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Al. G. Field's Greater Minstrels play at The California Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The New City Club Burlesquers are appearing at The Star Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Clarice Grant (aka The Southern Singer) and The Quaker City Quartette are among the musical offerings at Chase's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Musical comedy The Show Girl plays at Wallack's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 64 performances.
Vernon Dalhart undertakes his first recording session, cutting a light classical piece, Just A Word Of Sympathy, for Columbia Records, eight years before he begins recording country music.
The musical revue Sweet And Low plays at Chanin's 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 184 performances.
The musical comedy Hellzapoppin', starring Olsen and Johnson is performed at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a total run of 1404 performances at three different theatres.
Bobby Goldsboro is born in Marianna, Florida, USA. His sentimental country-flavoured pop hit Honey will sell a million copies in 1968.
The Irving Berlin musical comedy Call Me Madam is presented on Broadway at The Imperial Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 644 performances.
The Irving Berlin musical comedy Call Me Madam is presented on Broadway at The Imperial Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 644 performances.
I'll See You In My Dreams, a movie musical starring Doris Day and Danny Thomas, is released to cinemas in the USA. The film is a fictionalised biography of song lyric writer Gus Kahn.
Joe Pernell And His Combo with Eddie Johnson on tenor saxophone, play at The West Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Perry Como records All Through The Night, accompanied by The Ray Charles Singers, in RCA Victor Studio A, New York City, USA.
Jazz trumpet player Kenny Dorham records the album Jerome Kern - Show Boat in New York City, USA, for Time Records.
Jimmy Clanton, Freddy Cannon, Johnny Tillotson, Kathy Young, Jeannie Black, Carl Dobkins Jr, Buzz Clifford and Mark Dinning take part in shows to promote The March Of The Dimes at high schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Tony Bennett records Dancing In The Dark, Stella By Starlight and other tracks at Columbia Records' studio, 30th Street, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles, The Coasters and Betty Carter begin a week of shows at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Chubby Checker plays the second night of a week-long engagement at The Rainbow Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee become the proud parents of a baby boy, Dodd, at Cedars Of Lebanon Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs record their version of the Woody Guthrie composition This Land Is Your Land, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. At the same session they also record Philadelphia Lawyer, The Legend Of The Johnson Boys and other songs.
Leroy Van Dyke performs his 1961 hit Walk On By on The Grand Old Opry on tv in the USA.
Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Peanut Butter Conspiracy and Merry Go Round play in Birmingham Stadium, Van Nuys, California, USA.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays the second of thirteen nights at Doug Weston's Troubadour Club, Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA. Also on the bill is The Sunshine Company.
Jack Greene, with producer Owen Bradley, records Before The Next Teardrop Falls in Bradley's Barn, Bender's Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA. The song will become a major hit seven years later when recorded again by Freddy Fender. At the same session, Greene also records If My Heart Had Windows and I'll Love You More.
The South Vietnamese government bans the anti-war songs of local writer Trinh Cong Son, who admits to being influenced by Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.
Led Zeppelin play at Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York State, USA, supported by Black Sabbath.
Campus policeman Terry Marker at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA, is injured when he opens a suspicious package addressed to materials engineering professor Buckley Crist. This will prove to be the first of many bombs sent by Ted Kaczynski, later known as The Unabomber. Over the next 17 years, Kaczynski will mail or hand-deliver a series of increasingly sophisticated explosive devices that will kill three people and injure 23 more. Kaczynski's bombings will provide inspiration for songs including I Wanna Be A Unabomber by The Donnas, Unabomber by The Acacia Strain and Killer Kaczynski by Mando Diao.
Reverend Richard Czachor, director of the Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA, cancels a planned show by Ozzy Osbourne, because of the artist’s recent behaviour, such as biting heads off bats and urinating on The Alamo.
Dr. Hook (formerly Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show) play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
REO Speedwagon play at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the first of two nights at The Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA.
Aerosmith release a new single, Love In An Elevator, in the USA.
On their Presto Tour, Rush play at The Met Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA.
The Apes and Alta May play at West 13th, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Spoon play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On her Living Room tour, Carole King plays at The Colosseum - Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
David Bowie, Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan are named among the 50 Most Stylish Men of the Past 50 Years by men's magazine GQ.
Karen Deal, keyboardist for the band The Mod Squad dies at age 57 having been in a coma for a month after choking on some food. Deal was the wife of Jefferson Airplane singer and co-founder Marty Balin.
Randy Blythe, vocalist with Lamb Of God, is arrested and charged with manslaughter, before the band's scheduled show at The Hard Rock Cafe, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe. The arrest is in connection with the death of a fan who jumped onstage two years earlier during a concert. The band is unable to proceed with their planned performance.
Blackberry Smoke play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In court in Los Angeles, California, USA, Kanye West pleads no contest to misdemeanor battery against a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport in a special plea in which he maintains his innocence. He is sentenced to two years of probation plus 24 anger management classes and 250 hours of community service. West is not present in court and the plea is made through his attorney.
In court in Los Angeles, California, USA, Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 legally changes his name, reverting to Deryck Jason Whibley. During the period of his marriage to Avril Lavigne, he had changed his name to Deryck Jason Lavigne Whibley.
On their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play the third of six nights at The O2 Arena, London, England, UK, supported by Jamie Lawson and Augustana.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play at The Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the second of two nights at Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
It is reported by Nielsen Music that sales of George Michael-related music in the USA, in the week ending December 29, increased 2,678 percent (to 477,000 albums and songs) as compared to the previous week (17,000) since his death on December 25, 2016.
On their This House Is Not For Sale Tour, Bon Jovi play the second of two nights at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Paramore play at The Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
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