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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.
Jelly Roll Morton records Shreveport Stomp, Stratford Hunch, Big Foot Ham, Jelly Roll Blues, Mamamita and Bucktown Blues for Gennett Records in Richmond, Indiana, USA.
Jelly Roll Morton records Shreveport Stomp, Stratford Hunch, Big Foot Ham, Jelly Roll Blues, Mamamita and Bucktown Blues for Gennett Records in Richmond, Indiana.
Billie Holiday and the Count Basie Band play the sixth of seven days at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Vic Lewis and Jack Parnell's Jazzmen record Jazz Men Blues, Ja Da, Why Begin Again, Sugar and I've Found A New Baby, for Parlophone Records in London, UK.
The musical romantic comedy Neptune's Daughter opens at cinemas in the USA. The film will be a major box office smash, but is now perhaps best-remembered for providing the movie debut of the song Baby, It's Cold Outside, which sparked a controvery in 2018 when radio stations in the USA banned it on the grounds that its lyric might now be interpreted as sexual harassment.
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.
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra open at The Strand, New York City, USA.
Noel Coward records Time And Again and There Are Bad Times Just Around The Corner with the Café de Paris Orchestra conducted by Sidney Simone and piano accompaniment by Norman Hackforth, in London, England, UK.
The Elliot Lawrence Band is playing at The Hotel Statler, New York City, USA.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
The Don Rendell Sextet records the LP The Don Rendell Sextet for Tempo Records in London, UK.
Fats Domino plays at The Cotton Club, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Elvis Presley's cover of the Arthur Crudup song My Baby Left Me enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No31 during a three-week run.
B.B. King plays the third night of a week at the Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Mercury Records announces that it is stopping production of 78rpm records. [On The Platters recent No1 his single, Twilight Time, 98.2% of sales were on 45rpm discs, and a mere 1.8% on 78rpm.]
Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Jesse Belvin, Marv Johnson, Baby Washington and Johnny 'Guitar' Watson play in a package show at The Coliseum, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Patti Page is playing during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
he Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Paul Anka plays the ninth night of three weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
The Wah-Watusi by The Orlons makes its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA. It will peak at No2.
The One Who Really Loves You by Mary Wells peaks at No2 on the Billboard R'n'B chart in the USA and No8 (6/09) on the Top 40 pop chart.
Neil Sedaka plays the fourth night of a week of shows at The International Club, New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley attends a meeting at MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, to discuss the music for his upcoming movie, Girl Happy.
The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
Judy Garland celebrates her 45th birthday by having dinner with Tom Green in the Pump Room of the Ambassador East Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
First generation San Francisco hippy band The Grateful Dead play the eighth of ten nights at the Caf
The Righteous Brothers are playing at Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bobby Vinton is playing at The Latin Quarter, New York City, USA.
The James Brown Revue is on tour in Vietnam, Asia, playing live shows for American troops.
Bassist Bob Mosley quits San Francisco-based band Moby Grape to become a US Marine.
It is announced that guitarist Brian Jones has left The Rolling Stones. "I want to play my kind of music," he says, "which is no longer The Stones music."
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The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.
On the fourth leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play a second date at The Arizona State University Activity Center, Tempe, Arizona, USA, supported by Pure Prairie League and The Climax Blues Band. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
On his In Step tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan plays at Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, California, USA.
Peter Gabriel marries his long-term girlfriend Meabh Flynn on a beach in the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Europe. Guests include Sting and former Genesis colleague Phil Collins.
On his Dark Side Of Moon Live tour, Roger Waters plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On her I Am tour, Beyonce plays the second of two nights at the O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe. She is unexpectedly joined during the encore by George Michael who duets with her on If I Were A Boy.
He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones, Tom Dooley by The Kingston Trio and Rank Stranger by The Stanley Brothers are added to the National Recording Registry at The Library of Congress, in the USA.
Ken Brown, guitarist with The Quarrymen, dies aged 70 of emphysema, at his home in Essex, UK. The Quarrymen's membership also included Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, later to form The Beatles.
Judas Priest play at The Sweden Rock Festival, Norje Havsbad, Norje, Sweden, Europe.
Brasstronaut play at Amigo's, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
On their Up All Night Tour, One Direction play at The Theatre For The Performing Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Ellie Goulding plays at The TSB Arena, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania.
MONO play at The Rock And Roll Hotel, Washington DC, USA.
Left Lane Cruiser play at The Weekend Blues Int @ TRH Bar, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band play at Flens Arena, Flensberg, Germany, Europe.
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