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A "continuous Vaudeville" show at The Columbia Theater, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, features The Four Musical Colbys, Gracie Emmett And Co, Hughes And Anger, Rossley And Lee, Jefferson Caspers, Radford And Winchester, Hayes And Healy and others.
Billed as "The latest musical sensation", The Explorers, featuring a cast of 80, is playing at The Metropolitan Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The musical comedy The Sultan Of Sulu
is presented at Wallack's Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 192 performances.
Under the name Pinewood Tom, blues singer and guitarist Joshua White [aka The Singing Christian] records Black Man, Bed Springs Blues and New Milk Cow Blues, in New York City, USA. White, who used the Pinewood Tom pseudonym for his non-religious blues material, will later find greater fame as Josh White
, singing in a folksier idiom.
Richard Cole And His Orchestra play in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA.
Guitar maker Leo Fender
pays Race And Olmstead
to make him a tool
to trim the tabs off Kluson Deluxe tuners, thus making the tuners suitable for use with the new range of Fender solid-bodied guitars.
The musical Bet Your Life
is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
Bandleader Benny Strong
is playing at The Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during a seven week stand.
It is reported that statistics covering six major record labels (Capitol, Columbia, Decca, Mercury, M-G-M, and RCA Victor) show a drop of 27% in the number of pop records released in the first quarter of the year. The six companies are releasing larger numbers of records in the hillbilly (country) and r'n'b genres.
' vocalist Mick Jagger
attends his first concert - Buddy Holly
at The Granada, Woolwich, England, UK, Europe, along with Dick Taylor who will later play guitar for The Pretty Things
. Supporting acts are The Montanas, The Tanner Sisters, Gary Miller and Ronnie Keene And his Orchestra. Des O'Connor is the compere.
The musical Irma La Douce
is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
Tom Shipley plays at The Village Corner Club
, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He will go on to greater success as one half of Brewer And Shipley.
In Obertauern, Austria, Europe, The Beatles
begin filming scenes for their second film, Help!
On this day - among other things - they are filmed falling backwards into snow.
On the same day that their single For Your Love enters the UK charts, The Yardbirds
play at The Crawdaddy
Club, Richmond Athletic Association Club House, Richmond, UK.
And The Ram Jam Band play at The Skyline Ballroom, Hull, UK, Europe.
play at The Van Dike Club, Devonport, Plymouth, UK.
Mary Ann Ganser of The Shangri-Las
dies of a drug overdose in Queens, New York City, USA.
play at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK, supported by Badger and Necromandus.
plays the last of three nights at the Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia.
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.
, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe. He will remain at the clinic until May 1981.
Bleeding ulcers cause severely alcoholic Eric Clapton
to be hospitalised in St Paul, Minnesota, USA, forcing him to cancel all the remaining dates of his massive tour of the USA in support of the album Another Ticket.
, Perfect Crime and Hollywood Killers play at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, UK, Europe.
's album Thriller has now outsold Bing Crosby
's single White Christmas, making it the biggest-selling music recording ever.
It is reported that
Marino The Band
play at The Golden Lion, Fulham, London, England, UK, Europe.
Grace Slick reveals that she is leaving Starship.
Chad Smith and Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers
are arrested in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, and charged with sexually harassing a woman. They plead guilty.
Britny Fox play at T.A. Verns, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
drops from No9 to No15 on the UK Official Album Chart, but simultaneously rises to No2 on the UK R'n'B Chart, its new peak.
On her Freedom Tour
, Alicia Keys
plays the second of two nights at the MGM Grand Theatre, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA.
Kate Miller-Heidke releases her fourth solo LP, O Vertigo
, on Cooking Vinyl Records in Australia.
Jazz drummer Ralph Penland
dies aged 61, due to complications from a stroke, in Los Angeles, California, USA. In an acclaimed career he worked with Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves, Nancy Wilson
, Carmen Lundy, Etta James and k.d. lang to name but a few.
On her We Were Here
Tour, Lights plays at Delmar Hall, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.