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It is reported, with anger, in the Sydney Christian Monitor that visiting gospel group The Fisk Jubilee Singers has been refused rooms in every leading hotel in Sydney, Australia, because of the colour of their skins.
Klaw And Erlanger's Troubadours are appearing in The Liberty Belles at The Madison Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The New English Musical Comedy Company is presenting the musical show The Girl On The Film at Her Majesty's Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Sgt. Alvin York of the United States Army shoots dead six German soldiers attacking him and his men near Hill 223 (49.28558°N 4.95242°E) along the Decauville rail-line north of Chatel-Chéhéry, France, Europe. He also leads an assault which cleans out a German machine-gun nest. His bravery will earn him the Medal Of Honour, make him a national hero in the USA, and will inspire the song Sergeant York by country singer Archie Campbell in 1961.
Helen Morgan records More Than You Know written by Vincent Youmans, with lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu, for Victor Records in the USA.
Bob Crosby And His Orchestra play in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA.
Slippin' Around by Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely reaches No1 in the Billboard Best Selling Retail Folk [Country And Western] Records chart in the USA.
Robert Bell is born in Youngstown, Ohio, USA. He will find fame as Kool of disco sensations Kool and the Gang.
The American-Yiddish musical revue Bagels And Yox is playing at The Holiday Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 208 performances.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
Blue Star [The Medic Theme] reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK. The position is achieved by amalgamating sales of versions of the song by The Cyril Stapleton Orchestra and The Ron Goodwin Orchestra.
Little Richard, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent And His Blue Caps play the first of three nights in Melbourne, Australia.
The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in Columbus, Ohio, USA, with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell.
Virtuoso trumpeter and soundtrack composer Steven Michael Bernstein is born in Washington, DC, USA, USA. As well as receiving an Academy Award nomination for his score for the film Get Shorty, he will play with artists as diverse as Tricky, Foetus, Aretha Franklin, Mel Torme, They Might Be Giants, Bootsy Collins and Don Byron.
The Biggest Show of Stars for 61, a package tour featuring Del Shannon, The Platters, Brook Benton, The Drifters, Phil Upchurch and others, plays in Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Having completed a tour of the USA, Judy Garland returns to New York City.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing at The Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa, USA.
Monster Mash by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt Kickers reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Russ Sainty And The Nu Notes play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Meddy Evils.
Roy Orbison tops the UK pop singles chart with Oh, Pretty Woman.
Matt Monro releases his latest single, Yesterday, in the UK on Parlophone Records. The song is written by Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Manor House, London, England, UK.
Matt Monro releases his latest single, Yesterday, in the UK on Parlophone Records. The song is written by Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
The Everly Brothers begin an eighteen date UK tour, Star Scene '65, supported by Liverpool singers Cilla Black and Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, at the Granada, Bedford.
The Turtles play the second of two nights at The Third I, Redondo Beach, California, USA, supported by Buffalo Springfield.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
Lesley Gore is playing during a week of shows at The Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC, USA.
The Hello People are playing at Doug Weston's Troubadour Club, Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Brass and reed overdubs for the Wes Montgomery album Willow Weep For Me, on Verve Records, are recorded in New York City, USA.
The MC5 and The Stooges celebrate their recent signing to Elektra Records with a show at The 5 Dimension (aka The Fifth Dimension), Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
The Blues Magoos play the first of three nights at La Cave, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Ray Charles plays at Salle Pleyel, Paris, France, Europe.
Blood, Sweat And Tears record Sometimes In Winter, at CBS 30th Street Studio (aka Columbia 30th Street Studio, aka 'The Church'), Manhattan, New York City, New York
Jethro Tull, Savoy Brown and Terry Reid play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, UK.
Santana play in Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Black Sabbath release their seventh studio album Technical Ecstasy in the UK.
Fleetwood Mac release their twelfth LP, the double-album Tusk, on Warner Bros. Records in the USA. The album is released several days early after tracks have been played without authorisation on radio stations in the USA.
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The musical 42nd Street is presented at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will subsequently move to the Majestic Theatre and then to The St. James Theatre, before finally closing in 1989, having racked up a total of 3,486 performances.
Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter and Dinah Washington are among the stars featured when the US Postal Service issues a new set of commemorative stamps honouring legends of popular music.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of three nights at the River Plate Stadium , Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Iron Maiden play at Pabellone Principe Felipe, Zaragoza, Spain, Europe.
Singer-songwriter Barb Jungr spends the second of three days at Mark Angel Studios, London, recording her album Every Grain Of Sand : Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan. Every song on the album is written by Dylan.
Bon Jovi releases a new album, Bounce, in the USA.
Reg King, singer and songwriter with British 60s mod band The Action, dies of cancer, aged 65.
Circle Jerks play at The Congress Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On the European leg of his Symphonica - The Orchestral Tour, George Michael plays at The Forest National, Brussels, Belgium.
Philip Chevron, guitarist and songwriter of The Pogues and founder of Radiators From Space, dies of cancer, aged 56, in Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Beautiful - a musical based on the songs of Carole King, has its official premiere at The Curran Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
On his x (Multiply) tour, Ed Sheeran plays the first of two nights at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
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On Instagram, Taylor Swift reveals her cover shot from the upcoming issue of GQ magazine.