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The operetta Chris And The Wonderful Lamp by popular composer John Philip Sousa premieres in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
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.
Musical comedy The Little Duchess, with music and lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Reginald De Koven, is playing at The Casino Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 136 performances.
Folk singer, writer, actress, photographer and environmental activist Katie Lee is born in Tucson, Arizona, USA. She is perhaps best-remembered for her humourous albums Songs of Couch and Consultation (1957) and its sequel Life is Just a Bed of Neuroses (1960).
The Bently Boys record Down On Penny's Farm, in Johnson City, Tennessee, USA, for Columbia Records. Bob Dylan will adapt this song, using it as the basis of Maggie's Farm.
Popular pianist and bandleader Charlie Kunz plays the third of seven nights at The Hippodrome, Lewisham, London, UK.
Young blind boy Ray Charles Robinson (later to become superstar Ray Charles) is enrolled at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St Augustine.
The musical revue Boys And Girls Together, with music by Sammy Fain, is playing at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 191 performances.
Musical duo Rex And Rita appear in the variety revue Take A Peep at The Pavilion Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
The Billy May Orchestra is playing during three weeks at The Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, 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.
Hey Joe by Frankie Laine reaches No1 in the UK Popular Singles chart.
The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
It is reported that the Detroit-based Tamla-Motown Records is setting up a national distribution network following its recent successes on the Billboard singles chart.
Izzy Young of The Folklore Center, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, conducts another in his series of early interviews with Bob Dylan.
Phil Everly heads the bill on a package tour at The ABC, Croydon, UK. The show is supposed to star The Everly Brothers, butDon Everly collapsed after a suicide attempt in London's Savoy Hotel. Other acts on the bill include Frank Ifield, Ketty Lester and The Vernons Girls.
The Yardbirds record the album Five Live Yardbirds at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
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The Hollies appear on UK tv kids' show, Crackerjack.
The Association are playing during two weeks at The Ice House, Glendale, California, USA.
The 4 Tops, The Temptations, Martha And The Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Jr. Walker And The All-Stars, The Marvelettes, The Spinners, Kim Westen, Willie Tyler And Lester play in the Motortown Revue, at The Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
The Byrds record the song Space Odyssey, often cited as the first rock track to feature a Moog synthesiser.
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.
Black Sabbath play at The Mayfair, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.
Sugar Babies - The Burlesque Musical, starring Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney, is presented at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1208 performances.
Iron Maiden play at The Stadthalle, Freiburg, Germany, Europe, supported by Motley Crue.
Uriah Heep are working on their sixteenth LP, Equator, at Jacobs Studios, Farnham, England, UK, Europe.
On their second British tour of the year R.E.M. play at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Thompson Twins play at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Nirvana begin a UK tour at Goldwyn's Suite, Birmingham, UK.
Iron Maiden play at The Newport Centre, Newport, Wales.
Gabriel Gomez, half-brother of Los Lobos singer Cesar Rosas, goes on trial in Los Angeles for the murder, a year earlier, of his half-sister, Cesar's wife Sandra.
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.
Celtic Thunder play at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at the Arena, Oberhausen, Germany, Europe.
Saves The Day play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA supported by Bayside and I Am The Avalanche.
Yngwie Malmsteen plays at The Bluebird Theatre, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, the debut album by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, reaches No1 in the UK Albums Chart.
Two registered charities in the UK, the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust and the Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Trust, announce that they are about to close, and that their funds will be redistributed to other charities. Their decision to close comes in the wake of allegations that the now deceased DJ and tv personality Savile was a serial sex offender.
Madina Lake, The Super Happy Fun Club and Fearless Vampire Killers play at The Garage, London, UK.
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.
Sugar Ponies release a new single, Give This Girl A Break, in the USA.
On their From The Cradle To The Grave tour, Squeeze play at The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, with their 'very special guest' Dr John Cooper Clarke.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays the second of two nights at Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA.
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