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The musical comedy The Rogers Brothers in Central Park, plays at The Victoria Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 80 performances.
The musical play A Country Girl, or Town and Country, with music by Lionel Monckton and additional songs by Paul Rubens, is performed at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 729 performances.
The "scintillating musical comedy" Sally In Our Alley is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 100 performances.
The Liberty Belles - described as "pretty, talented, graceful girls" - are appearing for the second of three nights at The Los Angeles Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA.
RKO Radio Pictures musical film The Vagabond Lover, starring Rudy Vallee, premieres in the USA. The film's most memorable songs are You're Nobody's Sweetheart Now and If You Were the Only Girl in the World.
The musical comedy movie Nix On Dames, with original music by Abel Baer and L. Wolfe Gilbert, is released to cinemas in the USA by the Fox Film Corporation.
Count Basie And His Orchestra play at the Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ray Charles Robinson [later to find fame as Ray Charles] is paid $82.50 for playing piano on a Swing Time Records session at Universal Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
Carmen Cavallaro And His Quartet are playing during two weeks at The Night And Day Club, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America, with a wage packet of $4,000 per week.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays at The Empire Theatre, Chiswick, London, with Chris Barber's Jazz Band and Ottilie Patterson.
Controversial American deejay Alan Freed faces the first of two days of being grilled by Senate investigators determined to get to the bottom of his involvement in the music industry's payola scandal.
Merle Travis appears live on US tv's The Ford Show, duetting with his host Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Johnny Cash opens at The Cave Supper Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Billy Fury, Eden Kane (backed by Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers), The Allisons, The Karl Denver Trio, Shirley Douglas and (somewhat confusingly) Mike Dee And The Jaywalkers play at The Apollo, Ardwick, England, UK, Europe. At this point in their career, Mike Dee's Jaywalkers include Ritchie Blackmore, later to play with Deep Purple, on guitar.
Bobby Taylor with Charlie And The Jives releases a new single, Seven Steps To An Angel / Ubangi Stomp, on Hour Records in the USA.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein writes to Thom Keyes of Christ Church, Oxford, UK, advising him of the group's current rate of charges for shows as follows, "The Beatles' fee at present is, for midweek appearances, '50, and weekends '60. Their playing time is one hour which can be divided into two half-hour sessions."
Jazz drummer Yoron Israel is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will work with Kenny Burrell, Larry Coryell, Tony Bennett, David 'Fathead' Newman, Ahmad Jamal and many others.
Nino Tempo records King Kong, Together and Carryin' A Torch, for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
The Dave Clark Five play in the Opera House, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Moody Blues play at Battersea College of Technology, Battersea, London, UK.
The Dave Clark Five play at The Opera House, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Appalachian old time banjoist Frank Proffitt, an inspiration to many younger players, dies aged 52 in Vilas, North Carolina, USA. His early death has been described as tragic, but details are hard to find. He has been widely credited as the man who, in 1938, first popularised the song Tom Dooley, later to provide a huge hit for The Kingston Trio.
The instrumental track for a song called It's Over Now is recorded by Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and assigned to The Dalton Boys.
The Singers' Circle with Barry Olivier play at The Jabberwock, Berkeley, California, USA.
The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
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.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
Timothy Michael Hawryluk is born in Spirit River, Alberta, Canada. Under the name Tim Howar, he will find success as an actor, singer and dancer, well-known in musical theater. After fronting the band Van Tramp, he will join Mike And The Mechanics as a vocalist and co-songwriter.
Tilly Devine, a notorious madam and wealthy crime syndicate member, dies of cancer, aged 70, at the Concord Repatriation Hospital in Sydney, Australia, Oceania. Her infamous doings will inspire the 1990 Icehouse hit single Miss Devine.
Bob Dylan plays at the Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, Fort Worth, Texas.
George Thorogood And The Destroyers play in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
On his Serious Moonlight tour, David Bowie plays at Athletic Park, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania.
For the final show of her Wild Heart tour, Stevie Nicks plays at Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) play at The University, Warwick, England, UK, Europe.
Tom Odell is born in Chichester, West Sussex, UK. He will find success as a singer-songwriter in 2012.
Carl Perkins plays at The Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz singer June Tyson, who worked with keyboardist and bandleader Sun Ra for many years, dies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Elvis Costello plays at The State Theatre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Jenny And Johnny [Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice] play at The O2 Academy 2, Birmingham, UK.
Pixie Lott begins her Crazy Cats Tour at Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland.
Beach House play a sold-out show at Trinity, Bristol, UK.
Justin Bieber plays at the Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England, UK.
Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood play at The Marine Messe, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
A line-up of mostly indie musicians comes together at The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, California, USA, to perform The Complete Last Waltz, a tribute to the Band's marathon farewell concert. The players include Nels Cline of Wilco, Dave Dreiwitz of Ween, Joe Russo of Furthur, Erick Slick and Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog, Ira Elliot of Nada Surf, Jason Abraham Roberts of Norah Jones' band, Cass McCombs, Trixie Whitley and Marco Benevento.
A launch party for a new Eminem mix-tape release, ShadyXV, is held at the Mikey Likes It Ice Cream parlour in New York City, USA. Specially for the occasion, the parlour creates a limited edition Eminem Ice Cream including Detroit-related ingredients such as Michigan cherries, Sanders hot fudge and Vernors ginger ale.
Online auction company Paddle8 announces that the Wu-Tang Clan has sold the only copy of their album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin to a private investor for a record figure "in the millions". It later transpires that the buyer is controversial pharmaceutical company boss Martin Shkreli who stumped up $2m.
On their World Citizen tour, My Life Story play at The New Adelphi Club, Hull, England, UK, Europe.