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Chu Chin Chow, billed as 'A Musical Tale of the East in Fourteen Scenes - Company of 300' is playing at His Majesty's Theatre, London, UK, during a run of 2238 performances.
Whistlin' Alex Moore records They May Not Be My Toes, West Texas Woman, Ice Pick Blues and Heart Wrecked Blues for Columbia Records in Dallas, Texas, USA.
John Weldon Cale is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. He will find success as J.J.Cale.
Flight 19, five planes under Patrol Leader Chuck Taylor, leaves Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, and disappears somewhere near Bermuda. The disappearance will become one of the foundations of the mythology of The Bermuda Triangle. The 1981 song Flight 19 by B.A. Robertson will be inspired by this enigmatic incident.
Stan Kenton records the avant-garde composition City Of Glass by Bob Graettinger for Capitol Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Changing Partners by Kay Starr enters the Billboard popular Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No13 during a nine-week stay.
Earl Bostic plays the last night of a week at The Colonial Tavern, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lee Wiley is recording tracks for her album Lee Wiley Sings Vincent Youmans for Columbia Records in the USA.
Neil Sedaka, Connie Francis, Paul Anka and Marv Johnson appear on tv series The Dick Clark Show, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Gene Vincent arrives at Heathrow airport in the UK for his first British tour and tv appearances.
The musical Irma La Douce is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
Jack Russell, vocalist of heavy rock band Great White is born in Montebello, California, USA.
The album Last Month Of The Year by The Kingston Trio enters the Billboard albums chart in the USA, where it will peak at No11.
Ray Peterson plays the fifth night of a six week run at The Dunes, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The musical Milk And Honey, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
Musical comedy duo Charlotte Arren and Johnny Broderick open at The Lido Club, Paris, France, Europe.
Lita Roza and The Honeys, with James Moody (piano) Judd Proctor (guitar) and Tim Bell (double-bass), perform on the BBC Light Programme Radio Show Workers' Playtime, broadcast live from a meat products factory at Willesden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Cowboy Copas and Stringbean play a live gig in Waterloo, Iowa, USA.
Controversial stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce is arrested at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for performing an obscene show. Also on the bill is folk singer and songwriter Fred Neil.
Bob Dylan plays at Wilson High School, Long Beach, California, USA.
Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders play at The University, Liverpool, UK.
Mickey Lee Lane performs his dance-craze hit Shaggy Dog on weekly tv pop show American Bandstand in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
Moby Grape play the first of three nights at the 2nd Fret, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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.
Graham Nash announces his intention to leave The Hollies to form Crosby, Stills And Nash.
When Delaney And Bonnie And Friends (including Eric Clapton] play at The City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK, they are joined by George Harrison of The Beatles on guitar.
The Rolling Stones release the album Let It Bleed in the UK on Decca Records.
Nick Cash (guitar and vocals), Guy Days (guitar and vocals), Jon Watson (bass) and Pablo LaBritain (drums and percussion) begin to rehearse together in London, UK, and will eventually emerge as the punk band 999.
Bob Dylan plays at the Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama.
Sugar Babies - The Burlesque Musical, starring Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney, is presented at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1208 performances.
On his Slow Train Coming tour, Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at The Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
The musical stage play Beatlemania is presented during a three-week run at the Beverly Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA. The play is built around the music of The Beatles.
The Christians enter the UK singles chart with Ideal World, which will peak at No14 during a 13-week run.
The three-day-long WOMAD Weekend Festival begins at The Barbican Centre, London, UK.
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction spends the fourth of eight days in the Sudan, North West Africa, as part of a mission, organised by he humanitarian group Christian Solidarity International, to free Southern Sudanese slaves from their Northern masters.
Disturbed play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK, supported by Blindside.
Magnum play at The Zodiac, Oxford, England, UK.
The Apes and Alta May play at Moles Club, Bath, England, UK.
Charges of child molestation against Michael Jackson are delayed for at least one week. This is said to because Jackson's lawyer, Mark Geragos, has raised issues which throw into doubt the motives of the family making the accusation.
Broken Bells play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Amy Winehouse releases the posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, in the UK and Greece. The album, which features unreleased tracks and demos, is released in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
The Cure release Bestival Live 2011, a live recording of their two and a half hour set at this year's Bestival, in the UK.
On their Wasting Light tour, The Foo Fighters play at The Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck dies, aged 91, of heart failure after being taken ill while on his way to a cardiology appointment in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA.
Arlo Guthrie plays at Kent Stage, Kent, Ohio, USA.
On her MDNA Tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Black Sabbath play at Fiera Milano Live, Milan, Italy, Europe.
Metronomy play at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
Rusty Evans, a pioneer of 60s folk-rock and psychedelia with such bands as The New Christy Minstrels, The Deep, The Freak Scene, Marcus and Third Bardo, dies aged 78 at his home in Woodacre, Marin County, California, USA, of complications from a history of heart disease.