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The Trocadero Quartette present "Their black-face character creation - The Telephone Agent" during a week at Chase's Theatre, Washington DC, USA. Also on the bill are The Hungarian Gypsy Band, "comedy trick violinist" Chevriel and "The Dainty Singing And Dancing Comedienne" Kitty Fox Allen.
The musical comedy Up She Goes is presented at The Playhouse Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 256 performances.
Theodore Walter Rollins is born in New York City, USA. He will find fame as jazz sax virtuoso Sonny Rollins.
Judy Garland spends the fifth of six days of shooting interiors and exteriors of Noonan's Cottage for the movie Little Nellie Kelly in the USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play the second night of a week at The Surf Beach Club, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
Tommy Aldridge is born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as a heavy metal and hard rock drummer, noted for his work with Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent and Thin Lizzy.
Jerry Byrd And The Country All-Stars (Chet Atkins, Homer And Jethro, Chas. Green - bass) record Indiana March in RCA Victor Studio, 155 East 24th Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Newly released single That'll Be the Day by The Crickets (including Buddy Holly) is reviewed in trade magazine Billboard in the USA as a "Fine vocal by the group on a well-made side that should get play. Tune is a medium-beat rockabilly. Performance is better than material."
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Package tour the Biggest Show Of Stars for '59, featuring Bo Diddley, Duane Eddy, The Platters, Clyde McPhatter, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Kalin Twins and The Crests, plays in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
Jazz trumpet virtuoso Booker Little has the second of two recording sessions for his eponymous debut album in New York City, USA, for Time Records.
The Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band plays in Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Bobby Rydell plays the eleventh night in a four week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as support to comedian George Burns.
Johnny Cash, Rose Maddox, Merle Travis, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play at The Civic Center, Potsdam, New Jersey, USA.
Del Shannon performs Hey! Little Girl on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded at W-Fil studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond finishes recording his album Desmond Blue, in Webster Hall, New York City, USA. (1962)
The Novelites open at The Crystal Bay Club, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
Peter, Paul And Mary play the first of two nights at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
The Young Rascals record their debut single, I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Any More, in New York City, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp records a live album, The New York Contemporary Five, at the Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
The Shadows release a new album, Dance On With The Shadows, in Canada on Capitol Records.
Mississippi Fred McDowell records more tracks for the album Good Morning Little Schoolgirl at his home near Como, Mississippi, USA.
The Grant Green Quartet (with McCoy Tyner on piano) records My Favourite Things, Matador and other tracks for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Goin' Out Of My Head by Little Anthony And The Imperials is the highest new entry in the US Top 20 singles chart, entering at No17.
Singer-actress Jeanette MacDonald dies aged 61, from a heart condition, in Houston, Texas, USA. In her many films, radio, television appearances, concerts and recordings, she sang opera, operetta, art songs and show tunes, often with an eye toward popularizing classical music for the masses - a strategy later to be named 'classical crossover'. She is best remembered for her partnership with Nelson Eddy in many films.
The O-Jays, Avantis, Brenda Holloway, Mark And The Escorts and others play in The Easter Sunday Shindig at Union Building, Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Louis Armstrong plays at St. John Terrell's Music Circus, Lambertville, New Jersey, USA.
American trombone virtuoso Kai Winding records a version of Yesterday, written by Paul McCartney of The Beatles, for Verve Records in New York City, USA. At the same session, Winding also records Spanish Harlem, Georgia On My Mind and other tracks.
The Exciters play a live gig in Manchester, England, UK, Europe. They also appear on the Granada tv pop show Scene At 6.30.
The Kingsmen play at Brockport State College, New York State, USA.
The Soul Flutes record Soul Machine, Come On A My House and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for CTI Records.
The Barry Goldberg Reunion plays the first of five nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Rockets.
Merle Haggard releases a new single, Okie From Muskogee on Capitol Records in the USA. Critical of marijuana smokers and long-haired men, it will become not only one of the most successful but one of the most controversial of Haggard's career. It was said he wrote the song after becoming disheartened by watching hippie anti-Vietnam War protests on tv, but in interviews he was always careful to avoid explaining what the song meant to him.
David Bowie, Iggy Pop and others are arrested at the Americana Rochester Hotel, Rochester, New York State, USA, on marijuana charges. Three other persons, including a Rochester woman, Chi Wah Soo, are arrested with him.
Electric Light Orchestra, aka ELO, begin their globe-spanning Out Of The Blue Tour with a show at The Neal Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
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Yesterday And Today and Blind Date play the first of two nights at The Starwood, Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA.
AC/DC play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Fastway.
Charley Pride plays at The Chester Fritz Auditorium, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The album Mother's Milk by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is certified gold by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at The Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA.
Claiming that his right to free speech has been trampled, rapper Dr. Dre begins $25m worth of legal actions against the City Of Detroit, Michigan, USA, two police officers and the town mayor's secretary. Dre's action relates to a ban on him showing an eight-minute video during his concert at the city's Joe Louis Arena.
Jason Mraz plays at The Pageant, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays the first of two nights in The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
A.J. McLean of The Backstreet Boys marries Rochelle Karidis at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA, with the rest of the band in attendance.
On The Wall Tour 2012, Roger Waters plays the first of two nights at Yankee Stadium, New York City, USA.
of Montreal play at The Crofoot, Pontiac, Michigan, USA.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Rock In Roma, Circus Maximus, Rome, Italy, Europe.
Justin Timberlake plays at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.