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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.
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.
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.
plays in Camden, Arkansas, USA, for a fee of $500.
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 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.
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.
record a live session for BBC Radio 1 show Radio 1 Club at the Playhouse Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
play at The University of York, York, England, UK, Europe.
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.
play at The Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA.
drummer Mickey Hart releases a solo album, Rolling Thunder, in the USA.
plays at The Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York State.
On their Unmasked tour, Kiss play at Eriksdalshallen, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, supported by Iron Maiden
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.
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.
, 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.
plays at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
Poetry/music collective Little Machine
play at The Manchester Litfest, Manchester, UK.
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.
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.