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Musical comedy The Casino Girl is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 105 performances.
A Vaudeville And Burlesque Show, offering 'Mirth - Melody - Music', opens at The Standard Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Williams And Walker are starring in their musical show Sons Of Ham at The California Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA. (A popular song and dance duo, Bert Williams and George Walker are often cited as the first African-American superstars.)
Vocalists Banks And Winona Winter, Novelty Musical Artists The Perching Brothers and comic vocalists The Clipper Quartette are among the entertainments on offer at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Savoy Orpheans record Kashmiri, My Kid and Nobody Knows What A Red-Head Mama Can Do, for HMV Records in Hayes, Middlesex, UK.
Teddy Brown And His Cafe De Paris Band record Headin' For Louisville, Then I'll Be Happy, Close Your Eyes and I Never Knew How Wonderful You Were, for Imperial Records in London, UK.
Variety stars Ross And Sargent, a comic duo, record Nellie The Nudist Queen for Columbia Records in London, UK. The song will be banned from broadcast on BBC radio. [censorship]
The Harry Roy Tiger-Muffins record Cheerful Blues and Jazz Me Blues for Decca Records in London, UK.
While staying at The Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, after a fight with his wife Audrey, country star Hank Williams falls asleep and sets the bed on fire with a cigarette.
Mel Torme, with Ted Herbert And His Orchestra, plays the last of four nights at the King Phillip Ballroom, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA.
Lenny Herman And His Orchestra play during a six-week engagement at The Baker Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Hal Otis is playing during a two-week engagement at The Cairo, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
Eileen Barton is playing at Fazio's Supper Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Anita O'Day records The Gypsy In My Soul, Just One Of Those Things,The Man I Love and Frankie And Johnny for Norgran/Verve Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist and recording artist Chris Klich is born in La Mesa, California, USA.
Pop guitarist Duane Eddy, trying his luck as an actor, is filming Thunder Of Drums in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Brook Benton plays the twenty-third night of a month at The Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Jaki Byard Quartet with Joe Farrell plays at Lennie's On The Turnpike in West Peabody, Massachusetts, USA.
The Beatles new single, Ticket To Ride, is premiered on UK tv in a pre-recorded insert broadcast on Top Of The Pops.
Marianne Faithfull releases her first two LPs on Decca Records on the same day. One is Come My Way, which features only folk songs. The other is the more pop-oriented Marianne Faithfull.
Louis Armstrong, aka Satchmo, is featured on the cover of today's edition of Life magazine in the USA.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
Tim Buckley plays at The Middle Earth, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Steve Miller Band is playing during three nights at The Garrick Theatre, upstairs at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supported by folk-rock duo Bunky And Jake.
The Electric Factory, a major rock venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, is ordered to be closed down as a public nuisance, largely because it is perceived by local authorities as a meeting place for drug dealers.
Ramsey Lewis enters the UK Singles Chart with Wade In the Water, which will peak at No31 during an eight-week stay on the chart.
Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band play in The Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
Secret Affair play at The Top Rank, Cardiff, Wales.
B.A. Robertson plays at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The San Francisco home of Jello Biafra of punk-rock band The Dead Kennedys, and the offices of his record company, Alternative Tentacles, are raided by nine police officers seeking evidence to be used against Biafra on a charge of distributing harmful matter to minors.
Production crews for the imminent Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert move into Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, Europe, to begin constructing the stage and set on which the surviving members of Queen will perform with a host of guest stars.
Oasis release a new single, The Hindu Times, in the UK.
I Am Kloot play at The Soundhaus, Northampton, UK.
On their Hot Fuss tour, The Killers play at The Joint at The Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
It is announced that Michael Jackson, reportedly in financial trouble, is expected to sell 50% of his share of The Beatles' song catalogue as part of a larger debt restructuring plan.
Marianne Faithfull plays a free in-store gig at Rough Trade East, Brick Lane, London, UK, to promote the release of her latest album.
On the second leg of their Unleashed tour, Fleetwood Mac play at the Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
British folk-rock quartet Mumford And Sons' debut album, Sigh No More, reaches No1 in the Irish Albums Chart.
Ellie Goulding plays at Heaven, London, UK.
Brandon Flowers, The Black Keys, Chemical Brothers, Robyn, Lauryn Hill, Interpol, Kings Of Leon and Flogging Molly are among the artists performing on the first day of The Coachella Festival 2011 in The Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, California, USA.
Blackfield play at The Studio Club, Krakow, Poland, Europe.
Exitmusic play at The Riot Room, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Beyonce begins her The Mrs Carter Show World Tour at Kombank Arena, Belgrade, Serbia, Europe.
50 Cent releases a video for his track Hustler, in the USA.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play the first of two nights at The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Prince suffers a medical emergency, forcing his private jet to make an emergency landing at Quad City International Airport, Moline, Illinois, USA. He is rushed to hospital and is later reported to be suffering from the flu.