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George M. Cohan, American entertainer, is born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He will write the songs Over There, You're a Grand Old Flag, I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Legendary blues singer, songwriter and guitarist Mississippi John Hurt, is born in Teoc, Mississippi, USA. (1893)
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Dorothy Page, who will become a singer/actress known as The Singing Cowgirl, marries Dr. Waldo Shipton, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Singer, dancer and silent movie actor Dustin Lancy Farnum dies of kidney failure, aged 55, in New York City, USA.
Musical revue The Show Is On, starring Beatrice Lillie and Bert Lahr, plays at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 236 performances.
Caravan by Duke Ellington And His Orchestra on Master Records, enters the popular music chart in the USA, where it will spend 18 weeks and peak at No4.
The Hoosier Hot Shots begin a tour of the Eastern Seaboard of the USA with a show at The Sleepy Hollow Ranch, Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Agent for the tour is Jolly Joyce.
Willis Jackson And His Orchestra record Later For The Gator for Apollo Records in New York City, USA.
Michael John Siddons-Corby is born in Windsor, Berkshire, UK. He will find success as Mike Corby, guitarist of 70s power pop band The Babys.
Ray Charles, Amos Milburn, Lowell Folson and Johnny Moore's Three Blazers play at The City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
Alan Dean is playing during a week at The Ranch House, Rhode Island, USA.
The musical Hazel Flagg, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Hilliard, is playing at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 190 performances.
Ray Charles? eponymous first album is released in the USA by Atlantic Records. On the same day, Denis Quillard is born in Paris, France. He will find success as French punk rock pioneer Jacno in the band Stinky Toys. After they split, Jacno will also pioneer French synth-pop with his hit single Rectangle.
The Coasters and The Falcons begin a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Tony Bennett is starring in Guys And Dolls at Herb Rogers' Chicago Music Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays the penultimate night of his season at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the first night of two weeks at The Town'n'Country, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
British pop idol Adam Faith begins his 'Holiday Show' tour at The Gaumont, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
Tommy Quickly And The Remo Four play at The Mayfair, Newcastle, UK.
The Hollies begin a nine-day tour of Scotland.
The Applejacks play at St. Andrews, Norwich, UK.
The Poets play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Esther And Abi Ofarim play at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Andy Williams, The Osmond Brothers (aka The Osmonds) and Peter Nero play the first of two nights at the HIC Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Elton John plays at The Country Club, Hampstead, London, UK.
The Velvet Underground play the third of five nights at Max’s Kansas City, New York City, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the sixth of seven nights at the Front Row Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio.
The new No1 on the Billboard Country singles chart in the USA is All These Things by Joe Stampley.
Bob Dylan plays at Alpexpo, Grenoble, France, Europe. The tour is a double-header with Carlos Santana.
On their End Of The Road tour Status Quo play the second of two nights at The Aollo, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
Big River, based on the Mark Twain novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, is playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1005 performances. Featuring music written by country-pop singer-songwriter Roger Miller, the play wins seven Tony awards, including Best Score.
Jake Burns And The Big Wheel play at The Bull, East Sheen, London, England, UK, Europe.
Johnny Thunders plays at Tiffany's, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Alice Cooper, Pretty Maids and 24-7 Spyz play at Christinehof Castle, Skåne, Sweden, Europe.
A new boy band, Westlife, is formed after auditions are held in Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Eric Clapton plays at The Tweeter Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Monkton Farleigh resident Midge Ure opens the new gardens and play equipment as a special guest during the annual open day at Broughton Gifford pre-school.
Diana Ross plays at the Showgrounds, Cork, Eire, Europe.
Tokio Hotel shoot their first music video, Durch Den Monsun, on Neustaedter See, a small lake near the River Elbe, in Heideweg, Magdeburg, Germany, Europe.
Despite some local protests, a bronze bust of deceased guitarist Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones is erected in Beechwood Shopping Centre, in his home town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK.
Rammstein is the headline act on the third day of Rock Werchter 2010, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
On her Aphrodite World Tour, Kylie Minogue plays at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei, Taiwan, Asia.
4 by Beyonce reaches No1 in the UK Albums Chart.
Mark Knopfler plays at Weber Stadion, Halle Westfalen, Germany, Europe.
Andrew Skeet releases a new LP, Finding Time, on Sony Music Entertainment in the UK.
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On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play at Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie play at Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA.