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The musical comedy The Cadet Girl is playing at The Herald Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 48 performances.
Jazz vocalist and trumpeter Elmer 'Coo Coo' Talbert is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will make his mark with the recordings he will make with the George Lewis Jazz Band.
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.
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.
James C. Kimsey of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, files a patent application for his invention of a new type of binder specifically designed for holding sheet music firmly and securely.
Paul Whiteman records Whispering for Victor Records. It will sell two million copies, moving Whiteman to the forefront of popular music for the remainder of the decade.
A British branch of the German record label Parlophon, is established in London under the name Parlophone, headed by A + R manager Oscar Preuss.
Ronnie Biggs is born in Lambeth, London, UK. He will find notoriety in 1963 as a member of the infamous Great Train Robbery gang, and will later record tracks with The Sex Pistols, Die Toten Hosen and others.
Mrs Jack Hylton And Her Band record The Oregon Trail, There's No Day Like Today, In A Gypsy Tea Room and Vladivostock, in London, UK, for Crown Records.
Nelson Eddy sings Great Day, Hills of Home, Italian Song and Ranger Song from Rio Rita on The Chase And Sanborn Radio Programme in the USA.
Ben Pollack's Pick-A-Ribs Boys record That Da Da Strain, Fidgety Feet, Stompin' At The Savoy and Dardanella for Savoy Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dean Martin And Jerry Lewis are playing at Chez Paree, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Kitty Kallen. Dick Stabile And His Orchestra are providing the accompanying music.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls is playing at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ralph Flanagan And His Orchestra are playing at The Beach Walk, Edgewater Beach, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
Joanie Sommers is playing at Eddy's Bar And Grill, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Shane Fenton And The Fentones play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by Gerry And The Pacemakers and The Big Three.
Elvin Jones and Jimmy Garrison record Nuttin' Out Jones at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Impulse Records.
Because by The Dave Clark Five enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No3.
The Beatles, dressed as London city businessmen, appear on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post in the USA.
As part of the Forest Hills Music Festival, Barbra Steisand plays for an audience of 15,000 at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York City, USA.
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Sandie Shaw plays at Wellington Pier, Great Yarmouth, England, UK.
Donovan and The Who play at Britannia Pier Theatre, Great Yarmouth, England, UK.
Nico (backed by Jackson Browne on guitar) plays at Stanley's in the basement of The Dom, New York City, USA, supported by Tim Buckley.
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Songwriter and recording artist Ian Moore is born in Berkeley, California, USA.
The celebrated, and oft-copied, cover of The Beatles' album Abbey Road is photographed at 10am, on a Zebra Crossing in Abbey Road, London, UK.
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The Clash release a new single, Bankrobber, on CBS Records in the UK. It will peak at No12 in the UK Singles Chart.
On their Departure tour, Journey play at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Cornwell Grant, Rufus Thorne and George Prettyman of Harold Melvin And The Bluenotes, are arrested for cocaine possession in Atlantic City, USA.
The Smiths play at The Smith Center, Washington DC, USA.
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Elton John puts most of his massive art and pop collection up for auction at Sothebys Auction House in London, England, UK, Europe.
Quincy Jones releases a new LP, Back On The Block, on Qwest/Warner Bros Records in the USA.
Ice T, Donald D. and Gangstarr Posse play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
James Hetfield of Metallica suffers third degree burns to his left hand when he accidentally steps in front of a flame jet during a gig at The Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Canada. Headlining the bill is Guns N' Roses, and Faith No More are also playing.
During his Dance Naked Tour John Mellencamp suffers a major heart attack after a show at Jones Beach, New York State, USA. He is hospitalised and forced to cancel the last few weeks of the tour.
The Vines play at Slim's, San Francisco, California, USA.
In the first episode of series 2 of UK tv sitcom Phoenix Nights, the characters Max and Paddy sing Tony Christie's 70s hit single, [Is This The Way To] Amarillo, while driving a group of elderly Asian gentlemen to the mosque. The broadcast prompts public and media interest in the song which is, eventually, re-released and goes to No1.
Joe Melson, co-writer with Roy Orbison of such hits as Only The Lonely, Blue Bayou and Running Scared, is inducted into the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame at the Garden Plaza Hotel in Jackson, Tennessee.
Gorillaz release a new single, Dare, in the UK.
Craig David releases a new single, All The Way, in the UK.
Supergrass release a new single, St Petersburg, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
The four-day-long Lollapalooza Festival continues at Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Acts appearing today include Tool, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Low Anthem, Rise Against, Gomez, Arctic Monkeys and Glasvegas.
Ringworm play at Subterranean, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines, Asia.
Everclear play at The Hartman Arena, Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Paolo Nutini plays at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Gear Daddies, Melissa Etheridge, O.A.R. and The Rembrandts play at The Skyline Music Festival, Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Squamish Valley Music festival, a four-day event, continues in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. The line-up for this, the second day, is Bruno Mars, Nico And Vinz, July Talk, Rising Stars Winner, The Zolas, City Real, Mayer Hawthorne and The Wild Feathers.
Neil Young And Crazy Horse play the final gig of their European tour at Festival de la Foire aux Vins, Alsace, France.
It is reported that Eric Clapton has become estranged from his daughter Ruth, following an argument over photographs she posted on social media.