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Famed Irish tenor John McCormack plays at The Auditorium Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Isaac Louis Benjamin is born in London, UK. He will become the chief of Pye Records in the UK, and will sign acts including The Searchers, The Kinks and Sandie Shaw.
Bill and Belle Reed record Old Lady And The Devil for Columbia Records in Johnson City, Tennessee, USA.
Gary Puckett is born in Hibbing, Minnesota, USA. He will find success as lead singer with late 60s band Gary Pucket And The Union Gap.
The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Michael Hossack, drummer with The Doobie Brothers is born in Paterson, New Jersey, USA.
R'n'b saxophonist Big Jay McNeely - known as The King Of The Honkers - plays at The South Gate Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The "Fabulous all-girl revue" Paris In Chicago is playing at Silver Frolics, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
Betty Hutton plays during a three-week season at The Palladium, London, England, UK.
Earl Bostic and Roy Milton are playing during a week of gigs at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
The latest Elvis Presley movie, Jailhouse Rock, is released in the USA by MGM, with a premiere at Lowe's State Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Shirelles have their first Billboard Top 40 singles chart entry in the USA with Tonight's The Night, on Scepter Records.
Bill Le Sage plays at the Modern Jazz Club, Deer's Leap, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. N.B. Click here to visit SwindonMusicScene for an in-depth look at this era of Swindon music.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
The stage musical Do-Re-Mi, starring Max Bygraves, with music by Jule Styne, is playing at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, Europe, during a run of 169 performances.
Popular vocalist Jo Stafford is the guest on tv's Garry Moore Show in the USA.
The 1958 compilation album Elvis' Golden Records Vol 1 is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Little Richard, Sam Cooke and Gene Vincent play at the Granada , Bedford, UK.
R'n'b vocal group The Flamingos play the third of thirteen nights at The Peppermint Lounge West, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Sal Nistico Quartet records Cheryl, By Myself, Easy Living and other tracks for Riverside Records in New York City, USA.
Folk duo The Goldcoast Singers is appearing at The Ice House, Pasadena, California, USA, during a four-week booking, with The Willow Creek Ramblers.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Flamingo Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles are in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe, recording I Want To Hold Your Hand and This Boy. They also record their first Christmas disc for distribution to their fan club members.
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Monique Van Vooren opens for ten days at The Chase Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The Squires, including Neil Young on lead guitar, play the last of six nights at The Flamingo Club, Fort William, Ontario, Canada.
The Ken Dodd Show on BBC-2 tv in the UK features Ken Dodd, The Fortunes and Julie Rogers.
Fiddler On The Roof, starring Luther Adler and Dolores Wilson, is running during a lengthy engagement at McVickers Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
Donovan plays at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
The Kinks start their first tour of the USA in four years. The long gap between tours was caused by their reputation for drinking and fighting on stage, which meant that the American Federation of Musicians had been unwilling to give the group work permits.
When I'll Be There hits No1 in the USA, The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, becomes the first group ever to score four consecutive Billboard No1s with its first four singles - I Want You Back, ABC, The Love You Save and I'll Be There.
Irish hard rock trio Taste, featuring guitarist Rory Gallagher, splits up after the last gig on their current Irish tour, at Queen's University, Belfast.
Miles Davis plays at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Fotheringay play at The University, Southampton, UK.
San Francisco hippy pioneers The Grateful Dead play the first of three nights at the Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Roxy Music play the second of two nights at The Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
UB40 play the fourth of six nights at the 12,000 seat Luzhniki Arena, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of four nights at The Capitol Center, Landover, Maryland, to an audience of 17,470.
Liverpudlian singer and songwriter Julian Cope enters the UK singles chart with Fear Loves This Place, which will peak at No42 during a two-week run.
Tommy Durden, co-writer of Elvis Presley's first major hit, Heartbreak Hotel, dies at his home near Houghton Lake, Michigan, USA.
Oscar-winning song writer Jay Livingston, dies aged 86 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Livingston was usually partnered with lyricist Ray Evans. Their many hits include Buttons And Bows, Que Sera and Mona Lisa.
The Arctic Monkeys release their debut single, I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, on Domino Records in the UK. It will go straight to No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, beating Sugababes and Robbie Williams.
The Stereophonics play the first of two nights at Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
Aretha Franklin releases her 38th Studio album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, on RCA Records.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at The Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina, USA, supported by The Struts.