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The comic opera Merrie England is playing at The Savoy Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 120 performances.
The Merry Maidens Burlesquers are playing at The Standard Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
A Chinese Honeymoon, billed as 'The English Musical Sensation' is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
The Original Memphis Five record Static Strut and Tampeekoe for Victor Orthophonic Batwing records in the USA.
Child-singer Frances Gumm (billed as Baby Gumm) plays the fifth of seven nights with the Gilmore Circus at Spreckels theatre, San Diego, California. Frances will find stardom after a name change to Judy Garland.
Country vocalist/pianist Moon Mullican records I Was Sorta Wonderin' and Southern Hospitality at King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Eddy Arnold records I Wanna Play House With You, Rollin' And Tossin', Puppy Love and other tracks, in RCA Victor Studio 1, 155 East 24th Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
Chris Powell And His Blue Flames are playing during a week at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Married duo Boots Faye and Idaho Call record Cryin' My Heart Out, I'm Losing Your Love, That's My Heart Talkin' and Shiftin' Sands in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA.
Native American Crow indians Pete Whiteman, Milton Yellow Mule and Mrs. Milton Yellow Mule record Owl Dance in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Kay Starr is playing at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The stage musical, The Boyfriend, written by Sandy Wilson, is presented at The Players' Theatre Club, London, England, UK. It will run at various London theatres for more than five years, totalling 2,082 performances.
The Buddy Holly song That'll Be The Day is registered for copyright purposes.
Jazz vocalist Cleo Laine finds herself at the centre of a squabble when backing musicians refuse to play with her on a BBC radio show unless she joins the Musicians’ Union. She joins.
Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran play the last night of a brief season at The Hippodrome, Bristol, UK.
Jackie Wilson plays the fifth night in a week of shows at The Fontainebleu in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
Youth-oriented weekly magazine Valentine in the UK features a comic strip story on its front cover based on the song Side Saddle by Russ Conway. The magazine also carries features on Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and Fabian.
The Sopwith Camel play the last of three nights at The Matrix, San Francisco, California, USA.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
The musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, is performed at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,847 performances.
The Checkmates Ltd, are playing during four weeks at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Steve Miller Band is playing during three nights at The Garrick Theatre, upstairs at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supported by folk-rock duo Bunky And Jake.
The Beatles start yet another company, Apple Publicity.
The J.J. Johnson / Kai Winding Orchestra record My Funny Valentine, Am I Blue, Django and Try To Remember for A+M Records in New York City, USA.
Four years after it had been a hit in the USA, Deep Purple enter the UK singles chart with Smoke On The Water, which will peak at No21.
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Queen play the first of two nights at The Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Genesis play at The Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK.
When The Jam play at Johaneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, two bodyguards are arrested by local police for beating up a fan, Stuart Durkin, backstage. It is alleged that Durkin was singled out by Paul Weller of The Jam as someone who should be removed from the venue for spitting at the band. The bodyguards, it seems, took this instruction as an excuse to beat the fan up.
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Soundgarden and New Model Army play in The Philipsalle, Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
Nirvana play at Lee's Palace, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On his Journeyman tour, Eric Clapton plays at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Jazz pianist Keith Jarrett is inteviewed by jazz historian Evan Spring at his home in New Jersey, USA. The interview will be broadcast on WKCR-FM to promote Jarrett's upcoming concert at The Town Hall, New York City, with his 'Standards Trio'.
In New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, jazz singer Harry Connick Jr marries model and video director Jill Goodacre.
Wiltshire's most successful-ever blues band, The Hoax, play at The Brook, Southampton.
Lou Reed plays at Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain, Europe.
Surf music legends Dick Dale, The Chantays and The Surfaris play a benefit show at The Hard Rock Cafe, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA, for former Surfaris' guitarist Jim Pash who has congestive heart failure and is awaiting a liver transplant.
Jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for his live album, Sound Grammar. This marks the first time a recording has won the music Pulitzer, and a first for purely improvised music.
Laura Marling plays at The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, UK, supported by Alessi's Ark.
Gyratory System release their second album, New Harmony, on The Angular Recording Corporation in the UK.
Neil Young is spotted shopping for vinyl on Record Store Day at Plan 9 Records in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, supported by Ed Sheeran.
It is announced that Brian May, guitarist of Queen, is supporting a call for an independent inquiry into disturbing evidence of animal suffering at an animal research laboratory belonging to Imperial College London, UK. May is a former student of ICL.
In the wake of rumours that Malcolm Young of AC/DC has suffered a stroke, Brian Johnson, the band's frontman, confirms that "a member of the band is suffering from a "debilitating illness".
Ben Watt, best known as one half of Everything But The Girl, plays at The Cluny 2, Newcastle, UK. Watt is accompanied on guitar by Bernard Butler.
On their Old Dreams New Planets tour, Stuff play at The Rosehill, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
On her Emerald Island tour, Caro Emerald plays the second of two nights at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, supported by Irit Dekel.
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