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Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a lengthy run.
Billy Watson is starring in "That jolly musical farce" Krausemeyer's Alley at Gayety Burlesque, Washington DC, USA. The show also features The Billy Watson Beauty Chorus.
Musical The Blue Paradise is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 356 performances. A review in The Evening Journal hails it as "Replete with good music and excellent songs."
Musical comedy The Only Girl, with music by Victor Herbert, is playing at The Belasco Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Harry Roy And His Orchestra record the Cole Porter song Miss Otis Regrets, in London, UK.
Jazz guitarist Dick McDonough And His Orchestra record Now Or Never, I'm One Step Ahead Of My Shadow, Love What Are You Doing To My Heart? and You're Giving Me A Song And Dance, in the USA.
Artie Shaw And His New Music record Free Wheeling, Shoot The Likker To Me John Boy, Nightmare and I've a Strange New Rhythm In My Heart, for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA.
Lamonte Mclemore, vocalist with 60s and 70s hitmaking group The 5th Dimension, is born in St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Kitty Carlisle is the headline act at Chez Paree, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with orchestral accompaniment by Emil Coleman.
The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
Ray Charles and Guitar Slim play the first of three nights at the 5-4 Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Chuck Berry begins his first national tour in Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
The Philly Joe Jones Sextet records Blues For Dracula, Trick Street and other tracks for Riverside Records in New York City, USA.
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Roy Acuff And His Smoky Mountain Boys are playing during a twelve-night stint in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Lonnie Johnson and Victoria Spivey play the sixth of thirteen nights at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Singer-songwriter and recording artist Jim Edfors is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Duke Ellington [piano], Charles Mingus [bass] and Max Roach (drums) record Backward Country Boy Blues for Blue Note Records at Sound Makers Studio in New York City, USA.
The Sonny Stitt - Brother Jack McDuff Quartet records Soul Shack, Love Nest and other tracks in Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in The City College Gym, San Jose, California, USA.
P.J. Proby releases a new single in the UK, That Means A Lot, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
The Searchers enter the UK singles chart with their version of the Jackie De Shannon song When You Walk In The Room.
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Ian And Sylvia pre-record a performance of Four Strong Wings to be broadcast later in the month on The Steve Allen Playhouse on tv in the USA. Also on the show is saxophonist Boots Randolph.
The Searchers appear on tv's Steve Allen Show in KFMB Studios, San Diego, California, USA.
A new youth-orientated magazine, Hitweek, publishes its first edition in Holland, Europe.
The Kinks release a new EP, Kwyet Kinks, in the UK on Pye Records. The EP includes one of the band's best-loved songs, A Well Respected Man.
Gary Farr and the T-Bones play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
A new youth-orientated magazine, Hitweek, publishes its first edition in Holland, Europe.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And the Holding Company, including Janis Joplin, play the twenty-fourth night in a month of dates at Mother Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Youngbloods play the last of three nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, supported by The Other Half and Mad River.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a week of shows at The Waldorf-Astoria, New York City, USA.
John Lennon of The Beatles is interviewed at his basement flat, 34 Montagu Square, London, England, UK, Europe, by Jonathan Cott of Rolling Stone magazine.
Deep Purple perform organist Jon Lord's Gemini Suite in the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London, UK, with the Orchestra of the Light Music Society, conducted by Malcolm Arnold.
On the second leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Civic Center, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA, supported by R.E.O. Speedwagon. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
Hank Williams Jr. releases his Greatest Hits album on Elektra Records in the USA.
Graham Parker plays at The Chance, Poughkeepsie, New York State, USA.
Stevie Wonder releases a new soundtrack album, The Woman In Red, in the UK.
Big River, based on the Mark Twain novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, is playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1005 performances. Featuring music written by country-pop singer-songwriter Roger Miller, the play wins seven Tony awards, including Best Score.
D.O.A. play at The 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Dicks.
Touring in support of his current LP, Vive Le Rock, Adam Ant plays at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
The video for Peter Gabriel's single Sledgehammer wins in ten of the twenty award categories at the MTV Video Awards ceremony.
Mr. Softee, Wretched Grace, Deslok and Vigilance play in the Thrash Bash at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Hall And Oates release a new single, So Close, on Arista Records in the USA.
Ride release their third EP, Fall, on Creation Records in the UK.
The Revivals play at The Hare And Hounds, Birmingham, England, UK.
Barenaked Ladies play at the O2 Academy, Leeds, UK.
The video for Tim McGraw's single Truck Yeah debuts on CMT in the USA. The video includes a guest appearance by actor Garrett Hedlund.
Roger Pope, drummer for Elton John on six albums and at 84 live shows, dies of cancer aged 66, in Southampton, England, UK, Europe, just hours after marrying his girlfriend, Sue Tressider, on his deathbed. Pope also played with Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Al Stewart, Hookfoot and many others.
Devon Sproule plays in Smiths, Canberra, Australia.
It is announced that a group of Iranian youths who posted a video of themselves dancing to the Pharrell Williams hit Happy have been sentenced to up to a year in jail and 91 lashes.