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Blackface minstrelsy group The original Ethiopian Melodists are playing in a season at Castle Garden, New York City, USA.
The musical play A Country Girl, or Town and Country, with music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens, is performed at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 729 performances.
Influential country fiddler, singer, songwriter and publisher Roy Acuff is born in Maynardsville, Tennessee, USA. Known as 'The King of Country Music', he will found the massive Nashville-based Acuff-Rose Music Publishing house.
Prince's Orchestra records The Toy Shop Symphony and Christmas Morning With The Kiddies for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Musical comedy The Only Girl, with music by Victor Herbert, is playing at The Belasco Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
A full-page advertisement appears in the San Francisco Examiner announcing the opening of Villa Moret, Inc. Music Publishers, headquartered above the Pantages theater in the Kress building at 935 Market Street, San Francisco, California, USA. This is the West Coast's first highly capitalized ($1m) publishing house devoted exclusively to the publication of popular and semi-classical music.
Jalousie by Jacob Gade is the first piece of music published by Gade And Warny-Musikforlag of Copenhagen, Denmark, in an arrangement for piano and orchestra. The song will become a standard recorded by hundreds of artists, under the name Jealousy. Dizzy Gillespie, Xavier Gugat and Harry James are among the jazz artists who will cover the song.
Patsy Cline plays a live show in Albany, New York State, USA.
The Blue Boys play in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
Curley Williams records When You're Tired of Breaking Others' Hearts [co-written with Hank Williams], for Columbia Records.
Louis Prima And His Orchestra records Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days, for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Miles Davis Quintet plays at the Caf
Sonee West aka Sonny West releases a new single Rock-Ola Ruby/Sweet Rockin' Baby in the USA on Nor-Va-Jak Records, owned by Norman Petty.
Stanley Holloway, with The Rita Williams Singers, records Petticoat Lane and Sing A Song Of London, in London, UK, for Columbia Records.
The movie All The Fine Young Cannibals is released to cinemas in the USA, Starring Susan Kohner and george Hamilton, it also features jazz vocalist Pearl Bailey in a prominent role.
Otis Williams records So Can I, Just Forget About Me and Wait, for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Sonny Boy Williamson II records Down Child, Trust My Baby, This Old Life and Too Close Together for Checker Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Rick Nelson releases a new single, A Wonder Like You, on Imperial Records in the USA.
Tonight's episode of animated tv series The Flintstones, in the USA, includes a novelty song, Yabba Dabba Dabba Dabba Doo, written by legendary songwriter Hoagy Carmichael, who also makes a guest appearance in the show as a cartoon version of himself.
Sam Cooke plays a one-nighter in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Freddie And The Dreamers play at The Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, UK.
He's A Rebel by The Crystals, written by Gene Pitney and produced by Phil Spector, is the highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA, entering at No79.
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The Gary Burton Septet record I've Just Seen Her, My Funny Valentine and other tracks for RCA Records in New York City, USA.
Surfin' Safari by The Beach Boys enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA at No30.
Folk-blues singer and banjo player Karen Dalton and Richard Tucker play at Gerde's Folk City in New York City, USA.
Otis Redding releases the album Otis Blue on Atlantic Records in the USA.
The Beatles release a new single, Dizzy Miss Lizzy/Anna (Go To Him) on Odeon Records in Japan, Asia.
The Four Seasons record four Bob Dylan compositions - Queen Jane Approximately, Mr. Tambourine Man, Like A Rolling Stone, All I Really Want To Do and Blowin' In The Wind, at Stea-Philips Studio, New York City, USA. At the same session, they also record Make It Easy On Yourself, What The World Needs Now, Anyone Who Had A Heart, What's New Pussycat and Walk On By (all composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David) and Always Something There To Remind Me.
The Blues Project play during eight nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
Joan Baez, Big Brother And The Holding Company, The Everly Brothers, The Byrds, Country Joe And The Fish, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, The Mothers of Invention, Buffy St. Marie and Wilson Pickett play at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, USA.
The tv film Song Of Summer by Ken Russell has its first broadcast by the BBC's Omnibus arts programme in the UK. The film will inspire Kate Bush to write her 1980 song Delius (Song Of Summer).
Popular tv show host Ed Sullivan releases a single, The Sulli-Gulli, on Colubia Records, in the USA, aimed at the teenage dance craze market.
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre play at McIlroy's Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
The Higsons play at The 101 Club, London, UK.
Legendary jazz drummer Shelley Manne dies of a heart attack, aged 64, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Saxon play at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Toshinobu Kubota releases his fourth LP, Bonga Wanga on Sony Music Entertainment Japan, in Japan, Asia.
Jazz drummer Max Roach records Self-Portrait and Drums Unlimited at Rev'O Jazz, Paris, France, Europe. The tracks will be released on the 1992 album To The Max!
The La's enter the UK singles chart with Timeless Melody, on Go! Discs. It will peak at No57.
Release Me by Wilson Phillips reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA for the first of two weeks.
U2 play at The World Music Ampitheater, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Big Audio Dynamite II and Public Enemy.
The Fight play at The Park, Peterborough, England, UK.
Vampire Weekend play the first of three nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
The Charlatans' drummer Jon Brookes collapses during a gig at Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. After being resuscitated by a doctor in the audience he is taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he is found to be suffering from a brain tumour.
Linkin Park release their fourth studio album, A Thousand Suns, as a digital download in Japan.
On their Ceremonials tour, Florence And The Machine play at The Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, New York State, USA.
The Bonnevilles play at The Castle Hotel, Manchester, England, UK.