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William Alonzo Anderson is born in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. He will find success as jazz trumpeter Cat Anderson, working with Duke Ellington, Lucky Millinder, The Erskine Hawkins Orchestra, Sabby Lewis's Orchestra, and Lionel Hampton, to name a few.
The musical comedy The Maid Of The Mountains, with music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, is playing at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 1352 performances.
Western Swing pianist and vocalist Smokey Wood And The Wood Chips record Woodchip Blues, Moonlight In Oklahoma and Keep On Truckin', in the Dallas Athletic Club Rooms, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The musical Hold On To Your Hats, starring Al Jolson, is prresented at The Shubert Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 158 performances.
Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica D'Amato is born in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. As Maria Muldaur, she will sing with the Jim Kweskin Jug Band before going on to solo success.
Philip Darryl Core is born in Liverpool, UK. After changing his name to David Garrick, he will find some success as a pop singer in the 60s.
The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
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.
An Alan Freed-promoted US package tour called The Biggest Rhythm'n'Blues Show, plays the first of five nights at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Acts on the bill include The Drifters, Roy Hamilton, LaVern Baker, King Pleasure, The Spaniels and more.
Screamin' Jay Hawkins records I Put A Spell On You for Okeh Records in New York City. This is the third time he has recorded the song, but will prove to be the first time it is actually released.
Chris Barber's Jazz Band play at St. George's Hall, Bradford, UK.
LaVern Baker plays the fourth of five nights at The Spatz Show Bar, Hamilton, Ohio, USA.
The Wreck Of The John B by Jimmie Rodgers reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart. The song will become a hit again in 1966 for The Beach Boys under the name Sloop John B.
Ray Price And His Cherokee Indians play a live show in Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Popular vocalist Mylene Farmer is born in Quebec, Canada.
The Frank Strozier Sextet records tracks for the album Long Night for Jazzland Records at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers and Johnny Sandon And The Searchers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Beatles hold a press conference prior to their show at the Boston Gardens, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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Paul Simon plays at The Central Hotel, Birkenhead, England, UK.
Jazz saxophonist Don Byas is recorded live for BBC tv at the BBC Television Theatre, London, England, UK.
Following an explosion, The Fiesta Ballroom, Montevideo, Minnesota, USA, is destroyed by fire.
Fats Domino is playing the fourth of five nights at Club Laurel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience do radio interviews in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Canned Heat begin a twelve-day European mainland tour, taking in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Holland, Sweden and Denmark, Europe.
The Top Ten singles being played on WKNR radio in Detroit, Michigan for the week ended on this date are as follows :

1. Hey Jude/Revolution The Beatles

2. Harper Valley PTA Jeannie C Riley

3. Fire The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

4. Little Green Apples O.C.Smith

5. Time Has Come Today The Chambers Brothers

6. Midnight Confessions The Grass Roots

7. Sealed with A Kiss Gary Lewis

8. 1-2-3 Red Light The 1910 Fruitgum Company

9. Got To Get A Message To You The Bee Gees

10. Slip Away Clarence Carter

Spooky Tooth play the first of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Kensington Market.
Eumir Deodato records Also Sprach Zarathustra at Van Gelder Studios,, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Jennifer Nettles is born in Douglas, Georgia, USA. She will find success as the lead singer of country-rock duo Sugarland.
Bob Dylan begins recording his fifteenth studio album Blood On The Tracks at A&R Recording, New York City, USA.
XTC release a new album, Black Sea which will peak at No16 in the UK albums chart.
The new No1 album in the Billboard US albums chart is Escape by Journey.
Robert Plant holds a 'Concert tour party' at The Be Bop Cafe, New York City, USA.
The album The Wild Heart by Stevie Nicks is awarded platinum status in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
The Alvin Lee Band plays at Brassy's, Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA.
Madonna attends Dallas Boesendahl's party at The Limelight club in New York City, USA, for the launch of the Orion Pictures release Amadeus.
During Fleetwood Mac's Behind The Mask tour, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie announce that they will no longer tour with the group but will still record with them.
Johnny Cash dies aged 71 in the Baptist Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, of complications from diabetes.
U2 play the first of four non-consecutive nights at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Dahsboard Confessional.
British rock vocalist Ian Brown announces that he is sponsoring London-based non-league football team Chiswick Homefields FC. Their new strip is now emblazoned with the message, "Ian Brown - The Greatest"
Eminem, G Unit, Obie Trice, StatQuo, Akon and others play at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Franz Ferdinand play a free show at The Scala, London, England, UK.
Aerosmith play at The Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Sleep play at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Phosphorescent play at Komedia, Brighton, UK.
The Script play at The O2 Academy, Leeds, UK.
Wade Mainer, a revered and pioneering country music banjo picker, dies at the age 104 at his home in Flint, Michigan, USA.
Gemma Ray plays at The Borderline, London, UK, supported by Gulp.
Mariah Carey is among the guests when Nas holds his 40th Birthday party at Avenue NYC in New York City, USA.