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The musical extravaganza Chris And The Wonderful Lamp, with music by John Philip Sousa, is playing at The Victoria Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 58 performances.
The variety show billed as Vaudeville Ambrosia at The Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA, features Adelina Roattino, The Nine Marvellous Merrills, Reichens' Hand-Balancing Dogs, Victor Jerome, Lottie Fremont And Harry W. Welch, Kelly And Violette and Rose And Jeanette.
Musical comedy The Little Duchess, with music and lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Reginald De Koven, is playing at The Casino Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 136 performances.
Ed F. Rush's Bon Tons are playing during a week at The Empire Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant, one half of the revered Felice and Boudleux Bryant husband and wife song-writing team, is born in Shellman, Georgia, USA. Their hit compositions will include All I Have To Do Is Dream, Bye Bye Love, Raining In My Heart, Love Hurts and Wake Up Little Susie.
The musical revue Music Box Revue [1922-23], with songs by Irving Berlin, is presented at The Music Box Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 330 performances.
Vincent Lopez And His Casa Lopez Orchestra record In The Middle Of The Night, Moon Dear and Always, for Okeh Records in New York City, USA.
The musical revue Artists And Models Of 1927, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 151 performances.
The Memphis Jug Band records Coal Oil Blues and Papa Long Blues, for Victor Records at Memphis Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Chick Webb And His Orchestra, with Ella Fitzgerald on vocals, play the seventh night of a lengthy engagement at the Flamingo Room in Levaggi's Restaurant, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Playing in the restuarant's basement are The Ink Spots.
Alex De Grassi is born in Yokosuka, Japan, Asia, but will be raised near San Francisco, California, USA. He will find success as a new age guitarist working with the Windham Hill label.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
The musical Hazel Flagg, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Hilliard, is playing at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 190 performances.
Peggy Lee records How Strange and Where Can I Go Without You? for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA is This Magic Moment byThe Drifters entering at No70.
Julius LaRosa is playing during two weeks at The Racquet Club, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Columbia recording artist Jill Corey is playing during two weeks at Beverly Hills, Southgate, Kentucky, USA.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
The Clyde Valley Stompers play at a Valentine's Dance in The Windsor Halls, Bradford, UK.
Della Reese, with Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, records Bye Bye Blackbird, Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home [aka Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey] and other tracks for National Guard Records in New York City, USA.
Eddy Arnold records I Don't Cry No More, A Million Years Or So and Lonely Balladeer for RCA Records in the USA.
The Searchers play at the Gliderdrome, Boston, UK.
The highest new entry in Cash Box magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is Goodnight by Roy Orbison, entering at No58.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK.
The Beatles record the George Harrison song Only A Northern Song in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays its first BBC Radio Session, for Saturday Club, Studio S2, Broadcasting House, London, England, UK, Europe.
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The Blues Project are playing during thirteen nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Pyramids play at Pantiles, Bagshot, England, UK, Europe. Also known as Symarip, the band is widely considered to have been one of the first skinhead reggae bands, with songs including Skinhead Girl, Skinhead Jamboree and Skinhead Moonstomp.
The Velvet Underground record Stephanie Says for Verve Records in New York City, USA.
Lulu, P.J. Proby and Gary Walker (of The Walker Brothers) appear on UK radio show Pop Inn.
The Bee Gees, Barry Ryan and Peter Sarstedt appear live on UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
Doris Troy releases a new single, Ain’t That Cute, in the UK. The song is co-written and produced by George Harrison of The Beatles.
The Moody Blues are recording overdubs for their forthcoming album A Question Of Balance.
The Third Ear Band play at The Guildhall, Southampton, Hampshire, UK, supported by Al Stewart.
Black Sabbath play at Victoria Hall, Hanley, UK, supported by Wild Turkey.
The Clash play at the Top Rank, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
Def Leppard play at Routes, Exeter, England, UK, Europe.
During their The Wall tour, Pink Floyd play at The Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical 42nd Street is presented at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will subsequently move to the Majestic Theatre and then to The St. James Theatre, before finally closing in 1989, having racked up a total of 3,486 performances.
Pink Floyd play the first of eight nights performing The Wall at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany, Europe.
BRIT Awards winners this year, at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, include Michael Jackson, U2, Phil Collins, Annie Lennox, Fairground Attraction and Erasure. The event, however, becomes a farce when presenters Samantha Fox and Mick Fleetwood prove totally incapable of hosting the proceedings.
It is announced that all 72,000 tickets for the upcoming Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, have sold out within six hours of the announcement that they had gone on sale. Roger Taylor of Queen states, "Thanks to everyone for the marvellous reflection of the depth of feeling for Freddie throughout the country."
On their Black Ice world tour, AC/DC play the second of three nights at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Fingerstyle guitarist Andy McKee plays at Komedia, Brighton, UK.
On their World Contamination Tour, My Chemical Romance play at The LG Arena, Birmingham, England, UK, supported by The Blackout.
The Family Crest play at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Eagles Of Death Metal play at Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Hot Tuna play at Belly Up, Solana Beach, California, USA.
On her Madame X tour, Madonna plays the thirteenth of fifteen shows at The London Palladium, London, England, UK, Europe.