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Chris And The Wonderful Lamp, a musical extravaganza with music by John Philip Sousa, is performed at the Victoria Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA.
The first stage production of The Wizard Of Oz is playing at The Grand Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The first stage production of The Wizard Of Oz is playing at The Grand Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Wizard Of Oz is playing at The Grand Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Golden Rocket by Hank Snow becomes the first No1 single of 1951 on the Billboard Country Music Chart in the USA.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Hong Kong, Asia. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Japan, Asia. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
Little Devil by Neil Sedaka reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Low-budget teen-horror movie The Horror Of Party Beach opens at cinemas in the USA. The movie includes songs, notably The Zombie Stomp, performed by The Del-Aires.

In Come Wander With Me, an episode of sci-fi/fantasy tv series The Twilight Zone, Gary Crosby portrays a singer, The Rockabilly Kid. According to The Twilight Zone: The 50th Anniversary Tribute, by Carol Serling and Douglas Brode, he represents "the first Bob Dylan-style 'folkie' to appear on the small screen."
The Hollies spend the second of two days in EMI's Abbey Road studio, London, UK, recording their psychedelic single, King Midas In Reverse.
David Bowie And The Buzz play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK.
Rising English pop star David Jones changes his name to David Bowie, allegedly to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees.
During an anti-Vietnam war protest, The Fugs, Norman Mailer and others attempt to levitate The Pentagon, Washington DC., USA.
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Popular 1930s crooner Rudy Vallee stars in The Londinium Larcenies, the first of a three-part Batman tv show episode, in which he plays aristocratic super-crook Lord Marmaduke Ffogg.
Pink Floyd have a recording session in Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, working on Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Let There Be More Light and Nick's Boogie.
Filming of The Rolling Stones begins for French avant-garde director Jean-Luc Godard's documentary film One Plus One at Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. The film will, in due course, be re-named Sympathy For The Devil.
Spirit record the instrumental Space Child, for Epic Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. It will be released on their Columbia Records album The Twelve Dreams Of Dr Sardonicus.
The Scaffold, Pete Brown And His Battered Ornaments, Ron Geesin, Terry Reid's Fantasia, Junior's Eyes, David Bowie, Principal Edward's Magic Theatre, Spider And The Stable, Gethsemane and Pete Drummond play at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK, Europe.
Two months after its release, Space Oddity by David Bowie finally enters the UK singles chart.
The Christmas Day edition of British tv show Top Of The Pops features Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fleetwood Mac, Marmalade, Thunderclap Newman, Clodagh Rodgers, The Scaffold and Zager And Evans.
David Bowie, Traffic, Pink Floyd, Terry Reid, Daevid Allen And Gong play at Glastonbury Fayre, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
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Pink Floyd release a new album, Dark Side Of The Moon, in the UK.
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David Bowie makes his final appearance as Ziggy Stardust with a show at Hammersmith odeon, London, UK.
Adam And The Ants play at The Top Rank, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, supported by Martian Dance.
Kraftwerk enter the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with Numbers.
Motley Crue release their second album, Shout At The Devil, in the USA.
Manowar, supported by Mercyful Fate, play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
David Bowie is in the audience at Woody’s On The Beach, Miami, Florida, USA, when owner Ron Wood, guitarist with the Rolling Stones, gets up to play live with Jerry Lee Lewis.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays the second of three nights at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, UK.
When Depeche Mode and Primal Scream play at Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantagh, New York State, USA, vocalist Dave Gahan bites journalist Andy Perry backstage, and threatens to put a curse on him.
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Alan Caddy, guitarist with UK instrumental hitmakers The Tornados, dies aged 60 in London, England, UK, Europe. The cause of his death is not released, but he was known to have been an alcoholic for much of his life. The band is best-remembered for their international hit single Telstar, written and produced by the controversial Joe Meek.
Two bands, Project Rocket and Fall Out Boy release a joint EP, popularly called Split, on Uprising Records in the USA.
On his A Reality Tour, David Bowie's concert at The James L. Knight Center, Miami, Florida, USA, is cancelled after lighting technician Walter "Wally Gator" Thomas falls to his death prior to Bowie going onstage.
Love, The Chocolate Watchband, The Yardbirds and the Buff Medways play at Le Beat Route’s Bespoke Weekender at The Rocket, Holloway, London, England, UK.
A new production of the much-loved family musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang opens at The Lyric Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, to unfavourable reviews.
Gorillaz release their second LP, Demon Days, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
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Van Morrison releases a new album, Magic Time on Geffen Records in the USA.
Vampire Weekend release a new single, Holiday, in the USA.
Christina Aguilera reaches No1 in the Greek Albums Chart with Bionic.
Christina Aguilera reaches No1 in the European Top 100 Albums Chart with Bionic.
Vampire Weekend play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Beach House and Dum Dum Girls.
Elbow release a new album, Build A Rocket Boys!, in the USA.
German electronic rock pioneers Kraftwerk play at The Tate Modern, Camberwell, London, England, UK, Europe.
Within Temptation release their sixth studio album, Hydra, in the USA and UK.
Coldplay release their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories in Japan, Asia.
On their The End World Tour, Black Sabbath play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play the last of three nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
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