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Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a lengthy run.
A production of the "musical extravaganza" The Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum with music by Paul Tietjens and A.B. Sloane, plays at The Majestic Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.
Milt Hinton, aka ‘the bassist of the stars’ is born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Hinton will play with Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong before memorably contributing the bass licks for Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin.
Charles Previn records The Blue Danube and Over The Waves for Decca Records in the USA.
Billie Holiday and the Count Basie Band open for eight days at the Savoy Ballroom, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Judy Garland plays the sixth of seven nights at The Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
Guys And Dolls is playing at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
John Lee Hooker records Little Wheel and Rosie Mae for Vee-Jay Records, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Christopher John Holmes is born in Glendale, California, USA. He will find acclaim as a heavy metal guitarist, most prominently with the band W.A.S.P.
Legendary Nashville session guitarist Hank Garland records All the Things You Are, Always and other tracks
Big Slim records I Got To Find My Baby and Don't Cry Baby, for Savoy Records in the USA.
The Fireballs perform Quite A Party on popular tv show American Bandstand at W-fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Larry Verne also appears on the same edition of the show.
The Kingston Trio and The Dave Brubeck Quartet play at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Steve Shelley, who will play drums for Sonic Youth, is born in Midland, Michigan, USA.
The new No1 album in the UK is the soundtrack to the film West Side Story, composed by Leonard Bernstein.
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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at Nagoya Kokaido, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Stevie Wonder releases a new album, Stevie At The Beach, on Tamla Records in the USA.
Joseph Alan Cagle is born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. He will find success as Joey Allen, lead guitarist for the glam metal band Warrant.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays the fifth of nine nights at The Montreal Club, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Joe Brown And His Bruvvers are playing at Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth, England, UK.
Chuck Berry plays at The Cinnamon Cinder, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
Tyrannosaurus Rex, later to find fame as T.Rex, play at Mothers, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. Deejay for the night is John Peel.
Supertramp, featuring Swindon-born vocalist Rick Davies, play at The Falcon, London.
The Knack release the hit single My Sharona, in the USA. On the same day, The Charlie Daniels Band release the single The Devil Went Down To Georgia, in the USA.
Gail Thompson plays at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dead Or Alive play at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Ian Dury And The Blockheads play the first of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, Englnd, UK, Europe, supported by Screaming Blue Messiahs and Beltane Fire.
The Untouchables, JB's All Stars and The Truth play at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK, Europe.
Actor Gary Busey, who had starred in the 1978 biopic The Buddy Holly Story, purchases one of Buddy Holly’s guitars at an auction for $240,000. The guitar comes complete with a tooled leather case made by Holly.
Heart play at Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Keith Sorrentino, a 13 year old fan, files a $500,000 lawsuit against Madonna, claiming that she threw him to the ground in May 1988 during an incident outside her Central Park West, New York City, USA, apartment.
Popular vocalist Joy Nichols, best-known for her many appearances on the British radio show Take It From Here, dies, aged 67 in New York City, USA.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany, Europe.
One fan is stabbed to death and three others are seriously injured at a Corrosion Of Conformity gig in the Masquerade Club, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Chris Isaak plays at The MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
David Cassidy, David Essex, The Osmonds and Les McKeown's 70s Bay City Rollers play at the Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England, UK.
Sleater-Kinney play at Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Robert Fripp brings his Solo Soundscape to The Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York City, USA.
It is announced that Jessie Banks, vocalist with Brighton, England, UK, band Chungking, has agreed to sing with Norwegian electro-ambient band Royksopp during their festival dates throughout this summer.
Phil Collins plays the second of four special concerts, billed as Up Close And Personal - Phil Collins Plays 60s Soul, at The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the third of four nights at The Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia.
On her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna plays the first of two nights at The Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
How To Dress Well releases a new album, What Is This Heart?, in the USA.
It is announced that The Cure, Alt-J, Franz Ferdinand and Toy are among the artists who have signed up to the Music Without Barriers campaign to help improve gig access for deaf and disabled music fans.
The Foo Fighters play at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, supported by Royal Blood.
The Cure play at PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.