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Jules Leotard 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 C. Jerome.
The movie musical An American In Paris, starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant and Charles Guetary, opens at cinemas in France, Europe.
Memphis Slim and Josh White play at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK, Europe. Josh White's set is recorded and will be released as the LP Josh White Live!
Ray Charles 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.
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Alma Cogan, 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.
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Paul Anka, 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.
The Thelonious Monk Quartet records Pannonica, April In Paris and Just You Just Me, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
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, USA.
Petula Clarke plays in La Reole, France, Europe.
Petula Clark plays in Choisy, France, Europe.
The Beatles set off on a European tour, starting at the Palais Des Sports, Paris, France. Support group for this opening night is The Yardbirds.
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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 Rolling Stones release a new single, Street Fighting Man, in the USA. (The track will not be released as a single in the UK until 1971)
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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.
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Led Zeppelin play at The Antenne Culturelle du Kremlin-Bicetre, Paris, France, Europe.
Free Man In Paris by Joni Mitchell on Asylum Records enters the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, where it will peak at No22 during a run of seven weeks.
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On the Pleasant Dreams tour, The Ramones play at Salle des Fetes du Grand Parc, Bordeaux, France, Europe.
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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.
On their End Of The Road tour Status Quo play at Le Zenith, 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.
Heloise Letissler is born in Nantes, France, Europe. She will find success as leader of Christine And The Queens.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays the first of three nights at The Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
Returning from France, Europe, Guns N'Roses singer Axl Rose disembarks from Concorde at JFK Airport, New York, USA, and is immediately arrested because of a riot he incited a year earlier at Riverport Performing Arts Centre in St. Louis, Missouri.
At the last minute, Oasis cancel their appearance at the Rock en Seine Festival in Paris, France, Europe. Screens at either side of the stage show the message, "As a result of an altercation within the band, the Oasis gig has been cancelled."
Muse play the second of two nights at The Stade De France, Paris, France, Europe.
Al Jarreau 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, Usher plays at The Zenith de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, Europe.
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays at The Stade de France, Paris, France, Europe.
Ty Segall plays at The Festival BBMix, Paris, France, Europe.
Ringo Starr, 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.
Jamie Cullum plays at The Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
George Benson plays at La Cigalle, Paris, France, Europe.
Taylor Swift releases a new single, Shake It Off on Big Machine Records in the USA and France, Europe.
Touring in support of their second LP, Another Eternity, Purity Ring play at Trabendo, Paris, 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, Adele plays the second of two nights at The AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France, Europe.
The Cure play at Accorhotels Arena, Paris, France, Europe.
Joe Fox plays at Les Bains Douches, Paris, France, Europe, with Vallis Alps and Starcrawler.
Typhoon 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.
Car avan Palace play at The O2 Academy, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
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