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The Ramblers Burlesque Company, described as 'A splendid Vaudeville bill', plays at The Dewey Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Bix Beiderbecke And His Gang record the Rodgers And Hart song Thou Swell in New York City, USA.
Child-singer Frances Gumm [billed as Baby Gumm] plays the sixth of seven nights with The Gilmore Circus at Spreckels Theatre, San Diego, California, USA. Frances will find stardom after a name change to Judy Garland.
Blues singer and pianist Jimmie Gordon records Big Four Whistle Blues and Drunken Woman Blues, for Decca Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
Blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter Jean-Jacques Milteau is born in Paris, France, Europe.
Bob Crosby with guitarist Barney Kessel and The Louis Basil Band is playing during a week of shows at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Elias McDaniel, later to find fame as Bo Diddley,is fined $50.00 by Musicians Local 208 for accepting less than Union scale for a gig at the 708 Club (708 East 47th Street), Chicago, Illinois, USA. He fails to pay and is erased from the union roll.
Wanted by Perry Como spends its second week at No1 in the Cashbox Magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
Dreaming Of The Ladies In The Moon by The Jubilaires on Crown Records is reviewed by Billboard magazine with the words, "The boys here come thru with a strong reading here on a bright ballad with an evocative flavor".
Secret Love by Doris Day replaces I See The Moon by The Stargazers at No1 on the UK popular singles chart.
Papa George Lightfoot records Wine, Women, Whiskey, When The Saints Go Marching In, Jump The Boogie and Mean Ol' Train in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, for Imperial Records.
Ronald, Rudolph and O'Kelly Isley - The Isley Brothers - board a bus from their home town of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, headed for New York City where they plan to start a bigtime career in music.
Hard bop saxophonist Jackie McLean records the album Capuchin Swing at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
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.
Stan Kenton plays during a four-week season at The Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, showcasing his 'New Era In Modern American Music'.
Tony Bennett plays during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz vocalist Dodo Greene records My Hour Of Need, You Are My Sunshine and other tracks for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy plays at The Salle Wagram, Paris, France, Europe.
Elvis Presley continues with the shooting of location scenes for his latest movie, Roustabout, at locations in and around Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jimmy Witherspoon is playing during four nights at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, with the Coleridge Parkinson Trio.
The Blues Project play the last of three nights at San Francisco State, San Francisco, California, USA, as part of a folk festival. Also on the bill are Mark Spoelstra, Doc Watson and Richard And Mimi Farina.
Singer-songwriter Liz Phair is born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
The Monkees At The Movies, Episode No31 of The Monkees tv series is broadcast on NBC-tv in the USA.
The Kinks, The Tremeloes and The Herd play at The ABC, Peterborough, England, UK, Europe.
Jimi Hendrix sends a memo to his manager, Mike Jeffery, requesting account balances for all Hendrix-related companies. At the Record Plant, New York City, USA, Hendrix records Keep On Groovin'.
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Elvis Presley spends $750,000 purchasing a former Delta Airlines Convair jet, which he re-names Lisa Marie. The plane's cost includes extensive renovations such as gold bathroom fixtures, a queen-size bed, a full audio-visual system, and Elvis' TCB logo on the tail.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, comes to the end of rehearsals for its second leg at the Belleview Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, Florida.
Miguel Orlando Collins is born in Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean. He will find success as controversial reggae singer Sizzla.
Queen play the second of two nights at The Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Judy Tzuke plays at The Civic Hall, Guildford, UK.
The Only Ones play at The Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Madness play at The Pavilion, Bath, UK.
Rock movie Breaking Glass opens in the USA, starring Hazel O'Connor as punk singer Kate. Zoot Money and Gary Holton have featured roles in the film, while Rod Stewart and Paul McCartney are seen in brief cameos.
Johnny Cash hosts Saturday Night Live in New York City, USA, with Elton John as his musical guest. Cash sings I Walk The Line, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire and Sunday Morning Coming Down. Elton John sings Empty Garden [Hey Hey Johnny] and Ball and Chain.
The Grateful Dead play at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Simple Minds begin a UK tour at Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland.
The Music play at Greenock Town Hall, Greenock, Scotland, UK.
Moby plays at Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
On her Original Sinsuality tour, Tori Amos plays at The Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
Alexisonfire, Rise Against and The Fullblast play the second of two nights at the Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Bo Diddley plays at The Forum, Kentish Town, London, England, UK.
Hillbilly Bone by Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins, produced by Scott Hendricks, secures the Vocal Event of the Year award from the Academy of Country Music at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
On their Circle Tour, Bon Jovi play at the St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, USA.
When Gary Busey appears as a project leader on tv show The Celebrity Apprentice, hosted by Donald Trump on NBC in the USA, John Rich evaluates Busey's leadership as a "colossal collapse of time management".
Paul Simon plays at The Showbox, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On her The Mrs Carter Show World Tour Beyonce plays at Arena Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, Europe.
Bastille play at The AB Club, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Hot Tuna play at The Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.