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Musical comedy The Storks is playing at The Dearborn Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is advertised as, "A fest of fun, delightful music, pretty girls."
The musical revue Maid In America, with songs by Sigmund Romberg and Harry Carroll is playing during its ninth week at The Palace Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Columbia Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, USA, presents a burlesque show featuring The Social Maids with their 'sensational number' The Jelly Roll, described as 'the hit of the season'. The same show also offers Stone And Pillard - The Dancing Demons.
Popular singer Bessie Wynn, aka "The Venus With The Velvet Voice", is starring at The Majestic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show also features The Crisps and The Four Jansleys.
Norman Dale Baker is born in Springfield, Illinois, USA. He will find success as jazz trumpeter and arranger Buddy Baker, working with big band stars including Harry James, Stan Kenton, Jack Teagarden and Bob Crosby.
Roy Fox And His Band record Without That Certain Thing in London, UK.
Life magazine runs an article about Benny Goodman's band performing at the Madhattan Room in New York City, USA. Goodman's star trumpeter, Harry James, will later turn the title of the article, Life Goes To A Party, into a song.
Bob Crosby And His Orchestra perform live on the The Camel Caravan radio show in New York City, USA.
The Escorts with Abe Lyman And His Californians record She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain and Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane for Bluebird Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra are playing at The Paradise Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Ralph Morrison is playing at The La Salle Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Duke Ellington Orchestra and Sarah Vaughan play at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Milt Buckner And His Trio open at The Bandbox, New York City, USA.
Peter Potter, host of tv show Juke Box Jury in the USA, blasts r'n'b music, declaring, 'All rhythm'n'blues records are dirty and as bad for kids as dope.' [censorship]
Chess Records of Chicago, Illinois, USA, begins moving in to its new office and studio building at 2120 South Michigan Avenue.
Bob Dylan starts performing regularly at the Monday night hootenanny in Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
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The Harold Quinn Trio is playing during a three week engagement at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
At Chess Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Chuck Berry records Come On, Go Go Go and other tracks. Come On will be covered by The Rolling Stones, giving them their first hit single in the UK.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Avant garde jazz composer Sun Ra records the album The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra, for Savoy Records in New York City, USA.
The very first rock'n'roll concert to be held at The Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, features Jackie Wilson, Bo Diddley, The Coasters, The Drifters, Jerry Butler, The Castells, The Flamingos, The Skyliners, The Marvelettes, Bobby Vinton, Gene Pitney, Ketty Lester and Big Maybelle. MC for the evening is deejay Porky Chedwick.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record Cotton Tail at Bell Sound Studio, New York City, USA.
Marvin Gaye, Martha And The Vandellas, The Contours, Mary Wells, The Miracles, The Supremes and Little Stevie Wonder play at Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
When The Gene Krupa Quartet plays at The Metropole, New York City, USA, the show is broadcast live on radio as part of the All-Star Parade Of Bands New Year Show.
Gene Shaw records Ain't That Soul, Days Of Wine And Roses and other tracks at Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Muddy Waters releases a new album, After The Rain, on Cadet Records in the USA.
Bandleader and recording artist Barney Rapp dies aged 70 in Cincinnatio, Ohio, USA, and will be buried in the Memorial Mausoleum, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan.
Cheap Trick play the second of two sold-out nights at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia. The shows are recorded and the resulting album, At Budokan, will propel Cheap Trick into the forefront of contemporary rock bands.
BBC-tv in the UK broadcasts the first annual British Rock & Pop Awards, which will eventually become known as The Brits or the BRIT Awards. This first edition included Dave Dee, Georgie Fame, Mary Hopkin, Hank Marvin and Dusty Springfield.
The Jam play at The Royal Court, Liverpool, UK.
Billy Joel plays the first of two nights at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Jay McShann Trio with Hank Crawford begins a week-long residency at The Jazz Showcase, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Beth Orton plays at The Octagon, Sheffield, UK, she is supported by Liverpool band Shack.
Dave Matthews And Friends play at The Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Emmylou Harris.
On their Hot Fuss tour, The Killers play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Eels play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Streets play at the O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK.
Alice Cooper plays at the Royal Theatre, Canberra, Australia.
Sami Samir Hassoun is in court in Chicago, Illinois, USA, charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to detonate an explosive device. Hassoun had planted a device in A rubbish bin outside Wrigley Field as a concert by The Dave Matthews Band was coming to an end.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at The Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
It is reported that Chicago R'n'B superstar R. Kelly has been hospitalized after undergoing emergency surgery to drain an abscess on one of his tonsils. The procedure, which was carried out at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital, has obliged Kelly to give up performing for an unknown period.
Jill West And Blues Attack play at The Twin Oaks Lounge, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA.
Gary Numan plays at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
St. Vincent plays at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Knife play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne play at The Charter One Pavilion At Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Protomartyr and The Gotobeds play at The Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Avenged Sevenfold play at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe, supported by Disturbed.