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The variety show billed as Vaudeville Ambrosia at The Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA, features Adelina Roattino, The Nine Marvellous Merrills, Reichens' Hand-Balancing Dogs, Victor Jerome, Lottie Fremont And Harry W. Welch, Kelly And Violette and Rose And Jeanette.
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.
Primrose And Dockstader's Big Minstrels are playing atThe Victoria Theatre, New York City, USA.
The "musical absurdity" Twirly-Whirly is presented at Weber And Fields' Music Hall, New York City, USA, during a run of 247 performances.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 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.
Walter James Fewell is born in Hockerville, Oklahoma, USA. After changing his name to Jimmie Rivers, he will find acclaim as one of the all-time great western swing guitarists, much inspired by Charlie Christian and Barney Kessel.
Italian folk-pop icon Angelo Branduardi is born the small town of Cuggioni, Italy, Europe.
The BBC Third Programme radio service in the UK transmits the second in its series of folk-music-related shows entitled Traditional Ballads.
Hank Williams is heard performing Lovesick Blues, Move It On Over and I'll Have A New Body on the Mother's Best Flour radio series in the USA. On the same edition of the show, Audrey Williams performs The Waltz Of The Wind.
Don Cherry, with the Dave Terry Orchestra, records I Apologise, Bring Back The Thrill, Don't Cry and Don't Leave Me Now, at Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th Street, New York City, USA.
The Russ Morgan Orchestra is playing during six weeks at Cocoanut Grove, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, with The Blackburn Twins.
Barry Gibb, later to lead the Bee Gees, enrols at Scarborough State School, Redcliffe, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Omar Hakim, drummer in Dire Straits, is born.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the last of six nights at The Gaumont, Sheffield, UK.
TV pop show producer Jack Good sparks off a UK controversy when he is reported in a newspaper feature stating that, "I don't think Cliff Richard would have existed at all as a singer without Elvis Presley."
Julius LaRosa is playing during two weeks at The Racquet Club, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
The musical Milk And Honey, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
Brenda Lee appears on popular tv show American Bandstand in the USA performing Break It To Me Gently.
Joe 'Bebop' Carroll records [Get Your Kicks On] Route 66, I Got Rhythm and other tracks in New York City, USA. Both tracks will appear on his album Man With A Happy Sound.
While travelling across the USA by car with a group of friends, Bob Dylan plays at Tougalou University, Jackson, Mississippi.
UK pop paper the NME reports that contemporary folk singer Donovan has signed a recording contract with Pye Records.
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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.
Lulu begins a two-week cabaret season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Traffic, Manfred Mann and others play at a Philips record label show in the Winter Olympic Games centre, Grenoble, France, Europe.
The Savoy Brown Blues Band play at The 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ishman Bracey [aka Ishmon Bracey] dies aged 69 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He made his first recordings as a blues singer and guitarist for Victor Records in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1928, and also recorded for Paramount.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording A Fool For You, for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan.
Van Morrison plays at The Fillmore, San Jose, California, USA, supported by Elvin Bishop.
Black Dog by Led Zeppelin peaks at No15 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart.
Bruce Springsteen fires Vini 'Mad Dog' Lopez, the original drummer for his backing group, The E Street Band, and replaces him with Ernest 'Boom' Carter.
Crystal Gayle reaches No1 single in The Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with 'Til I Can Gain Control Again, written by Rodney Crowell.
The Smiths' interrupted British tour resumes at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Chelsea play at The Pier Hotel, Cleethorpes, England, UK, Europe.
Chas And Dave play at The Derngate Centre, Northampton, England, UK, Europe.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
Errol Brown plays at The Sands, Carlisle, UK.
Elvis Costello plays at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
Roger Daltrey of The Who takes time out to meet with an old fan of the band, Stephanie Zimmerman, at the cafe in The Wallace Collection, London, England, UK, Europe.
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David Cassidy plays at Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA.
The House That Built Me by Miranda Lambert is released to radio in the USA by Columbia Records.
On her I Am ... tour Beyonce plays at the Hipódromo de San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Stratovarius play at The Volksbankmesse, Balingen, Germany, Europe.
Attack Attack! play at The Sunshine TheaterrnAlbuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Shy Nature play at The Hare And Hounds, Birmingham, UK.
Biffy Clyro play at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Orla Gartland plays at King Tut's, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, supported by Martin Luke Brown.
On their Singing For Strangers tour, folk-pop duo Hudson Taylor play at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK.
On their 25th Anniversary Of Images And Words tour, Dream Theater play at Le Zenith, Paris, France, Europe.
An obsessive Miley Cyrus fan from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, is taken into police custody in Los Angeles, California, after having written disturbing Facebook posts about the singer, stating that he knew her address and how to get into her property and couldn't wait to finally be together with her. He had travelled from Milwaukee to Los Angeles in search of Miley.