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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.
The Wizard Of Oz
is being presented at The Grand Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Musical The Blue Paradise
is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA. A review in The Evening Journal hails it as "Replete with good music and excellent songs." The show will run on Broadway
for 356 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 Irving Berlin
musical and political satire Call Me Madam
is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
is playing during three weeks at The Dew Drop Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
And Jerry Lewis are playing at Chez Paree, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Kitty Kallen. Dick Stabile
And His Orchestra provide the accomanying music.
And His Orchestra are playing at The Beach Walk, Edgewater Beach, Chicago, Illinois, 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.
begins a two week season at Basin Street East, New York City, USA.
US Army private James Marshall Hendrix [later to find fame as Jimi Hendrix
] writes home from Fort Ord, California, USA.
play an open-air concert at Ravinia, Highland Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Popular Australian duo Bobby And Laurie
release a new single, I Belong With You, in Australia.
The Moody Blues
play in The Winter Garden Pavilion, Weston Super Mare, England, UK.
Six-year-old Elian Gonzalez
leaves Cuba in a boat with his mother and twelve others to seek asylum in the USA. The boat does not make it and his mother dies, but Elian is rescued by fishermen and taken to live with relatives in Miami, Florida. He later became the subject of a major news story when he was ordered back to Cuba to live with his father. US marshals had to seize Elian and send him back to Cuba against the wishes of his relatives. The incident will inspire Manic Street Preachers
to write their song Baby Elian.
play at The Blue Moon, Cheltenham
, England, UK, supported by The Silence, whose members include Dale Griffin and Pete 'Overend' Watts, both of whom will go on to play with Mott The Hoople
is filming scenes for his latest movie, Charro
, near Apache Junction, Arizona, USA.
play at The Byron Hotel, Greenford, England, UK, Europe.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen
play at The Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
Midnight Runners, Suzi Quatro and Showaddywaddy
appear on the BBC-1 tv show Cheggers Plays Pop, which is recorded in Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
plays at The Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California, USA.
performs Orange Blossom Special and Jackson as a duet with Miss Piggy on The Muppet Show.
Three years after release, The Pretenders eponymous debut album is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
, based on the Mark Twain novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, is playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 1005 performances. Featuring music written by country-pop singer-songwriter Roger Miller
, the play wins seven Tony awards, including Best Score.
star Simon Le Bon nearly drowns when his boat, Drum England, sinks two miles off the Cornish coast in the UK.
play at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USA.
And Spearhead play at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Between gigs in Baltimore and New York City Bob Dylan
has a day off from his hectic 2008 US tour schedule.
's show on this night at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona, is cancelled as the temperature is expected to reach 110 degrees Fahrenheit, said to be too hot to stage the event.
When Lady Antebellum
play their first UK headlining gig at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, the show is a sell-out.
During their AM Tour
, Arctic Monkeys
play the first of two nights at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.