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Fantasy musical The Wizard Of Oz is being presented at The Grand Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Rockland County Times newspaper of New York State, reports on the rapid growth of the 'talking machine' industry, noting that the American Graphophone Company factory in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA, turns out one thousand "graphophones" every day.
A trademark application is filed in the USA for Talk-O-Photo records, a joint venture between recording pioneer Victor Hugo Emerson and physical fitness expert R.B. ("Pat") Wheelan. Costing 35? each or three for $1, Talk-O-Photo records were pressed in transparent plastic laminated over a cardboard base and featured short talks and recitations by silent film stars.
Singing trio The Gumm Sisters play the first of seven nights at the Fox West Coast Theatre, Long Beach, California, USA. One of the sisters, Frances Gumm, will find stardom after a name change to Judy Garland.
Bert Ambrose And His orchestra with Jack Cooper on vocals, record It's An Old Southern Custom, in London, UK.
Count Basie And His Orchestra record Good Morning Blues in New York City, USA, for Decca Records.
Gillian Scalici is born in New York City, USA. She will find success as a singer and actor performing in several New York Broadway musicals during the 70s.
George Morgan records One Woman Man, Please Believe, Harbor Of Broken Hearts, Will The Angels Let Me Play and Can You Trust Me Again, at Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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.
Bruce Thomas, who will play bass for Elvis Costello, is born in Sheffield, UK.
Fats Domino begins a week of dates at Club Bolero, Wildwood-by-the- Sea, New Jersey, USA.
Brownie McGee plays at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Coasters, Milt Buckner, Tiny Topsy and The Jesse Powell Combo play the third night of one week at the Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C., USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
The Rock Hudson movie Come September, featuring Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee, opens in the USA.
Max Roach And His Orchestra record Man From South Africa at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Impulse Records.
Brenda Lee plays at The Concord Hotel, Lake Kiamesha, New York State, USA.
A + M Records, part-owned by trumpeter Herb Alpert, releases its first single, The Lonely Bull by Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass in the USA.
The first edition of a new tv pop music show, Ready, Steady, Go!, presented by Keith Fordyce and David Gell, is broadcast in the UK. Artists appearing include Pat Boone, Billy Fury, Burl Ives, Chris Barber and Brian Poole And The Tremeloes. Dance band leader Joe Loss judges a dance contest.
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The Mariposa Folk Festival, a three-day event, comes to an end in Maple Leaf Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Artists appearing over the course of the event include The Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tom Kines, Jacqueline And Bridie and others. On her way to perform at this event, Joni Mitchell composes her first song, Day After Day.
Herman's Hermits play the first of three nights at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Byrds play at The Flamingo Club, Soho, London, England, UK, and appear on the BBC tv show Gadzooks.
John Lennon of The Beatles acts as producer for The Silkie, when they record a version of his song You've Got To Hide Your Love Away. John Lennon is on guitar and George Harrison plays tambourine.
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Herman's Hermits, The Who and Blues Magoos play at the Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
The musical comedy The Happy Time is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
The Serendipity Singers are playing at The Embers, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Yes play at Bracknell Sports Centre, Bracknell, UK, Europe.
Roy Orbison plays the fifth night of a four-week residency at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe. On the same day, Orbison appears on UK radio programme The Joe Loss Show.
Blind Faith play at The PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The band includes guitarist Eric Clapton and keyboard-player Steve Winwood.
The Eagles play as part of The Summer Of Stars concert series in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bankrobber by The Clash enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No12.
The Cure play the first of two nights at The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
Pink Floyd rack up an impressive three multi-platinum album awards from the R.I.A.A. in the USA, as follows : The Wall – 7x platinum; Wish You Were Here – 4x platinum; Animals – 3x platinum.
The Who play the last of three nights at Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Neil Diamond is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for sales of the hit compilation Classics – The Early Years.
The B-52's play at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
On her Farewell Tour (aka The Foreign Affair tour), Tina Turner plays at Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Italy, Europe.
Lionel Richie and his childhood sweetheart Brenda Harvey are divorced after having been married for nearly eighteen years. Harvey had found him in bed in a Beverly Hills hotel room with his girlfriend Diane Alexander.
On the North American leg of their Virtual XI tour, Iron Maiden play at Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico, USA. This show marks the end of the North American leg of the tour.
Staind release their fifth album, Chapter V, in the USA.
On their This Is Us tour The Backstreet Boys play at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Record producer Carl Davis, considered an architect of 'The Chicago Sound' dies at his home in Summerville, South Carolina, USA, aged 77, after a period spent suffering from lung disease. Songs produced by Davis include Gene Chandler's 1962 smash Duke of Earl, Jackie Wilson's 1967 hit [Your Love Keeps Lifting Me] Higher and Higher, Major Lance's Monkey Time [1963] and the Chi-Lites 1972 ballad Oh Girl.
In the wake of severe flooding, Snow Patrol play at Araneta Coliseum, Manila, The Philippines, Asia.
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Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding play at The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Those Darlins play at The Echo, Los Angeles, California, USA.
One Direction play at Gilette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA.
Kasabian play at The Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA.