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The musical extravaganza Chris And The Wonderful Lamp, with music by John Philip Sousa, is playing at The Victoria Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 58 performances.
The musical comedy Sinbad, starring Al Jolson, opens at the Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 164 performances. During the run of the show Jolson will introduce the song Swanee, written by George Gershwin and Irving Caesar, which will go on to become one his greatest successes.
Jim Jackson records Bootlegging Blues and Policy Blues Victor Records in Memphis Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, 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.
Samuel Gene Maghett is born in Grenada, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as Chicago-based blues guitarist and recording artist Magic Sam, famed for his distinctive use of the tremolo arm.
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.
Record company boss, producer and electronic musician Daniel Miller is born in London, UK. He will found Mute Records and help establish the careers of Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Silicon Teens, Fad Gadget and others.
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The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
Broken Wings reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK. The position is achieved by amalgamating sales of versions of the song by The Stargazers, Dickie Valentine and Art And Dottie Todd.
Blues, jazz and boogie pianist Louis Vause is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Golden Chords play at the Winter Frolic Talent Contest in the Little Theatre of the Memorial Building, Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, Minnesota, USA. Their guitarist and singer Bob Zimmerman, will go on to find fame as Bob Dylan.
Brook Benton, Ruth Brown and Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown play the third nightof a week of shows at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Columbia recording artist Jill Corey is playing during two weeks at Beverly Hills, Southgate, Kentucky, USA.
Sam Cooke releases a new single, That's It - I Quit - I'm Movin' On - on RCA Records in the USA.
Joey Dee And The Starliters play at The Zebra Lounge, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Sam Cooke releases a new single, Good News, in the UK on RCA Victor Records.
Roy Orbison releases a new single, Borne On The Wind, in the UK on London Records.
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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 All-Star 64 package tour plays at The Gaumont, Watford, UK, featuring John Leyton, The Rolling Stones, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Mike Berry, Jet Harris and Billie Davis.
The Rolling Stones make a live appearance on UK tv show Ready, Steady, Go!, in London, UK.
The Squires, featuring Neil Young, play at The Holy Cross Catholic Youth Organisation, Winnipeg, Canada.
Cleo Laine is the musical guest on UK tv show Not So Much A Programme, More A Way Of Life.
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.
Fabian is playing at The Pheasant Run, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Grateful Dead and Country Joe And The Fish play at The Carousel Ballroom, on Van Ness Avenue and Market Street, San Francisco, California, USA.
When The Hollies play at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, Steven Stills and David Crosby decide to steal vocalist Graham Nash and form their own group, which will become Crosby, Stills And Nash. Also in the crowd are The Mamas And The Papas and John Sebastian.
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Traffic are in Paris, France, recording a tv show.
Tim Hardin plays the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Spirit and Mother Earth.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording Money Honey, for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, A Fool Such As I, in Canada on Columbia Records.
It is reported that Janis Joplin's management is suing a San Francisco, California, USA, insurance company which is refusing to pay out on the singer's death, claiming that she took her own life.
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.
Lou Reed marries Sylvia Morales at his apartment in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Two weeks after having recorded On The Other Hand, Randy Travis signs a new recording contract with Warner Bros. in the USA.
Paul McCartney plays the first of two shows at The Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The album Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty is awarded Quadruple Platinum Status in Canada.
LCD Soundsystem play at The Astoria Theatre, London, UK.
Doug Fieger, leader of 70s hitmakers The Knack, dies aged 57, in Woodland Hills, California, USA, of lung cancer
Ne-Yo plays at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
Jimmy Webb plays at The Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland.
Singer-songwriter Dory Previn dies, at her home in Southfield, Massachusetts, USA, aged 86.
On The Wall Tour 2012, Roger Waters plays the first of two nights at The Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia.
On their Ceremonials tour, Florence And The Machine play at Effenar, Eindhoven, Holland, Europe.
Fun release their second album, Some Nights, on Fueled By Ramen in the USA.
On their Changed tour, Rascal Flatts play at The Coliseum, North Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
Innovative record producer and songwriter Shadow Morton, best known for his role in creating 60s hit songs including Leader of the Pack and Remember [Walking in the Sand] by girl group The Shangri-Las, dies aged 71 of cancer in Laguna Beach, California, USA.
Miley Cyrus begins her fourth live tour, a sprawling 60-date trek across America and Europe, with a show at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, supported by Mary Mac.
Protomartyr play at The Black Cat, Washington DC, USA.