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The first stage production of The Wizard Of Oz
is playing at The Grand Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Blues vocalist Bumble
records Ramblin' With That Woman in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Jennings And His Talented Musicians play in a New Year's Dance at The Rocking Chair Ballroom, Kimberly, Idaho, USA.
The Three Deuces Club, a popular jazz venue, burns down in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The club was a speakeasy located at 222 North State Street. Its name was inspired by a well known mob-run brothel at 2222 South Wabash Avenue, known as The Four Deuces.
And His Matchless Music play at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Janis Lyn Joplin is born at St. Mary's Hospital, Port Arthur, Texas, USA. She will find success as rock-blues vocalist Janis Joplin
of San Francisco band Big Brother
And The Holding Company, before going on to a solo career.
dies aged 76 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. She is
perhaps best-remembered as the composer of the ragtime piano
favourites Pickles And
and Wireless Rag.
Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker
plays the fifth night of a two-week engagement at The Blue Note
Club in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
opens at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
At EMI headquarters in Manchester Square, London, UK, The Beatles
record their first appearance on the influential European radio station Radio Luxembourg
Controversial stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce is arrested at The Gate Of Horn
, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for performing an obscene show. Also on the bill is folk singer and songwriter Fred Neil
And His Orchestra, featuring no less than eleven saxophones, spends the first of two days recording tracks for the Vee-Jay Records
LP Tickle Toe in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Lalo Schifrin contributes to the musical arrangements.
The Rolling Stones
continue recording tracks at Chess Studio
, Chicago, Illinois, USA, before boarding an evening flight to Los Angeles, California.
sets a new sales record when he plays at The Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, with Count Basie
, Quincy Jones
and The Oscar Peterson
Trio. During Sinatra's performance of I've Got You Under My Skin, the screaming of women in the audience becomes so loud that the show has to be temporarily halted.
is playing the second of five nights at Club Laurel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
and Carla Thomas
appear as the King And Queen of The 37th Annual Bud Billiken Day Parade in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The James Cotton
Blues Band plays the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground
[aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Holy Om.
The New Riders of the Purple Sage
, Charlie Musselwhite and Mickey Hart And His Heartbreakers play the last of three nights at the Family Dog, San Francisco, Cal;ifornia, USA.
Jazz musician, composer and record producer Quincy Jones
is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The new Billboard
No1 R'n'B single in the USA is Ain't Nobody by Rufus with Chaka Khan.
The U.S. Postal Service issues a Josh White
32c Stamp, followed by a Smithsonian Institution Tribute Concert on the National
Mall in Washington, DC, USA.
Sir Paul McCartney
launches his first cookbook, The Meat Free
Monday Cookbook, published by Kyle Books.
Multiple Grammy winner Michael Buble
releases his sixth studio album, Kanye West
spends a third day in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, undergoing psychiatric evaluation, following a week of cancelled shows, onstage outbursts and generally 'erratic behaviour' including physical attacks on colleagues.