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Weber's Olympia Vaudeville Company, featuring Elenoro Falk And Chorus, Midgeley And Carlisle, Muzuz And Mazette, The Carmen Sisters, Whitlaw And Howard and The Raschetta Brothers, is playing at The Bijou Theatre, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
A Chinese Honeymoon, billed as 'The English Musical Sensation' is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
Chu Chin Chow, billed as 'A Musical Tale of the East in Fourteen Scenes - Company of 300' is playing at His Majesty's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 2238 performances.
Garrett Mimms is born in Ashland, West Virginia, USA. He will find success as pioneering soul vocalist Garnet Mimms whose 1963 hit Cry Baby, will peak at No4 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.
Pioneering blues singer and guitarist Robert Johnson records 32-20 Blues in San Antonio, Texas, for Vocalion Records.
The musical revue Boys And Girls Together, with music by Sammy Fain, is playing at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 191 performances.
The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
Orrin Tucker And His Orchestra open for a month at The Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The revue An Evening With Beatrice Lillie is presented at The Booth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 276 performances. As well as its actress-singer star, the show features piano duettists Eddie And Rack.
Eddy Howard And His Orchestra are playing at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dinah Washington, Bill Bailey, The All American Jazz Stars (Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Beryl Booker, James Tillman, Keeter Betts and Jimmy Cobb), and The Royals are playing at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ruth Brown and Willis 'Gator Tail' Jackson play at the Sunset Terrace Ballroom, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Christmas Alphabet by popular vocalist Dickie Valentine enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK at No12. During a run of seven weeks on the chart, it will become the first Christmas song to reach No1 in the UK.
Two detectives serve controversial American tv and radio deejay Alan Freed with a subpoena to appear before the New York District Attorney, in ongoing investigations into payola in the music business.
Louis Armstrong, Red Allen, Lil Armstrong, Buster Bailey, Mae Barnes, Eddie Condon, Bud Freeman, Bobby Haggart, Milt Hinton, Mead Lux Lewis, Jimmy McPartland, Kid Ory, Gene Krupa, Minns And James, Pee Wee Russell, Johnny St. Cyr, Zutty Singleton, Joe Sullivan and Jack Teagarden star in the Dumont Show Of The Week tv special, Chicago And All That Jazz, on the NBC-tv network in the USA.
The Platters appear on tv's Steve Allen Show in KFMB Studios, San Diego, California, USA.
The Beatles record Please Please Me at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London, UK.
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The Motor Town Special, a two-month long all-Motown package tour featuring The Miracles, The Supremes, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, The Contours, The Marvelettes, Martha And The Vandellas and Little Stevie Wonder, plays a date in The Skating Rink, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Leon McAuliffe and His Swingin‘ Western Band play at The Western Way Club, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA.
The Detours play at The Town Hall, Acton, London, England, UK, Europe. The group will find much greater success after they evolve to become The Who.
The Beach Boys play at New Haven Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Brenda Lee plays at The Adephi, Dublin, Eire.
Electric Blues guitarist and vocalist Bernard Allison is born.
The Platters are playing during a two-week engagement at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Townes Van Zandt plays at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
In an effort to tighten security at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, an inter-office memo decrees that "visitors will be signed in by a production person, for a production function, at the time of that function, and the visitor will be the responsibility of the person signing.".
San Francsico band Jefferson Airplane play the second of four nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, with Buddy Guy and Junior Wells.
Caravan play at The Winter Gardens, Malvern, UK.
Prince releases a new single, Dirty Mind, from the album of the same name, in the USA.
Bob Dylan appears on BBC2-tv show The Old Grey Whistle Test in the UK.
Shock-metal band W.A.S.P. releases the album Live In The Raw in the USA.
John Hiatt plays at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The main tower of The Sands Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, is demolished. In the mid 60s, owned by aviation mogul Howard Hughes, The Sands was the center of entertainment in Las Vegas, featuring Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, Milton Berle, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Lena Horne, Johnny Mathis, Peggy Lee, Patti Page and many more.
Whitney Houston performs I Learned From The Best on The Oprah Winfrey Show, at Harpo Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
Jenny And Johnny [Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice] play at The O2 Academy 2, Newcastle, UK.
The Promise by Bruce Springsteen reaches No1 in the German Album Chart.
The Saw Doctors play at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK.
Beyonce releases a new DVD - a full-length concert film of her I Am ... World Tour.
Jean Michel Jarre plays at The Zenith, Amiens, France, Europe.
Jools Holland plays the first of two nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, supported by Rumer.
The View play at The Academy 2, Oxford, UK.
Umphrey's McGee play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lanterns On The Lake play at The Brundell Social Club, Leeds, UK.
Kodaline play at Day And Night, Manchester, UK.
Born Blonde release their debut album, What The Desert Taught You, on Moriarty Records in the UK.
Blair Dunlop releases his debut album, Blight And Blossom on Rooksmere records in the UK.
Scott Weiland plays at The Highline Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Jason Mraz plays at The Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany, Europe.