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Alexandra Park in London, UK, is opened to the public. The park is named after Alexandra of Denmark, who married Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales, four months earlier. The construction of the proposed Alexandra Palace will begin in September 1865.
On behalf of sound recording pioneer Emile Berliner
, young recording engineer Fred Gaisberg sets sail on the liner Umbria from New York City, USA, for Liverpool, UK, where he hopes to promote Berliner's products and ideas. He will join The Gramophone Company as its first recording engineer.
George Miller is born in the Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find fame as outrageous bluesman Curly 'Barefoot' Miller
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.
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.
is born in Waipahu a sugar cane plantation East of Honolulu, Hawaii. After moving to the USA he will find success as the jazz-band drummer for Louis Armstrong
's All-Stars band.
and His Band continue their residency at The Cafe De Paris, London, UK.
Rex Stewart's Big Seven record Bugle Call Rag, Solid Rock, Cherry and Diga Diga Doo for H.R.S. Recordings in New York City, USA.
The Count Basie
Orchestra plays during a two-week engagement at The Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Sunset Productions starts shooting on the teen-oriented movie Shake, Rattle And Rock!
, featuring performances by Fats Domino
, Joe Turner, Choker Campbell, Tommy Charles and Anita Ray.
plays at Freedomland, the Bronx, New York City, USA.
The Rolling Stones
begin a recording session in Regent Sound Studio, Denmark St, London, UK.
Judge Mervyn A. Aggeler finds in favour of Chicago-based Vee Jay Records at the end of a court dispute in which Capitol Records
was contesting Vee Jay's right to issue material by The Beatles
in the USA. Capitol had been contending that Vee Jay had violated their agreement by altering and repackaging the album Introducing The Beatles
, with Eric Clapton
on lead guitar, play the last of five nights at the Lugano Hotel, Lugano, Switzerland, Europe.
is born in Norfolk, England, UK. Dickinson will find some success as a musician and singer-songwriter with the band Catherine Wheel before becoming a solo artist. He is the paternal cousin of Iron Maiden
frontman Bruce Dickinson.
Fiddler On The Roof, starring Luther Adler and Dolores Wilson, is running during a lengthy engagement at McVickers Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Blues Roll On, a three-part survey of the blues in Britain, put together by Alexis Korner
, is broadcast in the UK by BBC Radio 3. The programme includes, among other things, a pre-recorded live version by Fleetwood Mac
of Mean Old World.
plays the third night in a week of shows at the Variety Club, Batley, UK, Europe.
The rock musical Hair
(which includes a scene with a fully nude cast) is presented during a run of 1,997 performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe. The cast includes Marsha Hunt, Paul Nicholas, Sonja Kristina and Jimmy Winston.
is playing during six nights at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, England, UK, Europe.
plays at The Starwood Amphitheatre, Toronto, Canada.
The Woodentops play an anti-heroin benefit show at The Mean Fiddler, Harlesden, London, England, UK, Europe.
and his All Starr Band begin a 30-date North American tour at Park Central Amphitheater, Dallas, Texas, USA.
And The Heartbreakers play at Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by The Black Crowes
plays at Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge, Bristow, Virginia, USA.
Spencer Smith and Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco
attend the Comic Con in San Diego, California, USA.
Wiltshire's most successful ever blues band, The Hoax
, play at Maryport Blues Festival, Maryport, Cumbria, England, UK.
, Dierks Bentley, Gladys Knight
, The Doobie Brothers
and Train are among the acts appearing on the first day of The HullabaLou festival at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
On their Live And Loud tour, Rascal Flatts
, supported by The Band Perry
and Cassadee Pope, play at The California Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles, California, USA.