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Musical comedy The Toreador is presented at The Gaiety Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 675 performances.
Otto Carl Johan Lington is born in Denmark, Europe. He will achieve success as composer, bandleader and violinist Otto Lington, a pioneer of jazz and bandleader for Shirley Bassey, Josephine Baker and Fats Waller among many others.
The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
Louis Jordan's Tympany Five plays during two weeks of shows at The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bill Haley begins a legal suit against his former label, Essex Records, to prevent them releasing material he recorded before his huge success with Decca.
The Jack Kirkland Broadcasting Band plays at The Victory Memorial Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, UK, supported by The Saints Jazz Band.
Chuck Berry releases a new single, I Got To Find My Baby, on Chess Records in the USA.
James Brown releases a new single, This Old Heart, in the USA.
With their guitarist James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] now in the army, The Tomcats appear without him at the Annual Seattle Seafair Picnic and Dance, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Duane Eddy continues with his eight week season at The Beachcomber Club, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
The Beach Boys record County Fair, Moon Dawg, Cuckoo Clock and Heads You Win Tails I Lose, at Capitol Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Jazz Crusaders play at The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Damita Jo is playing during two weeks at The Club Harlem, Atlantic City, USA.
The Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers, later to become Manfred Mann, play at The Marquee, London, England, UK, Europe.
Joan Turner begins a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz trombone virtuoso Kai Winding records Wolverton Mountain, Busted and other tracks in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for his album Modern Country.
The Soul Agents play at Orford Cellar Jazz Club, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.
The Four Tops play at The Club Pony Tail, Harbour Springs, Michigan, USA.
See My Friend by The Kinks enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No10. It is considered by some experts to heave been the first Western rock song to integrate Indian raga sounds. It will also directly inspire The Who's song The Good's Gone, recorded later in the year.
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Roy Orbison begins a four-week residency at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Touring in support of their LP Riding High, Sassafras play at The Wintergarden, Penzance, England, UK, Europe.
Denys George Irving, better known under the name Lucifer which he used as his identity for rock music projects, dies aged 32 in a hang gliding accident at Mill Hill, Sussex, UK.
Cheap Trick play during the Chicago Festival at Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Kate Bush appears on BBC TV programme Wogan, in London, England, UK, Europe, singing Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God).
The Weather Girls release a new single, No One Can Love You, on CBS Records in the UK.
During a crackdown an jazz musicians in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Europe, jazz journalist Vlasimil Marek is arrested on a charge of "damaging the interests of the Republic abroad."
Madonna, supported by Level 42, plays the second of two nights at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
On his No Rest For The Wicked tour, Ozzy Osbourne play at ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California, USA.
So Alive by Love And Rockets peaks at No5 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
The Verve's performance at the T In The Park Festival, Strathclyde Park, Scotland, is their last for two years.
The White Stripes play at The Gorge Amphitheater, Quincy, Washington, USA.
The Big Chill Festival at Eastnor, Stratford On Avon, England, UK, features artists including Keren Ann Zeidel.
Joss Stone plays at Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset, England, UK.
Destiny's Child play at the Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller play at the Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA, during their Dark Sounds concert series.
Wyclef Jean officially announces that he will run for president of Haiti in Port-au-Prince.
Natalie Cole plays at Northstar at Tahoe Resort Outdoor Plaza, Truckee, California, USA.
After an absence of 28 years, acclaimed folk guitarist Nic Jones makes a return to live performance, appearing at an event dedicated to his music at Sidmouth Folk Week. Jones had been out of action since 1982 when he was seriously injured in a car crash.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse begin a North American tour with the first of two nights at Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
Grime rapper Wiley enters the UK Singles Chart at No1 with the single, Heatwave.
Hamilton Loomis releases a new album, Give It Back, on Ham-Bone Records in the UK.
On her The Mrs Carter Show World Tour Beyonce plays the last of three nights at The Barclays Center, New York City, USA.
Angus And Julia Stone release a new album entitled Angus And Julia Stone, in the USA.
Hot Tuna play at The Space, Westbury, New York State, USA.
The Dixie Chicks play at Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Hollis Brown play at Motorco Music Hall, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Judith Durham, lead vocalist of global hit-making Australian group The Seekers, dies from the chronic lung disease bronchiectasis, aged 79, at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
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