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Musical comedy The Toreador is presented at The Gaiety Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 675 performances.
The "musical absurdity" Twirly-Whirly is presented at Weber And Fields' Music Hall, New York City, USA, during a run of 247 performances.
The "wordless play" with music, Sumurun, starring Gertrude Hoffman is presented at B.F. Keith's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
James Edward Pryor is born in Lambert, Mississippi, USA. He will find fame as blues vocalist/harmonica player Snooky Pryor.
Jimmy Gilmer is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, but he will grow up in Texas, where he will unite with a local band to form the successful group Jimmy Gilmer And The Fireballs.
The Irving Berlin musical Louisiana Purchase is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 444 performances.
The Cab Calloway Orchestra plays at The Club Zanzibar, New York City, USA.
Lee Dorman, guitarist with Iron Butterfly, is born in St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Bob Atcher And Bonnie Blue Eyes record Truly I Love You, Christmas Island, Blue Christmas and Peek-a-boo for Capitol Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Big Bill Broonzy, with Graeme Bell And His Australian Jazz Band play a concert at the Robert Schumann Saal in D'sseldorf, Germany. The performance is recorded and will be released as the LP Big Bill Broonzy in Concert with Graeme Bell And His Australian Jazz Band.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a month at The Texas Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Annie Had A Baby by Hank Ballard And The Midniters, reaches No1 on the Billboard R'n'B singles chart in the USA. On the same day, a cover of Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup's That's All Right by Elvis Presley enters the local singles chart in Nashville, Tennessee, at No7, giving him his first chart success outside of his home town of Memphis.
Annie Had A Baby by Hank Ballard And The Midniters, reaches No1 on the Billboard US R'n'B singles chart. On the same day, That's All Right by Elvis Presley enters the local singles chart in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, at No7, giving him his first chart success outside of his home town of Memphis.
The Flamingos play at The Ebony Club, Houston, Texas, USA.
Blues pianist/vocalist Sunnyland Slim records Brownskin Woman, Baby How Long and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. [King Curtis plays sax on the session].
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes play at The Blue Penguin Club, St. John's Hall, Bootle, Merseyside, England, UK, Europe. Their drummer, Ringo Starr, will go on to greater fame as a member of The Beatles.
The Four Seasons ascend to No1 in the Billboard Top 40 in the USA with Sherry, and will hold the top slot for five weeks.
The Rolling Stones play at The Ealing Jazz Club, Ealing, London, UK.
The Geordie Beat Show, a package tour featuring The Merseybeats, Joe Cocker and The McKinleys, plays at Cecil Hall, Hull, UK.
James Brown records Mona Lisa, for his album Out Of Sight, in the USA.
The Top Ten Singles on Radio WXYZ 1270 AM in Detroit, Michigan, USA, for this week are as follows :
1. J. Frank Wilson And The Cavaliers - Last Kiss
2. Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
3 Gale Garnett - We'll Sing In The Sunshine
4. The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walking In the Sand)
5. Roger Miller - Chug A Lug
6. The Beach Boys When I Grow Up To Be A Man
7. Martha And The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
8. Gene Simmons - Haunted House
9. Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
10. The Butterflys - Good Night Baby
The Animals record appearances for two UK radio shows, Saturday Club and Top Gear, in London, UK.
Dionne Warwick plays at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
The musical Charlie Girl is performed at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run lasting over five years.
The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour bus reaches Taunton, Somerset, England, UK, Europe. The travels of the bus and its passengers are being filmed for a tv special.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
Spooky Tooth play the last of four nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Kensington Market.
The Band release their fourth album, Cahoots, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Free abandon their current UK tour because singer Paul Kossoff has fallen ill.
Singer-songwriter and political activist Victor Jara is machine-gunned by Chilean government soldiers. His body is dumped on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile, South America. The 2008 song Victor Jara's Hands by Calexico is about his life and influence, and makes reference to the fact that the bones of his hands were broken by his military torturers in the days before he died. Victor Jara's death is also referenced in The Clash's 1980 song Washington Bullets.
Motorhead complete the recording of their fourth album, Ace Of Spades, for Bronze Records, at Jackson's Studios, Rickmansworth, UK. It will become recognized as one of the most influential albums in the development of thrash metal.
New York's notorious Studio 54 disco re-opens after nineteen months of closure following the arrest of the owners on tax evasion charges. The new incarnation is under the new management team of Mark Fleischmann and Stanley Tate.
In Manhattan Supreme Court in New York City, USA, testimony is given by Gail Collins, who is charged with the second degree murder of her husband, Felix Pappalardi of heavy rock band Mountain.
On their The Warning tour, Queensryche play at Cornwall Coliseum, St. Austell, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe.
The Monterey Jazz Festival begins in California, USA, with acts including The Johnny Otis Revue and Lionel Hampton.
The Grateful Dead earn their first platinum disc, for sales of the album In The Dark in the USA.
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Iron Maiden play at The Colosseum, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Pink reaches No1 in the UK Top 40 singles chart with Just Like A Pill.
Hard-Fi are joined by Neville Staples of The Specials fame when they headline a Love Music Hate Racism launch event at the Scala, Kings Cross, London, England, UK.
Multi-award winning guitarist and producer Steve Dawson releases his second solo album, We Belong To The Gold Coast, in Canada.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers record Good Enough at The Clubhouse, Los Angeles, California, USA, for their twelfth album, Mojo.
Linkin Park release their fourth studio album, A Thousand Suns, as a digital download in Japan.
The Vaselines play at The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Jackson Browne plays the second of two nights at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Leonino (aka Jorge Gonzalez) releases a new album, Naked Tunes, in the UK.
Talladega by Eric Church is released to radio in the USA by EMI Records.
On their Carnivores tour, Linkin Park play at Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, opens at Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany, Europe, where it will remain for five months.