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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.
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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.
Danny Barcelona 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.
Lew Stone and His Band continue their residency at The Cafe De Paris, London, UK.
Lil Armstrong And Her Swing Band record Lindy Hop and When I Went Back Home for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
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.
A Star Night concert in Briggs Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, features Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Patti Page and Sarah Vaughan. Tickets cost the 25,000 strong audience $4.50 each.
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.
Bill Doggett plays the fifth night in a week of shows at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Bobby Darin plays the sixteenth night in a month long engagement at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, opening for comedian George Burns.
Bobby Darin plays at Freedomland, the Bronx, New York City, USA.
Jan And Dean perform Surf City on tv's Steve Allen Show in KFMB Studios, San Diego, California, 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.
The Yardbirds, with Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play the last of five nights at the Lugano Hotel, Lugano, Switzerland, Europe.
Rob Dickinson 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.
Charlie And Inez Foxx play at The Cromwellian Club, London, England, UK.
Nico (backed by Jackson Browne on guitar) plays at Stanley's in the basement of The Dom, New York City, USA, supported by Tim Buckley.
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Fiddler On The Roof, starring Luther Adler and Dolores Wilson, is running during a lengthy engagement at McVickers Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Detroit Race Riots [also known as the 12th Street Rioting] begin in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Over the next five days, 43 people will die. The Gordon Lightfoot song Black Day In July is about these riots.
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.
Moby Grape, The Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart on vocals, and Mint Tattoo play the first of three nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Country Joe And The Fish play the first of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Roy Orbison plays the third night in a week of shows at the Variety Club, Batley, UK, Europe.
Lonnie Smith releases a new LP, Think!, on Blue Note records in the USA.
Jefferson Airplane play at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
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.
The Ike And Tina Turner Revue, Ten Years After and The Flock play the second of three nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald is playing during six nights at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, England, UK, Europe.
Stanley Turrentine plays the second of six nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Jackson Browne plays in Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Barry Manilow plays at The Starwood Amphitheatre, Toronto, Canada.
The Woodentops play an anti-heroin benefit show at The Mean Fiddler, Harlesden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band begin a 30-date North American tour at Park Central Amphitheater, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The travelling Lollapalooza Festival plays the second of three nights at Irvine Meadows, Irvine, California, USA, with a line-up featuring Jane's Addiction, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Living Colour, Ice-T, Nine Inch Nails, BH Surfers and The Rollins Band.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by The Black Crowes.
Bruce Springsteen plays at Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
James Taylor 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.
Bon Jovi, 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.
Song lyric writer Fran Landesman dies aged 83, at her home in London, England, UK, Europe. Her songs Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most and Ballad Of The Sad Young Men became jazz standards.
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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.
Neil Young And Crazy Horse play at The Stadthall, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play the first of two nights at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at Indonesia Convention Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia.