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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.
The musical comedy Florodora is performed at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 48 shows.
W.B. Watson's American Burlesquers are appearing at The New Palace Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The troupe includes "French Chanteuse" Jeanette Dupre and "25 Shapely Ladies".
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.
Singing trio The Gumm Sisters play the last of six nights at The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of the sisters, Frances Gumm, will find stardom after a name change to Judy Garland.
Legendary bluegrass vocalist Charlie Moore is born in Piedmont, South Carolina, USA.
An eight-minute cartoon, Swing Wedding, is released in US theatres by MGM. The cartoon, about the wedding of Minnie The Moocher, with music by Cab Calloway, features animated frogs impersonating Fats Waller, The Mills Brothers, Ethel Waters and Calloway himself.
Ernie Hagar is born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. As a country steel guitarist he will play on innumerable studio sessions but will cut only a handful of solo records.
Robert Oliver Reed is born in Wimbledon, London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as actor Oliver Reed, but will also release several pop singles, none of which will achieve any significant success.
Mahmut Mazhar Alanson is born in Ankara, Turkey. He will find success as a member of the popular pop music band MFO which will represent Turkey twice in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The BBC Home Service begins broadcasting a new three-part radio series, Adventures In Folk Song, featuring music archivist Alan Lomax discussing his song-gathering field trips on behalf of the Library Of Congress in the USA.
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.
Jimmie Skinner records the Hank Williams composition Will You Be Ready for Capitol Records at E.T.Herzog Studio, 811 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. At the same session, Skinner also records Singing Teacher In Heaven, I've Got A Lot OF Love Baby and By Degrees.
Hank Snow records Spanish Fireball, When Jimmie Rodgers Said Goodbye, Treasure Untold and For Now And Always at Brown Radio Productions, Nashville, Tennessee, 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.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play at the Granada, Woolwich, UK.
The latest Bobby Vee single, Stayin' In, enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No33.
Jonah Jones is playing at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Everly Brothers enter the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with the Sonny Curtis composition Walk Right Back, which will peak at No7.
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The Swinging Blue Genes (later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans] play an evening show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by Gerry And The Pacemakers.
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.
The Sonny Rollins Quartet records John S, Day In, Day Out, You Do Something To Me and Where Are You for RCA Victor Records in New York City, USA.
On The Edge, a 'radio ballad' about teenagers in England and Scotland, created using music by Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger, has its first broadcast on the BBC Home Service in the UK.
During sessions for the album Lumpy Gravy, Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention record the song Sunday at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, but it will not be released.
The Blues Project are playing during thirteen nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Roman Numerals are playing at The Bitter End, Greenwich Village, New York City, 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 Bee Gees, Barry Ryan and Peter Sarstedt appear live on UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
The Third Ear Band play at The Guildhall, Southampton, Hampshire, UK, supported by Al Stewart.
John Martyn plays a live concert at Leeds University, Leeds, England, UK, Europe. The concert is recorded by Island Records but, largely because the playing of guitarist Paul Kossoff is so erratic, the label decides not to release it. Martyn goes ahead and releases Live At Leeds himself in a limited edition of 10,000.
The Stranglers play at The Red Cow, London, England, UK, Europe.
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The Three Degrees play at The Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Kane Gang make a personal appearance in the HMV Shop, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe, to sign copies of their latest LP, The Bad And Lowdown World Of The Kane Gang.
On their Love And Pride tour, hitmakers King, play at Leicester Polytechnic, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
Jermaine Jackson releases a new LP, Precious Moments, on Arista Records in the USA.
Roy Ayers is playing during thirteen nights at Ronnie Scott's Club, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
A 600-strong crowd gathers at Paisley Park Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, to hear Prince play a seventy-minute set, described as "The Beautiful Experience", to celebrate the release of the single, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World.
Hootie And The Blowfish play at Nick's Fat City, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jamiroquai play at the McLaren Formula 1 Launch Party in Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
Errol Brown plays at The Magnum Liesure Centre, Irvine, Scotland, UK.
Paul Carrack plays at The Pavilion, Rhyl, Wales, UK, Europe.
On their Black Ice world tour, AC/DC play the second of three nights at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Mariah Carey plays at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Field Music release a new album, Plumb, in the UK.
Blues singer and guitarist Samantha Fish plays the third of six nights at Blues on Whyte, 10329 Whyte Ave Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Frank Turner plays at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK.
Ellie Goulding plays the second of two nights at Le Trianon, Paris, France, Europe.
Kanye West appears on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA.
Rihanna performs live at the 2016 MusiCares Person Of The Year event honouring Lionel Richie at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her We Were Here Tour, Lights plays at The Summit Music Hall, Denver, Colorado, USA, supported by Chase Atlantic.