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Musical comedy The Belle Of Broadway is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of seventeen performances.
Leonard Joseph Tristano is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success as jazz pianist, composer and arranger Lennie Tristano.
Jazz guitarist Dick McDonough And His Orchestra record two Gershwin songs, Shall We Dance and I've Got Beginner's Luck, in the USA.
Hitmaking 50s and 60s vocalist Clarence 'Frogman' Henry is born in Algiers, Louisiana, USA.
Jazz trombonist and bandleader Curtis Fowlkes is born in New York City, USA. A busy sideman on jazz and rock CDs, he also founded The Jazz Passengers in 1987, and has played with The Lounge Lizards.
George Towne And His Orchestra play the seventh night of a three-week stay at The Deshler-Wallick Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
The Second Annual Jazz Ball is held at Hammersmith Palais, London, UK, featuring the bands of Humphrey Lyttelton, Harry Gold, Chris Barber, Mick Mulligan and others.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
Big Bill Broonzy records Coal Black Curly Hair, Hey Bud Blues, Baby Please Don't Go, Down By The Riverside and other tracks for Disques Vogue in Paris, France, Europe.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
Louis Jordan And The Tympany Five play at the Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Paul Anka plays at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK. Also on the bill are Lorrae Desmond, The Ken-Tones, The Peter Groves Trio and Roy Stevens.
Barbara Carroll And Her Trio are playing during a three-week engagement at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Kenny Dorham Sextet records Spadesville, Blues Lament and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Bob Dylan's eponymous debut album is released on Columbia Records in the USA.
The Crickets record Parisian Girl and I Believe In You, in Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA, for Liberty Records.
Jerry Lee Lewis records a Granada TV special in Manchester, UK.
The Hank Crawford Septet records Mellow Down, Merry Christmas Baby and Blues In Bloom, for Atlantic Records in New Yok City, USA.
Florida-based folk group The Vikings Three play during a week of shows at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Dave Clark Five, Mark Wynter, Susan Maughan and compere Alan Field play the fourth night in a week of shows at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
Jesse Fuller records Move On Down The Line, Stealing, Ninety Nine Years And One Dark Day, Animal Fair, Sleeping In The Midnight Cold and Stackolee [aka Stagger Lee] for Topic Records in London, UK.
The Kinks release a new single, Everybody's Gonna Be Happy, in the UK on Pye Records.
The Who play at the Public Baths, Royston, UK.
The Dave Clark Five, Martha And The Vandellas, The Marvelettes, Them, The Yardbirds, Bobby Vee and Dave Berry appear live on UK tv show Ready, Steady, Go! at Television House, Kingsway, London, UK.
The Downliners Sect plays at The 51 Club, London, UK.
The musical Charlie Girl is performed at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of over five years.
Joan Baez arrives in New York City, USA, to complete recording sessions for her next album with Vanguard Records.
The LP John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Moody Blues play at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Cheap Trick play in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
Blues legend Tampa Red, a long-time alcoholic, dies destitute, aged 77, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hawkwind, supported by Bronz, play at Goldiggers, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
As a result of his recent heroin overdose, Andy Wood of Mother Love Bone has been in a coma for three days at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA. Deep in grief, his parents reluctantly permit doctors to switch off his life-support systems.
DXepeche Mode release their seventh studio LP, Violator, on Mute Records in the UK.
Shelleyan Orphan play at Dingwalls, London, England, UK.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie, plays the first of three nights at the Metro, Melbourne, Australia.
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Awards ceremony is held in New York City, with live appearances by Kid Rock and Aerosmith. New inductees include Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Steely Dan and Aerosmith.
Nancy Wilson wins the Best Jazz Artist Award for her album, R.S.V.P. Rare Songs, Very Personal, at the 36th annual NAACP Image Awards ceremony is held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. Other winners are as follows :

New Artist : Kanye West - College Dropout

Male Artist : Usher - Confessions

Female Artists : Fantasia - Free Yourself

Duo or Group : Destiny's Child - Destiny Fulfilled

Gospel Artist : Ben Harper And The Blind Boys Of Alabama - There Will Be A Light

Music Video : Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You

Song : Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You

Album : Prince - Musicology

Slipknot play in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On their Circle Tour, Bon Jovi play the first of two nights at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Cinderella play at The Grizzly Rose Denver, Colorado, USA.
Slayer and Megadeth play at Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
Bastille play at The Leadmill, Sheffield, UK.
Lyla Foy plays at The Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London, UK.
Funeral For A Friend play at The Hippodrome, Kingston Upon Thames, UK, with Vales and Employed To Serve.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the first of two nights at The Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Ed Sheeran plays at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.