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Billed as "The Premier of Modern Minstrelsy", Lew Sully
is appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are popular contralto Miss Julia Heinrich and Mlle. Chester with her "$10,000 Statue Dog".
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.
, sixth Laird of Bardrochat in Carrick is born in Marchmont, Polwarth, Scotland. He will come to prominence in the 1950s as a folk-singer and recording artist. He and his brother Rory McEwan will appear regularly on the BBC current affairs programme tonight.
And His Orchestra are playing during a two-month stay at The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, USA.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls
is running at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
plays during a two week engagement at The Coconut Grove, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952
, opens at The Royale Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, where it will run for 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt
making her Broadway
debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous
, based on real events in her life.
The musical Irma La Douce
is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
plays a live gig in Roswell, New Mexico, USA.
, The Rains Came, Where Are You, Angel Talk and Going
To New York, at Radio Recorders
, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Guitar on the session is
played by future country superstar Glen
, His Orchestra And Chorus record a medley of Christmas songs including Oh Come All Ye Faithful, The First Noel and We Wish You A Merry Christmas, in CBS Recording Studio, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
And The Midnighters play the third of fourteen nights at The Roundtable Club, New York City, supported by Dale Hawkins
marries actress Angie Dickinson in the Silver Bell wedding chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
play at Mothers
, Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
play the third of four nights at the Fillmore West
, San Francisco, supported by Poco and Gypsy.
The Rolling Thunder Revue
, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan
and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, continues its second leg
at Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Some performances from this show will appear on the live album Hard Rain.
plays at The Howard Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
In Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Dr. George C. Nichopoulous is indicted on fourteen charges of over-prescribing drugs to
The Vapors release their new LP, New Clear Days, in the UK.
The Thompson Twins play at the University of London Union, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Any Trouble.
Randy California plays at The Royal, Guildford, England, UK, Europe.
The Big Heat play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Stone Roses
play at Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden, Europe.
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 blues and rock'n'roll artists of the 50s and 60s including Chuck Berry
, Bo Diddley
, Muddy Waters
, Etta James and Howlin’ Wolf.
The Neil Cowley
Trio play at The Junction, Cambridge, England, UK.
, known as The Godfather of Go Go, dies aged 75 of multiple organ failure following pneumonia, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
release their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories
in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands and New Zealand.