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The Suburban Minstrels are playing at The Suburban Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The musical comedy The Strollers is being presented at The Knickerbocker Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of seventy performances.
Vincent's Orchestra is playing in The Oakland Hotel, Grafton, West Virginia, USA.
Chu Chin Chow, billed as 'A Musical Tale of the East in Fourteen Scenes - Company of 300' is playing at His Majesty's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 2238 performances.
R'n'b and soul producer/arranger/songwriter Sonny Sanders is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Hoosier Hotshots record Everybody Loves My Baby, The Guy Who Stole My Wife, The Poor Little Country Maid and Tiger Rag, for OKeh Records, in CHicago, Illinois, USA.
Trumpeter Wingy Manone And His Orchestra record Dinner For The Duchess, When I Get You Alone Tonight and Ain't It A Shame About Mame for Bluebird Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
Bette McLaurin is playing during ten days at The Regal Theater, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Louis Jordan's Tympany Five plays during two weeks of shows at The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Carolina Cotton (aka The Yodelling Blonde Bombshell), with The LeRoy Holmes Orchestra, records Nola and Yodel Yodel Yodel for MGM Records in New York City, USA.
The Charles Mingus Sextet records 51st Street Blues, East Coasting and other tracks in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Ray Peterson plays the eighth of nine days at The Town and Country Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical Milk And Honey, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
Brenda Lee plays at The Concord Hotel, Lake Kiamesha, New York State, USA.
Helen Shapiro plays the first night of a week at The Grand Theatre, Leeds, UK. Also on the bill are The Red Price Combo, comedy music trio The Hillsiders and Colin Day. The show is compered by comedian Dave Allen.
The cowboy movie Sergeants 3, produced by and starring Frank Sinatra, with Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
Patsy Cline releases her third album, Sentimentally Yours, in the USA on Decca Records.
Bob Dylan records Boots Of Spanish Leather, Only A Pawn In Their Game, North Country Blues and other tracks, during his first recording session for the album The Times They Are A-Changin', at Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
The Associated Press reports that Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret, the co-star in his fifteenth movie, Viva Las Vegas, are having a love affair.
The Hollies play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Graham Bond Organisation records Wade In The Water for Decca Records in London, UK. The band at this point includes bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker, both of whom will later play for Cream.
When Count Basie and Joe Williams play a re-union concert at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA, gross receipts are recorded as $21,419.
The Byrds release their new single, a cover of Bob Dylan's All I Really Want To Do, in the UK on CBS Records.
The MC5 play at The Ambassador Roller Rink, Clawson, Michigan, USA.
Sandie Shaw plays a ballroom gig in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, UK.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band is playing during ten nights at The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California, USA.
Steven Paul Smith is born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He will find success as dark, introspective singer-songwriter Elliott Smith.
Sugar Babies - The Burlesque Musical, starring Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney, is presented at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1208 performances.
Emmylou Harris plays the first of two nights in Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Punch The Clock by Elvis Costello peaks at No3 in the UK album chart.
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Pink Floyd play at Wembley Stadium, Middlesex, England, UK, Europe.
Elton John plays at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Detroit police stop the performance at an N.W.A show because of the controversy surrounding their latest hit, 'Fuck Tha Police'. Before they can perform the song, the group is removed from the stage and escorted back to their hotel. No charges are filed, and officers tell the rappers that they just "wanted to show the kids that you can't say 'Fuck the police' in Detroit."
Elton John is undergoing six weeks of rehab treatment for bulimia and also for his drug and alcohol addictions, in the Parkside Lutheran Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Metallica hire Hammersmith Odeon, London, and The Apollo, Manchester, UK, to preview their eponymous new album for fans. The event is simply a playback, not a concert, accompanied by a 40 minute Metallica home movie.
Just before the encore of U2's show at Vallehovin, Oslo, Norway, Europe, the band's four members find themselves trapped, Spinal Tap-style, inside a 40ft-high metallic lemon-shaped 'pod' high above the stage. The device was supposed to open and let the group emerge but on this night, the mechanism failed.
Branford Marsalis plays at Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
It is reported that R'n'B star Chris Brown has lost his endorsement deal with chewing gum brand Wrigley, in the light of the accusations of assault made against him by his former girlfriend Rihanna.
Nik Kershaw releases a new album, Ei8ht, in the UK.
Let It Happen release a new album, Unravel, on InVogue Records in the USA.
Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding play at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
It is reported that some of the UK's small independent music labels will receive funding from a £2.5m export growth scheme, to promote promising artists overseas in another move by the British government to rebalance the economy towards exports.
FKA twigs plays at Webster Hall, New York City, USA.
FKA Twigs releases her debut album, LP1, on Young Turks Records in Japan, Asia.
Duran Duran play at Musikfest, ArtsQuest Center At SteelStack, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Max And Harvey play at The Voltage Lounge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Touring in support of their album Skin Suit, The Bobby Lees play a socially-distanced/masks mandatory gig at Buzzbin, Canton, Ohio, USA.