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Singer and pioneer sound recording artist George Washington Johnson's common law wife Roskin Stuart dies after having been found beaten and unconscious in their shared New York apartment. Johnson is tried for first degree murder but acquitted.
A three-act musical, The Rogers Brothers in Washington, written by Maurice Levy and Harry B. Smith, closes at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 49 performances.
A Chinese Honeymoon, billed as 'The English Musical Sensation' is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
Harry Bryant's Burlesquers are playing during a week at The Empire Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana, 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.
The musical comedy, Call Me Madam, with music by Irving Berlin and starring Ethel Merman, opens at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 644 performances.
The "Fabulous all-girl revue" Paris In Chicago is playing at Silver Frolics, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Betty Hutton plays during a three-week season at The Palladium, London, England, UK.
Chrysler announces the launch of Highway Hi-Fi, a 45rpm record player designed for use in the full Chrysler Corporation range of vehicles - Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, DeSoto and Imperial. The specially-manufactured discs can hold up to an hour of music and "A choice of popular and classical recordings, as well as recorded readings, is available."
Cliff Richard And The Drifters, The Four Jones Boys, Harry Bailey (King Of Blarney), The Three Brittons (Trick Cyclists), Alan Field (Comedy Impressionist), Jean & Peter Barbour (Stilt Dancing Puppeteers) and The Harvey Sisters (Dance For Your Delight), play at The Empire Theatre, Leeds, UK.
R'n'B group The Clovers record Yes, It's You, Burning Fire, Have Gun and The Honeydripper, for United Artists Records in the USA.
The highest new entry in the Lever Hit Parade singles chart in New Zealand, Oceania, is You Don't Know What You've Got by Ral Donner, entering at No7. You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro remains at No1 for the fourth consecutive week.
Bob Mould, singer-songwriter-guitarist of Husker Du, is born in Malone, New York State, USA.
Faron Young plays live in Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
Miriam Makeba plays at The Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Squires, including Neil Young on lead guitar, play the first of six nights at The Flamingo Club, Fort William, Ontario, Canada.
Country Joe And The Fish play the third of seven nights at The Jaberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
The 5th Dimension are playing during three weeks at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Chad Mitchell Trio play at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA, supported by The New Colony Six.
The Byrds play the last of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Blues Image.
The 5th Dimension play at Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.
Prince Buster plays at The Crystal Palace Hotel, Crystal Palace, London, UK.
The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band begins two weeks at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, UK.
Rod Stewart and The Faces play their last show together at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island.
Black Sabbath play at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK. After the show, Ozzy Osbourne asks roadie David Tangye to become his driver and personal assistant.
The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.
Gruppo Sportivo come to the end of a British tour with a show at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
At a Blood Sweat And Tears concert in Los Angeles, California, USA, seven fans are stabbed.
Slave To The Rhythm by Grace Jones enters the UK Singles Chart where it will peak at No12 during an eight-week run on the chart.
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Ready For The World reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Oh Sheila.
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When frontman Dee Snider quits Twisted Sister, their record label cancels the band's contract, and Twisted Sister disbands.
Country singer and songwriter John Denver dies when the experiemental lightweight aircraft he is piloting crashes into the sea at Monterey Bay, California, USA.
Bob Dylan makes a guest appearance on US tv sitcom Dharma & Greg.
Former Spice Girls member Victoria Beckham sacks her manager, Nancy Phillips, accusing the manager of "over-exposing" her and thus, somehow, contributing to the poor sales of her debut solo album.
Jamie Cullum plays a live concert at Park West in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Incubus play at Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Michael Jackson is photographed with Harrods' owner, Mohamed Al-Fayed, during a visit to the prestigious store in Knightsbridge, London, UK.
On her I Am tour, Beyonce plays at Kobe Park, Kobe, Japan, Asia.
Belle And Sebastian release their eighth studio album, Write About Love, on Rough Trade Records in the USA.
Tim Robbins and The Rogues Gallery Band play at Cinema Teatro Odeon, Florence, Italy.
Santana plays at Bercy, Paris, France.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays at The Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
The Zolas and Hey Ocean! play in The Great Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Parlotones begin a UK tour with a gig at The HMV Institute, Birmingham.
Drake's third LP, Nothing Was The Same, reaches No1 in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA.
Skillet play at The Garage, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays at The MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Joe Fox plays at The Hare And Hounds, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
During the 3rd North American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at The Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.