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Earl 'Fatha' Hines
records his first version of A Monday Date for QRS Records in Long Island City, Queens, New York State, USA.
The programme Starlight, a live BBC-tv transmission from Alexandra palace, London, UK, features popular singer Sophie Tucker.
When The Charlie Parker
Quintet plays at Birdland
, New York City, USA, the show is broadcast live by WJZ radio.
The musical A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, closes at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, after a run of 267 performances.
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.
is playing during a six-night stint at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
is playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
's debut single, Don't Make Me Over
, enters the Billboard
Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No21. Her real name was Dionne Warrick but it is mis-spelled on the record label, and the mis-spelling sticks.
, later to become a founder-member of Velvet Underground
, plays three solo pieces in a concert at Goldsmiths' College, London, UK.
continues his season of concerts at The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
It is reported in UK newspaper the Sunday Express that Mick Jagger
and Keith Richard of The Rolling Stones
will shortly leave for Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America, to consult a magician.
Black magic-oriented band Black Widow
play at Bumpers, in Piccadilly, London, UK.
After spending a night in jail, Jimi Hendrix
goes on trial in Canada, for his 1968 drug possession charges, before Judge Joseph Kelly in Court Room No. 15, Court House, University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.
play the second of two nights at the Hard Rock, Manchester, UK.
The Jam and The New Hearts play at The Locarno, Coventry, UK.
Today is the 100th anniversary of the first sound recording, a recitation of Mary Had A Little Lamb by Thomas Alva Edison
During a barbecue at singer Vince Neil's house, Mick Marrs of Motley Crue
, full of Jack Daniels and a mix of brandy and Kahlua, takes a handful of Quaaludes, walks out into the surf and tries to drown himself. Members of the band spot him washed up on the beach and try to drag him back into the house.
Aged 80, jazz trumpeter Buck Clayton
dies in Manhattan, New York City, USA, of natural causes.
When Courtney Love appears on the ABC TV show '10 Most Fascinating People' in the USA, she states that she wished she had done 'eight thousand million things differently' to have prevented the death of her husband Kurt Cobain
and The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster play at The Waterfront, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK.
Reef play at The Academy, Bristol, England, UK.
play at the O2 Acedemy, Bristol, UK.
plays at The Congress Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
, Rise Against, Bush, Gaslight Anthem
, Slightly Stoopid, Awolnation, The Lumineers
, Walk The Moon, Two Door Cinema Club, Youngblood Hawke play in the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Show
at The Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
play at The Pavilions, Plymouth, UK.
, an Abba
-oriented version of the popular board game, is made available to buy via the band's website.