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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 "
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
And His orchestra with Jack Cooper on vocals, record It's An Old Southern Custom, in London, UK.
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.
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
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.
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.
plays at The Concord Hotel, Lake Kiamesha, New York State, USA.
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.
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
, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
play at Bracknell Sports Centre, Bracknell, UK, Europe.
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
play as part of The Summer Of Stars concert series in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
play the first of two nights at The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
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.
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.
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.
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
1967 hit [Your Love Keeps Lifting Me] Higher and Higher, Major
Lance's Monkey Time  and the Chi-Lites 1972 ballad Oh Girl.
In the wake of severe flooding, Snow Patrol
play at Araneta Coliseum, Manila, The Philippines, Asia.
play at Gilette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA.