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Boston-born popular singer Andrew Mack
is appearing in "His Greatest Success" Tom Moore
, at The Herald Square Theatre, New York City, USA. The newspaper ad for the show urges "Hear Mack's sweet songs".
Inventor Joshua C. Stoddard dies in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. He was the inventor of the steam calliope or steam piano, used on Mississippi steamerboats. He also founded The American Steam Piano Company. His first instrument, consisting of a steam boiler, a set of valves, and fifteen graded steam whistles played from a pinned cylinder, reportedly could be heard for a range of five miles. Worcester City Council banned him from playing it within the city limits because it was so loud.
And His Orchestra play during a week at the RKO Keith Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Fire destroys the Coacoanut Grove nightclub
in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, killing 492 people (32 more than the building's authorized capacity) and injuring hundreds more. The fire begins while young pianist and singer, Goody Goodelle, is performing on a revolving stagein the Melody Lounge downstairs. Hollywood actor Buck Jones
is among those killed in the fire.
opens for a series of shows at The Storyville Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
, Johnny Burnette
, Gary U.S. Bonds
, Danny And The Juniors
, Jan And Dean
, The Olympics
, The Five Satins, Bobby Lewis, The Fabulous Four, The Mellow Kings, The Earls and The Doc Bagby Big Beat Orchestra, plays a matinee at The Bucks County Drive-In, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA, followed by an evening show at The Airport Drive-In, Philadelphia, pennsylvania, USA.
Package tour The Cara van Of Stars, featuring
During a month-long tour, The Four Seasons
play at Surf, Nantasket, Massachusetts, USA.
Mothers Of Invention
and The Charles Lloyd Quartet play in The Durfee Theatre, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA.
The Bee Gees
are presented with the Radio Luxembourg Golden Lion Award for their song Massachusetts in Essen, Germany, Europe.
Don Law, writing in the magazine Boston After Dark, deplores the recent Bosstown Sound music business hype, saying, 'What it has done, in all likelihood, is serious damage to the city and to its pop-music groups. If nothing in the way of lasting value is promptly forthcoming from Boston, the audience will lose interest, and consequently the promotional value of being from Boston will be lost. Even worse, being from Boston may start to evoke an "Oh, another one of those!" response from the record-buying public, and hence the recording-company executive. If this happens, being from Boston will be a stigma rather than an asset.'
It is reported that the J. Geils Band
has sacked Peter Wolf, their singer for the past fifteen years.
Assemblyman Neil Cohen, vice-chairman of the Consumer Affairs Committee in the New Jersey State Legislature – joins with Assemblyman Joseph Mecca to introduce legislation requiring performers to make it clear before concerts whether they'll sing live or lip-sync to recorded music. The two assembleymen want to know whether or not artists including Madonna
, New Kids On The Block
and Milli Vanilli
are lip-synching in concert.
On the Pump
play at St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
plays the last of three nights at Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Pump
play at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan, Asia.
The Who play at the Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Brian McKnight and New Edition play at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
plays at the Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater, Long Island, New York Sate, USA.
plays at The Bank of America, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
plays a free show at a new retail outlet being opened by the First Act Guitar Studio, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
plays a private show at a new retail outlet being opened by The First Act Guitar Studio, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The White Stripes
play at The Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
play at The Superpages.com Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Legendary jazz-rock fusion guitarist John McLaughlin
plays with The 4th Dimension at The House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
plays at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.
headlines the first country music concert at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Also performing are Jake Owen and Miranda Lambert
Jazz saxophonist, flute player and composer Yusef Lateef
dies aged 93 in Shutesbury, Massachusetts, USA, after suffering from prostate cancer.
And The Dust play at Brighton Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On the Mayhem Festival 2014, Avenged Sevenfold
, Trivium, Darkest Hour and others play at The Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
performs on tv's Late Night with Seth Meyers in the USA.
Mumford And Sons
, former REM singer Michael Stipe, The Flaming Lips
, The Pixies
, Debbie Harry, Jakob Dylan, J Mascis, Rickie Lee Jones
, The Polyphonic Spree
, Perry Farrell, Cat Power and Ann Wilson of Heart take part in the second of two David Bowie
Tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall
, New York City, USA.
On her Mad Love
plays at The Cone Denim Entertainment Center, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
Touring in support of her ninth album, Mental Illness
, Aimee Mann
plays at The Fitzgerald Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.