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Billed as "Vaudeville's Most Accomplished Instrumentalist", Musical Dale is among the acts playing at The Columbia Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians record Roamin' In The Gloamin' and Then We Canoe-dle-oodle Along for Columbia Records in New York City, 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.
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie play at Birdland, New York City, USA.
The Willie Jones Combo files a contract with Local 208 to begin a residency at The A And B Tavern Bar-B-Q in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Pianist Jones was much admired by Sun Ra, but never achieved national success.
The Jose Basso Orchestra records the Astor Piazzolla composition Preparense, for Odeon Records in Argentina.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls is running at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frankie Laine with Hal McIntyre's Band plays at The Chase Club, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
New Orleans-based pianist, composer and vocalist Lloyd Price enters the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with his debut single, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, on Specialty Records. It will spend seven weeks at No1 on the R'n'B chart, and features Fats Domino on piano. Lawdy Miss Clawdy was the first New Orleans r'n'b track to cross over to a white audience and find wide acceptance in rock'n'roll circles. It also inspired a mini-vogue for similarly titled name-rhyming songs including Good Golly Miss Molly by Little Richard, Skinny Minnie by Bill Haley And His Comets and Dizzy Miss Lizzy by Larry Williams.
Pat Flynn is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success first as guitarist with progressive country band New Grass Revival in 1981, before going on to career as a studio musician, playing on hits by Lee Ann Womack, Kathy Mattea, George Strait, Conway Twitty and others.
The Kenny Baker Ensemble records Blues In Thirds for Polygon Records in London, UK.
Stairway Of Love by Terry Dene enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK at No29. It will peak at No16 during a five-week run on the chart.
The Platters play the twelfth night of a two week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Eithne Ni Bhraonain is born in Gweedore, County Donegal, Eire, Europe. She will grow up to find fame first as a member of her family band, Clannad, then as solo artist Enya.
Jazz vocalist Frances Faye plays at The Trade Winds, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tracey Belland is born in Encino, California, USA. She will find success as Tracey Bryn of UK pop hitmakers Voice Of The Beehive.
Chad And Jeremy release a new album, What Do You Want With Me, in Canada on Capitol Records.
Del Shannon, The Zombies, The Shangri-Las, Jewel Aken, The Larks, Tommy Roe, Dee Dee Sharp, Mel Carter, The Ad Libs, The Velvelettes, Jimmy Soul, Mike Clifford, The Ikettes, The Executives and Don Wayne play in a Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars at The Melodyland Theatre, Anaheim, Los Angeles, California, USA. The show is hosted by Dick Clark himself.
The musical Charlie Girl is performed at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run lasting over five years.
The Young Rascals, Jay And The Americans, Patti LaBelle And The Bluebelles, The Animals, Jordan Christopher and Joe Tex appear on the NBC-tv show Murray The K's Special.
Mad River play the second of two nights at The Straight Theater, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Frumious Bandersnatch.
Jefferson Airplane play at The Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience continue working on the song Gypsy Eyes, at The Record Plant, New York City, USA.
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The 'N Betweens play at The Community Centre, Pelsall, England, UK, Europe, with The Gilt Edge. The 'N Betweens will find greater success after a name change to Slade.
The Move and The Magic Box play at The Clockwork Orange, Chester, England, UK, Europe.
Where's The Playground, Suzie by Glen Campbell, enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No26 during a five week run. The song is written by Jimmy Webb.
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B.J. Thomas reaches No1 in the Billboard country singles chart in the USA with one of country's longest song titles - (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.
Sly And The Family Stone play the second of six nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Splodgenessabounds play at the Rock Garden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Third World and Toots And The Maytals play at The Paramount Theatre, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Film score composer Hugo Friedhofer dies in Los Angeles, California, USA. He won an Oscar for his 1946 score for the film The Best Years Of Our Lives.
Big River, based on the Mark Twain novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, is playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1005 performances. Featuring music written by country-pop singer-songwriter Roger Miller, the play wins seven Tony awards, including Best Score.
Greater Manchester Police advise The Hacienda club (co-owned by Factory Records and New Order) of their intention to revoke its licence.
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On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Hulman Center, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.
The Melvins play at Anthrax, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA.
The Cure, now slimmed down to a trio, record a new version of Faith at producer Mike Hedges' West Side Studio, London, England, UK, for i-Tunes.
U2 play at The Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Van Morrison releases a new album, Magic Time on Geffen Records in the USA.
21st Century Breakdown by Green Day reaches No1 in the UK Albums Chart.
The Rolling Stones release a deluxe edition of their 1972 album Exile On Main Street in the UK. It will peak at No1 in the albums chart.
Synthpop artist Lights releases her debut album The Listening, on Sire Records in the UK.
Wolf Parade play at Concorde 2, Brighton, UK.
Ed Sheeran wins an Ivor Novello Award (Best Song Musically and Lyrically) for his song The A Team, at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe.
Guns N'Roses play at The O2, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Architects and Glass Cloud play at The Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, California, USA.
Wilko Johnson And His Band play at The Lincoln Blues Festival, Lincoln, UK.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastian, Spain, Europe.
Reverend James Leg plays at The Borderline, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Bonnevilles.
On the North American leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA, supported by Volbeat.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays at The Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa.