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Fred R. Hamlin's musical extravaganza The Wizard Of Oz is playing at The Grand Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy The Wild Rose opens at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 136 performances.
Sonny Boy Williamson 1st writes and records Good Morning Little Schoolgirl at the Leland Hotel, Aurora, Illinois, USA. He also records Got The Bottle Up And Gone. He is accompanied on the session by Big Joe Williams and Robert Nighthawk. It is his first ever recording, and will be released by Bluebird Records.
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.
The Dutch Swing College Band is founded as an amateur dixieland jazz ensemble in Holland.
The fifteen-minute radio program, The Les Paul Show, on NBC in the USA, opens with a rendition of Nola. The show features The Les Paul Trio [guitarist Les Paul, singer Mary Ford, and rhythm player Eddie Stapleton].
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.
Eddie Harris is playing during two weeks at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Comedy singing duo The Smothers Brothers continue with a three-week engagement at The Crystal Palace, Gaslight Square, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Second on the bill is teenage singer Barbra Streisand.
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.
Frankie Avalon plays the first of ten nights at The Three Rivers Inn, Clay, New York State, USA.
UK pop idol John Leyton appears on British tv show Juke Box Jury.
Cliff Richard is given a gold disc for a million sales of The Young Ones.
The Kingston Trio play a live show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Skylark Records singing harpist Sue Evans And The Scamps are playing during a six week engagement at The Dunes, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Skeeter Davis plays a gig in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Bob Dylan releases the single Subterranean Homesick Blues/The Times They Are A-Changin' in Germany and The Netherlands, Europe.
Manfred Mann play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Brenda And The Tabulations are playing during ten nights at The Nixon Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.
Status Quo play in The Rhodes Centre, Bishop Stortford, UK, Europe.
Creedence Clearwater Revival release a new single, Bad Moon Rising, in the USA.
The Barron Knights begin a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, 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.
On their End Of The Road tour Status Quo play at The Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
The Woodentops 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.
The Smiths play at the Paseo de Camoeons, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
Skeletal Family play at The Wellington Club, Hull, England, UK, Europe.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is born in Tottenham, London, UK. She will find success as vocalist and songwriter Adele.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Hoax play a re-formed gig at the Chiddingfold Club, Chiddingfold, Surrey, England, UK, Europe.
Music industry veteran Bob Mercer dies of lung cancer, aged 65, in Los Angeles, California, USA. While at EMI in the 1970s Mercer oversaw the signing of artists including Queen, Kate Bush, Marc Bolan and Olivia Newton-John.
Buddy Guy, The Steve Miller Band, Charlie Musselwhite and James Cotton play at the 32nd Memphis Blues Foundation award ceremony, at the Cook County Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Public Enemy, Andrew W.K., Kaiser Chiefs, The Maccabees, and others play at Groovin' The Moo 2012, The Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
'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.
Mark Knopfler plays at The Arena, Zagreb, Croatia, Europe.
Randy Blythe, vocalist with Lamb Of God, is cleared in court in Prague, Czech Republic, Europe, of charges of causing bodily harm resulting in death, in connection with the death of a fan who jumped onstage three years earlier during a concert.
Liam Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, attends Manhattan Supreme Court, New York City, USA, to discuss arrangements for his proposed child support payments for the daughter he fathered with American journalist Liza Ghorbani.
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)
On his Purpose World Tour Justin Bieber plays the second of two nights at The Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Wasuremono play at The Stag And Dagger Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Seafret play at Teatro Bom Jesus, Curitiba, Brazil, South America.