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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.
Radio announcer George Hay invites fiddler Uncle Jimmy Thompson to play on WSM Radio in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The success of Uncle Jimmy's playing will lead to a new radio show, The Grand Ole Opry.
The Savoy Ballroom opens at 4733 South Parkway, Chicago, Illinois, USA. From now until 1940, there will be continuous music supplied by two bands per night, featuring such jazz greats as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Count Basie.
Geeta Ghosh Roy Chowdhuri is born in Faridpur, East Bengal, India, Asia. She will find fame as Bollywood singing star Geeta Dutt.
Ambrose And His Orchestra record Who Am I?, For The Sake Of The Days Gone By and Joey The Clown, at The Small Queen's Hall, London, UK, for HMV Records.
Rising club singer Billie Holiday, aged 19, makes her debut at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York. Heading the bill are Pops & Louie, along with the Five Sensational Dancing Charlottes, Billy Maples and his Orchestra, and Pigmeat Markham.
Rising club singer Billie Holiday, aged 19, makes her debut at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA. Heading the bill are Pops And Louie, along with The Five Sensational Dancing Charlottes, Billy Maples And His Orchestra, and Pigmeat Markham.
The musical comedy Hellzapoppin', starring Olsen and Johnson closes at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a total run of 1404 performances at three different theatres.
The Alan Ayres Dance Orchestra plays at The Hospital Staff Social Club First Staff Ball in The Assembly Rooms, Tamworth, UK.
Austin Powell and The James Boys Quartet are playing during two weeks of shows at The Ebony Club, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
Alone [Why Must I Be Alone] by The Southlanders enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK. It will peak at No17 during a ten-week run on the chart.
Bennie Green records Bye Bye Blackbird, On The Street Where You Live and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA.
The Dynamics, a rock'n'roll band playing around the Gering-Scottbluff area of western Nebraska, USA, are formed. Their bass player/singer, Randy Meisner, will in due course join The Eagles.
The Detours, featuring future leader of The Who, Pete Townshend, begin a regular weekly residency at The Grand Ballroom, Broadstairs, Kent, UK.
Aretha Franklin releases a new single, Trouble In Mind, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Buddy Bair And His Orchestra with vocalist Elaine Powell are playing during a three-week booking at The Skyway, Hotel Peabody, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Rolling Stones are punished for turning up late to two BBC radio shows, Top Gear and Saturday Club. The Corporation bans them from live shows. "If the BBC are upset," fumes rebel youth Mick Jagger, "we're sorry. We don't want anyone to be upset with us. If necessary, we will apologise."
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Jerry Lee Lewis spends the first of three days filming for the teen-oriented movie Be My Guest, at Pinewood Studios in London, UK. Steve Marriott, later to find success with The Small Faces, appears as the film's co-star with David Hemmings. Also featured in the movie, which features a soundtrack written by Shel Talmy, are The Nashville Teens and The Niteshades.
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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The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
Jazz trumpeter Don Cherry records the album Live Ankara, during a live gig at the American Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, for Sonet Records.
Traffic play at The Anderson Theatre, New York City, USA.
The Eagles play at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, supported by J.D. Souther.
Elton John plays the last of three nights at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
George Thorogood And The Destroyers play in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Filming continues on the Prince movie Purple Rain in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
On their Shout At The Devil tour, Motley Crue play at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On their The Present tour, The Moody Blues play at The Coliseum, Spokane, Washington, USA.
On their Eliminator tour, ZZ Top play at The City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK, Europe.
Promoting their debut LP, Night Of A Thousand Candles, The Men They Couldn't Hang play at Essex University, Colchester, England, UK, Europe.
UFO play at The University, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Madonna's steamy hotel bedroom video for Justify My Love is banned by MTV.
Metallica release Garage Inc, a 27-song double album of cover versions, in the UK.
Baby One More Time by Britney Spears is certified as a nine times platinum album in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Lostprophets play at Leeds University, Leeds, UK.
Arctic Monkeys play at Unit, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Patch William release their debut LP, Patch William, on iTunes.
Beach House play a sold-out show at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, UK.
Field Music play the first of two nights at Koko, London, UK, supported by Sweet Billy Pilgrim.
Rihanna releases her sixth album, Talk That Talk in Japan and India, Asia.
Vitalic plays at Loftas, Vilnius, Lithuania, Europe.
Guns N'Roses play the eleventh night of a twelve-show residency at The Joint Inside Hard Rock Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran go trailwalking in Franklin Canyon, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Taylor's bodyguard in tow.
Katy Perry posts a Twitter message criticising Australian papparazzi and, in particular, Jamie Fawcett, for harassing her recently on Obelisk Beach in Sydney, Australia.
Handsome Jack play at The Riot Room, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
On their 107-date End Of The Road World Tour, Kiss play at Newcastle Number 1 Sports Ground, Newcastle, Australia, Oceania.
On her Madame X tour, Madonna plays the eighth of ten shows at The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On tour in support of their album Leylines, Rising Appalachia play at Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, New York State, USA.