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Eleanor "Dora" Goldberg is born in Joliet, Illinois, USA. She will find success as singer, comedienne and actress Nora Bayes. As a songwriter, she will co-compose the standard Shine On, Harvest Moon, with her husband Jack Norworth.
Florodora, billed as "The Greatest Musical Hit Ever Recorded Here", is presented at The Columbia Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA. The newspaper adverts proclaim, "See the six pretty maidens".
The Kirk La Shelle Comic Opera Company presents The Princess Chic, at English's, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Harry Bidgood And His Broadcasters record I Ain't Certain, for Vocalion Records in London, UK. Bidgood is perhaps better known as an accordian bandleader under his pseudonym of Primo Scala.
Paul Robeson records Work All De Summer and Dere's A Man Goin' Round Takin' Names, for HMV Records in London, UK.
Vocalist Sweet Georgia Brown records The Low Down Lonely Blues for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Slippin' Around by Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely reaches No1 in the Billboard Best Selling Retail Folk [Country And Western] Records chart in the USA.
The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
Leon Payne, known as The Blind Balladeer, records I Want You To Love Me, How Can I Help It, Lyin' To My Heart and I Need Your Love, in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
John William Cummings is born in Long Island, New York State, USA. he will find international fame as guitarist and songwriter Johnny Ramone of punk-rock pioneers The Ramones.
A revival of the 1932 musical Music In The Air by Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics and book) and Jerome Kern opens at The Ziegfield Theatre, broadway, new York City, USA, where it will run for a month and a half.
Hank Snow records The Gold Rush Is Over, Music Makin' Mama From Memphis, The Highest Bidder and Love's Game Of Let's Pretend in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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.
Betty Hutton plays during a three-week season at The Palladium, London, England, UK.
The Orioles, Bette McLaurin and The Erskine Hawkins Orchestra are playing at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Harry Roy And His Orchestra play during a week of shows at The Empire Theatre, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK.
Popular vocalist Jane Froman sings We'll Make Hay While The Sun Shines, Shine On Harvest Moon, Way Back Home and It's A Grand Night For Singing on the CBS-tv programme The Jane Froman Show, in the USA.
Female rock'n'roller Alis Lesley plays during two weeks at Chez Emile, Quebec, Montreal, Canada.
The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in Columbus, Ohio, USA, with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell.
The Kingston Trio play at The Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ruth Brown, The Drifters, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Joe Tex and Donnie Elbert play the second night of a week at The Tivoli Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Virtuoso trumpeter and soundtrack composer Steven Michael Bernstein is born in Washington, DC, USA, USA. As well as receiving an Academy Award nomination for his score for the film Get Shorty, he will play with artists as diverse as Tricky, Foetus, Aretha Franklin, Mel Torme, They Might Be Giants, Bootsy Collins and Don Byron.
Vocalist Nancy Harrow records Song For The Dreamer, Why Are You Blue? And other tracks for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
At the start of a UK tour, Little Richard makes his comeback at The Gaumont Palace Theatre, Doncaster. To the dismay of the crowd, he sings only gospel for the first half of the show. After the interval, however, he rocks again. The bill is shared with Sam Cooke, and Gene Vincent acts as MC.
Dionne Warwick plays the sixteenth night in a three-week season at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Little Eva plays at the Locarno Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Danny Storm and The Strollers.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles passes his driving test at the first attempt, in Enfield, UK.
Lulu plays at The California Ballroom, Dunstable, England, UK.
The Beatles album Socorro! (Help!) is released in Argentina on Odeon Pops Records.
The Who play at The Palais, Peterborough, UK.
Blue Cheer play the last of three nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Lee Michaels and Clifton Chenier.
The MC5 and The Stooges celebrate their recent signing to Elektra Records with a show at The 5 Dimension (aka The Fifth Dimension), Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Jethro Tull, Savoy Brown and Terry Reid play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, UK.
The Beatles compilation album Por Siempre Beatles (Beatles Forever) is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
John Lennon, music publisher Morris Levy and Lennon's attorney Harold Seider meet for lunch at Club Cavaliero, 58th Street, New York City, USA, to discuss why Lennon had failed to record three songs owned by Levy on his recently released LP Walls And Bridges. Lennon explains to Levy that he had indeed recorded three Big Seven songs for what he thought would be his "next" LP, Rock'n'Roll, but that producer Phil Spector had disappeared with the tapes.
Clint Eastwood and General Saint play at The Warehouse, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays in Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium, Europe, with Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers.
Simply Red play at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Pearl Jam - although they have not yet chosen that name - start work in Seattle, Washington, USA, on demos which will become their debut album, Ten.
Pete Doherty of UK band The Libertines is released from jail after serving a month for burgling bandmate Pete Burns of Liverpool band Dead Or Alive, begins on Living TV in the UK.
Dropdead play at The Black Hole, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Neil Sedaka is honored by The Variety Club, London, England, UK, Europe, with their prestigious Silver Heart Award, in recognition of Neil's "Outstanding contribution to the world of Music and Entertainment".
The Steve Miller Band plays at The Apollo, Manchester, UK.
Keith Urban plays at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
Bastille play at Westlands, Yeovil, UK.
Duran Duran play at Fresh Fest in The Theatre At Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at The Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, supported by Vance Joy.