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Violinist Marion George and cornettist C.H. Chenoweth are among the artists appearing at The Unique Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical comedy The Sultan Of Sulu is presented at Wallack's Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 192 performances.
Peanut The Kidnapper records Silver Spade Blues and Swagger Woman Blues for Melotone Records in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
UK music weekly Melody Maker reports that Carroll Gibbons is to give up leading popular jazz group The Savoy Orpheans.
Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band with singer Neva Raphaello play at the London Jazz Club in Mack's Restaurant, 100 Oxford Street, London, UK. Also on the bill is Mick Mulligan's Magnolia Jazz Band with vocalist George Melly.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing at The Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during a seven week stand.
Bill Coleman is born in Hamilton, Ohio, USA. he will find acclaim as blues/soul-R'n'B singer, songwriter, harmonica-guitar player Billy 'Harp' Hamilton.
Episode No23 of Club 88 Starring Peggy Lee, is broadcast on radio in the USA, featuring Louis Prima as Lee's guest.
The Solitaires and Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, play at an Alan Freed rock'n'roll spectacular in the State Theater, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Ray Charles releases a new single, Heartbreaker, in the USA on Atlantic Records.
The Chordettes are playing during two-weeks of shows at Beverly Hills Country Club, Southgate, Kentucky, USA.
The Andy Doll Band is playing in Decorah, Iowa, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Marion Worth And George Morgan record Please Help Me I'm Falling, Toos Busy Saying Goodbye, Slowly and Stolen Love Is The Beginning Of The End, in Columbia Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The tracks are produced by Don Law, and the band consists of lead guitarists Grady Martin and Wayne Moss, rhythm guitarists Kelso Herston and Ray Edenton, bassists Harold Bradley and Joe Zincan, steel guitarist Pete Drake, drummers Buddy Harman and Willie Ackerman, and pianists Floyd Cramer and Bill Pursell.
Sam Cooke has a recording session at RCA Studios, Los Angeles, USA, working on the song Yeah Man.
The Three Sounds are in Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, recording tracks for their Mercury Records album Three Moods.
The Who appear on UK tv show Top Of The Pops, in Studio A, BBC Television, Manchester, performing I Can't Explain. They also play at Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, London, UK.
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The Moody Blues play at The Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London, UK.
The Beatles continue the UK section of filming their second movie, Help!, provisionally titled Eight Arms To Hold You, at Twickenham Film Studios, near London.
The Soul Agents, featuring vocalist Rod Stewart, play at the Esso Recreation Club, Fawley, UK.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Quicksilver Messenger Service open at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Tennessee Ernie Ford and The Good Time Singers are playing a three week engagement at Harrah's, Lake Tahoe, California, USA.
Valleri by The Monkees reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Fleetwood Mac play at The Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles is interviewed at Apple HQ, London, England, UK, Europe, by David Wigg for BBC Radio 1 show Scene And Heard.
Black Sabbath play at Mothers Club, Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Pitney, Clodagh Rodgers and Badfinger play at The Odeon, Doncaster, England, UK, Europe.
Thin Lizzy play at the Town Hall, Melksham, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Arrival.
On the first night of their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA, supported by The Fabulous Poodles who are harassed off the stage by fans after only a few songs.
Aspiring new artist Prince releases a new single, Still Waiting, in the USA, which peaks at No65 on the Billboard r'n'b chart.
Elton John is awarded a gold disc in New Zealand, Oceania, for for his album Jump Up.
Michael Jackson steals the show with his moonwalk across the stage at the Motown 25 celebration concert in the Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California, USA. The show, which also features Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Four Tops and The Temptations, will be transmitted two months later.
Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour plays at The Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
The Power Station release their debut LP, The Power Station (aka The Power Station 33 1/3), on EMI Records in the UK.
Marc Conners of Canadian a capella group The Nylons dies of AIDS in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Faith No More play at St. Andrews, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On their Parachutes tour, Coldplay play at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Bob Dylan wins a Best Song Oscar for Things Have Changed which appears in the soundtrack of the movie Wonder Boys.
British band The Bees release their debut album, Sunshine Hit Me, on We Love You Records in the UK. It will earn them a Mercury Music Prize nomination.
The Decemberists play at Cane's Bar And Grill, San Diego, California, USA.
Noel Gallagher makes his first live first appearance since the collapse of Oasis with the first of a run of Teenage Cancer Trust gigs at The Royal Albert Hall, London.
On their The E.N.D. World Tour, The Black Eyed Peas play at The Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
Azealia Banks releases her debut EP, 212, on Polydor Records in the UK.
Bastille play at Concorde 2, Brighton, UK.
On their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia.
On his Purpose World Tour Justin Bieber plays at The MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las vegas, Nevada, USA.
On her 39-date LA To The Moon tour Lana Del Rey plays at The Lollapalooza Brazil Festival, Autodromo de Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
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