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Blackface minstrelsy group Campbell's Minstrels play during a season at The Library Rooms, Broadway, New York City, USA. The group is described as 'the oldest band in the United States'.
The musical comedy Naughty Nancy is playing at The Savoy Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 77 performances.
The "musical absurdity" Twirly-Whirly is presented at Weber And Fields' Music Hall, New York City, USA, during a run of 247 performances.
Musical comedy The Girl From Kay's is playing at The Apollo Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a lengthy run.
Chicago-based music publisher Will Rossiter publishes Jelly Roll Blues by Jelly Roll Morton as a piano solo and in an orchestrated version. This is regarded as one of the first publications of jazz sheet music.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
The musical comedy The Maid Of The Mountains, with music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, is playing at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 1352 performances.
Hanne Karin Blarke Bayer is born in Solbjerg, Denmark, Europe. After moving to Paris, France, at the age of 19, she will find success as fashion model, actress and singer Anna Karina.
Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps play the sixth night of a week at the Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Dinah Washington plays the second night of a week at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
Connie Francis plays the seventeenth night of four weeks at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.
Fats Domino releases a new single, Rockin' Bicycle, on Imperial Records on in the USA.
Lee Dorsey performs Ya Ya on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Guitar Tango, by The Shadows.
Barbra Streisand and Liberace come to the end of a two-week season at The South Shore Room, Harrah's, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
The Top Ten Singles on KRLA Radio in Los Angeles, California, USA, for the week starting on this day are :


2. Sally Go Round The Roses The Jaynetts

3. Blue Velvet Bobby Vinton

4. Enamorado Keith Colley

5. Be My Baby The Ronettes

6. Honolulu Lulu Jan And Dean

7. Mean Woman Blues Roy Orbison

8. Mickey's Monkey The Miracles

9. Denise Randy And The Rainbows

10. Surfer Girl/Little Deuce Coupe-The Beach Boys

Roy Orbison plays at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Searchers, Bob Luman, Freddie And The Dreamers, and Brian Poole And The Tremeloes.
Dizzy Gillespie plays at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California, USA.
Ken Dodd, The Kaye Sisters and Eddie Calvert are playing during a season at The London Palladium, London, England, UK, Europe.
Billy J. Kramer plays at The Locarno, Montrose, Scotland, UK.
The Silkie play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Mel Tillis records Bring On The Blues for Kapp Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Andy Cairns guitarist/vocalist of Therapy? is born in Ballyclare, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
The Small Faces play at The Dungeon, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Rolf Harris is playing during a four-week residency at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Blossom Toes play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, supported by Gary Farr.
The Buddy Miles Express play the last of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Country Joe and The Fish play at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Billy Butler Quartet records Honky Tonk, Seven Come Eleven and other tracks for their Prestige Records album Guitar Soul!, at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The world's first luminous vinyl single, Neon Lights, is released by Kraftwerk in the UK.
Adam & The Ants play at the Technical College, Salisbury.
U2 play another gig in their weekly residency at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Kate Bush visits EMI's Abbey Road studios in London, England, UK, Europe, where her next single is being cut.
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When Echo And The Bunnymen headline the first York Rock Festival at York Racecourse, Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe, there is an altercation between singer Ian McCulloch of The Bunnymen, and bouncer Eric Newby. McCulloch claims to have been beaten up backstage, but Newby denies the charge. The accusation will be repeated in court in early 1985. Also on the bill at York are Spear Of Destiny, Sisters Of Mercy, The Chameleons and The Redskins.
Irving Berlin, one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century, dies aged 101.
Phish play at The Student Union Ballroom, University Of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.
Rapper Tupac Shakur (aka 2Pac Shakur) is denounced by US Vice President Dan Quayle, who declares that Shakur's album 2Pacalypse Now "has no place in our society".
Johnny Cash plays at The Wayne Newton Theatre, Branson, Missouri, USA, during a lengthy series of concerts at the venue.
Neil Diamond plays at General Motors Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Chatham County Line play at The Cluny, Newcastle, UK.
Muse begin the fifth leg of their The Resistance tour with a show at Viejas Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
Dennis Locorriere plays at The Gala Theatre, Durham, UK.
Howard Jones plays at The Assembly Rooms, Leamington, UK, supported by Duncan Sheik.
On her Black Star tour, Avril Lavigne plays the second of two nights at The HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
On the European leg of his Symphonica - The Orchestral Tour, George Michael plays at Nikaia Arena, Nice, France.
Celestial Wolves play at Music City, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
Lights releases her fourth LP, Skin And Earth, on Warner Bros Records.