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After a successful season in Melbourne, The Fisk Jubilee Singers begin a tour which takes them further afield across Australia.
Samuel Collins is born in Lousiana, USA. He will find success as blues singer and guitarist Crying Sam Collins, and will also record under the names Jim Foster, Jelly Roll Hunter, Big Boy Woods, Bunny Carter and Salty Dog Sam.
Henry Schwesinger of Detroit, Michigan, USA, is granted Patent No.US895803A in respect of his invention of a pneumatic piano-playing apparatus.
The Passing Show Of 1915 continues its lengthy run at The Winter Garden, Broadway, New York City, USA. The show is billed as featuring "Enthralling Visions of Girls Divinely Fair".
The Peerless Quartet record In Blinky Winky Chinky Chinatown and Bounce Me John, I've Rubber Heels On, for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Chu Chin Chow, billed as 'A Musical Tale of the East in Fourteen Scenes - Company of 300' is playing at His Majesty's Theatre, London, UK, during a run of 2238 performances.
The No1 song in the USA on this day is Singin' in the Rain by Cliff Edwards aka Ukulele Ike.
Count Basie And His Orchestra are playing at The State Lake Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Eric Carmen, leader of power-pop hit makers The Raspberries, is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frankie Masters And His Orchestra are playing for the Ice Show - Calendar Capers - at The Boulevard Room of The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Wayne Muir And His Glass Hatters are providing "music for dancing and dining" in The Glass Hat, Congress Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jim Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, fires Hank Williams for having missed an appearance on the show two days earlier.
Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Holly And The Crickets, Otis Rush and The Cadillacs play at The Royal Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Blues guitarist and singer Mance Lipscomb records the album Texas Sharecropper And Songster for roots music specialist label Arhoolie Records in Navasota, Texas, USA.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Jimmy Reed releases a new single, Bright Lights Big City, on Vee-Jay Records in the USA.
The Roy Rogers Show is appearing at The State Fair, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
The Young Ones by Cliff Richard and The Shadows reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Nino Tempo And April Stevens play the ninth of fourteen nights at Eddy's Bar And Grill, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Teen Age Idol by Rick Nelson entering at No71.
Bobby Darin continues with four weeks of dates at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at a private party in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Speedy Gonzales by Pat Boone.
The Beatles continue to work on I Want You (She's So Heavy) at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
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Jimi Hendrix continues rehearsing for The Woodstock Festival with his new band at his house on Traver Hollow Road, Shokan, New York State, USA.
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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia.
Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
Duran Duran star Simon Le Bon nearly drowns when his boat, Drum England, sinks two miles off the Cornish coast in the UK.
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The Smiths play at The Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
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Jeff Beck And The Steve Lukather Band play at Yokohama Arena, Kanagawa, Japan, Asia.
The Cure play at The Garden Party, Crystal Palace Bowl, London, England, UK.
The Stranglers play at Alexandra Palace, London, England, UK.
On her Compositions tour, Anita Baker plays at The Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California, USA.
Mattafix come to the end of their residency at Yo Yo in the Notting Hill Arts Centre, London, England, UK. Talvin Singh turns up to guest with them.
The first day of Fairport Convention's annual Cropredy Festival held near Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK, features Jah Wobble and Country Joe McDonald.
Devendra Banhart, supported by Espers, plays at Koko, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Pearl Jam play a sold-out 26-song show at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, UK. Europe. Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones joins them for a version of Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower, and the audience includes Kelly Jones, Jonah Hill, Matt Horne, Ed Harcourt and Leah Wood.
Britney Spears is spotted shopping in West Hollywood, California.
When Lady Antebellum play their first UK headlining gig at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, the show is a sell-out.
On their This Is Us tour The Backstreet Boys play at The MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Mary Anne Hobbs, Kid Sister, Vaccine and Roxy Cottontail play at V Live, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tesla play at Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis, Wisconsin, USA.
After a DJ show by The Libertines at the O2 Academy, Leeds, England, UK, Europe, the band's drummer, Gary Powell, describes Morrissey as 'an absolute prick' and a 'knob'.
Tesla play at Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis, Wisconsin, USA.
Everclear play at The Edgewater Casino, Laughlin, Nevada, USA.
During their AM Tour, Arctic Monkeys play the first of two nights at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
In Denver, Colorado, USA, judge William J. Martinez throws out a $3m loss of employment lawsuit by former radio host David Mueller against singer Taylor Swift. The judge rules that Mueller has not proved that Swift set out to get him fired.
Primordial are among the artists playing at The Leyendas Del Rock Festival, Villena, Spain, Europe.