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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 comedy Miss Simplicity, featuring Helen Lord, is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 56 performances.
The musical comedy Foxy Grandpa, based on a popular newspaper cartoon strip, is playing at Haverley's 14th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances.
Author H. P. Lovecraft calls for a ban on the 'Satanic melodies' of jazz music, during a rally in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Isham Jones And His Orchestra record Riverboat Shuffle, Swanee Butterfly and Danger for Brunswick Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frankie 'Half Pint' Jaxon and The Harlem Hamfats record She Brings Me Down, Take It Easy Greasy, The Dirty Dozens and Wet It for Decca Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Howard And His Orchestra record Spring Cleaning, You Can't Take It With You, Me Myself And I and You're Just A Little Diff'rent for Decca Records in the USA.
The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
Linda Hayes opens at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
A new popular music venue, the California Ballroom, is opened in Dunstable, UK, with a concert by Ronnie Carroll and The Ray Miller Orchestra,supported by Russ Sainty And The Nu-Notes.
American music trade magazine Cash Box combines its pop and R'n'B charts, justifying the decision by pointing out that the current R'n'B charts are almost ninety percent pop in nature. [This decision will subsequently be reversed].
Bill Evans is playing during a week of shows at The Minor Key, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Bill Henderson is playing during a 22-day engagement at The Playboy Key Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Druids Jazz band play at Liverpool Jazz Society in The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Andy Doll Band is playing in Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA.
Blues vocalist and pianist Mercy Dee Walton is recording tracks for his Arhoolie Records' album Mercy Dee, in Stockton, California, USA.
The album Star Carol by Tennessee Ernie Ford is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Ira Sullivan And The Chicago Jazz Quintet record a tribute to Charlie Parker in The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The tracks will be released by Vee-Jay Records on the album Bird Lives!
Dion records the songs Too Much Monkey Business (written by Chuck Berry], I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man, Katie Mae and You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
The Top Ten records for this week on WKNR Radio, Detroit, Michigan, USA, are as follows :
1. Suspicion Terry Stafford
2. Tall Cool One The Wailers
3. Romeo And Juliet The Reflections
4. Stay The Four Seasons
5. She Loves You The Beatles
6. Twist And Shout The Beatles
7. Castles in the Sand Stevie Wonder
8. My Heart Belongs Bobby Vinton
9. Please Please Me The Beatles
10. Our Faded Love The Royaltones
Elvis Presley continues with the shooting of location scenes for his latest movie, Roustabout, at locations in and around Los Angeles, California, USA.
A new country music record company, Chart Records Inc, is formed in Jefferson, Georgia, USA, initially to release the record Lookin' For More In '64 by Jim Nesbitt. It will go on to release material by Red Sovine, Lynn Anderson and others.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Palais, Wimbledon, UK.
The Ramsey Lewis Trio enter the Billboard US Top 40 Albums Chart with Hang On Ramsey!, which will peak at No15 during a fifteen-week run on the chart.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich play during a week in cabaret at Tito's, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones begin recording their next single, Jumpin' Jack Flash, with a new producer, Jimmy Miller, at Olympic studios in London, England, UK, Europe.
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The Johnny Dankworth Big Band plays at The Old Theatre, LSE, Houghton Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Grehan Sisters play at The Fox Folk Club, Islington Green, London, England, UK, Europe.
Gerry Lockran plays at The Barnet And Whetstone Folk Club, Totteridge, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan begins a tour of Australia with the first of three nights at the Festival Hall, Brisbane.
The Police play their fifth show this month at The Capitol Theater, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Bob Marley, 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.
Elton John releases his new single, Blue Eyes, in the UK.
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.
Depeche Mode release their tenth single, People Are People, in the UK on Mute Records.
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Radio stations in the USA begin dropping Dixie Chicks tracks from their playlists because vocalist Natalie Maines recently stated that the group was ashamed of coming from the same state as President George Bush.
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Canadian folk-rock duo Dala sign a five-year artist development deal with Big Bold Sun Music.
Efterklang play at Gimle, Roskilde, Denmark, Europe.
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.
Lady Gaga plays the first date on her Fame Ball Tour at the House Of Blues, San Diego, California, USA.
Gorillaz release their third studio album, Plastic Beach, in Brazil, South America.
Elton John plays at The DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Iron And Wine play at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK.
The Mark Lanegan Band plays at The HMV Institute, Birmingham, UK.
Sinead O'Connor plays at St. George's, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Jen Chapin spends the second of four days recording the album Reckoning at Mission Sound, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Sting plays at the 7th Annual Performance Series of Legends Benefit Concert for The Duke Ellington School of Music at the Music Center at Strathmore, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
Rihanna begins her Anti World Tour with a show at Jacksonville Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play the first of four nights at Palais 12, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.