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The Chicago Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, is offering a bill including Elizabeth Murray ("The Lady With The Ragtime Walk'), Helen Blaine ("Singing comedienne") and Ethel Robinson ("The pocket edition of May Irwin").
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.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones
is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
[harmonica, guitar, vocals] records So Much Wine, Train Bring My Baby Back, You Been Cheatin' Me and Fighting For Dear Old Uncle Sam, for Folkways Records
in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Doug Johnson And The Outlaws record Slip Knot, Quicksand and other
tracks for New York-based Bethlehem
Jerry Lee Lewis
is playing during six nights at The Cadillac Club, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
, a group including guitarist David Gilmour, later to join Pink Floyd
, plays at The Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge, England, UK.
Summer Spectacular at Hollywood Bowl
, Los Angeles, California, USA, sponsored by KFWB Radio, also features Sam the Sham, The Byrds
, Donna Loren, The Sir Douglas Quintet
, Sonny And Cher
, Dino, Desi And Billy, The Kinks
and Ian Whitcomb
plays the sixth night of a two-week season at Annie's Room, London, England, UK.
Baby Come Back
by racially-integrated rock band The Equals
is the UK's No.1 single. The band's singer, Eddy Grant, will go on to carve out a hugely successful solo career.
The Doobie Brothers
play the last of five nights in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On their Third Stage Tour
, Boston play the third of four nights at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade
tour, Kiss play at The Civic Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.
A new boy band, Westlife
, is formed after auditions are held in Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Mark Sandman of Morphine
dies of a heart attack while onstage during the Nel Nome del Rock
festival in the Giardini del Principe, Palestrina, Italy.
Sony/ATV Publishing and Michael Jackson
announce plans to buy the Acuff-Rose
country music songs catalogue from Gaylord Entertainment for $157m.
plays at Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark, Europe.
Rufus Wainwright's first opera, Prima Donna
, premieres at The Palace Theatre, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, during the Manchester International Festival.
plays in The Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, Colorado, USA.
4 by Beyonce
reaches No1 in the UK Albums Chart.
Kiss and Def Leppard
play at The Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, California, USA.
plays at Belluard Festival, Fribourg, Switzerland, Europe.
is playing in Yarkon Park, Tel Aviv, Israel, during her Live In Concert tour, the Israeli Labour Party cancels its election for a new chairperson, fearing that voters might choose to attend the concert rather than the ballot box. In the event, Spears attracts 60,000 people.