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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 short film Black And Tan, starring Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, is released to cinemas in the USA. The film is also known as Black And Tan Fantasy.
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.
Joe Hill Louis records Keep Your Arms Around Me, She May Be Yours, Got A New Woman and I'm A Poor Boy for Sun Records at Memphis Recording Service, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Joe Hill Louis and Walter Horton record In The Mood and We All Got To Go Sometime, for Sun Records at Memphis Recording Service, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
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.
Look magazine in the USA includes a free disc entitled Music To Shave By, on which Bing Crosby, The Hi-Los, Louis Armstrong and Rosemary Clooney sing the praises of the Remington Roll-a-Matic electric shaver. This is said to be the first such paper disc given away with a magazine.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play at the Theatre de Beaulieu, Lausanne, Switzerland, Europe.
Mr Acker Bilk And His Paramount Jazz Band play at McIlroy's Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. On the same day they also play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon.
Mr Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band play at McIlroy's Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. On the same day they also play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon.
Brook Benton is playing during a six-night stint at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Wanda Jackson is playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Beatles play at The Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey, England, UK, Europe. Also on tonight's bill are Danny Williams and Davy Jones (not the one from The Monkees). At lunchtime on this day The Beatles also played at The Cavern Club in Liverpool.
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Dionne Warwick'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.
Bobby Vee enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with his latest release, The Night Has A Thousand Eyes, which will peak at No3.
John Cale, later to become a founder-member of Velvet Underground, plays three solo pieces in a concert at Goldsmiths' College, London, UK.
Frank Sinatra continues his season of concerts at The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Mr. Lonely by Bobby Vinton reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Brenda Lee plays at The Granada, Bedford, UK.
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.
Jackie De Shannon releases a new single, Laurel Canyon, in the USA on Imperial Records.
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The GTOs, a musical group comprised of groupies, release the album Permanent Damage, on Frank Zappa's label Straight Records in the USA.
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.
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Led Zeppelin play the second of two nights at the Hard Rock, Manchester, UK.
The Jam and The New Hearts play at The Locarno, Coventry, UK.
Thin Lizzy play at The Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales, 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.
Murderdolls and The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster play at The Waterfront, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK.
Manic Street Preachers play at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
Reef play at The Academy, Bristol, England, UK.
The Stereophonics announce that they have recruited a new drummer, Javier Weyler.
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Cast play at the O2 Acedemy, Bristol, UK.
Ryan Adams plays at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
The String Cheese Incident play the first of three nights at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Young Jeezy plays at The Congress Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Cranberries play at Elispace, Beauvais, France, Europe.
Mull Historical Society play at King Tut's, Glasgow, Scotland, with a set based entirely on fan requests.
Linkin Park, Rise Against, Bush, Gaslight Anthem, Garbage, 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.
Swedish House Mafia play at The Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
Madness play at The Pavilions, Plymouth, UK.
At a Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets basketball game in New York City, USA, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Beyonce and Jay-Z.
Abba Monopoly, an Abba-oriented version of the popular board game, is made available to buy via the band's website.