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Lucille Saunders, The Great Powell, The Four Otts, Lefebre's Saxophone Quartet and others appear at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Comedy vocalists The Melani Trio, singing and dancing duo Hedrix And Prescott and French singing quartet Les Troubadours Toulousians, are among the entertainments on offer at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Musical group The Mallory Brothers And Brooks, contralto Phyllis Allen, singers The Montmartrois Trio, xylophone soloist Esmeralda and others play at The Metropolitan Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Ambrose and his Orchestra under the title of The Mayfair Hotel Dance Orchestra, record 'S Wonderful, Roll Away Clouds, Somewhere and Song Of The Sea, at Hayes, Middlesex UK, for HMV Records.
Dizzy Gillespie and The Cab Calloway Band come to the end of a two-week engagement at The Paramount Theatre, New York City, USA.
Shep Fields And His Rippling Rhythm record Moon Over Burma (with vocalist Dorothy Allen) and Down Argentine Way (with vocalist Sonny Washburn) for Bluebird Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Frank Sinatra records Love Means Love and Cherry Pies Ought To Be You for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
The movie musical An American In Paris, starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant and Charles Guetary, opens at cinemas in Portugal, Europe.
Victor Young and His Singing Strings record Hi-lili Hi-lo for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sam Cooke has his eighth recording session with the Soul Stirrers at Master Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. They record I'll Come Running Back To You.
Jo Fraser, saxophonist and vocalist with 80s UK folk dance band Blowzabella, is born in St Albans, UK.
The Top Ten Singles being played on WABC Radio in New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :

1. Blue Moon - The Marcels (Colpix)

2. Runaway - Del Shannon (Big Top)

3. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)- Carla Thomas (Atlantic)

4. I've Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)

5. Baby Blue - The Echoes (Seg-Way)

6. Once Upon a Time - Rochell And the Candles (Swingin')

7. Dedicated To The One I Love - The Shirelles (Scepter)

8. Pony Time - Chubby Checker (Parkway)

9. Please Love Me Forever - Cathy Jean And the Roommates (Valmor)

10. But I Do - Clarence 'Frogman' Henry (Argo)

Chubby Checker begins a week-long engagement at the The Rainbow Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Brook Benton plays the third of fourteen nights at The 40 Thieves Club, Bermuda.
While in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, filming for CBC's Quest tv, Bob Dylan is interviewed by Helen McNamara of The Toronto Telegram.
The Isley Brothers play in Cincinnatti, Ohio, USA, with Jimmy Hendrix (later to become Jimi Hendrix) as their guitarist.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Do The Clam, in the UK on RCA Victor Records.
She's About A Mover by The Sir Douglas Quintet enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA.
Richard Melville Hallis born in New York City, USA. He will find success as Moby.
Clad in pink leopard-skin trousers, singer Simon Le Bon is auditioned to join Duran Duran, in Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
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Michael Jackson visits Paul McCartney for two days at his farmhouse in Sussex, England, UK, Europe.
MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice play at Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana, USA.
The second day of the Glastonbury Festival at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, stars Travis, Fatboy Slim, Pet Shop Boys and Lightning Seeds.
UK r’n’b/pop trio Mis-Teeq announce that they are splitting up.
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It is reported that rapper Snoop Dogg is being sued for $25m by Emmy Award winning make-up artist Kylie Bell, who claims she was raped by Dogg and others in his entourage, in his dressing room backstage at the Jimmy Kimmel Show in January 2003.
On their Up Close And Personal tour, The Backstreet Boys play at The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Beck plays at Carling Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
Menomena release an album of instrumental music, Under an Hour, written for and performed with Monster Squad, an experimental dance company based in Portland, Oregon, USA.
En Vogue reunite to mark their 20th anniversary as one of music's most successful female groups on the last day of the three-day long Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. Other artists appearing today include Maze [featuring Frankie Beverley], Al Green, Teena Marie, Lionel Richie and the Blind Boys Of Alabama.
Whitney Houston begins her Nothing But Love world tour with the first of two nights at the Olympic Park Gymnasium, Seoul, Korea, Asia.
Peter Lopez, the lawyer who represented music business clients including Michael Jackson, The Eagles, Andrea Bocelli and Michael Buble, is found dead at his home in Encino, California, USA, apparently having committed suicide by shooting himself. Lopez was married to the actress Catherine Bach.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at The Sparkassen Arena, Kiel, Germany, Europe.
Randy Jackson, younger brother of Michael Jackson, is admitted to Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California, USA, with a suspected mild heart attack.
Daft Punk visit Nile Rodgers of Chic at his apartment in New York City, USA. After a day spent jamming together, they decide to make an album together.
The Ready Set releases a new single Give Me Your Hand (Best Song Ever) digitally and to mainstream radio.
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the second of three nights at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Rapper Lil Wayne is hospitalized after suffering seizure-like symptoms while traveling on a private jet over Texas, USA. His plane makes an emergency landing and he is taken to a local hospital for treatment, but released soon after.
The Queen's New Years Honours list in the UK includes DJ Pete Tong, who receives an MBE for his services to Broadcasting and Music.
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Jennifer Lopez plays a free concert at Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, City Island, The Bronx, New York City, USA.
K. Michelle releases a new single, Love 'Em All, on Atlantic Records in the UK.
On their Scandal In Europe tour, U-Kiss play at La Cigalle, Paris, France, Europe.
Jungle play at sold-out gig at The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Scotlasnd, UK.
ABC play at Billboard Live Osaka, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Alessia Cara plays at Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On his Purpose World Tour Justin Bieber plays the second of two nights at The Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Drake and Jennifer Lopez bring in the New Year together in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. To celebrate the occasion, Drake gives Lopez a $100,000 (£82,000) Tiffany diamond necklace.
Fifth Harmony perform as a quartet for the first time at The Peoples' Choice Awards, in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA. They also win the event's Favourite Group trophy.
On his 44-show Boy Meets World tour Drake plays the third of five nights at The O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by dvsn and Young Thug.
On her Emerald Island tour, Caro Emerald plays at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.