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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 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.
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
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
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.
Rock'n'roll quartet The Tielman Brothers
begin a two-week season at Plankenkaffee Kosschenhaschen, Mannheim, Germany.
is playing during a lengthy engagement at The Counterpoint Club, Chicago, Illinos, USA.
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
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.
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.
is arrested in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, when customs men find half a pound of marijuana in his luggage.
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.
Prince plays a benefit concert at Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, USA.
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.
, Liverpool-born drummer of Australian band Cold Chisel, dies aged 56, just two weeks after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.
And The Light play at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Wales.
Calexico play at The El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
play a sold out show at The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe.
(aka Girl Of The Month) release a new single, Kiss Later, on BlockBerry Creative in South Korea, Asia.
play at The Adrenaline Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Europe.