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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 Dainty Paree Burlesquers are playing the last of three nights at The Star Theatre, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jazz drummer and bandleader Art Blakey is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Ambrose And his Orchestra record Thou Swell, Loveable And Sweet and My Dream Memory in The Liverpool And Victoria Hall, London, UK, for Decca Records.
Blues harmonica player Jazz Gillum records Birmingham Blues and My Old Lizzie, with Big Bill Broonzy on guitar, in The Leland Hotel, Aurora, Illinois, USA, for Bluebird Records.
Sweet Pease Spivey records I've Got a Man In The 'Bama Mines for Bluebird Records, in The Leland Hotel, Aurora, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy Hellzapoppin', starring Olsen and Johnson is performed at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a total run of 1404 performances at three different theatres.
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra play in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
The Nat King Cole Trio records It's Better To Be By Yourself, the Frim Fram Sauce and Come To Baby, Do, in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Capitol Records.
Doris Westaway's Band plays at The Victory Hall, Fratton Road, Portsmouth, UK.
Singer-songwriter Jean-Jacques Goldman is born in Paris, France, Europe. As well as pursuing a successful singing career in his own right, he will also compose hits for C
Kathleen Hart is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She will find success as blues-rock singer Kate Hart.
Paulette Tenae Carlson is born in Moose Lake, Minnesota, USA. She will find success as Paulette Carlson, singer and songwriter with the 80s country band Highway 101, before pursuing a solo career.
Aretha Franklin makes her first appearance as a pop performer, at The Village Vanguard, New York City, USA.
Jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery spends the first of two days recording the album Movin' Along, for Riverside Records at United Western Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Package tour The Biggest Show Of Stars For '60, featuring Brenda Lee, Duane Eddy, Fabian, Chubby Checker, Freddy Cannon and Bill Black's Combo, plays at The Municipal Auditorium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
The Wayne Shorter Quartet records the album Second Genesis, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Vee-Jay Records.
The Wayne Shorter Quartet records the album Second Genesis, in Chicago, Illinois, for Vee-Jay Records.
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson plays the sixth night of two weeks at The Golden Nugget Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Jazz banjo virtuoso Elmer Snowden, with The Ray Bryant Trio, records Black Bottom and Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now, at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
The musical Milk And Honey, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
Crying by Roy Orbison enters the UK pop singles chart at No26, its highest position.
Caterina Valente is the musical guest on tonight's edition of The Perry Como Show on tv on NBC in the USA.
Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, The Kinks, The Nashville Teens and The Yardbirds (featuring Eric Clapton on guitar) plays in The Granada, East Ham, London, UK.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles attends the Mike Leander-produced recording of Marianne Faithfull's version of Yesterday, at Decca Studios, London.
In London, UK, all three members of The Jimi Hendrix Experience sign management and publishing contracts with Chas Chandler and Mike Jeffery.
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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.
Fiddler On The Roof, starring Luther Adler and Dolores Wilson, is running during a lengthy engagement at McVickers Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Beatles single Hey Jude is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
The 5th Dimension play at The University Of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA.
San Francisco heavy rock trio Blue Cheer release a new single, Feathers From Your Tree, in the UK on Phillips Records.
Josh White Jr plays at Mmephis State College, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Vanilla Fudge, Aum and Dr. John The Night Tripper play the first of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Weather Report play at Gussman Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USA.
Film director John Landis hires his director of photography Robert Paynter, choreographer Michael Peters, and his own wife, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, as costume designer, for the imminent filming of Michael Jackson's Thriller video in Los Angeles, California, USA. Auditions for dancers also begin on this day.
UB40 play the last of six nights at the 8,500 seat Lubileini Sports Arena, Leningrad, Russia.
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays the second of three nights at Osaka Stadium, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Nirvana play with new drummer Dave Grohl for the first time at the North Shore Surf Club, Olympia, Washington.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France, Europe.
Everclear play at Hades Haunted House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Everclear make an in-store appearance at Tower Records, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
SUM 41 release a new album, Chuck, on Mercury Records.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights in The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at the Forest National, Belgium, Brussels.
Harold Davison, the UK music impresario who counted The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland among his clients, dies of congestive heart failure in Palm Springs, California, USA.
Sara Bareilles plays at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Icelandic singer-songwriter Landshapes play at The Bodega Nottingham, UK.
Conor Oberst is among the artists appearing at The Corona Capital Music Festival, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at The Spektrum, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
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