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Compton Bennett is born in Tunbridge Wells, UK. He will start his career as a bandleader, but will find greater success as a film-maker.
opens on the corner of Charing Cross and Leicester Square, London. In its early years The Hippodrome is used for staging circuses but, in 1909, it will be converted into a music hall and variety theatre. In 1958 it will be converted again into The Talk Of The Town
, an upmarket nightclub.
The Moons, Dora Mervin, Mendel And Mack, Frank Ferez, Monroe, Brady And Hamilton, Hines And Kimball and Hinrich's Orchestra are providing the entertainment at Fischer's Concert House, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical extravaganza Whoop-dee-doo
is presented at Weber and Fields' Broadway
Music Hall, New York City, USA, during a run of 165 performances.
The Orpheum Road Show, with singer Clarice Vance and also The Latonas, is providing the musical entertainment tonight at The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical comedy Funabashi
plays at The Casino Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 32 performances.
James Ryder Randall dies in Augusta, Georgia, USA. Best known as a journalist and poet, his poem Maryland, My Maryland was adopted as the state song of Maryland.
James F. Harrison and James Reed [aka Frederick Wheeler and Reed Miller] record Somewhere In Dixie and Silver Bay for Victor Records
in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Bluegrass group The Hill Billies
record their first session for Okeh Records
with producer Ralph Peer
. Their name will be widely adopted as an alternative title for the whole genre of country music.
and Gertrude Lawrence record dialogue and duets from Tonight at 8.30 in London, UK.
The musical revue Brevities of 1937 plays the second of two nights at Uniontown Senior High School Auditorium, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA.
The American-Yiddish musical revue Bagels And Yox
is playing at The Holiday Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 208 performances.
and his Orchestra play at The City Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
appears on a US tv special, The Gershwin Years, singing A Foggy Day, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off and other tracks.
The Kenny Dorham
Quintet plays at The Flamboyan, Queens, New York City, USA.
The Wilde Flowers play at The Bear And Key, Whitstable, UK. The group is regarded as an integral part of The Canterbury Scene, and its members will go on to play for Soft Machine
Vocalist Irene Reid, with the Oliver Nelson
Orchestra, records Every Time We Say Goodbye, Save Your Love For Me and other tracks for Verve Records
in New York City, USA.
appears on UK tv show The Five O'Clock Club.
And The Tijuana Brass are playing during seven nights at The Arie Crown
Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Grateful Dead
, Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band, and The Doors
play the last of three nights at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
As requested by Walter Shenson, executive in charge of the next film project for The Beatles
, playwright Joe Orton looks over the existing script to see how he might improve it. He writes in his diary, "Like the idea. Basically it is that there aren't four young men. Just four aspects of one man. Sounds dreary, but as I thought about it I realised what wonderful opportunities it would give."
And His Trio are playing at The Winner's Circle, Chicago. Illinois, USA.
The Bee Gees
record I've Decided To Join The Air Force, in London, England, UK, Europe, for their album Idea.
is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
The controversial hippy musical,
The Rascals make a guest appearance on tv show This Is
UFO play at the Capitol, Aberdeen, Scotland, supported by Girl.
releases a new album, In Our Lifetime, in the USA.
Joshua Steele is born in Towcester, UK. He will find success as dubstep/moombahcore performer and producer Flux Pavilion
No Fences and Ropin' The Wind by Garth Brooks
become the first country albums certified for shipments of 6m units in the USA. Sim ultaneously his self-titled LP is awarded triple-platinum status by the R.I.A.A.
, guitarist of internationally successful Australian band Sherbet
, dies of lung cancer, aged 58, in Melbourne, Australia.
play at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage, Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada.
The Acidtones play at Hugh's
, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
scores her second number one single in the UK, when Domino
rises from No8 to the top spot on sales of 57,369 copies.
Panic! at the Disco
release their fifth studio album, Death of a Bachelor
. It is their first album entirely written and recorded by Brendon Urie, the last remaining original member of the band. It will also be their first album to debut at No1 on the Billboard
200 Albums Chart.
, Grow And Twine and Babypuncher play at Neck Of The Woods, San Francisco, California, USA.
of The Rolling Stones
attends the New York premiere of the tv series Vinyl at The Ziegfeld Theatre, New York City, USA.