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A production of the "musical extravaganza" The Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum with music by Paul Tietjens and A.B. Sloane, plays at The Majestic Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.
Known as America's Representative Contralto, popular singer Jessie Bartlett Davis dies of heart disease at her home in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
Popular US musical comedy star Esther Walker records Slow And Easy for Victor Records.
Record producer Bob Johnston is born in Fort Worth, Texas. He will produce memorable albums by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Simon And Garfunkel, Johnny Cash and others.
Don Guess, an early rock'n'roll recording artist who will also play and write songs with Buddy Holly, is born in Aspermont, Texas, USA.
The Ames Brothers are the musical guests on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan Show [aka Toast Of The Town] in New York City, USA.
Judy Garland is playing during a four-week concert engagement at The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dinah Washington and Muggsy Spanier are playing during a two-week engagement at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jane Froman sings Side by Side, When We Kiss, and I Worry and Wonder, on the CBS-tv show USA Canteen, in the USA.
Frankie Laine plays the second night in a two-week season at the Palladium, London, UK.
Jazz trombonist Curtis Fuller and pianist Red Garland record the album Curtis Fuller with Red Garland at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
The Hot Saints Jazz Band record Savoy Blues for Herman Records in Oslo, Norway.
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk record Rhythm-a-Ning, Purple Shades and other tracks for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
The Platters play the ninth night of a two week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Silver Beats play a brief audition set in the interval at Lathom Hall, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. They will find fame as The Beatles.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to find success as The Swinging Blue Jeans](later to find fame as The Swinging Blue Jeans] play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Ray Charles plays at The Pyramids, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This gig replaces a previous date which Charles had to cancel because of an injury to his left hand.
Jean Leclerc is born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. He will find fame as singer-songwriter Jean Leloup, a star in the francophone rock community.
Barbra Streisand plays the sixth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters play the first of fourteen nights at The Roundtable Club, New York City, USA, supported by Dale Hawkins.
Bobby Darin plays the twelfth of twenty nights at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Claude Gray with The Merry Melody Singers records Three Times, Daddy Stopped In, I Must Clean Out My Memory and Heartbreak Eve, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Producer on the session is Shelby Singleton.
Dion records Sweet Sweet Baby and Can't We Be Sweethearts for Columbia Records in Columbia Studio A, New York City, USA.
Jazz, rock and pop drummer Christophe Marguet is born in Paris, France, Europe.
The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
The King Sisters, Alvino Rey and Kent Larsen are playing during a three-week engagement at The Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Modern Jazz Quartet is playing during an engagement at Byrd's Nest, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.
The Variety Club holds a Tribute Luncheon to the record industry in the Dorchester Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe. Guests include Sandie Shaw, Dave Clark, Harry Secombe, The Scaffold, Max Bygraves, Don Partridge, Anita Harris, Victor Sylvester and Joe Loss. Bob Hope is the event's chief guest speaker.
The rock musical Hair (which includes a scene with a fully nude cast) is presented during a run of 1,997 performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe. The cast includes Marsha Hunt, Paul Nicholas, Sonja Kristina and Jimmy Winston.
Led Zeppelin play in the Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Daniel Quine Auerbach is born in Akron, Ohio, USA. He will find success as Dan Auerbach, guitarist and vocalist with The Black Keys.
Daniel Quine Auerbach is born in Akron, Ohio, USA. He will find success as Dan Auerbach, guitarist and vocalist with The Black Keys.
The Associates release their second LP, Sulk, on Associates/Beggars Banquet Records in the UK. It will be chosen as Album Of The Yeasr by Melody Maker.
Big River, based on the Mark Twain novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, is playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1005 performances. Featuring music written by country-pop singer-songwriter Roger Miller, the play wins seven Tony awards, including Best Score.
Robert Plant plays at Teatr Orfeo, Milan, Italy, Europe.
The band playing as Fate Of Nations at The King's Head pub, Fulham, London, England, UK, Europe, is actually Robert Plant playing a secret show.
LCD Soundsystem play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Decemberists play at Headliner's Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Queen And Paul Rodgers play at The Point Depot, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
During a six-date tour, Don McLean plays at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK.
Kelis releases her fifth studio album, Flesh Tone, in Poland, Europe, through Universal Music.
On their Made In Germany tour, Rammstein play at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at The Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Adam Levine [Maroon 5] is given the 2013 Presidents Award at BMI's 61st Annual Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, California, USA.
On their English Electric tour, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [OMD] play at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
During her The Mrs Carter Show World Tour Beyonce cancels the first of two nights at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe, on doctor's orders because of "dehydration and exhaustion".
Carlos Santana performs on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" on tv in the USA.
HAIM play at The Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
James Blunt plays at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.