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The Augustin Daly Musical Company presents "The Chinese-English Musical Comedy" San Toy, at The Columbia Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Herald Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 205 performances.
The musical extravaganza Whoop-dee-doo is presented at Weber and Fields' Broadway Music Hall, New York City, USA, during a run of 165 performances.
The musical comedy Fantana plays at The Lyric Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 298 performances.
Actress and singer Ethel Merman is born in Astoria, Queens, 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.
The Victor Military Band records How's Every Little Thing In Dixie and Follow Me for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
The Isaacson and Astorio Banjo Orchestra records Throw Me A Rose and My Castle In The Air for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA. The recordings will not be released.
Robert D. 'Sonny' Norred, who will play steel guitar with Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, is born in Sylacauga, Alabama, USA.
Prohibition begins in the USA with the ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Taking effect one year later, Prohibition will make it illegal to sell, produce or transport alcohol, and will also inspire numerous songs about how unfair this new law is. Among the most memorable are Alcoholic Blues by Billy Murray, Prohibition Blues by Nora Bayes and Bootlegger's Blues by Jim Jackson.
Edward Lamonte Franklin is born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He will achieve some success as blues guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter Guitar Pete Franklin.
Pianist King Fleming has an "indefinite" contract with The Macomba Lounge, at 3905 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, Illinois, USA, accepted and filed with Musicians Union Local 208. This gig will, reportedly, last for about one month.
The song Just Waitin', composed by Hank Williams and Bob Gazzaway, is registered for copyright in the USA.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
Country gospel group The Blackwood Brothers Quartet play in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
Rock'n'roll quartet The Tielman Brothers begin a two-week season at Plankenkaffee Kosschenhaschen, Mannheim, Germany.
Etta Jones is playing during a lengthy engagement at The Counterpoint Club, Chicago, Illinos, USA.
B.B. King, The Drifters, Gene McDaniels, Gladys Knight And The Pips and The Impressions begin a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Flatt And Scruggs are playing in Virgilina, Virginia, USA.
Kane Roberts, who will play guitar for Alice Cooper in the mid-80s, is born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Larks' (aka Don Julian And The Meadowlarks) single The Jerk peaks at No7 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, giving them their only hit.
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The Searchers peak at No3 in the Billboard singles chart in the USA with Love Potion No9.
The Searchers peak at No3 in the Billboard US singles chart with Love Potion No9.
Fontella Bass plays at The Flamingo, Wardour Street, London, UK.
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The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
Lulu is playing during a two-week engagement at Cesar's Palace, Luton, England, UK, Europe.
Charlie Walker, with Billy Sherrill as producer, records Sweetheart Of The Year, The One Rose, A Bad Girl and When The Conscience Hurts Me Most, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The rock musical Hair (which includes a scene with a fully nude cast) is presented during a run of 1,997 performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe. The cast includes Marsha Hunt, Paul Nicholas, Sonja Kristina and Jimmy Winston.
The Temptations play the fifth night of two weeks at The Talk OF The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Galliard release the album Strange Pleasure as part of the launch of Nova Records in the UK. Other albums in the Nova launch include In From The Cold by Ashkan and Feelin' Free by Pacific Drift.
The Soft Machine play at Doelen, Rotterdam, Holland, Europe.
Santana and Catfish play the first of two nights at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Jethro Tull release a new single, The Witch's Promise, in the UK on Chrysalis Records. It will peak at No4 in the UK Singles Chart.
Paul Beaver, of the innovative and influential electronic duo Beaver And Krause, dies aged 49 of a stroke, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul McCartney is arrested in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, when customs men find half a pound of marijuana in his luggage.
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Tom Tom Club, an extra-curricular project led by Talking Heads members Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, reaches No1 on the Billboard disco charts in the USA with Genius Of Love.
Seven And The Ragged Tiger by Duran Duran is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Prince plays a benefit concert at Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, USA.
Fomer Sugababes member Mutya Buena drops out of UK tv show Celebrity Big Brother, declaring that she can no longer bear being separated from her young daughter.
It is reported that British band The Beautiful South is to re-unite as The New Beautful South, but will be lacking three of their original members. The new line-up consists of singers David Hemingway and Alison Wheeler with drummer David Stead, but founding member Paul Heaton, guitarist David Rotheray and bassist Sean Welch will not be present.
Steve Prestwich, Liverpool-born drummer of Australian band Cold Chisel, dies aged 56, just two weeks after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Enter Shikari release their third studio album, A Flash Flood Of Colour, in the UK.
Peter Hook And The Light play at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Wales.
Calexico play at The El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Fall Out Boy release their sixth studio album, American Beauty / American Psycho, on Island Records in Australia and Mainland Europe.
FOXOS play a sold out show at The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Loona (aka Girl Of The Month) release a new single, Kiss Later, on BlockBerry Creative in South Korea, Asia.
Five Finger Death Punch play at The Adrenaline Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
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