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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].
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.
And His Orchestra are playing for the Ice Show - Calendar Capers - at The Boulevard Room of The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
The Art Blakey
Band records Mirage, Dinga, Reflection and other tracks at Manhattan Towers, New York City for Blue Note
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.
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
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.
San Francisco band The Grateful Dead
play at the Action House, Island Park, New York, USA.
UK 2-Tone band The Beat begin a North American tour in Geneva, New York State, USA.
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.
releases a new single, Back To December, on Big Machine Records in the USA.
It is announced via the Big Country Facebook page that Mike Peters
has left the band.
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 Dumb And Confused tour, Rat Boy play at The Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.