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'The always popular singinging soubrette' Mabel Hudson is among the entertainers at The Olympia Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA, along with 'The eminent barytone' Lester Reeves.
A Chinese Honeymoon, billed as 'The English Musical Sensation' is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 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 musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 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.
The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
Faron Young records It's A Great Like (If You Don't Weaken) and For The Love Of A Woman Like You, for Capitol Records in Castle Studio [founded by Paul Cohen] in The Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Swan Silvertones play the fourth night in a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Dee Clark, The Drifters and The Isley Brothers play the fourth night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
A Big Hunk O' Love by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1 during a ten-week run.
Pop idol Tommy Sands is appearing in Remains To Be Seen at The Tenthouse Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Lonnie Johnson and Victoria Spivey record Long Time Blues, Leave Me Or Love Me and other tracks in New York City, USA.
Lightnin' Hopkins records four tracks for his album Walkin' This Road By Myself, at Gold Star Studios, Houston, Texas, USA.
Brook Benton plays the second night in a month of gigs at Robert's Show Bar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ben E. King releases a new single, Too Bad, on Atco Records in the USA.
Solomon Burke plays the eighth of ten nights at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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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The Crystals, Gene Pitney, The Shirelles, The Dixie Cups, The Rip Chords, The Reflections, Major Lance, The Supremes and more p[lay in a show billed as KQV's First Shower of Stars at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The show is a Dick Clark production.
The Supremes record Come See About Me at Hitsville Studio in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers and Gene Vincent play at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
Joe Neil Thrasher is born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He will find success as country music singer and songwriter Neil Thrasher. Between 1995 and 1997, he and Kelly Shiver will become the duo Thrasher Shiver. Thrasher will also compose several singles for other artists, including Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Diamond Rio, Reba McEntire and Montgomery Gentry. He will win an ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award in 2004.
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.
Bob Dylan and The Band's live double album Before The Flood, enters the UK pop albums chart where it will peak at No8 during a seven-week run.
The Stranglers play at The Hope And Anchor, Islington, London, UK.
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The first issue of influential UK punk fanzine, Sniffin' Glue, is published. Having taken its name from The Ramones? song Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue, it features The Ramones, The Flamin' Groovies, The Stranglers, Blue Oyster Cult, The Runaways, Television, Eddie and the Hot Rods, The 101ers and Todd Rundgren.
A lightning strike at Buchanan South power substation shuts off the electricity to most of New York City, USA, for the best part of two days. The Trammps hit single The Night The Lights Went Out, will be inspired by this incident, which is generally known as The New York City Blackout Of 1977.
Sonny Stitt, The Kenny Barron Quartet and Dexter Gordon play the last of six nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Skeletal Family play at The Paradise Club, Preston, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Phil Collins plays at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
Loser, a single by obscure singer-songwriter Beck, receives its first airplay from deejay Chris Douridas on his show, Morning Becomes Eclectic, on KCRW radio, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Patrick Duff plays at The Borderline, London, England, UK.
Fender Guitars announce the launch of the customised Joe Strummer Telecaster, designed in collaboration with the late Clash guitarist's estate and featuring distressed "road-worn" look, a "Revolution Rock" engraved neckplate and a limited edition art customization kit. Price : $1,285.71.
Rufus Wainwright's first opera, Prima Donna, is presented during an 18-day run at The Palace Theatre, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, during the Manchester International Festival.
EMI Music Publishing announces that it has extended its co-publishing agreement with Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer Jim Jonsin, composer of hits for Lil Wayne, Beyonce, T.I., Usher and Jamie Foxx.
U2 announce that lead singer Bono is now recovering from his recent back surgery and, as a result, they can now re-schedule the tour dates they had previously cancelled. [Bono had injured his back during rehearsals in Germany].
R'n'B star Ne-Yo is ordered to attend court to face a lawsuit from Wet Entertainment LLC seeking damages for a New Year's Eve concert in Seattle, Washington, USA, which the artist cancelled. Wet Entertainment is seeking $500,000 ($333,300) from Ne-Yo and $1m ($666,600) from booking agent, Mike Esterman.
Ed Sheeran plays the last of three nights at The Waterfront, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK, Europe.
Blink 182 play at Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, England, UK, supported by You Me At Six.
Quincy Jones presents The Q Project Tribute To Miles Davis in the Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe, during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival, with Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Sean Jones and Sean Rickman.
Morrissey plays at The Diga Nazario Sauro, Grado, Italy, Europe.
Rihanna is among those attending the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
Neil Young And Crazy Horse play at Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
2NE1 play the second of two nights at The World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan. Asia.
Queen and Adam Lambert play at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Status Quo play at The Eisteddfod, Llangollen, Wales.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at Nationals Park, Washington DC, USA, supported by Vance Joy, Shawn Mendes and HAIM.
Tom Bailey (former frontman of The Thomspon Twins) releases his first solo LP, Science Fiction.