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The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
The musical comedy The Maid Of The Mountains, with music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, is playing at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 1352 performances.
Patricia Sibley is born in Dulwich, London, UK. She will find success as popular vocalist and recording artist Anne Shelton, known during the Second World War as The Forces Favourite.
Woody Herman record Wintertime Dreams, The Goose Hangs High and I Can't Pretend for Decca Records in the USA.
The Eric Deans Orchestra - a twelve-piece band - flies from Palisadoes Airport, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean and flies to Haiti. This is thought to have been the first such tour of its kind for Jamican musicians. This band was also known as The Colony Club Orchestra.
Xavier Cugat plays during an eight-week run, in The Terrace Room of The Statler Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Violinist Gene Pringle And His Orchestra with 'songstress' Lilli Malloy is playing at The Lotus Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gary Allen Wiggins is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He will find success as blues and jazz saxophonist Detroit Gary Wiggins.
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.
In a package tour called the Lucky Seven Blues Show, Little Willie John, Champion Jack Dupree, Little George Smith and Otis Williams play in Evansville, Indiana, USA.
Singing The Blues by Marty Robbins reaches No1 in the Billboard C'n'W Best Sellers in Stores chart in the USA.
Reports in the UK press claim that rocker Marty Wilde has fallen out with his and Billy Fury's manager Larry Parnes, because Wilde is jealous of the attention Fury is receiving from record labels.
Joao Gilberto records Desafinado in Brazil for Odeon Records.
Fats Domino performs Be My Guest on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Carmen McRae records I See You Before Me, Sleepin' Bee, Comes Love and Three Little Words, in New York City, USA, for the Kapp Records album Something To Swing About.
Tommy Steele, Teddy Johnson And Pearl Carr, Jimmy James, The Raindrops, Joe Baker And Jack Douglas, Desmond Walter-Ellis, The KIms and Regine And Andre Berny play during a seven-week season at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Tony Bennett is playing at The Living Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Singer and songwriter Brian Henningsen is born in Jarman Hospital, Tuscola, Illinois, USA. He will form The Henningsens with his children, Aaron and Clara Henningsen, and will co-write The Band Perry hits You Lie and All Your Life.
Joan Baez plays a sellout concert at The Town Hall, New York City, USA.
Jerry Butler, The Four Seasons, Ike And Tina Turner, and Gladys Knight And The Pips play the fifth of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Bo Diddley plays the last of six nights at The Peppermint Lounge West, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays at The Cloister Inn, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
The Rolling Stones are seen on The Red Skelton Show in the USA, but the performance was pre-recorded in London, UK.
The Searchers, The Zombies and The Isley Brothers play at The ABC, Chesterfield, UK. Dionne Warwick, injured in Glasgow, Scotland, the previous day, has now dropped out of this tour.
The Beatles end their current UK tour at Colston Hall, Bristol, supported by Mary Wells, Tommy Quickly, The Rustiks, The Remo Four and Sounds Incorporated.
The Cryan Shames play at The New Place, near Algonquin, Illinois, USA.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones meets with Fred Hughes of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine in Paris, France, Europe.
Duran Duran play the second of two nights at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Heart play in Fort Meyers, Florida, USA.
R.E.M. play in Hobo's, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Peter Holsapple.
Hagar Schon Aaronson and Shrieve (aka HSAS) play at The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
Duran Duran's third album, Seven And The Ragged Tiger, is released in the USA.
Wiltshire's pioneering anarcho-punk band The Subhumans play their final live gig, at The Athenaeum Centre, Warminster.
After surgery on a bleeding ulcer in hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Jerry Lee Lewis is given a 50-50 chance of survival. He survives.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan presents the Hall Of Fame award to singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot at the Juno Awards ceremony in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The albums Loverboy and Keep It Up, both by Loverboy, are certified as platinum discs by the R.I.A.A in the USA.
On their X-Factour tour, Iron Maiden play at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
U2's film Rattle And Hum is released in the new Blu-ray format, along with non-rock films including The Italian Job and Aeon Flux.
Belle And Sebastian play at Via Funchal, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
Barclay James Harvest, with guests Gordon Giltrap and Oliver Wakeman, play at The Robin 2, Bilston, UK.
Jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela and pianist Larry Willis play at St. john The Evangelist Church, Oxford, UK.
Taylor Swift releases a new single, Blank Space, on Big Machine Records in the USA.
Rapper Tyga is arrested after being seen driving a Rolls Royce "in a reckless fashion" in South Central Los Angeles, California, USA, during a video shoot.
Ian Siegal and Jimbo Mathus play at Edinburgh Blues Club, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Cure play at Lanxess Arena, Koln, Germany, Europe.
Dub Pistols play at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Electronic composer Ricardo Donoso plays at Silent Green, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On her Madame X tour, Madonna plays the last of three shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.