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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.
Musical comedy The Little Duchess, starring Anna Held, with music and lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Reginald De Koven, is playing at The Casino Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 136 performances.
Musical comedy The Belle Of Broadway is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of seventeen performances.
The Passing Show Of 1915 continues its lengthy run at The Winter Garden, Broadway, New York City, USA. The show is billed as featuring "Enthralling Visions of Girls Divinely Fair".
Henry Burr [tenor], Billy Murray [tenor/comedian], The Peerless Quartet, Rudy Wiedoeft [saxophone] and The International Novelty Orchestra [directed by Nat Shilkret] appear on the Victor Presentation radio show on WEAF Radio in New York City, USA.
Washington County country music trio Charlie Bowman and his Brothers record Moonshiner and His Money for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Billie Holiday and the Count Basie Orchestra play the fourth night in a week of shows at the Apollo Theater Harlem, New York City, USA.
Sidney Bechet, Count Basie, Meade 'Lux' Lewis, Pete Johnson, Helen Humes, Big Bill Broonzy, Big Joe Turner, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Terry others play in the From Spirituals To Swing concert in Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA. The event, organised by record producer John Hammond, is dedicated to singer Bessie Smith, who died a year before in a car accident in Virginia.
Dancer and singer Vic Dana is born in Buffalo, New York State, USA.
The Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Septet records Back In Your Own Backyard, Sweet Jennie Lou, La Vie En Rose and Seven Eleven for Prestige Records in New York City, USA.
Gillian Scalici is born in New York City, USA. She will find success as a singer and actor performing in several New York Broadway musicals during the 70s.
Top Latin bandleader Xavier Cugat opens for another season on the Starlight Roof of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
Doulas Glenn Colvin is born in Fort Lee, Virginia, USA. He will find success as Dee Dee Ramone, bassist and songwriter for The Ramones.
Dinah Washington With The Ravens records Out In The Cold Again and Hey Good Lookin' (neither the Hank Williams song or the Cole Porter song of the same name), for Mercury Records in New York City, USA.
Paul Robeson addresses the World Peace Rally, sponsored by The National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, in New York City, USA.
The Swan Silvertones begin a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Sam Cooke plays the second night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Jerry Butler, Maxine Brown, The Cleftones, Bobby Lewis, The Blue Notes and Doc Bagby's Combo play during a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader Pete Brown records his final album, High In A Basement, in a subterranean soundproof studio at 272 W. 84th Street in New York City, USA. The album's title is a reference to the fact that the players at the session were partaking of drugs.
Hoagy Lands records Goodnight Irene, White Gardenia, It Ain't As Easy As That and Mary Sue for MGM Records in New York Cityy, USA.
The Blue Mitchell Octet record Hootie Blues and I Can't Get Started for Riverside Records in New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the fourth of seven nights at Gerde's Folk City, New York City, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record September 12th Blues, To Know You Is To Love You and E.S.P. in RCA Studio, New York City, USA.
UK folk trio The Springfields, featuring Dusty Springfield, have a day of promotional appearances in New York City, USA.
Controversial stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce is arrested on obscenity charges shortly before he is due to appear on stage at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. Police had recorded his set at the club earlier in the week to gather evidence against him.
Popular singer John Gary plays the first of twelve nights at The Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
The Rascals release a new album, Search And Nearness, in the USA on Atlantic Records.
Weather Report play at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Doug Sahm and Band record Tennessee Blues, Your Friends and Papa Ain't Salty in New York City for Atlantic Records, with Bob Dylan playing guitar and harmonica.
Bob Dylan breaks off from Rolling Thunder Revue rehearsals at S.I.R. Studios, Manhattan, New York City, USA, to record a new version of Hurricane at CBS Studios. This is done because factual inaccuracies in the original version of the song are considered actionable.
Frank Sinatra and Luciano Pavarotti perform as a duet in a special benefit concert at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA, to raise funds for the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
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.
Great White co-headline a gig at Darien Lake Amphitheater, Corfu, New York State, USA, with Tesla.
Barry Manilow plays at The London Palladium, London, England, UK, Europe.
When Madonna decides to go jogging in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, she finds herself pursued by tabloid journalists.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie, plays at Fair Park Bandshell, Dallas, Texas, USA.
It is reported that several music stars have contributed funds to help Motown star Mary Wells cover the costs of her recent throat surgery at the Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital at USC in Los Angeles, California, USA. Diana Ross has contributed $15,000, Rod Stewart and Bruce Springsteen $10,000 each and The Temptations $5,000.
Dizzy Gillespie's 75th Birthday Concert is held at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA. Unfortunately Dizzy cannot take part as he is dying of pancreatic cancer. Nevertheless, Jon Faddis, Marvin "Doc" Holladay, James Moody, Paquito D'Rivera, and the Mike Longo Trio with Ben Brown on bass and Mickey Roker on drums play his music in his honour.
Funky jazz keyboardist Richard Tee, who had worked with Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Roberta Flack and others, dies of prostate cancer in Cold Spring, New York State, USA.
Incubus play at SUNY, Binghampton, New York State, USA.
Jerry Soto the founder/owner of Soto Sound Studios in Chicago, Illinois, USA, dies of a heart attack, aged 53. In his acclaimed career, he worked with artists including Buddy Guy, Fred Anderson, Peter Tork (of The Monkees), Walter "Sweetness" Payton, Eddie "The Chief" Clearwater, Lefty Dizz and Carey Bell.
Fun Lovin' Criminals play at The Academy, Manchester, England, UK.
Madonna sends her best wishes to Elton John following his description of her as 'a miserable cow' for not attending his wedding reception.
Freelance Whales release a new album, Weathervanes, in the USA on Frenchkiss Records.
Black Country Communion, a 'supergroup' featuring Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) and Derek Sherinian [Dream Theater], releases its eponymous debut album on Mascot Records.
On their World Contamination Tour, My Chemical Romance play the second of two nights at Terminal 5, New York City, USA.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Canada.
On her The Mrs Carter Show World Tour Beyonce plays at The Park And Suites Arena, Montpellier, France, Europe.
Country music singer Hunter Hayes secures a Guinness World Record by playing ten shows in ten cities on one day. He started in Times Square, New York City, USA, then moved to Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, Providence, Rhode Island, New London, New Haven, and Stamford, Connecticut, South Orange and Asbury Park, New Jersey. His tenth and final show took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The entire stunt was done to raise awareness for the Child Hunger Ends Here program.
Radiohead play the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.