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The musical comedy The Maid Of The Mountains, with music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, is playing at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 1352 performances.
Musical revue The Show Is On, starring Beatrice Lillie and Bert Lahr, plays at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 236 performances.
The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during a run of gigs at The Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hubert Stone of Decca Records in the USA, sends a telegram to Festival Records in Australia advising them that Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets is available for Australian distribution. It will be released as Australia's first 45rpm single.
Teddy Randazzo, Frankie Avalon, The Drifters, The Hi-Fives and The Six Teens play the last of three nights in the Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
Louis Jordan plays the second of five nights at The Embers Club, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.
Dion plays at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Bobby Vee's new single, Be True To Yourself, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No34.
The Beach Boys' current single, Shut Down, peaks at No23 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Freddie And The Dreamers play at The Oa sis, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Four Pennies play at The Winter Gardens, Margate, UK.
The Cliffie Stone Singers record I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Nobody's Lonesome For Me, Jambalaya and There'll Be No Teardrops tonight at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bobby Goldsboro records If You Wait For Love, A Long Way To Be Unhappy and Ain't Got Time For Happy in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Tom Cunningham, drummer of Wet Wet Wet is born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Ronnie Carroll plays at The Futurist Theatre, Scarborough, England, UK.
Singer/songwriter and guitarist Nick Harper is born in London, England, UK. He is the son of Roy Harper.
The musical Hallelujah Baby!, starring Leslie Uggams, is presented at The Martin Beck Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.
Pink Floyd enter the UK singles chart with their second single, See Emily Play, which will peak at No6. They also play a gig at Bradford University, Yorkshire, UK.
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Georgie Fame and James Cotton play at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
The Loading Zone play the second of three nights at The Cheetah, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hawkwind play at an unofficial Glastonbury Festival, near Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
The Rolling Stones album Some Girls is certified as a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Wiltshire anarcho-punk band The Subhumans spend the first of five days recording their debut album, The Day The Country Died, for Spiderleg Records.
Hugh Masekela plays at The International, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Orchestre Jazira play at Wilkie House, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Sister Sledge play the first of two nights at The Dominion Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
Status Quo play at Nummijärvi, Kauhajoki, Finland, Europe.
Hanky Panky, the second and final single from Madonna's album I'm Breathless, is released in the USA.
On their Presto Tour, Rush play at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, Colorado, USA.
Jazz tenor sax maestro Benny Green dies of cancer, aged 70, at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey, UK.
Bon Jovi play at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The Stereophonics play at Metro City, Perth, Western Australia, Oceania.
Deep Purple begin a North American tour in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Benny Thurman, a founding member and bassist of 60s psychedelic pioneers The 13th Floor Elevators, dies aged 65 in Austin's Seton Hospital, Austin, Texas, USA, from an undisclosed illness.
The Forbes Magazine Celebrity 100 list reveals that Beyonce is set to earn an estimated $87m from publishing and music sales, touring and other performances, film work, her fashion collection and endorsement deals. The only other singer ahead of her is Madonna, at No3 in the list with Beyonce at No4.
Bon Jovi play the ninth gig of a twelve-night residency at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
On their Bon Jovi Live 2011 tour, Bon Jovi play at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, Europe.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band plays at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, UK
The Flaming Lips play the second of two nights at Liberty Hall, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
Teenie Hodges, guitarist and songwriter, dies aged 68 from complications of emphysema in hospital in Dallas, Texas, USA. Hodges was perhaps best-known as the writer of the song Take Me To The River.
When Robbie Williams plays at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK, during his Swings Both Ways tour, he slips off the stage and accidentally breaks the arm of 52-year-old fan Margaret Nash.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Fall Out Boy, Paramore and New Politics play at the Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Telia Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
The Bonnevilles play at Vera, Groningen, Netherlands, Europe.
On their 107-date End Of The Road World Tour, Kiss play at Hellfest, Clisson, France, Europe.