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American ragtime composer Charles H. Hunter is born in Maury County, Tennessee, USA. His best remembered compositions include Tickled to Death, A Tennessee Tantilizer and Possum And Taters.
Inventor Emile Berliner gives the first demonstration of sound recording on a disc, at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia. Rock'n'roll is just around the corner...
The 'musical dream play' Bluebell In Fairyland is presented at The Vaudeville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 300 performances.
"Venetian Serenaders" The Five Nosses, "Singing Comedian" Jack Norworth, "Singing and Dancing Comedians" The Knight Brothers and popular singer Louise Dresser are providing musical entertainment at The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Weber And Fields' burlesque musical extravaganza Fiddle Dee Dee is playing at Chase's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
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.
Glenn Miller And His Orchestra are playing during a six-week residency at The Raymor Ballroom, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Eddie Fitzpatrick Orchestra plays in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Ace Of Clubs, a musical written, composed and directed by Noel Coward, premieres at The Palace Theatre, Manchester, UK, where it will run for three weeks.
Donald Peers sings at The Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, UK.
Pianist Eddie Cano plays at The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, USA.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
Steve New is born in London, UK. He will find success as a member of punk band The Rich Kids.
Paper Roses by Anita Bryant reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Platters play the eleventh night of a two-week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Steve New is born in London, UK. He will find success as a member of punk band The Rich Kids.
Patti Page is playing during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jimmy Rogers plays the fifth night of two weeks in the Camellia house Lounge at The D rake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald plays the sixth night of a twelve-night run at The Crescendo Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Modern Jazz Quartet record a live appearance for US tv show Jazz Casual, in KQED Televison Studios, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bobby Darin plays the fourteenth of twenty nights at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Dion plays at the International Club, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan writes to the Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC, USA, to protest at his recent treatment by CBS-tv's Ed Sullivan Show, where he was refused permission to perform the song Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues. (1963) [N.B. This fact was gleaned from information supplied by noted Dylan scholar Ian Woodward and reproduced in ISIS No149]
Chapel Of Love by The Dixie Cups on Red Bird Records, co-written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector, enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
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Viva Las Vegas by Elvis Presley is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No60.
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.
Janet Dameta Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She will find fame as Janet Jackson.
The King Sisters, Alvino Rey and Kent Larsen are playing during a three-week engagement at The Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Mad River play the first of two nights at The Straight Theater, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Frumious Bandersnatch.
The Velvet Underground play at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by The Hallucinations.
Elton John releases a new single, It's Me That You Need, in the UK, Europe.
Buffy Sainte-Marie and The Nice and Colwell-Winfield play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
ABC by the Jackson 5, featuring Michael Jackson, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No8 during an eleven-week run.
Led Zeppelin play in the Sam Houston Coliseum, Hoston, Teaxas, USA.
Mod revival band The Chords release their debut LP, So Far Away, on Polydor Records in the UK.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers release the Abbey Road E.P., whose cover features the band wearing nothing but socks over their penises.
Blur play at The Sir George Robey, London, UK.
The studios and offices of Chess Records at 2120 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, are designated an official Chicago Landmark. Chess was the home of many of the most influential artists of the 50s and 60s including Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
Mark Knopfler plays at the Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
On her Bonez Tour, Avril Lavigne plays at The Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Hot Chip play at The Fleece and Firkin, Bristol, UK.
Kenny Chesney performs There Goes My Life and Back Where I Come From for US president George W. Bush and Australian prime minister John Howard at the White House in Washington DC, USA
Debbie Abono, manager of San Francisco Bay Area death metal and thrash metal bands including Possessed, Forbidden, Exodus and Skinlab, dies aged 80 of cancer.
An individual going by the name of @Gunn2urhead begins sending death threats via Twitter to Shirley Manson, the singer with Garbage. On this day alone, over 200 threats are sent.
George Michael suffers minor cuts and bruises in a rush-hour crash on the M1 motorway near its junction with the M25 in the UK. The singer is a passenger in the vehicle, and another man from the vehicle is flown by air ambulance to hospital in London for treatment to a head injury.
Mac DeMarco plays at Le Trabendo, Paris, France, Europe.
Saosin and Chet Faker play at Union Transfer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Mac Demarco plays at Webster Hall, New York City, USA.
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