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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.
Rickard's Vaudeville Company plays at The Town Hall, Freemantle, Australia, Oceania.
Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, record A Precious Little Thing Called Love, Sleep, Baby, Sleep and Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise, HMV Records in The Queens Small Hall, London, UK.
Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocalist Evelyn Dall, play the second night of a week of shows at the Holborn Empire, London, UK.
The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra records They Can't Take That Away From Me, They All Laughed, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off and Slap That Bass, for Decca Records in the USA.
Otis Clay 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 Quarrymen play a gig in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. The group includes John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who will later form The Beatles.
Anthony Newley releases the single Why, on Decca Records in the UK.
Adam Faith, The John Barry Seven and Little Tony play at The Granada, Sutton, UK.
The Silver Beetles play at The Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey, UK. They will, in due course, change their name to The Beatles.
The Beatles play at Aintree Institute, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play in the NME All Star Show at The Empire Pool, Wembley, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans] play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, along with Gerry And The Pacemakers.
The Rolling Stones play at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK, Europe, supporting the Cyril Davies All-Star R'n'B Group.
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The Beatles begin a three-week season at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe, supported by Trini Lopez and Sylvie Vartan.
The Soul Agents play at Leofric Jazz Club in The Leofric Hotel, Coventry, West Midlands, UK.
Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, The Nashville Teens and The Yardbirds (featuring Eric Clapton on guitar) plays in The Granada, Greenford, London, 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.)
The Animals play at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex, UK.
Francoise Hardy begins two weeks of concert appearances at The Savoy Hotel, London, England, UK.
Them (including Van Morrison), Steam Packet (including Rod Stewart) and The Gas Board (including Bryan Ferry). play at the Rag Goes Pop dance The Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe. Also on the bill are Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll, The Brian Auger Trinity and Derrie Wilkie And The Pressmen.
Jimi Hendrix and his band collect visas from the Swedish Embassy in London, England, UK, Europe. On the same day, Hendrix writes a deposition decrying Capitol Records' recent release of tracks recorded before he was famous, on the album Get That Feeling. Later, Hendrix jams with John Mayall at Klook's Kleek, Railway Hotel, Hampstead.
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The Kinks play at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Fleetwood Mac play at The Assembly Hall, Worthing, England, UK, Europe.
The Kinks play at the Family Dog, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Beggar’s Opera.
Thin Lizzy play at the Alex Disco, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
David Crosby and Graham Nash play at The Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Thin Lizzy and Blue Oyster Cult play the first of three nights at The Palladium, New York City, USA.
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.
A Carl Perkins tv special is recorded at Limehouse Studio, London, England, UK, Europe. Perkins' band includes former Beatles George Harrison and Ringo Starr with Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds and Rosanne Cash.
New Model Army play at Leeds University, Leeds, 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 show.
Paul McCartney plays at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.
The Chris Barber Jazz And Blues Band plays at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Bruce Hornsby plays in Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Alex McEwan releases his debut album, Beautiful Lies, in the UK on Forge Records.
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.
Pink's Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour plays at the Ausenanlagen, Innsbruck, Austria, Europe.
Rumer plays at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
Kaiser Chiefs play at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales, UK.
Tennis Bafra begin recording tracks for their LP Bummer at Studiotre, Vasteras, Sweden, Europe.
Mastodon play at The O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
FOXOS play the last of three nights at Lokhalle, Gottingen, Germany, Europe.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe, sopported by Wolf Alice.
Roger Daltrey 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.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play at Starplex Pavilion, Dallas, Texas, USA, supported by The Struts.
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