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Reuben Ernest Crowdus
is born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. He will find success as Ernest Hogan
, the first African-American entertainer to produce and star in a Broadway
show (The Oyster Man in 1907). Hogan will also help to popularize the musical genre of ragtime. Perhaps his most famous composition is the controversial ragtime hit All Coons Look Alike To Me
Musical comedy The Casino Girl
is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 105 performances.
The comic opera Merrie England
is playing at The Savoy Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 120 performances.
The musical comedy The Maid Of The Mountains
, with music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, is playing at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 1352 performances.
UK jazz trombonist, bandleader and recording artist Chris Barber
is born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK.
Blues singer and pianist Jimmie Gordon
records Big Four Whistle Blues and Drunken Woman Blues, for Decca Records
in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
And His Orchestra play during a six-week engagement at The Baker Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA.
, singer, bass player and founding member of Raydio
, is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
and His Square Dance Band record Virginia Reel, American Patrol, Shot Gun Boogie and Moonwinks in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The revue An Evening With Beatrice Lillie
is presented at The Booth Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 276 performances. As well as its actress-singer star, the show features piano duettists Eddie And Rack.
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".
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
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.
Milk And Honey
, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
The Dave Martin Group auditions at The Whisky A Go Go
, London, England, UK, Europe.
The UFO's play in the Charade A Go Go discotheque, in Palmer House, Chixago, Illinois, USA.
is playing during a month of shows at The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA.
performs for US President Richard Nixon in the East Room of The White House, Washington DC, USA. Cash sings three songs specially requested by the President - A Boy Named Sue, Okie From Muskogee and Welfare Cadillac, the last of which castigates black people on welfare who drive Cadillacs while other working people struggle to get by. (N.B. Other reports say
that Cash did not sing Okie or Cadillac, substituting those songs with Man In Black and What Is Truth)
First generation San Francisco hippy band Jefferson Airplane
play at The Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
And His Orchestra play at The Riverboat, New York City, USA.
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.
And The Wailers perform as official guests at The State at Zimbabwe's Independence festival in Zimbabwe, Africa.
Gloria Gaynor guest stars as herself on tonight's episode of US tv series Ally McBeal, which is entitled I Will Survive.
The third international Record Store Day
is held at hundreds of record stores around the world.
The three-day-long Coachella Music and Arts Festival
continues at the Empire Polo Field, Indio, California. Artists appearing on this, the second, day include Muse, Faith No More
, DJ Tiesto
, The Dead Weather, The Raveonettes
, Coheed And Canbria and Cironne Bailey Rae.
After a break of several months, Coldplay
resume their Mylo Xyloto tour
, with a gig at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Reggae-dub four-piece The Skints
play at Gorilla, Manchester, UK.
play at The Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.