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The "scintillating musical comedy" Sally In Our Alley is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 100 performances.
Peter Yorke is born in London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as one of the foremost dance band orchestrators in the UK, working with Percival Mackey, Jack Hylton, Louis Levy and others. After World War II he will establish himself as a light music composer and conductor through BBC radio shows such as Sweet Serenade, Our Kind Of Music and The Peter Yorke Melody Hours. From the late 40s onwards he will record numerous 78s for Columbia Records.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Herald Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 205 performances.
The musical revue Artists And Models Of 1927, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 151 performances.
Blind Alfred Reed, accompanying himself on the violin, records How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? in New York City, USA. Telling of hard times during the Great Depression, it is considered an early example of a protest song.
Jazz guitarist Jim Hall is born in Buffalo, New York State, USA. In a long career, he will work with Ella Fitzgerald, Art Farmer, Sonny Rollins and many others, as well as pursuing his own solo career.
Frankie Carle plays the last night of a week of shows at the Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Steven 'Jesse' Bernstein is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find a measure of fame as an underground writer and performance artist, best-known for his recordings with Sub Pop Records and his close relationship with William S. Burroughs. Bernstein's substance abuse issues and mental illness will ultimately result in his suicide.
Professor Longhair records K.C.Blues, Curly Haired Baby, Rockin' With Fes' and Gone So Long for Federal Records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Blackie Crawford And The Western Cherokees record Married By The Bible, Be My Darlin' Once More, If They Ever Get Together and I'm Not That Kind, for Coral Records in Clifford Herring Sound Studio, 1705 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Sonny Thompson And His Orchestra are playing during a string of dates in Dayton, Ohio, USA.
The comedy musical film Road To Bali, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays at The Royal Hall, Harrogate, UK, with Chris Barber's Jazz Band and Ottilie Patterson.
Barbra Streisand is playing during a one-month engagement at The Blue Angel, New York City, USA.
The Rolling Stones play at The Baths, Doncaster, UK.
Elvis Presley's 16th movie, Roustabout, opens in Finland, Europe.
Phil Ochs plays the first of three nights at Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Kinks enter the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with A Well Respected Man, which will peak at No13.
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The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
John Lennon of The Beatles and Yoko Ono spend the third of five days being filmed for a BBC tv 24 Hours documentary, The World Of John And Yoko. On this day they are filmed during an experimental recording session at Abbey Road studios, London, UK, with colleagues Mal Evans, Anthony Fawcett, Geoff Emerick and others.
San Francisco-based band Sly And The Family Stone are awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. for sales of the album Stand! in the USA. Interestingly, three gold discs have been awarded to three San Francisco artists over the past three days ' Sly, Santana and Janis Joplin - all of whom played at the Woodstock festival three months earlier.
John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band record two experimental pieces, Item 1 and Item 2, at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, but neither is ever released.
Blue Oyster Cult play at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA, with The Byrds and The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.
Mud, The Rubettes and the Strolling Bones play at Warwick ~University, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Poison Girls, The Mekons and Blyth Power play at The Fridge, Brixton, London, England, UK, Europe.
David Sylvian releases a 12" EP entitled Words With The Shaman, in the UK.
The Balham Alligators play at The Dublin Castle, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dire Straits play the second of four nights at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses causes a rumpus in the Hyatt Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America, by hugging a security guard in the lobby while completely naked.
Sony announces that its karaoke-based console game SingStar has topped 20m unit sales.
Ke$ha plays at Planai Arena, Schladming, Austria.
Dave Koz, Candy Dulfer, Jonathan Butler and Brian Culbertson play at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Biffy Clyro play at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard and Jerry Herman attend a state dinner with President Barack Obama in Washington DC, USA, as the latest recipients of the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honour, for directly influencing American arts, entertainment and culture in a "profound way."
The Courteeners and Miles Kane, play at the O2 Academy, Leicester, UK.
Rihanna's 2010 single Only Girl [In The World], passes the 1m sales mark in the UK, making it her first ever million-selling single in the UK, according to Official Charts Company data.
The Manhattan Transfer play at North Central College, Naperville, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Squeeze play at The O2 Academy, Leeds, UK.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse play at Webster Bank at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA.
Touring in support of their fifth album, Moms, Menomena play at Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
The charity WaterAid launches its Christmas online auction, featuring signed 25th anniversary Xperia Access Q Awards prints and a limited edition Gibson Les Paul guitar signed by some of the country's biggest music artists, including Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Serge Pizzorno (Kasabian), James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers), Carl Barat (The Libertines), Mark Collins (The Charlatans), Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds), Wilko Johnson and 'King of the Mods' Bradley Wiggins.
On his 27-city UR Experience tour Usher plays at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The music biopic Get On Up, based on the life of James Brown, opens at cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
Warp Records announce the death of Bristol, UK-based singer-songwriter Nick Talbot, aka Gravenhurst. No details of his demise are given.
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Love Yourself by Justin Bieber reaches No1 in the Official UK Singles Chart.
Nouvelle Vague play at Kaufleuten Zuric, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
On their This House Is Not For Sale tour, Bon Jovi play at Adelaide Botanic Park, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
On her All I Want for Christmas Is You tour, Mariah Carey plays at The Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Following the recent 'sexual harassment'-related ban on the 1944 classic Baby, It's Cold Outside by Cleveland, Ohio, radio station WDOK, Canadian radio broadcasters Bell Media, CBC Radio, and Rogers Media follow suit.