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The musical comedy Fantana plays at The Lyric Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 298 performances.
The musical Marriage A La Carte opens at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 64 performances.
The musical play The Time, The Place And The Girl is presented at The Princess Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical Love O'Mike with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Harry B. Smith, plays at The Shubert Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 192 performances
Black singer and exotic dancer Josephine Baker opens in the Revue Negre at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France, Europe, where her semi-naked erotic dancing makes her an instant success.
The Hoboken Four appear on The Major Bowes Amateur Hour, broadcast live from the stage of The Capitol Theatre, New York City, USA. One of the four will find greater fame in his solo career as Frank Sinatra.
Rogers And Hammerstein's smash hit Broadway stage musical South Pacific goes on the road, with its opening night at The Public Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Charlie Kunz, billed as 'Radio's wizard of the piano', plays the first night of a week at The Regal Theatre, St Leonards, UK.
Can-Can, a stage musical with songs by Cole Porter, premieres at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run for 892 performances.
When British rock'n'roll combo Tony Crombie And His Rockets appear on UK tv show Sunday Night At The London Palladium, singers Harry Secombe and Alma Cogan are seen dancing to the music.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows play at The Lonsdale, Carlisle, UK.
Little Richard, Sam Cooke and Gene Vincent begin a UK tour at The Granada, Woolwich, London, UK.
Cliff Richard records Big News and Bachelor Boy in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
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Forrest Tucker stars in the stage musical The Music Man at The Garden Court Dinner Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Liberace plays at The Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Blues Project play the second of nine nights at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
San Francisco hippy pioneers The Grateful Dead play the first of three nights at the Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
David Bowie premieres his song Drive In Saturday during a gig at at The Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, continues its second leg at Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas, USA.
On the third leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Atlanta Rhythm Section 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.
Liverpool band Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [aka OMD] play at Valentino's, Edinburgh, Scotland, supported by The Flowers.
When Squeeze play at The Albany Theatre, Deptford, London, England, UK, Europe, they are joined by Elvis Costello, making a guest appearance.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play the second of two nights in Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA, supported by Talas. During the show, David Lee Roth is presented with a five foot high birthday cake, complete with scantily clad lady inside. She jumps out, much to the amusement of the crowd.
Queen Ida And The Bon Temps Zydeco Band play at The Julia Morgan Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA. Queen Ida was the first female accordion player to lead a zydeco band.
Frank Zappa gives a lecture entitled Speaking Of Music, at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bob Dylan, George Harrison and John Fogerty, former leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, put in a guest appearance at a Taj Mahal gig in the Palomino Club, Hollywood, California, USA.
Bono of U2 dislocates his arm during a gig at RFK Stadium, Washington DC, USA, when he slips on the wet stage during Exit.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at Flaminio Stadium Rome, Italy.
When Faith No More play at the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA, the audience includes members of Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Skid Row. Ozzy Osbourne joins Faith No More on stage and, later in the evening, all of the superstar guests in the crowd join the band onstage.
At the BRIT Awards ceremony in Earls Court, London, England, UK, Europe, Pete Townshend of The Who presents Oasis with the Best British Group award. They also win Best Album and Best Video. The big event of the night, however, comes when Jarvis Cocker of Pulp takes the stage in the middle of Michael Jackson's messianic performance of Earth Song and performs a parody of Jackson's act.
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Joni James, a popular Chicago-born singer and recording artist in the 1950s, marries retired Air Force General Bernard Adolph Schriever.
Incubus, The Bravery and Simon Dawes play at The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, California, USA.
Morrissey is admitted to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, after collapsing on stage with respiratory problems at the start of a gig in The Oasis Liesure Centre.
On the Who Am I tour, Nick Jonas and The Administration play the last of four nights at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Need You Now, the second studio album by country-rock trio Lady Antebellum reaches No1 in the Canadian Country Top 50 Albums Chart.
Leona Lewis narrowly avoids serious injury when she tumbles into a dark hole after her stage elevator becomes stuck during the first concert in her UK tour, at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.
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Blonde Redhead play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Pantha du Prince.
A new DVD, The Big Four Live from Sofia, is released in the UK. The DVD chronicles a gig in Sofia, Bulgaria on June 22, at which Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, shared a stage for the first time. The show, part of the recent Sonisphere travelling festival, was beamed live to 79 UK cinemas via satellite in a special HD cinematic event.
While revered country music fiddler Doug Kershaw is playing an encore at The Oriental Theatre, Denver, Colorado, USA, a 20-foot-by-15-foot section of ceiling plaster crashes down onto the stage, crushing most of his equipment, including his guitar and accordion [but not his beloved fiddle]. Fortunately, no-one is injured.
The National play at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Impaled play at 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley, California, USA.
On stage at music business mogul Clive Davis's annual pre-Grammies party in Los Angeles, California, USA, Tony Bennett states that all drugs should be legalised. Coming so soon after the drug-related death of Whitney Houston, the comments attract widespread media coverage but Bennett argues that legalization would "get rid of all the gangsters that make people hide. One thing I've learned about young people, when you say 'Don't do this,' that's the one thing they're going to try and do."
Guns N'Roses play the first of two nights at The Stadium Live Club, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
Soundgarden play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Rolling Stones play a 'secret gig' at the 700-capacity Echoplex club, Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, USA. The show was announced on Twitter earlier in the day, tickets, at $20 a person, went on sale 30 minutes later and were allocated by a random lottery among the 2,000 people who showed up at The El Rey theatre to claim them.
James McCartney, the son of Sir Paul McCartney, plays at The Kessler Theatre, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play the third of six nights at The Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Robbie Williams begins his Take The Crown Stadium Tour, at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by Olly Murs.
Billy Joel celebrates his 65th birthday with a gig at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. Among the guests attending the show are Sting, Jimmy Fallon and Howard Stern.