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The Arena in Chesapeake Junction, Washington DC, USA, is open for dancing every evening with attractions including "Shady Park And Grounds Excellent Cafe and Good Music". The venue is, however, described as a "Colored Pleasure Resort" and is "Exclusive for colored people".
Musical comedy The Storks is playing at The Dearborn Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is advertised as, "A fest of fun, delightful music, pretty girls."
The musical comedy The Prince Of Pilsen is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of four months.
Pianist and Columbia and Ampico recording artist Hans Hanke is born.
Bandleader and recording artist Harlan Leonard is born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Chu Chin Chow, billed as 'A Musical Tale of the East in Fourteen Scenes - Company of 300' is playing at His Majesty's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 2238 performances.
New York Recording Laboratories is incorporated. The company will soon begin releasing recordings from its studios at 1140 Broadway, New York City, USA, on labels including National, Broadway, Famous and Paramount.
European radio station Radio Luxembourg moves its English-speaking programmes long wave to the medium wave frequency of 208 metres (1439 kHz). The station includes a great deal of popular music programming, including rock'n'roll, and will quickly become a major source of such music for British teenagers.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during a run of gigs at The Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
George Shearing plays at The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Ricky Nelson plays the first of two nights at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Louis Armstrong And The All Stars record King For A Day in New York City, USA. Pianist on the session is Dave Brubeck.
Elvis Presley records the songs Follow That Dream, Angel, What A Wonderful World, and other tracks for the soundtrack to his movie Follow That Dream, in RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Hitmaking r'n'b vocal group Shep And The Limelites record Everything Is Going To Be Alright and You Better Believe in the USA.
Johnny Wright And The Tennessee Mountain Boys record the original version of Walkin', Talkin', Cryin', Barely Beatin' Broken Heart, for Decca Records in the USA. The song is composed by Roger Miller and Justin Tubb.
Country music star Jim Reeves holds his final recording session, during which he records Make The World Go Away, You'll Never Know and other tracks in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The session is produced by Chet Atkins, who also plays guitar. Other players on these tracks include Harold Bradley [guitar], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Jerry Smith [piano] and The Anita Kerr Singers.)
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, a landmark piece of legislation in the United States outlawing major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation, is passed into law in the USA. Bruce Hornsby's 1986 song The Way It Is ruminates on the fact that although, "They passed a law in '64, to give those who ain't got a little more", racism and discrimination have continued ever since.
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UK tv show Ready, Steady, Go! features The Who, Manfred Mann, Nina Simone, The Ad Libs, The Majority and comedy duo Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
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The Dave Brubeck Quartet releases the album My Favourite Things on Columbia Records in the USA.
Chuck Berry plays during a six night engagement at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are Eric Burdon And The Animals plus The Steve Miller Band.
Big Brother And The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Blue Cheer and Mount Rushmore play the last of four nights in the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, is performed at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,847 performances.
Elvis Presley is spending a week on vacation in Palm Springs, California, USA.
Rosemary Clooney plays at Harold's Club, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Roy Orbison is playing during a three-week season at The Club Embassy, Toronto, Canada.
The Police begin a four-date European jaunt at Music Show, Bologna, Italy, Europe.
Nanci Griffith finishes recording her third album, Once In A Very Blue Moon, at Jack Clement's Cowboy Arms Hotel and Recording Spa, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Dead Or Alive play at The Hippodrome, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
The Damned play at The Gaumont, Ipswich, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Fuzztones.
The Chameleons play at The Escape Club, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Loves Jezebel play at The Mayfield Suite, Folkestone, England, UK, Europe.
Michael Jackson reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart with Dirty Diana.
On rock radio call-in show Rockline in the USA, Roger Waters denies recent rumours that he has invited his former Pink Floyd colleague, guitarist David Gilmour, to perform with him during his upcoming live presentation of The Wall in Berlin, Germany, Europe.
The L.A. Guns with The London Quireboys play at Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
David Sanborn releases a new album, Another Hand, in the USA, on Elektra Records.
Coldplay play at Bellahouston Park ,Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The Live8 Concert at The Eifel Tower in Paris, France, Europe, features The Cure, Jamiroquai, Craig David, Dido, Youssou N'Dour, Yannick Noah, Andrea Bocelli, Kyo, Placebo, Axelle Red, Johnny Halliday, Manu Chao and Renaud.
Elton John plays in The RDS Arena, Dublin, Eire, Europe, supported by Rufus Wainwright and James Blunt.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Sarah Harmer plays at The Borderline, London, UK.
Eric Clapton, with special guest Roger Daltrey [vocalist of The Who], play at The Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana, USA.
The Diodes are voted "Best Toronto Band. Ever" in a contest run by The Toronto Star, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Readers vote for the pioneering punk quartet over the course of a month, beating out such peers as Rush, The Tragically Hip, Martha And The Muffins, and others.
On her The Mrs Carter Show World Tour Beyonce plays at The HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, USA.
During their Heaven On Earth tour, Boston and Cheap Trick play at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine, USA.
On their Mechanical Bull tour, Kings Of Leon play at Liberty Stadium, Cardiff, Wales.
On their The End World Tour, Black Sabbath play at The Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland, Europe, supported by Rival Sons.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at The Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA, supported by DNCE.
On their Wheels Of Soul tour, The Tedeschi Trucks Band plays at Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo, Essex, Vermont, USA, supported by Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers.
Alan Longmuir, founding bass player with The Bay City Rollers, dies aged 70, having been flown home recently from Mexico, where he had fallen ill while on holiday.