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The musical extravaganza Chris And The Wonderful Lamp, with music by John Philip Sousa, is playing at The Victoria Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 58 performances.
Primrose And Dockstader's Big Minstrels are playing atThe Victoria Theatre, New York City, USA.
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.
Blues singer and guitarist Kokomo Arnold records Chain Gang Blues, How Long How Long Blues and Things 'Bout Coming My Way for Decca Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Roger Bright, polka accordionist and recording artist, is born in New Glarus, Wisconsin, USA. As a member of Frank Yankovic And The Yanks, Bright will record ten albums for Columbia Records.
Orrin Tucker and his band are playing during four weeks at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
During an extensive national tour, singing cowboy Gene Autry plays in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.
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.
Danny Kaye is headlining at The Palace Theater, New York City, USA, during a lengthy run of shows.
Omar Hakim, drummer in Dire Straits, is born.
The Winter Dance Party Tour, featuring Dion and Bobby Vee, plays at the Memorial Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USA.
At Chess Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Chuck Berry records Bye Bye Johnny, Jaguar And Thunderbird, Drifting Blues and other tracks.
Sam Cooke releases If You Were The Only Girl on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
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."
The EP Strictly Elvis by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart at No26 for one week.
Frank Sinatra is playing to full houses during a two-week stand at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Beatles play at The Casbah Club, West Derby, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
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.
In his apartment on Fourth Street, New York City, USA, after watching a tv documentary about a convicted murderer, Bob Dylan is inspired to compose the song The Ballad Of Donald White.
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Patsy Cline records You Made Me Love You, You Belong To Me, Your Cheatin' Heart and Heartaches, for Decca Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet records Countdown, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Tommy Hunt, The Ronettes, The Vibrations, The Capris, The Flamingos and Bobby Lewis play the last of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Grant Green Sextet records Untitled Grant Green Tune No3, Minor League, Grant's Tune, Un Poco Loco and Ezz-Thetic at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
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.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles reluctantly gives a press interview to journalists in 2 Princes Crescent, Hove, Sussex, UK, the house where he is on his honeymoon with his new wife Maureen Cox.
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The musical Charlie Girl is performed at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of over five years.
Engelbert Humperdinck is appearing in a season as Robinson Crusoe in pantomime at The Palladium Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Jon Lord of Deep Purple buys his first Hammond C3 Organ, while the group is holding its first rehearsals.
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.
Lulu begins a two-week cabaret season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
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When Jim Morrison of The Doors makes a Last Will And Testament in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, he leaves everything to his girlfriend Pamela S. Courson.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording A Fool For You, for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan.
Black Dog by Led Zeppelin peaks at No15 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart.
Sweet Talkin' Woman by the Electric Light Orchestra (aka ELO) enters Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA, at No78. It will spend sixteen weeks on the chart, peaking at No17.
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.
Belly play at the Krazy House, 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.
A Memorial Service 'A Celebration of the Life of Gerry Mulligan' is held at St. Peter's Church in New York City, USA.
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.
A Class 47 railway locomotive, No 47828, is named after Joe Strummer, frontman of The Clash, at a ceremony in Bristol, UK.
On the fifth leg of their 360 Degree Tour, U2 are rehearsing for the next night's show at FNB Stadium, [aka Soccer City], Johannesburg, South Africa.
Dear Superstar hold a launch party for their new album Damned Religion, at Apotheca, Manchester, UK.
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.
Attack Attack! play at The Sunshine TheaterrnAlbuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Blues-rock guitarist Derek Trucks and ten other members of The Allman Brothers Band are presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Carl Barat And The Jackals play at La Cartonnerie, Reims, France, Europe.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On his 44-show Boy Meets World tour Drake plays the second of two nights at Manchester Arena, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, supported by dvsn and Young Thug.