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The 'musical dream play' Bluebell In Fairyland is presented at The Vaudeville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 300 performances.
A Chinese Honeymoon, billed as 'The English Musical Sensation' is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
Gisele MacKenzie is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She will find fame as a singer, best-known for her performances on the popular television program Your Hit Parade.
David Chapman is born in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA. In a long career as a jazz saxophonist and clarinettist he will play and/or record with the Nat Pierce Band, Herb Pomeroy, the Artie Shaw Orchestra and the Tommy Dorsey / Buddy Morrow Band.
The musical Woof, Woof is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 46 performances.
The Leo Reisman Orchestra records What Is This Thing Called Love? and She's Such A Comfort To Me for Victor Records in Liederkranz Hall, New York City, USA, but these versions will not be released.
The movie Stormy Weather, starring Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller and others, opens at cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
Singing cowboys Tex Fletcher and Gabe Drake plus pianist Art Kuter play at The Orchid Restaurant, New York City, USA.
Danielle Ebguy is born in Marrakech, Morocco, Africa. She will enjoy international acclaim as singer, composer and author Sapho
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 Harry James Orchestra is playing during four weeks at Cocoanut Grove, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel in his first session for RCA Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
LaVern Baker records Tra-La-La, Miracles and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records.
The Kingston Trio and Rosemary Clooney are the musical guests on tonight's edition of The Perry Como Show on tv in the USA.
The musical Milk And Honey, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
The Kingston Trio are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Sam Cooke plays at The Harlem Square Club, Miami, Florida, USA.
Cliff Richard's latest movie Summer Holiday is premiered at the Warner Theatre in London, UK. Cliff and The Shadows attend the event.
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Vee-Jay Records sign a written agreement with Transglobal Music Co., Inc. which grants Vee-Jay the exclusive right to manufacture and sell phonograph records made from two of The Beatles' master tapes, Please Please Me and Ask Me Why.
Cliff Richard is in the Canary Islands, Spain, Europe, continuing with the filming of his next movie, Wonderful Life.
In his first recording for Smash Records, in their Quonset Hut studio in Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Roger Miller records Less And Less, Why and Ain't That Fine.
Nathan Moore of UK hit-making band Brother Beyond is born in Stamford Hill, London, England, UK.
Come See About Me by The Supremes returns to the No1 slot in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA for another week.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ahmad Jamal is playing during a one-month engagement at The Top Of The Gate, New York City, USA.
Paul Anka is playing during a week of shows at The Roostertail Supper Club in Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by The Lazy Eggs and The Utopias.
The Cream play at The Revolution Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
On a tour to promote their second Smash Records LP, Love Lost And Found, Jay And The Techniques play in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Savoy Brown Blues Band plays at The Thames Hotel, Windsor, near London, England, UK, Europe.
The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
R.E.M. begin seven days of recording in Reflections Sound Studio, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
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When British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher appears on BBC tv childrens' show Saturday Superstore, she reveals that she likes the video for Beautiful Imbalance by Thrashing Doves because it includes "an adorable piglet". At this time, the group is in the ascendant but, after the Thatcher comment, they rise no further. This will give rise to the phrase The Curse Of The Thrashing Doves, which suggests that any musical artist endorsed by a top politician will be doomed to failure.
Pump by Aerosmith is certified as a double-platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Spencer Dryden, drummer of Jefferson Airplane, dies of cancer, at home in Petaluma, California, USA, aged 66.
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Revered San Francisco-based jazz and blues critic Phil Elwood dies aged 79 from heart failure.
In a post on her MySpace.com blog, Courtney Love announces that she intends to follow Radiohead's lead by letting her fans decide how much to pay for her forthcoming album.
On their Up All Night Tour, One Direction play the first of two nights at The Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
On their Suck It And See tour, The Arctic Monkeys play at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia.
Gregg Allman plays at The Saenger Theater, Pensacola, Florida, USA.
Brandy Row plays a solo gig at Belushi's, Covent Garden, London, UK.
Katy Perry and her ex-boyfriend John Mayer are seen out together at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California, USA. They are joined by Girls actress Allison Williams and her fiance Ricky Van Veen.
FOXOS play a sold out show at Volkswagen Halle, Braunschweig, Germany, Europe.
moe. play at The Jewe l Paradise Cove Beach Resort And Spa, Runaway Bay, Jamaica, Caribbean.
Drake and Rihanna are seen at Eagle Rock Plaza Plaza, Los Angeles, California, USA, apparently shooting a music video with some horses on the set.
On his Ultimate tour, Bryan Adams plays at The GCCEC Arena, Gold Coast, Australia, Oceania. Also on the bill are Thirsty Merc.