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The Gramphone Company of London, UK, makes an agreement with singer Albert Chevalier to pay him one shilling for each dozen records they sell of his recordings.
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 "scintillating musical comedy" Sally In Our Alley is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 100 performances.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a lengthy run.
Vaudeville singing star Truly Shattuck is rushed to John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, suffering from a brain abscess, which has come on while she is appearing in Alma, Where Do You Live? at the Academy Of Music. She will be absent from the theatre for two years.
Ionna Mouskouri is born in Chania, Crete, Greece. As Nana Mouskouri she will become the living embodiment of Greek popular music, selling over 200m albums worldwide.
Fats Waller And His Rhythm record Two Sleepy People, in New York for Bluebird Records.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
A new popular music tv show, Bob Horn's Bandstand, begins broadcasting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The show will evolve into American Bandstand and become the longest-running rock show on American television.
Popular vocalist Jane Froman sings It's A Good Day, I've Got My Eye On You, It's So Peaceful In The Country and Just One Of Those Things, on the CBS-tv programme The Jane Froman Show, in the USA.
Perry Como records Gone Is My Love and Make Someone Happy at Webster Hall, New York City, USA, for RCA Records.
Freddie and the Dreamers play at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, UKsupported by Sonny Webb and the Cascades.
A silver disc is awarded to the UK hit single Telstar by The Tornados.
Tony Kay And The Huckelberries play at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Ray Charles plays in Houston, Texas, USA.
The Rolling Stones discover that their co-founder/guitarist Brian Jones is earning more than the others in the group.
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The Squires, including Neil Young on lead guitar, play the second of six nights at The Flamingo Club, Fort William, Ontario, Canada.
The Barron Knights play at The Orchid Ballroom, Purley, England, UK, Europe
Western swing fiddler Wade Ray, with Fred Carter, Jr. as producer, records Too Many Rivers, They Gotta Quit Kicking My Dog Around, Yopu Tide Tin Cans To My Heart, The Heart Inside Of You and other tracks for ABC Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Gass play at The New Yorker, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman, plus members of The Fugs, act out an 'exorcism of the Pentagon' ceremony for the media during a press call at The Village Theatre, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Intruders are playing during a week at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Cream play at The Chicago Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The ashes of San Francisco-based rock-blues vocalist Janis Joplin are scattered at sea off the Marin County coastline in California, USA.
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Bette Midler plays the second of three nights at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Family play their last concert together at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK. A farewell party at a nearby Holiday Inn after the show ends in a good-natured melee, with several guests ending up in the pool, not all of them intentionally.
The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.
Sugar Babies - The Burlesque Musical, starring Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney, is presented at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1208 performances.
Barclay James Harvest play at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe. (See Johnny Black's diary entry about this gig, attached)
Uriah Heep are working on their sixteenth LP, Equator, at Jacobs Studios, Farnham, England, UK, Europe.
Bobby Womack plays during five nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry play at The Underground, Croydon, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Teahouse Camp.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at The Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.
The La's by Liverpool band The La's enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No30 during a twenty-week run.
The Spice Girls play their second-ever live show at the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, Turkey, Eurasia. The group had achieved global success without ever playing a live show.
Los Angeles-based jazz trombonist Britt Bingham Woodman dies of respiratory problems. In a long, respected career, he worked with Duke Ellington, Charlie Mingus, John Coltrane and Miles Davis, to name just a few.
Actor and popular singer Robert Goulet is admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, California, USA, where he is to undergo an emergency lung transplant.
Grammy and Juno Award-winning jazz vocalist Michael Buble releases his fourth studio album, Crazy Love, in Mexico.
On her I Am tour, Beyonce plays at Osaka-jo Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Bob Dylan plays the first of three nights in the Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Guns N' Roses take to the stage an hour late when they play the first of two nights at the O2 Arena, London, UK.
Marc Cohn plays at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Katie Todd plays at Uncommon Ground, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Landshapes play at The Cluny, Newcastle, UK.
Bonnie Dobson plays at The Apple Tree, Mount Pleasant, London, England, UK, Europe. Dobson's best-known composition, Morning Dew, became an international standard, covered by Fred Neil, The Grateful Dead, Tim Rose and Devo, to name but a few.
On his 20/20 Experience World Tour, Justin Timberlake plays the second of three nights at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
100 Taylor Swift fans attend a 'secret listening party' in London, England, UK, Europe, to hear Swift's upcoming album Reputation in advance of its release.
Angele David-Guillou releases a new LP, En Mouvement, on Village Green Records in the UK.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at The Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, supported by Gang Of Youths.