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Musical comedy The Casino Girl is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 105 performances.
Violinist Leon Abbey is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He will work live and on record with blues and jazz musicians, as well as spending some years leading a band called The Savoy Bearcats which will enjoy a long residency at The Savoy Ballroom in New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Little Johnny Jones, opens at the Liberty Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA. Written by Vaudeville songwriter George M. Cohan, it will change the face of American musical theatre.
The musical comedy Sinbad, starring Al Jolson, opens at the Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 164 performances. During the run of the show Jolson will introduce the song Swanee, written by George Gershwin and Irving Caesar, which will go on to become one his greatest successes.
Fess Williams And His Royal Flush Orchestra record Gambler's Blues for Vocalion Records in their studio at 799 South Avenue/52nd Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA. After some modifications, the song will find wider fame as St. James Infirmary Blues.
The Boswell Sisters with The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra record the Harry Warren compositions 42nd Street and Shuffle Off To Broadway, in New York City, USA.
Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra play the sixth night of a week of shows at The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Sidney Bechet plays at The Log Cabin Roadhouse, Fonda, New York State, USA.
The musical revue Michael Todd's Peep Show is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 278 performances.
Country music star Jimmy Wakely performs on the Ed Sullivan-hosted CBS-tv variety show Toast Of The Town, which is recorded in New York City, USA. Among the other guests is singer Margaret Truman, the daughter of president Harry S. Truman
Roy Hamilton plays the second of ten nights at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Billie Holiday has a recording session at Fine Sound, New York City, USA, during which she records Ain't Misbehavin', I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm and several others.
Alan Freed's two-week long Rock 'n' Roll Holiday Jubilee continues at The Academy of Music, New York City, USA, featuring Joe Williams and the Count Basie Orchestra, LaVern Baker, Teddy Randazzo And The Three Chuckles, Richard Barrett And The Valentines, Boyd Bennett And The Rockets, Earl Carroll and The Cadillacs, The Bonnie Sisters, Gloria Mann, James Sheppard and The Heartbeats, The Wrens and Don Cherry.
Fats Domino, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, The Harptones, Joe Turner, The Cleftones and The Penguins play the second of nine days as part of Alan Freed's Second Anniversary Rock And Roll Show at the Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City.
The Milt Jackson Nonet, including Cannonball Adderley on alto sax, Milt Jackson on vibes, Horace Silver on piano and Art Blakey on drums, record Plenty, Plenty Soul, Boogity Boogity and Heartstrings at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City.
The first commercially-available stereophonic long-playing disc is publicly demonstrated by the New York-based record company Audio Fidelity at the Times Auditorium in New York City. Pressed up in an edition of 500 copies, the disc features music by The Dukes Of Dixieland on one side with 'Railroad Sounds' on the other side. Despite the fact that only a handful of stereophonic record players exist outside of testing labs in the USA, the company is beginning to make stereo recordings available for music lovers who intend to convert to stereo at some point in the future.
Jazz trombonist Kai Winding records L'il Darlin' and Doodlin' in New York City, USA, for Impulse Records.
Comedy singing duo The Smothers Brothers continue with a three-week engagement at The Crystal Palace, Gaslight Square, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Second on the bill is teenage singer Barbra Streisand .
Duane Eddy plays the fifth night of a week at The Beachcomber Bar, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Neil Sedaka enters the UK Top 20 singles chart with Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen.
Gary 'US' Bonds, Timi Yuro, Joey Dee And The Starliters, The Isley Brothers, Jan And Dean, Bobby Lewis, The Crystals, The Vibrations and The Chantels play in Murray The K's Gigantic Christmas Show at the Academy Of Music, New York City, USA. Dion headlines today's show, which is the last of the series.
The Crackin', Shakin', Breakin' Sounds, a Bob Dylan interview by Nat Hentoff, appears in The New Yorker magazine.
Jazz guitarist Freddie Bryant is born in New York City, USA. He will record albums under his own name, and will also work with Wynton Marsalis, Max Roach, Lonnie Smith, Kenny Burrell and Randy Brecker, to name just a few.
The 1965 Newport Folk Festival comes to an end in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. Acts on this day include Bob Dylan, The Paul Butterfield Band, Byron Berline, Hamilton Camp, The Chambers Brothers, The Charles River Valley Boys, Spider John Koerner, Mark Spoelstra, Gordon Lightfoot and Mimi And Richard Farina.
Noted Nashville-based session musician Charlie McCoy, during a visit to New York City, USA, rings Bob Dylan's record producer Bob Johnson, hoping to get tickets to a Broadway show. During their conversation, Johnson invited McCoy to meet Bob Dylan at Columbia Studios. Dylan invites McCoy to sit in on guitar for the track Desolation Row. At the end of the session, Johnson says to Dylan, "See how easy that was? That's how it would be in Nashville." Dylan begins seriously considering the idea of recording his next album in Nashville.
Jackie Wilson records Please Don't Hurt Me, Think Twice (with LaVern Baker) and Me, My Mother's Son for Brunswick Records in New York City, USA.
Neil Diamond, Mitch Ryder, The Fallen Angels and The Human Beinz appear on tv show Upbeat, recorded in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Fugs, Kaleidoscope and Dr. P. H. Martin's Magic Medicine Show [a light show], play at The Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, USA.
John Gary plays at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Recording sessions for John Lennon's sixth solo album, Rock'n'Roll, begin at A+M Studios, Los Angele, California, USA. Phil Spector is producer, but he will abandon the sessions before they are completed.
The Ramones finish recording their eponymous debut album for Sire Records at Plaza Sound Studios, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
The Ramones play in Port Chester, New York State, USA.
Bob Dylan, who is in London, England, UK, to play at Wembley Stadium the next day, is spotted buying clothes in the King's Road, Chelsea.
On their Halfway To Sanity tour, The Ramones play in Palau dels Esports, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
Eric Clapton makes an appearance on tv show Saturday Night Live, in New York City, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Great Allentown Fair, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Madonna releases a new single, Hanky Panky, in the UK.
Bob Dylan plays at The Sunken Gardens Theatre, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Blues guitarist Johnny Copeland undergoes a heart transplant in the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, New York City.
23-year-old Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot and killed in New York City, USA, by four plain-clothes Police Department officers who later claim to have mistaken his wallet for a gun. The slaying will inspire the Bruce Springsteen song American Skin [41 Shots].
Patti Smith performs her classic album Horses, live in its entirety, at The Meltdown Festival in London, England, UK.
Bob Dylan plays in Heritage Park Amphitheatre, Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA.
Trey Anastasio plays at The Palace Theatre, Albany, New York State, USA.
Music business mogul Clive Davis is given an honorary doctorate degree from New York University during commencement ceremonies at Yankee Stadium, New York City, USA.
Reggae artist Denroy Morgan is arrested when police find a substantial quantity of marijuana in his car after he runs a stop sign in the Bronx, New York City, USA.
Nada Surf play at The Bowery Ballroom, New York City, USA.
On her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna plays at The FnB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa.
How To Dress Well plays at The Slipper Room, New York City, USA.
International Jazz Day is celebrated worldwide with high-profile concerts and events in New York, Paris, Tokyo and elsewhere.