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Fats Waller And His Rhythm record The Meanest Thing You Ever Did Was Kiss Me, in New York City, USA, for Victor Records.
Popular singer Dolores Ray performs in a live broadcast of the show Cabaret from the BBC-tv studios in Alexandra palace, London, UK.
Doreen Lundy records Dear Hearts And Gentle People, for EMI's Columbia Records label in London, UK.
During an extensive national tour, singing cowboy Gene Autry plays in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Jacques Dieval Quintet records Le Vent Vert, Emef, Head Light and Big Chief Peckham for Pacific Records in Paris, France, Europe.
Boxer, booking agent, producer, singer, pianist and Tin Pan Alley composer Henry W. Armstrong, dies in New York City, USA. His biggest hit was Sweet Adeline, written in 1903 with Richard H. Gerard, but also his 1905 song Nellie Dean became hugely popular in the UK as the signature song of music hall singer Gertie Gitana.
Hank Williams is heard performing Long Gone Lonesome Blues and Oh Those Tombs on the Mother's Best Flour Radio Show in the USA. On the same show, Audrey Williams sings (Last Night) I Heard You Crying In Your Sleep, and Jerry Rivers And The Drifting Cowboys perform Turkey In The Straw.
Pee Wee King is playing during a week of shows at The Orpheum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
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.
A benefit concert in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, raises $9,000 for Bill Monroe who had broken nineteen bones in a January car accident. Among the artists on the bill are Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Red Foley, Lew Childre, Carl Smith and Mother Maybelle Carter And The Carter Sisters.
UK pop idol Marty Wilde reaches No45 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with his self-penned Bad Boy.
Oscar Brown Jr. is playing at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Coasters, Ike And Tina Turner, The Capris and Chuck Jackson play the sixth of seven nights at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
The Limeliters appear on WLW-Ttv's 50-50 Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. They had been booked to appear two days earlier, but a plane strike delayed their arrival.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
Bob Dylan visits his friend Izzy Young of The Folklore Center in New York City, USA, and sings him a recently composed song, Let Me Die In My Footsteps.
The Squires, featuring lead guitarist Neil Young, play at McLean's United Church, Winnipeg, Canada.
The Yardbirds, with Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play at Pearce Hall, Maidenhead, UK.
The Thelonious Monk Quartet plays at L'Alhambra, Paris, France, Europe. The concert is recorded and will be released as the LP Thelonious Monk - Live In Paris 1964, Alhambra, Vol1.
Vee Jay Records run a full page ad in Billboard Magazine in the USA promoting the company's albums Introducing The Beatles, The Beatles And Frank Ifield on Stage, and Please Please Me.
On a privately chartered BOAC Boeing 707, The Beatles fly to the Bahamas and book in to the Balmoral Club, Cable Beach, to begin filming their second movie, Help!
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Rodney Whitaker is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He will find success as a jazz double-bass player.
Genesis, having been discovered by Jonathan King, release their debut single, The Silent Sun, in the UK, Europe.
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First generation San Francisco hippy band The Grateful Dead play the first of three nights at King's Beach, Lake Tahoe, California, USA.
The Ramones play the first of two nights in London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Boys.
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The Mystery Girls play at The Titanic, London, England, UK, Europe.
In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Jim Reid of The Jesus And Mary Chain is cleared of charges of having assaulted fans there with a microphone stand the previous November.
Bruce Cockburn plays at Hamilton Place, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Chicago bluesman Willie Dixon wins a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Recording with his 1988 album Hidden Charms, produced by T-Bone Burnett.
Metal Church release their third studio album, Blessing In Disguise, on Elektra Records in the USA.
Anna Maria Carolina Sundstrand is born in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. As Anna Sundstrand, she will become a successful Swedish model and singer with the all-girl pop group Play.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play at Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Chairs and The Telescopes play at ULU, London, UK.
Motley Crue play at The Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
The Jackson Family Honours TV gala airs on America's NBC network, featuring Michael Jackson, The Jacksons, Dionne Warwick, Celine Dion, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Bruce Hornsby, Berry Gordy and many others.
A copyright infringement lawsuit is filed in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, California, USA, by Thomas Turino, Larry Crook and Dan Dickey, claiming that Christina Milian's US No5 hit, Dip It Low, used a looped sample of a "central identifying melodic, harmonic and rhythmic component" of the 1983 song La Sirena without permission.
Errol Brown plays at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK.
The Dears do a live in-store performance at the Virgin Megastore, Oxford Street, London, UK.
Jazz piano maestro Ramsey Lewis releases his first album of self-composed music, Songs from the Heart: Ramsey Plays Ramsey, in the UK on Concord Records.
Patch William release a new single, Jealousy, on iTunes in the UK.
Kathryn Williams releases her eighth album, The Quickening, on One Little Indian Records in the UK.
Maroon 5 play at the O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. Paul McCartney is seen at the gig, dancing with his girlfriend Nancy Shevell, and Liza Minelli visits Gaga in her dressing room after the show.
General Fiasco play at Manchester Academy 3, Manchester, UK.
The Gaslight Anthem [and their dog] complete recording their album Handwritten in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Olly Murs plays at The ECC, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry stage a public kiss during Cyrus' Bangerz Tour concert at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Royal Blood play at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
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