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The musical play A Country Girl, or Town and Country, with music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens, is performed at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 729 performances.
Jack Padbury's Cosmo Club Six record Today's A Sunny Day For Me and Two Weeks' Notice, in London, UK, for Edison Bell Winner records.
Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, record Glad Feet and Sally Of My Dreams, HMV Records in The Queens Small Hall, London, UK.
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.
Billie Holiday flies from San Francisco, California, USA, to Los Angeles to appear in court in a breach of contract lawsuit filed against her by her ex-manager Ed Fishman. In the evening she returns to San Francisco for a gig at the New Orleans Swing Club.
Josipa Lisac, one of Croatia's best-loved rock vocalists, is born in Zagreb.
The current No1 song on the UK Sheet Music charts is The Third Man Theme [aka The Harry Lime Theme] by Anton Karas, taken from the film The Third Man.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
Billie Holiday has a recording session at Fine Sound Studios, New York City, USA, during which she records Ain't Misbehavin?, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm and several others.
The Golden Chords play at the Winter Frolic Talent Contest in the Little Theatre of the Memorial Building, Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, Minnesota. Their guitarist and singer Bob Zimmerman, will go on to rather greater fame as Bob Dylan.
Eddie 'One String' Jones records John Henry and Rolling And Tumbling Blues, in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Gazell Documents Records.
Eddie 'One String' Jones, accompanying himself on a home-made Afrikan derived Zither-Monochord, is recorded live on the streets in Los Angeles, California, USA, performing John Henry and Rolling And Tumbling Blues, Walk With Me Lord, Come Back Baby, I'll Be Your Chauffeur, It's Raining Here, Baby Please Don't Go and The Dozens, for Gazell Documents Records.
The Johnny 'Hammond' Smith Quintet records Autumn Leaves, Almost Like Being In Love and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
The hit single Calcutta by Lawrence Welk is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Cass And The Cassanovas play at The Cassanova Club, London Road, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Also on the bill are Mark Peters And The Cyclones, The Cassanova Big Three and The Beatles (playing their second show of the night).
The musical Milk And Honey, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
The Swinging Blue Jeans record their versions of Good Golly Miss Molly, Shake Rattle and Roll and Shakin' All Over at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
The Paramounts, who will become better known as Procol Harum, play at the Oasis Club, Lloyd Street, Manchester, UK, supported by Pete Day and the Knights.
The Rolling Stones have a day off in their Australian tour itinerary. They drive to a remote beach thirty miles from the city of Perth, Western Australia, but are quickly tracked down by fans.
The musical Charlie Girl is performed at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of over five years.
A report in the New York Times mentions the existence of an all-girl rock band, The Mopetts, at Mount Holyoke College. The article goes on to point out that other all-girl bands are starting up in other colleges.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
Tony Bennett plays at The Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
Paul Revere And The Raiders play a one-nighter in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA.
Janet Smith plays at The Freight And Salvage Coffee House, 1827 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording Money Honey, for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
At The Forum in Los Angeles, California, USA, on the last day of Bob Dylan's 39 date US tour, Carole King joins him on stage.
The Patti Smith Group makes its debut at CBGB's, New York City, USA.
Lou Reed marries Sylvia Morales at his apartment in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Benny and Frida of Abba announce that they have started divorce proceedings, in the wake of Benny's revelation of his love for Swedish TV personality Mona Norklit.
The Smiths' UK tour arrives at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, UK, Europe.
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Elton John marries sound engineer Renate Blauel in Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
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Two weeks after having recorded On The Other Hand, Randy Travis signs a new recording contract with Warner Bros. in the USA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Hollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA.
Tower Of Power by Tower Of Power is certified as a gold album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The fourteenth BRIT Awards event is held at Alexandra Palace, London, UK, hosted by Elton John and RuPaul. Winners include Sting for Best British Male Solo Artist, Brian Eno as Best British Producer, Crowded House as International Group and Van Morrison as Outstanding Contribution. Pray by Take That wins for Best British Single and Best British Video, and the band perfoms live doing a medley of the Beatles' hits. Prince wins the Best International Male Artist award.
Elton John appears as an animated version of himself in I'm With Cupid, an episode of tv series The Simpsons in the USA.
SUM 41 play at The Molson Centre, Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
The domain name www.youtube.com is activated, and will become in due course a massively important online outlet for music videos and news.
The Arctic Monkeys film a video for their upcoming single, Brianstorm, in London, UK.
The Levon Helm Band plays one its regular Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol 3, in Helm's barn in Woodstock, New York State, USA.
Kid Rock plays at the Borgata Hotel Casino And Spa, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Everybody Hurts by Helping Haiti, an all-star supergroup including Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Leona Lewis and Kylie Minogue, goes to no1 in the UK singles chart. The record, a cover of an R.E.M. original, is raising funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and British newspaper The Sun's Helping Haiti campaign, and was organised by tv music mogul Simon Cowell.
After complaining of severe stomach piains, reggae innovator Wayne 'Sleng Teng' Smith is admitted to Kingston Public Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica, in the Caribbean. Smith is regarded as the pioneer of the ragga style of reggae.
During their On Stage Together tour, Paul Simon And Sting play at Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley, Australia, Oceania.
On the European leg of his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria.
During the Asia / Oceania leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania, supported by Wolfmother. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
On her 80-date Dangerous Woman tour Ariana Grande plays at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Victoria Monet and Little Mix.