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Folk blues legend Jesse Fuller is born in Jonesboro, Georgia, USA. Fuller is best-remembered for his song San Francisco Bay Blues. (1896)
The musical play A Country Girl, or Town and Country, with music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens, is performed at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 729 performances.
Billed as "The latest musical sensation", The Explorers, featuring a cast of 80, is playing at The Metropolitan Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Fess Williams and his Royal Flush Orchestra, The Charleston Bearcats fronted by Leon Abbey and Fletcher Henderson's Roseland Orchestra play on the opening night of a new ballroom, The Savoy, on Lenox Avenue, New York City, USA. Reputed to be a front for gangster Al Capone, it will become one of the world's best-known music venues, and the Lindy Hop dance craze will begin on its dance floor.
At two and a half minutes before midnight, St. Francis Dam in San Francisquito Canyon, about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Los Angeles, California, USA, bursts and the resulting flood kills up to 600 people. Francis Black And The Catholics will be inspired to write the 2000 song St. Francis Dam Disaster.
Singing trio The Gumm Sisters play the fourth of seven nights at the Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA. One of the sisters, Frances Gumm, will find stardom after a name change to Judy Garland.
The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Louis Prima plays the third night of two weeks at The Click, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Popular singer Teresa Brewer appears in the tv show Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue in the USA, hosted by bandleader Paul Whiteman.
Adaline Shepherd dies aged 76 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. She is perhaps best-remembered as the composer of the ragtime piano favourites Pickles And Peppers and Wireless Rag.
Jazz pianist Dill Jones, multi-instrumentalist Tubby Hayes and others play at The King's Head, Merton, UK.
Freddy Randall And His Band play at The Town Hall, Watford, UK.
My Babe by Chicago blues singer and harmonica player Little Walter, enters the Billboard R'n'B singles chart in the USA, which it will top for five weeks. The song is written by Willie Dixon, who also plays bass on the track.
Steve Harris, founder member and bass player for Iron Maiden, is born in Leytonstone, UK.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
Jimmy Jones plays the second night in a week of gigs at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Roy Milton and Mickey Champion play at The Marigold Ballroom, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes, later to find success as The Swinging Blue Jeans, play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Vocal group The Ellison Singers record He's Holding Me, Open Up Your Heart, Can You Hide?, This Is The Day, In The Upper Room and Who Is This Man for Sharp Records in the USA.
The Joe Pass Quartet records Charade, Call Me Irresponsible and other tracks at Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Manfred Mann begin the first of three days recording Oh No Not My Baby at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Adam Faith plays at The Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon, UK.
Irish blues band Them, featuring vocalist Van Morrison, play in Morecambe, UK.
Eddie Brown (of folk and gospel duo Joe And Eddie) is playing during six nights at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
In the middle of a chaotic Asian tour, The Zombies briefly leave Manila, Philippines, and fly to Hong Kong where they make plans for their next steps.
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Procol Harum and Spooky Tooth play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Sarah Vaughan plays during a week of shows at Red Foxx's Club, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA, with The Les McCann Trio.
Black Sabbath play the first of four nights at The Odeon, Hammersmith, London, UK.
When R.E.M. play at The Beat Exchange, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, they are seen by Jay Boberg of IRS Records, who will sign them to that label.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play at ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California, USA.
Jet magazine reports that the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California, USA, has ruled that Stevie Wonder did not steal his hit song I Just Called To Say I Love You from Hello It's Me by Lloyd Chiate.
On his Ten Summoner's Tales tour, Sting plays at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
Leaked documents reveal that although deceased rock star Michael Hutchence of INXS earned $30m in his career, and was estimated to be worth over $14m when he died, he has left just $22,000.
Michael Kiwanuka releases his first album, Home Again, on Polydor Records in the UK.
Singer-songwriter Marie Roche plays at Invention Arts, Bath, UK.
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Efterklang play at Gimle, Roskilde, Denmark, Europe.
Wolfmother play at BlackStar Coffee, Brisbane, Australia.
Elton John plays at The DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Kyuss play at Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
Ed Sheeran is named as Spotify's most-streamed act for 2014 in the UK.
Franz Ferdinand release a video to YouTube for their upcoming single Fresh Strawberries.
Jazz saxophonist Dave Liebman plays at The Sandbar At The Cove, New orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Devon Sproule plays at Strange Brew, Austin, Texas, USA.
On their Hell Or High Water tour, Ron Pope And The Nighthawks play at The Warehouse, Houston, Texas, USA, with Jonathan Tyler and True TT.
On her Rebel Heart tour, when Madonna plays the first of two nights at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania, fans are only allowed into the venue four hours later than originally advertised.
On their The Getaway World Tour The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran reaches No1 in the Official UK Singles Chart.
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