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The 'musical dream play' Bluebell In Fairyland is presented at The Vaudeville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 300 performances.
In a feature headlined "Kentucky farmer invents wireless telephone", the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports on eccentric inventor, Nathan Stubblefield's recent public demonstration of the transmission of human voices and music by radio in his home town of Murray, Kentucky, USA.
A disastrous fire at Rhodes Opera House in Boyertown Pennsylvania, USA, kills 170 people.
The musical extravaganza The Top o' th' World is presented at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 156 performances.
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 Peerless Quartet record Margie and I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen, for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Louis Armstrong joins the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra in New York City, USA.
Sonny Clay's Plantation Orchestra records Devil's Serenade and In My Dreams (I'm Jealous Of You) for Vocalion Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Al Bowlly, accompanied by Ray Noble and his Orchestra, records Blue Moon, You And The Night And The Music and other tracks for Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Leonard Leslie And His Orchestra play in the minor hall on South Parade Pier, Portsmouth, UK.
Gospel star Mahalia Jackson records Just Over The Hill, Shall I Meet You Over Yonder?, Do You Know Him? and other tracks for Apollo Records in New York City, USA.
The Harry James Orchestra is playing during four weeks at Cocoanut Grove, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Famed tango pianist, bandleader and composer Carlos Di Sarli, known as El Senor del Tango, dies in Argentina.
The musical Irma La Douce is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
Mark Dinning records the novelty pop song Top Forty, News, Weather And Sports in New York City, USA, for MGM Records. The song will become controversial because it mentions Congolese Prime Minister, Patrice Lumumba, who will be assassinated soon after release of the record. As a result, records are withdrawn from shops and replaced with a new version with a more acceptable lyric.
On an extensive nationwide promotional tour in support of his novelty single Baby Sittin' Boogie, Buzz Clifford visits deejays and other music business contacts in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Cascades enter Billboard magazine's chart of the top-selling singles in the USA with Rhythm Of The Rain.
The Yardbirds, featuring guitarist Eric Clapton, play at The Crawdaddy, Richmond, UK.
Nina Simone records her cover version of the Screamin' Jay Hawkins song I Put A Spell On You in New York City, USA, for Philips Records.
The Toggery Five record I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys, at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, with producer Ron Richards. The song is co-written by Andrew Loog Oldham and Keith Richards, guitarist of The Rolling Stones.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Hollies, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, The Fourmost, Tommy Quickly, The Rustiks, The Remo Four and Danny Williams appear in the second of six nights of Gerry's Christmas Cracker at the Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland.
Del Shannon arrives in London, England, UK, to promote his upcoming album.
The Treniers are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Sahara Lounge, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Soft Machine play at Drury Lane Arts Lab, London, England, UK, Europe.
A round table discussion, moderated by pioneering heart transplant surgeon Dr. Christian Barnard, at Cape Town Medical School, Capetown, South Africa, is recorded and will be released as a 2-LP set by Decca Records in the UK.
Quicksilver Messenger Service, Kaleidoscope and Charley Musselwhite play the first of three nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Billy Joe Royal records Don't You Be Ashamed To Call My Name, Don't You Think It's Time, Bed Of Roses, Storybook Children and Just Between You And Me in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Neil Diamond plays at The State University of Oneonta, New York State, USA.
Led Zeppelin release their eponymous debut album in the USA and UK simultaneously, on Atlantic Records.
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Pink Floyd are rehearsing at The Rolling Stones' rehearsal facility, a disused Victorian warehouse at 47, Bermondsey Street, South London, England, UK. They are working on tracks which will, in due course, evolve into their classic album Dark Side Of The Moon.
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Bob Dylan and The Band play the second of two nights at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Canada.
Ultravox play at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
R.E.M. spend the third of seven days of recording in Reflections Sound Studio, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Bruce Cockburn records Turn, Turn, Turn, at Grant Avenue Studio, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, for the tribute album Where Have All The Flowers Gone - The Songs Of Pete Seeger.
To promote his first solo album, Tales Told, Ian Broudie of The Lightning Seeds plays at The Late Room, Manchester, UK.
For the first time in twenty years, all four members of Abba are seen together in public when they attend the Swedish-language premiere of the Abba musical Mamma Mia! at the Cirkus Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
In Los Angeles, California, USA, Justin Timberlake finds himself dining in the same restaurant as his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears. Timberlake is dining with girlfriend Jessica Biel at the tiny Yatai Asian Tapas Bar when Britney and her mother arrive. According to onlookers, the pair pointedly avoid talking.
Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol launches a blog to keep fans informed about the progress of their next album, due for release later in the year..
Shelby Lynne plays at The Old Rock House, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Beautiful - a musical based on the songs of Carole King, opens at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Annie Keating releases her sixth LP, Make Believing, in the UK.
Diagrams release their second LP, Chromatics, on Full Time Hobby Records in the UK.
Lissie releases her third LP, My Wild West, on Cooking Vinyl Records in the UK.
Adam Lambert begins his Original High tour with a show at Namba Hatch, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Meghan Trainor attends the first Image Maker Awards hosted by Marie Claire at Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Iggy Pop, with producer Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age, begins work on his seventeenth album, Post Pop Depression, at Rancho de la Luna, Joshua Tree, California, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
On their Acoustic 2018 tour Hot Tuna play at The City Winery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
I Am Kloot's songwriter and frontman, John Bramwell, releases his new single, From The Shore.