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The musical comedy Florodora is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. The show is billed as featuring the "Famous Double Sextette" and a chorus of 75.
Frank Sinatra plays the fourth night of a two-week season at The Palladium, London, UK.
Tommy Edwards records his first version of It's All In the Game at WMGM Studio A, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
Earl Bostic And His Orchestra play at The Elks Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Country music singer Louise Mandrell is born in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. She will score hits in the early 1970s with Treat Him Right, Show Me and The Midnight Oil. She is the younger sister of country singer Barbara Mandrell, and older sister of actress Irlene Mandrell.
The Kingston Trio record Wimoweh, Zombie Jamboree, Sloop John B, Hard, Ain't It Hard, Scarlet Ribbons, Tom Dooley, When The Saints Go Marching In and other tracks in a live recording session for Guard Records at the Hungry i in San Francisco, California, USA. The tracks will appear on the album Live From The Hungry i. Wimoweh will become a huge hit for The Tokens under the name The Lion Sleeps Tonight, with a new set of lyrics in English.
Priscilla Beaulieu, the daughter of an American army officer, is introduced to Elvis Presley at a dinner engagement, while Elvis is doing military service in Germany. She will go on to become Mrs Presley.
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.
The Platters play the sixth night of a week of shows at The Town House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Solomon Burke plays the eighth of ten nights at the Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Mel Torme With The Shorty Rogers' Orchestra records Walkin' Shoes, Walkin', Whisper Not and Sidney's Soliloquy for Atlantic Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Everly Brothers play the first of two nights in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, at the start of a North American tour.
Bobby Vinton releases a new single, I Love The Way You Are, on Diamond Records in the USA.
Duane Eddy begins a lengthy season at The Beachcomber Club, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
The new single by The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, is issued in the USA by Capitol Records.
The Cumberland Trio play at The Hotel Greystone, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA.
The Yardbirds, with Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play in The Sparrow Hawk, Edgeware, Middlesex, UK.
The Beach Boys release a new album, All Summer Long, on Capitol Records in the USA.
J.J. Johnson And His Orchestra record How Insensitive, I'm All Smiles, The End, Hot Afternoon, Yeah! and Five Four And Go! for RCA Records in New York City, USA.
Having completed mixing of the album Out Of Our Heads, The Rolling Stones fly from Los Angeles, California, USA, back to London, England, UK, where they appear on BBC-tv show The World Of Jimmy Savile.
The Action record their version of the Chris Kenner hit Land Of 1000 Dances at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK.
Louis Prima is playing at The Sands Lounge, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, with Sam Butera And The Witnesses.
Spirit play the fourth of five nights at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by T.I.M.E. and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy.
The Doors play at PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Who play at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by Frost and The Psychedelic Stooges.
It is reported that guitarist Robbie Krieger and drummer John Densmore of The Doors have formed a production company, Bliss Productions, and a publishing company, Transcendental. The pair have signed a band, The Comfortable Chair, to their new ventures.
Judy Collins makes her first entry into the Billboard albums chart in the USA with Wildflowers, on Elektra Records, which will peak at No5.
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The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is Halfway To Paradise by Bobby Vinton entering at No70. The song is composed by Carole King and Gerry Goffin.
When Iggy And The Stooges play at the Cincinnati Pop Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, Iggy Pop horrifies the audience by smearing himself with faeces. It transpires later that the substance used was actually peanut butter.
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 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.
Supertramp's album Even In The Quietest Moments is certified as a Gold Disc in the USA.
Squeeze play at The Roxy, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On his Jump Up tour, Elton John plays at The Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA.
During the Nice Jazz Festival, B.B.King, Joe Williams And The Count Basie Orchestra, Panama Francis and The Savoy Sultans perform for the first of two nights in La Grand Parade Du Jazz, Cimiez, Nice, France, Europe.
Michael Jackson holds a preview of his album Bad at his home in Encino, California, USA, to which he invites fifty top record merchandisers.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Arthur 'Killer' Kane of the New York Dolls, dies in Los Angeles, California, aged 55, from complications caused by leukaemia.
The Raveonettes play at Cargo, Old Street, London, England, UK.
A tour bus carrying Eminem's DJ, Alchemist, and Eminem's protégé, Stat Quo, crashes and overturns near Odessa, Missouri, USA. Eleven people including Stat Quo are injured.
The Meltdown Festival, curated by free jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman, begins on the South Bank, London, England, UK, Europe. The nine-day event features performances by Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band, Robert Wyatt, Patti Smith, Baaba Maal, Carla Bley, The Roots, The Master Musicians of Joujouka and, of course, Ornette Coleman.
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.
Toots And The Maytals play at The O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Songwriter Jerry Ragovoy dies aged 80, following a stroke, at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, USA. Ragavoy's best-remembered compositions include the Irma Thomas hit Time Is On My Side and Erma Franklin's Piece of My Heart.
A commemorative Blue Plaque is unveiled at the site of the former Mothers Club, a much-loved music venue in Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
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Mark Knopfler plays at The Ippodromo Capannelle, Rome, Italy, Europe.
Shakira performs her newest single, La La La (Brazil 2014) featuring Carlinhos Brown, at the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in The Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America. At the same event, Alexandre Pires, Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean provide a rendition of the World Cup official anthem, We Will Find A Way.
SkyArts announces that, following criticism from the singer's family, it is dropping a proposed programme dealing with Michael Jackson's alleged cross country motor trip with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks. Two days earlier, Paris Jackson had tweeted, "I'm so incredibly offended by it, as I'm sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit..."
Earth, Wind And Fire play at The Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
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