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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 revue George White's Scandals [1936] plays at The New Amsterdam Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 110 performances.
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.
Jinx Dawson 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.
Clinton Fearon 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.
The first Stephen Foster Memorial Day is officially observed in the USA. President Harry Truman had dedicated January 13 as the day to remember songwriter Stephen Foster in a proclamation of October 1951.
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.
Eddie Cochran spends the second of two days rehearsing in London for UK tv show Boy Meets Girls.
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.
Little Willie John, Ruth Brown, The Five Royales, The Chantels and The Stereos play the fifth night in a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
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.
Manfred Mann play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
The Rolling Stones pre-record an appearance on UK tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars.
Cilla Black appears on UK tv show Scene At 6.30.
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.
Carmen McRae is playing at The Hungry i, San Francisco, California, USA.
Dusty Springfield, 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.
Herman's Hermits and Allan Sherman are the musical guests on tonight's edition of The Simon Dee Show on BBC-1 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.
Jimmy Dean plays at Clowes Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Pink Floyd 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.
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Carly Simon reaches No1 in the Billboard Albums chart in the USA with No Secrets.
Steeleye Span appear on the BBC2 tv series Full House, in the UK.
The Carpenters 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.
Bruce Springsteen And The E-Street Band play the last of six nights at Paul
Five and a half years after its UK release, Elton John finally releases his debut album, Empty Sky, in the USA.
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Frank Zappa 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.
Neil Young releases his new album, Trans, which features much use of electronic instruments.
Simply Red play at King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Tori Amos releases her debut album, Little Earthquakes, in the UK.
The Stereophonics 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.
John Thomas "Tommy" Crain a successful multi-instrumentalist, best known for his time as a member of The Charlie Daniels Band, dies aged 59 at his home in Franklin, Tennessee, USA.
The Black Dahlia Murder play at Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester, UK.
Peter And The Test Tube Babies play at The Fleece, Bristol, UK.
While touring in support of her tenth studio album, Let England Shake, PJ Harvey plays at Perth Concert Hall, Perth, Australia.
Ramon And Jessica play at The Hotel Utah Saloon, San Francisco, California, USA.
Akurat play at Forty Kleparz, Krakow, Poland, Europe.
Everything Everything make a promotional in-store appearance at HMV, Manchester, UK, to sign copies of their newly-released album Arc.
Diplo plays at Zouk, Singapore, Asia.