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The musical When Johnny Comes Marching Home is presented at The New York Theatre, on Broadway and 45th Street, New York City, USA, during a run of 71 performances.
The musical comedy The Sultan Of Sulu is presented at Wallack's Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 192 performances.
Comedy musical act The Three Original Westons are playing on a 'fashionable vaudeville' bill at The Grand, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
A patent application for the invention of a Mandolin Pick Holder, designed to be mounted on the headstock of a mandolin as a convenient means of holding a supply of mandolin picks, is granted as Patent No. 749,616 in the USA. The device was invented by Benjamin F. Knell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
James Columbus McShann is born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA. He will find fame as vocalist, pianist and bandleader Jay McShann.
The musical comedy Naughty Marietta, with music by Victor Herbert, is playing at The New York Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 136 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.
Charles Hart and Lewis James record When The Harvest Moon Is Shining for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Russ Columbo and The Boswell Sisters play the fifth of seven nights at The Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, 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.
Arthur Tracy, known as The Street Singer, records So Do I, in London, UK.
Wallflower [Roll With Me Henry] by Etta James is released on Modern Records in the USA.
Eddie Cochran records Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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 song Hey Joe Is registered for copyright by songwriter Billy Roberts. It will become one of the most recorded songs of the era, covered by The Byrds, Love, The Leaves, The Surfaris, Shadows Of Night, Cher, Tim Rose and, most memorably, Jimi Hendrix.
When Sam Cooke plays at The Harlem Square Club, Miami, Florida, USA, the performance is recorded and will be released as the LP One Night Stand! Sam Cooke Live At The Harlem Square Club.
The Yardbirds, featuring guitarist Eric Clapton, play at The Crawdaddy, Richmond, UK.
A new US TV show, Hullabaloo, premieres on NBC featuring The Zombies, Gerry And The Pacemakers,and the New Christy Minstrels.
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.
Norma Jean, with producer Bob Ferguson, records Promises Promises, You Changed Everything But My Name, Truck Driving Woman and I Threw Away The Rose in Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Musicians on the session include Wayne Moss and Pete Wade [gtrs], Pete Drake (steel guitar), Junior Huskey [bass], Jerry Carrigan [drums], Hargus 'Pig' Robbins [piano] and Shorty Lavender (fiddle).
Ten Years After play at Bluesville 68, Hornsey Wood Tavern, Manor House, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Who play at The Royal, Tottenham, North London, England, UK, Europe.
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In today's issue of Downbeat, the drummmers' magazine, in the USA, an advert appears in which Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys promotes Camco Drums.
The Temptations play the first night of two weeks at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Steamhammer play at The Star Hotel, Croydon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Television, with Richard Hell still in the band, begin a series of weekend shows at CBGBs Club, The Bowery, New York City, USA.
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Grand Funk Railroad play in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
Like A Virgin by Madonna peaks at No3 on the UK singles chart.
Desmond Dekker plays at Dingwalls, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Luther Vandross is seriously injured when his Mercedes Benz goes out of control and crashes on Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA. Because his passenger is killed in the crash, Vandross is charged with manslaughter.
A warrant is issued for the arrest of rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard of Wu-Tang Clan, relating to cocaine charges.
J. Tillman releases his sixth album, Vacilando Territory Blues, in the UK on Bella Union Records.
Lady Gaga releases her debut album, The Fame, on Interscope Records in the UK.
Roger Daltrey of The Who, backed by Babyshambles with singer Pete Doherty play a selection of The Who's hits together during a one-off Teenage Cancer Trust charity gig at the O2 Academy, Bristol, UK.
Bruce Springsteen is on holiday with his family on the island of St. Barts in the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.
Gregg Allman plays at The Bergen Performing Arts Theatre, Engelwood, New Jersey, USA.
On their Hurricane tour, 30 Seconds To Mars play the second of two nights at The House Of Blues, San Diego, California, USA.
Bob Dylan performs live at The Critics' Choice Movie Awards in the Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of a special tribute to Martin Scorsese.
Maria Taylor plays at Walhalla Studio Theater, Wiesbaden, Germany, Europe.
The Kooks play at Akasaka Blitz, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Velvet Revolver briefly reunite with vocalist Scott Weiland for a four-song set at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of the bill for a concert entitled Love You Madly : A Concert For John O'Brien.
The Wu-Tang Clan play at The House of Blues, Houston, Texas, USA.
James Blunt plays at The Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, South America.
Saratoga play at The Music Hall, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
Pinkshinyultrablast release their debut LP, Everything Else Matters, on Club AC30 in the UK.
Mac Miller releases the video for his track Weekend, released the previous day, which features Miguel.
Brian Wilson plays at Amoeba Music, Hollywood, California, USA.
On their The Stage tour Avenged Sevenfold play at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Sierra Hull plays at The Gunter Theatre, Greenville, South Carolina, USA.