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Emile Berliner is awarded his second patent, No 382,790, relating to a new sound recording and playback invention which he calls the Gram-O-Phone.
The Bowery Burlesquers are appearing at The Standard Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
British record producer and composer Norrie Paramor is born in London, UK. He will become particularly well known for his lengthy working association with Cliff Richard at EMI Records.
Norrie Paramor is born in London, UK. Although best-known as a record producer and composer working with Cliff Richard at EMI Records, Paramor learned his craft by playing piano and doing arrangements for London dance bands, working with Maurice Winnick's Orchestra, Noel Coward, Mantovani, Jack Buchanan and Harrry Gold And His Pieces Of Eight.
James Mitchell is born in Ashland, Mississippi, USA. He will find acclaim as a baritone sax player with The Memphis Horns.
The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
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.
Tex Beneke And His Orchestra open for four weeks at Cafe Rouge in the Hotel Statler [aka Hotel Pennsylvania], New York City, USA.
Bob Crosby And His Orchestra record Shanghai and That Naughty Waltz, for Capitol Records at Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Miles Davis, with a Symphony Sid All-Star Group, is playing during a one-week stint at The Hi Hat, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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.
Chuck Berry (backed by The Nashville Teens) plays at The Gaumont, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK., supported by Carl Perkins (also backed by The Nashville Teens) and The Animals, Kingsize Taylor and The Dominoes, and The Swinging Blue Jeans.
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The Platters play the tenth night of a two-week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows, Kathy Kirby, Jerry Lordan, Peter Elliott and The Four Jones Boys come to the end of a British tour at The Gaumont, Ipswich, UK.
Sam Cooke plays the third night in a week of headlining dates at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Connie Francis is playing at The Copacabana, 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.
Jerry Lee Lewis, The Viscounts and Johnny Kidd And The Pirates play at The Essoldo, Tunbridge Wells, UK.
When Louis Armstrong plays in Munich, Germany, Europe, the performance is recorded and will be broadcast on German tv during October.
Dion records This Little Girl Of Mine and Sunday Kind Of Love, in Columbia Studio A, New York City, USA.
The Beatles play at The Royal Theatre, Chester, England, UK, Europe
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges records Tangerine and I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart, in New York City, USA, for Verve Records.
The stage musical Man Of La Mancha is playing at the ANTA Washington Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of almost two and a half years.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
Frank Zappa premieres his rock opera 200 Motels, with Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre play at Poperama, in the Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK.
The Ramones play at Jarlateatern, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
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The Sex Pistols' movie The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle opens in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Portraits play at the Rock Garden, 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.
Bauhaus play at The Moonlight Club, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by In Camera.
The Bowling Balls play at L'Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, Europe, supported by Jo Lemaire and Flouze.
On their End Of The Road tour Status Quo play at Palais D'Hiver, Lyon, France, Europe.
Dr. Hook (formerly Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show) play during four nights at Bailey's, Watford, England, UK, Europe.
Robin Trower plays at The Vogue, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Kiss play at Wendler Arena, Saginaw, Michigan, USA.
Barbara Alston of early sixties girl group The Crystals dies of a heart attack in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, aged 48.
The Morning Papers by Prince peaks at No44 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA.
Clear Channel announces that it intends to divest itself of CCE, the live-concert division which it bought from SFX for $4.5bn from SFX just five years earlier.
The Decemberists play at Southgate House, Newport, Kentucky, USA.
During their Fundamental Tour, The Pet Shop Boys play at The Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
Green Day release a new album, 21st Century Breakdown, in the USA.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers appear on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA, performing I Should Have Known It and Jefferson Jericho Blues.
Japandroids release The House That Heaven Built as the first single drawn from their second album Celebration Rock.
Bob Dylan is inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters at a ceremony in the Academy's headquarters in Upper Manhattan, New York City, USA. This is the first time a musician has been chosen as an honorary member of the Academy, but Dylan is unable to attend the ceremony. Instead he sends a letter of thanks, confirming that he is "looking forward to meeting all of you, sometime soon."
The Killers play at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Horrors play at La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France, Europe.
Prince And 3RDEYEGIRL open their Hit and Run Tour - Part II at The LG Arena, Birmingham, UK.
On her 1989 World Tour Taylor Swift plays at The City Of Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Phil May of The Pretty Things dies, aged 75, at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, UK, Europe. He had been locked down in Norfolk with his family but, during the week, he suffered a fall from his bike which required emergency hip surgery, after which complications set in.