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The musical comedy Florodora is presented during a lengthy run at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Musical comedy The Show Girl is playing at Wallack's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 64 performances.
The musical show The Toy-Maker is presented at The Tivoli Opera House, San Francisco, California, USA.
Sylvia Lee Burton is born in Wabbaseka, Arkansas, USA. She will find great acclaim, but relatively little success, as blues pianist, singer and bass guitarist Queen Sylvia Embry.
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.
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, although it should be noted that his nickname was The Fish, and that he and Joe first worked together as a duo under the name which was later adopted for the whole group.
Sonny Boy Williamson II signs a management contract with music business entrepreneur Stan Lewis in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, but the contract will never be put into practice, and Lewis will eventually transfer it to Leonard Chess of Chess Records.
Singer Jeri Southern is playing during two weeks at El Rancho Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
Charlie McKerron is born in London, UK. He will grow up to play fiddle for internationally acclaimed Scottish folk group Capercaillie.
Henry Mancini has the first of three recording sessions in Los Angeles, California, USA, for his RCA Victor album Combo! On this day he records Castle Rock, Charleston Alley and Sidewalks Of Cuba.
The Dukes Of Dixieland are playing during a two-week engagement at The Empire Room, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Ben Arden And His Orchestra.
Ike And Tina Turner, The Olympics and Big Maybelle are playing during a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Sam Cooke performs a twelve-song live set on a special edition of US tv show PM East, entitled The Sam Cooke Phenomenon.
Country singer, songwriter and guitarist Willie Nelson records Hello Walls, Funny How Time Slips Away, Crazy and Wake Me When It's Over, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Liberty Records. (1962)


A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single A Picture Of You by singer and guitarist Joe Brown.
Jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler records the album Prophecy in The Cellar Caf
Jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter records the album Etcetera for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Loretta Lynn releases a new album, Blue Kentucky Girl, in the USA on Decca Records.
Mad River play the second of two nights at the New Orleans House, Berkelely, California, USA.
The Charlatans, Cleveland Wrecking Co., and Uncut Balloon play the first of two nights at the Straight Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Pop duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are starring in the musical Golden Rainbow, at The Shubert Theater in New York City, 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.
Joe Cocker plays at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Mother Earth, The Doobie Brothers and Long John Baldry play at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin play to a capacity crowd of 16,000 on the first of two nights at Nassau County Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State.
Genesis play the last of four nights at The Palais des Sports, Paris, France, Europe, during which they have recorded some tracks for a live double LP, Seconds Out.
Squeeze play at The Madhatter, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
Memorable mainly for their name, Splodgenessabounds enter the UK singles chart with Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Please.
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Thin Lizzy release a new single, King's Call, in the UK. In a hotel in Southampton, England, UK, Europe, after this day's concert, Phil Lynott is hit by a bottle, knocked out and has his head gashed over his eye.
America and Stephen Stills play at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
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.
On their Urban Jungle tour, The Rolling Stones play the second of two nights at Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
During a visit to the Palace of Westminster, London, UK, as a guest of Labour Peer Lord Janner, Michael Jackson sings Happy Birthday to MP Paul Boateng. Jackson's entourage also includes celebrity forkbender Uri Geller and magician David Blaine.
Fat Joe releases his sixth album, All Or Nothing, in the USA.
The Doves play at The Wiltern, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Neil Diamond plays at Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol, UK.
The Union Square Virgin Megastore in New York City is closed down after two months of dramatically reducing prices in an effort to attract customers. Union Square was Virgin's last megastore in the 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 their Sonic Boom Over Europe tour, KISS play at Vallhall Arena, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
Crowded House release a new album, Intriguer, in the UK, Europe and New Zealand.
Rush play at The Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, USA.
On his Doowops And Hooligans tour Bruno Mars plays the second of two nights at The Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Dukes Of September, a supergroup comprising Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, performs live on tv show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in the USA to promote their 2012 summer concert tour.
Fleetwood Mac play at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
Metronomy play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, 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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Danny Bryant plays at Oran Mor, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
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