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Jessie Bartlett Davis, The Young America Quintette, Johnson And Dean [billed as 'Originators of The Kinetoscope Rag Dance'], and others play the fourth night of a week at The Orpheum, San Francisco, California, USA.
George W. Leslie And Company, Ernest Hogan, Libby, Trayer And Gilbert, The Five Sunbeams, The LaVallee Trio, Mlle. Lotty and others appear in a Vaudeville show at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy Naughty Nancy is playing at The Savoy Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 77 performances.
Joseph Augustus is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will make a name for himself as r'n'b shouter Joseph August in the 1950s.
Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra, with Buck Clayton on trumpet and Lester Youngon tenor sax records Getting Some Fun Out Of Life, Who Wants Love?, Trav'lin' All Alone and He's Funny That Way, in New York City, USA.
The Rice Brothers Gang of Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, record You Are My Sunshine, for Decca Records. (1939)
The musical revue Sim Sala Bim, with words and music by Alvin H. Jansen, is playing at The Morosco Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 54 performances.
The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
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.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a month at The Texas Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
British skiffle king Lonnie Donegan has two UK singles chart entries in one day - Bring A Little Water Sylvie and Dead Or Alive.
Ricky Nelson plays the second of two nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
Phyllis Cryner is born in Woodland, California, USA. She will find success as country music singer-songwriter Bobbie Cryner.
Jazz alto saxophonist Jimmy Woods is recording tracks for his LP Awakening!, at Contemporary Records studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jim Reeves And His Blue Boys play at The Auditorium, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Jazz pianist Billy Taylor records Happy Is The Cricket and other tracks for his Mercury Records album The Original Jazz Score Of Kwamina, at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
The Percells release a new single, Hully Gully Guitar, on ABC Paramount Records in the USA.
Shirley Ellis records the song The Nitty Gritty, which will peak at No8 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
Travelling home from Scotland, UK, in The Hollies' van, guitarist and singer Graham Nash falls out of the door at 40mph. Nevertheless, the band travels on and carries out an engagement deputising for Gene Vincent on the tv show Go Man Go.
To celebrate U.N. Staff Day, Frank Sinatra performs live at the Manhattan offices of The United Nations General Assembly, New York City, USA, accompanied only by pianist Skitch Henderson.
Johnny Cash plays at The Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Adam Faith plays at The Congress Hall, Eastbourne, UK.
The Zombies play at The Community Centre, Southall, London, UK.
Jazz flute player Hubert Laws records Strange Girl and Miedo in New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records.
TV rock show Where The Action Is in the USA features Danny Hutton performing Roses And Rainbows. Hutton will achieve greater success as a member of Three Dog Night.
John Lennon of The Beatles continues filming in Celle, Germany, Europe, for the movie How I Won The War.
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.
The Chambers Brothers, Blood, Sweat And Tears and The Amboy Dukes (with Ted Nugent on guitar) play the first of two nights at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Phyllis Diller plays at The Ilikai Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Hey Jude by The Beatles is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play to an audience of 8,000 in The Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA, supported by Vanilla Fudge, Soft Machine and Eire Apparent.
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Kaleidoscope and Sea Train play the fourth of six nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Faces play at The Black Prince, Bexley, Kent, UK.
Joe Don Rooney is born in Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA. He will find success as the guitarist in country rock band Rascal Flatts.
Kelly Marie reaches No1 in the UK singles chart with Feels Like I’m In Love.
Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys plays at the Fountain Casino, Aberdeen, New Jersey, USA.
When country music legend Roy Acuff holds his 81st birthday party at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, the guests include President of the USA Ronald Reagan.
The biographical drama movie Mask, starring Cher, opens at cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
Little Rock by Reba McEntire reaches No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp play in their joint band, Sunday All Over The World, at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
For her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, LeAnn Rimes sings Blue, I Wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart and Blue Moon Of Kentucky.
A seven foot high bronze statue of rapper Tupac Shakur is unveiled in the Peace Garden of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
It is officially confirmed that Sharleen Spiteri of Texas has split from her partner Ashley Heath. They have, in fact, been living apart for more than a year.
On his Dark Side Of Moon Live tour, Roger Waters plays the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. His former Pink Floyd colleague Nick Mason joins him as a guest for the show.
Gil Scott-Heron plays at SOB's, New York City, USA.
Blonde Redhead release a new album, Penny Sparkle, in the UK on 4AD Records.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays in The Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
The 1965 hit single California Dreaming by The Mamas And The Papas is voted Britain's favourite autumn-themed song in a poll of 550 people, conducted by shopping advice site SaleLand. The complete Top 10 Autumn songs is as follows :
1. Mamas and the Papas: California Dreamin
Exit Calm play at Hoult's Yard, Newcastle, UK.