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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.
And His Orchestra record Let 'Er Go, and What's Your Story? [What's Your Jive?] in the 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.
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.
plays the sixth night of a week at The Palms Club, Hallendale, Florida, USA.
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 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.
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."
plays in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The concert is filmed and will eventually be released as the DVD Live In Brazil.
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 Time and J.T. Taylor are among the artists appearing on tonight's edition of the tv show, Soul Train
, in the USA.
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.
'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.
The Revivals play at The Colosseum
, Coventry, UK, supported by Four Kings.
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.
Lowell plays at The Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.