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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.
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.
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.
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
Jo Ann Campbell
plays during a three-week booking at The International Room, New York City, USA.
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.
play the second of two nights at the New Orleans House, Berkelely, California, USA.
The Checkmates Ltd are playing during a ten-night engagement at The Sherman House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
appears on the cover of Record Mirror magazine in the UK.
, 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.
(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.
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.
Better Than Ezra play at Irving Plaza, New York City, USA.
play at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
and The Faint play at the Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
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.