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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.
Joe Pernell And His Combo with Eddie Johnson on tenor saxophone, play at The West Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
, 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.
plays the second night of a week-long engagement at The Rainbow Room, Wildwood
, New Jersey, USA.
and Sandra Dee
become the proud parents of a baby boy, Dodd, at Cedars Of Lebanon Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
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.
(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 Presto Tour
play at The Met Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA.
The Apes and Alta May play at West 13th, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
, 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.
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.