Random selection from around 610 Facts
Click to filter results
The musical comedy The Sultan Of Sulu is presented at Wallack's Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 192 performances.
Major Merriweather is born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, He will grow up to find fame as blues vocalist and pianist Big Maceo.
Lee Morse And Her Bluegrass Boys [strangely enough, a jazz group] record Just For You and June Brought Roses, for Pathe Actuelle Records in New York City, USA.
WWL-AM radio begins broadcasting as a 10-watt station at 833 kHz from the Marquette Hall, Loyola campus, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. From the 1940s until the 1960s the station will be famed for its live broadcasts of local Dixieland jazz bands, including such notables as Papa Celestin, Sharkey Bonano, Irving Fazola, Tony Almarico, and Lizzie Miles.
The Swanee Swingers - a pseudonym for Isham Jones And His Orchestra - record Take It Easy for Decca Records in London, UK.
Ray McKinley's Jazz Band records Love In The First Degree, New Orleans Parade and other tracks for Decca Records in the USA.
Kay Starr records Hoop-Dee-Doo for Capitol Records in the USA.
Freddy Martin And His Orchestra play the thirty-second night of six weeks at the St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Roy Milton and Pee Wee Crayton play the second of three days at The Lincoln Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Ice Capades Of 1953 present their version of the Lerner and Loewe musical Brigadoon at Chicago Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jack Parnell And His Music Makers play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.
Roy Hall releases a cover version of Blue Suede Shoes on Decca Records in the USA.
Jim Reeves And The Blue Boys play in Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, Kingsize Taylor And The Dominoes, Jay Roberts And The Jaywalkers and Bill Bailey's Calypso Band play a Good Friday gig at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Phil Leadbetter, one of the most highly respected dobro players in country music, is born in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
Soldier Boy by The Shirelles enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA on its way to No1.
Musical comedy star Janet Blair sings I Am Woman, You Are Man (from the Broadway hit Funny Girl) and As You Desire Me, on the Red Skelton Show on tv in the USA.
Erik Turner, rhythm guitarist of heavy rock group Warrant is born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with the shooting of location scenes for his latest movie, Roustabout, at locations in and around Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Motown package tour featuring The Supremes Stevie Wonder, The Miracles and Martha And The Vandellas, plus UK band Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames plays at The Odeon, Leeds, UK.
For the six month period ending on this day, Japanese record label Nippon Gramophone registers a profit of $3.1m.
The Grateful Dead, The Charles Lloyd Quartet and The Mystery Trend play during a six-night engagement at The Rock Garden, San Francisco, California, USA.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
Pop duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are starring in the musical Golden Rainbow, at The Shubert Theater in New York City, USA.
Renee Raff is playing during a two-week stand at The Apartment, New York City, USA, with Charles De Forest and The Ray Starling Trio.
Working on the song Pay Your Dues, The Rolling Stones come to the end of seventeen days of recording at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. The track will eventually become better known as Street Fighting Man.Read More
Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys begins recording a demo of Break Away at Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan is in the middle of a period of two months of painting and philosophy lessons in New York City, USA, with Norman Raeben. His teachings have a great impact on Dylan, who says it helps him learn to write songs again.
Bonnie Raitt plays in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
The Smiths play at The Palace, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Boothill Foot Tappers play at The Hoochie Coochie, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Lloyd Cole releases a new single, Don't Look Back, on Polydor Records in the UK.
Cher begins her Heart Of Stone tour at The Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, Texas, USA. It will run for eight months and will gross over $40m.
On his Trash tour, Alice Cooper plays at Cisc, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Fifteen-year-old Katie Melua gets her first big break when she wins the Stars Up Their Nose talent show segment of UK children's tv show Mad For It, singing Without You.
Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees buys his childhood home in Keppel Road, Chorlton, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. Gibb says he intends to clean the house up, put a comemmorative plaque on the wall and rent it out.
Is This The Way To Amarillo by Tony Christie featuring Peter Kay reaches No1 in the Irish Singles Chart.
Efterklang play at Södra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Concertgoer Holly Duncan files a damages lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court, Chicago, Illinois, USA, claiming that she was injured when Akon performed a dive from the stage into the crowd during a show at Toyota Park, Bridgeview in June 2009.
Arcade Fire play at Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti.
Music streaming service Rhapsody hires Rob Harvilla, former Village Voice music editor, as managing editor of The Mix.
Gordon Lightfoot plays a sold-out show at the newly-opened Foothills Performing Arts And Civic Center, Oneonta, New York State, USA.
Tom Paxton plays the second of two nights at McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, California, USA.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Former REM singer Michael Stipe, The Flaming Lips, The Pixies, Debbie Harry, Cyndi Lauper, Laurie Anderson, Mountain Goats, Jakob Dylan and Ann Wilson of Heart take part in the first of two David Bowie Tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.Read More
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe.
On her 39-date LA To The Moon tour Lana Del Rey plays at The Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Francis Rossi, formerly of Status Quo, plays at The Plaza Theatre, Stockport, England, UK, Europe.