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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.
Duke Ellington begins his first national tour with a week long engagement at The Palace Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Art Tatum 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.
The Coasters and The Falcons play the second night in a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Leon McAuliff And The Cimarron Boys are playing during six days of gigs at The Chestnut Inn, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the first of six nights at Abart's, Washington DC, 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!"
The Beatles are heard performing a pre-recorded live set on BBC Radio programme The Beat Show.
Michael Sweet, lead singer and co-founder of Christian rock band Stryper, is born in Orange County, California, USA.
The Searchers, 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.
The Merseybeats play at Grove Field, Corsham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The irreverent attitude of The Rolling Stones angers many viewers when they appear as the panel on BBC tv's Juke Box Jury.
A new music venue, Mothers Club, opens in San Francisco, California, USA, with Tom Donahue as its resident disk jockey.
Cilla Black plays the second of two nights at The Palma Tagomejo Club, Majorca, Spain, Europe.
The Brian Auger Five plays at The Ricky Tick, Windsor, England, UK. Tickets cost 5/-.
When Jane Fonda throws an Independence Day party in Malibu, California, USA, musical entertainment is provided by The Byrds.
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.
Tim Buckley and the Illinois Speed Press play the second of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
Big River, 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.
Crime And The City Solution play at Riverside Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Motley Crue 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.
CKY release their third album, An Answer Can Be Found, on Mercury Records in the UK.
Johnathan Rice releases his debut album, Trouble Is Real, in the UK on One Little Indian Records.
Kazuya Yoshii plays at Zepp Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Bob Dylan plays at Plaza de Toros, Lorca, Spain, Europe.
Lily Allen, The Pet Shop Boys and Gogol Bordello play at The Roskilde Festival, Denmark, Europe.
Tony Bennett wins the Sony Ericsson Lifetime Achievement Award at The 33rd O2 Silver Clef Awards Luncheon in the London Hilton, Park Lane, London, England, UK. Other Award Winners include Muse, JLS, Scouting for Girls, Kelis, Dizzee Rascal, Tony Bennett and Dame Vera Lynn.
Dr. John And The Lower 911 play at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, UK.
Pearl Jam is the headline act on the third day of Rock Werchter 2010, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
Cave play at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
George Benson headlines the Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland, during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival.
Roxette play at The MEN Arena, Manchester, UK.
On her Set The World On Fire Tour, Alicia Keys plays at Nokia Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Festival Legend Rocka, Dolina Charlotty, Slupsk, Poland, Europe.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, with Big Sean and DJ Mustard.
On their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Europe.
Al Jardine of The Beach Boys plays at The Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA.
On their 107-date End Of The Road World Tour, Kiss play at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.