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Musical The Blue Paradise is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 356 performances. A review in The Evening Journal hails it as "Replete with good music and excellent songs."
The Ziegfeld Follies of 1915, aka The Blue Follies, is playing at The New Amsterdam Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 104 performances.
Eldora Stanford records Don't You Mind It, Honey, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
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.
The Red Heads record Alabama Stomp, Brown Sugar and The Hurricane for Pathe Actuelle Records in New York City, USA.
Vocalist George Metaxa with orchestra conducted by Ray Noble and Hawaiian guitar by Len Fillis, records Pagan Love Song in London, UK, for HMV Records.
Little Jack Little And His Orchestra play at The Hotel Edison, New York City, USA.
The Ralph Sharon Sextet has a recording session for Melodisc Records in London, UK, but it is uncertain which tracks are recorded.
Paul Kossoff, guitarist of Free and Back Street Crawler, is born in Hampstead, London, UK.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during three months at The Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
The "Fabulous all-girl revue" Paris In Chicago is playing at Silver Frolics, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Vaughn Monroe Orchestra plays during a month-long engagement at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
J.B. Lenoir records Low Down Dirty Blues, Natural Man and Don't Dog Your Woman and for Chess Records, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz piano star Cecil Taylor records You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To and other tracks in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Cecil Taylor records Bemsha Swing, Charge 'Em Blues, Azure, Song, You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, Rick Kick Shaw and Sweet And Lovely, for Transition Records [owned by producer Tom Wilson] in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. the tracks will appear on his debut album Jazz Advance.
Country singer John Berry is born in Aiken, South Carolina, USA. He will first find success in 1994 with his Grammy-nominated Your Love Amazes Me, which he will follow with further hits including You And Only You, She's Taken A Shine and What's In It For Me.
R'n'b vocal group The Valentines record Camping Out, Gettin' With The Twist and other tracks, for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Roosevelt Sykes records Jail Bait, Yes Lawd and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NewJersey, USA.
John Lennon of The Beatles publishes his first article, under the pen-name Beatcomber, in Mersey Beat magazine, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. In the same issue, local DJ Bob Wooler's regular column refers to The Beatles as "a unique fusion of talent".
Jan Howard records The Belle Of The Ball, Bring It On Back To Me, My Baby's In Berlin and There'll Come A Time in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the eighteenth night in a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Ray Price And His Cherokee Indians play a live show in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA.
The Isley Brothers play the last of nine nights at The Peppermint Lounge West, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Brenda Lee releases a new single, All Alone Am I, on Decca Records in the USA.
Major Lance records Delilah, a Curtis Mayfield composition, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Dave Clark Five release a new album, On Stage With The Dave Clark Five, in Canada on Capitol Records.
The Hollies, with producer Ron Richards, record Stewball and She Gives Me Everything I Want for their fourth album, Would You Believe, at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK.
Marvin Gaye releases a new single, Ain't That Peculiar, on Tamla Records in the USA.
Singer Dinah Lee is named New Zealand's Entertainer Of The Year at the NEBOA Awards.
Liza Minelli makes her nightclub debut at The Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC, USA.
The Electric Flag and Mother Earth play the first of three nights at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francsico, California, USA.
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.
Kaleidoscope and Sea Train play the fifth of six nights at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Raspberries play at the Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, supported by Johnny Nash and Rainbow.
The Grateful Dead play the first of three gigs at the Sound and Light Amphitheatre, in the shadow of The Great Pyramid in Egypt.
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The Grateful Dead play the first of three shows on consecutive nights at The Sound And Light Amphitheatre, The Great Pyramid, Egypt, Africa. One stated aim of the shows is said to be stoppping the Arab-Israeli War.
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When The Smiths record a live session in Maida Vale studios, London, for BBC Radio One's John Peel show, Rough Trade Records boss Geoff Travis hears the song This Charming Man and suggests it should be their next single.
The National Transportation Safety Board in the USA issues the findings of its report into the death of superstar blues-rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan in a helicopter crash two years earlier in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin. The report determines the probable causes of the accident as 'Improper planning/decision by the pilot, and his failure to attain adequate altitude before flying over rising terrain at night. Factors related to the accident were: darkness, fog, haze, rising terrain, and the lack of visual cues that were available to the pilot.'
Johnny Cash plays at The Wayne Newton Theatre, Branson, Missouri, USA, during a lengthy series of concerts at the venue.
Actress Renee Zellweger files for annulment of her marriage to country star Kenny Chesney in Los Angeles, California, USA, barely four months after their wedding.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at The Charter One Pavilion, Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Strokes.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers record Running Man's Bible at The Clubhouse, Los Angeles, California, USA, for their twelfth album, Mojo.
The Script release a new album, Science And Faith, in Central Europe.
The Kings Of Leon release a new single, Radioactive, on iTunes in the USA.
The Drums release their debut album, The Drums as a CD in the USA.
Reggae artist Denroy Morgan is arrested when police find a substantial quantity of marijuana in his car after he runs a stop sign in the Bronx, New York City, USA.
Hunx And His Punx play at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at The Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, Washington, USA.
On the European leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play the first of two nights at Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany, Europe, supported by Kvelertak.
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