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The Mary Celeste, a 282 ton brigantine merchant ship, is discovered unmanned and abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean, roughly 600 miles west of Portugal, Europe. Of the ten people known to have been aboard, nothing more is ever discovered. The mystery of this day has fired the imaginations of many songwriters and produced numerous songs including Marie Celeste by The Polecats, Marie Celeste by David Thornton, The Ballad Of The Mary Celeste by Joel Sattler and Eric Blackmer, Voyage Of The Mary Celeste by Colony Collapse and Mary Celeste by Byfist.
The Four Musical Colbys, Fred Niblo, The Holloway Trio, The Nichols Sisters, Rose Coghlan and others play at The Columbia Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
A Chinese Honeymoon, billed as 'The English Musical Sensation' is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
McIntyre And Heath, Mignonette Kokin, The Stelling Troupe, Long And Cotton, The Melani Trio and Rawson And June are playing in The Orpheum Show at The Grand Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Kay Davis is born in Evanston, Illinois, USA. She will make her name as a vocalist with Duke Ellington in the 40's.
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.
Jim Kelleher's Piccadilly Hotel Dance Band records Ain't Misbehavin', in London, UK, for Victory Records.
Richard Penniman is born in Macon, Georgia, USA, to Bud and Leva Mae Penniman. He will find fame as Little Richard.
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The musical revue Boys And Girls Together, with music by Sammy Fain, is playing at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 191 performances.
Velvet Underground founder John Cale is born in Garnant, Wales.
Duke Ellington opens at The Windsor Theatre, The Bronx, New York City, USA, with Stump And Stumpy, Ivie Anderson, Bill Bailey, Mary Bryant and The Hot Harlem Revue.
Actress, singer and dancer Shirley Temple's divorce from her first husband, John Agar, is finalised.
The American-Yiddish musical revue Bagels And Yox is playing at The Holiday Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 208 performances.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
The Delta Rhythm Boys are playing during two weeks at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Oh Mein Papa by trumpeter Eddie Calvert, enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA. It will peak at No6 during a fourteen-week run on the chart.
Earl Bostic plays the last night of a week at The Colonial Tavern, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Neil Sedaka, Connie Francis, Paul Anka and Marv Johnson appear on tv series The Dick Clark Show, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jazz bassist and solo recording artist Brian Bromberg is born in Tucson, Arizona, USA. He will work with Stan Getz, Horace Silver, Monty Alexander, Dizzy Gillespie, Richie Cole, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, and Freddie Hubbard.
Brenda Lee plays the first night of a pre-Christmas season in The Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The show is advertised as Lee's headlining debut in Vegas, ignoring the fact that she headlined the city's Frontier Hotel when she was eleven. During this season, she will be presented with a plaque in recognition of her membership to the ranks of Decca Records million-sellers.
Judy Garland plays the second of two shows at The O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Gene Pitney enters the UK singles chart with the Burt Bacharach/Hal David composition 24 Hours From Tulsa. It will peak at No5.
Bob Dylan plays at Wilson High School, Long Beach, California, USA.
The compilation LP Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison on London Records enters the UK's Top Ten albums chart at No8.
Oh No Not My Baby by Maxine Brown enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No24.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Baby Love by The Supremes.
Phil Ochs plays the second of three nights at Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical Hallelujah Baby!, starring Leslie Uggams, is presented at The Martin Beck Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
Josh White Jr plays at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Jeff Beck plays the first of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA, with Spirit as support.
The Moody Blues play at The Odeon, Newcastle, UK.
Innovative blind jazz saxophone virtuoso Rahsaan Roland Kirk dies of a stroke (his second), just hours after performing in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana University Student Union in Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
In the High Court in London, UK, Elton John's former lover and manager, John Reid, denies the rock star's claims that he constantly demanded more money from his employer. The statement comes during a case in which Elton John is suing Andrew Haydon [former managing director of John Reid Enterprises Limited].
Martin Grech, Palo Alto and Colour Of Fire play at The Mean Fiddler, London, England, UK.
Dan Auerbach, front man for The Black Keys, plays The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, to a sold-out crowd.
The Saw Doctors play at The UEA, Norwich, UK.
The Concretes play at The Brighton Ballroom, Brighton, UK.
Bon Iver plays at The Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Black Keys throw a launch party for their new album, El Camino, at the Lilium nightspot in New York City, USA. When actress/comedienne Kristen Wiig is spotted with The Strokes' drummer Fabrizio Moretti, it triggers rumours that the pair are dating.
Misty's Big Adventure release a new album, The Family Amusement Centre, in the UK.
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.
Sam And The Womp play at The Haunt, Brighton, UK.
On their Ceremonials tour, Florence And The Machine play at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
Linda Perhacs plays at Cecil Sharp House, London, UK.
On his 27-city UR Experience tour Usher plays at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
Lukas Graham play at Forum Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark, Europe.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Gila River Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
ONI play at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.