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The "Farce comedy hit" A Night At The Circus, featuring "Catchy Songs" and "Prof Bothwell Browne's New Dances", is presented at The Central Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
August Lanoix is born in the garden district of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will become proficient in violin, trombone and string bass and, starting in 1919, will play in numerous bands including The Kid Clayton Jazz Band, Peter Bocage's Creole Serenaders, The Oriental Serenaders, The Martin Gabriel National Jazz Band, The Black Diamond Orchestra and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Vernon Dalhart records The Prisoner's Song backed with The Wreck Of The Old 97, for Victor Records in New York City, USA. It will become the first country record to sell a million copies. Dalhart will eventually record The Prisoner's Song eighteen times and it will be issued on 53 labels in the USA.
Victoria Spivey records Got The Blues So Bad and Big Houston Blues for OKeh Records in New York City, USA.
Jazz drummer Allen Blairman, who will become well-known for his collaborations with Albert Ayler and Mal Waldron, is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
James Anthony Sullivan is born in San Diego, California, USA. As singer-songwriter-guitarist Jim Sullivan he will release two well-received albums before disappearing without trace in New Mexico, in 1975.
The "Glamourous musical comedy" Bloomer Girl, with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, is playing at The Music Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Wayne Muir And His Glass Hatters are providing "music for dancing and dining" in The Glass Hat, Congress Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Big Mama Thornton records the original version of Hound Dog, written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, for Peacock Records, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Elvis Presley will score a huge hit with his cover version.
Elvis Presley plays live on KWKH Radio's weekly show The Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
The musical Irma La Douce is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Patsy Cline performs Just A Closer Walk With Thee and Side By Side on the radio show Country Music Time, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Miles Davis records Song No1 and Wait Til You See Her, for Columbia Records at their 30th Street Studios in New York City, USA.
The Benny Goodman Orchestra plays at Freedomland Amusement Park, The Bronx, New York City, USA.
When Joan Baez plays a concert in Connecticut, Bob Dylan makes a guest appearance.
The Duke Ellington Orchestra and The Serendipity Singers play the last night of a week at Freedomland Amusement Park, The Bronx, New York City, USA.
The Hideaways play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
During a month-long tour, The Four Seasons play at Loew's, Providence, Rhode island, USA
Peter, Paul And Mary and Henry Mancini And His Orchestra play the fifth of six nights at The Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lonnie Donegan plays at The Aquarium, Great Yarmouth, England, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, Gene Vincent and Karl Denver play at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
The Everly Brothers release a new single, I'll Never Get Over You, in the UK on Warner Bros Records.
Early 60s r'n'b vocalist Joe Hinton dies of skin cancer, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Alan Bown play at Klook's Kleek, West Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
Deep Purple play at The Revolution Club, London, UK, earning a fee of
Buddy Rich releases a new album, Time Being - The Amazing Buddy Rich, on RCA Records in the USA.
On their Tusk tour, Fleetwood Mac play at The Riverside ~~Centroplex, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
The Cure play at the Musicomedie festival in St. Jacut Les Pins, France, Europe.
Vitamin Z play at The Leadmill, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Poison Girls play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Hysteria tour, Def Leppard play at The SFX Centre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
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One month before the 75th birthday of bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, the United States Senate passes a resolution recognizing that, "As a musician, showman, composer and teacher, Mr. Monroe has been a cultural figure and force of signal importance in our time."
Nirvana play at Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, Washington, USA.
On his Sound + Vision tour, David Bowie plays at The Arènes de Frejus, Fréjus, France, Europe.
On their Urban Jungle tour, The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights in Weissensee, Berlin, Germany, Europe, supported by the Dan Reed Network.
Soul star Curtis Mayfield is paralysed from the neck down when a lighting rig collapses on him at an outdoor show at Wingate High School, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
As a mark of respect for recently deceased Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, Ben And Jerry's Ice Cream begins selling its popular flavour, Cherry Garcia, with only black cherries in it.
Bruce Springsteen plays at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his Smile tour, Brian Wilson plays at Jones Beach, Wantagh, New York State, USA.
The third and last day of Fairport Convention’s annual Cropredy Festival held near Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK, features Richard Digance, Beth Neilsen Chapman, The Hamsters and Fairport Convention.
Bob Dylan plays at the Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
Tori Amos plays at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, during her Sinful Attraction tour.
Grammy-winning jazz singer, pianist and composer Diana Krall plays in The Concerts at Wente Vineyards, Livermore, California, USA.
Jason Mraz plays at The Charter One Pavilion, Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jackson Browne plays at the Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
Steely Dan play the second of two nights at Ravinia Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with special guest Sam Yahel.
Selena Gomez plays at The Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Imelda May plays at The Observatory, Los Angeles, California, USA.