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Weber And Fields' burlesque musical extravaganza Fiddle Dee Dee is playing at Chase's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The new No1 song in the Billboard US chart is Carelessly by Billie Holiday.
The Eternal Road, with music by Kurt Weill, closes on Broadway, New York City, USA, after 153 performances.
Singer and recording artist Lena Martell is born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Ian Amey is born in Enford, Wiltshire, UK. He will find fame as Tich of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich.
Band leader Stan Kenton writes to The Four Freshmen, inviting them to Los Angeles, California, USA, for a meeting with Capitol Records which will lead to the group winning a recording contract.
Jimmy Wakely with The Paul Sells Orchestra and Chorus, records Nearer My Love To you, Blue Blue Eyes and I'll Never Do A Thing To Hurt You, at Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bobby Wayne is playing during a two-week season at The Towne Room, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, with The Carl Jannette Trio.
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.
The first commercially-available Fender Stratocaster guitars are shipped into stores in the USA by Leo Fender of Fender Sales in Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA.
Bo Diddley records Diddley Daddy, She's Fine, She's Mine and the Great Grandfather for Chess Records, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ivory Joe Hunter plays the third night in a week of shows at the Casino Royal, Washington, DC, USA.
Sam Cooke plays the third night in a week of headlining dates at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Jazz pianist Barry Harris spends the first of two days recording tracks for his album, At The Jazz Workshop, in San Francisco, California, USA, for Riverside Records.
Frankie Avalon begins a week of shows at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Joey Dee And The Starliters record This Boat's Gonna Rock Tonight!, for Roulette Records in New York City, USA.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet finishes recording tracks for their eponymous Verve Records album in New York City, USA.
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters play the second of fourteen nights at The Roundtable Club, New York City, USA, supported by Dale Hawkins.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers record The Egyptian, It's A Long Way Down and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Graham Bond Organisation release a new single, Long Tall Shorty, on Decca Records in the UK.
Ramblin' Jack Elliott plays the first of two nights at Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.
The single Subterranean Homesick Blues gives Bob Dylan his first Billboard Top 40 entry in the USA when it reaches No39, for just one week.
Elvis Presley is in Radio Recorders studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on songs for his next movie, Frankie And Johnny.
Bob Dylan plays at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK.
The musical comedy The Happy Time is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Ron Eliran, known as "Israel's Ambassador of Song," is playing during a month of shows at The Hungry i, San Francisco, California, USA.
George Harrison and Ringo Starr of The Beatles fly to Cannes, France, Europe, to attend the premiere of the movie Wonderwall, for which Harrison composed the music.
Seth Putnam is born in Alston, Massachusetts, USA. He will become infamous as founder of the outrageous grindcore band Anal C*nt, which apparently set out to shock and offend as many listeners as possible.
Joe South, Manfred Mann, The Herd and Tom And Tandy appear on UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
Tom Paxton plays at The University, Stoke, UK.
The Cure play at Auditoire Paul-Emile Janson, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
On their Bomber tour, Motorhead play at Openluchttheater, Lochem, Netherlands, Europe.
The Clash play at Schwabinger Brau, Munich, Germany, Europe.
The Go-Go's play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Jeff Lorber Fusion plays the second of two nights at The Bottom Line, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supported by The John Abercrombie Quartet.
Marcus Collins is born in Liverpool, Merseyside, UK. He will find success after finishing as the runner-up of the eighth series of tv talent show The X Factor in 2011.
Keifer Thompson marries Shawna McIlwain in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The couple will go on to find success as country duo Thompson Square
Billie Piper releases a new single, Day And Night, which will enter the UK singles chart at No1.
Dave Matthews is awarded an honorary degree at Haverford College, Pennsylvania, USA, in recognition of his humanitarian and environmentalist works.
A memorial service for recently deceased popular Afghan singer Nasrat Parsa is held at Sayed Jamaladen Masjid, Orange County, USA, drawing thousands of grief-sticken fans.
Country music singer and songwriter Wayne Perry dies of throat cancer, aged 55, in Monroe, Ohio, USA. His songs were recorded by Tim McGraw, The Backstreet Boys, Toby Keith and others.
Hot Chip play at The Zodiac, Oxford, UK.
Bob Dylan Way, a 1.8-mile pathway running from The Depot to the Historic National Guard Armory in Duluth, Minnesota's downtown arts district, is completed.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.
Green Day release a new album, 21st Century Breakdown, in the USA.
Phosphorescent and Landshapes [formerly Lulu And The Lampshades] play at The Village Underground, London, UK.
Nataly Dawn [best-known as one half of Pomplamoose] plays at The Slaughtered Lamb, London, UK.
The Killers play at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
Crazy P play at The Electric Circus, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
The Cure play at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.