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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.
Jazz saxophonist and recording artist Joe Henderson is born in Lima, Ohio.
Too Young by Nat King Cole is the current No1 single on the Billboard magazine chart in the USA.
Guys And Dolls is playing at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Harry Belafonte opens for two weeks at The Alhambra, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Singer Jeri Southern comes to the end of two weeks at El Rancho Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Frankie Laine is playing at The Riverside, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Buddy Holly plays rhythm guitar on a recording session by vocalist Jim Robinson at producer Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, New Mexico.
Frank Sinatra records Blues In The Night and One For My Baby at Capitol Records Studio A, Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Jan And Dean release a new single, We Go Togther, on Dore Records in the USA.
Brenda Lee plays the first of three days at Springlake Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
The Avon Cities Jazz Band play at the Swindon Jubilee Carnival Dance in McIlroy's Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Daryl Grand And The Descants and Don Jones And His Music.
The musical Irma La Douce is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
The Flamingos are playing during a lengthy engagement at Robert's Show Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Connie Francis is playing at The Sahara Club, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Muddy Waters, Little Walter and The "5" Royales play the second night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
The Beatles play at The Casbah, West Derby, Liverpool, UK. After this gig, the club closes down.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet records Lonely Mr Broadway, in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
Eddy Arnold records As Usual for his RCA Victor LP My World, in the USA.
The stage musical Man Of La Mancha is playing at the ANTA Washington Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of almost two and a half years.
Blood Sweat And Tears are playing during a season at The Cafe Au GoGo, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Trini Lopez is playing during three weeks at The Latin Casino, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA.
Marvin Gaye plays during a week of shows at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Willard Robison, vocalist, pianist and composer of such songs as A Cottage For Sale, Old Folks and Old Pigeon Toed Joe, dies aged 73 in New York City, USA.
The Velvet Underground play the first of five nights at Max's Kansas City, New York City.
The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.
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.
Tom Waits is recording his sixth album, Heartattack And Vine, during a month of sessions at Filmways/Heider studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play the second of two nights at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms tour plays at The Civic Center, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The Explorers release a new single, Venus De Milo / Another Lost Soul On The Run, on Virgin Records in the UK.
Slayer play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe. This gig will be chosen in 1997 by heavy metal magazine Kerrang! as one of the 100 Greatest Gigs of All Time.
Billy Bragg plays at Cornwall Coliseum, St. Austell, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Hank Wangford Band.
Joe Pass is playing at Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their No Control tour, Bad Religion play in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Glastonbury festival in Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, features Manic Street Preachers, Blur, Paul Weller, Elvis Costello, Oasis, Bjork, Orbital, Radiohead, Johnny Cash. Attendance is 105,000, but the event is marred by several drug-related shootings.
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John Martyn plays the first of two nights at The Jazz Cafe, London, UK.
Smokey Robinson plays in The Tropicana, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
David Cassidy, David Essex, The Osmonds and Les McKeown's 70s Bay City Rollers play at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at the Poble Espanyol, Barcelona, Spain, Europe
During a five-date UK tour, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, plays at The Dome, Brighton, England.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays the first of two nights at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Toronto Jazz Festival, a ten day event, continues at venues in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Artists appearing during the course of the festival include Ziggy Marley, Esperanza Spalding, Bill Frisell, George Benson, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trombone Shorty, Natalie Cole, The Canadian Jazz Quartet and Benny Green.
Tom Odell releases his debut LP, Long Way Down, on Columbia Records in the UK.
On their Get Weird tour, Little Mix play at Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
Ailee, Seventeen, BTOB, Crush and Dynamic Duo play at KCON, in the Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
During the Second European leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany, Europe. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
On their 135-date Wonderful Wonderful tour, The Killers play at Seaclose Park, Newport, England, UK, Europe.
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