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Chris And The Wonderful Lamp, a musical extravaganza with music by John Philip Sousa, opens at The Victoria Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 58 performances.
The New Yon Yonson is playing at The Grand Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. The show features Arthur Donaldson singing My Northern Home.
Sousa And His Band play at The Lyric Theatre, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. The performance is billed as a "Farewell Concert."
The stage musical When Johnny Comes Marching Home, with music and lyrics by Julian Edwards, is playing at The New York Theatre on broadway/44th Street, New York City, USA, during a run of 71 performances.
The musical comedy Fantana plays at The Lyric Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 298 performances.
Musical attractions Mabel McKinley, Hammond And Forrester and The Pendletons play in a vaudeville show at The Majestic Theatre, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
The musical revue Americana is presented at The Belmont Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 224 performances.
Ray Starita And His Ambassadors Club Band record Second-Hand Rose, My Man, I Was A Florodora Baby and Just An Hour Of Meditation, in London, UK, for Columbia Records.
Country music string band Fate Norris And His Playboys, including Gid Tanner record Roll 'Em On The Ground and Johnnie Get Your Gun for Columbia Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra play the fifth night of a week of shows at The Lincoln Theatre [aka The Dunbar Theater], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical revue Thumbs Up! plays at The St. James Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 156 performances.
The musical revue The Show Is On opens at The Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, USA, where it will run for 236 performances.
The Cole Porter stage musical Kiss Me Kate, opens at The New Century Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, USA. It will transfer to the Shubert Theatre and notch up a total of 1077 performances between the two venues.
Having suffered a heart attack shortly after his 50th birthday, stage composer Kurt Weill dies in New York City, USA. His best-known works, including The Threepenny Opera, which included the popular ballad Mack The Knife, were written in collaboration with Bertold Brecht.
The stage revue John Murray Anderson's Almanac - A Musical Harlequinade, starring Harry Belafonte, opens at The Imperial Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 229 performances.
The Chet Baker Sextet records Dot's Groovy, Tommyhawk and The Half Dozens in Los Angeles, California, for Pacific Jazz Records.
Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker and Del Shannon are the leading attractions on the Twist Spectacular tour, at Sydney Stadium, Sydney, Australia. At the bottom of the bill is aspiring local band The Bee Gees.
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In an interview published in the New York Daily News, Bob Dylan states, "The times cry for the truth ..... and people want to hear the truth, and that's just what they're hearing in good folk music today."
The Dave Clark Five are making personal appearances at cinemas in Chicago, Illinois, USA, to promote the release of their movie Having A Wild Weekend, aka Catch Us If You Can. Over the two days of the promotion, they visit 18 cinemas. Mike Smith, the group's vocalist and organist, has two ribs broken when fans rush the stage in Chicago's Avalon Theatre.
Georgie Fame, Ten Years After, Family and Principal Edwards Magic Theatre play at the Brunel University Students Carnival in The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. Deejay for the event is John Peel.
John Denver plays at the Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
During a show supporting Edgar Winter's White Trash and Sly and the Family Stone, Ray Davies announces, from the stage of the White City Festival, in London, UK, that he is leaving The Kinks. On the same day, Led Zeppelin play at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York State.
When ZZ Top play at the City Park Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, they break the previous highest attendance record which had been set by Led Zeppelin.
On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, supported by Jay Boy Adams, Blue Oyster Cult, The Outlaws and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, 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.
On the third leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas, USA, supported by Foreigner. 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.
Rush play at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the third of four nights at the Le Theatre Saint-Denis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Grateful Dead play the thirteenth night of a fifteen night season at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA, during which the band revives its acoustic set and records tracks for the album Dead Set.
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.
The Midsummer Open Air Concert at Loreley, West Germany, Europe, features Dave Edmunds, U2, The Stray Cats, Joe Cocker and Steve Miller. At the climax of the show, during the song Abracadabra, Steve Miller takes part in a disappearing trick with a tiger. Unfortunately, in a classic Spinal Tap moment, Miller becomes trapped in a secret compartment beneath the tiger cage and has to be rescued by the stage crew.
On his Glass Spider tour, David Bowie plays the first of two nights at Wembley Stadium, London, UK.
When John Prine plays at the Music Hall, Tarrytown, New York State, USA, Bruce Springsteen unexpectedly joins him on stage during the song Paradise.
Just ten days into the Persian Gulf War, Whitney Houston performs The Star Spangled Banner on The Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida, USA in front of 73,813 fans. The show is seen by 115m tv viewers in the United States plus a worldwide television audience of 750m. Speculation begins soon after that Houston actually lip-synched the entire performance.
Approximately 40,000 people attend Farm Aid Five in Irving, Texas, USA. The event is hosted by Willie Nelson, and artists appearing include John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Paul Simon.
The White Stripes stage a free open-air afternoon gig to 9,000 fans in Union Square, New York City, USA, but power is cut by local authorities when the duo play longer than their allotted sixty minutes. On the same day, Incubus release a new album, Morning View, in the USA.
Good Vibrations, a stage musical based on the songs of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, closes after having run for 94 performances at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Wilco release a new single, Either Way, on Nonesuch Records, in the UK.
The Foo Fighters play the second of two nights at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, using a 17m diameter revolving stage because the show takes place in the round. The performance is filmed for the DVD Foo Fighters Live At Wembley Stadium.
Construction of The Claw, a gigantic metal structure intended for use on U2's upcoming 360 Degree Tour is nearing completion in the yard of Stageco, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
Aerosmith officially cancel the remaining dates in their tour of the USA following an accident in which Steven Tyler broke his shoulder in a fall from the stage fall a week earlier. Z.Z.Top, special guests on the tour, decide to continue on tour without the headline band.
Rapper T.I. makes his first public appearance since being jailed on weapons possession charges when he joins his partner, Tameka Cottle, onstage at an Alzheimer's fund-raising event, For the Love of Our Fathers, at the Opera nightclub, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On his Get Lucky tour, when Mark Knopfler plays at The Palace Theatre, Albany, New York State, USA, he performs the entire show perched on a stool because of a recent back injury.
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Keb' Mo' plays at The Eau Claire Arts Center, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA.
On their Keep Calm And Play Louder Tour, McFly play at The Regent Theatre, Ipswich, UK.
On the second night of his mammoth Out There tour Paul McCartney plays in Serra Dourada Stadium, Goiania, Brazil, South America. Unexpectedly, the stage is swamped by a swarm of grasshoppers, several of which perch on McCartney's shoulders during the performance. During Hey Jude, he inclines his head towards the insects as he sings the line, "The movement you need is on your shoulder." At another point, he jokingly introduces the audience to a grasshopper on his arm, saying, "He's called Harold."
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On his Take The Crown Stadium Tour, Robbie Williams plays the first of two nights at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, supported by Olly Murs.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan, USA. As the show falls on Richie's birthday, Kid Rock appears at the end and presents him with a birthday cake. Quincy Jones also shows up to wish him well.
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When Sarah Geronimo plays at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore, Asia, the show is attended by Dara of K-pop group 2NE1.
Paul McCartney plays a previously unannounced 'secret' show for Valentine's Day at the 1,000 capacity Irving Plaza, New York City, USA. The audience includes specially-invited guests Gary Barlow, Steve Van Zandt, Jimmy Buffett, Meryl Streep, Chris Rock, Tom Hanks, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Olivia Wilde, Kristen Wiig, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy and Amy Poehler.
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