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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.
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.
and The BBC Dance Orchestra record How's Chances in London, UK.
And His Orchestra begin a season at the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, USA, set to last for a minumum of eight weeks.
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.
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.
, later to lead the Bee Gees
, enrols at Scarborough State School, Redcliffe, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Fabrice Quagliotti, keyboardist of successful French 70s rock band The Rockets
, is born in Rosny-Sous-Bois, France, Europe.
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.
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
plays the first of six nights at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical comedy The Happy Time
is presented at The Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
'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.
Blues pianist and recording artist Robert McCoy
dies in his late 60s, in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
play in Brussels, Belgium, Europe, supported by The UK Subs.
, 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.
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
plays at The One World Theatre, Austin, Texas, USA.
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.
plays the first of two nights at Le Trianon, Paris, France, Europe.
play at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
plays at The City Winery, New York City, USA.