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The musical comedy San Toy is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 65 performances.
The musical comedy San Toy is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 103 performances.
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".
Henry Pinon Ball of New York City, USA, files a patent for his invention of an improved type of Tracker-Board for Mechanical Musical Instruments.
Lew Dockstader's Minstrels are playing at The Victoria Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Vocalist Elizabeth Johnson, accompanied by cornettist King Oliver and pianist Clarence Williams, records Empty Bed Blues for Okeh Records in New York City, USA.
The musical You Said It, with songs by Harold Arlen and Jack Yellen, plays at Chanin's 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 192 performances.
Arnett Cobb And His Orchestra record Smooth Sailin' for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
The American-Yiddish musical revue Bagels And Yox closes at The Holiday Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 208 performances.
A front-page feature in Jet magazine declares Nellie Hill to be a singer who "sets sex appeal to music so sensationally that when she sings, men's hearts do flip-flops."
The Bill Evans Trio records Speak Low, Easy Living and other tracks in New York City, USA.
Lee Morgan, Frank Strozier, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, Bob Cranshaw, Louis Hayes and Albert 'Tootie' Heath record the album The Young Lions at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band plays at the Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
When Dizzy Gillespie plays at The Museum Of Modern Art, New York City, USA, the show is recorded by Verve Records, and will be released as the album An Electrifying Evening With Dizzy Gillespie.
Dion releases a new single, Somebody Nobody Wants, on Laurie Records in the USA.
Aretha Franklin plays the last night in a three-week season at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Chantels, The Bobbettes, Gladys Knight And The Pips and Big Maybelle play the second of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Dion flies from New York City, USA, to London, England, Europe, to undertake promotional activities and concerts.
The Harry Belafonte Singers appear in concert in Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA.
Barbra Streisand has the first of three days of live recording sessions at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA, intended for her debut album.
The Gene Krupa Quartet plays at The Metropole, New York City, USA.
Life magazine runs the first national magazine feature about rising young folk singer Bob Dylan, entitled The Angry Young Folk Singer.
Bob Dylan joins The Byrds on stage at Ciro's Le Disc nightclub, Los Angeles, California, USA, for a rendition of Jimmy Reed's Baby What You Want Me to Do.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers begin a tour of the USA with a show at New York City's Café Au Go Go in Greenwich Village.
It's a hectic 24 hours in rock'n'roll. The New York Dolls' eponymous debut album is released on Mercury Records in the USA and, on the same day, Bruce Springsteen is hailed as the most popular act at the CBS Convention in the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, California. Also on the same day, fights break out at an Ike And Tina Turner show at Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, California, between members of the radical Black Panthers and the band. Finally, back in New York City, Led Zeppelin play the first of three nights at Madison Square Garden.
When seven members of Bette Midler's band are arrested for possessing cocaine and pot, they are bailed out by Miss Midler.
During sessions for the album Shot Of Love, Bob Dylan is in Clover Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on overdubs for the songs Heart Of Mine and Shot Of Love.
While on tour in Spain, Europe, Bob Dylan is interviewed in a cafe in Madrid, by Mick Brown of UK daily newspaper The Times.
Bob Dylan is interviewed by Bob Brown of ABC tv show 20/20, in Malibu, California, USA, then goes into rehearsals with Tom Petty at Universal Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Bob Dylan begins several days of recording material for the album Knocked Out, Loaded, with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics at Church Studios in Crouch End, London, England, UK, Europe.
Vision Of Love, the debut single by Mariah Carey, simultaneously enters three Billboard charts in the USA - the Hot 100, at No73, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No85 and Adult Contemporary at No38. It will go on to provide Carey with her first No1 single.
Wu Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is stopped by police in Harlem, New York City for driving without licence plates. Police then discover that he is driving on a suspended licence, and he is arrested.
Music by Madonna tops the UK albums chart, selling 115,000 copies in its first week on sale.
Jazz pianist and recording artist James Williams dies of liver cancer, in Manhattan, New York City, USA.
The highest new entry in the UK pop singles chart is Crazy Chick by Charlotte Church, entering at No2. 2Pac and Elton John remain at No1 with Ghetto Gospel.
The 6th Annual LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference), a four-day event, begins at The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, New York City, USA. The conference features panels and exhibitions, concerts, parties, film and art - and for the first year, incorporates fashion and comedy elements.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, has its first Canadian showing, at the Toronto Film Festival. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Messecenter, Herning, Denmark, Europe.
Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow are among the famous faces attending a Diane Von Furstenberg launch at Claridge's, London, England, UK.
On their The E.N.D. World Tour, The Black Eyed Peas play at the TW Classic Festival, Werchter, Belgium, Europe. Also on the bill are Mika, The Scissor Sisters, Amy MacDonald and others.
Bob Dylan plays at The Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah, USA.
The Drive-By Truckers play at Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
When The Strokes play at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, they are unexpectedly joined by Elvis Costello for the song Taken for a Fool.
Bob Dylan plays at the West Coast Blues 'n' Roots Festival, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania.
Ed Sheeran plays at Terminal 5, New York City, USA.
Chrissy Amphlett, singer with Australian group Divinyls, dies at her home in New York, USA, at the age of 53 after battling breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. Divinyls are best-known for their worldwide 1991 hit I Touch Myself.
On her Cry Baby Tour, Melani e Martinez plays at The Showbox, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Tune-Yards play at The Senator Theatre, Chino, California, USA.
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