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The musical play A Country Girl, or Town and Country, with music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens, is performed at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 729 performances.
The Williams And Walker Company's pioneering African-American musical In Dahomey closes at The Grand Opera House, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of seventeen performances.
David Bispham, The Honey Boy Minstrels (led by George 'Honey Boy' Evans) and Mack And Walker are playing at B.F.Keith's Theatre, Washington, DC, USA.
Musical The Blue Paradise is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 356 performances.
Two sermons, Must Be Born Again and Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting, by the Reverend J.M. Gates and his congregation, are recorded by Victor Records in New York City, USA. They will become best-sellers in African-American households.
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra record Some Of These Days and When You're Smiling for OKeh Records in New York City, USA.
Bennie Moten and his Orchestra play the first night of a week of shows in The Graystone Ballroom, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Stripling Brothers record Salty Dog Blues, Chinese Breakdown and other tracks for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Judy Garland undertakes dance rehearsals for the movie Little Nellie Kelly in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in the Panther Room at The Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio.
Glenn Miller And His Orchestra play during a week at the RKO Keith Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, 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.
Big Maybelle releases a new single, One Monkey Don't Stop No Show/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, on OKeh Records in the USA.
Finnish rock'n'roll pioneers Onni Gideon And his Orchestra play at the Natsa Youth Club, Helsinki.
Singer, dancer, and comedian Jerry Lewis plays at Ben Maksik's Town And Country Club, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Connie Francis plays the fifth night of four weeks at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single A Mess Of Blues by Elvis Presley.
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Monty Sunshine's Jazz Band play at St. George's Hall, Bradford, England, UK, Europe, supported by Beryl Bryden.
Lester Wilburn becomes the first of The Wilburn Brothers to get married, taking Linda Todd as his bride.
The Black And White Minstrel Show by The George Mitchell Minstrels returns to the No1 position in the UK albums chart for the third time.
Patsy Cline records That's How A Heartache Begins and other tracks for Decca Records at Bradley Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Beatles play at Queen's Hall, Widnes, UK.
Elvis Presley is filming his next movie, Paradise Hawaiian Style at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Temptations, Martha And The Vandellas, Brenda Holloway, Patti LaBelle And The Bluebelles and The Beau Brummels play the eighth night of a ten day season, promoted by top radio DJ Murray The K, at the Brooklyn Fox Theatre, New York City, USA.
Sonny Stitt Quintet records I Want To Be Happy, Love On The Rocks, Blue Lights, Up And Over, Scramble, Pride And Passions and 'Nuff Guff for Prestige Records in New York City, USA.
The Blues Project play during eight nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
Trini Lopez is playing during three weeks at Harrah's, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Joan Baez plays the second of two nights at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Kaleidoscope and Sea Train play the first of six nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
America's NET tv broadcasts The World Of John Hammond, a special about the life and work of Columbia Records executive John Hammond, including a live performance by Bob Dylan.
Bob Dylan releases a new album, Hard Rain, in the USA on Columbia Records.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at The University of New Mexico Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Iron Maiden play their final concert with their original singer, Paul Di’Anno, at Odd Fellow Palæet, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He will be sacked barely one month later, and immediately replaced by former Samson vocalist Bruce Dickinson.
Peter Gabriel releases his fourth solo album, Peter Gabriel, in the UK. All of Gabriel's abum up to this point have had the same name.
The Beach Boys play in Hutchinson, Kansas, USA.
REO Speedwagon play the first of four nights in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Morris sey Mullen band plays at The Half Moon, Putney, London, England, UK, Europe.
Redgum play at The Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bad Company and Damn Yankees play at The Music Hall, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
The Blue Nile release a new single, Headlights On The Parade, on Linn/A+M Records in the UK.
Ten Years After play at Theater Fabrik, Munich, Germany, Europe.
The second day of a three day long Bruce Springsteen Symposium takes place at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. The event includes over 150 academic papers including 'A Marxist perspective On Darkness On the Edge Of Town' and 'The Boss And The Bible'.
Elton John plays at The MCI Centre, Washington DC, USA.
The Sugarhill Festival comes to an end at Warren Farm, Liddington Warren, near Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Acts appearing over the three days of the event have included Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero, Connie Lush And Bluesshouter, the Hamsters, Matt Schofield, Papa George, Paul Williams And Blue Thunder, The Robin Bibi Band, Sam Kelly's Station House and Nicky Moore's Blues Corporation.
Rihanna releases a new single, The Only Girl In The World, in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and The Netherlands.
The Cure headline the Bestival 2011, at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, UK. Also on the bill is PJ Harvey.
During their Mechanical Bull Tour, Kings Of Leon play at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Jarvis Cocker heads up an underwater-themed Proms concert at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.