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The musical play A Country Girl, or Town and Country, with music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens, is performed at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 729 performances.
Musical comedy The Storks is playing at The Dearborn Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is advertised as, "A fest of fun, delightful music, pretty girls."
The Chicago Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, is offering a bill including Elizabeth Murray ("The Lady With The Ragtime Walk'), Helen Blaine ("Singing comedienne") and Ethel Robinson ("The pocket edition of May Irwin").
A group of Black vaudevillian entertainers, including songwriters, bandleaders and performers, form what is thought to have been the first African-American organization for theatrical professionals - The Frogs Club - in Harlem, New York City, USA. Until this time, black entertainers were refused membership of the city's theatrical clubs.
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.
The musical comedy Fifty Million Frenchmen, with songs by Cole Porter, closes at the Lyric Theatre on 42nd Street, New York City, USA, after running for 254 performances. Perhaps the best-known song in the show is You Do Something To Me.
Thomas Norris Tolleson is born in Palacios, Texas, USA. He will find success as country and rockabilly singer, pianist and recording artist Tommie Tolleson.
Tommy LiPuma is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. LiPuma will enjoy a long and acclaimed career as a pop and jazz record producer, working in many capacities over the years with artists as diverse as Randy Newman, Jackie DeShannon, Barbra Streisand, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole and Dr. John to name but a few.
Roy Acuff And His Smoky Mountain Boys record Ida Red for Vocalion Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Chuck Berry is said to have based his first hit, Maybellene, on a version of Ida Red.
Dance band leader Harry James marries actress Betty Grable in the USA.
Murray Jones plays at The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, USA.
I'm A King Bee by bluesman Slim Harpo is released by Excello Records in the USA.
The musical Irma La Douce is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
LaVern Baker headlines during a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA, with The Edsels, Gary 'US' Bonds and The Solitaires
Charlie Gracie is playing during a week of shows at Club Avalon, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Liberace is playing at The Frolics Club, Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, USA.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Actor and pop star James Darren is appearing in a summer stock production of Under The Yum Yum Tree at The Gateway Playhouse, Bellport, Long Island, New York State, USA.
The Beatles play at the Majestic, Birkenhead, UK.
Helen Shapiro is undertaking a ten-week summer season engagement at The Aquarium Theatre, Great Yarmouth, England, UK, Europe, supported by Peter Jay and The Jaywalkers, Ronnie Corbett and Jimmy Savile.
How Do You Do It by Gerry And The Pacemakers enters the Billboard Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No9.
The Applejacks play at Queens Hall, Blackpool, UK.
The Rolling Stones spend the seventh of nine days of demo recording sessions at Regent Sound Studios, London, UK.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
The musical comedy The Happy Time is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Elvis Presley is spending a week on vacation in Palm Springs, California, USA.
Amen Corner release a new single, High In The Sky, in the UK, Europe.
The Troggs play at The Royal Agricultural Show, Warwickshire, UK, Europe.
Duran Duran play at the Edinburgh Summer Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe. For the first time, they appear as the classic line-up with which they will become famous.
Albert Collins plays the second of two nights at Soap Creek Saloon, Austin, Texas, USA.
On the Shot Of Love tour Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the International Arena, National Exhibition Center, Birmingham, UK.
Santana plays at Jones Beach, Wantagh, New York State, USA.
Liaison play at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK, Europe. This show is billed as their farewell performance, prior to splitting up.
The Danse Society release a new single, Say It Again, in the UK.
On their Third Stage Tour, Boston play the last of four nights at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Taj Mahal plays at the Irish Centre, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Ray Charles plays at Arenes D'Arles, Arles, France, Europe.
Love play at The Junction, Cambridge, England, UK.
Brian Wilson plays a gig in Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
The Killers play the first of two nights at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
When Paul Weller headlines the Hop Farm Festival in Kent, England, UK, Europe, he is joined by Roger Daltrey of The Who during the encore for a performance of Magic Bus.
Ed Sheeran is among the acts playing at The 18th Ipswich Music Day, Christchurch Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK, Europe. By this time Sheeran has his guitar with the trade-mark paw print design.
Delta Spirit release their second album, History From Below, in the UK on Decca Records.
Wolf Parade release a new album, Expo 86, in the UK.
On the seventh leg of their 360 Degree Tour, U2 play at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Interpol.
Gene Simmons of Kiss throws an honorary first pitch before the game between the Dodgers and the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Beat Connection play at The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
On their AM Tour, Arctic Monkeys play at The Roskilde festival, Roskilde, Denmark, Europe.
On his Swings Both Ways tour, Robbie Williams plays at The LG Arena, Birmingham, England, UK.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play the first of two nights at Telia Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.