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Police Superintendent David Hennessey is shotgunned to death on Basin Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Hennessey's death will be immortalised as an early blues song, The Downfall Of The Lion, written by Richard 'Rabbit' Brown.
The "scintillating musical comedy" Sally In Our Alley is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 100 performances.
The silent movie Clarence, based on a Booth Tarkington stage play about a 'mysterious hero who jazzes the flappers' hearts away with his moanin' saxophone', has its premiere in New York City, USA. The film stars Wallace Reid.
Tommy Christian And His Orchestra are playing during a three-month engagement at The Mounds Country Club, East St. Louis, Illinois, USA, operated by the notorious St. Louis gangster William Patrick 'Bow Wow' McQuillan.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls is playing at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Erskine Hawkins and The Orioles are playing during a week of shows at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Toriano Adaryll Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana. He will find fame as Tito Jackson of the Jackson Five.
Long established as a radio show, The Grand Ole Opry makes its debut as a monthly tv show on the ABC network. Les Paul and Mary Ford headline the first broadcast.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes are playing during a two-month season at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Ringo Starr, drummer with Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, deputises for Pete Best when The Beatles back Lou Walters of The Hurricanes during a recording session in Akustik Studio, Hamburg, Germany.
Marlene Dietrich plays the first of eight nights at The Shubert Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Her musical director on these shows is Burt Bacharach.
The Dukes Of Dixieland are playing during a three-night engagament at The Red Hill Inn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Brenda Lee releases a new album, Brenda, That's All, in the USA on Decca Records.
The Homesteaders, a folk music group including future star Judy Collins, record Mary Ann, Railroad Bill and other tracks for Riverside Records at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Cliff Richard flies from London, England, UK, Europe, to New York City, USA, where he is to record a tv appearance for the Ed Sullivan Show.
Rosemary Clooney is the musical guest on tv's Red Skelton Show in the USA.
Victor Borge opens in the Congo Room of The Hotel Sahara, Las Vegas, nevada, USA.
Toni Carroll is playing during three weeks at The Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd records Island Blues, Carcara, Long Time Baby and other tracks for his Columbia Records LP Nirvana in New York City, USA.
Shirley Scott and Stanley Turrentine record the Cole Porter composition In The Still Of The Night and other tracks for their album Soul Shoutin' on Prestige Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA,
Frankie Vaughan And The V Group, Dorothy Baker, Gordon Peters and The Jeridale Three play at The Guildhall, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
Tony Bennett informally sits in on a Stan Getz recording session in New York City, USA, during which they record Clear Out Of This World, Just Friends and Have You Met Miss Jones?
The album That's Our Song by Esther And Abi Ofarim enters the German Pop Albums Chart, where it will peak at No1 and will remain on the chart for 80 weeks.
Linda Gayle records her version of The Bob Dylan composition Maggie's Farm for Columbia Records in the USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Memorial Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
The Marmalade play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Emotions.
Nico (backed by Jackson Browne on guitar) plays at Stanley's in the basement of The Dom, New York City, USA, supported by Tim Buckley.
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Neil Diamond releases a new album, Tap Root Manuscript, in the USA on Uni Records.
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Black Sabbath play at The Coliseum, Amarillo, Texas, USA, supported by Sweat Hog.
Uriah Heep are working on their sixteenth LP, Equator, at Jacobs Studios, Farnham, England, UK, Europe.
Alan Clayson And The Argonauts play at The Wagon And Horses, Twyford, England, UK, Europe.
The Smiths resume work on their next album, now tentatively titled Margaret On A Guillotine, at Jacobs Studios, Ridgeway House, near Farnham, Surrey, England, UK, Europe. (The album will be released as The Queen Is Dead)
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Siouxsie And The Banshees play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Judie Tzuke plays at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the first of three nights at The Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the second of four nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe, towards the end of the Temples And Flames tour. George Harrison is in the audience.
At the Industria Superstudio, Manhattan, New York City, USA, Madonna holds a party for 800 of her very closest friends, to celebrate the release of her upcoming album and book, Sex. She arrives dressed as Little Bo Peep, carrying a lamb.
Edie Adams, who found success as comedienne, singer and impersonator, dies of cancer and pneumonia, aged 81, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bruno Mars releases his debut album, Doo-Wops And Hooligans in Australia as a CD.
Tim Robbins And The Rogues Gallery Band play at Luxor, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
Massive Attack play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jean Michel Jarre plays at The Zenith, Rouen, France.
Slash plays at The O2 Academy, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
On their From The Cradle To The Grave tour, Squeeze play at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, with their 'very special guest' Dr John Cooper Clarke.
On the North American leg of his Call The Comet tour, Johnny Marr plays at Irving Plaza, New York City, USA.
Sir Elton John publishes his official autobiography, Me : Elton John.
On their Dominion tour, @Hammerfall play at The Chance, Poughkeepsie, New York State, with Beast In Black and Edge Of Paradise.
Adele releases Easy On Me, her first single in six years.