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Composer James V. Monaco (aka Jimmy Monaco) is born in Fornia, Italy. After moving to America, he will write such evergreen songs as You Made Me Love You, Row Row Row and What Do You Wanna Make Those Eyes At Me For. He will also write scores for numerous Paramount Studios films.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a lengthy run.
Henry Allan Price records Long Ago In Alcala, Lanagan's Log and The Moo-cow for Victor Records in New York City, USA.
William H. Reitz records La kraquette, a Xylophone solo, and Felice, a bells solo, for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA. class="govMedia"
Marius B. Winter And His Dance Orchestra record Okay Baby for Broadcast Records in London, UK. Vocals are handled by Al Bowlly and Marius B. Winter.
The musical revue Thumbs Up! is presented at The St. James Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 156 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.
Songwriter Eddie Kilfeather dies in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is best-remembered as a composer and arranger who worked on Columbia Pictures' animated features.
A production of the Cole Porter stage musical Kiss Me Kate, starring Frances McCann, plays the second of two days at The Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City, 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.
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.
Country gospel group The Blackwood Brothers Quartet play in Lubbock, Texas, USA.
The musical Irma La Douce is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson plays the thirtieth night of a six-week season at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Coasters release a new single, Wait A Minute, in the USA on Atco Records.
Weekly UK pop newspaper the NME [New Musical Express] reports that British pop idol Marty Wilde is shortly to begin making a film in Africa.
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.
The Kingston Trio are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Brook Benton, The Coasters and Shep And The Limelites play the second night in a week of dates at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz pianist, band leader and recording artist Sonny Clark dies, aged 31, in New York City, USA. The cause of his death is listed as a heart attack, but it is widely believed to have been caused by a heroin overdose.
The Who play at Wolsey Hall, Cheshunt, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Hollies, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, The Fourmost, Tommy Quickly, The Rustiks, The Remo Four and Danny Williams appear in the third of six nights of Gerry's Christmas Cracker at The Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Another Beatles Christmas Show continues at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK. The Show also features Freddie And The Dreamers, Sounds Incorporated, The Yardbirds and Elkie Brooks.
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.
Big Brother And The Holding Company, Moby Grape and Morning Glory play in the Santa Venetia Armory, San Rafael, California, USA.
The Grateful Dead, Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band, and The Doors play the first of three nights at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA. Jim Morrison of The Doors fails to turn up for this opening night.
Engelbert Humperdinck is appearing in a season as Robinson Crusoe in pantomime at The Palladium Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Lulu is playing during a two-week engagement at Cesar's Palace, Luton, England, UK, Europe.
The Chambers Brothers, The Sunshine Company and The Siegel Schwall Blues Band, with lights by Holy See, play the last of three nights at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jimmy Dean plays at Clowes Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The T+A Rhythm And Blues Band plays the second of two nights at The New Orleans House, Berkeley, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Marvin Gardens.
The Tremeloes play at The Imperial, Nelson, England, UK, Europe.
Bobby Womack releases a new single, More Than I Can Stand, on Minit Records in the USA.
Leo Kottke plays at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Slade reach No1 in the UK albums chart with Slayed?
During a 23-date US tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the first of three nights at the Paramount Northwest, Seattle, Oregon.
UFO begin a UK tour at the Empire, Liverpool, supported by Girl.
Bow Wow Wow play at The Venue, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
In court in Jamaica, Caribbean, singer Grace Jones is cleared of cocaine possession.
As part of the New York Guitar Festival, the Alternative Guitar Summit in Rockwood Music Hall features alt-guitar music curated by the guitarist/composer/arranger/bandleader Joel Harrison. Tonight's event features guitarists including Mark Stewart, Gyan Riley, Ben Monder, Nels Cline and Thurston Moore.
Biffy Clyro play at The ABC, Glasgow, Scotland.
Steel Panther play at The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Biffy Clyro play at The ABC, Glasgow, Scotland.
RCA country music recording artist Jake Owen breaks his collarbone when he hits a 17-inch ice block while snowboarding in Crested Butte, Colorado, USA, during the BMI Songwriter's Festival.
Buddy Guy, Carlos Johnson and Eddie Taylor Jr. play at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Be Happy by B.A.P. reaches No1 in the Top 10 Singles Chart in South Korea, Asia.
Simple Plan play at Showcase, Paris, France, Europe.