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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.
Glenn Miller 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.
Nellie Lutcher opens for a series of shows at The Storyville Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Package tour The Cara van Of Stars, featuring Freddy Cannon, 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.
Chubby Checker, Freddy Cannon, The Shirelles, Fabian, Gary 'US' Bonds and Duane Eddy play the second of two nights at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, in the Dick Clark C aravan of Stars.
During a month-long tour, The Four Seasons play at Surf, Nantasket, Massachusetts, USA.
Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV is born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. he will find success as Black Francis, aka Frank Black, leader of The Pixies.
The 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.'
The Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart on vocals, play the last of three nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
King Crimson play the third of four nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Black Sabbath, The J. Geils Band and Sir Lord Baltimore play the second of two nights at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
On their Panorama tour, The Cars play at the CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
It is reported that the J. Geils Band has sacked Peter Wolf, their singer for the past fifteen years.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays the first of two nights at The Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
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 tour, Aerosmith play at St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Paul McCartney plays the last of three nights at Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan, Asia.
When Whitney Houston marries Bobby Brown at her mansion in Mendham, New Jersey, USA, Stevie Wonder sings for the happy couple.
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.
On their Magic Summer tour, New Kids On The Block play the first of two nights at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA.
Donna Summer plays at the Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater, Long Island, New York Sate, USA.
Brian Wilson plays at The Bank of America, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Juliana Hatfield plays a free show at a new retail outlet being opened by the First Act Guitar Studio, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Paul Westerberg 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.
Tegan and Sara play at The Orpheum, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Aerosmith 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.
Bob Dylan plays at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.
James Taylor headlines A Gala Celebrating 120 Years Of Carnegie Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA. The event also features guests artists including Sting, Bette Midler and Dianne Reeves.
On their Made In Germany tour, Rammstein, play at The DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Jason Aldean 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.
Lee Ranaldo And The Dust play at Brighton Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Panic! At The Disco play at The House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On the Mayhem Festival 2014, Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Trivium, Darkest Hour and others play at The Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Boston based label, Antique Records of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, announces the signing of Georgia-based rock band Microwave to its roster.
JoJo 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.
Jorma Kaukonen plays at The Bull Run, Shirley, Massachusetts, USA.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play at The First Niagara Center, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
On their 25th Anniversary Of Images And Words tour, Dream Theater play at Prague Forum Karlin, Czech Republic, Europe.
On her Mad Love tour, Jojo 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.