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The "musical absurdity" Twirly-Whirly is presented at Weber And Fields' Music Hall, New York City, USA, during a run of 247 performances.
Popular pianist and bandleader Charlie Kunz plays the fourth of seven nights at The Hippodrome, Lewisham, London, UK.
The musical comedy Hellzapoppin', starring Olsen and Johnson is performed at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a total run of 1404 performances at three different theatres.
The Weavers, including Pete Seeger, record Lonesome Traveller and So Long (It's Been Good To Know Yuh) in Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th Street, for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
During a three-year-long residency, calypsonian Lord Caresser (aka The Caresser) is playing nightly in the downstairs bar of Rockhead's club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Music publishers Mills Music begin a two-week long Silver Jubilee celebration of the career and music of Duke Ellington, with tv and live appearances scheduled across the USA.
The Eddie Duchin Story, a Hollywood movie about the life of jazz bandleader Eddie Duchin, is released to cinemas in Italy.
Ray Charles releases a new single, Rock House, in the USA, on Atlantic Records.
The Isley Brothers, produced by Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, record Rock Around The Clock and St Louis Blues, for RCA Records in New York City, USA.
The Sammy Kaye Orchestra plays at the annual Ak-Sar-Ben Coronation Ball in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Nice'n'Easy by Frank Sinatra reaches No1 on the Billboard albums chart in the USA.
John Coltrane is in Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City, USA, recording Central Park West, Mr Syms, Summer Time, Body And Soul, and other tracks.
Jazz saxophonist and flute player Harold McNair plays at the Modern Jazz Club, Deer's Leap, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. N.B. Click here to visit SwindonMusicScene for an in-depth look at this era of Swindon music.
The stage musical Do-Re-Mi, starring Max Bygraves, with music by Jule Styne, is playing at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, Europe, during a run of 169 performances.
Charles Mingus plays the fourth of seven nights at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Controversial stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce is arrested on obscenity charges relating to a performance the night before at The Troubadour Club in West Hollywood, California, USA.
Phil Everly heads the bill on a package tour at The ABC, Kingston, UK. The show is supposed to star The Everly Brothers, butDon Everly collapsed after a suicide attempt in London's Savoy Hotel. Other acts on the bill include Frank Ifield, Ketty Lester and The Vernons Girls.
Jerry Lee Lewis is playing during a month-long series of shows at The Chez Paree Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This series of shows is considered to have contributed greatly to turning his flagging career around.
Damita Jo is playing during two weeks at The Embers, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Monique Van Vooren is playing during ten days at The Chase Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, Del Shannon, Jet Harris And Tony Meehan, The Bachelors, Duffy Power, Cilla Black, Bryan Burdon and The Blue Diamonds play at The Granada, Kingston, England, UK, Europe.
Kenny Ball appears on UK tv series The Arthur Haynes Show.
Mary Wells, The Ronettes, Sandie Shaw, The Pretty Things, Richard Anthony, Sandie Shaw, Ronnie Hilton, Tony Dangerfield and First Gear appear on UK weekly tv pop show Thank Your Lucky Stars.
Blood, Sweat And Tears record Children Of The Wind at CBS 30th Street Studio (aka Columbia 30th Street Studio, aka 'The Church'), Manhattan, New York City, USA. Intended for inclusion on their second LP, the track will remain unreleased.
The Temptations are playing during two weeks at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Velvet Underground play the second of three nights at The Vulcan Gas Company, Austin, Texas, USA.
The Grateful Dead play the second of two nights at the Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Bob Dylan breaks off from Rolling Thunder Revue rehearsals at S.I.R. Studios, Manhattan, New York City, USA, to record a new version of Hurricane at CBS Studios. This is done because factual inaccuracies in the original version of the song are considered actionable.
Guitarist Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones is fined
Sugar Babies - The Burlesque Musical, starring Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney, is presented at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1208 performances.
Uriah Heep are working on their sixteenth LP, Equator, at Jacobs Studios, Farnham, England, UK, Europe.
The Cure play at The Spectrum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The single My Name Is Prince by Prince peaks at No36 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
The Leader Federal Bank For Savings in Memphis, Tennessee, issues an Elvis Presley credit card.
Morrissey is admitted to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, after collapsing on stage with respiratory problems at the start of a gig in The Oasis Liesure Centre.
On their The E.N.D. World Tour, The Black Eyed Peas play at Praha da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
Warpaint play at The Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK.
Conor Maynard begins a UK tour at The Dome, Brighton.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
Sean Combs [aka Puff Daddy and P. Diddy] sustains injuries to his neck, ribs and collarbone in a minor vehicular accident on Sunset Boulevard near the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, USA.
Ms Dynamite is interviewed live on BBC-1 tv show Breakfast in Media City, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK. The appearance is to promote her comeback single, Cloud 9.
Rihanna performs during CBS Radio's third annual"We Can Survive breast cancer benefit at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
When Duran Duran play at Plaza Del Duomo, Milan, Italy, Europe, during the MTV European Music Awards, they are joined onstage by Mark Ronson.
Early '60s pop idol Bobby Vee, best known for hits including Rubber Ball, Take Good Care of My Baby and The Night Has A Thousand Eyes, dies aged 73 while receiving hospice care in a long-term facility in Rogers, Minnesota, USA, near Minneapolis.
HMLTD and Pixx play at The Electric Ballroom, London, England, UK, Europe.
On the European leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play the second of two nights at The O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Kvelertak.
Giant Swan play at Club2Club, Milan, Italy, Europe.
Gloryhammer play at The Academy, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by Beast In Black and Wind Rose.