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A "High Class Vaudeville" show is being presented at The Empire Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
The Trocadero Burlesquers "and plenty of fascinating girls" are appearing at The Hopkins Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Musical The Blue Paradise is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. A review in The Evening Journal hails it as "Replete with good music and excellent songs." The show will run on Broadway for 356 performances.
The musical comedy revue Hands Up, billed as featuring a "stage gorged with pretty girls and elaborate costumes", is playing at The 44th Street Theatre, New York City, USA.
Melvin Jackson is born in Tyler, Texas, USA. He will find success as country blues guitarist and recording artist Lil' Son Jackson.
Pianist/arranger Ernie Freeman, who will work with Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis and others is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He also adopted the pseudonym of B. Bumble and the Stingers for his hit single Bumble Boogie in 1961.
Jazz clarinettist and saxophonist Joe Silmon is born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, UK. In a long and varied career he will play with The Back O'Town Syncopaters, The Zenith Six, Tony Smith's Jazzmen, Shep's Banjo Boys and many others.
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.
Frankie Masters And His Orchestra are playing for the Ice Show - Calendar Capers - at The Boulevard Room of The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The "Glamourous musical comedy" Bloomer Girl, with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, is playing at The Music Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
Fats Domino, Paul Anka, Jo Ann Campbell, The Bobettes and others open for a week at the Schubert Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
Anita O’Day with Bill Holman’s Orchestra records It Could Happen To You, Avalon and Blue Champagne at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles.
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Roy Hamilton, Dizzy Gillespie, Big Maybelle, Etta Jones, The Isley Brothers, Tiny Topsy, King Coileman, Bobby Marchan and The Edsels play live at The Regal Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Manny Garcia and Vitin Santiago play in the Calypso And Limbo Revue at The Boom Boom Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frankie Avalon ends a tour of Italy, Europe, with a gig in San Remo.
Dinah Washington, backed by Quincy Jones And His Orchestra, records Secret Love, Jeepers Creepers and You Do Something To Me for Mercury Records in New York City, USA. Vocal backing on the session is supplied by The Dells.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Nino Tempo And April Stevens play the last of fourteen nights at Eddy's Bar And Grill, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Vaughn Meader, and folk group The Au Go Go Singers (featuring two future Buffalo Springfield members, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay), play at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Reno And Smiley play at Himmelreich
Gerry And The Pacemakers, Gene Vincent and Karl Denver play at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
The Four Seasons play the second of seven nights in The Marine Ballroom, The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Beatles spend the day in their suite at The Warwick Hotel, New York City, USA, entertaining visitors including Bob Dylan and The Supremes.
Creedence Clearwater Revival, It's A Beautiful Day and Albert Collins play the first of three nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Bee Gees record a demo version of their song First Of May in Atlantic Studios, New York City, USA.
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Another in the series of Sound-Out Mini-festivals begins in Woodstock, New York State, USA. Artists appearing at the two-day event include the Colwell-Winfield Blues Band, Cat Mother And the All Night Newsboys, Fear Itself, Don McLean, Rebecca And Sunny Brook Farmers and Tim Hardin.
Andy Powell And His Orchestra play at Roseland, New York City, USA.
Eric Clapton enters the UK singles chart with his version of Bob Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door, which will peak at No38.
Yes play at The Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA.
The Jam play at The 100 Club, London, UK.
Mongo Santamaria and the Hugh Masekela Band play the fifth of thirteen nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Grateful Dead play at The Mississippi River festival, Edwardsville, Illinois, USA.
Blondie's Tracks Across America tour plays at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA, with Duran Duran as support band.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers release their fourth album, Mother's Milk, in the USA.
Ten Years After play the second of two nights at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
The Rolling Stones play in Park Stadium, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Europe, supported by The Dan Reed Network.
Santana and Steele Pulse play at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
Alan Caddy, guitarist with UK instrumental hitmakers The Tornados, dies aged 60 in London, England, UK, Europe. The cause of his death is not released, but he was known to have been an alcoholic for much of his life. The band is best-remembered for their international hit single Telstar, written and produced by the controversial Joe Meek.
Formerly known as Puff Daddy, P.Diddy and Sean Combs, the well known rapper announces on a tv chat show in the USA that he will henceforth be known simply as Diddy.
It is announced that British folk-rock quartet Mumford And Sons has reached a figure of 1m global sales of their debut album, Sigh No More.
Norah Jones plays at The Civic Centre Music Hall, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma , USA.
The Jonas Brothers play in The PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA, supported by Demi Lovato.
On their Live And Loud tour, Rascal Flatts, supported by The Band Perry and Cassadee Pope, play at The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Bastille play at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at The Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
During the second North American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York State, USA, supported by Live. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.