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The Wizard Of Oz
is playing at The Grand Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fred R. Hamlin's musical extravaganza
The musical comedy The Wild Rose
opens at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, where it will run for 136 performances.
Virginia Wynette Pugh is born in Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA. She will find international fame as country singer Tammy Wynette, nicknamed the First Lady of Country Music.
Sjoukje van't Spijker is born in Tilburg, Holland, Europe. She will find success as Maggie McNeal
, best-remembered as one half of the pop duo Mouth And McNeal
Teddy Hanks And His Boys play at St Josephs Hall, Copnor, Portsmouth
, Hampshire, UK.
The Joe Harriott Quintet records Senor Blues, Count Twelve and other tracks for Columbia Records
in London, England, UK, Europe.
is playing during two weeks at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gary U.S. Bonds
releases a new single A Quarter To Three
on LeGrand Records in the USA. Dion will later reveal that A Quarter To Three was the original inspiration for his huge hit Runaround Sue, which will in turn be somewhat cannibalised for Meghan Trainor
's 2014 hit Dear Future Husband.
Skylark Records singing harpist Sue Evans And The Scamps are playing during a six week engagement at The Dunes
, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Songwriter, keyboardist and producer Al Kooper
is in London, England, UK, Europe, during six days of meetings with publishers, heads of record companies and other producers.
On their second North American tour, The Cream
play at The New City Opera House, St Paul, Minnesota, USA. Unfortunately, the band is late, the equipment malfunctions and the show is fraught with problems.
play in The Rhodes Centre, Bishop Stortford, UK, Europe.
Devin Garret Townsend is born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He will find success as Devin Townshend
, founder, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad
from 1994 to 2007 before moving on to a successful solo career.
When Led Zeppelin
attract 56,000 punters to their gig in Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida, USA, they break the long-standing concert attendance record which had been set by The Beatles
at Shea Stadium in the mid-sixties.
The Who play the first of two nights at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
play at Exeter University, Exeter, England, UK, Europe.
The Billy Bremner Band plays at The Cartoon, Croydon, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Wedding Present play at The Adelphi, Leeds, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Clues.
play at the Paseo de Camoeons, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
Skeletal Family play at The Wellington Club, Hull, England, UK, Europe.
Laurie Blue Adkins is born in Tottenham, London, UK. She will find success as vocalist and songwriter Adele
'Sweet Joe' Russell
, who spent half a century harmonizing with hugely influential a capella vocal group The Persuasions
, dies in a hospice in Brooklyn, New York State, USA, aged 72, of complications arising from diabetes.
The Word release their second LP, Soul Food, on Vanguard Records
in the USA. (The band, whose debut LP was released fourteen years earlier, includes members of the North Mississippi Allstars)
play at The Stag And Dagger Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
play at Teatro Bom Jesus, Curitiba, Brazil, South America.