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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.
Cyril Ewart Lionel Grant is born in Guyana, South America. He will find acclaim and success as singer and actor Cy Grant, becoming the first black person to be featured regularly on television in the United Kingdom, mostly due to his frequent appearances on the BBC current affairs show Tonight. He will also become a political activist, working to increase recognition of the achievements and rights of black people. In 1974, he will set up the Drum Arts Centre in London, to provide a springboard and a national centre for black artistic talent.
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Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, record The Kinkajou, High And Low, Who Cares' and Rio Rita, HMV Records in The Queens Small Hall, London, UK.
Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra play the fourth night of a week of shows at The Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
June Malo, with Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, records the Cole Porter song Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love, for HMV Records in London, UK.
Louis Jordan plays at The Roseland Ballroom, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA.
Edith Piaf And Her Continental Entertainers play at The Playhouse Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
Violinist Gene Pringle And His Orchestra with 'songstress' Lilli Malloy is playing at The Lotus Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Singer and songwriter Rickie Lee Jones is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sonny Thompson's Orchestra featuring Lula Reid and The Treniers play the fourth night in a week of shows at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
B.B. King plays the first night of a week at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Collins Kids appear on popular US tv show the Town Hall Party, recorded in Compton, California, USA. singing Make Him Behave, Chantilly Lace and Shake, Rattle And Roll.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes are playing during a two-month season at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
British rock'n'roller Tommy Steele opens as Tony Lumpkin in She Stoops To Conquer at The Old Vic theatre, London,UK. The production also includes Peggy Mount and Judy Dench.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
The Gary McFarland Orchestra records Love From A Heart Of Gold and Grand Old Ivy Part 2, in New York City, USA, for Verve Records. The tracks will appear on the album The Jazz Version Of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
Betty Hutton is the musical guest star on The Kraft Music Hall, starring Perry Como on tv in the USA.
On the set of his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, in MGM Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, Elvis Presley donates $50,000 to a number of Memphis-based charities.
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated plays its regular Thursday night residency at The Marquee, London, UK.
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The Moody Blues play at The Casino Club, Walsall, Birmingham, UK.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
The musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, is performed at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,847 performances.
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.
Blood Sweat And Tears play at The Auditorium, Hunter College, Manhattan, New York City, USA, supported by Joni Mitchell.
Josh White Jr plays at Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
The 5th Dimension play at Leigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
Trini Lopez plays at The Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Entering at No62, the highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine chart of the top-selling singles in the USA is Eleanor Rigby by Aretha Franklin. The song is written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
Fat Mattress, the group formed by former Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding, plays at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, UK.
Sgt. Norman Pilcher of the Metropolitan Drug Squad in London, UK, famed for his high profile busts of pop stars including Donovan, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones and John Lennon of The Beatles, is arrested for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice after it was alleged he had committed perjury. In September 1973 he will be convicted and sentenced to four years imprisonment.
David Crosby and Graham Nash play at Notre Dame University, South Bend, lndiana, USA.
The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.
Motorhead release their fourth album, Ace Of Spades, on Bronze Records in the UK. It will become recognized as one of the most influential albums in the development of thrash metal.
Judas Priest play the second of two nights at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Johnny Gill releases a new single, Show Her Love, on Cotillion Records in the USA.
On her I Am tour, Beyonce plays at the Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens, Greece.
Simply Red play at Belfast Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
On their Come Around Sundown tour, Kings Of Leon play at The Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays the second of two nights at The O2, Dublin, Ireland.
The Script play at The Paramount, Huntington, New York State, USA.
Electric Six play at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Little Mix release their second album, Salute, on Syco Music in Ireland and Poland, Europe.
On their Bula Quo Tour, Status Quo play at The Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On her ArtRave : The Artpop Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain, Europe, with Lady Starlight.
Animal Collective play at The Ritz Ybor, Tampa, Florida, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the first of two nights at Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe.
During a solo tour to promote awareness and donations for The Trussell Trust charity, which supports a network of foodbanks around the UK, Glenn Tilbrook plays at The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, Europe,
Electronic composer Ricardo Donoso plays at ZIL, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
TAKE 6 play at The Blue Note, New York City, USA.