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The musical comedy The Strollers is being presented at The Knickerbocker Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of seventy performances.
A Chinese Honeymoon, billed as 'The English Musical Sensation' is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
Musical extravaganza, The Defender, is playing at The Herald Square Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of sixty performances. The show is best remembered for introducing the song In The Good Old Summer Time, which will become a popular standard.
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.
Music publisher Henry Waterson dies at his home in Porter's Corners near Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA. Waterson is best-known as the publisher who gave Irving Berlin his first big break, and later formed the company Waterson, Berlin And Snyder with the composer.
Al Jolson, Martha Raye, Ruby Keeler, Jack Whiting and "America's Most Beautiful Girls" are appearing in the musical comedy Hold On To Your Hats at The Grand Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra, with vocalist Frank Sinatra, continue with their fourteen–week engagement at The Astor Hotel, New York City, USA.
Revered jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will work with Miles Davis, Charles Lloyd and many others.
Hank Williams misses a scheduled appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Two days later, Opry manager Jim Denny will fire Williams.
Popular NBC tv series All Star Summer Revue in the USA features performances by The Beverly Sisters and The Wild Bill Davis Trio.
Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Holly And The Crickets, Otis Rush and The Cadillacs begin a one-week residency at The Royal Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Micky Ashman And His Ragtime Jazz band play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashton, England, UK, Europe.
Count Basie And His Orchestra play at Dans In, Grona Lund, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The Moody Blues play at The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire, UK.
Buddy Greco begins a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK.
TV rock show Where The Action Is, in the USA, features James Brown performing Try Me and Prisoner of Love; Nino Tempo And April Stevens performing Deep Purple and Swing Me.
Harry Belafonte opens at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA, for four weeks.
Barbra Streisand plays at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Quicksilver Messenger Service play at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
Herman's Hermits, The Who and Blues Magoos play at the Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Moby Grape play the second of three nights at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
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 Cream release their third album Wheels Of Fire on Polydor Records in the UK, Europe.
The first day of the Mariposa Folk Festival in Centre Island, Orillia, Ontario, Canada, features Bukka White, Joni Mitchell, Oscar Brand and others.
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Steppenwolf play the first of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
UK jazz-blues band Earth decides to re-name itself Black Sabbath, because another band called Earth already exists.
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After signing to Virgin Records in the afternoon, XTC play at the Music Machine, London, England, UK, Europe.
Muddy Waters performs at a picnic for U.S. President Jimmy Carter at The White House, Washington DC, USA.
Rickie Lee Jones appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in the USA.
Back In Black by AC/DC tops the UK album chart.
The Fire Engines play at Valentino's, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Cure play the first of two nights at The Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
While trying to organise his Farm Aid Concert, Willie Nelson meets with Illinois governor James R Thompson (a golfing buddy) who offers him the University of Illinois’ football stadium as a venue for the event.
On their Southern Accents tour, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at The Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
Anotherloverholenyohead by Prince peaks at No63 in the Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Chart.
The over-hyped debut album by Sigue Sigue Sputnik enters the UK chart at No10. That night, the band's drummer, Ray Mayhew, is involved in a fight at the Limelight Club with Boy George's brother, Kevin O'Dowd.
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.
Coldplay play at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Sugar Water Festival, featuring Erykah Badu, Queen Latifah and Jill Scott, plays the first of two nights at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA. The festival is designed to bring awareness of health issues to African-American women.
Tommy Smith is presented with the 2009 Scottish Jazz Expo Award at a ceremony in The Hub in Edinburgh, Scotland. The award recognises outstanding artistic contributions to Scottish Jazz.
It is reported that work has been stopped on Spider-Man - Turn Off the Dark, a Broadway musical adaptation of Spiderman with music by U2, because of cash-flow problems.
Sleigh Bells release a new single, Tell 'Em on Columbia Records in the UK.
The 2010 Teen Choice Awards, recorded the previous night in the Gibson Amphitheater, Los Angeles, California, USA, is broadcast on tv. The event is hosted by Katy Perry. Winners include Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. The show features live performances by Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo and others.
Band Of Horses release a new single, Factory, in the UK on Columbia Records.
Record producer and songwriter RedOne, famed for his work with Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and others, announces that he is launching his own record label, 2101 Records.
Arctic Monkeys play at The House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The UK's massive HMV Group posts a pre-tax loss of £38.6m for the 12 months ending in April 2012, compared to a flat figure the year before. Overall like-for-like sales are down 12.1%, as physical music value fell 19%.
On her ArtRave : The Artpop Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Hot Tuna play at Kent Stage, Kent, Ohio, USA.
During their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at AT+T Park, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by The Struts. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.