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Klaw And Erlanger's Troubadours are appearing in The Liberty Belles at The Madison Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
R'n'B pianist and singer Ivory Joe Hunter, aka The Baron of Boogie, is born in Kirbyville, Texas, USA.
Oscar Brown Jr. is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find acclaim as a songwriter, composer, actor, singer, director, producer and playwright but will also be acknowledged as an activist, visionary, and social commentator.
Hoagy Carmichael plays piano on his own composition, Manhattan Rag, when Frankie Trumbauer And His Orchestra record it in New York City, USA.
Hoagy Carmichael plays piano on his own composition, Manhattan Rag, when Frankie Trumbauer and his orchestra record it in New York City.
Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson and The Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra opens for a week at The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Popular singer, dancer, film actress and Ziegfeld girl Mary Eaton dies of liver failure, aged 47, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Singing cowboy Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans are starring in the annual Madison Square Garden Rodeo, New York City, USA.
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 Kalin Twins play at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK, supported by Eddie Calvert, Cliff Richard and others.
China Tea by Russ Conway, reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK.
The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell.
After a gig in the Casbah Club, Liverpool, UK, Ken Brown leaves The Quarrymen, who will evolve into The Beatles.
Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
Jazz trombonist Keith Christie plays at the Modern Jazz Club, Deer's Leap, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. N.B. Click here to visit SwindonMusicScene, for an in-depth look at this era of Swindon music.
The Ventures release a new single, Perfidia/No Trespassing, in the USA.
Comedy novelty song Mr Custer by Larry Verne reaches No1 on the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Ooh La La - "an all-new musical comedy on ice" is playing at The Boulevard Room Theatre Restaurant in The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Scott Hoffman, drummer of southern-fried rock band .38 Special, is born in Fort Myers, Florida, USA.
Conway Twitty records his version of Leroy Van Dyke's current hit Walk On By for MGM Records in the USA.
Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet is born in Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.
Gerry and the Pacemakers enter the UK singles chart with You'll Never Walk Alone which will peak at No1 during a nineteen-week run. It will be their third consecutive UK No1, a feat they achieve before The Beatles.
The Serendipity Singers play their second of two gigs in one day, at Villanova, Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ain't That Loving You Baby by Elvis Presley is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No67.
The Hello People are playing at Doug Weston's Troubadour Club, Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tonight's edition of the WNET-tv tv show Soul! features segments of the second act of the controversial Broadway hippy musical Hair, presented with members of the show's cast performing exactly as they did at the Biltmore Theater.
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.
The Rolling Stones begin recording the album Some Girls at Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France, Europe.
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The second Stiff Records UK package tour 'Be Stiff '78', begins its 2-week run, featuring Wreckless Eric, Jona Lewie, Rachel Sweet, Lene Lovich and Mickey Jupp. The 33-date tour is undertaken by specially chartered train, setting off from Olympia Station in London, England, UK, Europe, for the first gig of the tour in Bristol.
After a Level 42 concert at the Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, bassist Mark King gets involved in a brawl in the Mad House nightclub.
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The Christians enter the UK albums chart with their album, Happy In Hell, which will peak at No18 during a three-week run.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of three nights at the River Plate Stadium , Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
George Forrest dies in Miami, Florida, USA. He enjoyed success as a writer of music and lyrics for musical theatre, and is best-known for the show Kismet, which includes the much-loved standard Stranger In Paradise.
Britney Spears makes her UK live debut with the first of three sold-out nights at Wembley Arena, London.
The Tubes play at The Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights in The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Roots perform at President Barack Obama's Moving America Forward rally at the Robert Fulton Elementary School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On the European leg of his Symphonica - The Orchestral Tour, George Michael plays at The Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Blair Dunlop releases his second EP, Bags Outside The Door, on Rooksmere records in the UK.
Touring in support of their fifth album, Moms, Menomena play at Union Transfer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Jim Jones Revue play at Sound Control, Manchester, UK.
Yekaterina Samutsevich, a member of Russian feminist band Pussy Riot, is freed on appeal in court in Moscow, Russia, Europe, on the grounds that she did not take part in February's 'punk prayer protest' against Russian President Vladimir Putin. [She was led away by security men before the incident took place.] Sentences for two other members of the band are upheld by the appeal court.
Peter Murphy of Bauhaus is sentenced to three years probation for drugs possession and a hit and run incident which took place in March, in Glendale, California, USA.
Laura Cantrell plays at Union Chapel, London, UK.
The Melvins play at The Electric Ballroom, Camden Town, London, England, UK.