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Al G. Fields' Minstrels play at The Metropolitan Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Williams And Walker are starring in their musical show Sons Of Ham at The California Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA. (A popular song and dance duo, Bert Williams and George Walker are often cited as the first African-American superstars.)
A production of the "musical extravaganza" The Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum with music by Paul Tietjens and A.B. Sloane, plays at The Majestic Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.
The musical comedy The Prince Of Pilsen is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of four months.
The Pollard Juvenile Opera Company opens in a performance of the musical comedy The Isle Of Bong Bong at The New Theatre Royal, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania, under sole direction of Mr. Tom Pollard.
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits the town of San Francisco, California, USA, causing widespread devastation in which over 3,000 people die. The 1967 song, 1906 by The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band will be inspired by this horrific event, and tells the story from the perspective of a dog.
The stage musical Tonight's The Night opens at the Gaiety Theatre, London, UK, where it will run for 460 performances.
Chu Chin Chow, billed as 'A Musical Tale of the East in Fourteen Scenes - Company of 300' is playing at His Majesty's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 2238 performances.
Billy Hays and His Orchestra record The Bay Rum Song and I've Got to Have a Mama Now for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Child-singer Frances Gumm [billed as Baby Gumm] plays the last of seven nights with The Gilmore Circus at Spreckels Theatre, San Diego, California, USA. Frances will find stardom after a name change to Judy Garland.
Singing cowboy Gene Autry records his signature song, Back In The Saddle Again, in Los Angeles, California, USA, for the western movie Rovin' Tumbleweeds.
R'n'b guitarist Saunders King And His Orchestra play at The Swing Club, Third Street, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Big Joe Turner is playing at The Dew Drop Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Paul Smith Quartet records The Way You Look Tonight, Over The Rainbow, Wandering, Out Of Nowhere, S'Wonderful, Cupid Took Me For A Ride, By The Fireside and The Great Lie, for Savoy Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
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.
Ray Anthony And His Orchestra are playing at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Chris Powell And His Blue Flames are playing during a week at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Mindy Carson is playing during two weeks at The Mocambo, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Reto Borer is born in Switzerland, Europe. He will find success as gospel group leader and singer Bo Katzman.
The Platters play at the The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, with Ronnie Aldrich And The Squadronaires.
Bobby Rydell makes a guest appearance on US tv show Father Knows Best.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the first of six nights at The Lyceum, Sheffield, UK.
Ella Fitzgerald is playing during a season at Basin Street East, New York City, USA.
Johnny Sandon And The Searchers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
The Roland Kirk Quartet record Get Out Of Town, I Believe In You and other tracks in Nola Penthouse Studio, New York City, for Mercury Records.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Majestic, Birkenhead, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles, Del Shannon, The Springfields, Rolf Harris, Shane Fenton, Kenny Lynch, The Vernons Girls and Lance Percival play at the BBC-organised Swinging Sound 63, a trad jazz/beat music package at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, compered by jazz veteran George Melly. The Rolling Stones go along to meet The Beatles again. During rehearsals Paul McCartney meets actress Jane Asher, soon to become his girlfriend.
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Marvin Gaye releases a new single, Pride And Joy, on Tamla Records in the USA.
Jump blues vocalist Jimmy Witherspoon plays the second of four nights at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Yardbirds, with Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play at The Star, Croydon, UK.
The Rolling Stones play the first of three nights at The Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
The Squires and The Company play at The Fourth Dimension Folk Club, Fort William, Manitoba, Canada. On this night, Neil Young of The Squires first meets up with Stephen Stills of The Company.
Love, The Staple Singers and Roland Kirk play at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francico, California, USA.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Country Joe and The Fish play the first of three nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Black Sabbath play in The Falkoner Centret, Copenhagen, Denmark, supported by Jonathan Swift.
Isaac Hayes marries fashion model Mignon Harley in the office of Justice Of The Peace Tom Davis in Carson City, Nevada, USA.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, begins its second leg at The Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida, USA.
Following the Zimbabwe Liberation War, the British government grants independence to Zimbabwe, an African country which had been known as Rhodesia for many decades. The 1988 Toni Childs song Zimbabwe is inspired by the difficulties faced by the new nation since gaining its independence.
On their End Of The Road tour, Status Quo play at Leisureland, Galway, Eire, Europe.
Loose Ends play at Zero 6, Southend, England, UK, Europe.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at Sound Knowledge/Azuza, Marlborough, UK.
Joe Brown plays at The Princess Theatre, Torquay, England, UK, Europe.
Mavis Staples plays at Symphony Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hot Tuna play at The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
James And The Ultrasounds play at Murphy's, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.