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James Ostend Brown is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He will find success as jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader Pete Brown.
Let's Take An Old-Fashioned Walk by Ada Jones and Billy Murray enters the popular music chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
The Automatic Musical Instrument Co. (AMI) is founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan, by the merging of two local companies. The company manufactures coin-operated phonographs (the forerunners of jukeboxes) and other mechanical musical devices.
Jazz guitarist, bandleader, composer, vocalist and recording artist Malcolm Mitchell is born in London, UK. Among many other achievements, he will become the first British musician to play with Duke Ellington and earn money for doing so. [N.B. In 1933, the Duke of Windsor had insisted on sitting in on drums with the Ellington band when it visited Britain but he didn't get paid].
Billie Holiday and the Count Basie Orchestra play the fifth night of a week at the Apollo Theater, Harlem">Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
A series of co-ordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria is carried out by stormtroopers and civilians. At least 91 Jews are killed in the attacks, and a further 30,000 arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps. This infamous night will become known as Kristallnacht, aka The Night of Broken Glass. The song Crystal Morning by The Dillinger Escape Plan refers to this night.
Doris Day records It Had To Be You and My Buddy, in Hollywood, California, USA.
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.
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.
Frankie Masters And His Orchestra are playing for the Ice Show - Calendar Capers - at The Boulevard Room of The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frankie Laine is playing at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Jeri Southern.
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 Everly Brothers make their first studio recordings at Castle Studio in the Old Tulane Hotel recording studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, The songs are their own compositions, The Sun Keep Shining, Keep A-lovin Me, If Her Life Isn't True and That's The Life I Have To Live.
Buddy Holly attends the WSM Fifth Annual National Disc Jockey Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, where he is shortly to undertake his third recording session for Decca Records.
TV actor and singer Larry Hovis records Do I Love You and Silly Tears in Los Angeles, California, USA for Capitol Records.
The Art Blakey Band records Mirage, Dinga, Reflection and other tracks at Manhattan Towers, New York City for Blue Note Records.
Hound Dog by Elvis Presley becomes the first rock'n'roll song to exceed three million sales in the USA.
The Vandergrift Brothers are playing during a four week long engagement in Rockland, Maine, USA.
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Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No1 during a stay of sixteen weeks.
Mono mixes of The Beatles' songs Michelle, Think For Yourself, What Goes On and Run For Your Life are prepared at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London.
The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
John Mayall plays at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK.
San Francisco band The Grateful Dead play at the Action House, Island Park, New York, USA.
Average White Band plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the eighth of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA.
The Police play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the eighth of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco.
UK 2-Tone band The Beat begin a North American tour in Geneva, New York State, USA.
Eurythmics release a new album, 1984, in the UK.
Cliff Richard plays the last of five nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Liza Minelli plays the seventh of eight days at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his Rei Momo solo tour, David Byrne of Talking Heads plays at The Lyric Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Soundgarden and Rocket From The Crypt play the first of two nights at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sheena Easton marries her fourth husband, John Minoli, a plastic surgeon from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Rolling Stones play the second of two nights at The Hong Kong Harbour Fest. The festival, which ends with this show, is part of a government-underwritten HK$1 billion program of high profile concerts running for almost a month, intended to help revive the economy of Hong Kong after the SARS epidemic.
Show Of Hands play in The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Elvis Presley, Michael McDonald, Little Richard, Randy Travis, Trace Adkins and Martina McBride are added to the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
A fire in Neil Young's 10,000 sq ft garage at 593 Quarry Road, La Honda, San Francisco, California, USA, destroys around $1m worth of the singer's memorabilia.
Taylor Swift releases a new single, Back To December, on Big Machine Records in the USA.
Cee Lo Green releases the album The Lady Killer in the USA.
It is announced via the Big Country Facebook page that Mike Peters has left the band.
Bonnie Dobson plays at The Kalamazoo Club, Hornsey, London, England, UK, Europe. Dobson's best-known composition, Morning Dew, became an international standard, covered by Fred Neil, The Grateful Dead, Tim Rose and Devo, to name but a few.
One Direction scoop three prizes at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards in the SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland. Despite not being able to attend in person, the group wins in the categories for Best Pop, Best Live and Biggest Fans . Other winners include Katy Perry, Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer, each of whom secure two wins each. The show is hosted by Nicki Minaj, and Ozzy Osbourne wins the Global Icon Award.
Crewel Intentions play at The Mantague Arms, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Dumb And Confused tour, Rat Boy play at The Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Culture Club, Belinda Carlisle and Tom Bailey play at Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.