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A Grand Promenade Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music is held in the Large Room of the Swindon Works of the New Swindon Mechanics Institution, starring Louisa Foote Hay (known as The Liverpool Jenny Lind).
The 'sensational musical comedy' The Queen Of The Moulin Rouge, is playing at The Princess Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
George Vernon William Schollaert is born in England, UK, of Belgian parents. He will find success as jazz trombonist George Vernon, working with the Harry Arnold Radio Band and others.
Elek Bacsik is born in Budapest, Hungary, Europe. He will find international acclaim as a jazz guitarist, working for many years in Las Vegas.
The Charlie Parker Quartet With Strings records Repetition I, April In Paris I, Easy To Love I, and What Is This Thing Called Love I in The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Leonard Feather And The Swinging Swedes record Rain On The Roof, Moonlight Saving Time, The Daring Young Swedes and A Handful of Stars for Cupol Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
George Formby records The Pleasure Cruise, Ordinary People and Zip Goes A Million for HMV Records in London, UK.
Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No1 during a 27-week run.
The Yardbirds, with Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play at Pearce Hall, Maidenhead, UK.
UK tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars features Cliff Richard, performing his latest single, Constantly.
Chuck Berry (backed by The Nashville Teens) plays at The Hippodrome, Brighton, UK., supported by Carl Perkins (also backed by The Nashville Teens) and The Animals, Kingsize Taylor and The Dominoes, and The Swinging Blue Jeans.
The Rolling Stones release a new single, It's All Over Now, in the USA.
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The Tridents, featuring future rock guitar hero Jeff Beck, play at Ken Colyer's Studio 51, Soho, London, UK.
The Animals play two shows in one day, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, in the afternoon, followed by Montgomery, Alabama in the evening.
The Geordie Beat Show, a package tour featuring Little Eva, Joe Cocker and The McKinleys, plays at The Victoria Theatre, Hanley, UK.
The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The Honeycombs and Tony Sheveton play the first of two nights at Sydney Stadium, Sydney, Australia.
The Zombies play at Didsbury College Of Education, Manchester, UK.
Lee Harmer's Popcorn play at The Pink Flamingo, London, England, UK, Europe.
David Bowie plays at Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, UK, supported by The JSD Band.
Marlene Dietrich plays the first of eleven nights at The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Madness begin making a film, Take It Or Leave It, in Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney release their new duet single, Ebony And Ivory, in the USA.
The Cure begin their Fourteen Explicit Moments Tour at the Skating Bowl, Plymouth, UK.
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A second Prince's Trust charity concert - The Prince's Trust Rock Gala, organised by promoter Harvey Goldsmith - is held at the Dominion Theatre, London, UK. Performers include Pete Townshend, Robert Plant, Madness, Phil Collins, Joan Armatrading and Kate Bush.
David Gilmour of Pink Floyd plays at Whitla Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe, during his About Face tour.
New Order play at Goldiggers, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Bragg begins his twelve-date Jobs For Youth tour at The Powerhouse, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Sid Presley Experience.
The Cure end their Kiss Me Tour of North America with a show at The Ritz, New York City, USA.
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at PC69, Bielefeld, Germany, Europe.
Tina Turner holds her fiftieth birthday party at The Reform Club, London, England, UK, Europe, with guests including Eric Clapton.
Ten thousand dance music fans attend a Freedom To Party demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London, UK, to protest against new legislation aimed at banning raves.
Debbie Harry (aka Blondie) and Tears For Fears play at UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their Urban Jungle tour, The Rolling Stones play the second of two nights in Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, supported by The Dan Reed Network.
Elton John is presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Music at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Tony Christie plays at The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK.
Mark Knopfler plays at The Torwar, Warsaw, Poland, Europe.
Roy Ayers Ubiquity, led by virtuoso vibraphonist Roy Ayers, play at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London.
Pete Doherty releases his solo debut album, Grace / Wetlands, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
Christy Moore plays the first of two days at the Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.
Yes play at Orfeo Superdomo, Cordoba, Argentina, South America.
Ronan Keating is the musical guest on the BBC tv show Breakfast, live from Media City, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
Bastille play at The Ibiza Rocks Festival, San Antonio, Spain, Europe.
The Ben Folds Five performs live with The Royal Northern Sinfonia at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
Clean Bandit play at The O2 Academy, Manchester, England, UK.
London-based rapper Banditsu releases a new album, The Miseducation Of Itsu, in the UK.
The Wombats play at O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK.
Elefantes and Love of Lesbian play in the Actual festival at Palacio de los Deportes, LogroƱo, Spain, Europe.
On the third leg of their 100-date Global Spirit Tour, Depeche Mode play at The Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.