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George Abbott Davison and Inez Mecusker are presenting a new musical comedy at Pastor's Theatre, New York City, USA.
The Evening Journal newspaper in Lubbock, Texas, USA, announces the birth of "A daughter weighing eight and a half pounds at 6.10 o'clock Monday afternoon at Clark-Key Clinic to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence O. Holley of 1913 Sixth Street." The baby, later to find fame fame as Buddy Holly, was in fact a son, born at 3.30pm at home, 1911 Sixth Street.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Once Upon A Dream and It's Love I'm In for CBS Records in New York City, USA.
The Biggest Show Of 51, starring Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan and Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, plays in The Sorts Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Max Bygraves is appearing in the revue Wonderful Time at The Palladium, London, England, UK, with The Billy Cotton Band, The Bernard Brothers and Joy Nichols.
US music trade magazine Billboard lists The Coasters' debut single, Down In Mexico, as a 'best buy?, adding that the track is 'getting excellent R + B and pop reaction? in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Durham and St. Louis.
Actress Rosanna Arquette is born in New York City, USA. She will inspire the Toto hit Rosanna, and also In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel, who became her lover.
Danny And The Juniors play during a week of shows at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows continue with a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Fury, Eden Kane (backed by Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers), Joe Brown, The Allisons, The Karl Denver Trio, Shirley Douglas and (somewhat confusingly) Mike Dee And The Jaywalkers play at The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. At this point in their career, Mike Dee's Jaywalkers include Ritchie Blackmore, later to play with Deep Purple, on guitar.
The Dave Clark Five play at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Timers record No-Go Showboat in Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The song is co-written by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys with Roger Christian. Vocals are handled by Gary Usher, Brian Wilson, and Chuck Girard.
It is reported that civil rights activist Lena Horne's latest single, Now, is not being played by some radio stations in Philadelphia, USA, because it is deemed "too controversial". In essence, the song questions the morality of contemporary racial attitudes in the USA.
Martha And The Vandellas record A Tear For The Girl in Hitsville U.S.A. Studio A, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Hollies play at The Glenlyn Ballroom, Forest Hill, London, England, UK, Europe. Support act is The Detours, featuring future leader of The Who, Pete Townshend.
Long John Baldry And The Hoochie Coochie Men play at Baldry's Blues Club, Wealdstone, UK.
Handyman by Del Shannon enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
During a month-long tour, The Four Seasons play at The Arie Crown Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frank Ifield plays the second of six nights at The Odeon, Manchester, England, UK.
The Beatles continue filming their second movie, Help!, provisionally titled Beatles 2, in New Providence, Bahamas, Caribbean. On this day they are filmed at Café Martinique on Paradise Island. Ringo is also filmed on a schooner moored offshore.
The highest new entry in Cash Box magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is Truly, Truly, True by Brenda Lee, entering at No72.
Herman's Hermits play at The Arie Crown Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Searchers leave the UK to begin a tour of the USA.
The Rolling Stones record an appearance for British tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars, in Birmingham, England, UK.
The Hurricanes play at The Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, Scotland, UK, supported by The Red Hawks.
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, The Move, Amen Corner, James And Bobby Purify, Pesky Gee and Hal C. Blake play on the second day of the Barn Barbecue Concert And Dance at Whittlesey, near Peterbough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Sandpipers release a new album, Softly, in the UK on A+M Records.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays its last ever UK concert, at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe. Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Steve Winwood watch the show together from a box.
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At the Tinker Street Cinema, Woodstock, New York State, USA, Jimi Hendrix first uses his Uni-Vibe guitar effects unit.
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At The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA, Elton John plays his first American gig. It will prove to be a major turning point in his career.
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Georgia On My Mind by Willie Nelson reaches No1 in the Billboard country singles chart in the USA. The song, written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell, also provided a major hit in 1960 for Ray Charles.
Fearing fan riots, Boston's mayor Kevin White, bans The Rolling Stones from playing warm-up gigs at the small Orpheum club in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Former Velvet Underground vocalist Nico plays in Leuven, Belgium, Europe, with The Faction.
Jazz trumpeter Dick Vance dies aged 70 in New York City, USA. Vance worked with Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra from 1936 until 1938, before joining Chick Webb's Big Band in 1939, then moving on to play with Charlie Barnet, and Don Redman. Vance also wrote musical arrangements for numerous orchestras including those of Duke Ellington, Harry James, Cab Calloway and Earl Hines.
Van Morrison plays at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
John Fogerty is cleared of plagiarism, following a bizarre lawsuit in which Fantasy Records claimed that Fogerty's 1985 US Top Ten single The Old Man Down The Road plagiarised the 1970 song Run Through The Jungle (which Fogerty himself had written while a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival).
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On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays the second of two nights at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On their Urban Jungle tour, The Rolling Stones play the first of three nights at Parc Des Princes, Paris, France, Europe.
The Artist aka Prince, plays at The MCI Center, Washington DC, USA, with Chaka Khan and Larry Graham.
Robbie Williams plays at Westpoint, Exeter, England, UK, Europe.
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Country music star Lynn Anderson pleads not guilty to charges stemming from an alleged shoplifting incident at a supermarket in Taos, New Mexico, USA.
Despite some local protests, a bronze bust of deceased guitarist Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones is erected in Beechwood Shopping Centre, in his home town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK.
On her Live At Last tour, Anastacia plays at Ippodromo delle Capannelle, Rome, Italy, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at The Mile One Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
Enter Shikari, Little Boots and White Lies play on the third and last day of the Liverpool Sound City festival in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. When Enter Shikari frontman Roughton Reynolds urges the crowd to vote against the BNP in the upcoming European election, a chant of 'Fuck the BNP!' rings throughout the venue.
Bob Dylan plays at the Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick City, Ireland, Europe.
On the European leg of his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
On their Get Weird tour, Little Mix play at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Lukas Graham play at Sentum Scene, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
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