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The Savoy Theatre, open in The Strand, London, UK.
Orville Gibson founds the Gibson Mandolin Manufacturing Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. After his death the company will increasingly make guitars, the pinnacle of which is generally considered to be the Gibson Les Paul.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
Jazz drummer Ed Blackwell, who will work with Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The musical show A Yankee At The Court Of King Arthur, with songs by Rodgers And Hart, opens at Daly's Theatre in London, UK.
Charles A. Prince, the Musical Director for Columbia Records, dies in San Francisco, California, USA. Prince led Columbia's house band during the first two decades of the 20th century and backed many vocalists on recording sessions.
The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
The American-Yiddish musical revue Bagels And Yox is playing at The Holiday Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 208 performances.
The MGM musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring Betty Hutton and Howard Keel, is released to cinemas in Japan, Asia. Ten songs in the film are composed by Irving Berlin.
James Ure is born in Cambuslang, Scotland. He will find success as Midge Ure of Rich Kids, Ultravox and Live Aid fame.
The Isley Brothers, The Chantels, The Upsetters, Dee Clark, Little Willie John and Little Anthony and the Imperials begin a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
So Many Ways by Brook Benton is this week's highest new entry in the Cashbox Singles Chart in the USA, entering at No70.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes are playing during a two-month season at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes are playing during a two-month season at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Comedy novelty song Mr Custer by Larry Verne reaches No1 on the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Lonnie Donegan and his manager Cyril Berlin are staying at The Hotel Plaza.
Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet is born in Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.
The movie Splendor In The Grass is released to cinemas in the USA. After seeing the film, Jackie De Shannon will be inspired to write a song entitled Splendor In The Grass. She will record it in 1965 for Imperial Records, with instrumental and vocal backing by The Byrds.
Britain's national radio and television network The BBC (British Boradcasting Corporation) slaps a ban on novelty horror disc Monster Mash by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers.
Don Everly and his pregnant wife Venetia arrive in London for the start of The Everly Brothers UK tour.
The Monkees release their eponymous debut album in the USA.
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Country Joe And The Fish play the first of seven nights at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
Jerry Garcia And Friends play at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA. Some local newspapers, however, bill the show as being by Garcia's main band, The Grateful Dead.
Josh White Jr plays at Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, Michigan, USA.
Tim Buckley plays at Falconer Salen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
The Lettermen play in Packer Hall, Trenton State College, Trenton, New Jersey, USA.
Vanilla Fudge, Aum and Dr. John The Night Tripper play the first of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA. Bob Dylan is in the audience.
Paranoid by Black Sabbath tops the UK album chart for the first of two weeks.
Pink Floyd begin a new round of recording sessions in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, UK, for the album Dark Side Of The Moon.
Weather Report play the second of two nights at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
Gruppo Sportivo play at Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
A funeral service for Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham is held at St. Michael Church, near Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, UK, Europe.
Singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin is born in Sutton Benger, Wiltshire UK.
Jim Nash, president/founder of Chicago, Illinois, record label Wax Trax! dies of AIDS. The label had pioneered industrial rock in the USA with releases by Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Front 242, Meat Beat Manifesto, KMFDM, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and Nine Inch Nails. On the same day, No Doubt release the album Tragic Kingdom, in the USA.
On the Red Medicine tour, Fugazi play at The Rainbo Rink, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Shellac and The Make Up.
French electronic music maestro Jean Michel Jarre lights up The Forbidden City, Beijing, China, Asia, with a spectacular sound and light show seen by 15,000 people, marking the start of The Year Of France in China.
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Soul singer and songwriter Solomon Burke dies aged 70, on a plane at Schipol Airport in The Netherlands, Europe, while en route to a gig. His best-remembered songs are Cry To Me and Everybody Needs Somebody To Love.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at the M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, UK.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays at The Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning, Denmark, Europe.
On their Ceremonials tour, Florence And The Machine play at The Pavilion, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
The Live UK Music Business Awards are held in the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, UK.
Justin Bieber plays at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Katy Perry is a guest on tv show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in New York City, USA.
Ellie Goulding and Lulu James play at The Great Hall, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales,
Kensington and Revere play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
District Court Judge Juan Sánchez in Eastern Pennsylvania, USA, denies grounds for dismissal or transfer of a lawsuit against Led Zeppelin, in which the band Spirit is asserting that Zeppelin stole much of the music for the song Stairway To Heaven from the Spirit instrumental, Taurus.