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Musical comedy The Toreador is presented at The Gaiety Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 675 performances.
The musical comedy Florodora is presented at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 505 performances.
Harold W. Shonnard of New York City, USA,is granted Patent No. US824315A in respect of his invention of a self-playing musical instrument.
A banjo/guitar duo using the name Buster Carter and Preston Young earn $25 by recording Darn Good Girl for Columbia Records at their 5th Avenue studio in New York City, USA. At the same session they also record A Lazy Farmer Boy. Oddly, although Buster Carter's name appears on the record, he does not play on it. His place is taken by fiddler Posey Rorer.
A fire destroys the Treasury building, the Post Office Savings Bank and a bonded warehouse in Port Of Spain, Trinidad. A river of fire caused by 365,000 gallons of rum floods into the streets and runs into the harbour. The event will provide the inspiration for the calypso songs The Treasury Fire by Lionel Belasco and Fire, Fire In Port Of Spain by The Caresser.
Del Courtney And His Orchestra begin a week-long booking in the ballroom at The Book-Cadillac Hotel, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Larry Taylor, bassist with Canned Heat, is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Alanson Russell Loud is born in La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA. He will find fame in the 1970s as television personality, magazine columnist and new wave rock-n-roll performer Lance Loud.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a season at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during a run of gigs at The Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dizzy Gillespie And His Sextet play at The Capitol Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Little Willie John, Sonny Til, The Danleers, The Fidelitys, The Kalin Twins, The Upsetters and Etta James play the final night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Jackie Wilson, supported by Dion And The Belmonts, Elmore James and The Vibrations, plays the third of seven nights at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
Ray Charles, The Raelettes, The Coasters, Joe Adams, Betty Carter, The Jazztet, The Little Angels and Jimmie Scott play during an engagement at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Having played numerous live dates in the UK, Gene Vincent flies back to the USA to take care of some personal business.
The Willis Brothers play a live show in Russellville, Alabama, USA.
The Kingston Trio record Allentown Jail and C'Mon Betty Home at Capitol Records, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Brian Poole And The Tremeloes begin a four-day tour of Scotland.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Crying In The Chapel by Elvis Presley.
The Who play at The Town Hall, High Wycombe, England, UK, followed by an All-nighter at Club Noreik, London, England, UK, where they are recorded live for broadcast the following night on Radio Luxembourg's show Ready Steady Radio!
Fire by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, produced by Pete Townshend of The Who, enters the UK singles chart on its way to No1.
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Colin Greenwood, bassist of Radiohead is born in Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
Pink Floyd play at the Sheffield Arts Festival, Students Union, Sheffield University, Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe.
Moby Grape, Spencer Davis, Peter Jameson and Flash Cadillac play the third of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Machine Head, the sixth album by Deep Purple, reaches No1 in the Australian Kent Music Report albums chart.
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The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.
Nathan Followill, drummer of Kings Of Leon, is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Dexy's Midnight Runners release a new single, Come On Eileen, in the UK.
The Groundhogs play at The King's Head, Fulham, London, England, UK, Europe.
This Parade play at The Half Moon, Herne Hill, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pet Shop Boys release a new single, It's Alright, in the UK. It will peak at No5.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Motley Crue play at The Ritz, New York City, USA.
During a 22-date tour in support of her album Square The Circle, Joan Armatrading plays at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bon Jovi play at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, UK.
David Cassidy, David Essex, The Osmonds and Les McKeown's 70s Bay City Rollers play the second of two nights at Wembley Arena Pavilion, London, England, UK.
During the third lap of the Pro 250 Motocross racing championship in Mammoth, California, USA, pop diva Pink holds up a sign reading 'Will you marry me?' as her driver-boyfriend Carey Hart flashes past her on the track. Hart pulls off the track and agrees to her proposal.
Within hours of the news of his death, Michael Jackson's albums occupy the Top 15 places on online retailer Amazon.com Inc's best-selling albums.
AC/DC play at Wembley Stadium, London.
Joe Hajek, Joseph Eid, The Conleys, Black Cadence, Joe Hajek, Tito, Lizzy Williams, Kevin Kelly and Asa Danekind play in the regular monthly Meroke Sky Records Night at the Pig'n'Whistle Hollywood Boulevard, Burbank, California.
Stevie Wonder plays in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, supported by Corinne Bailey Rae and James Morrison.
Believe by Justin Bieber enters the Billboard 100 Albums Chart in the USA at No1 with sales of 374,000 in its first week. It also reaches No1 in Canada on sales of 57,000 copies.
JLS play at Disneyland, Paris, France, Europe.
Lukas Graham release the digital single Mama Said on Then We Take The World/Warner Bros Records.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis plays at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at The Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, supported by DNCE.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary, Europe, Supported by God Damn.
Touring in support of their album, I Am Easy To Find, The National play at The Lawn At White River, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.