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The Giddy Throng is playing at The New York Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 164 performances. The show consists of a a vaudeville program followed by one-act burlesque revue.
Anna Held is starring in the musical comedy The Little Duchess at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. The show will run on Broadway for a total of 144 performances.
The musical comedy Foxy Grandpa, based on a popular newspaper cartoon strip, is playing at Haverley's 14th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances.
Coming Thro' The Rye, a play with music by Alfred Baldwin Sloan, closes at The Herald Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after having run for a total of 34 performances.
The musical extravaganza The Top o' th' World closes at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It has run on Broadway for a total of 156 performances.
The musical revue, The Passing Show Of 1915, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 145 performances.
The musical comedy Lady Billy, starring Mitzi, closes after a run of 188 performances at The Liberty Theatre, New York City, USA.
Billie Holiday and the Teddy Wilson Orchestra record Pennies From Heaven, I Can't Give You Anything But Love and That's Life I Guess for Brunswick Records at 1776 Broadway, New York City, USA.
As an early experiment in overdubbing, Sidney Bechet records a version of the popular song The Sheik of Araby, playing six different instruments: clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, piano, bass, and drums, for Victor Records in the USA. The American Federation of Musicians will protest against the recording, putting an end to experiments with commercial overdubbing in the United States for several years.
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Hot Lips Page plays the seventh night of two weeks at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Suzanne Fellini plays at The Bottom Line, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supported by William McQueen.
The musical comedy, Call Me Madam, with music by Irving Berlin and starring Ethel Merman, is playing at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 644 performances.
There are four versions of Stranger In Paradise in the UK singles chart - by Tony Bennett, Tony Martin, The Four Aces and Eddie Calvert.
Package tour the Biggest Show Of Stars for '59, featuring Bo Diddley, Duane Eddy, The Platters, Clyde McPhatter, Little Anthony And The Imperials, The Kalin Twins and The Crests, plays in Charlotte, Carolina, USA.
Neil Sedaka, Dion, Bo Diddley, The Drifters, Chubby Checker, Little Anthony, The Skyliners, Johnny Burnette, Bobby Vee and Dante And The Evergreens play the fifth of ten days in the Christmas Rock'n'Roll Show at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
During a tour of the mid-West, Ray Charles and Betty Carter play the first of two nights at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dion releases a new single, Somebody Nobody Wants, on Laurie Records in the USA.
Leading New York City, USA, radio station WINS drops rock'n'roll in favour of a "pretty music" format. (1962)
Bob Dylan plays the fifth of seven nights at Gerde's Folk City, New York City, USA.
Stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce's Gate of Horn obscenity trial opens in Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Bruce acting as his own counsel.
Blowin' In the Wind by Peter, Paul and Mary enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No2. The song is also the first hit for its composer, Bob Dylan.
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Greg D' Angelo, drummer with Anthrax and White Lion, is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Ramblin' Jack Elliott plays at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Bitter End Singers play at The Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London, England, UK.
Neil Diamond plays in Dahlgren Hall at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
Frank Sinatra records Cycles, My Way Of Life and Whatever Happened To Christmas, for Reprise Records in New York City, USA.
Josh White Jr plays at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Grateful Dead, supported by Catfish, play the first of two nights at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York State, USA.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono leave the UK to live permanently in America. On the same day, Led Zeppelin play at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Bob Dylan is rehearsing in New York City, USA, for his Rolling Thunder Revue - planned as a traveling cavalcade of Dylan and his long-time musical comrades.
Rickie Lee Jones appears on the tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA, performing Chuck E's In Love.
The Ramones play at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, California, USA.
Bob Dylan's latest album, Saved, peaks at No3 in the UK albums chart.
Jazz pianist Bill Evans dies in New York City, USA, of a bleeding ulcer, cirrhosis of the liver, and bronchial pneumonia - all largely caused by his drug addictions.
Teen-pop boy band Menudo play the second of a ten-day series of shows at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Amnesty International starts a worldwide tour - the Conspiracy Of Hope concerts - at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA, featuring U2, Sting, Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Jackson Browne, Lou Reed, Joan Baez and the Neville Brothers.
Bruce Springsteen plays at Stade Geoffrey Guichard, St. Etienne, France, Europe.
David Cassidy plays the second of two nights at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
I'm Breathless (Dick Tracy Soundtrack LP) by Madonna peaks at No2 in the UK albums chart.
Acclaimed jazz-pop interpretative vocalist Susannah McCorkle commits suicide by jumping from the window of her New York City apartment, after penning a suicide note.
Neil Diamond plays at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Jane Birkin plays the first of two nights at Florence Gould Hall, New York City, USA.
While celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary, Beyonce and Jay-Z dine at La Guarida restaurant in Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
On their Psycho tour, Muse play at Webster Hall, New York City, USA, supported by Bare Hands.
On her 39-date LA To The Moon tour Lana Del Rey plays at The Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Big Thief play at Best Kept Secret, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.