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The comic opera Merrie England is playing at The Savoy Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 120 performances.
Blackface minstrel entertainer Lew Sully is appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill is Mlle. Chester with her "$10,000 Statue Dog".
The Oriental Burlesquers, and "Champion Lady Bag Puncher" Belle Gordon, play at Kernan's Theatre, Washington, DC, USA.
Sylvester Ahola is born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success as a studio trumpet player, achieving his greatest recognition after moving to England and working with the orchestras of Bert Ambrose, Ray Noble, Reg Batten and others.
The Miss New York Jr. Extravaganza Company plays at The Dewey Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Harry Bidgood And His Broadcasters record I'll Never Ask For More, for Vocalion Records in London, UK. Bidgood is perhaps better known as an accordian bandleader under his pseudonym of Primo Scala.
Jazz saxophonist/composer Archie Shepp is born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra are playing during a two-month stay at The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, USA.
Illinois Jacquet is playing at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.
Female rock'n'roller Alis Lesley plays during two weeks at Chez Emile, Quebec, Montreal, Canada.
Marlene Dietrich plays at The Konzerthalle, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
Rockabilly artist Rusty York records Goodnight Cincinnati, Good Morning Tennessee, for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated plays its regular Thursday night residency at The Marquee, London, UK.
Ben E. King, The Drifters, Mary Wells and The Crystals play the last of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Roy Orbison is among the guests attending Bob Dylan's 21st birthday party in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the third night of two weeks at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
The Yardbirds, featuring Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play at The Crawdaddy Club, Richmond, UK.
The Kinks record demo versions of I Go To Sleep and When I See That Girl Of Mine at Pye Studios in London, England, UK.
John Lennon overdubs additional vocals and percussion onto the original tape of the single Help! by The Beatles at the CTS film dubbing studio, London, England, UK.
Filming continues on the Elvis Presley movie Frankie And Johnny at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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The musical comedy The Happy Time is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Ron Eliran, known as "Israel's Ambassador of Song," is playing during a month of shows at The Hungry i, San Francisco, California, USA.
On a tour to promote their new single, Born To Be Wild, Steppenwolf play during five nights at The Electric Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Tom Jones opens at The Copacabana, New York City, USA, a woman throws her panties onto the stage beside him, starting one of popular music's most enduring rituals.
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Billy Fury appears at The Fiesta, Stockton, England, UK, Europe.
B.B.King, Albert King and Mendelbaum play the last of four nights at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
The third and last day of the Hollywood Festival, Madely, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, UK, features Free, Mungo Jerry, Family, Ginger Baker's Airforce, Traffic, Jose Feliciano, Screaming Lord Sutch, Black Widow, Trader Horne, Shag Rat, Alice Cooper, Demon Fuzz, The James Gang, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Black Sabbath.
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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording Darling Dear, for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan.
Songwriter Lou Majaw holds a Bob Dylan birthday celebration in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. It will become an annual event, extensively covered on national and international television.
UB40 play at Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at The Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany, Europe.
On their Black Rose tour, Thin Lizzy play at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Gaumont, Southampton, England, UK, Europe, supported by Kim Beacon.
Nazareth play at Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On their Heaven And hell tour, Black Sabbath play the first of two nights at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at Flaminio Stadium Rome, Italy.
Whitesnake play at The Cleveland Rib Burn-off, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, supported by Journey.
Clash of the Titans tour, featuring Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer, plays at San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
The Tribal Gathering 1997 festival, a two day event, begins at Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing over the two days include Daft Punk, Faithless, Kraftwerk, Paul Oakenfold, Orbital, Cornershop, GusGus, Fluke, Two Lone Swordsmen and Audioweb.
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Travis release their second album, The Man Who, in the UK on Independiente Records.
To celebrate his 66th birthday, a 1.8 mile path called Bob Dylan Way is opened in Duluth, Minnesota, USA, marked by signs showing Dylan with a guitar and microphone stand.
Katie Melua releases her fourth studio album The House, which is produced by William Orbit.
Natalie Merchant plays at The Lowry, Salford, UK.
Multi-award-winning jazz vocalist Clare Teal plays at Epsom Playhouse, Epsom, UK.
Judas Priest hold a press conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, to announce details of their forthcoming farewell tour.
311 play at The Silver Legacy Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Morrissey plays at Austin Music Hall, Austin, Texas, USA.
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