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A Parisian Model, starring popular singer Anna Held, closes at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 179 performances.
The musical comedy The Maid Of The Mountains, with music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, is playing at Daly's Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 1352 performances.
Rudy Dopyera files a patent for a guitar-like musical instrument invented by his brother John Dopyera in Los Angeles, California, USA. The instrument will become known as a Dobro, a staple instrument in the country music genre. Rudy was one of five Dopyera brothers, and the name of the instrument is an abbreviated form of "DOpyera BROthers."
Leonard Lee of hit-making 50s duo Shirley And Lee is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Jimmy McPhail releases a new single, (There Is) No Greater Love on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets becomes the first rock'n'roll song to reach No1 on the Billboard US pop singles chart.
During an American tour, UK skiffle king Lonnie Donegan is backed by the Johnny Burnette Trio for a show in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Evelyn 'Champagne' King, r'n'b and disco vocalist, is born in The Bronx, New York City, USA.
The master of dark musical satire Tom Lehrer plays at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Jackie Wilson, supported by Dion And The Belmonts, Elmore James, and The Vibrations, plays the sixth of seven nights at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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 pianist Elmo Hope records One Mo' Blues, La Berthe and other tracks for his Riverside Records album Homecoming, in New York City, USA.
Jazz vocalist Carmen McRae records Trav'lin' Light, God Bless The Child, Strange Fruit and other songs for her Columbia Records album Lover Man, in New York City, USA.
Muddy Waters, Little Walter and The "5" Royales play the final night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Neil Davidge is born in Bristol, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as a record producer, songwriter and film score composer, working with Massive Attack, David Bowie, Primal Scream and many more.
Elvis Presley's manager, Col Tom Parker, sends a joke letter to RCA Records executive Bill Bullock. He signs the letter 'A Fan' and fulsomely praises Elvis.
Brian Poole And The Tremeloes come to the end of a four-day tour of Scotland.
The Rolling Stones play at The Baltiska Hallen, Malmo, Sweden, Europe.
The musical Charlie Girl is presented at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of over five years which includes 2,202 performances.
Big Brother And The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Blue Cheer and Mount Rushmore play the first of four nights in the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
Ten Years After play the second of three nights at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Pink Floyd release their second album, A Saucerful Of Secrets, in the UK, Europe. This is their first album with new guitarist David Gilmour.
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60s folkie singer-songwriter Tim Buckley dies in Santa Monica, California, USA, after taking an overdose of heroin, which he believed to be cocaine.
Tom Waits is recording his sixth album, Heartattack And Vine, during a month of sessions at Filmways/Heider studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
The Armoury Show play at The Leadmill, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Doctor And The Medics play at Portsmouth Polytechnic, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Girlschool play at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, England, UK, Europe.
When The Smiths end their North American tour at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Laguna Hills, Orange County, California, USA, the stage is invaded by fans.
Sting's solo debut album The Dream Of The Blue Turtles enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No3.
The Pet Shop Boys embark on their first live tour, taking in Hong Kong, Japan and the UK.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith, Metallica, Warrant and The Black Crowes play at The Skydome/CNE Toronto, Canada, to an audience of 60,000.
Ten Years After play at Waterloo Village, New Jersey, USA, supported by Nazareth and Blackfoot.
Soundgarden play on The Green Stage, Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark, Europe.
Pump by Aerosmith is awarded 5x Platinum status in Canada.
The Beach Boys play at Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The three day long Glastonbury festival has its second day at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Acts appearing on the second day include No Dount, Ani Di Franco, Starsailor, The White Stripes, Charlatans, Sterophonics, Vines, Less Than Jake, Beta Band, Orbital, Eric Bibb, Nick Lowe and Robert Plant.
Revered Canadian country music fiddler Jim Hamm dies aged 87 in hospital in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Known as Fiddlin' Jim he is best-remembered for his time with Hank Snow's band.
Mike Curb, founder of Curb Records, is honored with the 2,341st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rumours hit the internet claiming that 80s pop singer Rick Astley, made famous by his hit Never Gonna Give You Up, has been found dead in his hotel room in Berlin, Germany, Europe. Since the death of Michael Jackson, similar rumours have claimed the deaths of Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears.
Gomez play at Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
The Scissor Sisters release their third album, Night Work, in the USA.
Al Di Meola plays at Union Chapel, Islington, London, UK.
On her Femme Fatale tour, Britney Spears plays at The Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
On their Fallen Empires tour, Snow Patrol play at Spandau Citadel, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
On their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at Stadio Rentao Dell'Ara, Bologne, Italy, Europe.
On their 50th Anniversary Tour, Hot Tuna play the last of three nights at The Egyptian Theatre, Park City, Utah, USA.