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makes his first public appearance as a trapeze artist, with the Cirque Napoleon in Paris, France, Europe. He will become the first person to turn a somersault in mid-air and the first to jump from one trapeze to the next. His fame will be recorded in the 1867 song The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze
, which will become a music hall favourite.
W.B. Watson's American Burlesquers are appearing at The New Palace Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The troupe includes "French Chanteuse" Jeanette Dupre and "25 Shapely Ladies".
The 2,920 seat Paramount Theatre
, equipped with a Wurlitzer 4Manual/20Ranks theatre organ, opens in Manchester, UK. The first presentation stars Maurice Chevalier
in The Love Parade, plus a variety show on stage.
The first Geraldo
Swing Club Concert takes place at The Stoll Theatre, Kingsway, London, UK, featuring Geraldo
And His Orchestra, Stephane Grappelly and The West Indian Dance Orchestra led by Carl Barriteau
Claude Dhotel is born in Paris, France, Europe. He will find success as popular vocalist Charles Jerome aka
The movie musical An American In Paris
, starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant and Charles Guetary, opens at cinemas in France, Europe.
plays the last of three nights at the Palais des Sports, Paris, France, Europe.
The teen-oriented movie Two Tickets To Paris, starring Joey Dee And The Starliters, is released to cinemas in the USA.
, The Searchers
, The Countrymen and Lee Curtis And The All Stars play at The Paris Theatre, Torquay, Devon, England, UK, Europe
Legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf
dies of an aneurysm due to liver failure aged 47, at her villa in Plascassier (Grasse), on the French Riviera, France, Europe.
, accompanied by and songwriter Sammy Cahn
, flies from Paris, France, Europe, to New York City, USA, where Anka is shortly to begin a live engagement at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
Virtuoso organist Lenny Dee records The Poor People Of Paris, Calcutta, I Left My Heart In San Francisco, Arrivederci Roma and other tracks in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee
Petula Clarke plays in La Reole, France, Europe.
The Second Montreux Jazz Festival, a five day event, continues in Montreux, Switzerland, Europe. On this, the second day, Jazz Ensemble Studio 4, Quartette Vladimir Vitas, The Poyri Pekka Quartet, Three-logy, Trio Theo Loevendie and Young-Holt Unlimited play in The Casino Kursaal.
Gilbert Becaud plays at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, France, Europe.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box
magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is Street Fighting Man
by The Rolling Stones
entering at No63. The song was inspired by Jagger taking part in a March 1968 anti-war protest rally at London's U.S. Embassy, during which mounted police attempted to control a crowd of 25,000 people. He was further inspired by student riots in Paris, France, Europe.
play at The Antenne Culturelle du Kremlin-Bicetre, Paris, France, Europe.
On the Pleasant Dreams tour, The Ramones
play at Salle des Fetes du Grand Parc, Bordeaux, France, Europe.
On his Trans tour, Neil Young
plays at Parc De Sports, Annecy, France, Europe.
Frankie Beverly And Maze play at Theatre Le Palace, Paris, France, Europe.
Before a show in Rochester, New York State, USA, Vince Neil of Motley Crue
becomes angry at the absence of French's Mustard at the service table. He slams a bottle of Gulden's Dijon mustard against the wall, accidentally severing tendons, nerves, an artery and almost cutting a finger off his right hand. The show is cancelled and he is airlifted to a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna
plays the first of three nights at The Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
play the second of two nights at The Stade De France, Paris, France, Europe.
falls ill with breathing problems before a concert at a jazz festival in Barcelonnette, France, Europe. He is taken into intensive care in a local hospital.
On his OMG Tour
plays at The Zenith de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, Europe.
plays at The Festival BBMix, Paris, France, Europe.
, former drummer of The Beatles
, is presented with the French Medal of Honor, being appointed a Commander of France's Order of Arts and Letters in a ceremony held outside the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco, France, Europe.
Rapper French Montana
attends The Perfect Match Meet And Greet at CIAA Fan Fest in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
On her Live 2016 Tour
plays the second of two nights at The AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France, Europe.
play at Accorhotels Arena, Paris, France, Europe.
Joe Fox plays at Les Bains Douches, Paris, France, Europe, with Vallis Alps and Starcrawler.
play at Point FMR, Paris, France, Europe.
Sir Elton John
is presented with the Legion of Honour, France's highest award
, during a visit to the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Europe. Before the award, Sir Elton and French President Emmanuel Macron address a crowd at France's annual music festival, the Fete de la Musique. Macron uses the occasion to address replenishing a global fund to fight AIDS.