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The Majestic Burlesquers are appearing at The Dewey Theatre, New York City, USA.
The musical revue Artists And Models Of 1927, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 151 performances.
Eleven-year old violinist Yehudi Menuhin makes his Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, debut, with the New York Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Fritz Busch. Menuhin will achieve such massive popularity in the USA that, after a 1939 appearance on The Bob Hope Show on NBC Radio, the question Who's Yehudi?" will become an oft-repeated catchphrase across America. The catchphrase will inspire a popular 1943 song, Who's Yehoodi, written by Bill Seckler and Matt Dennis, which will be recorded by Cab Calloway, Kay Kyser, Lane Truesdale And The Kingsmen and others.
Benny Goodman And His Band play in The Manhattan Room at The Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Dancer Bill Robinson, who performed under the name Mr Bojangles, dies of heart disease, aged 71, in New York City, USA. His name and his achievements are immortalised in two popular songs. First is Bojangles Of Harlem, written by Jerome Kern for the 1936 Fred Astaire movie Swing Time. The second song is Mr Bojangles, written by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1968.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
The Delta Rhythm Boys are playing during a week at The Coliseum, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.
Nolan Strong And The Diablos play the final night of three weeks at The Madison Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
In a package tour called the Lucky Seven Blues Show, Little Willie John, Champion Jack Dupree, Little George Smith and Otis Williams play the first night of a week at the Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Brenda Lee releases her new single, Papa Noel/Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, on Decca Records in the USA. The b-side will become a huge hit on re-issue two years later.
UK rock'n'roll fans reading Melody Maker are horrified to find jazz big band leader Vic Lewis condemning their favourite music as "pop rot from the jungle of American entertainment. It's time we stop these insults to teenagers. Are the stars of the future to be drawn exclusively from the ranks of these three-chord guitar bashers and bawlers of gibberish?"
Brenda Lee releases her new single, Papa Noel/Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, on Decca Records in the USA. The b-side will become a huge hit on re-issue two years later.
The Max Roach Quintet records Milano, Old Folks and other tracks in New York City, USA.
Eddy Arnold records I Walk Alone, I'll Hold You In My Heart, Just A Little Lovin' and It's A Sin for RCA Records in the USA.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes are playing during a two-month season at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Vaughn Monroe is playing during a two-week engagement at The Crown Room, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Judy Garland plays at The Exhibition Hall, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
Chris Barber And His Band with Ottilie Patterson, Lennie Felix at the piano, Terry Lightfoot And His New Orleans Jazzmen, Laurie Gold and Diz Disley appear on the BBC Light Programme radio show Trad Tavern 'before an invited audience at a BBC studio in London'.
Billy Fury plays at The Gaumont, Worcester, England, UK, Europe.
Female saxophonist Vi Redd opens for a month-long engagement at The Sugar Hill, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Highwaymen play the first of four nights at The Gaslight, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Just three months after topping the chart with My Boyfriend’s Back, The Angels achieve their final Billboard Top 40 hit when I Adore Him peaks at No25.
Holly Cole is born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She will achieve success as a jazz singer, performing with her group The Holly Cole Trio, and also as an actor.
The LP Beatlemania! With The Beatles is released in Canada only on Capitol Records. Apart from the title, the album is identical to the UK release With The Beatles.
Leon McAuliffe and His Swingin‘ Western Band record Creole Rose and Bluesville USA in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Gladys Knight gives birth to her second child, a girl, Kenya Maria Newman.
Peter And Gordon play in Houston, Texas, USA.
The Beach Boys sign a contract requiring them to perform live on tv in The Bob Hope Show on December 18, 1964.
Ketty Lester plays during two weeks at Annie's Room, London, England, UK, Europe.
Judas Priest play their first-ever gig, at The George Hotel in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, UK, Europe. (N.B. This is a very different line-up from the one that eventually became successful)
Newly emerging singer-songwriter Elton John plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
San Francsico band Jefferson Airplane play the first of four nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, with Buddy Guy and Junior Wells.
Pere Ubu play in Liverpool, UK, supported by The Soft Boys and Red Krayola.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Gammage Theatre, Tempe, Arizona.
On their The Present tour, The Moody Blues play at The Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The Redskins release a new single, Kick Over The Statues, on Abstract Dance Records in the UK. All proceeds from the single will go to the Anti-Apartheid Cause. The Redskins' regular record label, London Records, had chosen not to release it.
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Promoting their debut LP, Night Of A Thousand Candles, The Men They Couldn't Hang play at Huddersfield Poly, Huddersfield, England, UK, Europe.
Yes play at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Nirvana play at Frison, Fribourg, Switzerland, Europe
Blame It On The Rain becomes the third consecutive Billboard No1 single in the USA for Milli Vanilli.
Nickelback play at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England, UK.
It is announced that the album Twentysomething by young jazz star Jamie Cullum has gone triple-platinum in the UK.
Towards the end of U2's Vertigo tour, at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, as Bono walks out the venue after the show, he asks stage designer Willie Williams if, on their next tour, there might be a way the band could play to all the stadium. Their discussions will lead to the development of a massive structure known as The Claw, which will be used during the band's 360 Degree tour.
Roosevelt plays at Broadcast, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Colin Blunstone plays at Long Street Blues Club, Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
During a solo tour to promote awareness and donations for The Trussell Trust charity, which supports a network of foodbanks around the UK, Glenn Tilbrook plays at The Pavilion, Exmouth, England, UK, Europe,
Alec Benjamin plays at Le Trabendo, Paris, France, Europe, supported by Boy In Space.