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is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He will become a top impresario, variety performer and theatre owner, one of the founding forces behind American vaudeville in the mid-to-late nineteenth century.
The musical comedy Two Little Lambs is playing at The 5th Avenue Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA.
The Giddy Throng
is playing at The New York Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 164 performances. The show consists of a a vaudeville program followed by one-act burlesque revue.
Willard's Temple Of Music, billed as 'Four Women And Two Men Who Play Nearly Every Known Instrument', play at The Pantages Theatre, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
and the BBC Dance Orchestra record Down Sunnyside Lane in London, UK.
Singing trio The Gumm Sisters play the fifth of seven nights in 'The Big Stage Show' at The Million Dollar Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of the sisters, Frances Gumm, will find stardom after a name change to Judy Garland
Charlie Mack's Avenue Of Happiness, a live show described as a 'Gal-orious stage musical production' starring fan-dancer Beth Carr, is presented for one night only at The Carolina Theatre, Burlington, North Carolina, USA.
The musical revue Thumbs Up!
plays at The St. James Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 156 performances.
And Her Continental Entertainers play at The Playhouse Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
Smooth r'n'b pianist Sonny Thompson
records I'll Drown In My Tears and Let's Call It A Day for King Records
in New York City, USA. Both tracks will become Billboard
R'n'b Top Ten entries in the USA.
Doo-wop hit-makers The Spaniels
record You Don't Move Me in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
, aka The Man With The Golden Trumpet, plays at The Theatre Royal, Plymouth, UK.
of The Beatles
is knocked to the floor by girl fans at the Valentine Dance in Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. They swarm on stage when one of their number wins a competition whose prize is a kiss from Paul McCartney
During a Rolling Stones
concert at Treasure Island Gardens, London, Ontario, Canada, local police officers turn off the power and refuse to allow the concert to continue.
On their Worldwide Texas
tour, ZZ Top
play at Ak-Sar-Ben, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, supported by Jay Boy Adams
. 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.
collapses from exhaustion mid-way through a show at the Commonwealth Convention Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, during his Trans tour.
joins Chuck Berry
onstage at The Fox Theater in St Louis, Missouri, USA, as part of a concert celebrating Berry's sixtieth birthday. When they perform Back In The USA together, Ronstadt is furious to find that although they had rehearsed it in the key of C, it was now being played in G.
In Madrid, Spain, Europe, Miles Davis
collapses onstage owing to complications from diabetes.
Michael Stipe of R.E.M.
joins 10,000 Maniacs onstage in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for a brief guest slot.
Blues guitarist Johnny 'Guitar' Watson
collapses and dies from a heart attack, aged 61, during a concert in Yokohama, Japan, Asia.
When Rick James
plays at The Mammoth Events Center, Denver, Colorado, USA, he collapses onstage because of a neck aneurysm
which results in a blood clot travelling to his brain and causing a stroke. In hospital, his condition is referred to as "rock'n'roll neck" because it was caused by tossing his head violently during his performance.
, with The Tosca Strings and The Extra Action Marching Band, plays at Humphrey's Concerts by The Bay, San Diego, California, USA.
When Bruce Springsteen
plays in the half-time interval at the Super Bowl XLIII in Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, USA, it marks a special occasion for hard-rockin' guitarist Nils Lofgren
- his first onstage appearance with his new artifical hips. In his younger days, one of Lofgren's signature gimmicks was arriving onstage via a huge leap from a trampoline. Also performing at this event is Faith Hill
releases a new album Raymond V. Raymond
, in the USA. On the same day he plays a free show in the Nokia Theatre, Times Square, New York City.
plays the first of two nights at The Bloomsbury Theatre, London, UK.
On their 360 Degree
play the second of two nights in Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania
, supported by Jay-Z
plays the first of two nights at The Hart Theatre, Albany, Oregon, USA.
plays at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
When Backstreet Boys
play at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA, the show is cut short by five songs due to the city's curfew.