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Tony Pastor 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.
The stage musical Glory opens at The Vanderbilt Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 74 performances.
The musical revue Music Box Revue [1922-23], with songs by Irving Berlin, is presented at The Music Box Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 330 performances.
Jack Payne 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.
Billie Holiday and the Count Basie Band play the first of seven days at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City.
Edith Piaf And Her Continental Entertainers play at The Playhouse Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
The Russ Morgan Orchestra plays at The Paradise Restaurant, New York City, USA.
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.
Trumpeter Eddie Calvert, aka The Man With The Golden Trumpet, opens in the stage show Off The Record at The Hippodrome, London, UK.
Eddie Calvert, aka The Man With The Golden Trumpet, plays at The Theatre Royal, Plymouth, UK.
The stage musical Christine, with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, opens at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run for a total of twelve performances.
John Lennon 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.
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Paul McCartney of The Beatles goes to see Gene Pitney in concert in Slough, UK.
Neil Young plays at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California, supported by Linda Ronstadt. At this show, during a performance of the song Southern Man, a fan is badly beaten by a security guard in front of the stage. Neil Young, sickened by the attack, leaves the stage and does not return.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Chicago Stadium Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Aerosmith play at The International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
The Grateful Dead play the seventh 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.
Neil Young collapses from exhaustion mid-way through a show at the Commonwealth Convention Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, during his Trans tour.
On their Shout At The Devil tour, Motley Crue play at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Linda Ronstadt 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.
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On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at Mungersdorfer Stadium, Cologne, Germany, to an audience of 70,000.
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.
David Byrne, 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.
David Cassidy plays at the Nokia Theatre At Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA, with Davy Jones of The Monkees.
Usher 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.
Eric Bibb plays the first of two nights at The Bloomsbury Theatre, London, UK.
When Alejandro Escovedo plays at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA, he is joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen.
Tom Petty And the Heartbreakers come to the end of a North American tour at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, California, USA.
On their 360 Degree tour U2 play the second of two nights in Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania, supported by Jay-Z.
A cast member is injured during a performance of the U2-backed Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, in New York City, USA. The actor falls several feet from a platform about seven minutes before the end of the performance, and the show is stopped as he is taken to hospital for observation.
Leo Kottke plays the first of two nights at The Hart Theatre, Albany, Oregon, USA.
On their Ceremonials tour, Florence And The Machine play at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
B.B. King plays at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
James McCartney, the son of Sir Paul McCartney, plays at The Kessler Theatre, Dallas, Texas, 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.
On The Wall Tour 2013, Roger Waters plays at Vassil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe.