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Will Glahe is born in Elberfeld, Germany, Europe. A popular accordion band leader, he will score a major hit in the USA in 1939 with Beer Barrel Polka.
The Metropolitan Orchestra records My Sambo, We Are All Good Fellows, Quadrille : On With The Dance and The Donkey's Laugh, for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Actor Lorne Greene is born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He will have one US No1 hit single, Ringo, in 1964, but is best remembered as the father in long-running tv series Bonanza.
The musical revue Artists And Models Of 1927, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 151 performances.
Earl 'Fatha' Hines records Fifty-Seven Varieties and I Ain't Got Nobody for Okeh Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Henry Hall and The BBC Dance Orchestra record How's Chances in London, UK.
Ray Manzarek, who will find fame as keyboardist of The Doors, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra begin a season at the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, USA, set to last for a minumum of eight weeks.
Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra break the house record at The Nightingale Ballroom, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA, by drawing an audience of 3,200 at $1.50 a ticket.
Vincent James is born in St. Mary's, Jamaica, Caribbean. He will find success in the 1970s as a vocalist with the eight piece British soul group Sweet Sensation.
The revue An Evening With Beatrice Lillie is presented at The Booth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 276 performances. As well as its actress-singer star, the show features piano duettists Eddie And Rack.
Danny Kaye is headlining at The Palace Theater, New York City, USA, during a lengthy run of shows.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
Barry Gibb, later to lead the Bee Gees, enrols at Scarborough State School, Redcliffe, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
The Winter Dance Party Tour, featuring Dion and Bobby Vee, plays at the Memorial Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USA.
Fabrice Quagliotti, keyboardist of successful French 70s rock band The Rockets, is born in Rosny-Sous-Bois, France, Europe.
The Swinging Blue Genes, later to re-name themselves The Swinging Blue Jeans, play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles audition to play for BBC radio at Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK, and are approved to perform on the regional show Teenager's Turn in four weeks time.
Johnny Cash records In The Jailhouse Now, Let Me Down Easy, In Them Old Cottonfields Back Home and You Won't Have Far To Go, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Aretha Franklin plays the first of six nights at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Soul/r'n'b band Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers record covers of Another Saturday Night and Try It Baby at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra play at The Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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 musical comedy The Happy Time is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
The Blues Project are playing during thirteen nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
Love Is Blue by French orchestra leader Paul Mauriat reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Willie Bobo's Group records I Want To Walk You Home, Tweedle dee and I Heard It Through The Grapevine, for Verve Records in New York City, USA.
Paul Revere And The Raiders play a one-nighter in Sterling, Illinois, 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.
Blues pianist and recording artist Robert McCoy dies in his late 60s, in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
The Ramones play in Brussels, Belgium, Europe, supported by The UK Subs.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe. He will remain at the clinic until May 1981.
Echo And The Bunnymen enter the UK album chart with Porcupine, which will peak at No2.
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On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Docks, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Demented r'n'b vocalist Screamin' Jay Hawkins dies in Paris, France, following surgery to treat an aneurysm. He is best-remembered for his hit I Put A Spell On You.
Errol Brown plays at The Sands, Carlisle, UK.
Sammi Smith dies aged 61 of emphysema, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. She is best-remembered for having reached No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with her 1970 version of the Kris Kristofferson composition Help Me Make It Through The Night.
Eldee Young, Chicago-born jazz bassist with The Ramsey Lewis Trio and Young-Holt Unlimited, dies of a heart attack in Bangkok, Thailand, Asia.
Al DiMeola plays at The One World Theatre, Austin, Texas, USA.
On their Made In Germany tour, Rammstein play at The Sport Concert Complex, St. Petersburg, Russia, Europe.
Mean by Taylor Swift wins two trophies - Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance at the 54th annual Grammy Awards, held in the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sony Music are heavily criticised for having increased the price of Whitney Houston's album The Ultimate Collection by 60% on Apple's iTunes Store just hours after the singer's death.
Nataly Dawn of Pomplamoose releases her first solo album, How I Knew Her, on Nonesuch Records in the USA.
Ellie Goulding plays the first of two nights at Le Trianon, Paris, France, Europe.
Biffy Clyro play at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Don DiLego plays at The City Winery, New York City, USA.