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The musical play A Country Girl, or Town and Country, with music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens, is performed at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 729 performances.
The musical comedy Foxy Grandpa, based on a popular newspaper cartoon strip, closes at Haverley's 14th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 125 performances.
Illinois Jacquet is playing at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Austin Powell Quintet is playing during a week-long engagement at Grace's Little Club, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The highest new entry on the Billboard Best-Selling Pop Albums Chart in the USA is Big Band Bash by Billy May on Capitol Records entering at No5. With A Song In My Heart by Jane Froman remains at No1.
The Searchers, opens at The State Theatre, Lubbock, Texas, USA, for three weeks. While it is there, it is seen by local musicians Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison who are so taken by Wayne's catch-phrase, 'That'll Be The Day', that they write a song of that title when they return home. The title of the same movie will later also inspire the name of a popular Liverpool band of the 1960s.A new John Wayne movie,
Memphis Slim and Sonny Boy Williamson II play at Parkway Arena, Saginaw, Michigan, USA.
Steve Levine is born in Hampstead, London, UK. He will find success as a record producer and sound engineer working with The Clash, Culture Club, The Beach Boys, The Honeyz, Deniece Williams and others.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
Larry Heard, sometimes described as the inventor of acid house music, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He also performs and records as Mr Fingers and Fingers Inc.
The Coasters, The Isley Brothers and Betty Carter play the sixth night of a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
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.
Bobby Darin plays the ninth of twelve nights at The Three Rivers Inn, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Paul Anka plays the eighth of fourteen nights at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet plays at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, UK.
UK tabloid The Sunday Mirror runs a front page story headlined 'Exposing The Drug Menace' which claims that 'nearly 10,000 British teenagers are buying pep pills and narcotics on the black market.' The article also identifies two central London clubs, La Discotheque and The Flamingo, as places where drugs regularly change hands.
The Dave Clark Five play at The Paramount Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Jimmy James and the Vagabonds play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
The stage musical Man Of La Mancha is playing at the ANTA Washington Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of almost two and a half years.
Leon Bibb is playing during a thirteen-night engagement at The Maisonette in the St. Regis Hotel, New York City, USA.
Erma Franklin is playing during four nights at The Nixon Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Barron Knights play on the BBC tv show Whistle Stop in the UK. The show is hosted by Roger Whittaker.
Long John Baldry plays during a week of cabaret at Tito's, Stockton-On-Tees, England, UK, Europe.
The Steve Miller Band plays the third of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Cupid's Inspiration play at Cleopatra's, Newport, Wales, UK, Europe.
The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.
Ray Charles is playing during six nights at Granny's Dinner Playhouse, Dallas, Texas, USA.
On their Fair Warning Tour [aka the W.D.F.A. (We Don't Fuck Around) Tour] Van Halen play at Spokane Coliseum, Spokane, Washington, USA.
Lost Loved Ones play at The Victoria, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Robert Plant plays in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
A new reality tv series, Survivor, makes its debut on CBS in the USA. In the show, a group of strangers must fend for themselves on a desert island and, each week, one of the contestants is voted off. Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child will write the song Survivor, after being struck by how closely the show mirrored the changing line-up of the group.
The Rolling Stones album Some Girls is certified as a 6x platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
L'Arc-en-Ciel release a DVD of their 2004 Otakon concert on Tofu Records, Sony Music Japan's label in the USA.
Todd Rundgren, Joe Jackson and The Ethel String Quartet play at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK.
Armor For Sleep play at The Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
On her Original Sinsuality Tour, Tori Amos plays the second of two nights at Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
The Buzzcocks play at Venue Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
While touring in support of her tenth studio album, Let England Shake, PJ Harvey plays the second of two nights at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, plus special guest Muntu Valdo, play at The Hexagon, Reading, England, UK, Europe.
On her Set The World On Fire Tour, Alicia Keys plays the second of two nights at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
On their Live And Loud tour, Rascal Flatts play at The Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Jones Beach, New York State, USA.
Paolo Nutini plays at The Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK.