Welcome to MusicDayz

The world's largest online archive of date-sorted music facts, bringing day-by-day facts instantly to your fingertips.
Find out what happened on your or your friends' Birthday, Wedding Day, Anniversary or just discover fun facts in musical areas that particularly interest you.
Please take a look around.

Random selection from 55 Facts
Click to filter results

Filter to between years




The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
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.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 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.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
Tommy Steele, Teddy Johnson And Pearl Carr, Jimmy James, The Raindrops, Joe Baker And Jack Douglas, Desmond Walter-Ellis, The KIms and Regine And Andre Berny play during a seven-week season at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
The Vandergrift Brothers are playing during a four week long engagement in Rockland, Maine, USA.
Read More
The musical Irma La Douce is presented at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA during a total of 524 Broadway performances.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem are appearing during a two-week engagement at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Monique Van Vooren is playing at Cafe Bonaparte, in the Sharaton Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Julie Wilson is appearing during a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Lonzo and Oscar are playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Chico Hamilton Quintet is playing at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA,
Barbra Streisand is playing during a one-month engagement at The Blue Angel, New York City, USA.
Vaughn Monroe is playing during a two-week engagement at The Crown Room, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Peter Nero And His Trio are playing at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Joe Williams and Harry 'Sweets' Edison are playing at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brook Benton is playing during a one-week engagement at The Town Hill, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
The Rhythm Kings, Larry Wrice's Band and The Shirley Hall Dancers are playing in an 'all-star show', featuring the twist at Roberts' Show Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Scobey And His Frisco Band plus Art Hodes are playing at Bourbon Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Barbara McNair and Dave Astor are playing at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Leroy Van Dyke, Patsy Cline, Billy Grammer and Rene Waters play to a capacity crowd at Danceland, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA.
Revered Nashville-based session guitarist Hank Garland is allowed to return home after being in hospital for three months following injuries sustained in a car smash.
Ray Price is playing in Bandera, Texas, USA.
The front page of UK music weekly Melody Maker carries a report stating that British pop idol Cliff Richard and American star Connie Francis have become embroiled in a dispute about the song When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart. Richard recently released the original version, but Francis has covered it under the title When The Boy In Your Arms Is The Boy In Your Heart. Richard apparently feels this is "unfair".
Violence erupts when leather-clad British rocker Vince Taylor plays at The Palais Des Sports, Paris, France, Europe.
Petula Clark, Katie Boyle and Bunny Lewis are the jurors on BBC tv record-rating show Juke Box Jury, hosted by David Jacobs, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Package tour A Star Spangled Night arrives at The Gaumont Ballroom, Bradford, England, UK, Europe, starring Billy Fury, Eden Kane, The Karl Denver Trio, The Allisons, Chas McDevitt And Shirley Douglas, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Dave Sampson and Gordon Peters. The tour is promoted by impresario Larry Parnes.
John Coltrane plays at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Shane Fenton And The Fentones, The Viscounts, Elaine Delmar, Keith Kelly, Tommy Sanderson And The Sandmen, The Ted Taylor Four with Jo Marney and The Alex Welsh Band perform live on the BBC Light Programme radio show Saturday Club, introduced by Brian Matthew. (Shane Fenton will find greater success in the 1970s, after a name-change to Alvin Stardust.)
Chiquieta, the celebrated girl drummer, plays the second of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Minnie Pearl, Carl Smith And His Tunesmiths, Stonewall Jackson, Jimmy Dickens, Red Sovine, Carl Belew and Dolores Smiley play in The Chamber Of Commerce, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
Joey Dee And The Starliters record Hey, Let's Twist, for Roulette Records.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The State University Of New York, Cortland, New York State, USA.
Adam Faith plays at The Granada, Tooting, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Stan Getz Quartet is playing at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh, later to found The Grateful Dead, attend a three-day-long party dubbed The Groovy Conclave in The Chateau, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Patti Page records Put Your Head On My Shoulder, Don't Be Cruel, Big Bad John, Mack The Knife and other tracks at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The session is produced by Shelby Singleton, Jr., and the band features guitarists Grady Martin, Jerry Kennedy and Harold Bradley, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer and saxophonist Boots Randolph.
Run To Him by Bobby Vee is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No69.
Rock'n'roll guitarist Hank Garland is released from Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, where he has been in a coma following a recent serious car crash.
Helen Shapiro, Danny Williams, The Brook Brothers, Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor and The Galliards, The Two Tones, The Red Price Combo, Joe Baker and Jack Douglas play at The ABC, Cleethorpes, England, UK, Europe.
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, Junior Lewis, aka C.L. Blast, The Dovells, The Isley Brothers and Solomon Burke play the fifth night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Mahalia Jackson headlines The National Press Club's Black Tie Ball in Washington DC, USA. Also on the bill are Sammy Kaye's Swing And Sway Band and torch singer Elvira Rios.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Kid Galahad, in Idyllwild, California, USA.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Guttenburg, Iowa, USA.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes play at The Plaza Ballroom, St. Helens, Merseyside, England, UK, Europe.