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Charles Luckeyeth Roberts is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. he will find success as stride jazz pianist and composer Luckey Roberts.
The musical comedy The Cadet Girl is playing at The Herald Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 48 performances.
S.H. Gray's Vaudeville Repertorie Company is playing at The Iceland Theatre, Washington DC, USA. Performers include the singing and dancing sister team Bumbray And Willis. Miss Bumbray is desribed as "a real coon shouter" who "delivers the goods" in a show "full of fun, mirth, laughs, songs, dances and pretty girls."
The 'opera comique' Girls Of The Orient is playing at The Cosmos Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Mrs Jack Hylton and Her Band, with vocalist Jimmy Miller, record I Nearly Let Love Go Slipping Through My Fingers and Got To Dance My Way To Heaven, in London, UK, for Crown Records.
Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra record Let 'er Go, I Can't Get Started, Turn On That Red Hot Heat and other tracks in New York City, USA.
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra, with vocalist Frank Sinatra, continue with their fourteen–week engagement at The Astor Hotel, New York City, USA.
Billie Holiday, with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra, records Gloomy Sunday, Love Me Or Leave Me, I Cover The Waterfront and Jim for OKeh/Columbia Records in New York City, USA. Gloomy Sunday will require an extraordinary reputation as a song which causes listeners to commit suicide.
Maxine Sullivan, Earl Hines, Billy Strayhorn, Mary Lou Williams, Billy Eckstine, Erroll Garner, Roy Eldridge, Ray Brown, Louis Deppe and 15 year old pianist Conrad 'Sonny' Clark perform in the benefit concert, A Night Of The Stars, in Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Nat King Cole Trio records Makin' Whoopee for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
In response to a request by singer Paul Robeson
The musical revue Michael Todd's Peep Show is presented at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 278 performances.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
Barbra Streisand plays the twenty-second of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Let's Twist Again by Chubby Checker peaks at No8 on the Billboard singles chart in the USA.
Gene Vincent plays at Dobbie Hall, Larbert, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Jarmels appear on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, performing A Little Bit Of Soap
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Sarah Vaughan records When Sonny Gets Blue for Roulette Records in the USA.
Helen Shapiro is undertaking a ten-week summer season engagement at The Aquarium Theatre, Great Yarmouth, England, UK, Europe, supported by Peter Jay and The Jaywalkers, Ronnie Corbett and Jimmy Savile.
Jo Ann Campbell makes an appearance on the teen-pop show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Johnny Cash plays the first of two days at The Terrace Ballroom, The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
The Yardbirds, with Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play at The Marquee Club, Wardour Street, Soho, London, UK.
Herman's Hermits and The Lovin' Spoonful play at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, USA.
The First Thing Ev'ry Morning (And The Last Thing Ev'ry Night) by Jimmy Dean reaches No1 in The Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart in the 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.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes for his latest movie, Charro, near Apache Junction, Arizona, USA.
Led Zeppelin play in The Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
Bell And Arc play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Rooms, Salisbury.
On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California, USA, supported by Point Blank, Johnny And Edgar Winter and Blue Oyster Cult. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
Touring in support of his album Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf plays in Winnipeg, Canada.
At Mount Hood Community College, during the first annual Mount Hood Jazz Festival in Gresham, Oregon, USA, a specially assembled band performs a tribute to Steely Dan, playing an entire set of songs composed by the Dan's Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. A studio re-recording of the tracks played at the event will be released six years later by Warner Bros as The Hoops McCann Band Plays The Music of Steely Dan.
Roy Buchanan plays a gig in Guilford, Connecticut, USA.
Elton John is undergoing six weeks of rehab treatment for bulimia and also for his drug and alcohol addictions, in the Parkside Lutheran Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Eric Clapton plays the second of two nights in the Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
The Beach Boys play at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
Look What The Cat Dragged In by Poison is certified as a triple-platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Known car thief and burglar Spencer Goodman, who had murdered Cecile Ham, the wife of Bill Ham, manager of rock group ZZ Top, a month earlier, is arrested after a high-speed car chase in Colorado, USA. He will die by execution in 2000.
Radiohead enter the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA for the first time with Creep. On the same day, their debut album, Pablo Honey, peaks at No32 in the Billboard Albums Chart.
Johnny Cash plays in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Wembley (London) Limited is acquired by Quintain Estates And Development PLC, paying
It is announced that Kylie Minogue's battle with breast cancer has led to a significant rise in the number of Australian women seeking early screening for the disease.
The Newport Jazz Festival begins with a show by Chaka Khan and George Duke at the International Tennis Hall Of Fame, Newport, Rhode Island.
Inspirational folk singer Mike Seeger dies of cancer at his home in Lexington, Virginia, USA, aged 75.
Bob Dylan plays in the QuikTrip Park, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
Little Feat play at The Bottle And Cork in Dewey Beach, Delaware, USA, supported by Amy Lennard.
Jarvis Cocker chooses a nine-year-old boy as the winner of a Pulp Karaoke Contest during the launch of the documentary movie Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets, in Industry City, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.