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Enrico Caruso makes his successful debut at Covent Garden debut in London, UK, as the Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a lengthy run.
Lee Morse And Her Bluegrass Boys [strangely enough, a jazz group] record Rockin' Chair Blues, for Pathe Actuelle Records in New York City, USA.
Young singer Alice Gumm appears for the second of two nights in the 'Orpheum Big Time Vaudeville' show at the Garfield Theatre, Alhambra, California, USA. Her real name is Frances Gumm, but she will find stardom as Judy Garland.
Grady Gaines is born in Waskom, Texas, USA. He will grow up to play saxophone and lead Little Richard's back-up band, The Upsetters.
Jazz pianist and bandleader Teddy Wilson records Blues In C Sharp Minor, Warmin' Up and Mary Had A Little Lamb, in the USA.
Walden Robert Cassotto is born in New York City, USA. He will find fame as Bobby Darin.
Walden Robert Cassotto is born in New York City, USA. He will find fame as Bobby Darin.
Derek Leckenby is born in Leeds, West Yorkshie, UK. He will find success as a guitarist for 60s hitmakers Herman's Hermits.
Blues guitarist T-Bone Walker plays at The Pla Mor Ballroom, Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Ted Heath And His Music, with Paul Carpenter, appear at the The South Parade Pier, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK.
Bobby Wayne is playing during a two-week season at The Towne Room, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, with The Carl Jannette Trio.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
The musical Hazel Flagg, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Hilliard, is playing at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 190 performances.
Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley enters the Billboard R'n'B Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1. The song has particular significance in the history of rock'n'roll because it is widely regarded as the first to have introduced African rhythms into rock through its adaptation of the insistent djouba rhythm, also known as The Hambone. This rhythm has inspired and formed the basis of numerous other rock recordings by artists including Buddy Holly's Not Fade Away, The Who's Magic Bus, Bruce Springsteen's She's the One, George Michael's Faith and Jealous Love by Anders Osborne, to name just a handful.
An "All Star Skiffle Contest" is held at the Town Hall, Kensington, London, England, UK, Europe, with additional live music from Harry Walton's Ragtime Band and The Rhythm Kings.
Female rock'n'roller Alis Lesley plays during two weeks at Chez Emile, Quebec, Montreal, Canada.
Love Is A Now And Then Thing, the debut album by Anthony Newley, enters the UK albums chart, where it will peak at No19 during a run of two weeks.
The Silver Beats play a brief audition set in the interval at Lathom Hall, Liverpool, UK. They will find fame after changing their name to The Beatles.
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.
Patti Page is playing during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Neil Sedaka plays the ninth of fifteen nights at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Sonny Rollins Trio record Jungoso and Bluesongo for RCA Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Actress Sandra Dee throws a surprise birthday party for her husband Bobby Darin and gives him a brand new car as a present.
Jazz guitarist George Benson records My Three Sons, in the USA.
Country music guitarist Doc Watson and The Danny Kalb Quartet [later known as The Blues Project] play the ninth of fifteen nights at The Gaslight Cafe, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Joe Tex is playing during ten nights at The Esquire Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Sam And Dave are playing during a week of shows at The Venus Club, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Bill Haley And The Comets play at Gröna Lund Danshallen, Malmö, Sweden, Europe.
A reception to honour the album The Ages Of Rock by composer, songwriter and jazz pianist Cy Coleman is held at The Continental Plaza Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jeff Beck is recording tracks for his album Truth in London, England, UK, Europe.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play the second of two nights at The Orpheum Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Broadway show Musical Chairs is playing during a 13-night run at The Rialto Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
On his The Glory Boys tour, Rick Wakeman plays at The Civic Hall, Barnstaple, England, UK, Europe.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Corrosion of Conformity play at The Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Fall play at The University, Hull, England, UK.
The stage musical We Will Rock You, based on the music of Queen, opens at The Dominion Theatre, London, UK.
Bruce Springsteen plays at The Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
LCD Soundsystem play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Good Charlotte, Sum 41, They Might Be Giants and Interpol play in the HFStival at the M And T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Mansfield-bred Alvin Stardust plays at the Mansfield Palace theatre, Mansfield, UK, during the theatre's centenary celebrations.
When Miranda Lambert marries Blake Shelton at the Don Strange Ranch near Boerne, Texas, USA, guests include Reba McEntire, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Martina McBride and The Bellamy Brothers.
Cliff Richard plays at O2 World, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
When asked how he intends to deal with pop group Take That's tax avoidance strategies, British Prime Minister David Cameron states in Parliament in London, UK, that, "I couldn't have been clearer that I condemn all of these aggressive tax avoidance schemes ... we want your money back for good."
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.
Crazy P play at Stereo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Roy Orbison, Joe Ely, J.D. Souther and Will Jennings are named as inductees for the 2016 Texas Songwriters Hall Of Fame. The announcememnt is made by songwriter Robert Earl Keen at the Key West Songwriters Festival in Florida, USA.
Reverend James Leg plays at The Phoenix, Exeter, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Bonnevilles.
The Ishmael Ensemble plays at The Soup Kitchen, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.