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Miss Zelma Rawlston (character songs) and The Three Glissandos (musical entertainers in novelty) play the second night in a week at The Bijou Theatre, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Marian Anderson is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She will become the first African-American to sing solo with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
The musical comedy The Billionaire, with music by Gustav Kerker and lyrics by Harry B. Smith, is presented during a three month run at Daly's Theatre, New York City, USA.
Rice And Barton's Rose Hill Company presents '25 burlesque beauties' and '10 funny comedy entertainers' during a week of shows at Kernan's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Le Quatuor Basque, Reno And Richards, Ryan And Richfield, Radiant Florence Bindley and Louise Montrose are appearing in "A big new show" at The Orpheum, San Francsico, California, USA.
Local troupe The Elk Minstrels play at Whitley Opera House, Emporia, Kansas, USA.
OKeh Records presents its first Race Records Artists Night at The Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fiddlin' John Carson and Moonshine Kate record The Storm That Struck Miami and I Want To Make Heaven My Home for RCA Victor/Bluebird Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Bing Crosby and Jimmy Dorsey's Orchestra record Never In A Million Years and In A Little Hula Heaven for Decca Records in the USA.
Grant Ivory Jr is born in Blytheville, Arkansas, USA. He will find success as soulful jazz organist, pianist and recording artist Jackie Ivory.
William Martin Willis is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He will enjoy success, usually as Marty Willis, a rockabilly rock'n'roll musician, composer, and arranger who plays the saxophone, clarinet, and flute as a member of several bands in the 1950s and 1960s
Orrin Tucker and his band are playing during four weeks at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Perry Como and Tex Beneke And His Orchestra play as part of an AFRS [The Armed Forces Radio Service], radio show, On The Beam, in the USA.
Billy Grammer is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Miracles make their first TV appearance on American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Imperial Records artist Peggy King is playing during a three-week engagement at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Joe Williams is playing at The Cloisters, Sunset Strip, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sam Cooke supported by Little Anthony And The Imperials and Aretha Franklin, plays the fourth of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Jane Morgan is playing during a three-week engagement at Elmwood Casino, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
Elvis Presley records Spanish language vocals for the song Guadalajara, part of the soundtrack to his latest film, Fun In Acapulco, at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Big Three play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Oscar Peterson Trio records Fly Me To The Moon, Shiny Stockings, Li'L Darli', Little Right Foot and You Stepped Out Of A Dream for Verve Records in New York City, USA.
Booker Ervin releases a new album The Song Book, on Prestige Records in the USA.
Do You Wanna Dance by The Beach Boys enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
The Beach Boys play at The Civic Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA.
P.J. Proby's new UK single, I Apologise, enters the chart – the title widely perceived as a reference to the trouser-splitting incidents which recently caused him to be banned from performing.
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Vikki Carr is playing during two weeks of live shows at The Cave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Checkmates Ltd are appearing during an extended engagement at The Cave Supper Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Kurt Allison is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. Raised in Des Moines, he will play guitar in the band Rushlow, but will make a more lasting mark in Jason Aldean's band, playing on such hits as Big Green Tractor and She's Country.
The Moody Blues are recording overdubs for their forthcoming album A Question Of Balance in Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
Mountain play at The Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USA, supported by Black Sabbath.
Elton John records Levon and Goodbye, at Trident Studios in London, UK, for his album Madman Across The Water. He also fits in a gig at Bradford University, Bradford, England, UK, Europe.
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On the final show of their tour of America, T.Rex play at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA. Leader Marc Bolan gets drunk in the dressing room, walks on stage and falls over before stumbling through an appallingly bad set. In the words of Paul Simon, who was in the audience, "This is fucking bullshit, man."
Former Velvet Underground vocalist Nico plays in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, Europe, with The Faction.
The Smiths' British tour plays at the University of Kent, Canterbury, England, UK, Europe.
Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour plays at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Pogues play at The Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Ireland, Europe.
Crash by The Primitives enters the UK Pop Singles Chart where it will peak at No5 during a ten-week run on the chart.
Metallica's movie, Some Kind of Monster, wins the Best Documentary award at the Spirit Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Nothing But Love world tour, Whitney Houston plays at the Hope Estate Winery Amphitheatre, Pokolbin, Australia.
Yes play at Seaworld, Orlando, Florida, USA.
On their World Contamination Tour, My Chemical Romance play at The Palladium, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
Scroobius Pip plays at KOKO, London.
On their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play the first of four nights at Saitama Super Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, supported by 5 Seconds Of Summer.
Nightwish play at Rave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, supported by Delain.
Animal Collective play at Concord Music Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their 25th Anniversary Of Images And Words tour, Dream Theater play at The Icehall, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
Dustbowl Revival play at Harlow's Restaurant And Night Club, Sacramento, California, USA, with Jared And The Mill.