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The musical extravaganza The Sleeping Beauty And The Beast is playing at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 241 performances. The show is billed as "The biggest indoor entertainment in the world! 500 people involved!"
The musical show The Toy-Maker is presented at The Tivoli Opera House, San Francisco, California, USA.
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 Rector Girls, advertised as featuring "Beautiful Girls, Stunning gowns and Delightful music" is playing at The Lyceum Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
In the House Of Commons, London, UK, The Chancellor of the Exchequer is asked if he is aware that an American music hall artiste recently in the country received a salary of £900 per week for several months. The aim is to find out if steps are being taken to tax such earnings. The reply is that the matter is being considered.
Alan Pasqua is born in New Jersey, USA. He will achieve success as a jazz, pop and rock pianist and composer. He will found the 1980s hard rock band Giant but perhaps his best-known composition is the CBS Evening News theme.
Jane Froman performs the songs Sunny Side Up, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling(?), Pretend You're Happy When You're Blue, Hours Of Gladness and Across the Sea To Ireland (Galway Bay?) on the CBS tv show USA Canteen, in the USA.
Bobby Rydell is presented with the 1960 Outstanding Entertainer Award by The Sons Of Italy organisation at their annual banquet in Palumbo's Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Tom Shipley plays at The Village Corner Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He will go on to greater success as one half of Brewer And Shipley.
Manfred Mann play at The University, Sheffield, UK.
A Hard Days Night by The Beatles is the UK's new No1 single.
Cilla Black releases a new single in the UK, It's For You, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
The Mar-Keys release the single Bush Bash on Stax Records in the USA.
Them (with Van Morrison on lead vocals) release their debut single, Don't Start Crying Now, on Decca Records in the UK. The song was composed and first recorded by Slim Harpo.
The Swinging Blue Jeans headline a bill at The Queen's Theatre, Blackpool, UK, which also features The Nashville Teens and The High Numbers (aka The Who)
A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles reaches No1 in the pop singles chart in Germany, Europe.
The Everly Brothers record Lonely Weekends, You're My Girl, Don't Let The Whole World Know and other tracks at Fred Foster Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Warner Brothers Records.
Gary Lewis And The Playboys release a new single, Count Me In, which will peak at No2 in the Billboard chart in the USA.
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The Triplets release a new single, Hey Little Girl/(Baby) Come On Home, on Blue Rock Records in the USA.
The Dave Clark Five begins a tour of North America with a show at The Academy Of Music, New York City, USA.
Perry Como records Oowee Oowee, Bye Bye Little Girl and Bumming Around for RCA Victor in Nashville, Tennesseee, USA.
The Kinks reach No1 in the UK singles chart with Sunny Afternoon, on Pye Records.
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Freddie Mack And His Band play in Aberystwyth, Wales, UK, Europe.
Clare Grogan of pop band Altered Images is waitressing in Glasgow, Scotland, when she is approached by film director Bill Forsyth, who asks her to appear in his film Gregory's Girl.
The Ramones play at The University, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye becomes the first record for twenty years to rack up ten weeks at No1 on the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA. The last one was I Can’t Stop Loving You by Ray Charles.
Filming continues on the Prince movie Purple Rain in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Billy Joel plays the first of two nights at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their End Of The Road tour, Status Quo play at Leisureland, Galway, Eire, Europe.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Memorial Drive Park, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Robbie Williams releases his new album, Sing When You're Winning, in the UK. On the same day, Oasis play at the Carling Festival, Leeds, UK, amid rumours that this will be their last gig together. "Ladies and Gentlemen, this is not a funeral," announces frontman Liam Gallagher.
Snow Patrol play at The Quest, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, supported by Embrace.
R.E.M. play in Hyde Park, London, England, UK.
Kanye West visits the King Tut Exhibition, staged by the Discovery Channel in Times Square, New York City, USA.
PRS for Music launches its annual Adding Up The Music Industry report, showing that in 2009 overall revenues in the UK music business rose by 4.7% to £3.9bn.
On her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays at The Viejas Arena, San Diego, California, Texas, USA.
Lady Gaga headlines the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Carlisle, UK.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays the first of two nights at The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Yoko Ono is among those in attendance when Lady Gaga launches her Fame Eau de Parfum at the Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA.
On their Ceremonials tour, Florence And The Machine play at The Corona Capital Festival in Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Icona Pop, a duo from Sweden, Europe, reach No1 in the Official Singles Chart in the UK with I Love It. Currently featuring in a TV ad campaign for the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone, the song has sold nearly 125,000 copies in the last seven days.
On his Would You Like A Tour? tour, Drake plays at Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Simple Minds play at Auditorium Cavea, Rome, Italy, Europe.
Chicago play at The Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana, USA.
Maroon 5 release their fifth album, V, in the USA.
The Dolly Parton's 42nd studio album Blue Smoke is declared platinum by the BPI in the UK.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA, supported by DNCE.
Lady Antebellum release a new LP, Heart Break.