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The UK's first official public radio station, 2MT, operated by the Marconi company, opens in Chelmsford. 2MT is only allowed to broadcast for thirty minutes on Tuesday evenings with a power of 200W on 700m.
Daddy John Love records Mean Old Jailhouse Blues, Railroad Blues, Triflin' Woman Blues and other tracks for Bluebird Records in Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.
The musical revue Boys And Girls Together, with music by Sammy Fain, is playing at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 191 performances.
Ella Fitzgerald is playing at The Zanzibar Club, New York City, USA.
The movie musical Romance On The Beat, starring Ida James And An All-Colored Cast, opens for three nights at The Bill Robinson Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA. The 30 minute short film also features The Milt Coles Trio and The Four Master Keys.
Timothy Charles Buckley III is born in Washington DC, USA. He will find fame as singer-songwriter Tim Buckley.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
Columbia recording artist Jill Corey is playing during two weeks at Beverly Hills, Southgate, Kentucky, USA.
Lenny Welch, having suffered an attack of stage fright in front of the cameras the night before, returns to WLW-tv in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, to deliver a faultless performance.
Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson play in Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
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.
During sessions for her album Wonderful Wanda, rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson records I'd Be Ashamed, Is It Wrong? and The Other Woman, for Capitol Records.
Perry Como, backed by the Ray Charles Singers, records Caterina for RCA Records in Webster Hall, New York City, USA.
David Milliner, vocalist with 80s and 90s hit-making band The Pasadenas, is born in Pasadena, California, USA.
Aretha Franklin plays the third of six nights at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Peter, Paul And Mary play at William Neal Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Odeon, Hammersmith, London, UK.
Tired Of Waiting For You by The Kinks is at No1 in the Radio London Fab Forty singles chart.
The Kinks return to London, UK, at the end of a tour of the USA.
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.
Eddy Arnold attends a dinner at The White House in Washington DC, USA, at the request of the president's daughter, Lynda Bird Johnson.
The Jazz Communicators (saxophonist Joe Henderson, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Herbie Lewis, and drummer Louis Hayes) are playing during a fifteen night booking at The Both/And Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Four Tops are playing at The Roostertail, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Human Instinct play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan is in Columbia Records studios in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, working on the album Nashville Skyline.
Janet Smith plays at The Freight And Salvage Coffee House, 1827 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, 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 Ramones play in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Europe, supported by The UK Subs.
The Tourists play at the Gaumont, Ipswich, England, UK, Europe. Two members of the band, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, will go on to form Eurythmics.
At his neverland Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley, California, Michael Jackson assists in the birth of a baby deer to his pair of pet deers Prince and Princess. As the baby is born on Valentine's Day, he names it Valentino.
Radio station KMET in Los Angeles, California, USA, signs off after nineteen years on the air. The station had been a pioneer of underground progressive rock programming.
Joe Jackson plays at The Citi Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The album The Raw And The Cooked by Fine Young Cannibals is awarded six times platinum status in Canada.
Bass player Bob Birch becomes a permanent member of Elton John's band.
International acclaimed Hungarian jazz guitarist and violinist, Elek Bacsik who worked for many years in Las Vegas, dies of lung cancer in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA.
Cranes hoist Elvis Presley's gold Cadillac, Webb Pierce's gaudy Pontiac and Nudie's business sign onto the third floor of the new 130,000-square-foot Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, before the last wall is sealed.
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.
Queensrÿche play at TCC Music Hall, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Michael Eavis, founder of the Glastonbury Festival, is given an honorary Master Of Arts degree at Bristol University, Bristol, UK.
The Arctic Monkeys film a video for their upcoming single, Brianstorm, in London, UK.
Lee Freeman of 60s band The Strawberry Alarm Clock, dies of cancer, aged 60, at his home in San Bruno, California, USA. The band is best-remembered for their psychedelic pop hit single Incence And Peppermints.
On her Nothing But Love world tour, Whitney Houston plays the last of three nights at the Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Kid Rock plays at the Borgata Hotel Casino And Spa, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Justin Bieber spends some time on Valentine's Day with children at the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Fun release their second album, Some Nights, on Fueled By Ramen in the USA.
Emeli Sande releases her debut album Our Version Of Events in Spain, Europe.
On their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play the first of two nights at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
During their On Stage Together tour, Paul Simon And Sting play at Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley, Australia, Oceania.
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