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Copyright is registered in the USA for the ragtime piano composition Swipesy Cakewalk by Scott Joplin and the young composer Arthur Marshall.
Musical comedy The Toreador is presented at The Gaiety Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 675 performances.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
Vocalist Kay Starr is born in Dougherty, Oklahoma, USA. Her biggest hit will be the Rock And Roll Waltz in the late 50's.
The musical film Melody Lane, starring Eddie Leonard and Josephine Dunn, is released in the USA. It features songs by the team of Eddie Leonard, Grace Stern, and Jack Stern
Louis Jordan's Tympany Five plays during ten nights of shows at The Say-When, San Francisco, California, USA.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys are playing during a two-week engagement at The Astor Roof, Hotel Astor, New York City, USA.
Henry Priestman, keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist of Liverpool band The Christians is born in Kingston-Upon-Hull, UK.
Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars play the second of four non-consecutive nights at The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, USA.
Billie Holiday's funeral is held at St.Raymond's Cemetery, The Bronx, New York City, USA.
Louis Armstrong plays at at Indiana Beach Ballroom, Monticello, Indiana, 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.
Singing cowboy Rex Allen is performing at the Days Of 47 Rodeo, Salt Lake City, USA.
Jim Martin, guitarist of Faith No More, is born in Oakland, California, USA.
Karen Lynn Greening is born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. She will find success as rock and jazz vocalist Lee Aaron.
Paul Anka plays the fourth of fourteen days at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Beatles play at The Queen's Theatre, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
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Jazz organist Shirley Scott records Downtown, Can't Get Over The Bossa Nova, Hanky Panky and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Impulse Records. The tracks will appear on the LP Latin Shadows, arranged and conducted by Gary McFarland.
Jazz saxophonist Yusef Lateef records Ain't Misbehavin, Gymnopedie No1 and other tracks for Impulse Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a lengthy engagement at The Sahara, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
Delta blues singer Mississippi Joe Callicott records the album Presenting The Country Blues at Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Furry Lewis records Grand Central Station, Waiting For A Train, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Casey Jones, John Henry and other tracks at Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Bill Wyman, bassist of The Rolling Stones, purchases Gedding Hall, complete with a 30-foot moat, bridge, and tower, near Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk, England, UK, Europe.
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The Who play at The Oakdale Music Theatre, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA.
Bob Lind and Hearts And Flowers play at Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Doors play at The Aquarius Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin, B.B. King and Ten Years After play at the Schaefer Music Festival, Wollman Skating Rink, Central Park, New York City, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio.
The R.I.A.A. certifies the album Burt Bacharach by Burt Bacharach as a gold disc in the USA.
Country Joe McDonald plays the fourth of six nights at The Boarding House, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Pocono State Fair, Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
The Icicle Works play an acoustic set at Beatle City, Liverpool, UK, England, Europe, to mark the opening of a Contemporary Bands Exhibition.
When The Golden Palominos play at The Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe, their membership includes Michael Stipe, moonlighting from R.E.M.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA.
The Moody Blues play at The Goodwill Games, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the second of two nights at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, USA.
Jackson Browne plays at The Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays the first of two nights at Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead, England, UK.
Bobby Peterson, keyboard player with The McCoys, dies in Gainesville, Florida, USA, aged 47. For the last few years of his life, he was basically living on the streets, derelict, alcoholic, but still occasionally playing piano in local bars.
Joseph Arthur plays at The Glee Club, Birmingham, England, UK.
Bob Dylan plays in The McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA.
On his Battle Studies World Tour, John Mayer plays the first of two nights at The Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, New York State, USA.
Zack de la Rocha and Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine take part in the Sound Strike press conference in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, alongside workers' rights activist Dolores Huerta.
Brian May of Queen and Robert Cray play at The Guitare En Scene Festival, Geneva, Switzerland, Europe.
Editors play at Rock In Roma 2014, Ippodromo delle Capannelle, Rome, Italy, Europe.
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden play at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
The Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho, USA, announces that it is cancelling Ted Nugent’s appearance scheduled for August 4. They state that the cancellation has come about because the casino has recently been made aware of, "Nugent’s history of racist and hate-filled remarks".
The Hold Steady play at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jaws Of Love play their first headline gig at The Masonic Lodge, Hollywood Forever Cemetary, Los Angeles, California, USA. (Jaws Of Love is a solo project of Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives)
Liima play at Musik i Lejet, Tisvilde, Denmark, Europe.