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The "Brilliant musical comedy" A Trip To Buffalo, featuring "40 people" is playing at The Empire Theatre, Washington, DC, USA.
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.
Woodrow Wilson Guthrie is born in Okemah, Oklahoma, USA. He will grow up to find fame as Woody Guthrie, possibly America's greatest folk music artist.
Bandleader Les Baxter is born in Mexia, Texas, USA. He will reach No1 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA in 1955 with Unchained Melody and again in 1956 with Poor People Of Paris.
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.
Benny Carter and His Orchestra record Swing It, Synthetic Love and other tracks in New York City, USA.
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play on the CBS network's Camel Caravan radio show in The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Raymond Scott's Orchestra opens for a week at The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Blues pianist Roosevelt Sykes records Rock It and other tracks for Regal Records of Linden, New Jersey, USA.
Freddy Martin And His Orchestra play the fifteenth night of six weeks at the St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Singing cowboy Jimmy Wakely plays the sixth night of two weeks at The Oriental Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is reported that statistics covering six major record labels (Capitol, Columbia, Decca, Mercury, M-G-M, and RCA Victor) show a drop of 27% in the number of pop records released in the first quarter of the year. The six companies are releasing larger numbers of records in the hillbilly (country) and r'n'b genres.
Country singer and top recording star Johnny Horton first meets with psychic J. Bernard Ricks of Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. They begin a lifelong friendship during which Horton becomes convinced that he has developed his own psychic abilities. It is said that he eventually predicted, correctly, that his own death would be violent.
Barbara Carroll And Her Trio are playing during a three-week engagement at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz pianist Jaki Byard records the album Here's Jaki, in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Freddy Bell And The Bellboys are playing during a two-week booking at The Riverside Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Hey Baby by Bruce Channel enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No2 during an eleven week stay. (1962)
Arthur Alexander performs You Better Move On on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
You're A Wonderful One by Marvin Gaye is the highest new entry in Cashbox magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No65.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Little Children by Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas.
Popular German band The Rattles, supported by Jeff Curtis And The Flames, play at The Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Lincolnshire, UK.
Al Martino is playing during a three-week stint at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Shiralee play at The Whisky-A-Go-Go, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Cambridge Crofters play at The Troubadour, Old Brompton Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
Josh White Jr. plays at Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
Black Sabbath, Yes and Wild Turkey play at The Coliseum, Spokane, Washington, USA.
Status Quo play the last of four nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
King Crimson play at The Arts Centre, Poole, England, UK, Europe.
It is reported that Michael Jackson's album Thriller has now outsold Bing Crosby's single White Christmas, making it the biggest-selling music recording ever.
The Violent Femmes begin a month-long tour of Australia and New Zealand, Oceania.
Tina Turner plays the first of two nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
U2 appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for the first time.
The Heartbeat 86 charity rock concert is staged at the NEC, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, featuring performances from George Harrison, Robert Plant, Denny Laine and others.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at The MetroCenter, Rockford, Illinois, USA.
Chad Smith and Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers are arrested in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, and charged with sexually harassing a woman. They plead guilty.
Chicago-born soul-jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron And His Amnesia Express play at The Town And Country Club, London, UK.
Motley Crue play at The Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois, USA.
Dylan plays the 1170th concert of his Never-ending Tour schedule at the Visalia Convention Center, Visalia, California.
Jazz pianist and singer Jamie Cullum plays at the Roberts Orpheum Theater, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
On her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays at The Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Electric blues guitarist Big Jack Johnson dies, aged 70, of undisclosed causes, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Xiu Xiu play at The Captain's Rest, Glasgow, Scotland.
Matt Cardle plays at The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK.
On her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna plays at The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Carl Barat And The Jackals play at The Roxy, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jorma Kaukonen plays at Stage One, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.