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Musical comedy The Show Girl is playing at Wallack's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 64 performances.
Musical comedy The Show Girl plays at Wallack's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 64 performances.
Weber And Fields' burlesque musical extravaganza Fiddle Dee Dee is playing at Chase's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The orchestras of Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb and others take part in a Battle Of The Bands at the Savoy Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Singer and guitarist Johnnie Temple records Jacksonville Blues, The Evil Devil Blues, Lead Pencil Blues, Big Boat Whistle, Morning Prayer Blues and Cypress Grove Blues, for Vocalion Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Walden Robert Cassotto is born in New York City, USA. He will find fame as Bobby Darin.
Jack Hylton And His Band appear in a live tv broadcast from the BBC studios in Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
Vic Flick, guitarist, arranger and composer, is born in Worcester Park, Surrey, UK. Flick is probably best-known as the man who plays the guitar riff in the original soundtrack recording of the James Bond Theme, but he also appears on numerous UK hit singles of the 60s and 70s.
Songwriter Irving Berlin signs a contract with Paramount to write songs for the film Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby. The completed soundtrack includes White Christmas, which will become the world’s best-selling song.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
Judy Garland is playing during a four-week concert engagement at The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Michael Holliday and Lita Roza are recorded live for BBC Radio in a performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
Elvis Presley signs a contract authorising The William Morris Agency to receive payment on his behalf for his appearance in Photoplay Magazine.
The Del Vikings record Cool Shake, Jitterbug Mary, Come Along With Me, Over The Rainbow, The Voodoo Man, Yours, The White Cliffs Of Dover, What'cha Gotta Lose, Down In Bermuda and There I Go, for Mercury records in Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, USA.
While rehearsing a dance sequence for the film Jailhouse Rock at the MGM Soundstage, Hollywood, California, USA, Elvis Presley inhales a cap from one of his teeth into his lung.
Hank Thompson plays during a three-week engagement at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the sixth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Stranger On the Shore by Acker Bilk peaks at No3 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows play at L'Olympia Theatre, Paris, France, Europe.
Jazz guitarist George Benson records My Three Sons, in the USA.
Lulu enters the UK singles chart with her debut single, Shout, which will peak at No7.
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The Moody Blues play at The Beachcomber Club, Bolton, UK.
The Sparrow (later to become Steppenwolf) play at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA. A recording of tonight's concert will be released in 1969 as Early Steppenwolf.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
Sam And Dave are playing during a week of shows at The Venus Club, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Electric Flag and It's a Beautiful Day play the second of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The 5th Dimension open at The Royal Box, New York City, USA.
Jeff Beck is recording tracks for his album Truth in London, England, UK, Europe.
King Crimson play at The Revolution club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Flaming Youth perform tracks from their concept album Ark 2, on TROS tv in Holland, Europe. Their drummer is the eighteen-year-old Phil Collins.
John Lee Hooker spends the first of ten days recording his album Free Beer And Chicken for ABC Records in the USA.
Keith Relf, vocalist of The Yardbirds, aged 33, dies at his home in Hanworth Road, Whitton, Middlesex, England, UK, Europe, after being electrocuted in a mishap involving his guitar.
The League Of Gentlemen (including Robert Fripp) play at The Bataclan, Paris, France, France, Europe.
James Bowman is born in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. He will find success as lead guitarist of the band Against Me.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Atlantic Records celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a concert in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. The Bee Gees, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Genesis, Iron Butterfly, The Rascals, Crosby, Stills And Nash, Foreigner, Paul Rodgers, Bob Geldof, Booker T. Jones, Wilson Pickett, The Coasters, The Spinners, Peabo Bryson, Dan Aykroyd, Roberta Flack, Manhattan Transfer, Debbie Gibson, Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, Ben E. King, and Vanilla Fudge are among the performers.
Vogue by Madonna begins the third of five weeks at No1 in the Australian Top 40 Singles chart.
On their Virtual World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland, Europe.
When Walter Trout plays at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe, the show is recorded and will be released as the album Relentless.
Legendary bluegrass singer and guitarist Jimmy Martin dies of bladder cancer, aged 77, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Bruce Springsteen plays at The Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Times Union Center, Albany, New York State, USA.
During a 13-date tour, Rihanna plays at The Arena, Nottingham, UK.
Ramblin' Jack Elliott plays at The Live Oak Music Hall, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
The Hold Steady play at World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Foo Fighters are recording material for their next album at Preservation Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
On the first night of U2's Innocence And Experience tour, guitarist The Edge mis-judges location of, er, the edge of the stage in Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and tumbles into the pit. He escapes with only minor injuries to his arm.
On their Get Weird tour, Little Mix play at The Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Lemonade, the sixth album by Beyonce, reaches No1 in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA.