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The musical comedy Naughty Nancy is playing at The Savoy Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 77 performances.
Jazz guitar and violin duo Eddie Lang And Joe Venuti record Perfect for OKeh Records in the USA.
British folk songwriter and performer Cyril Tawney, composer of Sally Free And Easy, Sammy's Bar and many others, is born in Gosport, South Hampshire, UK.
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra play at The Hotel Driskill, Austin, Texas, USA.
The sound of r'n'b sax great Earl Bostic is first committed to tape, as a member of Lionel Hampton's band, on a Victor label recording session.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in the Panther Room at the Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio.
The baby John Lennon, later to be one of The Beatles, is taken to see his Aunt Mimi for the first time at 251 Menlove Avenue, Liverpool, England, UK. She will become, in effect, his mother.
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Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, The Oscar Peterson Trio, Flip Phillips, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers, Ray Brown, Barney Kessel and Hank Jones play in the Jazz At The Philharmonic Concert at The Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
The Late Late Show by Dakota Staton enters the Billboard US Top 40 Monophonic Albums chart at No39.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
Jimmy Rodgers plays during a week of shows at The Moore Theater, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The musical Milk And Honey, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
Frankie Avalon plays during a ten-day run at The Three Rivers Inn, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Ray Price plays a live show in Abilene, Texas, USA.
Sally Go 'Round the Roses by The Jaynetts reaches No1 in the Music Vendor Singles Chart in the USA.
Miriam Makeba plays at The Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
Diana Ross And The Supremes are playing during two weeks at Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
John Mayall plays the second of three nights at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by The Psychedelic Stooges.
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Music trade publication Billboard magazine in the USA announces that the Buddy Miles Express has signed to Mercury Records and will record under the direction of Lou Reizner, the head of Mercury's London operation
The Jeff Beck Group plays at Alma College, Alma, Michigan, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Audience. As a result of the gig, Audience are later signed to Charisma Records.
The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band begins two weeks at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, UK.
The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
Doug Sahm and Band record Tennessee Blues, Your Friends and Papa Ain't Salty in New York City for Atlantic Records, with Bob Dylan playing guitar and harmonica.
Bette Midler plays the first of three nights at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Johnny Cash begins filming his 1981 tv Christmas special at Falkland Palace, Fife, Scotland, UK, Europe. During the day he records a duet with Andy Williams, singing Greensleeves.
Paul McCartney releases his long-form video, Rockshow, in the UK.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play the second of two nights at The Capitol Centre, Largo, Maryland, USA, supported by After The Fire.
Wiltshire anarcho-punk band The Subhumans spend the third of five days recording their second album, From The Cradle To The Grave, for Bluurg Records.
The Temptations are playing during three nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
The Delgados play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Witlshire, England, UK, supported by The Wedding Present.
Tower Of Power play at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Massachusetts, USA.
Straylight Run release their eponymous debut album in the USA.
Jazz pianist and singer Jamie Cullum plays a live concert at Park West in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Malmesbury-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum plays a live concert at Park West in Chicago, Illinois.
Ami Suzuki releases her fourth LP, Around The World, on Avex Trax Records in Japan, Asia.
Alice Cooper plays at The Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Hanson play at the House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA, they pay tribute to the city's musical heritage by playing a cover of the Robert Johnson classic Sweet Home Chicago.
Lil Wayne releases his eighth album, I Am Not a Human Being, as a CD in the USA.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at The Zenith, Paris, France, Europe.
Teenage Fanclub play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bastille play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK.
Devon Sproule plays at The JT Roots Fest, Joshua Tree, California, USA, with Matt The Electrician and Tim Easton.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at Fargodome, Fargo, North Dakota, USA, supported by Vance Joy.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the second of four nights at The O2 Arena, London, England, UK.
Joe Fox plays at The Hare And Hounds, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Paul Weller plays the second of two nights at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.