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The "Brilliant New Musical Extravaganza" The Wizard Of Oz re-opens at The Grand Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.The show includes "A cast of 75 - No stars - All artists - Mostly girls"
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies record The Rose Of Washington Square and Who Cares?, for Brunswick Records in New York City, USA.
Jazz-rock fusion pioneer Chick Corea (Armando Corea) of Return To Forever, is born in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Singer and popular songwriter Hank Fort is playing at The Jefferson Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Judy Garland plays during a month at The Curran Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Elliot Lawrence Band is playing at The Hotel Statler, New York City, USA.
Brenda Lee graduates from high school in Hollywood, California, USA, having already scored a dozen top ten hit singles.
Memphis-based gospel music group The Blackwood Brothers fly to New York City, USA, where they are due to perform their latest recording, Have You Talked to the Man Upstairs, on the nationally televised Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts program.
Chuck Berry releases the album Chuck Berry Is On Top, on Chess Records in the USA.
Patti Page is playing during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Popular violinist Florian ZaBach plays at Connie Costa's Club, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Willis Brothers play a live show in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA.
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.
The Herb Ellis Quartet records Willow Weep For me for Epic Records in New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley's manager Col Tom Parker, has meetings about the possibility of basing a tv series on the Presley movie Kissin' Cousins.
Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben Island, South Africa, for the crime of sabotage. The charge sheet at his trial listed 193 acts of sabotage in total. Inspired by Nelson Mandela's life and his plight, The Special AKA will release a single, Free Nelson Mandela, in 1984 on 2 Tone Records in the UK. The song will peak at No9 in the UK singles chart, and is widely credited with having helped achieve Mandela's release from prison.
Pride/Say It Again by Ray Brown And The Whispers reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play at The Half Note, New York City, USA.
Help Me, Rhonda by The Beach Boys reaches No1 in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
Them, with vocalist Van Morrison, play at The Gaiety Theatre, Ramsey, England, UK.
The Small Faces play at The Cavern In The Town, off Leicester Square, London, UK.
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Fiddler On The Roof, starring Luther Adler and Dolores Wilson, is running during a lengthy engagement at McVickers Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Actress and singer Lainie Kazan is playing during six nights at The O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Elvis Presley movie Speedway, co-starring Nancy Sinatra, premieres in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Richard Barbary records the Bacharach-David composition Let The Music Play and Nothin' In This World with producer Creed Taylor in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for A+M Records.
The four founding members of The Eagles play together for the first time, as the support band for Linda Ronstadt, on the Tomorrowland stage at Disneyland, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The four founding members of The Eagles play together for the first time, as the support band for Linda Ronstadt, on the Tomorrowland stage at Disneyland, Los Angeles, California.
Iron Maiden play at Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Cluster, with Farnbauer, perform at the Wiener Festwochen Alternativ, Vienna, Austria, Europe. The show is recorded and will be released as the LP Live in Vienna.
Slade begin a 12-date British tour with a show at The Cedar Club, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
On their Southern Accents tour, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play the second of two nights at The Centrum Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Motley Crue play at Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The Jerry Garcia Band plays at The Warfield, San Francisco, California, USA.
Internationally-known singing star Rosemary Squires, who grew up in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, is awarded an MBE for her services to music and charity, in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
English electronic music producer Andy Hughes, best-known for his work with The Orb, dies at the Liver Intensive Care Unit at Kings College Hospital in London after a short illness.
The House That Built Me by Miranda Lambert reaches No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA for the first of four weeks.
Natalie Cole plays the second of three nights at The Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia, Ocerania.
Pink's Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour plays at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton, England, UK.
Carl Gardner, a founder member of The Coasters, dies aged 83. Gardner suffered from congestive heart failure and Alzheimer's disease, when he died in hospice care in Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA. His voice can be heard on such hits as Poison Ivy, Charlie Brown and Yakety Yak.
On their Bon Jovi Live 2011 tour, Bon Jovi play at The Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Suck It And See by Arctic Monkeys reaches No1 in the UK Albums Chart.
Motion City Soundtrack release their fifth album, Go, on Epitaph Records, in the USA.
On their Watch The Throne tour, Jay-Z and Kanye West, play the second of two nights at Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK.
On her Set The World On Fire Tour, Alicia Keys plays at The O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
Katy Perry participates in the announcement of Make Roar Happen, a programme celebrating and supporting teachers for a philanthropic effort during the back-to-school season in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry marries Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia at the First Presbyterian Church in Greeneville, Tennessee, USA.
During the Second European leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Europe. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.