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Harry Macdonough records My Carolina Lady, Bashful Betsy Brown and Moon Moon Moon, for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Dan W. Quinn records Oh! Didn't He Ramble, Rip Van Winkle Was A Lucky Man, What'd You Do With The Letter, Mr. Johnson?, 'Twas Her First and Nursery Rhymes for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Sousa Band is playing during a lengthy engagement at Willow Grove Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
J.W. Myers records The Bell Buoy, I'll Wed My Willie When His Ship Comes In and In The Golden Field Of Grain for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical comedy Oh, Mama! opens at The Opera House, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in Castle Garden, Dornay Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
US bomber Enola Gay drops a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, Asia. OMD [Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark will write their song Enola Gay about the incident. The Byrds song, I Come And Stand At Every Door, is about a child who died in the atomic blast of Hiroshima, and Todd Rundgren's Utopia will also record a song entitled Hiroshima. One of the earliest songs inspired by the atrocity was Atomic Power, recorded in 1946 by The Buchanan Brothers.
Hank Williams appears for the last time at Sunset Park, West Grove, Pennsylvania, USA.
Billy May And His Band play the second of four days at Lakeside Park, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Brook Benton plays the second of six nights of shows at Sciolla's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bobby Vee records How Many Tears at United Recording Studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the second of six nights at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Dinah Washington is headlining during a week of shows at The Howard Theater in Washington DC, USA, supported by The Dells.
Bobby Rydell plays the fourth night in a four week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as support to comedian George Burns.
Bobby Rydell plays the ninth night in a four week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as support to comedian George Burns.
Eddie Fisher plays the fourth night of two weeks at Coconut Grove, New York City, USA.
Surf music pioneer Dick Dale performs Let's Go Trippin' on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The song will come to be regarded as the first surf rock instrumental.
The Twist-themed movie Twist Around The Clock is released to cinemas in Mexico, North America. The movie stars Chubby Checker, Dion, The Marcels, Clay Cole and Vicki Spencer.
The Erroll Garner Trio records Three O'Clock In The Morning and Schoner Gigolo (Just A Gigolo) for MGM Records in New York City, USA.
Broadcasting Magazine reports that KQV radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, received more than 5000 requests for its recent promotional "KQV Welcomes The Beatles" poster.
Sammy Kaye And His Band play at The Cedarbrook Country Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The O'Jays record Working On Your Case and Hold On for Minit Records at Way Out Studios, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
On a tour to promote their second Smash Records LP, Love Lost And Found, Jay And The Techniques play the first of three nights in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The UK And USA International Mojo Festival is held at Queen's Hall, Leeds, England, UK, Europe. Compered by 'King Mojo himself – Peter Stringfellow', the acts appearing include The Small Faces, The Herd, Alan Bown, Bill Haley and His Comets, Edwin Starr and The Fantastics.
Gary Puckett And The Union Gap and Lou Rawls play at the Summer Music Festival, JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Judy Garland checks in to the Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is due to play a show with the Count Basie Band at J.F.K. Stadium on the 20th.
Prince plays the second of two nights at The Class of 1964 Skating Rink, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play at Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, during the Festival International De Jazz Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
MC Hammer plays at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, with After 7.
Soundgarden, Danzig and Warrior Soul play at The Airport Music Hall, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Phil Collins plays at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Backstreet Boys comeback tour plays at Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.
Taylor Swift plays at the Country Thunder Music Festival, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, USA.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at The HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, USA.
On her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays at The Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The movie Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera opens in Argentina, South America.
Taylor Swift wins Entertainer of the Year at The 46th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Miranda Lambert gets Top Female Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year and Video of the Year. Brad Paisley wins Top Male Vocalist for the fifth consecutive year; Lady Antebellum win Album of the Year for Need You Now; and The Band Perry win Top New Artist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group.
Jazz guitarist Billy Bean, working with Charlie Ventura, Paul Horn, Bud Shank and others as well as pursuing an acclaimed solo career, dies after years of substance abuse.
Taylor Swift is one of many stars attending The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah release their fourth album, Only Run, on Xtra Mile Recordings in the UK.
mewithoutYou play at Slim's, San Francisco, California, USA.
During their Mechanical Bull Tour, Kings Of Leon play at The First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jorma Kaukonen plays at The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA.
On her 1989 World Tour Taylor Swift plays at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes.
Duran Duran play at Musikfest, ArtsQuest Center At SteelStack, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
Xenia Rubinos plays at The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Anti‐Flag play at The Ogden Theatre, Denver, Colorado, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the first of two nights at The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Taylor Swift announces that she will launch a new app, The Swift Life, later in the year.