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The musical play A Country Girl, or Town and Country, with music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens, is performed at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 729 performances.
The musical comedy The Wild Rose is presented at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 136 performances.
The Chicago Opera House in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is offering a continuous vaudeville bill including singing comedienne Zoa Matthews and singer of Southern songs George Austin Moore.
The Lowe Hughes Trio provide the musical entertainment in the vaudeville variety bill at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The 'Stars Of Tomorrow' show plays the fourth of eight nights at The Wilshire-Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA, featuring The Gumm Sisters. One of the sisters, Frances Ethel Gumm, will go on to much greater fame as Judy Garland.
The Benny Goodman Trio records Body And Soul in the USA.
The Orioles and Charles Brown are playing at Weeke's Cafe, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Ivory Joe Hunter is playing at The Glass Bar, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Earl Bostic And His Orchestra play at The Elks Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, 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.
Brent Mason, one of the most recorded guitarists in history, is born in in Van Wert, Ohio, USA. Discovered by Chet Atkins, Mason can be heard on tracks by George Strait, Alan Jackson, Shania Twain, David Gates, Zac Brown Band, Scotty McCreary, and Blake Shelton.
US teen idol Fabian begins filming for his first movie, Hound Dog Man, in Hollywood, California, USA.
Paul Anka is playing during a week of shows at The Frolics Club, Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the eleventh night of two weeks at The Town'n'Country, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Country music artist Victoria Shaw is born in Manhattan, New York City, USA. She will release four studio albums, and co-write four No1 singles for other country music artists, including John Michael Montgomery's I Love the Way You Love Me, winner of the 1993 Academy of Country Music award for Song of the Year. She will also co-write The River with Garth Brooks, and will co-produce Lady Antebellum's debut album with Paul Worley.
The Everly Brothers play the first of two nights in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, at the start of a North American tour.
Fourteen year old Jimmy Cliff records Dearest Beverly and Hurricane Hattie, with producer Leslie Kong of Beverly's Records in Kingston, Jamaica. Hurricane Hattie will become the first of Cliff's many hits, and is also Kong's first work as a producer.
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Nat 'King' Cole begins a British tour at the Astoria, Finsbury Park, London. On the same day, a UK Silver Disc is awarded to his current hit single Ramblin' Rose.
The Peter, Paul And Mary version of the Bob Dylan composition Blowin' In The Wind, peaks at No2 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
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Paul Desmond records Angel Eyes for RCA Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Paul Wayne Thorn is born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA. He will find success as Paul Thorn, an Americana singer-songwriter, whose style is a mix of blues and rock music.
Barry McGuire spends the second of three days recording the future No1 protest-rock hit Eve Of Destruction, for Dunhill Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. The song is written by P.F. Sloan.
Johnny Mathis, The Young Americans and Woody Allen play the sixth of seven nights at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brenda Lee records White Christmas, Jingle Bells and Silent Night, with producer Owen Bradley, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Country music artist Don Gibson's new Cadillac is wrecked near Liberty, Tennessee, USA, in a car crash. About $900 worth of damage is inflicted on the vehicle but, fortunately, no-one is seriously injured.
At The Savoy Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe, Paul McCartney of The Beatles collects five Ivor Novello Awards, including Most Performed Work and Highest Certified British Sales, both for Can't Buy Me Love. The awards are presented by holiday camp mogul Sir Billy Butlin.
The musical Hallelujah Baby!, starring Leslie Uggams, is presented at The Martin Beck Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
Peter, Paul And Mary play at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York State, USA.
The Steve Miller Band plays the second of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Phish play at Randall's Island, New York City, USA
AC/DC begin their Highway To Hell tour with a show at Rijnhal, Arnhem, Holland, Europe. (Editor's note : It's worth remembering that there's a Highway To Hell but only a Stairway To Heaven. Maybe that says something about how many folks go to each of them.)
Duran Duran release a new single, Girls On Film, worldwide.
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During the Shot Of Love tour Bob Dylan holds a two-hour long press conference at the Maritime Hotel in Travemunde, West Germany.
A View To A Kill by Duran Duran reaches No.1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. This makes them the first artists to score a US No1 single with a James Bond theme.
The massive Live Aid rock charity concert is held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, and in JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, USA. The objective of the event is to raise money for victims of a famine in Ethiopia, Africa.
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Spyro Gyra play at The Ravinia Festival Highland Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Jazz pianist Andrew Hill is recording his 27th album, But Not Farewell, for Blue Note Records at Clinton Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
Blue Rodeo begin a UK tour at the Arts Centre, Norwich, England, UK.
On their Bon Jovi Live 2011 tour, Bon Jovi play at The Esprit Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
The Gaslight Anthem play at The Firebird, St. Louis, Missouri, Kansas, USA.
The View play at The Concert Hall, Perth, Scotland.
On their Maiden England World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Alice Cooper.
Bon Iver play at The Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK.
On her The Mrs Carter Show World Tour Beyonce plays at The Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennesee, USA.
Arctic Monkeys are among the bands playing at the T In The Park Festival, Kinross, Scotland.
Hot Tuna play at The Arvada Center, Arvada, Colorado, USA.
Bono of U2 and Sir Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones tweet messages of support to British tennis player Johanna Konta, who is playing in the Wimbledon Women's Final.
Earth, Wind And Fire play at The Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
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