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The musical comedy The Billionaire
, with music by Gustav Kerker and lyrics by Harry B. Smith, is presented during a three month run at Daly's Theatre, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Between The Devil
, with lyrics by Howard Dietz and music by Arthur Schwartz, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 93 performances.
is born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. She will achieve a measure of success after forming the influential occult-rock band Coven
in Chicago during the late 1960s. Coven is said to have been the band which introduced the hand gesture known as the Sign Of The Horns
to heavy rock.
is born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies, Caribbean. He will find success as a reggae vocalist with The Gladiators and, after moving to Seattle, Washington, USA, with Clinton Fearon And The Boogie Brown Band.
During their first Australian tour, Bill Haley
And His Comets fly from Adelaide to Melbourne. Haley, suffering from a throat infection, is given a shot of penicillin and retires to bed.
The Sam Jones Tentet records Blues On Down, The Chant and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Riverside Records
The musical Kean
, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway
Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
Musical comedy The Gay Life
is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Holiday Singalong With Mitch by Mitch Miller
And The Gang reaches No1 in the Billboard
magazine chart of the best-selling albums in the USA.
The musical Charlie Girl
is presented at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of over five years which includes 2,202 performances.
Ballad singer Jim Lynch plays at The Questing Beast
, 2504 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Blues Magoos
judge the final of Bruce Morrow's Big Break Show on WABC-tv in New York City, USA.
is playing at The Hungry i, San Francisco, California, USA.
, Janis Ian
and The Dudley Moore Trio are the musical guests on tonight's edition of The Rolf Harris Show on BBC1-tv in the UK.
The rock musical Your Own Thing
premieres at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, where it will run for 937 performances.
plays at Clowes Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
are rehearsing at The Rolling Stones
' rehearsal facility, a disused Victorian warehouse at 47, Bermondsey Street, South London, England, UK. They are working on tracks which will, in due course, evolve into their classic album Dark Side Of The Moon
appear on the BBC2 tv series Full House, in the UK.
release a new single, Sing, in the USA on A + M Records.
Relay by The Who enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No21. On the same day, it peaks at No39 in the USA.
is in The Record Plant
, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the tracks Greggery Peccary Parts 1 and 2.
Glen Matlock confirms reports that the Sex Pistols
are planning to reform, but denies rumours that Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses will be their singer.
releases his new album, Trans, which features much use of electronic instruments.
play at King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
reach No1 in the UK albums chart with Just Enough Education To Perform.
Melody Club rise from No8 to No2 in the Swedish Singles Chart with Baby (Stand Up).
It is reported that Britney Spears
' new single If U Seek Amy may be banned from U.S. radio station playlists because the title, when sung quickly, sounds like "F-*-*-K Me."
Singer, guitarist and songwriter Jay Reatard
dies aged 29. He is found dead in his home in the Cooper-Young neighborhood of Midtown, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, having died in his sleep.
Peter And The Test Tube Babies play at The Fleece
, Bristol, UK.
Akurat play at Forty Kleparz, Krakow, Poland, Europe.
plays at Zouk, Singapore, Asia.