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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.
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.
Lew Dockstader's Minstrels are playing at The Victoria Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Woodland - A Musical Forest Fantasy is presented at The Herald Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The musical You Said It, with songs by Harold Arlen and Jack Yellen, plays at Chanin's 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 192 performances.
The musical revue Thumbs Up! opens at The St. James Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 156 performances.
The musical revue Thumbs Up! plays at The St. James Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 156 performances.
Frank Sinatra is heard performing the songs Don't Do Something To Someone Else, Sitting By The Window, Sorry and Where Or When, on the NBC radio show Light Up Time, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King And I opens at the St James Theatre in New York City, USA, where it will run for 1,246 performances.
The Wink Westerners, led by Roy Orbison, play at a new year's dance in Wink High School, Wink, Texas, USA.
The Four Aces enter the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with A Woman In Love, which will peak at No14.
A new John Wayne movie, The Searchers, opens at The State Theatre, Lubbock, Texas, USA, for three weeks. While it is there, it is seen by local musicians Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison who are so taken by Wayne's catch-phrase, 'That'll Be The Day', that they write a song of that title when they return home. The title of the same movie will later also inspire the name of a popular Liverpool band of the 1960s.
The Tommy Whittle - Keith Christie Quintet records Lullaby In Rhythm, Lullaby Of Birdland, Lullaby Of The Leaves and Lullaby Of Broadway, for Esquire Records in London. The group line-up is Keith Christie (tb, v-tb), Tommy Whittle (ts), Derek Smith (p), Arthur Watts (b) and Eddie Taylor (d).
The Eddie Duchin Story, a Hollywood movie about the life of jazz bandleader Eddie Duchin, is released to cinemas in Italy.
Paul Anka plays at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, UK. Also on the bill are Lorrae Desmond, The Ken-Tones, the Peter Groves Trio and Roy Stevens.
Mel Torme With The Shorty Rogers' Orchestra records The Lady's In Love With You, Sing You Sinners, You Belong To Me and Puttin' On The Ritz for Atlantic Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Zombies, The Shangri-Las, The Nashville Teens, The Shirelles and others play the ninth of ten days of shows at The Brooklyn Fox, New York City, USA.
The Grateful Dead play the first of two nights at The Easttown Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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.
Status Quo play at The Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales.
John Martyn breaks the box office record at The New Victoria Theatre, London, UK, with over 500 people standing.
On the third leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by 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.
On the fourth leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, supported by Pure Prairie League and The Climax Blues Band. 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.
Touring in support of his album Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf plays at The Century Theatre, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Bruce Springsteen's lighting director, Mark Brickman, is married in Los Angeles, California, USA. At the reception in the Whiskey A Go Go, Springsteen and The E-Street Band play live, with guest spots including Rickie Lee Jones and Boz Scaggs.
The BBC Year of the Child Concert is staged at Wembley Arena, London, UK, featuring Wishbone Ash, Cat Stevens, Gary Numan and David Essex.
The Grateful Dead play the last 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.
San Francisco hippy pioneers The Grateful Dead release a new live album, Dead Set, in the USA. The album was recorded during shows at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
XTC play at The California Theatre, San Diego, California, USA. This proves to be their last live gig ever.
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Freddie Mercury of Queen takes a tumble on the stage steps in the Europahalle, Hanover, Germany, Europe, tearing ligaments in his knee.
The stage musical Sweet Charity closes at The Minskoff Theater, New York City, USA, after having run for 368 performances.
Huge flying pigs hover above Wembley Stadium in North London, England, UK, Europe, announcing the presence of Pink Floyd playing to 50,000 devotees. The NME (New Musical Express), however, is not impressed, declaring, 'Pink Floyd are musically tedium incarnate and, if live music means spontaneous music, you can pronounce Pink Floyd dead.'
Ozzy Osbourne injures his back when landing badly from "one of my famous frog leaps" at The Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, California, USA. He is x-rayed after the show at hospital before flying on to Seattle. His injury will require treatment including acupuncture.
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith breaks his knee during a concert in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, delaying the band's Nine lives tour and necessitating camera angle changes for filming of the video for 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing.'
During a performance at The Astoria, London, England, UK, Europe, DJ Sid of American shock-rockers Slipknot throws himself off a 35ft high balcony. Apparently uninjured, he does it again later, this time falling backwards.
Radiohead begin a European tour at the Theatre Antique d'Arles, Arles, France. On the same day, Oasis cancel their gig in Hamburg, Germany, stating that vocalist Liam Gallagher is too ill to perform because of a chest infection. He's not too ill, however, to get roaring drunk in the bar of the city's Hyatt Hotel that same night.
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.
Keane play a low key gig in The Bull And Gate pub, Kentish Town, London to mark the 11th birthday of the record label Fierce Panda, which released their first two singles.
Tony Christie plays at The Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth, UK.
Pierre Bouvier, frontman of Simple Plan is rushed to hospital after being injured onstage during a show in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. The band is forced to cancel an appearance the following night on an MTV Hurricane Relief concert.
String Cheese Incident play the third of four nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
On her I Am tour, Beyonce plays the second of two nights at the O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe. She is unexpectedly joined during the encore by George Michael who duets with her on If I Were A Boy.
On their Liebe ist fur alle da tour, Rammstein play the second of two nights for 20,000 fans at The Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia.
When Stereophonics play at Fort Canning Park, Singapore, Asia, the show is stopped after singer Kelly Jones is hit in the face by a flip-flop thrown by a member of the audience. After the man responsible is thrown out by security, the band returns to the stage to finish their set.
On a co-headlining tour, David Gray and Ray Lamontagne play at Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester, Michigan, USA.
Dave Grohl of The Foo Fighters berates a man fighting in the crowd and has him ejected during the band's iTunes Festival gig at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK, Europe. The show also features guest appearances by Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, while Lemmy of Motorhead and Paul Weller are also in attendance.
Keyboardist and harmonica player Ray Deville, dies in Russells Hall Hospital, Stourbridge, UK, after suffering a stroke. In the 1960s, Deville toured as organ and harmonica player with Jamaican teenager Millie Small of My Boy Lollipop fame. As part of her backing group, The Five Embers, he shared stages with The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, The Dave Clark Five, The Hollies and Lulu.
On her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna plays the second of two nights at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London, UK.
On his Take The Crown Stadium Tour, Robbie Williams plays the last of four nights at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, UK, supported by Olly Murs.
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