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Willard Robison is born in Shelbina, Missouri, USA. He will find success as a jazz vocalist, pianist and composer of such songs as A Cottage For Sale, Old Folks and Old Pidgeon Toed Joe.
Maggie Cline, Truly Shattuck, Carrie Graham, Fields And Ward and John W. Ransome play at Hashim's Academy Of Music, Washington DC, USA.
Trombonist Harry S. G. Stoudt self-publishes a new composition, Okisko Rag, in Medina, Ohio, USA.
The "wordless play" with music, Sumurun, starring Gertrude Hoffman is presented at B.F. Keith's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System [later to become CBS] goes on the air in America with forty seven radio stations.
Pioneering cajun musician Columbus Fruge [accordion-vocals] records Saut' Crapaud, Pleur Plus, Bayou Teche and Point Clear Blues for Victor Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Al Bowlly, with Ray Noble And His Orchestra, records the Cole Porter song How Could We Be Wrong?, in London, UK.
Earl Solomon Burroughs is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will enjoy some success as as singer and songwriter Jack Hammer. He is perhaps best-remembered as the co-writer of Great Balls Of Fire, but also recorded numerous dance-themed songs during the Twist dance craze of the early 60s.
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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in The Panther Room at The Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio.
The Casa Loma Orchestra with Kenny Sargent on vocals, records The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise and We Three, for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
The Central Intelligence Agency [CIA], one of the principal intelligence-gathering agencies of the United States federal government, is founded with its headquarters just outside Washington DC, USA. The clandestine and divisive political operations of the CIA will inspire the 1965 satirical protest song CIA Man by The Fugs.
Kerry Livgren, first keyboardist and guitar player for Kansas, is born in Topeka, Kansas, USA.
Kerry Livgren, first keyboardist and guitar player for Kansas, is born in Topeka, Kansas, USA.
The "Fabulous all-girl revue" Paris In Chicago is playing at Silver Frolics, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical Hazel Flagg, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Hilliard, is playing at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 190 performances.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
Louis Armstrong records Mack The Knife for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
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 Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson on vibes, record The Work Song, Heartstrings and other tracks for Verve Records, in New York City, USA.
James Cleveland and the Gospel Chimes record Deep Down In My Heart, Step On Over and other tracks for Savoy Records in the USA.
House band, The Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo is playing in The Jazz Lounge, Club A-Gogo, Percy Street, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK, Europe. The group will find greater success when it evolves to become The Animals.
Johnny Cash records Bad News at Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Jazz vibraphonist Johnny Lytle records his album The Village Caller for Riverside Records in New York City, USA.
Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders release a new single, Um Um Um Um Um Um, in the UK on Fontana Records. The song is a cover version of a Major Lance original.
The Yardbirds play at the Erie Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
The Beatles record Birthday, in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Tony Bennett arrives in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, to play a one-nighter at The Copa plus some dates at military bases.
Black Sabbath play at Sisters Club, London, UK.
Weather Report play at the Siegerlandhalle, Seigen, Germany.
The musical 42nd Street is presented at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will subsequently move to the Majestic Theatre and then to The St. James Theatre, before finally closing in 1989, having racked up a total of 3,486 performances.
Face Dances by The Who is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA, but the band's leader, Pete Townshend, is at an all-time low.
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Kiss release their 11th album, Lick It Up, and appear, for the first time ever, without their trademark make-up, on MTV in the USA.
Channel 4 tv in the UK broadcasts a documentary about The Special AKA.
The Jacksons, including Michael Jackson, play the second of two nights at the Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The combined audience for the two nights is 116,500.
Uriah Heep are working on their sixteenth LP, Equator, at Jacobs Studios, Farnham, England, UK, Europe.
1950s stars Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins are in Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, recording tracks for a new album. Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis, also part of the project, do not visit the studio on this day.
Bobby Watson And Horizon record The Punjab Of Java Po, 7th Avenue, Appointment In Milano, In A Sentimental Mood and Bad-Da-Da-Da-Dah-Dah, for Blue Note Records at The Power Station, New York City, USA.
When The Queen musical We Will Rock You opens at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, the hotel's casino offers $5 Queen gambling chips.
John Cale plays in Muhle Hunziken, Rubigen, Switzerland, Europe.
Destruction, Kreator, Laaz Rockit and Testament play on the second day of the Thrash Domination festival in Club Citta, Kawasaki, Japan, Asia.
Simply Red play the first of two nights at the O2 Arena, London, England, UK.
James Cornelison plays at Cubby Bear, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fuck You! [aka Forget You!] by Cee Lo Green goes to No1 in the singles chart in Holland.
A new 800 capacity music venue, XOYO, is launched on Cowper Street in East London, UK. The venue is purpose-designed for club nights, live gigs and events.
Lionel Richie begins his All The Hits All Night Long tour, with a show at The Hard Rock Hotel And Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA.
Andy Vella the official photographer for The Cure for over 33 years, publishes his book of rare and unseen photographs of the band complete with a foreword by Robert Smith, via Foruli Codex, in the UK.
Nontra Records, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, files a $150,000 copyright infringement lawsuit against Jamie Foxx, over alleged misuse of a J Rand track on the new Foxx single Party Ain't A Party.
Duran Duran play at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.