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The musical comedy The Maid Of The Mountains, with music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, is playing at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 1352 performances.
Dennis Budimir is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success as a jazz guitarist, working with Harry James, Peggy Lee, Chico Hamilton, Eric Dolphy and others.
US folk performer and noted associate of Bob Dylan, Bobby Neuwirth is born in Akron, Ohio.
Rated among the greatest old time country singers, Molly O'Day [born LaVerne Williamson] and The Cumberland Mountain Folks record Heaven's Radio for Columbia Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. [She also recorded under the names Mountain Fern and Dixie Lee.]
Judy Garland plays the third of seven nights at The Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
Frankie Laine releases a new single, High Noon, in the USA. It will peak at No5 in the Billboard singles chart.
Blues harmonica star Little Walter Jacobs records I Had My Fun in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Chess Records.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
The Benny Golson Quintet record Autumn Leaves, Soul Me and other tracks for Prestige Records in Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey.
Jazz vocalist King Pleasure records the album Golden Days in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Hi FiJazz Records.
Jo Ann Campbell plays during a three-week booking at The International Room, New York City, USA.
Ricky Nelson records Teen Age Idol and I've Got My Eyes On You, at Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA. James Burton and Tommy Tedesco provide guitars for the session, Darlene Love And The Blossoms handle backing vocals and Jimmie Haskell is the arranger.
Eddy Shaver is born in Waco, Texas, USA. He will become one of the best known guitarists in country-rock, accompanying Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, and Dwight Yoakam, as well as making albums in his own right.
The Rolling Stones play in Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA. Also on the bill are Bobby Goldsboro and Jay And The Americans.
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The Soul Agents perform I Just Want To Make Love To You on the ABC-tv show Gazette', in Studio 6, Granada Studios, Quay Street, Manchester, UK. The show also includes The Scaffold, Beryl Reid, Spike Milligan, Ted Ray and Susan Maughan.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., aka The Rat Pack, play at Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Trini Lopez is their opening act.
The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
The musical Hallelujah Baby!, starring Leslie Uggams, is presented at The Martin Beck Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.
Matthew Murphy Karges, bassist of Sugar Ray, is born in Newport Beach, Orange County, Caliufornia, USA.
Elvin Jones and Richard Davis spend the second of two days recording the LP, Heavy Sounds, for Impulse! Records in the USA.
Pop duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are starring in the musical Golden Rainbow, at The Shubert Theater in New York City, USA.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
Joni Mitchell is playing during eleven nights at The Bitter End, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. Her support acts change during this period, but include David Steinberg and Bunky And Jake.
Albert King plays the second of five nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Evergreen Blueshoes.
Pink Floyd play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, UK.
Glastonbury Fayre Festival, featuring Hawkwind, Traffic, Melanie, David Bowie, Joan Baez, Edgar Broughton Band, Arthur Brown, Family, Gong, Mighty Baby, Brinsley Schwartz, Quintessence and Fairport Convention, takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, Europe. Audience : 12,000.
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Big River, based on the Mark Twain novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, is playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1005 performances. Featuring music written by country-pop singer-songwriter Roger Miller, the play wins seven Tony awards, including Best Score.
The biographical drama movie Mask, starring Cher, at cinemas in Australia, Oceania.
Motley Crue play at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays the second of two nights at The Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
The album Missing ... Presumed Having A Good Time by The Notting Hillbillies is awarded a gold disc in Canada.
On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
Isaac Louis Benjamin dies in London, UK. As chairman of Pye Records in the UK, Benjamin signed acts including The Searchers, The Kinks and Sandie Shaw.
Isaac Louis Benjamin dies in London, UK. As chairman of Pye Records in the UK, Benjamin signed acts including The Searchers, The Kinks and Sandie Shaw.
Dennis Locorriere plays at The Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, England, UK.
The seventh Terrastock Festival, promoted and organised by Melksham-based music journalist/entrepreneur Phil McMullen, continues at the Melwood Arts Center, in Louisville, Kentucky. Artists appearing today, the second of the festival's four nights, include United Bible Studies, Sharron Kraus, Damon & Naomi, The Linus Pauling Quartet and Sleeping Pill.
East-London electro duo AutoKratz release their debut album, Animal, on Kitsune Records in the UK.
Bob Dylan plays at The Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France, Europe.
The UK's Inland Revenue Service reveals that it is taking action against Icebreaker, a music industry investment company, following allegations that investors, including members of Take That, have used it for tax avoidance purposes. Gary Barlow and other members of Take That are said to have invested
Beat Connection play at La Grange, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Via an announcement on their Facebook page, Radiohead announce the cancellation of several upcoming tour dates. The decision has been taken in the wake of the death of drum technician Scott Johnson and injury three other crew members caused by a stage collapse prior to a gig by the band in Downsville Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
Papa Roach play at Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy, Europe.
On her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna plays at The Stadium Of Light, Sunderland, UK.
Rebecca And Fiona play at Ruby Skye, San Francisco, California, USA.
One Direction play at The Stade De France, Saint-Denis, Paris, France, Europe.
Aretha Franklin plays at Caesar's Casino, 2100 Pacific Avnue, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Duran Duran play at The Sonar Festival, Bracelona, Spain, Europe.
On his Not Dead Yet tour Phil Collins plays the third of five nights at AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France, Europe.