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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.
, possibly America's greatest folk music artist.
Woodrow Wilson Guthrie is born in Okemah, Oklahoma, USA. He will grow up to find fame as
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
, who will produce all of Michael Jackson
's most successful albums, is born in 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
And Her Trio are playing during a three-week engagement at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at
No2 during an eleven week stay. (1962)
is playing during a three-week stint at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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
, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
play the last of four nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
play at The Arts Centre, Poole, England, UK, Europe.
The Violent Femmes begin a month-long tour of Australia and New Zealand, Oceania
plays the first of two nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
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.
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.
play at The Captain's Rest, Glasgow, Scotland.
plays at The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK.
And The Jackals play at The Roxy, Los Angeles, California, USA.