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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 fantasy Broadway To Tokio is playing at The New York Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 88 performances.
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.
A "continuous Vaudeville" show at The Columbia Theater, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, features The Four Musical Colbys, Gracie Emmett And Co, Hughes And Anger, Rossley And Lee, Jefferson Caspers, Radford And Winchester, Hayes And Healy and others.
The musical comedy Miss Simplicity, featuring Helen Lord, is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 56 performances.
William DuBois Diamond is born in Canton (Madison County), Mississippi, USA. He will find success as blues singer and guitarist William 'Do Boy' Diamond.
Peg Leg Howell And His Gang record Worrying Blues and Tickle Britches in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for Columbia Records.
Don Drummond is born at the Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, in the Caribbean. He will find success as a founder member and trombone player of The Skatalites.
Kokomo Arnold records Wild Water Blues and Laugh And Grin Blues for Decca Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Popular singer Teresa Brewer appears in the tv show Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue in the USA, hosted by bandleader Paul Whiteman.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
Big Bill Broonzy is recording tracks for Vogue Records in Paris, France.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
Mel Torme is playing at The Mocambo, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
The Bill Evans Trio plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Jimmy Jones plays the second night in a week of gigs at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Bobby Darin is playing during a three week engagement at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Bill Henderson is playing during a 22-day engagement at The Playboy Key Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
LaVern Baker, The Shirelles, Big Maybelle, Jimmy Charles and The Vibrations are playing during a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Duke Ellington, Gary 'US' Bonds, and The Chantels play the fourth of seven nights at The Regal, Chicago Illinois, USA.
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.
Ther Charles River Valley Boys play at Club 47, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Teen movie Summer Holiday, starring Cliff Richard And The Shadows, is released to cinemas in the USA.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Palais, Wimbledon, UK.
The Zombies audition for US movie mogul Otto Preminger at The Cromwellian Club, London, UK, hoping to land a part in his new movie Bunny Lake Is Missing.
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Despite concerns about the length of his hair, David Jones makes his first tv appearance with his group, The Manish Boys, on UK tv show Gadzooks! It's All Happening. They sing their current single, I Pity The Fool. Jones will change his name to David Bowie within a year.
The Four Pennies and Twinkle appear on UK tv show Ready, Steady, Go!, in London, UK.
Johnny Winter plays at The Black Cat, Port Arthur, Texas, USA.
Jazz multi-instrumentalist Keith Jarrett records tracks for his album Restoration Ruin at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
In Los Angeles, California, Dee Anthony of Bandana Management convinces Joe Cocker to set off on a seven week tour of the USA, to start in Detroit, Michigan, a week from now. It will become legendary as the Mad Dogs And Englishmen tour.
The Strawbs play at John Cass College, London, EC3, England, UK, Europe.
Paul McCartney is undertaking three weeks of recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Duran Duran play at The Rum Runner, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Duran Duran play at The Rum Runner, Birmingham, England, UK.
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Bow Wow Wow are obliged to cancel dates in their upcoming UK tour because, at fifteen years old, lead singer Anabella Lwin, would be guilty of truancy if she toured with no tutor.
It is reported in UK music weekly Melody Maker that Simon Gallup, former bassist with The Cure, has joined forces with The Cure's former Keyboardist, Matthieu Hartley, in a new band called Cry.
Motley Crue play at The La Crosse Cente, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA.
Peter Hammill plays at Shank Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Celine Dion releases her 4th English language album, Falling Into You, in The USA and Canada. It will go on to achieve 32m sales worldwide.
Efterklang play at Gimle, Roskilde, Denmark, Europe.
Tony Christie plays at The Futurist Theatre, Scarborough, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at The Earle Chiles Center, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The section of 30th Avenue between 15th Street and Kaulton Park in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA, is re-named Dinah Washington Avenue in honour of the great blues and jazz singer who had been born in the city.
Sheryl Crow and Jackson Browne play at the Koseinenkin Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Sinead O'Connor plays at St. George's, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Say Anything release their fourth studio album, Anarchy My Dear, on Equal Vision Records in the UK.
Broken Bells play at The Civic Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Joanna Newsom plays at The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.