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Jessie Bartlett Davis, The Young America Quintette, Johnson And Dean [billed as 'Originators of The Kinetoscope Rag Dance'], and others play at The Orpheum, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical play A Country Girl, or Town and Country, with music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens, is performed at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 729 performances.
The musical comedy Naughty Nancy is playing at The Savoy Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 77 performances.
The Jolly Grass Widows company is playing at The Dewey Theatre, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Two Is Company opens at The Lyric Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 29 performances.
The ragtime composition Corn Palace by Ray Stewart Soladay is published by Advocate Printers of Fulton, South Dakota, USA.
The Columbia Stellar Quartette records Funiculi Funicula for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Musical revue The Passing Show Of 1915 is playing at The Winter Garden, New York City, USA.
Blues pianist Roosevelt Sykes records Mr. Sykes Blues, Mosby Stomp, Worried Blues, Steady Grinding, I Can't To Save My Life, Rattlesnake Blues, Mary Johnson Blues and Highway 61 Blues for Champion Records in Richmond, Indiana, USA. On some tracks, Sykes is accompanied by vocalist Mary Johnson and/or fiddler Artie Mosby.
The Joe Haymes Orchestra, with vocalist Cliff Weston, records The Moon Is Grinning At Me and Doin' The Suzy-Q for ARC Records in New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Hellzapoppin', starring Olsen and Johnson opens at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run for a total of 1404 performances at three different theatres
Lawrence Welk And His Champagne Music are playing at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sonny Boy Williamson II applies for a Social Security card.
R'n'b vocal group The Five Keys reach No1 in the Billboard r'n'b singles chart in the USA with The Glory Of Love.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls is playing at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
Louis Jordan is playing during two-weeks at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Thanks to the success of the Rock Around The Clock movie, Bill Haley now has five singles in the UK Top 30 - Rock Around The Clock, See You Later Alligator, Razzle Dazzle, Rockin' Through The Rye and Saints Rock'n'Roll.
King Curtis records Harlem Nocturne, Tippin' In and other tracks in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
George Jones and Claude Gray play a one-nighter in Meridian, Mississippi, USA.
Brill Building songwriter Carole King scores her first Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA entry with It Might As Well Rain Until September, which will peak at No22.
Sheila by Tommy Roe reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Guitar Tango, by The Shadows.
The Beach Boys have a recording session in Columbia Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, working on the track Dance, Dance, Dance.
The Geordie Beat Show, a package tour featuring Manfred Mann, The Merseybeats, Joe Cocker and The McKinleys, plays at the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK.
Jazz saxophonist Eddie Harris records The Days Of Wine And Roses in New York City, USA.
The musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, is performed at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,847 performances.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
Duke Ellington gives a free concert at Lincoln Terrace Park, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
The Zombies release a new single, Friends Of Mine, on CBS Records in the UK.
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Ten Years After play at Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
The musical 42nd Street is presented at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will subsequently move to the Majestic Theatre and then to The St. James Theatre, before finally closing in 1989, having racked up a total of 3,486 performances.
U2 play another gig in their weekly residency at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Harry Warren, composer of such songs as September In The Rain, I Only Have Eyes For You, Lullaby Of Broadway, Chatanooga Choo Choo, You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby, I’ll String Along With You and many others, dies in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Steps Ahead play at The Chance, Poughkeepsie, New York State, USA.
The Larry Lundstrom Family plays at The Starlite Bowl, Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA.
The first York Rock Festival, at York Racecourse, York, Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe, features Echo And The Bunnymen, Spear Of Destiny, The Sisters Of Mercy, The Redskins and The Chameleons.
Guitarist Alan Murphy of Level 42 dies in Westminster City Hospital, London, England, UK, Europe, of pneumonia - aggravated by AIDS.
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On their Prayer tour, The Cure play the first of two nights at Great Woods Performing Arts Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Shelleyan Orphan.
James Taylor plays at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisonsin, USA.
Rapper Flesh-N-Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony gets eleven years jail in Van Nuys, California, for charges including assault with a deadly weapon.
R'n'B vocalist Lyfe Jennings is jailed for three and a half years by a court in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The sentence relates to a violent altercation with his former girlfriend in 2008, which ended in a high-speed car chase with police.
Dave McCabe, lead singer of The Zutons, is convicted of assault in Liverpool Crown Court, Liverpool, England, UK. The conviction relates to an incident in which McCabe broke a man's nose outside a club after his girlfriend was insulted.
Okkervil River play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at The Reno Events Center, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Bloodshot Bill plays at Helluva Lounge, Kobe, Japan, Asia.
On their Rock Or Bust tour, AC/DC play at BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, supported by Vintage Trouble.
Fever Dream play at The Green Door Store, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Moonalice plays at Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.