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Sousa And His Band play the first of three nights at The Alhambra, San Francisco, California, USA.
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, UK, during a run of 2238 performances.
Isaac Louis Benjamin is born in London, UK. He will become the chief of Pye Records in the UK, and will sign acts including The Searchers, The Kinks and Sandie Shaw.
Bill and Belle Reed record Old Lady And The Devil for Columbia Records in Johnson City, Tennessee, USA.
The Hackberry Ramblers [aka The Riverside Ramblers] record Jolie Blonde, Vinton High Society, Mermentan Stomp and other tracks for Bluebird Records, at The St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The musical revue Boys And Girls Together, with music by Sammy Fain, is playing at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 191 performances.
The Billy May Orchestra is playing during three weeks at The Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
Joseph Bowie, founder, leader and trombonist of seminal jazz fusion band, Defunkt is born in St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Frankie Laine has three singles in the UK Top 5 chart. I Believe is at No2, Hey Joe is at No3 and Where The Winds Blows is at No4.
Capitol Records ships out a new single nationwide across the USA - You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry b/w Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford. To the label's surprise, radio deejays much prefer the b-side which will go on to become a huge hit - the fastest-selling record in the company's history.
The movie musical Bop Girl (aka Bop Girl Goes Calypso) is released to cinemas in Finland, Europe. The movie stars Judy Tytler, but also features appearances by Bobby Troup, The Mary Kaye Trio, The Goofers, Lord Flea and Nino Tempo.
North To Alaska by Johnny Horton enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No4.
A Fool In Love Ike And Tina Turner peaks at No27 on the Billboard pop singles chart in the USA, and at No3 on the R'n'B chart.
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Popular vocalist Jo Stafford is the guest on tv's Garry Moore Show in the USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio scenes for his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, in MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beatles are in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, UK, recording I Want To Hold Your Hand and This Boy. They also record their first Christmas disc for distribution to their fan club members.
When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) by The Beach Boys peaks at No9 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
The Flames play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wilshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Argonauts.
The Ken Dodd Show on BBC-2 tv in the UK features Ken Dodd, The Fortunes and Julie Rogers.
Fiddler On The Roof, starring Luther Adler and Dolores Wilson, is running during a lengthy engagement at McVickers Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The rock musical Hair (which includes a scene with a fully nude cast) is presented during a run of 1,997 performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe. The cast includes Marsha Hunt, Paul Nicholas, Sonja Kristina and Jimmy Winston.
Frankie Laine is playing during a week of gigs at Club Venus, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Tennessee Ernie Ford is playing during two weeks at The Sahara, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Led Zeppelin start their third tour of America at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
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Little Richard, The Move and Joe Cocker play the second of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
When I'll Be There hits No1 in the USA, The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, becomes the first group ever to score four consecutive Billboard No1s with its first four singles - I Want You Back, ABC, The Love You Save and I'll Be There.
Colosseum play at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, supported by Uriah Heep.
Canned Heat play at The Norwich Lads Club, Norwich, UK, supported by Fuzzy Duck.
Popular singer Billy Williams dies in poverty in a donated room in the basement of a church in Chicago, Illinois, USA. His biggest hit was a 1957 version of Fats Waller's I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter.
Paul McCartney spends the third of five days re-mixing at AIR Studios, London, England, UK, on the Wings' album, Band On The Run.
Kenneth Alessio Bianchi and his cousin Angelo Buono, Jr., later to become known as The Hillside Stranglers, commit the first of many murders when they kidnap, sexually abuse and kill 19-year-old prostitute Yolanda Washington in Los Angeles, California, USA. Their crimes will inspire songs including The Hillside Stranglers by Macabre, I Wanna Make You Scream by Battalion Of Saints and Notown Blues by The Black Lips.
On the Never Say Die! tour, Black Sabbath play at Hemmerleinhalle, Neunkirchen Am Brand, Germany, Europe, supported by Van Halen. The audience, consisting of "thousands of extremely stoned, drunk and rowdy GIs" riots and wrecks the hall when, three songs into a show, Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi leaves the stage because of technical problems.
The Smiths play at The University Of Sheffield, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
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On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Marc Almond is seriously injured in an accident while riding pillion on a motorbike in London, England, UK, Europe.
Nanci Griffith plays at The Lowry Theatre, Manchester, England, UK, supported by The Crickets.
Radiohead singer Thom Yorke, a spokesperson for Friends Of The Earth's The Big Ask campaign, publicly expresses his concern about the harmful environmental impact of music tours, stating that he would consider not touring unless changes are made.
Bob Dylan plays in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, at the Arizona State Fair Phoenix, Arizona.
Jeff Beck plays at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England, UK.
Tim Robbins and The Rogues Gallery Band play at The Stage Club, Hamburg, Germany.
Cymbals Eat Guitars play at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Manic Street Preachers play live on the radio show 6 Music Live at Maida Vale, London, UK
Musician Andrew Kalleen is assaulted and arrested by a NYPD officer at Lorimer St/Metropolitan Avenue subway station while singing Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young. The arrest happens after Kalleen has informed the police officer of precisely which law establishes his right to perform music in the subway.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the first of two nights at The Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, England, UK. Fans scream throughout much of the show, causing Bieber to respond by describing the screaming as "obnoxious".