, The Zombies, Badly Drawn Boy, Os Mutantes, Bentley Rhythm Ace, Martin Carthy, Stealing Sheep, Alessi's Ark and Ashley Hutchings.
The Amazons play at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.