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Thomas Young, British philologist/physician, is born in Milverton, Somerset. In 1806, Young will usher in the age of sound recording, when he records the vibrations of a tuning fork on a rotating drum covered with wax. He will, unfortunately, be unable to listen to his recording, because no playback mechanism has yet been invented.
Jazz trumpet pioneer Adolphus Anthony 'Doc' Cheatham is born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The musical comedy The Maid Of The Mountains, with music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, is playing at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 1352 performances.
The All Black musical show Chocolate Kiddies, featuring the dancers Rufus Greenlee and Thadeus Drayton, with music written by Duke Ellington and performed by The Band, aka The Chocolate Kiddies Orchestra, is performed at The Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany, Europe, during a run of 65 performances.
Hal Swain And His Band record Good Little, Bad Little You, Hello Sunshine Hello, Heigh Ho! Ev'rybody heigh Ho!, and Sleep Baby Sleep, in London, UK, for Regal Records.
The Carter Family record Hello Stranger in New York City, USA.
Big Joe Turner records Doggin' The Dog for Decca Records in New York City.
The Nat 'King' Cole Trio records Naughty Angeline, I Miss You So and That’s What for Capitol Records in Los Angeles.
The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
Jorge Santana is born in Mexico. The younger brother of Carlos Santana he will enjoy success with his own group, Malo.
Loretta Lynn's first single, I'm A Honky Tonk Girl, makes its Billboard Singles Chart debut in the USA.
Ike And Tina Turner, The Olympics and Big Maybelle are playing during a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Linda Scott appears on popular tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic, Darlington, England, UK, Europe.
June Carter (aka June Carter Cash) plays the second of two nights in Houston, Texas, USA.
The Top Ten Singles for the week ending on this date at KDWB Radio, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, is as follows :
1. WORLD WITHOUT LOVE Peter and Gordon - Capitol
2. Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You KDW-Beatles - Tollie
3. Chapel Of Love The Dixie Cups - Red Bird
4. (Just Like) Romeo And Juliet Reflections - Golden World
5. Do You Love Me Dave Clark Five - Epic
6. Little Children/Bad To Me Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas-Imperial
7. Hello Dolly Louis Armstrong - Kapp
8. New Girl In School/Dead Man's Curve Jan and Dean - Liberty
9. Ronnie Four Seasons - Philips
10. What'd I Say/Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley - RCA
The Beach Boys play at The Lagoon, Farmington, Utah, USA.
UK pop idol Tommy Steele continues with his starring role in the stage musical Half A Sixpence on Broadway in New York City, USA.
Doris Troy and Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated play at The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire, England, UK.
The Dave Clark Five play at Wellington Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania.
Carol Channing is starring in the musical Hello Dolly, at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz pianist Erroll Garner is playing during a three-week season at The Tropicana, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Barbara McNair is playing during three weeks of shows at The Royal Box of The Americana Hotel, New York City, USA.
During a visit to California, USA, George Harrison and Ringo Starr of The Beatles jam with David Crosby (The Byrds, CSN+Y) and Peter Asher (Peter And Gordon) at Willow Glen, Los Angeles, home of The Monkees' Peter Tork.
The rock musical Hair (which includes a scene with a fully nude cast) is presented during a run of 1,997 performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe. The cast includes Marsha Hunt, Paul Nicholas, Sonja Kristina and Jimmy Winston.
Pink Floyd release a new album, More, in the UK. The album features their music for the film More, directed by Barbet Schroeder.
David Bowie plays at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK, supported by The JSD Band.
Lindisfarne and Marmalade play at the County Ground, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.
Glass Houses by Billy Joel reaches No1 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA.
Paul McCartney releases a new single, Waterfalls, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet plays at the Jazz and Blues Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Nine Below Zero, on their 'Christmas Tour' play at The Town Hall, Kidderminster, England, UK, Europe.
Wishbone Ash play at The Assembly Hall, Worthing, England, UK, Europe.
Benny Goodman, clarinettist, singer, composer and bandleader, dies aged 77 from a heart attack in his home at Manhattan House, 200 East 66th Street, New York City, USA.
Fugazi play at 1227, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Reggae vocalist and recording artist Gene Rondo dies of cancer in Hackney, London, UK.
M elanie Brown, formerly Mel B of The Spice Girls, releases a new single, Today on Amber Cafe records in the UK.
The single I'm Not Okay by My Chemical Romance is awarded gold status in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
The four-day long 8th Annual Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival continues in Manchester, Tennessee, USA. Headline act on this third day is Bruce Springsteen.
Green Day play at the Tony Awards in New York City, USA.
Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK, predicts that boy band One Direction will become a $100m business over the coming year.
On their Up All Night Tour, One Direction play at The Event Center Arena, San Jose, California, USA.
LAPD is called in to investigate a report of a break in at the Los Angeles, California, USA, home of Kanye West, while he is the UK on tour.
Billy Idol plays at Hessentagsarena, Bensheim, Germany, Europe.
Bob Schneider and Hayes Carll play at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at The Stade de Suisse, Bern, Switzerland, Europe, sopported by The Kills and Wolf Alice.
Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band play at Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.