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Songwriter and performer Cliff Edwards, known as Ukulele Ike, is born in Hannibal, Missouri, USA. Between 1924 and 1940, Edwards will place thirty hits on the US charts. He will also be heard as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in the Disney animated classic Pinocchio.
Musical show The Toy Maker is presented at The Tivoli Opera House, San Francisco, California, USA.
Hilton Napoleon Lamare is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as jazz guitarist Nappy Lamare, working with Bob Crosby, Sharkey Bonano and others.
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.
Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra, with Maxine Sullivan on vocals, record Stop! You're Breaking My Heart, in New York City, USA.
Maria Elena by The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, reaches No1 in the Billboard magazine Best Sellers chart in the USA.
Singing cowboy Tex Ritter marries Dorothy Fay Southworth in Prescott, Arizona, USA.
Woody Herman And His Orchestra play in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
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.
Singer Jeri Southern is playing during two weeks at El Rancho Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Memphis-based gospel music group The Blackwood Brothers perform their latest recording, Have You Talked to the Man Upstairs, on the nationally televised Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts program in New York City, USA. They win.
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 inspired to write the song Move It, which will become the first genuine British rock'n'roll hit, sung by Cliff Richard.
US Army Private Elvis Presley returns to Fort Hood, Texas, USA, after two weeks of leave.
The Everly Brothers are the musical guests on US tv's Perry Como Show.
Gary Husband, who will play drums in Level 42 for four years, is born.
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.]
Roy Acuff plays a live show in Huntington, West Virginia, USA.
Sam Cooke performs a twelve-song live set on a special edition of US tv show PM East, entitled The Sam Cooke Phenomenon.
Reggae vocalist Hugh Mundell is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
Yuri Saltykov (aka I.N. Turist), is born in Leningrad, Russia, Europe. he will find success as drummer of experimental 80s rock band N.O.M.
Stan Getz plays at St. John Terrell's Music Circus, Lambertville, New Jersey, USA.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
The Seekers are playing during a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Herb Alpert releases a new single, This Guy's In Love With You, in the UK on A+M Records. The song is composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
Eric Clapton's newly formed group Derek And The Dominos makes its first live appearance at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, UK, with former Traffic member Dave Mason on guitar.
Mother Earth, The Doobie Brothers and Long John Baldry play at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bob Dylan is rehearsing in Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Dead Kennedys play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Trans World Airlines Flight TWA847 from Cairo, Africa, to San Diego, California, USA, is hijacked by members of Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad shortly after take off. Among the passengers is internationally successful singing star Demis Roussos.
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When controversial rap band 2 Live Crew perform at The Ozone Club outside of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, they are warned by police that they will be arrested if they perform their vulgar songs. So the group encourages the crowd to sing the obscene lyrics for them, resulting in about 500 people singing, "that’s the way we like to fuck" as hapless police officers look on. No arrests are made.
The Church play at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Black Eyed Peas play at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
The Foo Fighters release a new album, In Your Honor on RCA Records in the USA. During the day they play a live set on Fuse Music Channel's 7th Avenue Drop show in New York City.
Bob Dylan And Willie Nelson play at Prince George’s Stadium, Bowie, Maryland, USA.
Jamelia marries her boyfriend Darren Byfield in West Sussex, UK.
The Isle Of Wight Festival 2009 comes to an end in Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle Of Wight, UK. On this, the last of the festival's three days, acts performing include Neil Young, The Pixies, Simple Minds and Judy Collins.
The Gaslight Anthem release the album American Slang in the UK.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays in The RBC Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
On her Aphrodite World Tour, Kylie Minogue plays the first of three nights at The Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
On their Up All Night Tour, One Direction play at The Paramount Theatre, Oakland, California, USA.
Rascal Flatts play at The First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Illinois, USA, with Sheryl Crow and Gloriana.
Rapper Eve marries Maximillion Cooper in a ceremony held at Blue Marlin on Cala Jondal Beach, Ibiza, Spain, Europe.
Elton John plays at The PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Sing by Ed Sheeran, co-written with Pharrell Williams, makes its UK debut at No1 in the Official Singles Chart.
The Dixie Chicks play at The Xfinity Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Henry McCullough, best-known as the guitarist on many of Wings' earliest records, dies aged 72 in Ballywindelland, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, UK. He had suffered a major heart attack in 2012 which left him in a critical condition.
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