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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.
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.
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.
Ralph Morrison is playing at The La Salle Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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]
of Chicago, Illinois, USA, begins moving in to its new office and studio building at 2120 South Michigan Avenue.
The Harold Quinn Trio is playing during a three week engagement at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
And His Orchestra are playing at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, 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
And His Orchestra record Cotton Tail at Bell Sound Studio, New York City, 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.
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.
The Jam play at The Royal Court, Liverpool, UK.
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.
play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
plays at the Royal Theatre, Canberra, Australia.
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.
and The Gotobeds play at The Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois, USA.