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Josephine Gassman And Her Rollicking Louisiana Picaninnies are among the cast of 'Vaudeville entertainers' appearing at The Opera House, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
A group of Black vaudevillian entertainers, including songwriters, bandleaders and performers, form what is thought to have been the first African-American organization for theatrical professionals - The Frogs Club - in Harlem, New York City, USA. Until this time, black entertainers were refused membership of the city's theatrical clubs.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
Conway's Band records Two-Key Rag in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
A group of nine prominent bandleaders from the USA and Canada meet in New York City to form the American Bandmasters Association which will become a hugely influential organisation. The nine founders are Edwin Franko Goldman, composer, conductor and founder of the Goldman Band; Charles Benter, Director of the United States Navy Band, Washington, D. C.; J. J. Gagnier, Director of His Majesty's Grenadier Guards Band, Montreal, Canada; Victor J. Grabel, Conductor of the Chicago Concert Band; Albert Austin Harding, Director of Bands at the University of Illinois; Richard B. Hayward, Director of the Toronto Concert Band, Toronto, Canada; Charles O'Neill, Director of the Royal 22nd Regiment Band, Quebec, Canada; Arthur Pryor, Director of Arthur Pryor's Band, New York, NY; and Frank Simon, Director of the ARMCO Band, Middletown, Ohio.
Jaime Robert Robertson is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He will find fame as Robbie Robertson of The Band.
Murray Jones plays at The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, USA.
Alan Dean is playing during a week at The Ranch House, Rhode Island, USA.
Chris Barber And His Jazz Band play in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Hal 'Cornbread' Singer and Joe Turner are playing at The 5-4 Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Shorty Rogers And His Giants record Blues Express and other tracks for RCA Victor Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. The band includes Maynard Ferguson and Art Pepper.
Tulips From Amsterdam/You Need Hands by Max Bygraves peaks at No3 in the Popular Singles Chart in the UK, during a 25-week run on the chart.
Tony Bennett is starring in Guys And Dolls at Herb Rogers' Chicago Music Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Johnny Lytle Quintet records Moon Child, Work Song, The Nearness Of You, The Moor Man, A Taste Of Honey, When My Dreamboat Comes Home, Moonlight In Vermont and The House Of Winchester for Jazzland Records in New York City, USA.
Winifred Atwell, Lance Percival, Ronnie Carroll, Antonio Vargas And The Spanish Dancers, Gerard Sety, Des Lane, Toni Ros, The Mistins and The Don Robb Group are playing during the summer season at The Star Light Roof, The Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe.
Bo Diddley plays the first of two nights at The Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA. The live album Bo Diddley's Beach Party is recorded during these shows, despite the shows being broken up by local police because black members of Bo's band are seen to be dancing with white teenagers.
Sarah Vaughan, Moms Mabley, The Jimmy Smith trio, The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, Ruby Braff and others play on the fourth and final day of The Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
The Who play at The Assembly Rooms, Tunbridge Wells, UK.
Lightnin' Hopkins plays the sixth of thirteen nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Rising Sons [including Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal].
Pioneering San Francisco hippy band The Grateful Dead play the second of two nights at the Electric Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Creedence Clearwater Revival release their debut album, Creedence Clearwater Revival, in the USA on Fantasy Records. The album is produced by Saul Zaentz who recently bought the record company. As the years progress, Creedence leader John Fogerty will become embroiled in personal and legal disputes with Zaentz which will result in acrimonious lawsuits and will inspire two bitter Fogerty songs, Vanz Kant Danz and Mr. Greed, about Zaentz.
Status Quo, Alexis Korner, Fairport Convention, Blond On Blond and others play at the Railway Institute, York, England, UK, Europe, in a fund-raising show for York Minster.
The Troggs play at The Royal Agricultural Show, Warwickshire, UK, Europe.
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.
The Grateful Dead play the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Buddy Miles Express and The Sir Douglas Quintet.
He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart in the USA. The song is Jones' first No1 in six years and revives his flagging career, despite the fact that he himself never liked it.
On a tour in support of their LP Who Are You, The Who play at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe.
When The Cure are told to hurry off stage so Robert Palmer can begin his set at the Rock Werchter festival in Belgium, Europe, they respond by extending A Forest into an elongated nine-minute version.
Dead Or Alive play at The Hippodrome, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Jason And The Scorchers play at The Astoria Centre, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Todd Rundgren's Utopia release a new album, Pov, on Food For Thought Records in the UK.
The Armoury Show play at Greyfriars, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Mink De Ville release a new LP, Sporting Life, on Polydor Records in the UK.
The LP Heart Of Stone by Cher is certified as double-platinum by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Phil Collins plays at The Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Walking In Memphis by Marc Cohn peaks at No13 on the Billboard US pop singles chart. The song will provide a hit again for Cher in 1995 and for Lonestar in 2003.
Phish play at The Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas, USA.
On her Greatest Hits tour, Donna Summer plays in Wolf Trap, Vienna, Virginia, USA.
Al Green plays at the Showgrounds, Cork, Eire, Europe.
Alanis Morissette, supported by Jason Mraz, continues her Jagged Little Pill Acoustic tour at The Paramount Theatre, Denver, Colorado, USA.
The Killers play the first of two nights at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
The Black Keys play at The O2 Academy, Birmingham, England, UK.
Wolf Parade release a new album, Expo 86, in the UK.
Singer and TV star Dannii Minogue gives birth to a boy, Ethan Edward Smith, in Melbourne, Australia, Oceania. The father is her British boyfriend Kris Smith.
The Gaslight Anthem play at The Independent, San Francisco, USA.
On their Maiden England World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The First Midwest Bank, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Alice Cooper.
Suffering severe pain, Elton John walks off the stage during a concert at the Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle in Germany, Europe. He is later diagnosed with appendicitis and will have his appendix removed in an operation at Princess Grace Hospital, Monaco, Europe.
Kesha announces via her Instagram account that she will release a new single, titled, Praying, the following day.
Sarasara releases her second LP, Orgone, on One Little Indian Records.