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Cal Stewart records several comedic pieces including Uncle Josh Weathersby's Huskin' Bee Dance and Uncle Josh At A Camp Meeting for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Florenz Ziegfeld dies aged 65 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, from pleurisy related to a previous lung infection. Ziegfield was a hugely successful impresario, whose annual Broadway revue The Ziegfield Follies (based on The Folies Bergere in Paris, France) was an enduring success, earning him the nickname the "glorifier of the American girl".
Rick Davies, founder-member of Supertramp, is born in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Louis Armstrong plays during a record-breaking three weeks of shows at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys are playing during a two-week engagement at The Astor Roof, Hotel Astor, New York City, USA.
Guy Mitchell plays at The Palladium Theatre, London, England, UK, during a two-week engagement.
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The Coasters play at The Armory, Klamath Falls, Oregon, with Ernie Freeman and his Orchestra.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, California, USA.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Peggy Lee is playing during three weeks of shows at The Pigalle Club, London, 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.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the eighteenth night of a three-week season at the El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Roland Kirk records Petite Fleur, Jive Elephant and other tracks in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Mercury Records.
Hank Snow, with producer Chet Atkins, records In The Misty Moonlight, I Saw A Man and other tracks, in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session includes guitarists Harold Bradley and Jerry Shook, steel guitarist Joseph Tanner, bassist Junior Huskey, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Hargus Robbins, vibraphonist Joe Layne plus The Anita Kerr Singers.
Vaughn Meader, Toby Reynolds and Eduardo Sasson play at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers release a new album, Blues Breakers: John Mayall with Eric Clapton, in the UK on Decca Records.
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The Musica '68 Festival, a six-day event, is scheduled to begin on this day on the Mediterranean island of Majorca, Europe, with artists including Tim Rose, The Incredible String Band, The Byrds and Jimi Hendrix. However, the event is plagued with problems and most of the major acts do not appear.
The Ramsey Lewis Trio play at St. John Terrell's Music Circus, Lambertville, New jersey, USA.
Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf reaches No1 in the Canadian singles chart.
Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention and Alice Cooper play at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Patti Labelle And Her Belles play at The Orchid Ballroom, Purley, England, UK, Europe.
After creating a disturbance in a Detroit, Michigan, USA, parking lot, Aretha Franklin is arrested on charges of disorderly conduct. Released on bail of $50, she crashes into a street sign on leaving the police station.
The album L.A.Woman by The Doors is certified as a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Daniel Armand Lee is born in Seoul, South Korea, Asia. He will find success as a rapper, songwriter, record producer, author, and entrepreneur; also past actor and radio host under the name Tablo.
Saxophonist Stanley Turrentine plays the first of six nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Black Flag play at The Music Machine, Pico Boulevard West Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Saint Vitus.
Country star Loretta Lynn's 34 year old son Jack Benny Lynn drowns in a swimming pool near Waverly, Tennessee, USA.
Angel Witch play at Silks, Thatcham, England, UK, Europe.
A UK trade magazine reveals that Penguin Books has secured the rights to publish the autobiography of Bill Wyman, bassist for the Rolling Stones.
Green Day play at The Paint Factory, Tampa, Florida, USA.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at The Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, California, USA, supported by Nizer Ebb.
R.E.M. play at the Stadio Euganeo, Padova, Italy.
Legendary jazz saxophonist Illinois Jacquet dies aged 81.
The Vans Warped Tour plays at the Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
Pete Doherty, troubled leader of UK band Babyshambles is attacked and beaten up in Kentish Town, London, England, UK.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Paul McCartney with U2 is the highest new entry in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA, entering at No48. Mariah Carey remains at No1 with We Belong Together.
James Taylor plays at The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
No Doubt and Paramore play at The Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kasabian play at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, as part of the iTunes Festival.
Jovanotti plays in the Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Earth, Wind And Fire play at The O2 Arena, (Lower Bowl), London, England, UK.
Beat Connection play at The Media Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
More than 100 internationally-renowned musicians including Sir Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Sting and Adele, are signatories to a letter sent by Amnesty International to the two jailed members of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot ahead of their imminent parole appeal hearings.
On her The Mrs Carter Show World Tour Beyonce plays at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
On their Along For The Ride tour, Dream Theater play at Gru Village, Grugliasco, Italy, Europe.
Tim McGraw plays at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.