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A Chinese Honeymoon, billed as 'The English Musical Sensation' is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 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.
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.
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.
Furry Lewis records John Henry, Black Gipsy Blues and Creeper's Blues, in The Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, for Vocalion Records.
Doc Williams, with Cy Williams, records I Love You Little Darling, Prisoner At The Bar, One Heart One Life and There's A Mother Always Waiting, at James M. Black Studio, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA.
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.
T-Bone Walker plays the sixth night of a two-week stay at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Nick Reynolds of the Kingston Trio marries his girlfriend Joan in San Francisco.
Only The Lonely by Roy Orbison is the highest new entry into the Music Week UK Top Ten singles chart, rising from No13to No5.
Popular vocalist Tommy Leonetti is playing during a two-week engagement at The Red Lion Inn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
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."
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.
Bo Diddley is in Birmingham, England, UK, Europe where, wearing a gold brocade suit, he mimes to Pretty Thing for the tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars, which will be transmitted six days later. As well as Bo, The Duchess and Jerome Green, the show also features Freddy Cannon, Mike Berry, The Big Three, The Tornados and Pete Maclaine And The Clan.
Jazz saxophonist and composer Ken Vandermark is born in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA.
Manfred Mann record Sha La La at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. The song is a cover version of an American hit by The Shirelles.
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The Black And White Minstrel Show is playing during a season at Victoria Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
The musical comedy The Happy Time is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
The original line-up of Jefferson Airplane plays its last date together at Winterland, San Francisco, California. The show is broadcast on radio by KSAN.
On their first North American tour, Abba play at San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
Slow Train Coming by Bob Dylan peaks at No3 in the Billboard US Top 40 albums chart, during a thirteen-week run.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Agridome, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
John Lennon signs to Geffen Records in the USA, who have agreed to release his album Double Fantasy.
U2 play another gig in their weekly residency at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Harry Warren, composer of such songs as September In The Rain, I Only Have Eyes For You, Lullaby Of Broadway, Chatanooga Choo Choo, You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby, I’ll String Along With You and many others, dies in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Diana Ross is playing during a week of shows at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
The Pogues play at The Palais, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Restless and Lash Lariat And The Long Riders.
Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Cougar Mellencamp, Lou Reed, Billy Joel, Foreigner, Joni Mitchell, Ry Cooder and others perform at the fund-raising Farm Aid concert in Champaign, Illinois, USA. They raise $10m for America’s hard-pressed dustbowl farmers.
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Jazz pianist Cecil Taylor plays the first of two nights at The Bechstein Concert Hall, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Ozzy Osbourne appears, with his mouth gagged, in an advertisement for a British television charity event, Children In Need. His wife Sharon promises viewers that Ozzy will raise funds by abstaining from swearing for twenty four hours.
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.
John Cale plays in Schouwburg, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
The Revivals play at The Colosseum, Coventry, UK, supported by Four Kings.
Katy Perry releases the album One Of The Boys in the UK on Virgin Records. It includes the major hit single, I Kissed A Girl.
R'n'B vocalist Lyfe Jennings is jailed for three and a half years by a court in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The sentence relates to a violent altercation with his former girlfriend in 2008, which ended in a high-speed car chase with police.
Barenaked Ladies play at The HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Popular 1950s singer Eddie Fisher dies aged 82 after complications from hip surgery in hospital in Berkeley, Calfornia, USA.
Guitarist John Du Cann, best known as a member of Atomic Rooster, dies following a suspected heart attack.
Japandroids play at Gleiss 22, Munster, Germany , Europe.
Coexist, the second album by The xx enters the Official Album Chart in the UK at No1, on first week sales of 58,266 copies.
The Young Sinclairs play at The Cake Shop, New York City, USA.
Ariel Pink releases a video for the song Put Your Number In My Phone.
Erasure release their 16th LP, The Violet Flame, on Mute Records in the UK.
Celestial Wolves play at Music City, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
On her Live 2016 Tour, Adele plays the third of six nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Official Charts Company data reveals that combined sales and streams of Sampha's album Process rose by 517 per cent in the chart week following the South London singer/songwriter's acclaimed Hyundai Mercury Prize win. Accordingly, demand for the album saw it shoot up spectacularly from No.152 last week to No.7 on this week’s Official Album Chart
Rhys Lewis is among the artists playing at The Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
On their This House Is Not For Sale Tour, Bon Jovi play at the Rock In Rio Festival, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America, supported by The Kills.