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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
plays during a four-week engagement at The Latin Quarter, New York City, USA.
On their first tour of America, The Cure
play the first of three nights at Hurrah, New York City, USA.
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.
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.
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.
plays the first of two nights at Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, UK.
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
play at The Studio Club, Krakow, Poland, Europe.
play the second of three nights at Terminal 5, New York City, USA.
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.