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The Miss New York Jr Extravaganza Company plays at The Star Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Eleanor Falk And Her Ten Sunbeams are heading the bill at Forest Park Highalnds, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Also appearing are "coon shouter" Artie Hall, "musical mokes" Snyder And Buckley, and singer/dancer Ray Sullivan.
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The Singing Girl! with music by Victor Herbert, plays at The Tivoli Opera House, San Francisco, California, USA.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Herald Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 205 performances.
Henry Price Ball of New York City, USA, is granted Patent No. US855038A for his invention of an improved type of music-roll for mechanical musical instruments.
Aaron Thibeaux Walker is born in Linden, Texas, USA. He will find fame as T-Bone Walker.
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Papa John Creach, fiddler with Jefferson Starship and their rootsier offshoot Hot Tuna, is born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
Hans Liebezeit is born in Dresden, Germany, Europe. He will find acclaim as Jaki Leibezeit, drummer of the pioneering 70s German experimental band Can.
John Fogerty, leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival is born in Berkeley, California, USA.
A new radio series Crazy People, begins on the BBC Home Srevice in the UK, featuring the comedy talents of Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe plus The Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray and The Stargazers. The show will later be re-named The Goon Show, and many of the songs specially written for the show (The Ying Tong Song, I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas etc) will become comedy classics.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
Singer and popular songwriter Hank Fort is playing at The Jefferson Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
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 revue An Evening With Beatrice Lillie is presented at The Booth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 276 performances. As well as its actress-singer star, the show features piano duettists Eddie And Rack.
The musical Guys And Dolls opens at The Coliseum, London, UK.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to find success as The Swinging Blue Jeans] play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Neil Sedaka plays the second of four nights at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Singer-songwriter Andy White is born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
James Brown plays the fourth night in a week at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by Pigmeat Markham, The Sensations and Yvonne Fair.
Solomon Burke, with Phil Medley's Orchestra, records Lili Marlene, You May Be Holding My Baby and I Don't Want To Go On Without You, for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
The Who play at The Oldfield Tavern, Greenford, West London, UK.
Country and folk music artist Jimmy Rankin is born in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is best-known as vocalist and guitarist with The Rankin Family.
Julie London, with The Bobby Troup Quartet is recorded in a live concert at NHK Studio G in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Chris Ballew, singer and founder member of The Presidents Of The United States, is born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Dexter Gordon Quintet records Flick Of A Trick, Everybody's Somebody's Fool and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The stage musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Burton Lane, is playing at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 280 performances.
Percy Sledge reaches No1 in the USA with When A Man Loves A Woman on both the Billboard and the Cashbox singles charts.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
Ron Eliran, known as "Israel's Ambassador of Song," is playing during a month of shows at The Hungry i, San Francisco, California, USA.
Etta James, The Coasters, The Vibrations, Freddie Scott, The Jive Five and Jimmy Pelham are playing at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Kylie Minogue is born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oceania.
Tim Buckley and Mary McCaslin play the eighth of thirteen nights at Doug Weston's Troubadour, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lee Michaels plays the first of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
UK blues band Chicken Shack fly to Zurich, Switzerland, Europe, for the first of three days of concerts.
Petula Clark plays the third night in a week of dates at the Place Des Arts, Montreal, Canada.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Ike And Tina Turner play at The Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The Allman Brothers Band calls it a day because the other members feel they can no longer share a stage with Greg Allman who recently testified in a drug case against the band's roadie Scooter Herring.
Wiltshire's pioneering anarcho-punk band The Subhumans play their first-ever gig, at St Margaret's Hall, Bradford-on-Avon.
Magnum play at The Mayfair, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the last of three nights at The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Minimalist composer, pianist, vocalist and dancer Julius Eastman dies aged 49 of cardiac arrest in Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, New York State, USA. An African-American, he was one of the first musicians to combine minimalist processes with elements of pop music, and would give his pieces provocatively socio-political titles, such as Evil Nigger and Gay Guerrilla.
Madonna's Blonde Ambition tour plays the second of three nights at the SkyDome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Prior to the show, Toronto police threatened to arrest Madonna if she performed her simulated masturbation scene during her performance of Like A Virgin. Madonna refused to change her show, and the authorities decided not to press charges, later denying that they had ever threatened to do so (a claim refuted by footage captured during the filming of Madonna's 1991 documentary Truth or Dare).
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, USA.
An Atlanta, Georgia, USA, police officer begins a $10m legal action action against rapper Tupac Shakur. The officer claims that Tupac shot him in the buttocks.
Popular singer Nina releases the DVD Nina Live! in Karaoke-VCD and DVD formats on Warner Music Philippines in The Philippines, Asia.
Horror punk combo Blitzkid play at Connections, Clifton, New Jersey, USA.
Paolo Nutini plays at The Spa Pavilion, Bridlington, UK.
Metallica, Slayer, Danzig, Mastodon, Ghost, Gojira play at Sonisphere @ Hietaniemi Beach, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.