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Charles Tobias, one of Tin Pan Alley's most prolific composers, with well over 400 songs to his credit, is born in New York City, USA.
The musical comedy revue Hands Up, billed as featuring a "stage gorged with pretty girls and elaborate costumes", is playing at The 44th Street Theatre, New York City, USA.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
Actress, singer and dancer Maria Grazia Buccella is born in Milan, Italy, Europe.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at Kimball's Starlight Ballroom, South Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA.
The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a month at The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls is playing at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Saxophone star Earl Bostic records Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and For You, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Peggy Lee's classic Fever enters the UK singles chart. The track is a cover of an r'n'b hit originally recorded by Little Willie John.
The Everly Brothers release a new single, So Sad, in the USA on Warner Brothers Records.
Danny And The Juniors release a new single, Twistin' USA, on Swan Records in theUSA.
Manny Garcia and Vitin Santiago play in the Calypso And Limbo Revue at The Boom Boom Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz bass virtuoso Felipe Cabrera is born in Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
The Everly Brothers play the fourth of seven nights at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Pick A Bale Of Cotton by Lonnie Donegan enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No15 during a six week stay.
Lesley Gore releases a new single, Maybe I Know, in the USA.
The Beach Boys are featured on the cover of Music Business magazine in the USA. The magazine includes a feature entitled The Beach Boys Ride The Trends, a reference to how the band has moved on from surf songs to car songs.
Johnny Cash plays at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Four Seasons play the first of seven nights in The Marine Ballroom, Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Roger Miller, Hank Thompson, Boots Randolph, Del Reeves, Dave Dudley and Roy Druskey play in The Big Country And Western Show at The Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lonnie Donegan plays at The Aquarium, Great Yarmouth, England, UK.
Bobby Darin records If I Were A Carpenter in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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The Marine Offences Act plugs the legal loophole which had allowed pirate radio stations to flourish in British offshore waters.
The Serendipity Singers are playing at The Embers, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Black Sabbath play in Commack Arena, Long Island (aka Long Island Arena) , New York State, USA.
The Band release their fifth album, the live set Rock Of Ages, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Tom Waits comes to the end of recording tracks for the album Foreign Affairs in Filmways/Heider Recording, Hollywood, California.
Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz play at The Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Norman Petty, songwriter/producer best known for his association with Buddy Holly, dies in Lubbock, Texas, USA, aged 57, of leukemia.
Angel Witch play at The Isle Of Man festival, UK, Europe.
Tredegar play at The Crosskeys, Peebles, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Smiths play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Phranc.
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I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson reaches No1 in the UK singles chart, a position it will hold for two weeks.
The Roches play an outdoor concert in Portland, Maine, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at Chastain Memorial Park Amphitheater, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, supported by Steve Earle.
On his Spike tour, Elvis Costello plays at Lake Compounce Festival Park, Bristol, Connecticut, USA.
Singer and songwriter Jackie Edwards, who composed two UK No1 singles, Keep On Running and Somebody Help Me, for The Spencer Davis Group, dies of a heart attack, in Jamaica, Caribbean.
The Mitchell Brothers release a new album, A Breath Of Fresh Attire, in the UK on 679 Records.
Marc Carroll releases a new single, Talk Again, in the UK on Evangeline Records.
Orenda Fink plays at Sokol Underground, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
The Saw Doctors come the end of a tour of the USA at Longs Park Amphitheater, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.
Sergio Mendes plays at The B.B. King Blues Club, New York City, USA.
The new Faithless (and Dido) single, Feelin' Good, is launched as a three minute long 'prommercial' which also serves as an advert for the Fiat Punto Evo, on Channel 4 tv in the UK. This is said to be the first time a musical artist has launched a song in this hybrid promotional format.
London garage/grime collective Roll Deep release a new single, Green Light in the UK as a digital download on Relentless/Virgin Records.
LeAnn Rimes and Crystal Bowersox play a fundraising concert for the ACM Lifting Lives charitable fund at Joe's Bar, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Karima Francis is interviewed and performs live on BBC1 tv show Breakfast in Salford Quays, Manchester, UK, to promote her recently released second album, The Remedy.
Thievery Corporation play at JBL Live at Pier 97, New York City, USA.
McFly release a new single, I'll Be OK, in the UK on Island Records. It will become their fourth UK No1 single.
Boston play the second of two nights at The Wang Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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