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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.
The Hippodrome 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.
Lew Dockstader's Minstrels are playing at The Victoria Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
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.
The musical Somebody's Sweetheart is presented at The Central Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 224 performances.
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.
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.
'Little' Joe 'Penny' Pennington, who will play guitar with Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, is born in Plant City, Florida, USA.
Noel Coward 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 musical revue Boys And Girls Together, with music by Sammy Fain, is playing at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 191 performances.
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.
Melvyn Gale, bassist/cellist for The Electric Light Orchestra, is born in London, UK.
Fankie Laine records Granada for Columbia Records in Hollywood, California, USA.
Ray Charles and his Orchestra play at The City Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Frank Sinatra 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.
Ray Charles releases a new single, Makin' Whoopee, in the UK on HMV Records.
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 and Caravan.
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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.
Cilla Black appears on UK tv show The Five O'Clock Club.
The Kingston Trio release a new single, I'm Going Home, on Brunswick Records in the UK.
Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass are playing during seven nights at The Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Donovan plays at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, the concert includes a 12-minute long piece of orchestrated ballet music written by Donovan. Paul McCartney and George Harrison of The Beatles attend the gig.
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."
Buddy Charles 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.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
The Rascals make a guest appearance on tv show This Is Tom Jones in the USA.
UFO play at the Capitol, Aberdeen, Scotland, supported by Girl.
Marvin Gaye 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.
Sam Mitchell dies of COPD [chronic obstructive pulmonary disease] in Liverpool, UK. As well as pursuing his own career as a performing and recording artist, Mitcehell was one of the most respected slide guitarists in the UK, working with Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Ralph McTell, Stefan Grossman and many others.
Harvey James, guitarist of internationally successful Australian band Sherbet, dies of lung cancer, aged 58, in Melbourne, Australia.
Twilight Hotel play at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage, Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada.
The Acidtones play at Hugh's Room, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Jessie J scores her second number one single in the UK, when Domino rises from No8 to the top spot on sales of 57,369 copies. (2012)
Hawksley Workman plays at Jive, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Maria Taylor plays at Knust, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
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.
Osage, Grow And Twine and Babypuncher play at Neck Of The Woods, San Francisco, California, USA.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones attends the New York premiere of the tv series Vinyl at The Ziegfeld Theatre, New York City, USA.