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The Metropolitan Orchestra records Rag-time Society, Regatta March, The Pullman Porter's Ball and San Toy Selection for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
Singing cowboy Gene Autry sets up a new company, Flying A Pictures, which will create five new tv series - The Gene Autry Show, The Range Rider, Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill Jr and The Adventures Of Champion - during the early to middle part of the 1950s.
The Crane River Jazz Band records After Dark, in London, UK. The band features noted UK jazz cornettist Ken Colyer.
Charlie Parker And His Swing Symphony play the fifth of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. The bill also features The Orioles, Nipsey Russell, The Edward Sisters, Crackshot and The Maxellos.
Alan Prosser is born. He will find success as a founder-member and guitarist of The Oysterband.
The Three Peppers play at The Capitol Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during a four week engagement.
Jimmy Swan And His Range Riders record Juke Joint Mama, Triflin' On Me, I Love You So Much and I Had A Dream for Trumpet Records at the studio of WFOR Radio in Hattiesburg, Mississipi, USA.
Billy Eckstine with The Count Basie Band is playing during a two-week stint at The Bandbox, New York City, USA.
Emile Ford and The Checkmates play at the The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, with Frank Ifield, Kathy Kirby, Jimmy Lloyd, Alan Randall, The Frantic Freddie Lloyd Five, Paul Beattie and The Beats and master of ceremonies Norman Vaughan.
Connie Francis continues with a week of shows at The Town Casino, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
The Biggest Show Of Stars For 60, featuring Lloyd Price, The Coasters, Bo Diddley, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Sammy Turner, Jimmy Jones, Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker and Jimmy Reed, plays at the Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Ella Fitzgerald is playing during a season at Basin Street East, New York City, USA.
Comedy singing duo The Smothers Brothers open for three weeks at The Crystal Palace, Gaslight Square, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Second on the bill is teenage singer Barbra Streisand.
The Beatles play at The Majestic, Luton, UK.
The Kinks release their second single, You Still Want Me, in the UK on Pye Records.
Jimmy Witherspoon is playing during four nights at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, with the Coleridge Parkinson Trio.
Mickey Finn And The Blue Men release a new single, Pills/Hush Your Mouth, on Oriole Records in the UK.
Bluegrass group The Kentucky Colonels play the first of two nights at The Cabale, Berkeley, California, USA. The group includes Clarence White, who will go on to play guitar with The Byrds.
The Beach Boys new single, Help Me Rhonda, on Capitol Records, enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
The Blues Project play the last of three nights at San Francisco State, San Francisco as part of a folk festival. Also on the bill are Mark Spoelstra, Doc Watson and Richard And Mimi Farina.
Sky Saxon of The Seeds is in Gold Star studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, for the overdubbing of a tuba part onto the tracks March Of The Flower Children and Two Fingers Pointing On You.
The Young Rascals release a new single, Groovin', on Atlantic Records in the USA.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
Sergio Mendez And Brasil '66 come to the end of a tour of Japan, Asia, with a gig in Osaka.
Johnny Cash performs live for US President Richard Nixon in the East Room of The White House, Washington, DC, USA.
Black Sabbath play in the Holstebro Hallen, Hostebro, Denmark, supported by Jonathan Swift.
Miguel Orlando Collins is born in Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean. He will find success as controversial reggae singer Sizzla.
Weather Report play at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.
Over five hundred fans waiting to buy tickets for an upcoming Led Zeppelin gig in Miami, Florida, break ranks and storm the gates of the Orange Bowl Stadium, vandalising the property. Police use tear gas to quell the violence.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe. He will remain at the clinic until May 1981.
Marillion play the first of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
Felix Pappalardi of heavy rock band Mountain is shot dead in his apartment in New York City, USA, aged 43, by his wife, Gail Collins.
Spandau Ballet play at The Hippodrome, Bristol, UK.
Sleeping With The Past by Elton John is certified as a 2x platinum LP in Canada.
Barry Manilow plays at Osaka Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Mark Knopfler plays the first of two nights at the Ahoy Hallen, Rotterdam, Holland, Europe.
The Coal Porters begin two weeks of recording their album Durango with producer Ed Stasium at Kozy Tone studios, Bayfield, Colorado.
Angus And Julia Stone play at King Tut's, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
On their Final Frontier World Tour, Iron Maiden play in the St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, USA. Lady Gaga is in the audience.
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On their Time Machine tour, Rush play at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The West Coast Blues 'n' Roots Festival, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia.
Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas attends the Lakers vs. Hornets game in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Wasting Light by The Foo Fighters reaches No1 in the UK Albums Chart.
Noah And The Whale play at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK.
Hot Tuna play at The Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play the first of two nights at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.