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The comic opera Madeleine or The Magic Kiss, opens at The Tivoli, San Francisco, California, USA.
Musical comedy The Toreador is presented at The Gaiety Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 675 performances.
The musical play A Country Girl, or Town and Country, with music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens, is performed at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 729 performances.
The comic opera Merrie England is playing at The Savoy Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 120 performances.
The Sousa Band is playing during a lengthy engagement at Willow Grove Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
Apache Indian chief Geronimo is photographed at the wheel of a luxury roadster during a press show at a ranch located southwest of Ponca City, Oklahoma, USA. In 1972, the image will inspire singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey to write Geronimo's Cadillac, because, "the two images together, Geronimo and a Cadillac, just struck me as a song title. It was every irony I could ever think of about our culture in two words. Their attempt to make of him what we would define as a civilized person. That was the reason they put him in a Cadillac in the first place. He was actually in jail at the time." (For the record, the vehicle in the photograph was a Locomobile, not a Cadillac). An entirely different song with the name Geronimo's Cadillac (1986) will be recorded by German rock duo Modern Talking.
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.
Lew Stone and his Band record the Cole Porter song Anything Goes in London. The song will provide a hit again in 1968 for Californian harmony-pop band Harpers Bizarre.
Frank Beard, future drummer of Z.Z.Top, is born in Frankston, Texas, USA.
This week's edition of the radio series Destination Freedom is a fictionalised account of the life of Fats Waller, entitled The Shy Boy - Thomas 'Fats' Waller. The show features a different black personality every week and is considered to have been an important vehicle for advocating black civil rights. The show originates from Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
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.
Ike And Tina Turner, The Olympics and Big Maybelle are playing during a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
The Keel Parade of Stars, starring Brenda Lee, Johnny Burnette, Dorsey Burnette and others plays at The Municipal Memorial Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at The Locarno, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays the fourth of seven nights at the Carnival Club, Cocos Beach, Florida, USA.
Having completed a tour of the USA, The Dave Clark Five fly back to the UK.
Kris Ryan And The Questions play at The Cavern, 8 - 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK, with The Hideways and The Georgians.
Backstage during the Broadway run of the Barbra Streisand musical Funny Girl, her leading man, Sydney Chaplin, argues with Streisand and leaves the show before his contract is up.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
Bobby Vinton is playing at The Latin Quarter, New York City, USA.
Joni Mitchell is playing at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Dave Van Ronk.
The Seekers are playing during a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
To take account of changes in The Beatles financial organisation, The Beatles (U.S.A.) Limited fan club changes its name to The Beatles Fan Club Division of Apple Music Publishinhg Co. Ltd.
British bandleader Bert Ambrose dies aged 74 at Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK. Ambrose had collapsed because of a haemorrhage earlier in the day at Yorkshire Television Studios, while his protege Kathy Kirby was recording a show.
Cactus, The Flamin' Groovies and Redeye play the second of four nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin play in The Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The Avengers play a late night party for The Nuns' at Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, California, USA. According to rock critic Greil Marcus, they were, "San Francisco's best punk band - in their moments, they were, you knew, better than any other band playing that night anywhere in the world."
During their tour of the Far East, The Osmonds arrive in Singapore, Asia.
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.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays the first of three nights at The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
Sinead O'Connor plays at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
On his Seriously, Live! tour, Phil Collins plays at The Skydome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Aretha Franklin plays the second of two nights at Harrah's in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Dennis Locorriere plays at The Playhouse, Weston Super Mare, UK.
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.
Seth Putnam infamous founder of the outrageous grindcore band Anal C*nt, which apparently set out to shock and offend as many listeners as possible, dies aged 43 of a heart attack.
Band Of Horses play at The O2 Academy, Oxford, UK.
Tom Petty And the Heartbreakers play the first of two nights at The Gorge, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Backstreet Boys announce that they, following the lead of hard rockers Korn, will boycott fuel giants British Petroleum while on tour, to protest the devastating oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Moody Blues play at Ravinia Festival, Ravinia Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Usher releases his seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself in the UK, Denmark, Finland, France, Sweden and Portugal, Europe. On the same day, he plays at HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
Ed Sheeran begins a tour of the USA and Canada with a gig at The Bowery Ballroom, New York City.
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.
Roosevelt plays at Puls Open Air Festival, Geltendorf, Germany, Europe.
Gloryhammer play at El Corazon, Seattle, Washington, USA, supported by Aether Realm.
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