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The Gramophone Company, having been officially registered by William Barry Owen and his partner/investor Trevor Williams, moves from the Hotel Cecil in London to 31 Maiden Lane.
Uncle Tom's Cabin, a play with music, is presented at The Academy Of Music, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 88 performances.
The 'musical dream play' Bluebell In Fairyland is presented at The Vaudeville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 300 performances.
The musical comedy The Prince Of Pilsen is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of four months.
In Dahomey, billed as "A Negro Musical Comedy", is presented at The Shaftesbury Theatre, London, UK.
International vocalists The 4 Figaros and Australian singer Florrie Forde begin a week of shows as part of the entertainment on offer at The Royal Standard Music Hall, Victoria, London, UK.
Chu Chin Chow, billed as 'A Musical Tale of the East in Fourteen Scenes - Company of 300' is playing at His Majesty's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 2238 performances.
Billy Hays and His Orchestra record Do You Believe and Sittin' And Whittlin' for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
The 1st Academy Awards are presented at a private dinner in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, California, USA. Warner Brothers Production receive an 'honorary award' for 'producing The Jazz Singer, the pioneer outstanding talking picture, which has revolutionized the industry'. Tickets cost $5 and only 270 people attend the fifteen minute-long event.
Shep Fields and Tex Beneke appear at Glen Island Casino, New Rochelle, New York State, USA.
Jazz pianist Larry Green plays the second night of a ten-day engagement at Bill Green's Casino, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Clayton, Jackson And Durante [aka The Three Sawdust Bums] record Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown for MGM Records in Los Angeles, California, 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.
Frankie Laine and Hal McIntyre begin a week at The Chase, St. Louis, Missouri, 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.
Warney Ruhl And His Orchestra play in The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Steve New is born in London, UK. He will find success as a member of punk band The Rich Kids.
The Platters play the eleventh night of a two week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Gene McDaniels is playing during a ten day residency at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
Joey Dee And The Starliters record vocal overdubs for What Kind Of Love Is This, for Roulette Records in the USA.
Jimmy C. Newman records You Must Be True, After Dark Affair and Here Comes Santa Claus at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Frankie Vaughan is appearing at The Tivoili Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Hello Dolly by Louis Armstrong reaches No1 in Cashbox magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA
Country music guitarist Doc Watson and The Danny Kalb Quartet [later known as The Blues Project] play the eleventh of fifteen nights at The Gaslight Cafe, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Rolling Stones play at The Civic Auditorium, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Byrds. On the same day, The Stones also record an appearance on tv show Shivaree. This is also the first day on which Stones' guitarist Brian Jones takes LSD, at the urging of acid-evangelist Ken Kesey and his group, The Merry Pranksters.
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The Jimmie Davis Tabernacle, a non-denominational place of worship named after the famous country music singer of You Are My Sunshine, is dedicated near Jonesboro, Louisiana, USA.
Donovan, Memphis Slim and John Hammond play at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
The musical comedy The Happy Time is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Ernest 'Pop' Stoneman of The Stoneman Family, has his second intestinal surgery in less than a month at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Iveys play at an RAF base near Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by all-girl group Mandy. (The Iveys will find greater success after a name-change to Badfinger.)
Pink Floyd play at The Town Hall, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK, Europe.
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American soul duo Bob And Earl play at The Shades Club, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
The Thompson Twins play at the University of London Union, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Any Trouble.
Pat Travers plays at Tucson Community Center Arena, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
The Cockney Rejects play at the Electric Ballroom, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Kidz Next Door.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
Dr. Hook (formerly Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show) play during four nights at Bailey's, Watford, England, UK, Europe.
The album Worldbeat by the French group Kaoma is awarded a gold disc in Canada.
Money Don’t Matter 2 Night by Prince peaks at No23 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA. Profits from the single are donated to The United Negro College Fund.
Korn bassist Reginald 'Fieldy' Arvizu marries his girlfriend Deena Beber, in a waterfront wedding at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, California, USA.
Bob Dylan begins the North American leg of his 2008 tour with a gig at The Palladium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Sonic Boom tour, KISS play at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale attend the cocktail reception for Snow Flower And The Secret Fan at The Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, Europe.
Blues-rock band 24 Pesos release a new album, When The Ship Goes Down, on Ourgate Records in the UK.
The Maccabees play at The Hi Fi Bar And Ballroom Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Saosin and Chet Faker play at Union Transfer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
James Hetfield/Metallica play The Star-Spangled Banner before the San Francisco Giants game at AT+T Park, San Francisco, California, USA.
King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys play at The Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, UK.