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The comic opera Merrie England is playing at The Savoy Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 120 performances.
The Chinese musical comedy San Toy is presented at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, 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.)
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Herald Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 205 performances.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
Ben Selvin And His Orchestra record Valencia and Betty, for Brunswick Records in New York City, USA.
Ligon Smith And His Orchestra play in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA.
Kodak announces the launch of Kodachrome, a new type of film. Paul Simon's 1973 song, Kodachrome, will be inspired by this invention.
Roy Fox and his Band record On The Other Side Of The Hill in London.
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys record Corrine, Corrina, Time Changes Everything and Lone Star Rag in Dallas, Texas, USA, for Okeh Records.
Michael Kamen, the composer, conductor and orchestral arranger who will work with many rock acts including Pink Floyd, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Queen, David Bowie, is born in New York City, USA. Kamen will also be a founder member of classical crossover band The New York Rock And Roll Ensemble in 1967.
The highest new entry in the Billboard Best-Selling Pop Singles chart in the USA is My Foolish Heart by Billy Eckstine, entering at No21.
Country singer and songwriter Floyd Tillman appears on the cover of music trade magazine Billboard in the USA to promote his new single, As Long As I Live.
Mel Torme, with Ted Herbert And His Orchestra, plays the last of four nights at the King Phillip Ballroom, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA.
The Three Peppers play at The Capitol Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during a four week engagement.
Chris Powell And His Blue Flames are playing during a week at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Mindy Carson is playing during two weeks at The Mocambo, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ruby Murray and Ken Platt play at The Gaumont, Doncaster, UK.
Pop guitarist Duane Eddy, trying his luck as an actor, is filming Thunder Of Drums in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to find success as The Swinging Blue Jeans], play an evening gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Johnny Cash plays at The City Auditorium, St Joseph, Missouri, USA.
Duke Ellington records Call Me Irresponsible, The Second Time Around, Never On Sunday and Blowin' In The Wind, for Reprise Records in the USA.
The Minute You're Gone by Cliff Richard reaches No1 in the UK singles chart, where it will remain for one week. On the same day, Cliff is in Studio 3, Abbey Road, London,England, UK, recording songs in English and German.
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Johnny Quale And The Reaction play at The City Hall, Truro, Cornwall, UK. The group includes Roger Taylor who will find greater success as the drummer for Queen.
The Pretty Things and The All Night Workers play at The RamJam Club, Brixton Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Doors and The Steve Miller Band play the second of two nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Pop duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are starring in the musical Golden Rainbow, at The Shubert Theater in New York City, USA.
The Beach Boys release a new single, Friends / Little Bird, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, Doug Yule and Atlantic Records engineer Adrian Barber begin two days of recording rough demos intended for the fourth Velvet Underground album, Loaded. The songs they work on are Ride Into The Sun, Ocean, I Love You, Walk It And Talk It, and Love Makes You Feel Ten Feet Tall.
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The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
Sham 69 play at King George's Hall, Blackburn, UK.
Genesis play at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK.
B.A. Robertson plays at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Widely regarded as her best album ever, Nick Of Time by Bonnie Raitt enters the Billboard album chart in the USA. It goes on to sell over two million copies.
Saxon play at Große Jurahalle, Neumarkt, Germany, Europe.
Mark Knopfler records a tv special, Later with Jools Holland, at BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, UK.
Country singer Rose Maddox dies of kidney failure in a rest home in Ashland, Oregon, USA .
Pioneering rock'n'roller Hasil Adkins, known to aficionados as 'The Haze', is deliberately run over in his front yard by a teenager driving an all-terrain vehicle. Adkins will be found dead in his home in Madison, West Virginia, USA, ten days later.
A lwasuit - Parks vs LaFace Records - brought on behalf of civil rights campaigner Rosa Parks against the hip-hop duo Outkast and their producer and record labels, is settled with Parks being paid an undisclosed cash settlement and the duo agreeing to work with the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development in creating educational programs about the life of Rosa Parks. The record labels and Outkast admitted to no wrongdoing.
Bob Dylan And Merle Haggard play the first of three nights at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, UK.
On the second leg of their Unleashed tour, Fleetwood Mac play at the Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Neil Young begins a tour at The Performing Arts Theatre, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Jamiroquai play at The O2, London, UK.
Cher Lloyd plays at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, England, UK, Europe.
UB40 play at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, England, UK.
Blair Dunlop and Emma Stevens play at Chapel Sessions, Southampton, UK.
Carl Barat And The Jackals play at The Scala, London, UK.
On her 80-date Dangerous Woman tour Ariana Grande plays at The Amway Center, Orlando, Florida, USA, supported by Victoria Monet and Little Mix.