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Leonard Garfield Spencer is born in Washington DC, USA. He will find fame as Len Spencer, known to millions as America's first recording star. He will also score numerous hits as half of the singing duo of Len Spencer and Ada Jones.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Herald Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 205 performances.
John Thomas Wrencher is born in Sunflower, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as blues harmonica player, singer and recording artist Big John Wrencher, aka One Arm John.
Fess Williams And His Royal Flush Orchestra record My Pretty Girl and White Ghost Shivers, for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA.
Stanley Knight, one of many guitarists to pass through the ranks of Southern boogie band Black Oak Arkansas, is born in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
During an extensive national tour, singing cowboy Gene Autry plays in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.
The 1950 studio cast recording of the Broadway musical Pal Joey, starring Vivienne Segal and Harold Lang, is released by Columbia Records in the USA.
New York City doo-wop quintet The Five Crowns renew their recording contract with Rainbow Records.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the last of six nights at The Gaumont, Sheffield, UK.
Frank Sinatra is playing to full houses during a two-week stand at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Shop Around by The Miracles becomes the first million-selling record for Motown Records.
New York City songwriters Wes Farrell and Bert Berns register the song My Girl Sloopy. It will become a huge hit for The McCoys under the name Hang On Sloopy, and will also be recorded by The Yardbirds.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows continue with their season at The Palladium Theatre, London, UK.
Sandie Shaw releases a new single, I'll Stop At Nothing, in the UK on Pye Records.
The Four Seasons release a new single, Bye Bye Baby, in the UK on Philips Records.
Twinkle releases a new single, Golden Lights, in the UK.
The Rock For Peace concert is held at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, with The Great Society, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Big Brother and the Holding Company.
The teen beach movie musical Bikini Beach, starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Little Stevie Wonder and The Pyramids, is released in Turkey, Europe.
The Dubliners begin their Seven Drunken Nights tour, with a show at The City Hall, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK, Europe.
The Jazz Communicators (saxophonist Joe Henderson, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Herbie Lewis, and drummer Louis Hayes) are playing during a fifteen night booking at The Both/And Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Tony Bennett plays at The Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
Bill Anderson and Jan Howard release a new album, For Loving You, on Decca Records in the USA.
Lulu begins a two-week cabaret season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr enters the Billboard US Top 40 Albums Chart with A Secret Place which will peak at No31 during a six-week run.
Jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr enters the Billboard US Top 40 Albums Chart with A Secret Place which will peak at No31 during a six-week run.
The Clash play at The Stateside, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe.
The Go-Gos play at The Starwood Club, Hollywood, CA, USA.
The Jan Garbarek Quartet plays at The Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool, UK.
UK tabloid The Daily Star runs a front page story about visiting "evil gangster rapper" Snoop Doggy Dogg with the headline Kick This Evil Bastard Out.
Alabama is awarded three multi-platinum albums on the same day by the R.I.A.A. in the USA. Mountain Music is certified as quintuple-platinum, Roll On secures quadruple-platinum and Greatest Hits, Volume III reaches double-platinum status.
Two members of Chuck Mangione's band, saxophonist Gerry Niewood and guitarist Coleman Mellett, are among the passengers killed on Flight 3407, en route to play a gig in Buffalo, New York State.
Girl Talk play at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, USA.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia.
During New York Fashion Week, Kanye West and Kid Cudi meet up with designer Scott Sterberg of Band Of Outsiders at his show in New York City, USA.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play the last of three nights at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
Guns N'Roses play at Terminal 5, New York City, USA.
James Morrison plays at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK.
Shakira is attacked by an angry sea lion while on holiday in Cape Town, South Africa.
Chicago-born blues multi-instrumentalist Otis Taylor releases a new album, My World Is Gone, on Telarc Records in the UK.
Ellie Goulding plays at The Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paramore begin their Paramore Live In Concert Tour at Centerpoint Studio, Bangkok, Thailand, Asia.
Protomartyr play at Underground Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Gehennah release a new LP, Too Loud To Live, Too Drunk To Die on Metal Blade Records in the UK.
Dr. John plays at Charleston Music Hall, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
Howard Jones plays at The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK.
Symphonic metal band Beyond The Black release their second LP, Lost In Forever, on Airforce 1 Records in Germany, Europe.
Don DiLego plays at The City Winery, New York City, USA.
On their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.