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Country music talent scout Ralph Peer, discoverer of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, to name but two, is born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He will also become a recording pioneer as recording director of Okeh Records during the 20s.
The 'Popular Songstress' Mabel Hudson is appearing at The Olympia Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The comic opera Merrie England is playing at The Savoy Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 120 performances.
The musical comedy The Wild Rose is presented at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 136 performances.
Musical comedy The Show Girl is playing at Wallack's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 64 performances.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Herald Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 205 performances.
Singing comedians Morris And Cowley, with "famous gramophone star" Diana Clare, and The Godowsky String Octette, play at The Astoria Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
Frankie Laine and Patti Page play the sixth night in a three-week season at The Paramount Theater, New York City, USA.
Bernie Taupin, lyricist-partner to Elton John, is born in Lincolnshire, UK.
Jazz pianist Larry Green plays the eighth night of a ten-day engagement at Bill Green's Casino, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
In the US District Court, New York City, USA, Judge Sylvester J. Ryan rules that the 1947 Bull Moose Jackson song I Love You Yes I Do on King Records infringes the copyright of Lucky Millinder's 1944 Decca recording Tonight He Sailed Again. Judge Ryan awards Decca damages based on an accounting of profits.
Dennis Bovell [aka Blackbeard] is born in St. Peter, Barbados. As a solo artist and as a producer, he will become one of the key figures on the London reggae scene of the late '70s and early '80s. He is perhaps best-known as co-founder of the band Matumbi.
Warney Ruhl And His Orchestra play in The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers play at the Theatre Royal, Dublin, Eire.
Dave 'Baby' Cortez, Bo Diddley, The Heartbeats, The Fiestas, The Cadillacs and Bobby Day begin a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1959)ong>
Dinah Washington is headlining during a week of shows at The Howard Theater in Washington DC, USA, supported by The Dells.
Jerry Lee Lewis, Ben E. King, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Mary Wells, Sugar Pie DeSanto and others play the fourth night in a week of concerts at The Regal, Chicago Illinois, USA.
Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band plays at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
Joey Dee And The Starliters record C'est Ci Bon and Twistin' On A Liner, for Roulette Records.
Barbra Streisand plays the first night of two weeks at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Joey Dee And The Starliters record C'est Ci Bon and Twistin' On A Liner, for Roulette Records.
Helen Shapiro plays the ninth night of two weeks at The Palladium, London, UK.
The Max Roach Quintet and Abbey Lincoln play during a month of shows at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Who play at The Astoria Ballroom, Rawtenstall, UK, supported by The Avalons and The Imps.
The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
Jimmy Smith is playing during ten nights at The Penthouse, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Righteous Brothers are playing at Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Edwin Starr plays at The Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, England, UK, Europe.
Tim Buckley and Mary McCaslin play the second of thirteen nights at Doug Weston's Troubadour, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
B.B. King, Albert King and Mendelbaum play the second of four nights at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Influential jazz pianist Hampton Hawes dies unexpectedly of a brain hemorrhage, aged 48, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elton John plays the second of four nights at The Bolshoi Concert Hall, Leningrad, Russia, Europe.
On their On Through The Night World tour, Def Leppard play at Centennial Coliseum, Reno, Nevada, USA.
U2 begin a British tour with a gig at The Hope And Anchor, Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.
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On his The Concert tour, Mike Oldfield plays at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Spock's Beard play at Martyr's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Velvet Revolver play at Verizon Wireless, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Duran Duran play at La Riviera, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
TV soap actress and singer Tammin Sursok releases her debut album Whatever Will Be in Australia.
Morrissey, former leader of The Smiths, celebrates his 50th birthday with a concert at Manchester Apollo , Manchester, UK.
Justin Currie plays at The Assembly Room, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Taj Mahal receives an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA.
On her Aphrodite World Tour, Kylie Minogue plays at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Muse play at Ricoh Stadium, Coventry, England, UK, Europe, supported by Bastille.
On their Goint To Hell tour, The Pretty Reckless play at The Revolution Music Room, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
On their No Filter tour, The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights at London Stadium, London, England, UK, Europe.