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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, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 2238 performances.
Van Fleming records Singin' In The Rain and Your Mother And Mine for Brunswick/Vocalion Records at the Merchandise Mart studios in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Benny Goodman invites Betty Van, vocalist with The Kenny Baker Orchestra, to join him for a recording session at RCA Studios in Los Angeles, California, USA. When she demos the song Afraid To Dream, Goodman signs her up on the spot to sing with his orchestra. At the same session, The Benny Goodman Orchestra records Sing, Sing, Sing in Hollywood, California, USA, with Benny Goodman on clarinet; Harry James, Ziggy Elman and Chris Griffin on trumpets; Red Ballard and Murray McEachern on trombones; Hymie Schertzer and George Koenig on alto saxophones; Art Rollini and Vido Musso on tenor saxophone; Jess Stacy on piano; Allan Reuss on guitar; Harry Goodman on bass; and Gene Krupa on drums.
Todd Rhodes And His Orchestra record Rocket 69 and Your Daddy's Doggin' Around for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Harry Gold And His Pieces Of Eight come to the end of a week of shows at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland.
Chris Barber And His Jazz Band play in Sheffield, UK.
The Ray Ellington Quartet comes to the end of a week of shows at The Palais, Ilford, UK.
The Maddox Brothers And Rose play for an audience of 1,720 people at The Auditorium, Beaumont, Texas, USA.
Chuck Berry plays at the Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
The animated Bugs Bunny musical short What's Opera Doc? is released to cinemas in the USA by Warner Brothers.
The Sammy Price and Lucky Thompson Quintet plays in the Theatre Pigalle, Paris, France, Europe.
Session guitarist Brad Suggs records Polly-Ticking for Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
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.
Popular singer Jo Ann Campbell is playing during four weeks of shows as support for comedian Red Skelton at The Sands Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Piedmont-style blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter (and ice cream van operative) Doug Quattlebaum, records the album, If You've Ever Been Mistreated, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
Popular German singer Ralf Bendix releases a new single, Babysitter-Boogie, on ABC-Paramount Records in the USA.
Popular honky tonk pianist and bandleader Big Tiny Little is playing during an extended booking at The Java Lanes, Long Beach, California, USA.
The John Coltrane Quartet is playing during two weeks at La Tete De L'Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
From Me To You by The Beatles peaks at No7 on the KFXM Radio singles chart in Riverside and San Bernardino, California, USA.
Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp perform for New York Mets fans before the team's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, at the Polo Grounds, New York City, USA.
The Beatles release a new single, Ain't She Sweet/Nobody's Child on Atco Records in the USA.
Eddie Campbell, keyboard player with Texas, is born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Dusty Springfield records La Bamba and Needle In A Haystack in Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London, England, UK, for Philips Records.
Gerry And The Pacemakers and Gene Vincent play at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
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.
Band On The Run by Paul McCartney and Wings enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No3.
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.
Teena Marie releases her third LP, Irons In The Fire, on Gordy Records in the USA.
With her career undergoing a huge revival, Tina Turner Day is declared in Los Angeles, California, USA, by the city mayor.
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, The Kip Hanrahan Band, The Annie Whitehead Band, Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia, The Grand Union Orchestra and The Recedents play on the third of four days of a jazz festival at Pendley Manor, Tring, Hertfordshire, England, UK, Europe.
Santana plays at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
Kate Nash is born in Harrow, London, England, UK, Europe.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays the second of two nights at The Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie, plays at Great Woods, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
In an interview on the UK's BBC Radio One, Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age claims that he sacked bassist Nick Oliveri from the band some months earlier because he had been physically abusing his girlfriend.
Sum 41 play at Manchester University, Manchester, England, UK.
R.E.M. play at Nottingham Forrest Football Club, Nottingham, England, UK.
Waylon Jennings is inducted to The Hollywood Rock Wall in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Blues-oriented singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at the Thunder Bay Blues Festival, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Rufus Wainwright's first opera, Prima Donna, is presented during an 18-day run at The Palace Theatre, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, during the Manchester International Festival.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at The Two Pigs, Corsham with Jesse Davey And Friends.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Bastille play at The Blissfields Festival, Winchester, UK.
After a marathon five-hour set, Damon Albarn has to be carried off stage by a security guard when he refuses to end his performance at Roskilde Festival, Denmark, Europe.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play the second of two nights at Telia Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band play at The Sporting Complex, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Europe.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
On their 107-date End Of The Road World Tour, Kiss play at Rennbahn, Iffezheim, Germany, Europe.