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The French Army introduces the saxophone, invented by Belgian Adolphe Sax, to its military band.
Jazz trombonist Wilbur De Paris is born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA. He will work and record with Louis Armstrong, Armand J Piron, Noble Sissle and Sidney Bechet.
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.
Ciro's nightclub has its grand opening party in Hollywood, California, USA. Stars appearing here in later years will include French chanteuse Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Nat "King" Cole, Marlene Dietrich, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Lena Horne, and Mae West.
Jazz bassist Bernard Abeille is born in Marseille, France, Europe. He will become best-known as the bassist with The Raymond Boni Octet.
The movie comedy musical Sailor Beware, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, is released to cinemas in France, Europe.
Quincy Jones And His Orchestra are playing a live concert in Paris, France, Europe.
The musical Irma La Douce opens at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. Having previously been playing at The Plymouth Theatre for over a year, it will now run at The Alvin for a further two months, nothing up a total of 524 Broadway performances.
The movie Paris Blues, with a soundtrack by Duke Ellington, opens in theatres in Finland, Europe. The film includes Louis Armstrong in the role of Wild Man Moore.
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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The musical comedy film Bye Bye Birdie opens at cinemas in Argentina, South America. The film, based on Elvis Presley being drafted into the US Army, stars Janet Leigh and Dick Van Dyke, with Jesse Pearson as fictitious pop idol Conrad Birdie (a pun on Conway Twitty), along with Ann-Margret and Bobby Rydell. TV show host Ed Sullivan appears as himself.
The Ray Conniff Singers record Blue Moon, You Stepped Out Of A Dream and Honeycomb in CBS Recording Studio, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Charles Mingus, plays the last of three nights at the Th
Dionne Warwick opens for a three-week season at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Dionne Warwick plays the eighth night in a three-week season at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Bo Diddley, Petula Clark, The Fortunes and Ken Dodd appear on UK tv pop show Thank Your Lucky Stars. On the same day, Bo Diddley's car breaks down en route to a gig at the Birdcage, Portsmouth, England, resulting in a cancelled gig and the return of ticket money to 2,000 disappointed fans.
That Funny Feeling, Bobby Darin's third and final movie with his wife Sandra Dee, opens at cinemas in France, Europe.
John Lennon of The Beatles and Yoko Ono start their 10-day bed-in in Room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Canada.
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The Beach Boys play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Petula Clark, accompanied by The Buddy Rich Band, plays the second of two nights at Jones Hall, Houston, Texas, USA.
Charles Aznavour appears on the Michael Parkinson Show on tv in the UK.
Little Bob Story plays at The 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Clayson And The Argonauts.
Bob Marley And The Wailers play in Dijon, France, Europe.
The Don Pullen And George Adams Quartet plays at Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival, Juan-les-Pins, France, Europe.
The American Livin' Blues Festival 1982, featuring Jimmy Dawkins, Lester Davenport, Queen Sylvia Embry, Lafayette Leake and Smokey Smothers takes place at La Maison des Arts, Creteil, France, Europe.
On his Run For Cover tour, Gary Moore play at Salle des Fêtes du grand Parc, Bordeaux, France, Europe.
Sting completes his two month long European tour with a show at Palais Omnisports De Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
Nina Simone fires a gun at a pair of noisy teenagers playing next door to her home in southern France, Europe. She will be put on eighteen months probation and ordered to seek psychological counseling.
Iron Maiden play at Transbordeur, Lyon, France, Europe.
Norah Jones releases her fourth studio album, The Fall, in The United Kingdom and France on EMI Records.
Scorpions play at Zénith Strasbourg, Eckbolsheim, France, Europe.
During his 20Ten Tour, Prince plays at Arras Citadel, France, Europe.
Jean Michel Jarre plays at The CIA, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Jil Is Lucky release the album Jil Is Lucky on Roy Music in the UK.
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On the European leg of his Symphonica - The Orchestral Tour, George Michael plays at The Montpellier Arena, Montpellier, France.
Arcade Fire play at Le Zenith, Paris, France, Europe.
George Benson plays at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
During their AM Tour, Arctic Monkeys play at Vieilles Charrues Festival, Carhaix, France, Europe.
Elvis Costello plays at L'Olympia, Paris, Fance, Europe.
International Jazz Day is celebrated worldwide with high-profile concerts and events in New York, Paris, Tokyo and elsewhere.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Musilac Music Festival, Aix-les-Bains, France, Europe.
Items donated by Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and others go on auction via eBay to benefit Syrian refugees. One extraordinary item is the Blur Ice Cream Van seen on stage at Hyde Park, London, England, UK, earlier in the year. The auction, organised by drummer Dave Rowntree of Blur, was initiated in the wake of the recent horrific terrorist attack on The Bataclan in Paris, France, Europe.
Nouvelle Vague play at The Forum, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ad Patres, Corrosive Elements, Randy X Marsh and Savage Annihilation play at The Carnage Fest, Cirque Électrique, Paris, France, Europe.
Reverend James Leg plays at Le Silex, Auxerre, France, Europe.
During his 214-date 24k Magic World Tour, Bruno Mars plays at Stade De France, Paris, France, Europe, supported by DJ Rashida and DNCE.
King Crimson play the first of two nights at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Touring in support of their album, I Am Easy To Find, The National play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Car avan Palace play at Lollapalooza Paris 2019, Hippodrome Paris Longchamp, Paris, France, Europe.