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The musical comedy Foxy Grandpa, based on a popular newspaper cartoon strip, is playing at Haverley's 14th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances.
Virginia Louise Williams is born in Portland, Oregon, USA. She will find success as jazz singer and group leader Midge Williams, fronting the group Midge Williams and Her Jazz Jesters.
Billy Cotton and his Orchestra record You Were Meant For Me, Carolina Moon and Huggable, Kissable You, in London for Decca Records.
Jazz piano maestro Ramsey Lewis is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin, is presented during a run of 1,147 performances at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Freddie Slack records The Brown Danube for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Nat Gonella And His Swingtette are heard performing live at the Tivoli Theatre, Hull, England, UK, Europe, in a broadcast on the BBC Light Programme radio service.
Singer and songwriter Paul Slade is born in Guildford, Surrey, UK.
Birmingham Bounce by Red Foley is the new No1 single on the Billboard Best-Selling Retail Country And Western Records Chart in the USA.
The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
The Betty Driver Show is broadcast on BBC tv in the UK, with guests including Geoffrey Sumner, Tom Macaulay, Harry Jacobson, The Petersen Brothers, Elizabeth Maude and an orchestra directed by Eric Robinson. Although long-popular as a big band vocalist, Betty Driver will find her greatest fame as Betty Williams (aka Betty Turpin) in the long-running tv soap Coronation Street.
Buddy Holly and The Crickets record Not Fade Away and Everyday at producer Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, New Mexico, USA. Not Fade Away is based on Bo Diddley's influential Hambone guitar riff, as heard on his song Mona.
Sarah Vaughan and The Jimmy Smith Trio begin a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Jackie Wilson begins a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Modern Jazz Quartet plays in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers record The Freedom Rider, Uptight and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
Neil Sedaka plays the first of four nights at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
James Brown plays the third night in a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by Pigmeat Markham, The Sensations and Yvonne Fair.
Chuck Berry (backed by The Nashville Teens) play in Sheffield, UK, supported by Carl Perkins (also backed by The Nashville Teens) and The Animals, Kingsize Taylor and The Dominoes, and The Swinging Blue Jeans.
The Dexter Gordon Quintet records Hanky Panky, Clubhouse and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Memphis Slim, The Alex Harvey Soul Band plus Long John Baldry and the Hoochie Coochie Men play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
Frank Sinatra completes recording sessions for his Reprise Records LP September Of My Years in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of his next movie, Frankie And Johnny, at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Velvet Underground and Nico, Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable and the Mothers Of Invention play the first of three nights at the Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Pretty Things play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Talismen.
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.
Count Basie plays the second of two nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who plead not guilty in Manhattan Criminal Court, New York City, USA, to a charge of kicking a policeman during an on-stage scuffle in a New York concert. They are released on bail.
Led Zeppelin play the first of three nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Jazz pianist Bill Evans records The Dolphin - Before, in San Francisco, California, USA, for Verve Records.
The second day of the three day long Ozark Mountain Folkfair is held at Oak Hill Ecopark, Eureka Springs, Kansas. Artists appearing over the course of the event include The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, The Earl Scruggs Revue, John Lee Hooker, Lester Flatt And Nashville Grass, Big Mama Thornton, John Hartford, Mance Lipscomb, Clifton Chenier, James Cotton, Johnny Shines, Jimmy Driftwood and others.
Crash’n’Burn, Canada's first punk rock club, opens in Toronto, Ontario. The club has been started by pioneering Canuck punk combo The Diodes. In the coming months it will host gigs by The Diodes, The Viletones, Teenage Head, The Nerves, The Poles, Dishes and others.
Bob Marley plays at The Uptown Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Joan Armatrading plays at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe, supported by Kim Beacon.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) play at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Yngwie Malmsteen is among the artists playing at the Pink Pop Festival, Holland, Europe.
Sepultura play at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK, supported by Cerebral Fix.
The Lighthouse Family re-release Ocean Drive, the title track from their debut album, Ocean Drive, in the UK. Having flopped the previous year, it will now prove to be a major hit, peaking at No11 in the UK singles chart.
Photographer Robert Rosen files a lawsuit against Chris Brown claiming that the singer's bodyguards assaulted him outside a Los Angeles, California, USA, gym on March 13.
Heather Nova releases her eighth album, 300 Days At Sea, in Europe.
Beat Connection play at 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth, UK.
Japanese four-piece Taffy release a double A-side single Tumbling / Boys Don
Bastille play at The Evolution Festival, Newcastle, UK.
Bruno Mars plays at the Save Mart Center, California State University, Fresno, California, USA.
Nine Inch Nails play at The Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
On their Live On Earth 2016 World Tour B.A.P. play at Big Top, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Big Thief release their debut LP Masterpiece, on Saddle Creek Records.