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Jessie Bartlett Davis, The Young America Quintette, Johnson And Dean [billed as 'Originators of The Kinetoscope Rag Dance'], and others play the second night of a week at The Orpheum, San Francisco, California, USA.
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.
Joe Welch, Talkative Miss Norton, Refined vocalists Mr. And Mrs. Waterous, and musical novelty duo Collins And Ma Dell play during a week of shows at The Grand, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
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.
Elsie Baker records the Jerome Kern composition Those Come-Hither Eyes for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
The Ziegfeld Follies of 1915 is playing at The New Amsterdam Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Bessie Clayton, Bud Fisher, Gertrude Vanderbilt, Josie Heather And Eddie Ross, McConnel And Simpson, Palfrey, Hall And Brown, Harris And Manion and Romalo And Delano are playing the Vaudeville show at The Palace Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bennie Moten and his Orchestra play the first night of a week of shows in The Graystone Ballroom, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Garland Sisters [formerly The Gumm Sisters] play the fourth of seven nights at the Michigan Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA. One of the sisters, Frances Gumm, will find stardom after a name change to Judy Garland.
The Swing Rhythm Boys record Somebody Stole My Gal and Some Of These Days in London, UK.
Funk, soul, and jazz composer and vibraphone player Roy Ayers is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Irving Berlin musical Louisiana Purchase is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 444 performances.
Anthony Joseph Perry is born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success as Joe Perry, lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for Aerosmith.
Brian Epstein, later to become manager of The Beatles, starts work in his father's furniture store in Liverpool, UK.
Martha Raye is playing at The Latin Quarter, New York City, USA, during a four week run.
Hoagy Carmichael has the first day of a two-day recording session during which he records Georgia On My Mind, Two Sleepy People and other tracks with the Johnny Mandel Orchestra, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Four Freshmen record Candy at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
The highest new entry in the NME UK singles charts for the week ended on this date is Walk - Don't Run by The Ventures, entering at No25.
The BBC in the UK bans the American hit single Monster Mash by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett for being 'offensive'.
The Coasters, The Contours and Aretha Franklin play on the opening night of The Zanzibar Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Johnny Cash plays at Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, Nebraska, 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.
Fats Domino is playing the second of five nights at Club Laurel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Silkie release their version of You've Got To Hide Your Love Away on Fontana Records in the UK. The song is written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles. The record is produced by Lennon, with McCartney adding some guitar parts.
The Hollies play at The Top Of The World, Stafford, England, UK.
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.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
Johnny Tillotson is undertaking a tour of American Military bases in Germany, Europe.
The Mothers Of Invention are recording My Head! in Sunset Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sugar Babies - The Burlesque Musical, starring Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney, is presented at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1208 performances.
On their Fair Warning Tour [aka the W.D.F.A. (We Don't Fuck Around) Tour] Van Halen play at Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Beach Boys play in Hutchinson, Kansas, USA.
The Morris sey Mullen band plays at The Half Moon, Putney, London, England, UK, Europe.
Gloria Gaynor plays at The Inn On The Park, Jersey, UK, Europe.
The Smiths American tour comes to a premature end after the gig at the Bay Front Center, Tampa, Florida, USA. The four remaining dates of the tour are cancelled. According to drummer Mike Joyce, "After the Tampa gig, it just got so crazy that we were really burned out."
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Slayer play at Hammerjack's, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The Tragically Hip play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Johnny Cash plays the first of two nights at Foxwoods High Stakes Bingo And Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, USA.
Mark Williams, founder and editor of the short-lived weekly music paper New Music News, is jailed for three years at Southwark Crown Court, London, England, UK, Europe, for his part in laundering more than £2m of drug money from cocaine deals.
The White Stripes play at The Ohio Theatre, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Boyz II Men play at The Citipointe Centre, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
The Sex Pistols launch their own brand perfume in the USA. The product is described as "the spirit of punk in a bottle". The publicity for the perfume claims that, "Sex Pistols fragrance is inspired by anarchy and chaos, as the ideologies of the bend that made a revolution in UK in the 70s, spreading to the international music scene."
On her Black Star tour, Avril Lavigne plays at PalaLottomatica, Rome, Italy, Europe.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays in The KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Midwich Assembly release their debut album Bewilderland on Dead Fly Recordings in the UK.
Billed as The Holy Shits, The Foo Fighters play a secret gig at The Concorde 2, a tiny club in Brighton, UK, for an audience of just 600 people.
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.
On their 50th Anniversary tour, Hot Tuna play at The Rialto Theatre, Bozeman, Montana, USA.