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The musical play A Country Girl, or Town and Country, with music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens, is performed at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 729 performances.
The Phantom of the Opera, a silent film based on Gaston Leroux's novel of the same name, is released in France. The film stars Lon Chaney as the masked and facially deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem.
Vocalist and pianist Speckled Red records The Dirty Dozen in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra record Let 'Er Go, and What's Your Story? [What's Your Jive?] in the USA.
Fred Astaire records Dig It, for Columbia Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical revue Sim Sala Bim, with words and music by Alvin H. Jansen, is playing at The Morosco Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 54 performances.
The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi is born in Highfield, Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa. An award-winning musician, composer and guitarist, he is widely regarded as the most celebrated performer in Zimbabwe's history.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
The Big Rhythm And Blues Show, a package tour promoted by controversial deejay Alan Freed, plays in Cleveland Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, with stars including Fats Domino, Joe Turner and The Moonglows.
Bee Jee And The Living Dolls release a new single Too Young Blues/Teen-age Waltz, in the USA on Vita Records.
Ray Charles plays the sixth night of a week at The Palms Club, Hallendale, Florida, USA.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
Billed as 'Newport Jazz Festival', The Dave Brubeck Quartet, The Dizzie Gillespie Quintet, The Buck Clayton All-Stars and The Vic Ash Quintet play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, UK.
The Beatles continue their three month season at the Indra Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
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.
Little Willie John releases a new single, Need Your Love So Bad, on King Records in the USA.
Sheila by Tommy Roe reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Guitar Tango, by The Shadows.
UK pop star and actor Mike Sarne is reported in the press as stating that, "The pop scene is disgusting. The hypocrisy is incredible and the entire showbiz scene seems to be controlled by rank amateurs."
Bob Dylan appears at the Hootenanny held in Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, and hosted by Pete Seeger. This show features the first performance of Dylan's song A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall.
Ray Charles plays in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The concert is filmed and will eventually be released as the DVD Live In Brazil.
The Geordie Beat Show, a package tour featuring Manfred Mann, The Merseybeats, Joe Cocker and The McKinleys, plays at the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, Gene Vincent and Karl Denver are playing during a season at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
TV rock show Where The Action Is in the USA features We Five and Round Robin.
The Wynton Kelly Trio with Wes Montgomery record Unit Seven, Four On Six and What's New? at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Verve Records.
Gerry and The Pacemakers record Hallelujah I Love her So, Tomorrow, We'll Walk Hand In Hand and I'll Make It All Up To You in EMI Recording Studio, Abbey Road, St John’s Wood, London, England, UK. (Hallelujah I Love her So is a Ray Charles composition).
The Cream play at The Action House, Long Beach, New York, USA, supported by Canned Heat, who have stepped in at the last moment to replace Moby Grape.
San Francisco [Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair] by Scott McKenzie reaches No1 in the Popular Singles chart in New Zealand for the first of five weeks.
Donovan opens a coast-to-coast American tour with a concert at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA.
Pop duo Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are starring in the musical Golden Rainbow, at The Shubert Theater in New York City, USA.
The classic line-up of Jefferson Airplane plays its last date together at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA. The show is broadcast on radio by KSAN.
The Time and J.T. Taylor are among the artists appearing on tonight's edition of the tv show, Soul Train, in the USA.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Nirvana play at The Motor Sports International Garage, Seattle, Washington, USA, supported by The Melvins, Dwarves and Derelicts. A classic photograph of Kurt Cobain in tears is taken backstage after the show by Ian Tilton of Sounds magazine.
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On his Secret World Tour, Peter Gabriel plays at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA.
Be-bop jazz guitarist Sal Salvador dies of cancer in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. As well as pursuing an acclaimed solo career, he worked with Stan Kenton, Sonny Stitt and others.
Bob Dylan's album Love And Theft enters the UK pop albums chart where it will peak at No3 during a five-week run.
The San Francisco Blues festival, a two-day event, begins at The Great Meadow, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, USA. Artists appearing on this day include Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm, Billy Preston and Barbara Lewis, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady of Hot Tuna, The Hoodoo Kings with Tabby Thomas, Eddie Bo and special guest Tab Benoit.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Corn Exchange, King's Lynn, UK.
Super Furry Animals play at The Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK.
The Revivals play at The Colosseum, Coventry, UK, supported by Four Kings.
Brad Paisley performs in The Walt Disney Showcase event at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Elton John also puts in a cameo appearance.
Chatham County Line play at The Cluny, Newcastle, UK.
Howard H. Scott, a member of the Columbia Records team that introduced the long-playing vinyl record in 1948, dies aged 92 of cancer in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.
Nick Lowe plays at The Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Lowell plays at The Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Celestial Wolves play at Music City, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
ODESZA play at Amoeba Music, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Rock Or Bust tour, AC/DC play at BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, supported by Vintage Trouble.