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The Reed Band supplies music for a dance at A. Friedmann, Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio, USA, for employees of The Sidney Pole and Shaft Company and their friends. Over two hundred people attend the dance in a venue decorated with bunting hung from the rafters.
Boston-born popular singer Andrew Mack is appearing in "His Greatest Success" Tom Moore, at The Herald Square Theatre, New York City, USA. The newspaper ad for the show urges "Hear Mack's sweet songs".
The "Merry musical success" The Princess Chic is playing at The Columbia Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a lengthy run.
In Old Kentucky is presented at The Boston Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The show features a "Pickaninny Brass Band" and is described as "The Frolic Of The Inimitable Pickanannies In Southern Songs And Plantation Dances".
The musical comedy Funabashi plays at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 32 performances.
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra record I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues, I've Got The World On A String, Hustlin' And Bustlin' For Baby, Sittin' In The Dark, High Society and He's A Son Of The South, for Victor Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Benny Carter And His Big Band, The Palmer Brothers, Troy Brown, Mabel Scott, Morton And Margot, Aida Ward and The Three Rhythm Kings are the stars when The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, presents its first live stage show, Jazz A La Carte, emceed by Ralph Cooper.
The musical comedy Between The Devil, with lyrics by Howard Dietz and music by Arthur Schwartz, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 93 performances.
The full-length Disney animated film Song Of The South is released to cinemas in Belgium and The Netherlands. The film includes several memorable songs, notably Zip-a-dee Doo-Dah, sung by James Baskett.
Ella Fitzgerald plays the first night of two weeks at Cafe Society, New York City, USA.
Columbia Records vocalist Herb Jeffries plays the final night of two weeks at The Shelbourne Lounge, New York City, USA.
Tom Keifer, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter of heavy metal glamsters Cinderella is born in Springfield, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical Milk And Honey, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Teen dance craze The Twist is banned by Bishop Burke of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, New York, USA, who decrees that it must not be danced, sung about or listened to at any Catholic school, parish or youth organisation.
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Connie Francis continues with a month-long engagement at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Brian Auger Trinity play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
The Beatles continue their three week series of concerts at L'Olympia, Paris, France.
Dusty Springfield records Don't Speak Of Love in Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ralph McTell plays at The Purcell Room, London, England, UK, Europe.
Gospel music superstar Kirk Franklin is born in Riverside, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
The Moody Blues are recording their forthcoming album A Question Of Balance in Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
I Wanna Be Your Lover by Prince reaches No11 on the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the US, and is also his UK chart debut at No41.
After nine days in a Japanese jail, Paul McCartney returns to London, England, UK, Europe, vowing, "I'll never smoke marijuana again."
The Police reach No1 in the UK albums chart with Regatta de Blanc, and play at the Warehouse, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) enter the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart with Last Train To London which will peak at No39.
Prince plays the second of two nights at Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
On their Overgrown Eden tour, Inme play at The Waterfront, Norwich, England, UK.
Pat Ballard, composer of the US No1 hit Mr Sandman by The Chordettes, dies in the Medical Arts Center Hospital in New York City, USA, following a heart attack.
Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song) by Chris Young is released to radio in the USA by RCA Records.
Teddy Thompson plays at The Arc, Stockton, England, UK, Europe
A policeman is injured and 120 people are arrested during a Metallica concert for 50,000 fans in the Club Hipico horse-racing grounds, Santiago, Chile, South America. Police report that most of the arrests took place when hundreds of fans without tickets tried to force their way into the venue.
Half Man Half Biscuit play at The Robin 2, Bilston, UK.
The Dropkick Murphys play at Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
The four-day-long MIDEM Festival [a music industry showcase] begins in Cannes, France, Europe.
Taylor Swift and One Direction are among the artists performing at The NRJ Music Awards in the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France, Europe. (2013).
Ben Folds Five play at The Wiltern, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Camper Van Beethoven play at The Earl, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On her Delirium World Tour, Ellie Goulding plays at The Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Travis play at The Lexington, London, England, UK.
It is reported that white actor Joseph Fiennes has been cast in the role of Michael Jackson in a Sky Arts tv movie entitled Elizabeth, Michael And Marlon.
Marianas Trench play at The Music Farm, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
G Love And Special Sauce play at The Bowery Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Beechwood release a new LP, Songs From The Land Of Nod, on Alive Naturalsound Records.
Turin Brakes release a new LP, Invisible Storm on Cooking Vinyl Records.
Pinegrove play at The Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (The band had not been out on tour for some while, following accusations in November 2017 that lead singer Evan Stephens Hall had been accused of "sexual coercion")