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Peter Welin of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, is granted US Patent No US694450 A for his invention of a new type of music-roll for automatic musical instruments.
In Old Kentucky is presented at The Boston Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The show features a "Pickaninny Brass Band" and is described as "The Frolic Of The Inimitable Pickanannies In Southern Songs And Plantation Dances".
Abraham Arthur Drelinger is born in Grafton, Massachusetts, USA. He will find acclaim as jazz saxophonist and reeds player Art Drelinger, working with Bunny Berigan, Paul Whiteman, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Doris Day - to name just a few.
Patty Larkin is born in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She will find acclaim as a folk-pop singer-songwriter based in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Pee Wee Russell Sextet plays at The Storyville Club, in The Buckminster Hotel, Kenmore Square, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys play at The Boston Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The show also features C. Cedric Rainwater and Eddie Zack.
On a promotional tour in support of his novelty single Baby Sittin' Boogie, Buzz Clifford visits deejays and other music business contacts in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Brenda Lee, The Ames Brothers and Pearl Bailey are musical guests on the CBS-tv variety series The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
Sonny Stitt records the LP Stitt Plays Bird for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. The album features versions of compositions by Charlie Parker, aka Bird.
Theo Bikel plays at The Berkshire Music Barn, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA.
Mahalia Jackson plays at The Donnelly Memorial Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Bluegrass group The Lilly Brothers play at The Hillbilly Ranch, Park Square, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Mark Spoelstra plays at King's Rook, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA.
Tom Rush plays at Club 47, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Chet Atkins with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops plays in Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The session is recorded by RCA Records and will be released as the album The Pops Goes Country.
F. Curtis, Jr. registers (That's Why) I Love You Like I Do for copyright with Donna Music in the USA. It will be released by The Valkyries on Cori Records.
Big Brother And The Holding Company play the first of two nights at The Psychedelic Supermarket, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Don Ellis, H.P. Lovecraft and Kaleidoscope play the second of two nights at The Kaleidoscope club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Orpheus play at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, USA.
Early 60s r'n'b vocalist Joe Hinton dies of skin cancer, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at The Carousel Theatre, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Eire Apparent.
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Gram Parsons plays plays the fifth of six nights at Oliver's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Cars release a new single, Gimme Some Slack, in the USA.
U2 play at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Devo.
The Cars play at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers play at Southampton University, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
The Untouchables, R.E.M., Green On Red, Jonathan Richman, Desmond Dekker, Big Town Playboys, The Jazz Butcher and others play at Warwick University, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Aerosmith play at the Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, supported by Guns N'Roses.
First Strike, Euphoria, Hard Licks, Candy Striper Death Orgy and Paradox play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play at Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays the first of two nights at The Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Eric Clapton plays the last of three nights in Great Woods Center for the Performing arts, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
James Taylor plays at Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Aerosmith play at Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Jack Drag play at TT the Bear's Place, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, supported by The Douglas Fir, Wheat and The Ghost Of Tony Gold.
A warrant for the arrest of Bobby Brown is issued following his failure to turn up for a child support hearing in Massachusetts, USA.
Alanis Morissette, supported by Jason Mraz, continues her Jagged Little Pill Acoustic tour at The Wang Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Magic Summer tour, New Kids On The Block play the first of two nights at Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.
Frontman Steven Tyler of Aerosmith breaks his shoulder when he falls off the stage during a gig at the annual Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, USA. He is taken to a local hospital, and the band will be obliged to cancel the remaining dates of its current tour.
John Mayer plays at the TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Aerosmith play at The Palace At Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Aerosmith play at Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Josh Groban and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra play at the Koussevitzky Music Shed, Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA.
Laibach play at Brighton Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Jazz vocalist Lauren Desberg releases a new LP, Twenty First Century Problems.
Hot Tuna play at Kent Stage, Kent, Ohio, USA.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
On her Mad Love tour, Jojo plays at The O2 ABC 2, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On their 113-date Concrete and Gold tour, Foo Fighters play the second of two nights at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Highly Suspect play at Manchester Academy 2, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.