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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 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.
The Original Gospel Harmonettes record Just To Behold His Face, Get Away Jordan and When I Reach My Heavenly Home, for Specialty Records in Hollywood, California, USA.
Hank Williams records You Win Again and three other songs in Castle Studio, Nashville, Tennessee.
West Coast r'n'b combo The Jewels record Please Return and Natural, Natural Ditty for Imperial Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
A new folk club, The Ash Grove, is opened at 8162 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA, with a performance by Brownie McGee. It will become the city's premier folk and roots music venue for the next fifteen years.
Joan Baez makes her recording debut when her duet with Bob Gibson at Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island is taped for a live album. Other acts appearing at the two-day event include Odetta, Pete Seeger, Tommy Clancy, Earl Scruggs, John Jacob Niles, Jean Ritchie, Ed McCurdy and The New Lost City Ramblers.
Jazz drummer Elvin Jones and his trio record Pretty Brown and Four And Six, in New York City, USA, for Riverside Records.
Acoustic guitar virtuoso John Fahey records 900 Miles in Washington, USA.
The Everly Brothers record the Gerry Goffin-Carole King song Chains in United Studio B, Hollywood, California, USA, for Warner Brothers Records. At the same session they also record Don't Ask Me To Be Friends.
Jazz vocalist Carmen McRae records Anything Goes, Getting To Know You and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
The Hollies come to the end of a nine-day tour of Scotland.
Petula Clark plays at St. Michel, France, Europe.
The Brian Auger Trinity play at The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire, England, UK.
Three members of folk-country group The Carter Family (Mother Maybelle and her daughters Anita and Helen) are injured in a car crash at West Jefferson, Ohio, USA, when their vehicle is rammed from behind at a stop light.
The musical Hallelujah Baby!, starring Leslie Uggams, is presented at The Martin Beck Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.
The Zombies finish recording Hung Up On A Dream in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. The track will appear on their second album Odessy And Oracle.
Spirit play the second of five nights at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by T.I.M.E. and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy.
The Soft Machine play as part of the Jazz In The Garden series of concerts at The Museum Of Modern Art, New York City, USA.
For a princely fee of £6.50, ace session player Nicky Hopkins records the piano part for The Beatles track Revolution, in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatstalkers play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Dream Police.
Steve Paul's Scene Club in New York City, USA, is closed down.
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The first International Gospel Festival, a two-day event, comes to an end at the Municiapal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the fourth of seven nights at the Circle Star Theatre, San Carlos, California.
Willie Alexander And The Boom Boom Band play at Max
Louis Jordan is playing during a week at The Clayton Club, Sacramento, California, USA.
Ghost Town by The Specials reaches No1 in the UK singles chart. The song's inspiration had come some months earlier, when The Specials played at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland. When Jerry Dammers of The Specials saw elderly women selling their possessions on the Glasgow streets, he was inspired to write the song. "It was unbelievable," he said later. "It was clear that something was very, very wrong."
Def Leppard guitarist Pete Willis meets with the rest of the band to protest against his sacking because of his drinking problems. The others refuse to relent and Willis remains sacked.
On their Brothers In Arms tour, Dire Straits are playing during a thirteeen-night stand at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
On her Moment Of Truth World Tour, Whitney Houston plays the first of two nights at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
The Rolling Stones arrive in Grand Central Station, New York City, USA, aboard a caboose used in the film The Cotton Club, to hold a press conference announcing their first tour in eight years – Steel Wheels.
Madonna's second show at the Flaminio Stadium, Rome, Italy, Europe, is cancelled, due to poor ticket sales. Her show was recently criticised by the Italian Bishops' Conference as 'an offence to good taste.'
On the Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Sandstone Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, Kansas, USA.
Paul McCartney plays at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Civic Center, Roanoke Virginia, USA.
Newpower Soul by Prince peaks at No38 in the UK albums chart during a two-week chart stay.
Billie Piper enters the UK pop singles chart for the first time with Because We Want To, which will peak at No1.
On her Living Room tour, Carole King plays at The Cape Cod Melody Tent, Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA.
Joseph Arthur releases his fourth album, Our Shadows Will Remain, in the UK on 14th Floor Records.
The pan-European Heavy Metal festival, Sonisphere, plays at The Forum, Barcelona, Spain, Europe, with headliners Metallica, supported by Slipknot, Lamb Of God and others.
Lady Gaga plays at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Two twenty-year-olds are found with serious stabbing injuries on a walkway at the T In The Park Festival, Kinross, Scotland, UK. Police treat the incident as attempted murder.
Lady Gaga is awarded an honorary citizenship of Sydney, Australia, by Mayor Clover Moore.
Baroness play at Moho Live, Manchester, UK.
On their Rock Of Ages Tour, Def Leppard play at The Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA, supported by Poison and Lita Ford.
MS MR play at The Haunt, Brighton, UK.
O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips play at Jones Beach, New York State, USA.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at The MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, supported by Vance Joy, Shawn Mendes and HAIM.
Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride and Jim Lauderdale are all decorated by The National Music Council, during the 32nd Annual American Eagle Awards at a gathering of The National Association of Music Merchants.