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Clarinettist William Tuson records Auld Lang Syne, Massa's in de cold, cold ground, Good-bye Dolly Gray and Tramp, Tramp, Tramp for Victor records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Irving Jones, billed as 'The monologist who has written some famous songs' is appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA, along with 'novelty musical clowns' Bimm, Bomm, Brrr.
"Singer, sophist and satirist" James Thornton presents "his latest original songs and stories" at The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA. Also on the same bill, The Twin Sisters Meredith offer "a delightful singing and dancing speciality".
The Ziegfeld Follies of 1915, aka The Blue Follies, is playing at The New Amsterdam Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 104 performances.
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.
WDAD becomes the first radio station in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, and will broadcast some country music before WSM, the future home of the Grand Ole Opry radio show, signs on almost a month later.
Ted Lewis And His Band play at The Village Casino, Bemus Point, New York State, USA. (Entrance fee is $1.25)
The Count Basie Orchestra plays during a two-week engagement at The Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Billy May Orchestra is playing during a week at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Ivory Joe Hunter is playing at The Glass Bar, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Kid Ory records Tishomingo Blues, I Got Rhythm, Ain't Misbehavin' and other tracks for Verve Records at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA.
US teen idol Fabian begins filming for his first movie, Hound Dog Man, in Hollywood, California, USA.
Count Basie And His Orchestra record Jive At Five and Time Out in New York City, USA.
The Platters play the sixth night of a week of shows at The Town House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald is playing during a week of shows at The Carter Barron Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the eleventh night of two weeks at The Town'n'Country, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Romeo by Petula Clark enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No3.
Solomon Burke plays the eighth of ten nights at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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 Tridents, featuring future rock guitar hero Jeff Beck, play at The Attic, Hounslow, UK.
The Beach Boys play at The Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Des Moines, Iowa, 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.
Jay And The Americans record Some Enchanted Evening (written by Rogers and Hammerstein) and Sunday And Me (written by Neil Diamond), for United Artists Records at United Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
The musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, is performed at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,847 performances.
Fats Domino is playing during a series of dates at The Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
It is reported that Mercury Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, has re-signed country music star Faron Young, who has already been with the label for fifteen years.
Queen release their eponymous debut album in the UK.
Phish play at Randall's Island, New York City, USA
Duran Duran release their third single, Girls On Film, on EMI/Capitol Records. It will become their Top 10 breakthrough in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at Number 5.
Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) play their last concert together, in Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
Terry Lightfoot And His Jazzband play at The Wyvern, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
The first Hot night is held at The Hacienda club, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
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Recently formed heavy metal band Thunder plays its first gig at Reids, Southend, England, UK, Europe, to an audience of thirty-five.
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams begins its record-breaking 16-weeks atop the UK singles chart.
Internationally acclaimed trova guitarist Compay Segundo dies of kidney failure in Havana, Cuba.
The Finn Brothers and Mercury Rev play at The Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Dwight Yoakam plays at The Forum, Kentish Town, London, England, UK.
Troubled rocker Pete Doherty's home in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, is robbed while he is playing at Benicassim Festival in Spain, Europe. Thieves steal a £1000 guitar and three of his notorious blood paintings.
Sting spends some time on the beach in Ischia, Italy, Europe, while on holiday.
Gibson Custom announce the launch of the Billy Gibbons Pearly Gates Limited Edition Les Paul Standard guitar. The guitar is a replica of ZZ Top axeman Billy Gibbons' favorite instrument, his beloved Pearly Gates - a rare 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard which has appeared on every track of every ZZ Top album to date.
Chatham County Line release the album Wildwood in the USA.
It is revealed that, after an eighteen-month battle, pictures of Paul McCartney have been removed from the walls of MacDonalds, Sefton Street, Liverpool, England, UK. McCartney, well-known to be a vegetarian, objected to his image being used as if to endorse the eating of meat products.
The fourth day of The 25th Wigan International Jazz Festival features a concert by the Monty Alexander Trio, at The Lowri Beck Celebration Hall, Wigan, UK.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at The IP Casino Resort And Spa, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at Optimus Alive!, Passeio Maritimo de Alges, Oeiras, Portugal, Europe.
Rapper Nas releases his new album, Life Is Good in Germany and Australia.
Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
FatBoy Slim plays at Space, Ibiza, Spain, Europe.
Peter Frampton and The Doobie Brothers play at Jones Beach, New York State, USA.