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Cushman, Holcombe and Curtis, Howard Chambers and Barton And Ashley are the vaudeville acts appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy The Maid Of The Mountains, with music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, is playing at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 1352 performances.
Often said to be the first country music hit, Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane, is recorded by Fiddlin' John Carson for Okeh Records in Nassau Street, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The session is engineered by Ralph Peer, and is widely considered the recording debut of both folk blues and what will later be called country music.
Charlie Patton makes his very first recording, Mississippi Bo Weevil Blues, plus thirteen other tracks, for Paramount Records, in Richmond, Indiana, USA. Patton, also known as a The Masked Marvel and Elder J.J. Hadley, will eventually be one of several musicians popularly known as The Father Of The Blues.
Renaldo 'Obie' Benson, bass voice of The Four Tops, is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Mezz Mezzrow and his Orchestra record Hot Club Stomp, The Swing Session's Called To Order, Blues In Disguise and That's How I Feel To-day for HMV Records in New York City.
Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra, with Maxine Sullivan on vocals, record Stop! You're Breaking My Heart, in New York City, USA.
Mezz Mezzrow and his Orchestra record Blues In Disguise, Hot Club Stomp, The Swing Session's Called To Order and That's How I Feel To-day for HMV Records in New York City, USA.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
Jazz critic Steve Race writes a feature in UK pop music weekly Melody Maker celebrating what he believes to be the demise of rock'n'roll. When teenager Ian Samwell reads it, he is angered and inspired to write the song Move It, which will become the first genuine British rock'n'roll hit, sung by Cliff Richard.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
Teddy Randazzo plays at The Mayfair Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Sonny Curtis of Buddy Holly's band The Crickets enters military service at Fort Ord, California, USA. [While there, he will write Walk Right Back, a hit for The Everly Brothers.]
The Oranim Zabar Troupe plays during a four week run at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jo Ann Campbell plays during a three-week booking at The International Room, New York City, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Come Outside by Mike Sarne and Wendy Richard.
Carl Perkins plays the fourteenth of fifteen nights at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Dave Clark Five play at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK. Also on the bill are The Applejacks, Millie And The Five Embers, The Worryin' Kind, The Quiet Five featuring Patrick Danes and The Falling Leaves.
John Lee Hooker plays at The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire, UK.
Jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler records the album Prophecy in The Cellar Caf
The Village Stompers, billed as "folk-Dixie" group, play at London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Mad River play the second of two nights at the New Orleans House, Berkelely, California, USA.
The musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, is performed at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,847 performances.
The Checkmates Ltd are playing during a ten-night engagement at The Sherman House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Julie Felix plays at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
The Doors play at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Eric Burdon plays the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Chicago Blues All Stars and It's A Beautiful Day.
The RIAA certifies the album Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath gold in the USA for sales in excess of $1,000,000.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording Touch The One You Love, for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan.
Composition of Sound play at a dance in Nicholas Comprehensive School, Basildon, England, UK, Europe. The group includes Dave Gahan, Vince Clark, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher, who will go on to form Depeche Mode. This show marks the first time that vocalist Gahan has appeared with the band.
Peter Gabriel appears on the cover of Record Mirror magazine in the UK.
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.
Dr. Hook (formerly Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show) play the first of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pete De Freitas, who found success as drummer for Echo And The Bunnymen, dies in a motorcycle accident at Rugely, Staffordshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Corrs audition for parts in the musical movie The Committments at The Waterfront, Dublin, Eire, Europe. All four are given roles, with Andrea Corr the most prominent.
Top Irish blues-rock guitarist Rory Gallagher, dies in London, UK, less than two months after undergoing a liver transplant.
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Better Than Ezra play at Irving Plaza, New York City, USA.
The Coral play at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Dears, supported by the Shout Out Louds, play at The North Star Bar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bright Eyes and The Faint play at the Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Innovative guitarist Robert Fripp, founder of King Crimson, records a live album at Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The 8th Annual Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival comes to an end in Manchester, Tennessee, USA. Headline act on this final day is Phish, who are unexpectedly joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen for three songs - "Mustang Sally, Bobby Jean and Glory Days.
On his Glam Nation tour, Adam Lambert plays at The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
On their Up All Night Tour, One Direction play at The Paramount Theatre, Oakland, California, USA.
Widespread Panic play at The Mann Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play a promotional show at Le Grand Journal, Paris, France, Europe. Their song The Longest Wave is debuted live at this performance. Five tracks from this show will subsequently be released as the EP Live In Paris.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, USA, supported by OneRepublic.
In the aftermath of the horrific Grenfell Tower Block fire in West London, England, UK, Europe, Adele attends a vigil with local people, and Rita Ora takes part in volunteer work including sorting through donations, putting similar items together in rubbish bags and loading bottles of water and food into vans.
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