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 around 640 Facts
Click to filter results

Filter to between years




Musical comedy The Toreador is presented at The Gaiety Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 675 performances.
The "scintillating musical comedy" Sally In Our Alley is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 100 performances.
The Jolly Grass Widows company is playing at The Dewey Theatre, New York City, USA.
A production of the "musical extravaganza" The Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum with music by Paul Tietjens and A.B. Sloane, plays at The Majestic Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.
Chico Hamilton, drummer for Count Basie, Lester Young, Slim Gaillard and many more, is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jack Hylton's Kit-Kat Band records Precious, Dream A Dream and D'Ye Love Me?, for HMV Records in the Small Queen's Hall, London, UK.
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers record Sidewalk Blues in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Ray Miller Orchestra records Anything You Say, for Brunswick Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in The Panther Room at The Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio.
Patti Page records Changing Partners for Mercury Records in the USA. It will peak at No3 in the Billboard popular Singles Chart in the USA during a 21-week stay.
Johnnie Ray records Johnnie's Comin' Home for Columbia Records in Hollywood, California, USA.
Anne Shelton reaches No1 in the UK singles chart with Lay Down Your Arms, for the first of four weeks.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
Sam Cooke plays the sixth of seven nights at The Town Hill Club, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Roy Acuff And His Smoky Mountain Boys are playing during a twelve-night stint in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Billy J. Kramer is featured on the cover of today's edition of Disc Weekly pop newspaper in the UK, alongside the headline 'Billy J Still Can't Believe It'.
Folk music tv show Hootenanny in the USA is extended from a half-hour to one hour weekly.
Bawdy US blues vocalist/guitarist Bo Carter dies aged 72, of a cerebral haemorrhage in at Shelby County Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. His 1920s and 30s recording successes included Please Warm My Weiner, Ramrod Daddy, Banana In Your Fruit Basket and My Pencil Don't Write.
Polydor Records in Japan, Asia, release an EP by The Beatles, featuring the tracks My Bonnie, Why, Ain't She Sweet and Cry For A Shadow, all of which were recorded in Germany, before The Beatles became successful.
The Who play at De Marathon, The Hague, Netherlands, Europe.
Frankie Laine records Heartaches Can be Fun, and Seven Days Of Love for Capitol Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jody Miller records Magic Town (written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil) and Yesterday with producer Steve Douglas in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical Hallelujah Baby!, starring Leslie Uggams, is presented at The Martin Beck Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.
Ten Years After play at the Alex Discotheque, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Vanilla Fudge play at The Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Canadian band Kensington Market play the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is I Found A True Love by Wilson Pickett entering at No58.
Guru Guru undertake a live Radio Bremen radio broadcast from Gymnasium Leibniizplatz, Bremen, Germany, Europe.
Canadian rock combo Bachman-Turner Overdrive release a new single, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, in the USA.
Read More
Barry White reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles with Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe. On the same day Carl Douglas reaches No1 in the UK singles chart with Kung Fu Fighting.
Jerry Jeff Walker plays at The Music Hall, Houston, Texas, USA.
On the second leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, supported by Roadwork. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
Abandon City! play at The Railway, Winchester, England, UK, Europe.
38 Special play at The Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, supported by Bon Jovi.
Johnny Cash plays at The Wayne Newton Theatre, Branson, Missouri, USA, during a lengthy series of concerts at the venue.
The Rolling Stones have a second day of rehearsals at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the imminent first night of their Bridges To Babylon tour.
Orenda Fink plays at Club 770, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
The Vaccines play at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Operating on a drugs warrant, police raid the home of Ian Watkins, singer of Welsh band Lostprophets, in Pontypridd, Wales, UK, Europe. They seize a large number of computers, mobile phones and storage devices which, upon examination, reveal the extent of his depraved violent and sexual behaviour towards children.
The Wave Pictures play at SNAFU, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Boz Scaggs plays at The Fox Theatre, Oakland, California, USA.
Keyboardist Tommy Hughes, who played banjo and keyboards in The Blue Genes (later to become the Swinging Blue Jeans), The Kansas City Five, The Mojos and Faron's Flamingoes, dies.
Exit Calm play at The Electric Circus, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The two-day long iHeartRadio Music Festival concludes at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, with performances from Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Sir Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, Miley Cyrus, Drake, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, Maroon 5, The Wanted. Ne-Yo and others. Miley Cyrus is observed to be in tears during her performance of Wrecking ball.
Anathema play at The O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The National, Rise Against, Bob Mould, Violent Femmes, Manchester Orchestra, Dropkick Murphys, Sublime With Rome and others play on the third and last day of The Riot Fest, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Ty Segall and La Luz play at Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, supported by Vance Joy.
On the North American leg of his Call The Comet tour, Johnny Marr plays at The Showbox, Seattle, Washington, USA.