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The Fisk University Male Quartet records Old Black Joe, Swing Low Sweet Chariot and other songs for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Chu Chin Chow, billed as 'A Musical Tale of the East in Fourteen Scenes - Company of 300' is playing at His Majesty's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 2238 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.
Sam Morgan's Jazz Band records Short Dress Gal, Bogalousa Strut, Down By The Riverside and Over In The Glory Land for Columbia Records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Dorothy Veronica Langan is born in Rahway, New Jersey, USA. She will find international acclaim as the songwriter and singer Dory Previn.
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup records That's Your Red Wagon and She's Gone at RCA Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois, 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.
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.
Louis Armstrong With The Commanders records Zat You, Santa Claus?, Cool Yule, Someday You'll Be Sorry and The Gypsy, for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Blues singer, guitarist and recording artist Carolina Slim, [aka Lazy Slim Jim, Jammin' Jim, Paul Howard and Country Paul] dies of a heart attack in St. James Hospital, Newark, New Jersey, USA, while undergoing surgery for back problems.
The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in San Antonio, Texas, with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell.
Package tour The Biggest Show Of Stars For '60, featuring Brenda Lee, Duane Eddy, Fabian, Chubby Checker, Freddy Cannon and Bill Black's Combo, plays at The Garrett Coliseum, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
Marlene Dietrich plays the last of eight nights at The Shubert Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Her musical director on these shows is Burt Bacharach.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Matt Monro and his manager Don Black are staying at The Savoy Hilton Hotel.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
Ray Charles plays the last of three nights at the Palais des Sports, Paris, France, Europe.
Marvin Gaye performs Stubborn Kind Of Fella on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Crickets record Love Is Strange and Pretty Blue Eyes, in Western Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA, for Liberty Records.
Fantasy Records open the city's first commercial recording studio in San Francisco, California, USA.
Barefoot songstrel Sandie Shaw hits the UK No1 slot with There's Always Something There To Remind Me. It will remain at No1 for three weeks.
The Everly Brothers play at the Odeon, Cardiff, Wales, in the Brian Epstein-promoted Star Scene 65 tour, supported by Liverpool hitmakers Cilla Black and Billy J. Kramer.
Bob Dylan plays at the Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island.
Quicksilver Messenger Service and Big Brother and the Holding Company play at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Ransom Knowling, a New Orleans-born blues bass player best-remembered for having played on Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's classic That's All Right, dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fairport Convention record the track Reynardine in London, UK, for their Island Records album Liege And Lief.
Boz Scaggs, The Youngbloods, Flash Cadillac AndThe Continental Kids and Tucky Buzzard play the first of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, california, USA.
The Velvet Underground play at Southampton University, Southampton, Hampshire, UK.
Curved Air play at Starkers, Devizes.
The Grateful Dead play the second of two nights at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
John Lennon spends the second of five days in Record Plant East Studios, New York City, USA, recording tracks for his album Rock'n'Roll, which had been abandoned when producer Phil Spector unexpectedly quit the project. The band on these sessions includes guitarists Jesse Ed Davis and Eddie Mottau, pianist Ken Ascher, bassist Klaus Voormann, drummer Jim Keltner and percussionist Arthur Jenkins.
Dire Straits begin a North American tour at the Commodore, Vancouver, Canada.
Tom Waits plays the second of four nights at The Dominion, London, England, UK, Europe.
Touring in support of their second LP, The Small Price Of A Bicycle, The Icicle Works play at Rainbow Rocks, Stirling University, Stirling, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Inner City Unit play at The Roxy Roller Rink, Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK, Europe.
The Men They Couldn't Hang begin a 20-date British tour at Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, England, UK, Europe.
Eric Clapton finishes shooting a video for his upcoming single Pretending, in Los Angeles, California.
Malmesbury-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum plays a live concert at The Odeon Concert Club in Cleveland, Ohio.
Hullavington-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum appears on the Parkinson Show.
Noah And The Whale release their debut single 5 Years Time on Mercury/Vertigo Records in the UK.
Elton John and Leon Russell perform together at The BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Sara Barellies performs at the Democratic Rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, in the presence of President Obama.
During her tour of British cathedrals, Laura Marling plays at Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield, UK.
Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright play at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Katy Perry plays at The iHeartRadio Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA. As part of the intimate performance she takes part in a Q+A session about her new album, Prism.
Graham Parker And The Rumour play at The O2 Academy, Leeds, UK.
North Atlantic Oscillation play at The Hoxton Bar And Kitchen, London, UK.
Ed Sheeran attends the premiere of his movie Jumpers For Goalposts at a cinema in Leicester Square, London, England, UK, Europe. The movie is a documentary filmed during his sell-out three night stand at Wembley Stadium.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays the first of two nights at Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA.
On their No Filter tour, The Rolling Stones play the second of three non-consecutive nights at U-Arena, Paris, France, Europe.