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Entertainment on offer at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA, includes violin, harp and xylophone group Les Frasettis, plus 'The European Sensation' of The Miles Stavordale Quintette, which specialises in 'The most perfect imitation of the human voice ever attained on musical instruments'.
Fiddler Will Batts, who will find fame as co-leader of The Memphis Jug Band, is born in Michigan, Mississippi, USA.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
Blues guitarist and producer John Henry Fortescue, aka Guitar Shorty, is born in Belhaven, North Carolina, USA.
The musical revue Thumbs Up! plays at The St. James Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 156 performances.
Giovanni Domenico Scafone Jr. is born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He will find success as 50s rockabilly and pop star Jack Scott.
Les Hite's California band, and Slim Gaillard's novelty group, play the first night of a week at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Pima Native American Ira Hayes, one of the American soldiers who helped raise the US flag at the battle of Iwo Jima, Japan, dies of exposure and alcoholism in Sacaton, Arizona, USA. Hayes' tragic story will serve as the basis for the Johnny Cash hit The Ballad Of Ira Hayes.
The song Jana-Gana-Mana by poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore is adopted as the national anthem of India.
The American-Yiddish musical revue Bagels And Yox is playing at The Holiday Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 208 performances.
Arthur Rowberry And His New Orchestra, with vocalist Larry Gretton, play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
Ray Humphreys And His Orchestra with "Singing Star" Mavis Jones play at The Floral Hall, Southport, near Liverpool, UK.
Noah Kaminsky of Brooklyn, New York City, gets a brand new guitar for his sixteenth birthday. It will help him along the road to becoming Neil Diamond.
Bob Dylan and his friend Fred Underhill arrive in a wintry New York City, USA, having driven from Madison, Wisconsin, in a four door Pontiac. That night he performs a couple of songs at Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village, where Fred Neil is also playing. After the show owner Manny Roth asks the audience if anyone can offer Dylan and Underhill somewhere to sleep that night.
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Paul Anka continues a three-week season at Coconut Grove, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tony Bennett is playing during a one week engagement at the El San Juan Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
The Searchers begin a weekly radio series on Radio Luxembourg in the UK.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows release a new single, I'm The Lonely One, in the UK on Columbia Records.
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Fiddler Pawlo Humeniuk, the undisputed king of Ukrainian-American popular music, dies, aged 80.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Big Brother And The Holding Company play the first of three nights at the Soul City Club, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Carol Channing opens in Hello Dolly at Penn Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The show will run for four weeks.
Earl 'Fatha' Hines is playing during a long engagement at The Colonial Tavern, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Daydream Believer by The Monkees rises from No4 to No2 in the Go-Set National Top 40 Singles Chart in New Zealand, Oceania. It is held off the No1 slot by The Beatles with Hello Goodbye.
The Monkees are working on the songs Lady's Baby and My Song In 7, at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Del Reeves, with Bob Montgomery as producer, records Wonderful World Of Women, My Can Do Can't Keep Up With My Want To, Your Lily White Hands and The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Buddy Rich plays the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Buddy Miles and psychedelic soul pioneers Rotary Connection.
Australia's first rock festival begins today. A two-day event attended by 6,600 fans, the Pilgrimage For Pop, at Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania, has only 26 arrests for misbehaviour. Acts performing are Leo De Castro And Friends, Levi Smith's Clefs, Max Merritt And The Meteors, The Nutwood Rug Band, Doug Parkinson In Focus, Wendy Saddington, Jeff St John And Copperwine and Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs.
Electronic music pioneer Dr. Robert Moog launches his latest product, the Minimoog synthesiser, designed as an affordable, portable, simplified electronic instrument. It will become the first synthesizer sold in retail stores, finding popularity with progressive rock and jazz musicians and wide use in disco, pop, rock and electronic music.
Genesis, Atomic Rooster and Nick Dr ake play at Ewell Technical College, Surrey, England, UK, Europe.
When NRBQ play at Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, the gig is recorded and will (eventually) be released as the album Ludlow Garage 1970.
Darryl Hall and John Oates play the first of four nights at The Venue, London, UK.
Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour plays the first of two nights at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Blues singer-guitarist Thunderbird Davis dies aged 52, of a heart attack while playing onstage at The Blues Saloon, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
A green bra is thrown at Joe Nichols while he performs Brokenheartsville at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. This believed to be the first time an undergarment has ever been thrown on stage in Opry history.
In their ongoing $75m court battle arising out of their disagreements on a recent tour, rapper Jay-Z files a countersuit against singer R. Kelly.
R'N'B singer Akon is forced to take shelter in a nearby Burger King when a throng of fans surround him in a street in London, England, UK, Europe, becoming so agitated that they smash a window. Akon is smuggled out of the building's back entrance.
The Maccabees play at KOKO, London, UK.
Florence And The Machine play at The Summer Soul 2012 Festival, Arena Skol Anhembi, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
M83 play at The O2 Academy, Oxford, UK.
Trampled By Turtles play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Daughter play at Hackney Empire, London, UK.
VAMPS play at Zepp Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
Celine Dion is playing at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
On their The End World Tour, Black Sabbath play at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, Europe, supported by Rival Sons.
Radio station HITS 105 in Texarkana, Texas, USA, announces that it has banned Madonna from its airwaves in response to her comments at the Women's March four days earlier in Washington DC, USA.
Mark E. Smith, leader of The Fall, dies at home aged 60.
On their The Rise of Chaos tour, Accept play at Komplex 457, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
On their Villains World Tour, Queens Of The Stone Age play at The Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with Eagles Of Death Metal.