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Carl Stalling, the prolific composer and arranger of much of the music heard in the classic Warner Bros. Studios' cartoons during the middle of the 20th century, is born in Lexington, Missouri, USA.
The musical comedy Hodge, Podge And Co plays at Hoyt's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 81 Perfomances.
Musical comedy The Little Duchess, with music and lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Reginald De Koven, is playing at The Casino Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 136 performances. The show is advertised as "The greatest musical success ever offered in New York." It is also claimed to have "The handsomest chorus in existence".
Johnny Marks is born in Mount Vernon, New York, USA. He will find success as a songwriter, specializing in Christmas songs - despite being Jewish. His hits will include Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree and Run Rudolph Run.
Klaw And Erlanger's 'mirthful musical comedy masterpiece' The Little Cafe opens at The New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, USA, where it will run for 144 performances.
Jazz cornet virtuoso Bix Beiderbecke spends the twenty-eighth of 36 nights in the Keeley Institute, Dwight, Illinois, USA, being treated for delerium tremens caused by his heavy drinking.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, with Django Reinhardt on guitar, plays at The Civic Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Joe Cannonball Lewis records I'd Be Sweet-talkin' You, Only In Dreams, Yours To Claim and Calling Out My Name in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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.
At the fourth annual Country Music Disc Jockey Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. songwriter Mae Axton plays a demo of her composition Heartbreak Hotel to Elvis Presley.
The Dells make their Billboard R'n'B singles chart debut in the USA with Oh, What A Nite.
Country music star Buck Owens releases a new single, I'll Take A Chance On Loving You, on Capitol Records in the USA.
The Timex All-Star Jazz Show, hosted by Hoagy Carmichael, and featuring Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Anita O'Day, Louis Armstrong, Les Brown, Chico Hamilton, Bob Crosby's Bobcats, and Jane Morgan, is broadcast by CBS-tv in the USA.
The latest Elvis Presley movie, G.I. Blues opens at The Plaza cinema, London, UK.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
A production of My Fair Lady is playing at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, starring Ronald D rake and Caroline Dixon.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Janesville, Iowa, USA.
Gladys Knight And The Pips release a new single, Letter Full Of Tears, on Fury Records in the USA.
The Merseybeats play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Beach Boys perform I Get Around on the tv series Age Tendre Et Tete De Bois, in Paris, France, Europe.
The Serendipity Singers play at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA.
The Jet Set sign a recording contract with Columbia Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. The group will find much greater fame after changing its name to The Byrds.
The Moody Blues release a new single, Nights In White Satin, in the UK on Deram Records. The song is written by their Swindon-born vocalist Justin Hayward.
The 5th Dimension play at West Point Academy, West Point, New York State, USA.
Jo Dunne of future UK pop hitmakers We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It is born in Solihul, England, UK, Europe.
The Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart on vocals, plays at the Independence Auditorium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
Little Richard plays the first of seven nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in a storm, resulting in the deaths of her entire crew of 29 men, on Lake Superior, 17 miles north-northwest of Whitefish Point, Michigan, USA. The story of the wreck will be immortalised in the popular song The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald by Canadian folk songer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot.
Linda Ronstadt and Stephen Bishop play at Munn Arena, University of East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
On their Jazz tour, Queen play the second of two nights at Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Hec Edmondson Pavilion, University Of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Elton John plays the first of two nights at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Ten Years After and Nazareth play at The Embassy Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gordon Lightfoot plays at The Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA.
The O'Kanes record If I Could Be There, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Columbia Records.
Beastie Boy Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horowitz is acquitted in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, of causing actual bodily harm to a fan during a riot following their recent concert in that city.
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Rage Against The Machine release their debut album Rage Against The Machine in the USA, which will rapidly go triple platinum.
His Name Is Alive, Butterfly Child and Komeda play at Schubas, Chicago, illinois, USA.
Joe Perry, best-known as the guitarist of Aerosmith plays a solo show at Irving Plaza, New York City, USA.
At the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards, held in Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Miranda Lambert wins in three categories - Female Vocalist of the Year; Album for Revolution; and Music Video for The House That Built Me.
John Mayer flies to Los Angeles, California, USA, having played earlier in the week at the 2012 Stand Up For Heroes benefit show in The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Charley Pride plays at The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK.
Son Little releases his debut EP, Things I Forgot, on Anti- Records.
Animal Collective play at The Fillmore, Miami Beach, Florida, USA, with Actress.
Leonard Cohen is buried in a small, quiet ceremony on Mount Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, alongside other members of his family.
Dub Pistols play at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
On their Dumb And Confused tour, Rat Boy play at The Leadmill, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
The Sun Ra Arkestra plays at NuBlu Classic, New York City, USA.
Culture Club, Belinda Carlisle and Tom Bailey play at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.