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In Dahomey, the first full-length Broadway musical written and performed by African Americans (George Walker and Egbert Austin Williams), transfers to the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, UK, where it becomes a major success. Hailed as "the most popular musical show in London", it will be seen by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace, during a command performance celebrating his birthday.
Donald Peers is born in Ammanford, Wales. He will go on to become Britain's most popular male singer.
The Top Ten Dance Tunes in the UK, according to the magazine Dance News, are as follows :

1. As I Love You

2. Kiss Me, Honey

3. Baby Face

4=.The Day The Rains Came

4=. I Got Stung

6. Hoots Mon

7. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

8. Tom Dooley

9. Tea For Two Cha Cha

10. The World Outside

The chart is compiled from the songs "in most popular demand by dancers throughout the country".
Shirley Bassey records Goldfinger, the title song from the upcoming James Bond movie, in London, UK, for Columbia Records.
Tom Jones, The Ladybirds, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers and Tony Jackson (formerly of The Searchers] appear on tv show Lucky Stars Summer Spin in the UK.
Tom Jones records What's New Pussycat, with Burt Bacharach as arranger, for Decca Records in London, England, UK.
The Nashville Teens, The Kingpins and The Iveys play at The Ritz Entertainments Club, Skewen, South Wales, UK. The Iveys will find greater success after changing their name to Badfinger.
Tom Jones plays at The Odeon, Southend, England, UK.
Six-year-old Elian Gonzalez leaves Cuba in a boat with his mother and twelve others to seek asylum in the USA. The boat does not make it and his mother dies, but Elian is rescued by fishermen and taken to live with relatives in Miami, Florida. He later became the subject of a major news story when he was ordered back to Cuba to live with his father. US marshals had to seize Elian and send him back to Cuba against the wishes of his relatives. The incident will inspire Manic Street Preachers to write their song Baby Elian.
The Iveys, later to find success as Badfinger, play at The Green Gates, Bethnal Green, London, England, UK.
The Iveys play at The Thingamajig Club, Reading, England, UK, Europe. The group will find greater fame after a name-change to Badfinger.
The Iveys play at The Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe, with The Bubble. The Iveys will find greater success after a name change to Badfinger.
Amen Corner, Cilla Black, Harmony Grass and Peter Sarstedt appear live on UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera and others play at the Croeso '69 Blues Festival, Grosmont Wood Barn, Abergavenny, Wales, UK, Europe.
UK music paper Melody Maker reports that Tom Jones has turned down a $1m offer to tour the USA for three-weeks.
Deep Purple play in Swansea, Wales.
Pentangle play at The Afan Lido Indoor Sports Centre, Port Talbot, Wales.
Judas Priest play at The Glen Ballroom, Llanelli, Wales, UK.
Rock movie That’ll Be The Day, starring David Essex, Ringo Starr, Dave Edmunds, Keith Moon of The Who and Billy Fury, goes on release on the ABC Cinema circuit in North London, England, UK, Europe.
The Ramones play at The University, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Howard Jones plays at Goldiggers, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by Fiat Lux.
Clark Tracey plays at The Four Bars Inn, Cardiff, Wales.
Two people are arrested during a Tom Jones concert at The Pheasant Run Inn, St. Charles, Illinois, USA. One woman is charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly throwing her underwear at a uniformed officer, and a man is arrested for allegedly fondling a female fan.
Bob Dylan plays at Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Shakin' Stevens plays at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Adam Ant is arrested at the Prince Of Wales Pub, Kentish Town, London, after he pulls a pistol on the doorman.
Sikth, Stampin' Ground, Vacant Stare, Funeral For A Friend and Fallen To play at The Mean Fiddler, London, England, UK.
Bowling For Soup play at The University, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Feeder play at The University, Leeds, England, UK.
Feeder play at The Royal Court, Liverpool, England, UK.
Lostprophets play at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK.
The Stereophonics announce that they have recruited a new drummer, Javier Weyler.
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Queen and Paul Rodgers play at the Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Helena by My Chemical Romance reaches No1 in the Official Rock Singles Chart in the UK.
Funeral For A Friend play a live set in The HMV Shop, Birmingham, UK.
Kings Of Leon play at Cardiff Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Gene Loves Jezebel play at The Barfly, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The three-day long T in the Park festival begins at Balado, Kinross, Scotland. Major acts appearing on the first day are The Verve, The Stereophonics, K.T.Tunstall and Newton Faulkner.
Bob Dylan plays at Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Newly published research statistics from the British Government estimate that the value of the UK music copyright industry to the national economy in 2009 was £5.1bn - £3.2bn more than existing official data previously recorded in UK national accounts.
Manic Street Preachers play at Gibson, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
Funeral For A Friend play at The Waterfront, Norwich, UK, with Grader and Svalbard.
Catfish And The Bottlemen play a sold-out gig at The O2 Academy, Bristol, UK.
Wilko Johnson And His Band play at Linton Festival, Ross-On-Wye, Wales, UK.
Marina And The Diamonds play at InchebaArena, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
On her Delirium World Tour, Ellie Goulding plays at The Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays at The Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Stereophonics headline the Y Not Festival in the UK.