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Musical comedy The Toreador is presented at The Gaiety Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 675 performances.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a lengthy run.
Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, record Old Musical Comedy Gems Parts 1 and 2, and Good Old Dances Parts 1 and 2, HMV Records in The Queens Small Hall, London, UK.
Blues-jazz vocalist Margaret Webster records You've Got To Give Me Some, for Okeh Records in New York City, USA, with Charlie Green on trumpet, Clarence Williams on piano and Floyd Casey on washboard.
Generators at Boulder Dam, later re-named The Hoover Dam, on the border between the states of Arizona and Nevada in the USA, begin generating electricity from the Colorado River and transmitting it 266 miles to Los Angeles, California. In 1992, Bob Mould of Sugar will be inspired to write his song Hoover Dam, and in 2008 Hugh Cornwell will release an album entitled Hooverdam.
Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra record The Right Idea, The Wrong Idea, Oh What You Said, Night Glow and Ogoun Badagtis [Voodoo War God] for Bluebird Records in Hollywood, California, USA.
Jan Savitt And His Orchestra play at Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Leroy Anderson, an American composer of short, light concert pieces, finishes work on his latest composition, The Typewriter, in which the main 'musical instrument' used is a typewriter. The piece will become unexpectedly popular with recordings made by many artists, including Arthur Fiedler with the Boston Pops, guitarist Alan Hanlon, Spike Jones, Frederick Fennell with the Eastman Orchestra and also with the Tokyo Wind Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin with the St Louis Symphony, Pinchas Steinberg with the Cologne Radio Orchestra, pianist Marco Rizo, and the 101 Strings.
The James Moody Quartet records Nath, I Can't Get Started, Embraceable You, St. Louis Blues and other tracks for Prestige Records in Paris, France, Europe.
With Oop Shoop, Shirley Gunter and The Queens become the first black all-female R'n'B group to enter the Billboard US r'n'b singles chart. On the same day, George A. Miller, president of America's Music Operators of America, publicly denounces the sexual innuendoes contained in some R&B records, such as Annie Had A Baby by Hank Ballard And The Midniters.
The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in Toledo, Ohio, USA. with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell.
The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in Toledo, Ohio, USA. with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell.
The Beatles play the sixth night of a lengthy residency at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany.
Lonzo And Oscar play the first of three nights in Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
The Chantels, The Bobbettes, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Tiny Topsy and Big Maybelle play the last of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Flatt and Scruggs play a live concert in Terrell, Arkansas, USA.
It is reported that Cadence Recordss in the USA is launching a new music carrying format under the name 'The Cadence Little LP'. Essentially this is a 7" 33 1/3 rpm disc featuring six tracks, aimed at the teenage market. Artists featured on the 'Little LP' format will include The Everly Brothers, Johnny Tillotson, The Chordettes and Eddie Hodges. (The format will not achieve any great success, although the subsequent development of 45rpm Extended Play discs (EP), usually featuring four tracks, will prove successful).
Bobby Wood releases a new single, Human Emotions / Everybody's Searching, on Sun Records in the USA.
The Big Three play a lunchtime session at The Cavern, Liverpool, UK.
The Beach Boys sign an agreement with Capitol Records whereby the company agrees to pay local union dues and membership fees for band members Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson and Mike Love.
Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders reveal in UK pop weekly the NME [New Musical Express] that they took their name from a horror movie.
Yesterday by The Beatles starts a four week run at No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart.
Ike And Tina Turner And Their All-Star Revue plays at The 2 Plus 2 Club, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band plays at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
The Beatles record Why Don't We Do It In The Road in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. McCartney had 'composed' this brief and simplistic 'song' while in India, after seeing two monkeys copulating openly in the street.
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The Carpenters release the album Offering, in the USA on A+M Records.
Big Mama Thornton, Big Brother And The Holding Company, Joy Of Cooking, Nick Gravenites and Los Tigres Del Norte play at Pauley Ballroom, Berkeley, California, USA.
Black Sabbath begin a UK tour at The Empire, Liverpool.
The Rolling Stones play at Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, with supporting acts including The J. Geils Band, George Thorogood and Prince. Among the 90,000 fans are Bob Dylan, Peter O'Toole and Jack Nicholson. Across town, on the same day, a seven foot high bronze statue of John Lennon is unveiled outside City Hall.
Squeeze play at The Royal Centre, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Nomads begin a European tour with a show at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe. Support band is The Lighthouse Keepers.
The Balham Alligators play at The Dublin Castle, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Rent Party play at Napier College, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Torme (aka Bernie Torme) plays at The Royal Naval Club, Tonypandy, Wales, UK, Europe.
Girlfriend, the second single by Billie Piper, is awarded a UK Silver Disc by the BPI.
Cara Dillon plays at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK.
Joe Brown plays at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Little Lion Man by Mumford And Sons reaches No1 in the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in the USA.
Tim Robbins and The Rogues Gallery Band play at Espace Julien, Marseille, France.
Jazz vocalist Sachal Vasandani plays at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK, during the Rejoice! Festival.
Country music star Dierks Bentley takes his Miles And Music For Kids charity motorcycle ride and concert to Chicago, Illinois, USA. The charity ride departs from the Fox River Harley-Davidson and ends with a street festival outside Joe's Bar featuring Bentley, The Eli Young Band, Jerrod Niemann and others.
The Vaccines are among the artists performing live on UK tv show Later With Jools Holland.
Bret Michaels attends the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Bret Michael's Hospitality And Music Room at St. Joseph's Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Van Dyke Parks releases a new LP, Songs Cycled, on the Bananastan label in the USA.
The Vaccines are among the artists performing live on UK tv show Later With Jools Holland.
Following personal disagreements, The Jonas Brothers cancel their upcoming major tour.
On his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays the second of two nights at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia.
On her ArtRave : The Artpop Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays at The O2 World, Berlin, Germany, Europe, supported by Lady Starlight.