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Banjoist and comedian Al Reeves' Famous Big Company plays the second of three nights at The Gaeity Theatre, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. The entertainment, a blackface minstrel show, is billed as featuring "20 White and 20 Black, headed by the celebrated Inez Mecusker".
Dan Daly is starring in the musical comedy The New Yorkers at The National Theatre, Washington, DC, USA.
Benny Carter and His Orchestra record Swing It, Synthetic Love and other tracks in New York City, USA.
Legendary composer, musician, songwriter and producer Quincy Jones is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Legendary composer, musician, songwriter and producer Quincy Jones, who will produce all of Michael Jackson's most successful albums, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Blues vocalist and guitarist Oscar Woods, aka The Lone Wolf, records Evil Hearted Woman Blues and Don't Sell It - Don't Give It Away for Decca Records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Xavier Cugat And His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra record Babalu for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Guitar maker Leo Fender pays Race And Olmstead to make him a tool to trim the tabs off Kluson Deluxe tuners, thus making the tuners suitable for use with the new range of Fender solid-bodied guitars.
Woody Herman And His Orchestra record I Can See You and By George (aka Bop, Look And Listen) for MGM Records in WMGM Studio A, New York City, USA.
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.
Vic Lewis And His Band play at The Winter Gardens, Eastbourne, UK.
Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins play two shows at The Exhibition Hall, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The shows break the house record, notching up a gross of $6,700.
Elvis Presley and his entourage drive in rented Cadillacs from Dallas, Texas, USA, to Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Sam Cooke performs Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha on Dick Clark's Beech-Nut Show. Also appearing on the show are Frankie Avalon and The Fleetwoods.
The Barron Knights with Duke D'Mond play at The Majestic Ballroom, Bradford, UK.
Connie Francis plays the first of nine nights at The Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
Helen Shapiro plays at The ABC, Huddersfield, UK.
Lee Paul And The Boys play at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by The Centremen.
The Yardbirds, with Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play at The Star, Croydon, UK.
Adam Faith plays at The Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon, UK.
The Who play at The Starlite Ballroom, Sudbury, UK.
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The musical comedy The Happy Time is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Delivery play Upstairs At Ronnie's, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown plays at Farx, Potter';s Bar, England, UK, Europe, supported by PC Kent.
Country Joe And The Fish and The Joy Of Cooking play the second of three nights at The Family Dog, 660 Great Highway, San Francisco, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at The Place, Hanley, UK.
Black Sabbath, Yes and Wild Turkey play at The Coliseum, Spokane, Washington, USA.
Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young and Manassas, marries French singer Veronique Sanson at Stills' home near Guildford, UK. Guests attending the wedding are reported to include Neil Young, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend Of The Who, and Eric Clapton.
10cc play at the Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Van Morrison plays at The Harvard Square Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia.
The Stray Cats play at the University, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
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Prince's 39-date Controversy tour comes to end with a show at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Prince brings his 55-date Controversy Tour to an end with a show at The Riverfront, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Because of rivalry between Prince's band and support group The Time, a huge food fight develops during The Time's set, after which their guitarist Jesse Johnson is handcuffed to a wall-mounted coat rack.
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Julian Lennon and his band are rehearsing for his first live tour in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood play at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Yes play at The Earle A. Chiles Center, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Japanese pop group CoCo release their debut LP, Strawberry, in Japan, Asia.
The Raveonettes play at The Academy, Islington, London, UK.
Rated R by Rihanna drops from No9 to No15 on the UK Official Album Chart, but simultaneously rises to No2 on the UK R'n'B Chart, its new peak.
Jazz pianist and singer Jamie Cullum plays at the Roberts Orpheum Theater, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Gavin Rossdale interrupts a family vacation in Palm Springs, California, USA, with his wife Gwen Stefani and their children, to fly to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he gives an acoustic performance at The Bank at Bellagio's Hotel and Casino.
Justin Bieber plays the first of three nights at the O2 Arena, London, UK.
Award-winning blues band King King play at Fibbers, York, UK.
SuG play at DIME, Takamatsu, Japan, Asia.
Zucchero plays at London Music Hall, London, Ontario, Canada.
Mark Feltham and Dennis Greaves, best known as founder members of Nine Below Zero, play at Kingskerswell Parish Church, Devon, UK.
Royal Blood play at Rock City, Nottingham, UK.
On his 44-show Boy Meets World tour Drake plays the last of three nights at The AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France, Europe, supported by dvsn.
Earth, Wind And Fire play at Cambria County War Memorial, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA.