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The musical comedy The Singing Girl, with music by Victor Herbert and lyrics by Harry B. Smith, opens at The Casino Theatre on Broadway and 39th Street, New York City, USA, where it will run for 80 performances.
The Moonlight Maids Burlesquers are playing during a week of shows at The Empire Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Tommy Christian And His Orchestra are playing during a three-month engagement at The Mounds Country Club, East St. Louis, Illinois, USA, operated by the notorious St. Louis gangster William Patrick 'Bow Wow' McQuillan.
Rockabilly star Johnny Carroll is born in Cleburne, Texas, USA.
Musical duo Rex And Rita appear in the variety revue Take A Peep at The Pavilion Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
A Jazz At The Philharmonic concert, starring Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Roy Eldridge, Gene Krupa and others, plays at Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USA. An attempt was made to segregate black fans at the venue, but JATP Director Norman Granz said the concert would not go ahead unless the audience was mixed.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
The Four Blazes and The Freddie Mitchell Combo play during a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Dinah Washington is playing at The Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California, USA.
Fred Ahlert, composer of such standards as I Don't Know Why, I'll Get By and I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter dies in New York City, USA.
Kenny Graham's Afro-Cubists record Beguine, Tempo Medio Lento, Saga Boy and Bongo Chant in London, UK, for Esquire Records.
Fabian and Dee Clark play the first of three nights in The Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Brazilian songwriter and singing star Dolores Duran arrives home at 7.00am, says to her maid. "Don't wake me. I'm tired. I'll sleep until I die." She then retires to bed and promptly dies in her sleep of a heart attack, attributed to an overdose of barbiturates.
Johnny Mathis plays at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia, during a run of ten nights.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
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.
LaVern Baker, The Mar-Keys, The Halos, Little Caesar And The Romans, The Sims Twins, Johnnie And Joe, Wade Flemons, Rickey Allen and The Starlets are playing during a week-long engagement at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Plaza, Worthing, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
R'n'b vocal group The Flamingos play the ninth of thirteen nights at The Peppermint Lounge West, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Beatles EP [extended player] Anocher De Un Dia Agitado [A Hard Day's Night] is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England, UK.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience do a TV recording for Ready Steady Go, in London, England, UK, Europe.
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The musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, is performed at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,847 performances.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
The 5th Dimension play at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA.
The Velvet Underground play the first of three nights at The Vulcan Gas Company, Austin, Texas, USA.
The Jacques Loussier Trio plays at The Fairfield Halls, Croydon, UK.
Boz Scaggs, The Youngbloods, Flash Cadillac AndThe Continental Kids and Tucky Buzzard play the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, california, USA.
Filming begins on rock movie That’ll Be The Day, at Butlins Holiday Camp in the Isle Of Wight, England, UK, Europe, starring David Essex, Ringo Starr, Billy Fury, Dave Edmunds, and The Who’s Keith Moon.
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John Lennon spends the third 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.
New Model Army play their first-ever gig, in Bradford, England, UK, Europe.
Saxophonist Sonny Rollins plays at the Jazz Jamboree in the Congress Hall, Warsaw, Poland, Europe.
On the Shot Of Love tour Bob Dylan plays at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Gillan play at The O asis Leisure Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Everything But The Girl play at The Civic Hall, Guildford, England, UK, Europe.
On their second British tour of the year R.E.M. play at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the last of three nights at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
Garth Brooks plays the third of six nights at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their Fireworks tour, Angra play at Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
While driving home from a recording studio, Kanye West is involved in a serious car crash near the W Hotel in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The incident, in which West's jaw is broken, will provide inspiration for his debut single, Through The Wire.
Folk musician, comedian, actor and broadcaster Tony Capstick is found dead, aged 59, at his cottage in Hoober, near Wentworth, South Yorkshire, UK.
Warpaint play at The Kazimier, Liverpool, UK.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at the Arena, Oberhausen, Germany, Europe.
Prince appears on tv show Jimmy Kimmel Live, then plays a mini-concert outside the Kimmel studio on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA. Later in the evening, he plays a 'secret show' at the 200-capacity Sayers Club in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Attendees at the show include Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, and Will.I.Am.
Touring in support of their fifth album, Moms, Menomena play at Neurolux, Boise, Idaho, USA.
On her ArtRave : The Artpop Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays the first of three nights at The O2 Arena, London, UK, supported by Lady Starlight.
Max And Harvey play at Slimefest 2017, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, bringing the tour to an end.