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The musical comedy Foxy Grandpa, based on a popular newspaper cartoon strip, is playing at Haverley's 14th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances.
Pater F. Dailey And Co, Smith And Fuller, Newell And Niblo, Ada Arnoldson and Leon And Bertie Allen are among the artists appearing in the "Continuous Vaudeville" show at The Columbia Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Cleopha by Scott Joplin is published by S. Simon of St. Louis, Missouri, USA. On the same day, the piece is recorded as a piano roll.
Jas J. Corbett, The Three Meers, Davis And MacAuley, Raymond And Caverly, Ed Reynard, The Permane Brothers, Kennedy And Rooney, The Geller Troupe and Nora Bayes are playing during a week of shows at The Grand, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Rice And Barton's Big Gaiety Company is appearing for the last of three days at The Star Theatre, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Prince Of Pilsen is playing at The Metropolitan Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Violinist and dance band leader Sydney Lipton is born in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Savoy Bearcats (formerly The Charleston Bearcats) record Hot Notes and Senorita Mine, for Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra record Sweet Is The Word For You, In A Little Hula Heaven and I'll Dream My Way To Heaven in New York City, USA.
Monchito And His Orchestra are appearing nightly at The Colony Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Dick Cisne's Band and The La Bomba Dancers.
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra, with vocalist Frank Sinatra, continue with their fourteen–week engagement at The Astor Hotel, New York City, USA.
Warney Ruhl And His Orchestra play in The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper play their last live show on the Winter Dance Party tour at The Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa, USA. They will all die when the plane carrying them to their next gig crashes near Clear Lake.
The Ohio Sentinel newspaper publishes an article claiming that The Madison dance craze started in in 1957 in the dance halls of Columbus, Ohio, USA.
The teen-oriented movie, Rock All Night, featuring The Platters and The Blockbusters, is released to cinemas in Sweden, Europe.
Ray Charles peaks at No8 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with One Mint Julep.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes play at The Casino Ballroom, Leigh, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe. The drummer in the band is Ringo Starr, later to play with The Beatles.
Chubby Checker and Joey Dee play in The Twist Spectacular at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Things by Bobby Darin peaks at No3 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Dean Ford And The Gaylords release a new single, a cover version of the Shirley Ellis hit The Name Game, in the UK on EMI/Columbia Records. The group will find greater success after a name-change to Marmalade.
Herbie Goins plays at Ewell technical College, Ewell, England, UK, Europe, supported by Robert Plant And The Band Of Joy.
Aretha Franklin is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for her 36th album, Sparkle.
The Osmonds are playing in Manila, The Philippines, Asia. While there they are invited to join President and First Lady Ferdinando Marcos of the Phillippines to visit with them for a lavish reception at the Presidential Palace after their first show.
Prince releases his third album, Dirty Mind, on Warner Bros in the USA.
Duran Duran sign their first recording contract, with EMI Records in London, England, UK, Europe.
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Billboard magazine reports that the music video for Madonna's second single, Burning Up, has been added into MTV rotation. This marks Madonna's introduction to MTV audiences, because the channel had not previously aired her low-budget video for Everybody.
David Bowie's movie of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars begins a run at The Lumiere Cinema, London, England, UK, Europe.
Edwin Starr headlines the King Mojo Reunion Party at The Hippodrome, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Jimmy James And The Vagabonds. Night club entrepreneur Peter Stringfellow is the DJ for the event.
Brand New Lover by Liverpool band Dead Or Alive reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play singles chart in the USA.
Rapper Cormega undertakes teaching duties in a Black Culture/Hip-Hop class at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The class conveniently marks the start of Cormega's promo tour for his next album, The Testament, but is officially presented as part of the celebrations for Black History Month.
MUCC play at NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Basement Jaxx play at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Jason McGerr of Death Cab For Cutie and Kele Okerere of Bloc Party are among guests attending an after-show party for the Austin City Limits Festival in The Old Bicycle Sports Shop, Austin, Texas, USA.
It is reported that hip-hop artist and mogul Jay-Z is starting a new company, StarRoc, in partnership with Norwegian production and songwriting team Stargate.
A report by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) states that 95% of music available online worldwide in 2008 was downloaded illegally.
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Fishbone play at The 9:30 Club, Washington DC, USA.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony play at The Independent, San Francisco, California, USA.
Pink and Carey Hart spend some of the day taking their new daughter, Willow Sage, for a stroll on the beach in Malibu, California, USA.
At the suggestion of the United Nations, Stevie Wonder [currently the United Nations Messenger of Peace] pulls out of an imminent fundraising show for the Israeli military. Wonder was scheduled to perform for the Friends of the Israel Defence Forces, in Los Angeles, California, USA, on December 6, 2012, with proceeds to go to Israeli soldiers and their families. In a statement, Wonder explains, 'Given the current and very delicate situation in the Middle East, and with a heart that has always cried out for world unity, I will not be performing at the FIDF Gala.' He also adds, 'I am and have always been against war, any war, anywhere'.
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the first of two nights at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, North America.
When Katy Perry returns to Los Angeles, California, USA, rumours begin spreading that she has split from musician boyfriend John Mayer. It was previously being reported that the pair had become engaged.
Boy George plays at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Luscious Jackson play at The Independent, San Francisco, California, USA.
Beyonce performs at The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, broadcast live from the Forum in Inglewood, California, USA.
On the Where We Are tour, One Direction play at The University Of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at The Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Selena Gomez announces that she is taking a break to manage "anxiety, panic attacks and depression." She cancels the remaining 34 dates on her Revival tour and checks in to a treatment facility in Tennessee, USA.
Former live music entrepreneur John Utsick is sentenced in the Disctrict Court, Miami, Florida, USA, to 18 years in jail for defrauding nearly 3,000 investors out of $200m. Utsick's company, Worldwide Entertainment, had put on concerts by artists including Aerosmith, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Elton John and Britney Spears.
Spy Kids actor Daryl Sabara proposes to singer Meghan Trainor on her 24th birthday at the Living Desert Zoo And Gardens in Palm Springs, California, USA. She accepts.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at Optus Stadium, Perth, Australia, Oceania, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.