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Billed as 'The Greatest Singing And Dancing Act In The Land', Fleurette And Gardiner play during a week at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a lengthy run.
Chu Chin Chow, billed as 'A Musical Tale of the East in Fourteen Scenes - Company of 300' is playing at His Majesty's Theatre, London, UK, during a run of 2238 performances.
Helen Kane, said to have been the inspiration for the cartoon character Betty Boop, releases a new song, He's So Unusual, in the USA. The song will also be featured in the motion picture, Sweetie.
Big Bill Broonzy records At The Break Of Day and I Want To Go Home for Bluebird Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Renaldo 'Obie' Benson, bass voice of The Four Tops, is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Mario Lanza undertakes recording sessions for his radio series, The Mario Lanza Show, at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA. On this day he records O Sole Mio, Boom Biddy Boom Boom, I Love Thee and The Loveliest Night Of The Year.
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.
Sophie Tucker plays during a two-week engagement at The Empire Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
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 first 3-D musical, Those Redheads from Seattle, featuring Teresa Brewer and RCA recording duo The Bell Sisters, is released to cinemas in Finland.
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.
A new entertainment programme, The Black And White Minstrel Show, begins on BBC tv in the UK. It will become hugely popular but will eventually be banned because of accusations that the concept - white entertainers in blackface makeup - is racist.
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.
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 Cleftones perform Heart And Soul on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Also appearing in today's edition of the show is Buzz Clifford.
Ray Charles is fined $757 in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for having refused to perform for a segregated audience [whites on the dance floor, blacks in the balcony] at Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Georgia, USA.
The Four Seasons release a new single, Rag Doll, in the USA.
The Village Stompers, billed as "folk-Dixie" group, play at London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Bing Crosby Show, a short-lived tv sitcom, transmits its final edition in the USA. In this short-lived sitcom Crosby was somewhat typecast as middle-aged singer Bing Collins.
The musical comedy The Happy Time is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
The James Brown Revue is on tour in Vietnam, Asia, playing live shows for American troops.
Pink Floyd play at The Midsummer Ball, University College, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Loading Zone play the first of two nights at The Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Booker T And The MG's, It's A Beautiful Day and Tim Buckley play the first of three nights at the Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Move play at The Middle Earth, Covent Garden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Three Dog Night and Smokestack Lightning play the second of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Squeeze play at The Madhatter, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
Nine Below Zero, on their 'Christmas Tour' play at The Venue, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan is rehearsing in Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The video The Making Of The Touch Of Grey by Grateful Dead is awarded gold status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Pete De Freitas, who found success as drummer for Echo And The Bunnymen, dies in a motorcycle accident at Rugely, Staffordshire, England, UK, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays at The Praterstadion, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Vogue by Madonna is s certified platinum, for shipment of one million units, by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The album Beyond The Blue Neon by George Strait is awarded a gold disc in Canada.
The Grateful Dead play at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington DC., USA. Material from this show will be released on the 2001 compilation View From The Vault II.
Multiple Oscar, Grammy and Emmy-winning bandleader, arranger and composer Henry Mancini, dies aged 70.
Compilation album The Best Of Bob Dylan enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No6 during an eighteen-week run.
Def Leppard play at St Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Jennifer Lopez wins the Ruby Dee And Ossie Davis Arts and Humanitarian Award at the 2010 Spring Benefit Concert And Awards Ceremony at The Apollo Theater, New York City, USA. The event is hosted by Jamie Foxx.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays in The RBC Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Josh Groban plays at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, Tennessee, USA.
On their Drones World tour, Muse play at The Orange Warsaw Festival, Warsaw, Poland, Europe. Also on the bill are Incubus, Bastille, Metronomy, Benjamin Clementine, Birth of Joy.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at The Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by DNCE.
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.
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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Stormzy takes part in a silent march to commemorate the Grenfell Tower Fire in West London, England, UK, Europe. Also taking part are Benjamin Zephaniah, Meghan Markle and Jeremy Corbyn.
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