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Milton Mesirow is born in Chicago, Illinois. He will find a measure of fame as jazz clarinettist and saxophonist Mezz Mezzrow.
Milt Franklyn's Band performs A Jazz Wedding, for the second of three nights at the Stanford Theatre Playhouse, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Jazz cornet virtuoso Bix Beiderbecke spends the twenty-seventh of 36 nights in the Keeley Institute, Dwight, Illinois, USA, being treated for delerium tremens caused by his heavy drinking.
Bennie Moten and His Orchestra play the third night of a week of shows at The Pearl Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Leroy Fann, bass vocalist of successful 60s group Ruby And The Romantics, is born in Akron, Ohio, USA.
The musical revue Boys And Girls Together, with music by Sammy Fain, is playing at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 191 performances.
Future Creedence Clearwater Revival guitarist Tom Fogerty is born in Berkeley, California, USA.
Popular vocalist Jo Stafford, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra records Over The Rainbow, Yesterdays and Georgia On My Mind at Radio Recorders' studios in Hollywood, California, USA. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the album Jo Stafford With Paul Weston And His Orchestra.
The musical comedy, Call Me Madam, with music by Irving Berlin and starring Ethel Merman, is playing at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 644 performances.
Jazz trumpeter Bill Coleman And His Orchestra record The Blues Jumped Out And Got Me, in Paris, France, Europe, for Philips Records.
Tv series Cavalcade Of Stars on the DuMont Television Network in the USA features popular vocalist Alan Dale, with Bob Fosse, Jackie Gleason and Roberta Sherwood.
Violinist Gene Pringle And His Orchestra with 'songstress' Lilli Malloy is playing at The Lotus Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys record a new single, Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud, Music) for Columbia Records in the USA.
Harry Belafonte records Jamaica Farewell as the final track during sessions for his RCA Victor album Calypso, at Webster Hall, New York City.
Hound Dog by Elvis Presley becomes the first rock'n'roll song to exceed three million sales in the USA.
Heavenly by Johnny Mathis reaches No1 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA.
The Willis Jackson Quartet records On the Sunny Side Of The Street, When I Fall In Love, September Song and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
El Paso by Marty Robbins enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
The musical Irma La Douce is presented at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA during a total of 524 Broadway performances.
George Brunis is playing at Basin Street in The French Village, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Tubby Hayes Quartet and The Norman Stenfalt Quartet with guest singer Elaine Detmar, perform live on the BBC Light Programme radio show Jazz Club in London, England, UK, Europe.
Jamaican newspaper The Star runs a full-page feature about the spread in popularity of the Hully Gully dance craze in Jamaica, Caribbean.
Brook Benton plays the last night in a week of shows at The Roberts Show Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Johnny Mathis plays at The Academy Of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bobby Vee and The Crickets play at The Gaumont, Worcester, UK. Tickets cost £6.
Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Solomon Burke, BB King, Chuck Jackson, and Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, with Jimi Hendrix a temporary member of his band, come to the end of a Henry Wynn's Supersonic Attractions Tour of the Southern States of the USA.
Country Joe and The Fish and Neon Gothic play the fourth of five nights at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA. They also fit in a show at Moe's Books, Berkeley.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers release their eponymous debut album on Shelter Records in the USA.
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Duran Duran play the first of two nights at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Cheap Trick play at The Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, Colorado, USA.
When The Cure play at The Bismark Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA, their leader Robert Smith gives up smoking.
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Iron Maiden play at The Hammerleinhalle, Nuremburg, Germany, Europe, supported by Motley Crue.
Jan Hammer reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with the Theme From Miami Vice.
The Washington Guitar Quartet with Charlie Byrd plays at The Arts Centre, College Of DuPage, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Cream becomes the fifth Billboard singles chart-topper in the USA for Prince. Simultaneously, his LP Diamonds And Pearls peaks at No3.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the fourth of five nights at the Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico.
Viewers of the UK music channel VH1 vote I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston as the No1 most romantic song ever. Elvis Presley's You Were Always On My Mind takes second place, while My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion is voted in at No3.
Biffy Clyro release their fifth studio album, Only Revolutions, on 14th Floor Records in the UK.
George Benson plays in the Regent Theatre, Melbourne, Australia.
Cee Lo Green releases the album The Lady Killer in the USA.
A Perfect Circle play the second of three sold out nights at The Avalon, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at the Palasport, Padova, Italy, Europe.
Soundgarden play at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK.
Savages, The Palma Violets and Saint Michel play at La Boule Noire, Paris, France, Europe.
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.
On their Bula Quo Tour, Status Quo play at The AWD-Hall, Hannover, Germany, Europe.
Frankie Davies launches her debut album, Wherever I Go, with a live show at The Acorn, Penzance, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe.
Lady Gaga is one of many celebrities forced to evacuate their homes because of due to the wildfires blazing across Ventura County, California, USA.
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