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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.
The musical comedy The Sultan Of Sulu is presented at Wallack's Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 192 performances.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
Jazz drumming legend Max Roach is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Johnnie Ray, popular singer known as the Nabob of Sob, is born in Dallas, Oregon, USA.
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 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.
Bluesman Eddy Clearwater [aka Guitar Eddy] is born in Macon, Mississippi, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Paramount Theatre, New York City, USA.
The Harry James Orchestra is playing during four weeks at Cocoanut Grove, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The stage musical My Darlin' Aida, a modern re-make of the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, closes at Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 89 performances.
Liberace is the musical guest on tv series Star Time in the USA.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
The Beach Boys begin an eight day tour of cities on the East Coast of the USA.
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Odetta plays the first night of two weeks at The Prince Charles Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe. Bob Dylan attends the show.
Cliff Richard is in the Canary Islands, Spain, Europe, continuing with the filming of his next movie, Wonderful Life.
TV show Where The Action Is, in the USA, features Neil Diamond performing Cherry Cherry and I've Got A Feeling, plus The Electric Prunes performing I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night.
The musical Hallelujah Baby!, starring Leslie Uggams, is presented at The Martin Beck Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing during a three-week engagement at Harrah's, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Ed Ames is playing during a three-week engagement at The Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Sons Of Champlin play the second of two nights at The New Orleans House, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Country Gentlemen record Spanish Is A Loving Tongue and Johnny Reb at Roy Homer and Associates, Clinton, Maryland, USA.
Johnny Cash and June Carter check into the El Rancho Motel in Sacramento, California, USA, to begin rehearsals for the live album Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison. They are joined later by The Tennessee Three, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers, Johnny's father, Ray Cash, and record producer Bob Johnston.
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The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
John Gary is playing during four weeks at The Fremont Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Ike And Tina Turner, Mongo Santamaria and Fats Domino play the second of two nights at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Earth, Wind And Fire, with Linda Hopkins and The Soul Quintet, perform Elements on the tv series Soul!, in the USA.
On their Sabotage Tour, Black Sabbath play at The Kursaal, Southend, UK.
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Imagine by John Lennon reaches No1 in the UK singles chart, for the first of four weeks.
Black Sabbath play at Granby Halls, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
The Music Of The Night by Salisbury-born actor-singer Michael Crawford enters the singles chart, where it will peak at No7.
Evan Parker plays at LMC, London, England, UK, Europe.
It is reported that country teen star LeAnn Rimes, previously always managed by her father, Wilbur, is now to be managed by Tom Ross, former head of the Creative Artist Agency's music division.
Brian McFadden, formerly of Westlife, confirms rumours that he and Delta Goodrem are romantically linked.
The Brit Award nominations are announced in London, UK, with Scottish band Franz Ferdinand heading up the list. They have a tally of five possible awards, including Best British Group, Album, Breakthrough Act, Rock Act and Live Act.
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.
Sonic Youth play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bruno Mars releases a new single, Grenade in the UK.
N.E.R.D. play at Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Beirut play at The Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia.
Zola play at Catch, London, UK.
Claude Nobs, founder of The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, dies aged 76 in Lausanne, Switzerland, Europe. Nobs had suffered an accident while nordic skiing in Switzerland and fell into a coma from which he did not recover. (Nobs is immortalised by a mention in the lyric of the Deep Purple song Smoke On The Water)
UB40 play at The Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth, New Zealand, Oceania.
On her Badlands tour, Halsey plays at The Southbound Festival, Busselton, Western Australia, Oceania.
It is reported that tickets to see Adele perform in the UK are being sold by secondary ticketing agencies for almost £2,000 - despite the singer attempting to crackdown against touts.
On his Original High Tour, Adam Lambert plays at Blue Live, Hiroshima, Japan, Asia.
Rapper Soulja Boy's house in Los Angeles, California, USA, is burgled, with the burglar netting $10,000 (£8,150) in cash and $12,000 (£9,780) worth of jewellery.
The Cribs play at The Junction, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.