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Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca, is premiered at the Teatro Costanzi, in Rome, Italy, Europe. One song from the opera, E lucevan le stele, will be 'adapted' for Al Jolson's 1920 hit Avalon. Puccini will sue for plagiarism and win.
The Moons, Dora Mervin, Mendel And Mack, Frank Ferez, Monroe, Brady And Hamilton, Hines And Kimball and Hinrich's Orchestra are providing the entertainment at Fischer's Concert House, San Francisco, California, USA.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Comedy Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of just over one month.
Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolpho Colombo is born in Camden, New Jersey, USA. he will find success as jazz vocalist, violinist and actor Russ Columbo.
The musical vaudeville revue Chauve-Souris [1922] plays at The Century Grove Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 139 performances.
Paul Specht And His Orchestra record Static Strut, Take This Rose and Drifting Apart for Columbia Records in London, UK.
Al Craver [a pseudonym for Vernon Dalhart] records The Wreck Of The Royal Palm Express for Columbia Records in the USA.
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.
Despite having been a financial failure out of town in 1927, a revamped version of the stage musical Strike Up The Band, written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, opens at The Times Square Theatre on Broadway in New York City, USA, where it will become a resounding success.
Ella Fitzgerald and The Mills Brothers record Dedicated To You and Big Boy Blue for Decca Records in the USA.
Ted Fio Rito And His Orchestra open at The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra play at Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It is reported that, according to survey published recently in American Girl, the magazine of The Girl Scouts Of America, 87% of junior high school girls have record players in their homes and 48% buy records with their own money.
The Three Peppers play the tenth night of two weeks of shows at Marty Bohn's Nut Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jazz, rock and pop bassist and trumpeter Mark Egan is born in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA. In a long and varied career, he will work with, among others, The Pointer Sisters, David Sanborn, The Pat Metheny Group (1977-1980), Stan Getz, Jim Hall, The Gil Evans Orchestra (1983-1985), and John McLaughlin.
The Harry James Orchestra is playing during four weeks at Cocoanut Grove, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Little Richard releases a new single, Tutti Frutti, in the USA.
On an extensive nationwide promotional tour in support of his novelty single Baby Sittin' Boogie, Buzz Clifford visits deejays and other music business contacts in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Neil Sedaka makes his UK tv debut on weekly variety show Sunday Night At The London Palladium.
Patti Page performs The Boll Weevil Song on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
Little Willie John, Ruth Brown, The Five Royales, The Chantels and The Stereos play the sixth night in a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Neil Sedaka and Kenny Ball's Jazzmen appear on UK tv show Sunday Night At The London Palladium.
J.B. Floyd plays at The Home of Karen Wallace, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Helen Shapiro plays at The Odeon, Colchester, UK, supported by The Brook Brothers, The Four Jays, The Dale Sisters, Colin Day and The Red Price Band. Compere for the show is comedian Dave Allen.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison of The Beatles arrive in Paris, France, to begin a three-week season at L'Olympia Theatre. While in Paris, they stay at the George V Hotel.
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Count Basie And His Orchestra record Volare, Oh Lonesome Me and other tracks for Verve Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beatles single, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, is released in Germany, Europe, on Apple Records.
Pink Floyd are rehearsing at The Rolling Stones' rehearsal facility, a disused Victorian warehouse at 47, Bermondsey Street, South London, England, UK. They are working on tracks which will, in due course, evolve into their classic album Dark Side Of The Moon.
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Atomic Rooster play at the Town Hall, Devizes, supported by Nazareth.
Rock movie That’ll Be The Day, starring David Essex, Ringo Starr and Keith Moon of The Who, is released in Sweden, Europe.
Gentle Giant play at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Jazz Singer soundtrack album by Neil Diamond is certified as a platinum album in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
R.E.M. play at The 40-Watt Club, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Madonna's album Ray Of Light, produced by William Orbit, is certified as 6x platinum in the UK. Also, her hits compilation, The Immaculate Collection, is certified as 12x platinum in the UK.
Slipknot play at Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
On her Most Wanted tour, Hilary Duff plays at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
A report from the Pan-Malaysian Islamic party (PAS) declares that Rihanna's sexy onstage performance would be an insult to Asian values. As a result, Islamic leaders in Malaysia press ahead with calls to ban Rihanna from performing in Kuala Lumpur on 13 February.
Yoko Ono, Quincy Jones and Jackson Browne take the stage in support of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at the 2010 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, USA.
Korn play at The U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, Illinois, USA. Also on the same bill are Disturbed and Sevendust.
Evanescence play at The Tabernacle, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays at The BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, supported by Mary Mac.
Wishbone Ash play at Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany, Europe.
Styx play at The Saban Theater, Beverly Hills, California, USA.
Kevin Lawrence, guitarist of Rapidfire, dies from multiple heart attacks, brought on by pneumonia, at the age of 51.
Umphrey's McGee play at The Tabernacle, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
stonefromthesky play at Otel', Kiev, Ukraine, Europe.
Ruts DC play at The Black Box, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe, supported by Stop! Stop! Start Again!
The Neal Morse Band plays at Rocketown, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.