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James Arnold is born in Lovejoy's Station, Georgia, USA. He will find success as blues vocalist and guitarist Kokomo Arnold
The musical comedy The Billionaire
, with music by Gustav Kerker and lyrics by Harry B. Smith, is presented during a three month run at Daly's Theatre, New York City, USA.
Blues vocalist and guitarist Scrapper Blackwell
and The Two Roys with Chippie Hill record Non-Skid Tread and Naptown Stomp, for Vocalion Records
in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The foundation stone is laid for The Empire Pools at Wembley, London, UK. The venue will become, in due course, one of the world's most celebrated settings for music events, Wembley Arena
Jazz pianist and recording artist Kirk Lightsey
is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Jazz vocalist Billy Eckstine
plays the first night of two weeks at Ciro's, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town
, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
Nat King Cole
dies of lung cancer in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Music students at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA, form a seven-piece rock ensemble called The Big Thing. Later, they will change their name to Chicago Transit Authority, and then, simply, Chicago
The musical Fiddler On The Roof
, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
Every Mother's Son are playing during three nights at The Scene, New York City, USA.
When Aretha Franklin
appears at a Fort Meyer, Florida, USA, nightclub, the audience is delighted by a stunning performance. Soon after, however, the promoter is jailed for deception - the star of the show was an impersonator named Vicki Jones.
play at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Prince makes his New York City debut appearance, playing the first of two nights at the Bottom Line
Pogue Mahone (later to become The Pogues
) play at The Pindar Of Wakefield, London, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Bremner plays at Dingwalls Camden Lock, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
releases a new single, Sunspots, in the UK.
The Haunted Fishtank by Love And Rockets is certified as a gold video by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
release No Exit
, their first new album in since 1982, on Beyond Records in the UK.
is given a Lifetime Achievement Style Award at the Elle Style Awards, held in Spitalfields market, London, UK. Will Young
also win awards as the Most Stylish Music Stars.
play the first of two nights at The Lakeside Country Club, Camberley, Surrey, England, UK, Europe.
play at The House Of Blues, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
presents the award for Record Of The Year, Uptown Funk, to Mark Ronson
at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards
in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Other winners include Kendrick Lamar - Best Rap Album for To Pimp a Butterfly. Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift
perform live together. Adele
, Stevie Wonder
, Selena Gomez
, Lady Gaga
, Beck, Lionel Richie
and many others also take part.
, Hailee Steinfeld, Kacey Musgraves, Randy Jackson and DNCE are among the guests attending the Universal Music Group 2016 Grammy After Party in The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
deletes it again. He had re-opened it and used it on Valentine's Day to send a message - "Happy Valentine's Day Babe," - to his wife Kim Kardashian.
Just one day after having reactivated his Instagram account,