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Stepping Stones, a musical comedy version of Little Red Riding Hood, with music by Jerome Kern, is playing at The Globe Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 281 performances.
Peterhead-based swing band The Ambassadors play for a dance in Allardyce’s Ballroom, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe. Drummer George Brown is paid 8/- and the other band members earn 14/- each. The band is reported to have been well-received.
Ronald David Bright is born in New York City, USA. He will find success under the name Ronnie Bright as a vocalist from the 1950s until the 1970s, with The Valentines, The Cadillacs, The Deep River Boys and The Coasters. He will also provide the distinctive bass voice on the 1961 hit Who Put The Bomp by Barry Mann, and the 1963 hit single Mr. Bass Man by Johnny Cymbal.
The musical Paint Your Wagon, with songs by Lerner and Loewe, plays at The Shubert Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 289 performances.
When British skiffle king Lonnie Donegan plays at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, local teenager Paul McCartney (later of The Beatles) is in the audience, and is inspired to learn to play the guitar.
Scottish folk duo Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor appear in two consecutive BBC-tv shows. First, at 18.20 they star in a special St. Andrew's Day edition of The Kilt Is My Delight, and then at 18.50 they are seen again providing a song for the topical news-based magazine show Tonight.
Folk duo Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor perform live on the BBC Television topical news magazine show Tonight in London, England, UK, Europe.
Skiffle king Lonnie Donegan appears on UK tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars, along with The Beverly Sisters and The Springfields [including Dusty Springfield].
The Caravelles play in Eyemouth, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Peter And Gordon's first American album is released with the title A World Without Love, on Capitol Records.
The Kinks play at The City Hall, Perth, Scotland, UK.
Lulu plays a live ballroom show in Weymouth, England, UK, Europe.
The Fortunes play at the Raith Ballroom, Kirkcaldy, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Lulu And The Luvvers play the third night in a week of shows at The Cabaret Club, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
When folk guitarist and singer Bert Jansch is unable to play tonight's gig in Manchester, England, UK, Europe, he is replaced by Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick who were in the audience to attend the show.
Weekly UK tv show Top Of The Pops features live performances by Donovan, Esther And Abi Ofarim, John Rowles and Marmalade.
The Bob Seger System play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Bubble Puppy and The Nice.
Jimi Hendrix flies to Los Angeles, California, USA, where he books into the Beverly Rodeo Hotel and attends at party for Donovan at The Factory.
The Marmalade play a charity show at The Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe, to raise money for the families of two policemen killed recently in the city.
The Faces (including Rod Stewart) play at The War Memorial, Syracuse, New York State, USA, supported by Badfinger.
Bob Dylan plays the second of seven nights at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles.
Bob Dylan plays at the Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida.
An estimated 35m people worldwide watch a live satellite transmission of a Rod Stewart concert at The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Tina Turner and Kim Carnes. It is the first broadcast of its kind since Elvis Presley's Aloha from Hawaii special in 1973.
Eric Clapton plays the second of two nights at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by Chris Rea.
James King And The Lonewolves play at Liverpool University, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Jesus And Mary Chain, supported by Nine Inch Nails, play at The Citi Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Ebeneezer Goode by The Shamen reaches No1 in the UK singles chart for the first of four weeks.
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Come On by Prince charts at No65 in the UK for just one week.
The Cream, with Eric Clapton on lead guitar, play the third of four re-union shows at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The shows are recorded and will be released as a live album entitled Royal Albert Hall, London, May 2-3-5-6, 2005.
Alex McEwan releases his debut album, Beautiful Lies, in the UK on Forge Records.
Influential British jazz trumpeter and bandleader Ian Carr dies aged 75. In the last decade of his life, he suffered a series of strokes that led to the early onset of Alzheimer's disease, forcing him to spend his last years in a succession of care homes.
On the second leg of their Unleashed tour, Fleetwood Mac play at the Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Rickie Lee Jones plays at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
On their 360 Degree tour U2 play in the Athens Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece, Europe, supported by Snow Patrol.
On her Aphrodite World Tour, Kylie Minogue plays at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia, Europe.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, plus special guest Muntu Valdo, play at The Music Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On their Ceremonials tour, Florence And The Machine play at The T In The Park Festival, Balado Airfield, Kinross, Scotland, UK.
The New Mendicants release their debut album, Into The Lime, in the UK.
Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol passes the one-million sales barrier in the UK, eight years after its release.
Mogwai play at The Cactus Festival 2014, Minnewaterpark, Bruges, Belgium, Europe.
Red Sky July play at The Auditorium Theatre at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
According to figures released by music industry trade body The BPI, pop music nudged rock out of the way during 2014 to become the dominant genre in UK music sales. The figures, based on Official Charts Company data, show that high-profile successes from Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Paloma Faith gave pop a 34.5% share of album sales – its biggest since 1999.
Nai Harvest play at Broadcast, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, supported by Best Friends.
Astrid Williamson performs as part of Requiem For The Fallen, a Remembrance Day recital to support veterans' charities at All Saints Church, Hessle, Hull, England, UK.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the last of three nights at SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
During the European leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Stade De France, Paris, France, Europe, supported by Biffy Clyro and Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
Lusts play at Broadcast, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Giant Swan play at Room 2, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Former One Direction member Niall Horan plays at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, USA, supported by Lewis Capaldi and Fletcher.