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New York City

A revived musical comedy The Casino Girl closes at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of thirty-two performances.
Klaw And Erlanger's Troubadours present Harry B. Smith's musical comedy The Liberty Belles at The Madison Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Saxophone sextet The Six Brown Brothers record A La Carte and The Hustler March for Victor Records in New York City, USA.
The Original Dixieland Jazz band opens for a run of shows at Margaret Hawkesworth's Paradise Ballroom, Eighth Avenue, New York City, USA.
The Original Indiana Five record Hard-To-Get Gertie for Cameo Records in New York City, USA.
A group of nine prominent bandleaders from the USA and Canada meet in New York City to form the American Bandmasters Association which will become a hugely influential organisation. The nine founders are Edwin Franko Goldman, composer, conductor and founder of the Goldman Band; Charles Benter, Director of the United States Navy Band, Washington, D. C.; J. J. Gagnier, Director of His Majesty's Grenadier Guards Band, Montreal, Canada; Victor J. Grabel, Conductor of the Chicago Concert Band; Albert Austin Harding, Director of Bands at the University of Illinois; Richard B. Hayward, Director of the Toronto Concert Band, Toronto, Canada; Charles O'Neill, Director of the Royal 22nd Regiment Band, Quebec, Canada; Arthur Pryor, Director of Arthur Pryor's Band, New York, NY; and Frank Simon, Director of the ARMCO Band, Middletown, Ohio.
My Fate Is In Your Hands by The Vincent Lopez Orchestra is released as the Durium Hit Of The Week on newspaper stands in New York City, USA at a cost of 15c, twenty percent of the price of an ordinary shellac record.
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra record A Minor Breakdown and Bugle Blues in New York City, USA.
The stage musical Billion Dollar Baby is presented at The Alvin Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 220 shows.
Robert J. Kulick is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He will find fame as guitarist and producer Bob Kulik, working with Kiss, W.A.S.P., Meatloaf, Lou Reed and others.
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.
Frank Sinatra publicly denies a widespread rumour that he attempted suicide at Lake Tahoe with an overdose of sleeping pills after a fight with his wife, Ava Gardner.
The 5 Keys record Darling, Yes Sir That's My Baby and It's Christmas Time for Aladdin Records at RCA Studios, New York City, USA.
RCA Victor Records throws a 'Welcome Home' party, attended by local disc jockeys and pressmen, for popular singer Eddie Fisher at Toots Shor's in New York City, USA.
Jump blues star Louis Jordan And The Tympany Five have a recording session at Webster Hall, New York City, USA.
In a New York Times interview, Peggy Lee complains that, "Rhythm and blues selections get the big play these days. It would be fine if there were just a little bit of that kind of thing. But so many good things are being overlooked and lost because of it."
Julie London and The Bobby Troup Trio play the second night of two weeks at The Cameo Restaurant, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Louis Armstrong records If I Could Be With You, Body And Soul and other tracks in New York City, USA.
Judy Garland, bloated by acute hepatitis caused by drug abuse, enters The Doctors' Hospital, New York City, USA.
Shirley Bassey is the musical guest on the Ed Sullivan Show, live in New York City, USA.
The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra records Saturday Night, Blues For Kapp and other tracks in New York City, USA.
Ruth Brown, The Vibrations, Jimmy Jones, The Sensations, Joe Turner, The Clovers, Little Anthony, David Ruffin and Arthur Prysock play the third night in a week of shows at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
John Coltrane plays at The Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany, Europe.
Joe Williams plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges records tracks for his album The Eleventh Hour in New York City,USA.
Dion records I Just Want To Make Love To You, Blues With A Feeling and other tracks at Columbia Studio A, New York City, USA.
Geoff And Maria Muldaur play at Club 47, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
The Blues Project, Sons Of Adam and Quicksilver Messenger Service play the second of two nights at The Laugh Cure Dance And Concert, in The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Foxy Lady by The Jimi Hendrix Experience hits its US chart peak of No67.
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New Orleans by Neil Diamond reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
American record company Bell Records is launched in London, England, UK, Europe, with John Lennon and Ringo Starr of The Beatles among the guests.
When David Johansen appears at The Fast Lane, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA, he is joined on stage for two songs by Bruce Springsteen.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at Glen Falls, Civic Center, Glen Falls, New York State, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
Elton John plays at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Jazz virtuoso Paul Horn spends the first of two days recording a live LP of flute, saxophone and vocal improvisations inside The Taj Mahal, Agra, India. The album will be titled Inside The Taj Mahal 2.
The Beach Boys play at Pilot Field, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Jackson Browne plays at The Chicago, Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The hit single Hanky Panky by Madonna is certified gold (for shipment of 500,000 units) by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Phish play at The Chance, Poughkeepsie, New York State, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
On her Blond Ambition tour, Madonna plays the last of three nights at Chiba Marine Stadium, Chiba, Japan, Asia.
Jersey Boys, a musical based on the career of 60s vocal harmony quartet The Four Seasons, opens on Broadway, New York City, USA, at the August Wilson Theatre.
The Jonas Brothers play a free club concert at Irving Plaza, New York City.
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy and his wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz attend the Washington Wizards vs the New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Phil Collins plays the third of four special concerts, billed as Up Close And Personal - Phil Collins Plays 60s Soul, at The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
The Fuji Rock Festival, a three-day event, concludes at Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan. The final day is headlined by Massive Attack, with Atoms For Peace and Vampire Weekend also on the bill.
Blue Oyster Cult and Kansas play on the Stan Colella Stage in Chevy Court at The Great New York State Fair, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Eminem plays at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, USA, supported by Slaughterhouse. The show is billed as 'an event for the watch brand G-Shock.'
Billy Joel performs his first full concert in over three years at The Stone Music Festival in ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania. Also on the bill are Van Halen and Aerosmith.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.