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According to her tombstone, this is the date on which Bessie Smith is born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. (Her marriage licence shows 1894, and some biographers say 1898)
A Vaudeville And Burlesque Show, offering 'Mirth - Melody - Music', opens at The Standard Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Explorers, with their "famous beauty array of singing and dancing girls", present The Burgomaster at The Metropolitan Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Musical comedy The Belle Of New York is playing at The Grand Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The musical comedy The Maid Of The Mountains, with music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, is playing at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 1352 performances.
The musical short film Stringed Harmony, featuring guitar, banjo and ukelele virtuoso Roy Smeck, opens at cinemas in the USA.
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.
Banjo and guitar-picking country music star Roy Clark is born in.
The Hammond Organ, a revolutionary new musical keyboard invented by Laurens Hammond of Evanston, Illinois, USA, is first shown to the public at the Industrial Exposition in New York City, USA. It will revolutionise many forms of keyboard-based music.
The Harry Roy Tiger-Muffins record Cheerful Blues and Jazz Me Blues for Decca Records in London.
The highest new entry in the Billboard Best-Selling Pop Singles chart in the USA is My Foolish Heart by Billy Eckstein, entering at No21.
UK jazzman Ronnie Scott is among those arrested when forty police officers raid Club Eleven, Carnaby Street, London, and find him in possession of illegal drugs.
Lenny Herman And His Orchestra play during a six-week engagement at The Baker Hotel, Dallas, Texas, 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.
Jane Froman performs My Secret Love and I Believe on The Jane Froman Show on CBS-tv in the USA.
Ruby Murray and Ken Platt play at The Gaumont, Doncaster, UK.
William John Clifton Haley, leader of Bill Haley And The Comets, is issued with a visa to visit Brasil, South America.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the fifth night in a week of shows at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, UK.
Jazz trumpet virtuoso Booker Little has the second of two recording sessions for his eponymous debut album in New York City, USA, for Time Records.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the fifth of six nights at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Liverpool-born Michael Holliday appears on UK tv pop show, Thank Your Lucky Stars, filmed at Teddington Studios. Also on the show are Petula Clark, Mark Wynter.
Brenda Lee and Gene Vincent play at The Granada, Slough, UK.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows' tour plays at the ABC, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Marilyn Michaels plays during a four-week engagement at The Latin Quarter, New York City, USA.
Buffalo Springfield play at The Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
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.
15. The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the seventh of fifteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
On their first tour of America, The Cure play the first of three nights at Hurrah, New York City, USA.
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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.
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue is in bed with his lover Vanity at his home in Los Angeles, California, USA, when he hears voices and people moving around in his bathroom. He starts shouting and fires a .357 several times through the bathroom door. Vanity barricades herself into another room until Nikki finally realizes what he heard was just the radio. Sixx then shoots the rest of the gun's rounds into his JBL speakers.
When Eric Clapton plays at The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, he invites Stevie Ray Vaughan on stage to jam with him. After the show, Clapton suggests that Stevie Ray might like to also join him on a concert later in the month at Alpine Valley Ski Resort.
Mark Knopfler records a tv special, Later with Jools Holland, at BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, UK.
Oasis release a new single, The Hindu Times, in the UK.
Idlewild play at Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, UK.
Motley Crue play at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
On their Hot Fuss tour, The Killers play at The Joint at The Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The recently re-formed Dinosaur Jr. appear on tv chat show The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson in the USA.
Robert Plant plays at Jäähalli, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, UK.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play the first of two nights at the LA Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
At the Music Week Awards in London, Polydor wins record company of the year, Bella Union wins best independent label, Nick Raphael and Jo Charrington of Epic Records win the A&R award, and Nick Detnon collects manager of the year for his work with Dizzee Rascal. Celebrity guests attending the event include Duffy, Dizzee Rascal, Gary Barlow of Take That and Lemar.
On her Monster Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the second of two nights at the Kobe World Kinen Hall, Kobe, Japan, Asia.
Blackfield play at The Studio Club, Krakow, Poland, Europe.
The Wombats play at O2 Academy, Oxford, UK.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play the first of three nights at Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Ween play the second of three nights at Terminal 5, New York City, 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.
On their The End World Tour, Black Sabbath play at Perth Arena, Perth, Western Australia, Oceania.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at The Fillmore, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.