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The musical extravaganza Chris And The Wonderful Lamp, with music by John Philip Sousa, is playing at The Victoria Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 58 performances.
The Caledonian Boys and brown And Robinson (billed as The Bricklayer Vocalists) play in the Palace Theatre of Varieties, Hull, UK.
The musical show Me, Him And I, featuring 50 comedians, singers and dancers, is presented at The American Theatre, New York City, USA.
The Short Opera House, Shinnston, West Virginia, USA, burns to the ground. The opera house had been used by traveling shows and by local groups to read poetry and stage plays.
Blues mandolin virtuoso James 'Yank' Rachell, is born in Brownwell, Tennessee, USA.
The Milo Duo are starring in the stage show In Musicland at The Princess Theatre, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
The silent movie Clarence, based on a Booth Tarkington stage play about a 'mysterious hero who jazzes the flappers' hearts away with his moanin' saxophone', has its premiere in New York City, USA. The film stars Wallace Reid.
The musical revue The Ziegfeld Follies of 1923 opens at The New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 233 performances.
The musical Rose-Marie is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 557 performances.
The musical comedy Bye, Bye, Bonnie is presented at The Ritz Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances on Broadway.
The stage musical Wake Up And Dream opens at the London Pavilion, London, UK, where it will run for 263 performances with a cast featuring Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Tillie Losch, Douglas Byng and Elsie Carlisle. The show includes songs by Cole Porter, including Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love and What Is This Thing Called Love?.
The Cole Porter song Miss Otis Regrets is performed on stage for the first time, by Douglas Bing in the stage musical Hi Diddle Diddle, at the Savoy Theatre, London.
The musical revue Thumbs Up! plays at The St. James Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 156 performances.
Billie Holiday appears at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York, as featured vocalist with The Ralph Cooper Big Band. Pigmeat Markham appears on the same bill.
The Ted Lewis Band with Muggsy Spanier on cornet, opens at the Proctor Theatre in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
The stage musical Billion Dollar Baby is presented at The Alvin Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 220 shows.
Edith Piaf And Her Continental Entertainers play at The Playhouse Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
Joe Loss And His Band play the fourth night of a week of shows at The Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, UK.
Roy Orbison And The Teen Kings release their debut single Ooby Dooby on Je-Wel Records in the USA.
The Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis Trio records Scotty Roo and Tia Juana in New York City, USA.
A package tour, The Fantabulous Rock'n'Roll Show of '57, arrives at the Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, West Virginia, USA. Headliners are Ruth Brown, The Coasters, The Drifters, Bo Diddley, Smiley Lewis, The Five Satins and Paul 'Hucklebuck' Williams. When a female Bump'n'Grind duo called The Spence Twins take to the stage in flimsy negligee-like outfits, the place erupts and police have to be called in to stop the show. On the same day, amateur skiffle group The Quarrymen perform from the back of a lorry in Roseberry St, Liverpool, UK. Their guitarist is John Lennon, later to form The Beatles.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, opens at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 1,417 performances.
Don't Stop - Twist by Frankie Vaughan enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No19 during a five-week run.
Bobby Rydell is screen tested at Columbia Studios, Hollywood, California for a role in the upcoming movie version of the hit stage play Bye Bye Birdie. He doesn't get the part.
Liberace plays at The Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles goes to see Gene Pitney in concert in Slough, UK.
Jethro Tull play at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
During the first of two shows by Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour in Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Dylan's mother, Beatrice, is introduced onto the stage.
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On the fifth and final leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Taylor County Expo Center, Abilene, Texas, USA, supported by Muddy Waters and Jay Boy Adams. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
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Touring in support of his album Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf plays in Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan, USA.
Neil Young's in-concert movie, Rust Never Sleeps, premieres at the Bruin Theater, Westwood, California, USA.
UFO play at the New Theatre, Oxford, UK.
At the Prince's Trust Gala, in The Dominion Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, Phil Collins plays drums with Jethro Tull for three songs.
Michael Stipe of R.E.M. joins 10,000 Maniacs onstage in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for a brief guest slot.
Hundreds of fans walk out of the opening show of David Bowie's UK tour at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe, when he refuses to play any of his old hits.
U2's 360 tour plays the second of two nights at Wembley Stadium, London, supported by Glasvegas and The Hours. An after-show party is held at Home House Private Members Club, attended by Brian Eno, Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, Lars Ulrich of Metallica and a somewhat drunken Noel Gallagher of Oasis.
Tom Petty And the Heartbreakers play the second of two nights at The Summerfest, Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Styx play on the Stan Colella Stage in Chevy Court at The Great New York State Fair, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Former American Idol winner Fantasia plays at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Avril Lavigne releases a new album, Goodbye Lullaby, in the USA.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at O2 World, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Sebadoh play at Grand Central, Miami, Florida, USA.
Katy Perry attends the Los Angeles premiere of her movie, Katy Perry : Part of Me, at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA.
Tesla play at Stage AE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Lady Gaga comes to the end of the European leg of her Born This Way Ball Tour with a gig at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain, Europe. During the show she vomits on the stage three times.
Justin Bieber plays at Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Backstage, while wearing overalls, he meets Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and is later criticised by a journalist who feels Bieber's choice of attire has branded him as 'white trash'.
B.B. King plays at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.