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Florodora, billed as "The Greatest Musical Hit Ever Recorded Here", is presented at The Columbia Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA. The newspaper adverts proclaim, "See the six pretty maidens".
King Dodo, featuring "A great galaxy of stunning show girls and an orchestra of twenty musicians" is playing at The Columbia Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Music trade magazine Billboard in the USA notes the coming trend in music with the headline, 'Teenagers Demand Music with a Beat - Spur Rhythm and Blues.'
The Dick Clark C aravan of Stars, featuring Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker, Freddy Cannon, The Shirelles, Gary U.S. Bonds and Johnny And The Hurricanes, plays the second of four nights at the State Fair, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Tex Ritter with producer Lee Gillette and an orchestra conducted by Ralph Carmichael, records Strange Little Melody, in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The teen beach movie musical Bikini Beach, starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Little Stevie Wonder and The Pyramids, is released in the USA.
The Beach Boys play at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Sonny And Cher.
Gravel-throated ex-New Christy Minstrel turned protest singer, Barry McGuire, takes Eve Of Destruction to the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA No1 position for one week. On the same day he reaches No1 in the Cash Box magazine chart.
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Psychedelic band Malachi play at The Questing Beast, 2504 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes for his next movie, Speedway, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, USA. The film also stars Nancy Sinatra.
Tennessee Ernie Ford plays a gig in Molile, Alabama, USA.
Country Joe And The Fish, Buffalo Springfield and Canned Heat play at Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA. This proves to be Buffalo Springfield's final live gig.
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The Dave Pell Octet plays at Donte's club, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Spirit play the fourth of five nights at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by T.I.M.E. and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy.
Iron Butterfly play the third of four nights at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Trini Lopez is playing during three weeks at Harrah's, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Spooky Tooth play the last of three nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Rhinoceros.
Hank Brabley plays at The Freight And Salvage Coffee House, 1827 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Cuyahoga River in Ohio, one of the most polluted waterways in America, catches fire, triggering a crack-down on pollution in the river. This incident will provide inspiration for Randy Newman's 1972 song Burn On, R.E.M.'s 1986 song Cuyahoga, and Adam Again's 1992 song River on Fire.
Country Joe And The Fish play at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Ray Charles plays at The Fairgrounds Pavilion, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, with The Raelettes and The Ray Charles Orchestra.
Carl White, singer and songwriter for r'n'b/novelty group The Rivingtons dies of acute tonsillitis at home in Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Tusk tour, Fleetwood Mac play the second of two nights at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On the Purple Rain tour, Prince And The Revolution play the fifth of six nights at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Bruce Springsteen and Madonna join Prince onstage for the performance of Baby I'm A Star.
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On their Yellow And Black Attack tour, Christian Metal band Stryper play at The Tower Theater, Houston, Texas, USA.
Guns N'Roses play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On his Trash Tour, Alice Cooper plays at The Armory, Salem, Oregon, USA.
All-female soul/r'n'b quartet En Vogue reach No2 in the Billboard singles chart in the USA with their debut single, Hold On.
BBC-tv in the UK broadcasts an advertisement for itself in the form of a lavish all-star single Perfect Day, featuring Lou Reed, Bono, David Bowie, Suzanne Vega, Elton John, Boyzone, Emmylou Harris, Dr. John, Robert Cray, Joan Armatrading, Tom Jones. The song was composed by and originally released by Lou Reed in 1972.
Maroon 5 play the first of three nights at Carling Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK.
Bob Dylan And Merle Haggard play the fourth of five non-consecutive nights at the Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
On the second leg of their Unleashed tour, Fleetwood Mac play at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rihanna, Ke$ha and Travie McCoy play at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah, USA.
When Miley Cyrus plays at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania, a female fan rushes onstage and hugs her before security men step in and drag him away.
The trial of Dr Conrad Murray, on charges of involuntary manslaughter, begins at Los Angeles Supreme court, Los Angeles, California, USA, presided over by Judge Michael E Pastor. Dr Murray attended Michael Jackson on the day he died.
It is announced in Los Angeles, California, USA, by insurance broker Lloyds Of London that their $17.5m breach of contract lawsuit against the estate of Michael Jackson has been settled.
Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac fame is presented with an icon award from music-rights management group Broadcast Music Inc at the annual BMI Pop IAwards in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. Adam Levine, Sheryl Crow, Lady Antebellum and Shakira pay tribute to Nicks with performances of her songs.
Real Estate play a brief set at Amoeba Records, San Francisco, California, USA, and later play a full set at The Fillmore.
On their History Of The Eagles tour, The Eagles play the first of two nights at Harveys Outdoor Arena, Stateline, Nevada, USA.
On her Demi World Tour, Demi Lovato plays at The Amway Center, Orlando, Florida, USA, supported by Christina Perri.
Pharrell Williams receives the 2537th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Taylor Swift performs Out of the Woods, Wildest Dreams, Shake It Off and Blank Space for an audience of just 100 competition-winning fans during an intimate performance organised by radio station Nova 96.9, in Nova's Red Room, Hamilton Island, Australia, Oceania.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at The Warfield, San Francisco, California, USA.
Elton John and Lady Gaga perform live on Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, California, USA, as a thank you to the City of West Hollywood for its support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
On the Latin American leg of their WorldWired tour, Metallica play at Hipódromo de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, South America, supported by Victimized.
It is reported that Selena Gomez has completed a two-week treatment course in New York State, USA, for issues relating to depression and anxiety.
Justin Timberlake plays at the Save Mart Center, Fresno, California, USA.
Billie Eilish plays at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
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