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Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives is born in Hunt City, Illinois, USA. He will find international fame as folk musician and hit recording artist Burl Ives.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
Henry King And His Orchestra record Where Or When , The Image Of You, A Sailboat In The Moonlight, Who'll Be The One This Summer and other tracks for Decca Records in the USA.
Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra, with Maxine Sullivan on vocals, record Stop! You're Breaking My Heart, in New York City, USA.
The Light Crust Doughboys record Mary Lou, in Dallas, Texas, with producer Art Satherly.
Leadbelly records Boll Weevil, Went Out On The Mountain and You Can't Lose Me, Cholly, at RCA Victor Studio B, New York City, USA.
John Kirby, a jazz bandleader and double-bassist who also played trombone and tuba, dies in Hollywood, California, USA.
Barry Melton is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He will find fame as lead guitarist of 60s San Francisco hippy band Country Joe And The Fish.
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.
The Pla-Mor Ballroom, a much-loved Kansas City, Missouri, USA, music venue since 1927, closes down. The venue had hosted performances by everyone from Django Rheinhardt to Count Basie. Legend has it that Hoagy Carmichael first performed his evergreen song Stardust while a member of The Pla-Mor's house band.
Fats Domino records I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday at Cosimo Recording Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Frankie Avalon, John D. Loudermilk and The Royal Teens are the guests on tv show Dick Clark's Saturday Night, in the USA.
Teddy Randazzo plays at The Mayfair Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Stan Kenton And His Band are playing at Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Jim Reeves records Little Ole You for RCA Records in the USA.
Frank Sinatra comes to the end of three days of recording for a new album at CTS Studios, in Bayswater, London, UK. On this day he records We'll Meet Again, Now Is The Hour and We'll Gather Lilacs In The Spring.
Champion Jack Dupree records Sporting Life Blues and Diggin' My Potatoes in Copenhagen, Denmark, for Storyville Blues.
The Byrds release a new single, a version of the Bob Dylan song All I Really Want To Do, on Columbia Records in the 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 Soft Machine play the first of two nights at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by Up.
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.
Clarence White, guitarist with The Kentucky Colonels and The Byrds, dies in Paris, France, Europe, when he is hit by a car while unloading gear from the band's van.
The Eagles enter the Billboard US singles chart with One Of These Nights which will peak at No1.
On their End Of The Road tour Status Quo play at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Dire Straits release a new single, Money For Nothing, in the UK.
On his Nude Tour Prince plays at The Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany, 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.
Nirvana and Hole play at The Palladium, Hollywood, California, USA.
Dinosaur Jr play at The Palladium, Hollywood, California, supported by Nirvana and Hole.
Depeche Mode and Primal Scream play at The Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
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For a fee of $55, Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks marries actor Adrian Pasdar at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Funeral For A Friend play a live set in The HMV Shop, Birmingham, UK.
The Pixies, Interpol and LCD Soundsystem play at Tommy Hilfiger @ Jones Beach, Wantagh, New York State, USA.
Stevie Wonder performs The Star-Spangled Banner and his new single, So What the Fuss, at the NBA Finals, broadcast live on ABC tv in the USA.
U2 play at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, UK, supported by Snow Patrol.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club play at Carling Academy 2, Birmingham, UK.
A life-sized statue of Elton John, sculpted in chocolate, is unveiled at Madame Tussaud's in London, England, UK, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate.
Crowded House release a new album, Intriguer, in the UK, Europe and New Zealand.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays the second of two nights at The Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lou Reed, Robert DeNiro and former US president Bill Clinton turn up at the opening party for The Edge and Bono of U2's musical Spider-Man : Turn Off The Dark in New York City, USA.
Beat Connection play at The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, California, USA.
Paul McCartney and ZZ Top are among the artists playing at The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, Tennessee, USA.
Saxon play at The Viper Theatre, Florence, Italy, Europe.
Mark Knopfler plays at The Tradgar'n, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
Billy Idol plays at Esbjerg Rock Festival 2014, Esbjerg, Denmark, Europe.
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.
The Dixie Chicks play at The Xfinity Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays during four nights at Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, Europe.