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Lyricist Joe Young is born in New York City, USA. He is perhaps best remembered for his partnership with Sam Lewis, and for his lyrics to such enduring standards as songs as Dinah, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter and I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
plays Humoresque and Where Or When
on the KHJ Radio show California Melodies, broadcast from Los Angeles, California, USA.
Johnny Allen Hendrix, later to become Jimi Hendrix
, is admitted to King County Hospital, Seattle, Washington, USA, with pneumonia.
The MGM musical comedy film Royal Wedding
, starring Fred Astaire
and Jane Powell, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is released to cinemas in France and Finland, Europe.
Songwriter Borney Bergantine
, dies of hyperpotassamia and pneumonia in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is best-remembered for the evergreen My Happiness
, a major hit from the late 1940s.
The musical Love From Judy
is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
Singer-songwriter, harmonica virtusoso and recording artist Julian Dawson
is born in London, England, UK.
What'd I Say by Ray Charles
is the highest new entry on the Cashbox
singles chart in the USA, entering at No64.
And The Cimarron Boys are playing during six days of gigs at The Chestnut Inn, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
When Carol Burnett
plays at The Civic Arena
, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, the building's revolutionary retractable roof is opened for the first time as Miss Burnett declares "Ladies and Gentleman . . . I present the sky!"
are heard performing a pre-recorded live set on BBC Radio programme The Beat Show.
, lead singer and co-founder of Christian rock band Stryper, is born in Orange County, California, USA.
, The Big Three, The Outlaws, Tony And The Meazzis, The Whirlwinds, The Toffees and The Corantos play at The Promenade, West Hartlepool, County Durham, England, UK, Europe.
play at Grove Field, Corsham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
A new music venue, Mothers Club, opens in San Francisco, California, USA, with Tom Donahue
as its resident disk jockey.
plays the second of two nights at The Palma Tagomejo Club, Majorca, Spain, Europe.
When Jane Fonda throws an Independence Day party in Malibu, California, USA, musical entertainment is provided by
The musical Fiddler On The Roof
, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
The stage musical Cabaret
is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
The MC5, Amboy Dukes, The Rationals, The Up and The Flock play at The Saugatuck Pop Festival, Saugatuck, Michigan, USA.
Esther And Abi Ofarim play at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
The rock musical Hair
(which includes a scene with a fully nude cast) is presented during a run of 1,997 performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe. The cast includes Marsha Hunt, Paul Nicholas, Sonja Kristina and Jimmy Winston.
Weather Report play at Aarhus Stadion, Aarhus, Denmark, Europe.
, based on the Mark Twain novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, is playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 1005 performances. Featuring music written by country-pop singer-songwriter Roger Miller
, the play wins seven Tony awards, including Best Score.
play at Buckeye Lake Music Center, Thornville, Ohio, USA.
Irish folk group The Chieftains play for US President Bill Clinton on the White House lawn in Washington, DC, to celebrate Independence Day.
And The Lower 911 play at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, UK.
play at The MEN Arena, Manchester, UK.
plays the first of two nights at the Festival Legend Rocka, Dolina Charlotty, Slupsk, Poland, Europe.