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The North American Phonograph Company issues its first commercially available musical recordings.
Josephine Gassman And Her Pickaninnies play at The Chutes And Zoo, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are The Gillen Family, Madeline Franks, Powers And Freed, Carroll The Whistler and The Samayoas.
Dezider Hoffman is born in Banska Stiavnica, Hungary (now Slovakia), Europe. He will find international success as photographer Dezo Hoffman
, shooting acclaimed sessions with artists as diverse as The Beatles
, The Rolling Stones
, Dusty Springfield
, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, The Kinks
, The Shadows
, Tom Jones
, Jimi Hendrix
, Frank Sinatra
, Bob Marley
, Duke Ellington
, Louis Armstrong
, Elton John
, Omar Sharif and Pink Floyd
is playing at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
It is reported that a recent survey of music-buying habits in Southern California, USA, has revealed that a substantial proportion of jazz, blues and r'n'b records are now being bought by "Spanish and mixed-nationality" buyers whereas they were previously bought almost exclusively by Negro buyers. This change is attributed to the fact that several prominent radio deejays including Hunter Hancock
(KFVD), Joe Aadams (KOWL) and Gene Norman (KLAC) are now playing this type of music to their audiences. Deejay and shop owner John Dolphin of KGFJ reports that about 40% of his retail business now comes from white buyers.
A survey published in Hollywood, California, USA, reveals that white and hispanic music fans on the west coast are now responsible for up to 40% of sales of music released by black r'n'b artists. Credit for this phenomenon is given to a group of local radio deejays including Hunter Hancock on KFVD, Joe Adams on KOWL and Gene Norman on KLAC who have prominetly featured the music on their shows.
It is reported that consternation is being caused in the music business by so-called 'noise and sound' records. These are records on which modern recording techniques such as echo chambers, speeded up and reversed tapes are being used to create new sounds. Traditional songwriters and publishers are reported as being concerned that their efforts are being ignored in favour of 'noise and sound' releases.
The musical Love From Judy
is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
UK pop newspaper the NME reports that because the performers are having difficulty finding suitable material to record, the rock'n'roll fad will soon be over.
is headlining during a week of shows at The Howard Theater in Washington DC, USA, supported by The Dells.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones
is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
Nat King Cole
plays during five nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
, featuring Neil Young
, play the third of nine consecutive nights at the Fourth Dimension, Fort William, Manitoba, Canada.
Joanie Sommers is playing during a ten-day stint at The Adriatic Sea, San Jose, California, USA.
plays the second of two nights at The Cheetah, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Emerson, Lake And Palmer
(E.L.P.) embark on a tour of the USA which will prove to be among the most expensive in history.Their entourage includes a seventy-piece orchestra.
Working Week play at The Dominion, London, UK, Europe.
, former drummer with The Beatles
, and his wife Barbara Bach, attend the charity premiere of the movie Wild Geese 2 in London, England, UK, Europe.
play at The Cleveland Rib Burn-off, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, supported by Journey.
On their Pump
play at Cooper Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
On her Blond Ambition
plays the second of two nights at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
play at The Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Hal play at The Venue, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
plays at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK.
Multi-award-winning jazz vocalist Clare Teal
plays at Epsom Playhouse, Epsom, UK.
Just after midnight, Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen of U2
, perform a brief, unannounced live set in La Osteria, a small bar in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, North America.
plays at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, England, UK, Europe, supported by China Crisis.
On his 35th Anniversary Transform tour,
plays with the Dark Star Orchestra at The Dark Star Jubilee, Legend Valley, Thornville, Ohio, USA.