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The Augustin Daly Musical Company presents "The Chinese-English Musical Comedy" San Toy, at The Columbia Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The musical comedy Fantana opens at The Lyric theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 298 performances.
The musical Somebody's Sweetheart is presented at The Central Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 224 performances.
Boogie Woogie piano pioneer Clarence 'Pine Top' Smith records I'm Sober Now and I Got More Sense Than That for Brunswick/Vocalion Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gertrude Neisen records Jamboree for Brunswick Records in the USA.
Krzysztof Klenczon, singer, songwriter and bass player for Czerwone Gitary (The Red Guitars), widely regarded as The Polish Beatles, is born in Pultusk, Poland.
Jazz trumpeter, vocalist and bandleader Johnnie 'Scat' Davis plays at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during a four-week residency.
Ted Fio Rito And His Orchestra open at The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Clarence Reid is born in Cochran, Georgia, USA. He will score a 1969 US hit single, Nobody But You Babe, but will also perform salacious material under the pseudonym Blowfly.
Jack Fina And His Orchestra play in The Hotel Claremont, Berkeley, California, USA.
Max Miller, The Harmaniacs, blind singer Alfred Thripp and Jay And His Merry Lads, plays the fifth night of a week at The Metropolitan Theatre, Edgeware Road, London, UK.
Controversial deejay Alan Freed stages his first New York City, USA, show, the Rock'n'Roll Jubilee Ball, at St Nicholas Arena, Harlem, starring Fats Domino, The Drifters, The Harptones, Ruth Brown, Joe Turner and The Moonglows.
The Ballad Of Davy Crockett reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK. This position is achieved by amalgamating sales of versions of the song by Bill Hayes and Tennessee Ernie Ford.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
Soul vocalist Major Lance records Delilah, a Curtis Mayfield composition, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
B.B. King signs a new recording deal with ABC-Paramount Records in the USA. Nevertheless, his former label, Kent Records, will continue to release previously recorded material for many years.
The Second City Jazzmen appear on ABC-tv show Sunday Break in the UK.
Duke Ellington plays at Basin Street East, New York City, USA.
Cliff Richard is in the Canary Islands, Spain, Europe, continuing with the filming of his next movie, Wonderful Life.
Peter, Paul and Mary are guests on tonight's edition of the Jack Benny Show on tv in the USA.
Shotgun by Junior Walker And The All Stars is released in the USA.
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Bluegrass group The Friendly Strangers play at The Questing Beast, 2504 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Velvet Underground And Nico play the last of thirteen nights at Steve Paul's Scene, New York City, USA.
Sonny And Cher release a new single, The Beat Goes On, in the USA.
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Moby Grape and The Sparrow (later to become Steppenwolf) play the second of two nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are The Charlatans.
Janis Ian plays at The Speakeasy and at The Middle Earth, London, England, UK, Europe.
Martha And The Vandellas play during a week of shows at Basin Street West, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Clancy Brothers play at The ABC, Stockton, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe. He will remain at the clinic until May 1981.
The album Controversy by Prince is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
XTC record a live session at BBC studios in London, England, UK, Europe, for the BBC Radio 1 David Jensen Show.
Shakatak play the fifth night of a week-long engagement at Bailey’s Club, Watford, England, UK, Europe.
Madonna makes her first appearance on US tv show American Bandstand, miming to her first hit single, Holiday.
Duran Duran’s latest single, New Moon On Monday, peaks at No10 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
Preparing for his first tour of the 90s, Bob Dylan plays a warm-up/rehearsal show at The Recreation Hall, Penn State, State College in Pennsylvania, USA.
The Dan Reed Network play at The Riverside, Newcastle, UK.
Slipknot play at Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Diamanda Galas plays at Die Glocke, Bremen, Germany.
Steve Prestwich, Liverpool-born drummer of Australian band Cold Chisel, undergoes surgery two weeks after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. He will die two days later.
The movie Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera opens in Lithuania.
Steve Prestwich, drummer of Australian band Cold Chisel, undergoes surgery two weeks after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.
B.B. King plays at The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
The Wu-Tang Clan play at Emo's East, Austin, Texas, USA.
On their Up All Night Tour, One Direction play the second of two nights at The Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Of Montreal play at The Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, Florida, USA, with Nedelle Torrisi.
Imagine Dragons play at Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Europe.
Garth Brooks plays the first of three nights at The BB+T Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA, with Trisha Yearwood.
Santigold releases a new single, Chasing Shadows on Atlantic Records in the USA.
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