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A Chinese Honeymoon, billed as 'The English Musical Sensation' is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
Orville Gibson founds the Gibson Mandolin Manufacturing Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. After his death the company will increasingly make guitars, the pinnacle of which is generally considered to be the Gibson Les Paul.
The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
Ziggy Elman, trumpeter in groups led by Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey, marries his girlfriend Blanche.
Judy Garland has her handprint recorded in cement in The Forecourt of the Stars at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California, USA.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
Ivory Joe Hunter, The Four Blazes, Thelma Carpenter and Larry Darnell are playing during a week of shows at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Johnny Ace plays at The Dew Drop Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Little Richard, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent And his Blue Caps play the last of three nights in Melbourne, Australia.
China Tea by Russ Conway, reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK.
On their Fear Of The Dark tour, Iron Maiden play at Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela, South America.
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Jazz trombonist Keith Christie plays at the Modern Jazz Club, Deer's Leap, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. N.B. Click here to visit SwindonMusicScene, for an in-depth look at this era of Swindon music.
Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Shirley Bassey is staying at The Hotel Plaza.
The musical Milk And Honey, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, opens at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run for 543 performances.
Duke Ellington, his friend Frank Holzfeind (owner of Blue Note Records) and members of the Ellington Orchestra, attend a meeting of the Lake Meadows Arts And Jazz Society at The Meadows Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Avant garde jazz composer Sun Ra records the album The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra, for Savoy Records in New York City, USA.
A package tour featuring Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Jet Harris And The Jetblacks, The Breakaways and Sounds Incorporated plays at The Town Hall, Birmingham, UK. [Other sources indicate, however, that on this date Little Richard, Sam Cooke and Gene Vincent play at The Granada, Mansfield, UK.]
Elvis Presley continues filming studio scenes for his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, in MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Searchers enter the UK singles chart with Sweet Nothins, on Philips Records, which will peak at No48 during a two-week run.
The Rolling Stones, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard and Bo Diddley play at The Gaumont, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe.
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Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, The Kinks, The Nashville Teens and The Yardbirds (featuring Eric Clapton on guitar) play in The ABC, Kingston-Upon-Hull, UK.
The Migil Five, the Karl Denver Trio and Susan Maughan appear on UK radio show Saturday Swings.
The members of San Francisco band Moby Grape each sign an addendum to their individual management agreements with manager Matthew Katz in which they relinquish their right to use the band name unless they have the consent of Katz. This will cause considerable problems for the band in later years.
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.
Fiddler On The Roof, starring Luther Adler and Dolores Wilson, is running during a lengthy engagement at McVickers Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jethro Tull and Procol Harum play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Led Zeppelin come to the end of a Japanese tour with a show at the Kaikan Hall, Kyoto.
Doug Sahm And Band record (Is Anybody Going To) San Antone? and A Song About Myself in New York City, USA. Bob Dylan plays some guitar and harmonica on the session. The tracks will appear on the Atlantic Records album Doug Sahm And Band.
Gruppo Sportivo play at Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
U2 play at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Persian Risk play at The Wellington, Shepherd's Bush Green, Londonb, England, UK, Europe, supported by Sterling.
Dislocation Dance play at The International, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Cardiacs play at The Tunnel Club, Greenwich, London, England, UK, Europe, with The Umbrella.
Desolation Angels play at The Venue, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Gary Glitter plays at Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
The Fall play at The Polytechnic, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
The Temptations are playing during three nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jethro Tull is inducted into The National Association of Brick Manufacturers Hall Of Fame in New York City, USA, because their album Thick As A Brick has raised public awareness of the product.
George Forrest dies in Miami, Florida, USA. He enjoyed success as a writer of music and lyrics for musical theatre, and is best-known for the show Kismet, which includes the much-loved standard Stranger In Paradise.
Britney Spears makes her UK live debut with the first of three sold-out nights at Wembley Arena, London.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at the Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Holland.
Peter Gabriel releases his ninth studio album, New Blood, in the UK.
Rapper Nelly is arrested after police at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint in Texas, USA, find heroin, marijuana and a loaded .45 handgun on his tour bus.
The Live UK Music Business Awards are held in the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, UK.
Grizzly Bear play at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Dixie Chicks come to the end of a North American tour with a show at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On the North American leg of his Call The Comet tour, Johnny Marr plays at The Empire Control Room, Austin, Texas, USA.