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The 'musical dream play' Bluebell In Fairyland is presented at The Vaudeville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 300 performances.
A Chinese Honeymoon, billed as 'The English Musical Sensation' is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
Lonnie Johnson records From Now On Make Your Whoopee At Home, Mr. Johnson's Blues No. 2, Sundown Blues, The New Fallin' Rain Blues, You Can't Give A Woman Everything She Needs and Baby Please Don't Leave Home No More in New York City, USA, for Okeh Records.
The Chicago Defender runs a news item announcing that blues pianist Little Brother Montgomery and his Southland Troubadour Band is about to begin a tour of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.
Mary Lou Williams records When Dreams Come True, Bobo, Kool, Lover Come Back To Me, S'posin', Handy Eyes (St. Louis Blues) and Tisherome for Circle Records in New York City, USA.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during a three-week stay at Elitch Gardens, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Singer and popular songwriter Hank Fort is playing at The Jefferson Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The Wink Westerners, led by Roy Orbison, play at the Graduation Dance in Wink High School, Wink, Texas.
The Vernons Girls, The Dallas Boys, Jackie Dennis, Marty Wilde, Lord Rockingham's XI, Ronnie Carroll, The John Barry Seven and others rehearse in London, UK, for a pilot edition of a new UK tv pop show, Oh Boy!
Kontakte, an early electronic music composition by Karlheinz Stockhausen, is performed for the first time at the 34th World Musc Festival in Cologne, Germany, Europe.
James Brown performs Night Train on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Carl Perkins plays the eleventh of fifteen nights at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra play in Hershey Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Yardbirds, featuring Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play at the The Dome, Brighton, UK.
Gary Lewis and The Playboys release a new single, Save Your Heart For Me, which will peak at No2 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Kris Ryan And The Questions play at The Cavern, 8 - 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK, with The Hideways and The Georgians.
The Who play at The Co-op Ballroom, Nuneaton, UK.
The Rolling Stones release a new EP, Got Live If You Want It, in the UK. It will peak at No7 on the singles chart.
The musical Charlie Girl is presented at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of over five years which includes 2,202 performances.
Bobby Vinton is playing at The Latin Quarter, New York City, USA.
The Hour Glass are playing during a week of shows at The Whiskey A Go Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Grateful Dead play at California Hall, San Francisco, California, USA, under the pseudonym Bobby Ace And The Cards From the Bottom Of The Deck.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Chicago Stadium Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tom Waits plays the twelfth of thirteen nights at Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, UK.
Shakin' Stevens plays at the Rock'N'Roll Festival in Alexandra Palace, London, UK. Also on the bill are Crazy Cavan and the Rhythm Rockers.
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.
Toto play at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Toto play in The Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hambi And The Dance play at The Polytechnic, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Style Council play at Showering Pavilion, Shepton Mallet, England, UK, Europe.
Madonna plays the final night of her very first live tour, The Virgin Tour, with the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Dire Straits, Peter Gabriel, Tracey Chapman, Simple Minds, Whitney Houston, The Bee Gees, George Michael, Eric Clapton, Eurythmics, UB40 and Wet Wet Wet take part in the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute celebration at Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, Europe.
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On their Presto Tour, Rush play at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays the first of three nights at The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
Phil Collins' touring crew is held at gunpoint after being wrongly accused by the Venezuelan Government of a tax fiddle amounting to $900,000. On the same day, Courtney Love is hospitalised in Seattle, Washington, after a drug overdose.
A new 'reality' tv series, American Idol, is launched in the USA. The show has been created by Simon Fuller.
MTV2 holds a special 24 Hours Of Foo day, celebrating the release of the new Foo Fighters album.
B.B.King plays the first of two nights in Pickens, Mississippi, USA.
Prince announces a further six nights at The O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe, thus extending his planned 15 nights of concerts to 21. The first 15 shows had sold out in a matter of hours. This run of shows will eclipse all previous arena attendance records.
Musician Chris Knox is admitted to hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, suffering from a stroke. Knox came to prominence as a rock and roll musician during the mid-70s punk rock era with his bands The Enemy and Toy Love.
Denise Williams, Otis Clay and others perform at a service in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the legendary blues singer Koko Taylor, who died on June 3.
Muse play the first of two nights at the Stade de France, Paris, France, Europe.
The Moody Blues play at Ravinia Festival, Ravinia Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Black Sabbath release their nineteenth studio album, 13, in the USA.
Rapper 2 Chainz is arrested on board an outbound flight waiting to take off at LAX Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA, when TSA officials discover drugs [pot and promethazine - one of the two main ingredients in sizzurp] in his checked luggage. He is removed from the aircraft before it departs.
Kaiser Chiefs play at The Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Ornette Coleman, one of the major innovators of the Free Jazz movement of the 1960s, dies of a cardiac arrest, aged 85 in Manhattan, New York City, USA.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play the first of two nights at Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
On their The End World Tour, Black Sabbath play at The Download Festival, Castle Donington, England, UK.