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The Belle Of New York, billed as "The World's Greatest Musical Comedy" is presented at The California Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Roy Rogers, with Jimmy Wakely's Rough Riders, records Chapel In The Valley, You Waited Too Long, Nobody's Fault But My Own and No Matter What Happens My Darling, for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Today's edition of Down Beat magazine runs a story under the headline 'Buddy Rich Gets Face Bashed In'. The item refers to an incident in which the drummer, Buddy Rich, was assaulted and battered by thugs in Manhattan, New York City, USA. The thugs were acting on the instructions of Frank Sinatra, who had recently fallen out with Rich during a gig at The Astor Hotel.
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Nat King Cole records Route 66, Straighten Up And Fly Right, (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons and Embraceable You in Capitol Recording Studios, 151 West 46th Street, New York City, USA.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley movie, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
With surf music beginning to take off, The Mar-Kets (aka The Marketts) release a new single, Surfer's Stomp, on Liberty Records in the USA.
Bluegrass legends Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs (aka Flatt And Scruggs) with vocalist Jerry Scoggins, record The Ballad Of Jed Clampett for Columbia Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Nat King Cole records French and Japanese versions of Autumn Leaves, Spanish and Italian versions of You Are So Amiable, and a French version of Passing By, at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. There are three guitarists on the session - Laurindo Almeida, Bobby Gibbons and Al Hendrickson.
The Beach Boys play at Nashville Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Avenue North 37201, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Beach Boys begin a North American tour at The Community Concourse, San Diego, California, USA, supported by Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs, Sonny And Cher and Ian Whitcomb.
Elvis Presley is filming his next movie, Paradise Hawaiian Style at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Country blues musician Don Garrett plays at The Questing Beast, 2504 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Byrds record the song Space Odyssey, often cited as the first rock track to feature a Moog synthesiser.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the James Cotton Blues Band and Albert King play at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Big Brother And The Holding Company, featuring Janis Joplin, record Catch Me Daddy and Farewell Song, for their Columbia Records debut album Cheap Thrills.
The Steve Miller Band plays the first of three nights at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported on this night by Odds Ends.
Taj Mahal and The Youngbloods play the fifth of seven nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The United States of America play the fourth of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Rockets.
Janis Joplin And The Kozmic Blues Band play in The Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at The Colisee Pepsi Parking lot, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
At Mount Hood Community College, during the first annual Mount Hood Jazz Festival in Gresham, Oregon, USA, a specially assembled band performs a tribute to Steely Dan, playing an entire set of songs composed by the Dan's Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. A studio re-recording of the tracks played at the event will be released six years later by Warner Bros as The Hoops McCann Band Plays The Music of Steely Dan.
Joni Mitchell plays at Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, with Stevie Nicks, play at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine, California, USA.
Jefferson Airplane play in the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
Motley Crue play at Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Thunder, an 18-minute ballet by The Joffrey Ballet, based on the Prince song Thunder from his 1991 LP Diamonds And Pearls, premieres in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the first of five nights at the El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA. In his Never-ending Tour schedule this is concert No932.
The Best Disco In Town tour, featuring Chic, The Pointer Sisters, Candi Staton, The Emotions, The Three Degrees, Evelyn 'Champagne' King and Boney M, plays at Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield, England, UK.
Spencer Dryden, drummer of Jefferson Airplane, dies of cancer, at home in Petaluma, California, USA, aged 66.
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From First To Last play at El Torreon, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Green Day play at Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Film music composer Herman Stein dies aged 91 of congestive heart failure at his home in Los Angeles, California, USA. He found success as the composer of music for many 1950s science-fiction and horror films from Universal Studios, including This Island Earth and It Came From Outer Space.
In an interview with Billboard magazine, former Guns N'Roses frontman Axl Rose states categorically that either he or guitarist Slash would have to die before their old band could get back together.
Katy Perry plays at The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, Glen Phillips from Toad The Wet Sprocket, Mat Scannell from Vertical Horizon and others play a benefit concert in Los Angeles, California, USA, to raise money for singer-songwriter Kelly Buchanan who is suffering traumatic brain damage sustained while playing street-hockey.
Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil is arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). He is taken to Clark County Jail with bail set at $2,000.
Sleep play at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Thrones.
Slayer and Megadeth play at Stechert-Arena, Bamberg, Germany, Europe.
On their first tour together in over twenty years, the surviving members of The Beach Boys play at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA.
Justin Bieber plays at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
Fleetwood Mac play at The TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Veruca Salt play at The Independent, San Francisco, California, USA.
During the fourth leg of her Piece Of Me residency, Britney Spears plays at The Planet Hollywood Theater Of The Performing Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Madame Tussauds unveil a new wax figure of Taylor Swift in celebration of her latest album ‘1989’ at Madame Tussauds, Hollywood, California, USA.
Opening the North American leg of their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California, USA, supported by Icona Pop.
Dave Grohl and Slash are among those paying tribute to Motorhead frontman Lemmy at his funeral in Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetary, Los Angeles, California, USA. Others in attendance include Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich from Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford, Anthrax frontman Scott Ian, Brian May of Queen and Gene Simmons of Kiss.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays at The Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
On their Villains World Tour, Queens Of The Stone Age play at The Rockhal, Luxembourg, Europe.
On his No More Tours II tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, supported by Megadeth.
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