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Matilda Alice Victoria Wood is born in Hoxton, London, UK. She will find fame as music hall singer Marie Lloyd.
Primrose and Dockstader's Great American Minstrels, starring Lew Sully, James Tenbrooke, Larry Dooley, George Primrose and Lou Dockstader, play the first of six nights at the National Theatre, Washington, DC, USA.
The musical comedy The Billionaire, with music by Gustav Kerker and lyrics by Harry B. Smith, is presented during a three month run at Daly's Theatre, New York City, USA.
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.
A historic concert takes place at the Aeolian Hall, New York City, USA. The event is billed as "Paul Whiteman and His Palais Royal Orchestra Will Offer An Experiment in Modern Music, Assisted by Zez Confrey and George Gershwin." The concert includes Victor Herbert's first work for jazz orchestra and the first public performance Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
Henry Hall and The BBC Dance Orchestra record How's Chances in London, UK.
Italian folk-pop icon Angelo Branduardi is born the small town of Cuggioni, Italy, Europe.
Joe Bihari of Modern Records undertakes a recording session with Howlin' Wolf in West Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
New York City doo-wop quintet The Five Crowns renew their recording contract with Rainbow Records.
Elvis Presley plays in the American Legion Hall, Carlsbad, Texas, USA.
Harry James And His Orchestra are playing during a week of shows at The Brass Rail, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers record Pisces, Blue Ching and other tracks for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 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.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
Brenda Lee appears on popular tv show American Bandstand in the USA performing Break It To Me Gently.
The Paul Winter Sextet is playing during three weeks at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Barron Knights play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
James Roberts is born in Hollis, Queens, New York City, USA. He will achieve success as Ed Lover, rapper, actor, musician, radio personality and MTV VJ.
The Merseybeats play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Chet Atkins records Satan's Doll for RCA Records in Nashville, Tennessee, 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.
Cilla Black, Tom Jones (replacing P.J.Proby) Tommy Quickly, Sounds Incorporated, The Remo 4, Tommy Roe, The Fourmost and The Mike Cotton Sound play at The ABC Cinema, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The musical Charlie Girl is performed at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run lasting over five years.
The Sopwith Camel and the Charlatans perform at a Lincoln's Birthday Party gig at The Firehouse, 3767 Sacramento St, San Francisco, California, USA.
The teen beach movie musical Bikini Beach, starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Little Stevie Wonder and The Pyramids, is released in Turkey, Europe.
Tony Bennett plays at The Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
Pink Floyd have a recording session in Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, working on Corporal Clegg, The Boppin' Sound, It Should Be So Nice, Doreen's Dream (re-titled Julia's Dream), Richard's Rave Up.
Lulu begins a two-week cabaret season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Steppenwolf, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Cold Blood play at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Blues pianist and recording artist Robert McCoy dies in his late 60s, in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Def Leppard play at the Top Rank, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Robin Trower plays at the City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
The Ramones play in Brussels, Belgium, Europe, supported by The UK Subs.
Chas And Dave play at The Derngate Centre, Northampton, England, UK, Europe.
On their Warming Up The Band tour, Nightfly play at Tiffany's, Hull, England, UK, Europe. The recently-formed band includes former Whitesnake guitarist Micky Moody and Zak Starkey, son of The Beatles' Ringo Starr.
Pink appears on US tv show Saturday Night Live. At an aftershow party in New York City's Tribeca district, she is seen baring her breasts.
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.
Wax effigies of the Jonas Brothers go on display at madame Tussaud's Waxworks, New York City. The Jonas Brothers themselves perform the unveiling of the statues which were previously on display in Washington, DC.
Midlake play at The Anson Rooms, Bristol, UK.
Jimmy Webb plays at Oran Mor, Glasgow, Scotland.
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.
Kisses On The Bottom by Paul McCartney enters the UK Albums Chart at No3, behind Lonely Are The Brave by Maverick Sabre which enters at No2. Born To Die by Lana Del Rey remains at No1.
Shakira is attacked by an angry sea lion while on holiday in Cape Town, South Africa.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. play at The Barfly, London, UK.
Elbow play at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, London, UK, supported by Black Rivers.
Howard Jones plays at The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK.
Radio Moscow, Kings Destroy and Holy Serpent play at The Bodega Bar, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania.
On their 25th Anniversary Of Images And Words tour, Dream Theater play at Le Zenith, Paris, France, Europe.
Bon Iver play the first of two nights at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.