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Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal plays at The Town Meadows, Rochdale, UK. One hundred and twenty four years later, while filming the promotional video for Strawberry Fields Forever in Sevenoaks, Kent, UK, John Lennon of The Beatles visits an antique shop and buys a circus poster advertising this performance. The text of the poster will, in due course, form the lyrics of Lennon's song Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite.
The musical comedy The Billionaire, with music by Gustav Kerker and lyrics by Harry B. Smith, is presented during a three month run at Daly's Theatre, New York City, USA.
John Roseby is born in Lexington, Mississippi, USA. He will make his mark as jazz saxophonist Brick Roseby, working with The Southland Troubadours [led by Little Brother Montgomery] before moving to Chicago, Illinois, USA, where he will continue gigging until the late 1960s.
Mamie Smith records That Thing Called Love and You Can't Keep A Good Man Down for Okeh Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Earl Hines And His Orchestra record Have You Ever Felt That Way and Good Little Bad Little You for Victor Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Daddy John Love records Mean Old Jailhouse Blues, Railroad Blues, Triflin' Woman Blues and other tracks for Bluebird Records in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Blues guitarist Otis Grand is born in Beirut, Lebanon.
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.
Popular country music songwriter Cy Coben cuts a piano roll version of his song The Old Piano Roll Blues for T.R.T.
Josipa Lisac, one of Croatia's best-loved rock vocalists, is born in Zagreb.
The musical revue Michael Todd's Peep Show is performed at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 278 performances.
The Dudes and Les "Carrot Top" Anderson with Noel Boggs record Just Like Two Drops Of Water, I Was Sorta Wonderin', T-T-Tucy-Ty, Hoein' Cotton and Las Vegas Nevada, in Decca Recording Studio, 5505 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The George Benson Sextet records The Nearness Of You, Begin The Beguine, My Heart Cries For You and When Day Is Done, for Regent Records in Detroit, Michigan, USA. (An acclaimed and busy jazz/soul saxophonist, this Benson should not be confused with the internationally successful guitarist of the same name).
Maggie, with music and lyrics by William Roy, is playing at The Shubert Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Popular vocalist Savannah Churchill plays the second night of a week at the Towne Casino, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Alex Welsh and his Dixielanders with George Melly play a live concert for the BBC radio broadcast British Jazz in London. Tracks played during the session include Black Mountain Blues.
Alan Dale records Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White for Coral Records in New York City, USA.
The Eddie Duchin Story, a Hollywood movie about the life of jazz bandleader Eddie Duchin, is released to cinemas in Australia.
Eddie 'One String' Jones records John Henry and Rolling And Tumbling Blues, in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Gazell Documents Records.
Russ Sainty And The Nu-Notes play at The Locarno Ballroom, Old Town Square, Swindon, supported by Rod Price And The Big Beat Band.
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 Sonny Rollins Quartet records Without A Song and The Bridge, for RCA Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Frankie Avalon plays the sixth of nine days at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Joey Dee And The Starliters play at The Zebra Lounge, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Blues/jazz vocalist Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson records Bright Lights Big City, Person To Person and other tracks for RiversideRecords in New York City, USA.
Mississippi Fred McDowell records more tracks for the album Good Morning Little Schoolgirl at his home near Como, Mississippi, USA.
Elvis Presley goes to Long Beach, California, to present his recently purchased yacht, Potomac, as a charitable gift to St Jude's Hospital of Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Jack Jones is playing during a two-week stand at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Pop duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are starring in the musical Golden Rainbow, at The Shubert Theater in New York City, USA.
Friend And Lover record Zig Zag and I'm A Woman I'm A Man for Verve-Forecast Records in New York City, USA.
The Bee Gees record In the Summer Of His Years, in IBC Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, for their album Idea.
Bob Dylan is in Columbia Records studios in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, working on the album Nashville Skyline.
Fleetwood Mac, Tom Rush and Clover play the last of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
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.
Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour plays at The Assembly Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
The album Girl You Know It's True by Milli Vanilli is awarded nine times platinum status in Canada.
Doug Weston, owner of LA's legendary Troubadour Club dies of pneumonia, aged 72, in Midway Hospital Centre, Los Angeles, California.
R. E. M., Lauryn Hill and No Doubt play in a charity event, Love Rocks, honouring Bono of U2 as Humanitarian of the Year, for his work on debt relief. The show is staged in the Kodak Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA, and Cher and Bono both make guest appearances.
On her Big Beautiful Tour, Jill Scott plays at The Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Bryan Lee [aka Braille Blues Daddy] are the musical guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in the USA.
Kelly Osbourne spends Valentine's Day morning in hospital with her friend, the stylist Brooke Dulien, who was injured by the shattering of a glass door in the Boom Boom Room, New York City, USA.
Midlake play at Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland.
Singer-songwriter Dory Previn dies, at her home in Southfield, Massachusetts, USA, aged 86.
Pure Love, fronted by former Gallows' singer Frank Carter play their debut gig at Bush Hall, London, UK.
Skrillex plays at Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK.
Prince plays an intimate two-hour-long gig at King's Place, King's Cross, London, UK
Jalousi by Medina reaches No1 in the Danish Popular Singles Chart.
Eggs Laid By Tigers play at Skuespilhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Howard Jones plays at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK.
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