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The Trombone Quartet, accompanied by The Boston Symphony Orchestra, record The Kerry Dance for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical farce All For The Ladies is playing at The Lyric Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 112 performances.
The musical comedy Irene is presented at The Vanderbilt Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 675 performances. When it closes, it will have set a record as the longest-running show in Broadway history.
Bill Gazzarri is born in New York City, USA. He will find notoriety as a nightclub owner known as 'the godfather of rock'n'roll' in Los Angeles, California, USA. his club, Gazzarri's Hollywood A Go Go on Sunset Strip was a stronghold of heavy metal and glam in the 80s.
Bessie Smith records Empty Bed Blues in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
Fiddlin' John Carson and Moonshine Kate record The Storm That Struck Miami and I Want To Make Heaven My Home for RCA Victor/Bluebird Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Walter Gross records I'm Always Chasing Rainbows for Bluebird Records in the USA.
The Bill Evans Trio, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Ornette Coleman, Carmen McRae and The Modern Jazz Quartet play at The Town Hall, 113 West 43rd St., New York City, USA. MC for the event is Symphony Sid.
Louis Jordan's Tympany Five plays during a week of shows at The Clayton Club, Sacramento, California, USA.
Charles Brown comes to the end of a month long tour with a show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck is featured on the cover of the influential Time magazine in the USA.
Chuck Berry plays the third night of a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Izzy Young opens The Folklore Center in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. His first customers are said to have been Harry Belafonte and Burl Ives.
Bill Haley And His Comets appear live on the tv show Ray Bolger's Washington Square Show in the USA.
Patricia by Perez Prado reaches No1 on the Billboard R+B singles chart in the USA.
Neil Sedaka releases a new single, Stairway To Heaven, on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Bing Crosby stars in his own special show, A Christmas Sing With Bing, on CBS tv in the USA.
Chubby Checker, Jan And Dean, Bobby Freeman, Dick And Dee Dee and The Untouchables play in the Twist Party concert at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA.
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Bob Dylan has his fifth recording session for The Times They Are A-Changin', in Columbia Recording Studios, New York City. On this day he records the album's title song and One Too Many Mornings.
An all-star jazz quartet consisting of Paul Bley on piano, John Gilmore on tenor sax, Gary Peacock on bass and Paul Motion on drums record the album Turning Point, at Mirasound Studios, New York City, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine records Fried Pies, Sunday In New York, and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
American music trade magazine Billboard reports that sales of harmonicas have rocketed because of their use by such contemporary stars as Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.
The Beatles conclude their tour of the USA with a charity show, raising $75,000 for The United Cerebral Palsy Association, at The Paramount Theatre, New York City, USA, Bob Dylan visits them backstage. On the same bill is The Shangri-Las.
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At The Odeon, Lewisham, England, UK, Chuck Berry begins a 24-date UK tour, supported by The Moody Blues, The Graham Bond Organisation and Long John Baldry.
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The Beach Boys are recording Amusement Parks USA and Graduation Day, in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Capitol Records.
First generation San Francisco hippy band Jefferson Airplane play the twelfth of fifteen nights at the Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, California, USA, supported by The Peanut Butter Conspiracy.
At Olympic Studos in London, England, UK, Europe, the Jimi Hendrix Experience records a version of Bob Dylan's song All Along The Watchtower. Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones is in attendance.
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The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is Don't Take It So Hard by Paul Revere And The Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay, entering at No63.
Mother Earth play the second of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Kaleidoscope.
When Rod McKuen plays 'His Birthday Concert' at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, the show is recorded and eventually released as the album Rod McKuen At Carnegie Hall.
The Grateful Dead play the second of two nights at The Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz trombonist (aka George Brunies and Georg Brunis) dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He first found success as a jazz trombonist working on the Mississippi Riverboats. He played with Ragbaby Stevens, The New orleans Rhythm Kings, Louis Prima, Ted Lewis, Muggsy Spanier, Eddie Condon and others. He earned himself the nickname "The King Of The Tailgate Trombone".
On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Ted Nugent and Blue Oyster Cult. 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.
Jon Poulous, drummer of 60s hitmakers The Buckinghams, dies at his home in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from drug-related causes, aged 32.
Veteran American blues pianist Memphis Slim dies of kidney failure in Paris, France, Europe.
Peter Murphy plays in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, supported by Nine Inch Nails.
Motley Crue play at The Civic Center, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Kwame, A Tribe Called Quest and Spice play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty and Bright Eyes play a concert in support of US Presidential candidate John Kerry at The TD Waterhouse Center, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Jeff Beck plays the first of two nights at the Iridium Jazz Club, New York City, USA, to mark what would have been the 95th birthday of guitar giant Les Paul. With the help of Brian Setzer, Imelda May and Gary US Bonds, Beck covers a wide selection of the hits of Les Paul And Mary Ford. David Bowie drops in to watch the show, but does not take to the stage.
The Cure play the last of three nights at The Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
George Strait ends his final tour with a show at AT+T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, USA. Guests for the evening include Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Jason Aldean, Lee Ann Womack, Eric Church, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill and Martina McBride.
Sing by Ed Sheeran, co-written with Pharrell Williams, makes its UK debut at No1 in the Official Singles Chart.
OAR and Phillip Phillips play at The nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Porstmouth, Virginia, USA, with special guests Saints Of Valory.
Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds To Mars and AFI begin their Carnivores Tour with a show at Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
Fall Out Boy release a new single, Centuries, worldwide excluding the UK. The song's "dit-dit-dit" vocal hook is inspired by the 1987 Suzanne Vega hit Tom's Diner.
Rachel Platten visits the Empire State Building in New York City, USA.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at The Fillmore, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays at The Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway, Europe, with Big Sean and DJ Mustard.
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