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Inventor Joshua C. Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA patents the Steam Calliope - a musical instrument which produces sound by sending steam through large whistles, originally locomotive whistles. It is described as an "Apparatus for Producing Music by Steam or Compressed Air".
Two Danish engineers, Axel Petersen and Arnold Poulsen found The Electrical Phono Film Company, with the aim of exploring the possibility of high-class recording and developing one of the first synchronized sound film systems in the world.
Jimmie Long and Gene Autry, with two Hawaiian guitars, record My Dreaming of You and My Alabama for Victor Records. This is Autry's first recording, but he will go on to become America's most famous singing cowboy.
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.
Pat Burke, sax and flute player of UK inter-racial 60s UK hitmakers The Foundations, is born in Jamaica.
Hawaiian vocalist Alfred Apaka records Moon Over Burma at Victor Studios, New York City, USA.
Jan Savitt And His Orchestra play at Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Blues vocalist and guitarist Luther 'Badman' Keith is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Hideaki Kato is born in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, Asia. He will find success as guitarist and singer Reichi "Chabo" Nakaido, best known for his association with influential rock band RC Succession.
The Frank Sinatra Show, broadcast live on CBS-tv from New York City, USA, includes guests Perry Como, Frankie Laine and Patti Andrews and The Andrews Sisters.
Leon Payne records He Is The Light Of The World, Jesus Paid The Price, Gentle Hands and Golden Harvest, at Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The revue An Evening With Beatrice Lillie is presented at The Booth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 276 performances. As well as its actress-singer star, the show features piano duettists Eddie And Rack.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
The Drifters, George Shearing and the Lucky Millinder Orchestra play the first night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
B.B. King plays in Camden, Arkansas, USA, for a fee of $500.
Jorge Lopez Ruiz records the George Gershwin composition Summertime for Vik Records in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Matt Monro and his manager Don Black are staying at The Savoy Hilton Hotel.
The Big Three play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The stage musical She Loves Me with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick is playing at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 301 performances.
The Hollies play at The Floral Hall, Southport, England, UK.
The rock musical Hair (which includes a scene with a fully nude cast) is presented during a run of 1,997 performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe. The cast includes Marsha Hunt, Paul Nicholas, Sonja Kristina and Jimmy Winston.
Fleetwood Mac record a live session for BBC Radio 1 show Radio 1 Club at the Playhouse Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Aretha Franklin is recording material for her album This Girl's In Love With You at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida, USA.
King Crimson play at The University of York, York, England, UK, Europe.
David Bowie appears on BBC-tv music chart show Top Of The Pops, performing Space Oddity at Lime Grove Studios, West London, England, UK, Europe. Other acts on the show include Lou Christie, Esther Ofarim and The Temptations.
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.
Yoko Ono holds an art exhibition, This Is Not Here, in the Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York State, USA. The day is also John Lennon's 31st birthday, for which a party is held at the Hotel Syracuse, attended by Ringo Starr, Phil Spector, Nicky Hopkins, Jim Keltner and others.
Black Sabbath play at The Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA.
Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart releases a solo album, Rolling Thunder, in the USA.
Paul McCartney enters the UK singles chart with Tug Of War, which will peak at No53 during a three-week run.
Black Sabbath begin a UK tour at The Empire, Liverpool.
Bob Dylan plays at The Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York State.
On their Unmasked tour, Kiss play at Eriksdalshallen, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, supported by Iron Maiden.
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On their Fair Warning Tour [aka the W.D.F.A. (We Don't Fuck Around) Tour] Van Halen play at San Antonio Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Ringo Starr appears on UK tv show Good Morning Britain, to promote the new tv series Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends, for which he is the narrator.
Attila The Stockbroker plays at Pennyies, Norwich, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Neutroics.
Dumpy's Rusty Nuts play at The Cherry Tree, Runcorn, England, UK, Europe.
The Fall play at The Hacienda, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The legendary Wibbling Rivalry tapes, documenting a ruckus twixt brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis, are released by Fierce Panda Records.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at The Messehall, Hanover, Germany, Europe.
Mute Math and Eisley play at The House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Pink, Beth Ditto and Twiggy are among the entertainment world stars who turn up for Stella McCartney's show at the Paris Fashion week in Paris, France. Pink is reportedly very upset by Kanye West's insistence that the show needs more fur, and subsequently criticises him in public for his attitude.
Santana plays at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
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.
Poetry/music collective Little Machine play at The Manchester Litfest, Manchester, UK.
Slash plays at The NIA, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
On his x (Multiply) tour, Ed Sheeran plays the second of two nights at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
Selena Gomez releases a new LP, Revival, in the USA.
While in rehab to deal with "anxiety, panic attacks and depression", Selena Gomez has breakfast with her grandparents at The Riverstone Restaurant, Townshend, Tennessee, USA.