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The Grand Negro Jubilee, a four-day event, begins at Madison Square Gardens, New York City, USA. The main attraction over the course of the four days is soprano and vaudeville star Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones
is born in Waxhaw, Mississippi, USA. He will enjoy great success and acclaim as a blues-soul vocalist, working in mostly in Memphis and Chicago over a long career.
A jam session is held at The No1 Rhythm Club, 42 Dean Street, Soho, London, UK.
The Soul Agents
play at Leofric Jazz Club in The Leofric Hotel, Coventry, West Midlands, UK.
The movie musical My Fair Lady, starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn, is released to cinemas in the USA, including such classic songs as I Could Have Danced All Night and The Street Where You Live. Hepburn's voice is dubbed for the songs by Marni Nixon (who was also the singing voice of Natalie Wood in West Side Story
, Deborah Kerr in The King And I, and Leslie Caron in Gigi.)
begins two weeks of concert appearances at The Savoy Hotel, London, England, UK.
play at The Assembly Hall, Worthing, England, UK, Europe.
play at the Family Dog, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Beggar’s Opera.
On his The Concert
tour, Mike Oldfield
plays the first of two nights at The Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Lucy Show
play at Camden Palace, London, England, UK, Europe.
Paul Young plays at The Ice Rink, Whitley Bay, England, UK, Europe.
Sky play at The Gaumont, Ipswich, England, UK, Europe.
Barry Adamson, of Magazine and The Bad Seeds fame, is assaulted and given a broken jaw by bouncers at The Limelight Club, London, England, UK, Europe, after a secret Nick Cave
The Chris Barber
Jazz And Blues Band plays at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
The 55th annual Eurovision Song Contest
is broadcast live from Telenor Arena, Baerum, Oslo, Norway, Europe. The winner is German vocalist Lena with the song Satellite. Britain's Josh Dubovie comes last, scoring just ten points with That Sounds Good To Me, written by Pete Waterman.
plays at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
begin recording tracks for their LP Bummer at Studiotre, Vasteras, Sweden, Europe.
Mastodon play at The O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
play the last of three nights at Lokhalle, Gottingen, Germany, Europe.
of The Who is the headline music act at the Legends of Football Awards ceremony, honouring former England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, at The Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London, England, UK, Europe.