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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 comedy Foxy Grandpa, based on a popular newspaper cartoon strip, is playing at Haverley's 14th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Herald Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 205 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.
I've Heard That Song Before by Harry James And His Orchestra reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA.
The Crane River Jazz Band records After Dark, in London, UK. The band features noted UK jazz cornettist Ken Colyer.
Ray Anthony And His Orchestra are playing at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bassist and guitarist Theo Hurts, of the band Earth And Fire, is born in Huissen, Netherlands, Europe.
Billy Eckstine with The Count Basie Band is playing during a two-week stint at The Bandbox, New York City, USA.
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.
Dion opens at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Eartha Kitt is playing in The Persian Room of The Plaza Hotel, 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.
Sir Edward Lewis, Chairman of Decca Records in the UK, is in hospital for an operation.
Gene Vincent plays at The Plaza, High Wycombe, UK.
Gary U.S. Bonds flies into the UK to begin a tour. Later that day he meets up with his touring partners, Johnny Burnette and Gene McDaniels at EMI Records' offices in London, UK.
Dion records Too Much Monkey Business (written by Chuck Berry) and Chicago Blues in Columbia Studios, New York City, USA.
The name of The Beatles' first film is publicly revealed as A Hard Day's Night.
Joe Brown And The Bruvvers play at The Palais, Wentworth Street, Peterborough, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Pete Seeger, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Logan English, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Patrick Sky, Marianne 'Jolly' Robinson and Arlo Guthrie take part in the concert "Songs Of, By, For And To Woody Guthrie", organised by Sing Out! magazine at Town Hall, New York City, USA.
The musical Charlie Girl is performed at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run lasting over five years.
The Grateful Dead play at The Banana Grove at The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, is performed at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,847 performances.
Tom Jones plays at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Bee Gees play at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Mandala play at The Action House, Long Island, New York State, USA, supported by The Fallen Angels.
This Wheel's On Fire by Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger And The Trinity, enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No5 during a sixteen-week run. The song is co-written by Bob Dylan with Rick Danko of The Band.
The Oakland Coliseum baseball stadium is opened in Oakland, California, USA. It will also be used as a venue for memorable rock concerts by Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Rush and many others.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
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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Johnny Cash 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)
Genesis play at The City Hall, Sheffield, UK.
Bob Marley And The Wailers perform as official guests at The State at Zimbabwe's Independence festival in Zimbabwe, Africa.
The Grateful Dead play at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Nick Cave releases his sixth album, The Good Son, on Mute Records
Nirvana perform the song Smells Like Teen Spirit live for the first time during a gig at the OK Hotel, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Everybody Hurts by R.E.M. enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No7.
On her Original Sinsuality tour, Tori Amos plays at The Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
the GazettE play at Shibuya Public Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On the second leg of their Unleashed tour, Fleetwood Mac play at the Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
During an eight-date UK tour The Wonder Stuff play at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, UK. On the tour, they play their classic album Hup in its entirety at every gig.
It is announced that research by Kaplan International Colleges, a leading provider of English courses, reveals that 40% of surveyed ESL [English As A Second Language] teachers play songs by The Beatles to help their students learn English. It also shows that 86% of ESL teachers play music during class to enhance lessons and help students improve their understanding of the English language.
Bastille play at The AB Club, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
On her The Mrs Carter Show World Tour Beyonce plays at Arena Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, Europe.
James And The Ultrasounds play at Hal And Mal's, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
On their The End World Tour, Black Sabbath play at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
On their DCX MMXVI World Tour, The Dixie Chicks play at The FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, supported by Smooth Hound Smith.
Ed Sheeran plays the second of two nights at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, Europe.