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Musical comedy The Casino Girl is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 105 performances.
Singer Maud Beall Price, "bizarre vocalists" Les Trois Dumonds and Piccolo's Royal Lilliputians are among the entertainments on offer at Chase's Polite Vaudeville Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Kenneth 'Thumbs' Carllisle is born in St. louis, Missouri, USA. Carllisle will become a highly-acclaimed guitarist known for playing lead guitar with the instrument lying across his lap. He will play for many years with Little Jimmy Dickens and Roger Miller.
Johnnie 'Scat' Davis and his Hollywood Orchestra with vocalist Julie Sherwin plays at The Palace, Lorain, Ohio, USA.
Jazz guitar virtuoso Larry Coryell is born in Galveston, Texas, USA.
Cootie Williams And His Orchestra play the last of seven nights at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Merseysippi Jazz Band, Mick Mulligan And His Magnolia Jazz Band, Ralph Sharon, The Terry Walsh Bop Group, Kathy Stobart's New Music, Tommy Smith's Swing Group and Freddy Randall's Band play in the 'Festival of Jazz' at The Stadium, Liverpool, UK.
Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the twenty-sixth night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
Doris Day enters the UK charts with Secret Love, which will go on to No1 and hold that slot for nine weeks.
Louis Jordan plays the fifth of seven days at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by The Four Tops.
Jazz pianist Red Garland records the album Red Alone in New York City, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes, later to find fame as The Swinging Blue Jeans, play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Cab Calloway performs during the intermission at the Harlem Globetrotters - College All Americans contest at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bobby Rydell and The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra are playing at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Beatles play a lunchtime date at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, and an evening show at The Pavilion Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
Conway Twitty plays the second day of a week of shows at Matty's Lounge, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Liberty Records releases the compilation LP 5-String Banjo Greats, in the USA. The album features tracks by Jim McGuinn (later to form The Byrds), David Lindley, Mason Williams, Jim Helms, Billy Cheatwood, Mike Seeger, Joe Maphis and others.
Jazz clarinettist and saxophonist Laurent Dehors is born in France, Europe.
Merry Prankster Ken Kesey is busted for marijuana for the first time.
Renee Raff is playing during a two-week stand at The Apartment, New York City, USA, with Charles De Forest and The Ray Starling Trio.
Big Brother And The Holding Company, B.B.King and Jimi Hendrix play the first of six nights at The Generation Club, New York City, USA.
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Love Sculpture record a live session for BBC radio show Top Gear at BBC Studio 1, 201 Piccadilly, London, England, UK, Europe.
Blues guitarist and singer Roosevelt Holts records Matchbox Blues, Sundown Blues, Maggie Campbell Blues, Down The Big Road and Blues On My Mind, for Bluesman Records in Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA.
David Bowie releases his new album, The Man Who Sold The World, in the UK.
Bob Dylan is in United Western Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on songs including Is It Worth It? and Yes Sir No Sir for his album Shot Of Love.
The Rods, Metallica and Exciter play at The Penthouse, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
David Gilmour of Pink Floyd plays at Whitla Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe, during his About Face tour.
Billy Joel plays at Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jeffery Johnson Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. he will find success as rapper and singer Roscoe Dash.
The Bravery play at El Corazón, Seattle, WA, USA
Porcupine Tree and Anathema play at The Astoria, London, England, UK.
Iron Maiden come to the end of their Somewhere Back In Time tour with a show at The BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA.
Walter Schreifels plays at King Tut's, Glasgow, Scotland, supported by Nic Dawson Kelly.
Owl City play at The Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Tiesto plays at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, South Padre Island, Texas, USA.
BeBe And CeCe Winans and Mary Mary play at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his OMG Tour, Usher plays the last of three nights at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Klaxons play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Chris Rea plays at The Royal Centre, Nottingham, UK.
Justin Bieber plays at The O2 World, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The album Babel by Mumford And Sons is awarded double-platinum status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Sounds play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dream Theater play at The Palace, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays at The Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
Intronaut, The Ocean and North play a live gig in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Joanna Newsom plays at The Depot, Salt Lake City, Idaho, USA, supported by Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes).
On their DCX MMXVI World Tour, The Dixie Chicks play the second of two nights at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
On her Here Come The Aliens tour, Kim Wilde plays at The Old Fruit Market, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Francis Rossi, formerly of Status Quo, plays at The Spa Theatre, Scarborough, England, UK, Europe.