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Musical comedy The Toreador is presented at The Gaiety Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 675 performances.
Klaw And Erlanger's Troubadours present Harry B. Smith's musical comedy The Liberty Belles at The Madison Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The musical play A Country Girl, or Town and Country, with music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens, is performed at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 729 performances.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a lengthy run.
Rose Sydell's London Belles, a burlesque troupe, is appearing at The Empire Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The Athos Family, Cressy And Dayne, Carrol Johnson (billed as "the Beau Brummel of Minstrelsy"), Colby And Way, Alice Raymond and Allie Penn-Guard, Jess Dandy, Harry M. Parker's Performing Dogs and Castellat And Hall are appearing at The Grand's "Fashionable vaudeville" show in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Singer Jean Sablon records Rendez-Vous Sous La Pluie in Paris, France, Europe, with Stephane Grappelli on violin and Django Reinhardt on guitar.
The Quintette of the Hot Club of France record Swinging With Django and Paramount Stomp, for HMV Records in Paris, France, Europe.
A giant step in the development of the electric guitar comes as Clarence Leo Fender and Clayton Orr Kauffman, of Fullerton, California, USA, receive a patent for a "Pickup Unit for Instruments".
The Four Buddies, Louis Hoff and others are playing during a run at The Palace, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy, Call Me Madam, with music by Irving Berlin and starring Ethel Merman, is playing at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 644 performances.
Georgia Gibbs is playing during two weeks at The Coconut Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Webb Pierce records I'll Go On Alone for Decca Records in Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Hands Off by Jay McShann's Orchestra, with vocalist Priscilla Bowman, is the new BillboardNo1 R'n'B single in the USA.
Elvis Presley plays the last of four nights at the Lyric Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Big Maybelle, The Clovers and The James Moody Orchestra play the first of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Sonny Clark Trio records Blues In The Night and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. for Blue Note Records.
Future chart-toppers The Tokens skip school in New York City, USA, in order to practice singing their version of A Teenager In Love by Dion.
Jim Reeves releases a new single, He'll Have To Go, in the USA on RCA Records. It will peak at No2 in the Billboard singles chart.
Popular trumpeter Al Hirt records Three Little Words, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The track will appear on Hirt's album Music To Watch Girls By.
WABC Radio, reckoned by many to have been the best Top 40 radio station of the era, begins broadcasting a contemporary music format in New York City, USA.
The Coasters record Red Ridin' Hood at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Lee Hazlewood as producer.
The stage musical Do-Re-Mi, starring Max Bygraves, with music by Jule Styne, is playing at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, Europe, during a run of 169 performances.
The Alan Elsdon Jazzband and the Karl Denver Trio perform live on the BBC Light Programme show Jazz Club, presented by George Melly, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Nina And Frederik open for an extended engagement at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan is the new No1 single in the UK. The song is written by Burt Bacharach and Bob Hilliard.
Carl Perkins plays the twenty-third night of a month at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Jerry Landis releases a new single, The Lone Teen Ranger, on Amy Records in the USA. It flops, but Mr Landis will go on to find rather greater success as Paul Simon.
Frankie Vaughan and Cilla Black continue with a winter season at The London Palladium, London, UK.
Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band play in the Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, supported by the Butterfield Blues Band and Joe Cocker.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights at the Hard Rock, Manchester, UK.
UK music weekly NME slams the debut single by Scottish punk outfit, Johnny and the Self Abusers as a ‘drab parade of New Wave cliches’. The band will re-group, re-think and re-appear as Simple Minds.
Luxury casino and resort development Sun City is opened in the Bantustan of Bophuthatswana, just outside the border of South Africa. The resort will become embroiled in international politics in 1985 when Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt and his music-industry activist group, Artists United Against Apartheid record the song Sun City, in which they vow never to perform at the resort because of its apartheid sympathies. Even so, artists including Queen, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Julio Iglesias, The O'Jays, Ray Charles, Boney M., Black Sabbath, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick and Laura Branigan did play at the Sun City Super Bowl.
Mariah Carey's seven track mini-album, MTV Unplugged, becomes the first MiniDisc title to be commercially released in the USA.
David Bowie plays the first concert at the newly-opened 11,000 seater Newcastle Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK.
The 36-song, three-CD set, Emancipation, by Prince peaks at No11 in the Billboard Hot 100 Albums Chart in the USA in its week of entry.
US President Bill Clinton presents Bob Dylan with the Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Award in the East Room of the White House, Washington, DC., USA
Pretty Girls Make Graves and Your Enemies Friends play at Night And Day, Manchester, England, UK.
Primal Scream, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Kills play at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK.
T.I. releases a new album, No Mercy, in the USA.
The Ken Colyer Trust publishes the book, Goin' Home: The Uncompromising Life and Music of Ken Colyer, in the UK in a paperback edition.
My Morning Jacket play at The Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie, Dallas, Texas, USA, supported by Delta Spirit.
Status Quo play at The SSE Hydro, Glagow, Scotland, supported by Chas And Dave.
Johnny Greenwood, guitarist of Radiohead wins the Los Angeles Film Critics' Best Music Score Award for the film Inherent Vice. The guitarist shares the award with Mica Levi for Under The Skin.
Madness play the second of two nights at The Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK.
During their 50th Anniversary Tour, The Monkees play at The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Pentagon release a new EP, Five Senses, on Cube Entertainment in South Korea, Asia.