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Musical comedy The Toreador is presented at The Gaiety Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 675 performances.
Jack Cressy is born in Beverly, Massachusetts, USA. He will find some acclaim as a jazz saxophonist, working with Paul Whiteman, Billie Holiday, Paul Specht and others.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a lengthy run.
Vaudeville stars Weber And Fields open at The Palace Theatre, New York City, USA, earning $3,000 per week. Just two years earlier, they had been earning $40.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
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.
Accordionist Gus Viseur And His Orchestra, with guitarist Pierre Ferret (nicknamed Baro), record Swing Waltz, Flambee Montalbanaise, Undecided and Rosetta, in Studios Barclay, Paris, France, Europe.
Revered jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will work with Miles Davis, Charles Lloyd and many others.
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.
Ralph Flanagan And His Orchestra are playing at The Beach Walk, Edgewater Beach, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The highest new entry in the Billboard Best Selling Pop Albums Chart in the USA is the Original Cast Sountrack to Singin' In The Rain, entering at No3. With A Song In My Heart by Jane Froman remains at No1.
Cliff Richard is signed to EMI Records in the UK. He will become Britain's most enduring pop-rock idol.
As filming begins on the Hollywood version of the stage musical West Side Story, Marni Nixon, Yvonne Othon, Joanne Miya And Suzie Kaye record I Feel Pretty for Capitol Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
Actor and singer John Raitt is playing during a two-week engagement at The Princess Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Ernest Tubb And His Troubadours play a live concert in Berea, Kentucky, 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.
Nino Tempo And April Stevens play the seventh of fourteen nights at Eddy's Bar And Grill, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Soul vocalist Tommy Hunt plays the seventh night of two weeks at The Peppermint Lounge, New York City, USA.
Lonnie Donegan plays at The Aquarium, Great Yarmouth, England, UK.
Petula Clark plays a live concert in Monaco, Europe.
Sandie Shaw begins recording a new album in London, England, UK.
Buddy Greco begins a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK.
Pop duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are starring in the musical Golden Rainbow, at The Shubert Theater in New York City, USA.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band is playing during ten nights at The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California, USA.
A new rock venue, Mothers, opens in Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. The first night features Duke Sonny.
The Association play at The Cavalcade of Music, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois, USA, supported by The Who.
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Blind Faith play at The PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The band includes guitarist Eric Clapton and keyboard-player Steve Winwood.
Rickie Lee Jones appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in the USA.
Abba reach No1 in the UK singles chart with The Winner Takes It All.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at The Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida, USA.
The Cure play the first of two nights at The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Big River, based on the Mark Twain novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, is playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1005 performances. Featuring music written by country-pop singer-songwriter Roger Miller, the play wins seven Tony awards, including Best Score.
On their Southern Accents tour, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at The Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
The Bangles begin a 15 date North American tour in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their One For All World Tour, The Bee Gees play the first of two nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Faith No More play at West Town Hall, Geelong, Australia, Oceania.
On her Farewell Tour (aka The Foreign Affair tour), Tina Turner plays at Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Italy, Europe.
On their Hot Fuss Tour, The Killers play at Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.
U2's 360 tour plays the first of two nights at Stadium Makimir, Zagreb, Croatia, supported by Snow Patrol.
The four-day-long Lollapalooza Festival comes to an end at Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Acts appearing today include The Killers, Snoop Dogg, Vampire Weekend, Bat For Lashes, Band Of Horses and The Kaiser Chiefs.
Band Of Horses release a new single, Factory, in the UK on Columbia Records.
Universal Music Publishing Group, the parent company of Rondor Music, announces that Rondor has taken action over a line in Katy Perry's single California Gurls. Rondor, owners of the rights to the Beach Boys' 1965 hit song California Girls, have written to Perry's label, Capitol Records, demanding that Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Mike Love get lyric credit and royalties from California Gurls. Simultaneously, Mike Love of The Beach Boys and Katy Perry announce that there is no lawsuit as such.
Sleigh Bells release a new album, Treats, on Columbia Records in the UK.
Pop movie The Sapphires, based on the career of Australian 60s soul quartet The Sapphires, is released to cinemas in Australia.
The Squamish Valley Music festival, a four-day event, continues in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. The headline band for this, the third day, is Arcade Fire.
One Direction play at Gilette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
On her Live 2016 Tour, Adele plays the third of six nights at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Andrea Swift, the mother of Taylor Swift gives testimony in court in Denver, Colorado, USA, during a case in which former KYGO radio presenter David Mueller is suing Taylor Swift for $3m loss of earnings. Mueller lost his job because of an incident in 2013 during which he allegedly groped Swift's bottom at a meet'n'greet.