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According to the Encyclopaedic Discography of Victor Recordings (Ted Fagan and William. R. Moran), this is the first date on which the Victor Company made a sound recording.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, during a lengthy run.
Male vocal soloist Silas Leachman records Ambolena Snow, Tobie I Kind o' Likes You, Any Old Place I Can Hang My Hat Is Home Sweet Home To Me and Hi-le hi-lo, for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Eddie Foy's 'smashing musical success' Over The River opens at The Columbia Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
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 Riviera Girl, with music by Emmerich Kalman and lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse, plays the sixth night of a week at The National Theatre, Washington, DC, USA.
The musical revue Morris Gest's Midnight Whirl, with music by George Gershwin, is presented at The Century Grove Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 68 performances.
The musical revue Frivolities of 1920 is presented at The 44th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 61 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.
Louis Armstrong joins the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra in New York City, USA.
Bing Crosby, with Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians, record the Harry Warren composition Young And Healthy, in New York City, USA.
The radio show Paul Whiteman's Musical Varieties is broadcast over the NBC network in the USA, with guest artists including Morton Downey, Ramona and Jack Teagarden.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Auditorium, Jackson, Michigan, USA.
John Etheridge is born in London, UK. He will find success as a guitarist, working with Soft Machine, Darryl Way's Wolf and others.
After two years' absence from the concert platform, Frank Sinatra returns to the stage for two shows in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Variety announces that the take was his biggest ever - $18,267 for two days.
Christopher Bell of Big Star is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Frank Sinatra stars as the footloose and frequently unemployed private eye Rocky Fortune in another episode of his radio series of that name in the USA. This episode is entitled Nitroglycerine Truck Driver.
Jazz guitarist Bill Jennings, with his Quartet, records Miss Jones, Cole Slaw and other tracks in Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
Charles Gillingham, who will one day play keyboards, oboe and harmonica for Counting Crows, is born in Torrance, California, USA.
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.
Jazz saxophonist and recording artist Ivo Perelman is born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
You're Sixteen by Johnny Burnette enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No3 during a stay of twelve weeks.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
The Beatles release their second single, Please Please Me, in the UK on Parlophone Records.
A new British pop movie, What A Crazy World, featuring Joe Brown and the Bruvvers, Freddie And The Dreamers, Susan Maughan and Marty Wilde, opens nationally in the UK.
Petula Clark flies into the UK to record an appearance on the tv show Big Night Out.
Georgie Fame is playing during a three-week season at The Mayfair Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe.
The musical, Love And Let Love, is presented at Sheridan Square Playhouse, off-Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of just fourteen performances.
Ahmad Jamal is playing during a one-month engagement at The Top Of The Gate, New York City, USA.
Heather Mills, later to become a successful model and wife of Paul McCartney, is born in Aldershot, England, UK, Europe.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Helen Wheels by Paul McCartney And Wings peaks at No10 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
The Clash play at the Pier Pavilion, Hastings, UK.
Gary Moore plays at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Jesus Jones, including Devizes-born drummer and founder member Simon Matthews, enter the singles chart with International Bright Young Thing. It will be their biggest hit, peaking at No7.
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.
Celine Dion, announces that she will donate all the proceeds – expected to total over $1m - from her Mother’s Day performance in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, to UNICEF for Tsunami relief.
Bruce Springsteen is on holiday with his family on the island of St. Barts in the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.
Vampire Weekend release their second album, Contra on XL Recordings in the USA.
Finnish folk-metal band Korpiklaani play at Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In a series of Twitter.com posts, Sinead O'Connor states that she has taken an overdose of pills and has been pleading for psychiatric help to overcome her depression.
The Black Suns play at The​ O2 Academy 2 Liverpool, UK.
Diagrams release their second LP, Chromatics, on Full Time Hobby Records in the UK.
Scandal play at The Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Mac Miller releases the video for his track Weekend, released the previous day, which features Miguel.
It is reported that a 4,400 sq. ft. apartment, formerly owned by music stars including Britney Spears and Keith Richards, in New York City, USA, has been put on sale for $7.6m.
Homesafe play at The Moon Room, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Bruce Springsteen stages a secret acoustic concert in the East Room of the White House, Washington DC, USA, to reward President Barack Obama's staff for their hard work over the past eight years. The show, for just 250 staffers, features fifteen songs.