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The musical revue Hip-Hip-Hooray is playing at The Hippodrome Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 425 performances.
Some Of These Days by Sophie Tucker reaches No1 in the music charts in the USA, a position it will hold for five weeks. The song is written by Shelton Brooks.
The Pla-Mor Ballroom opens at Linwood and Main, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, with a concert by the 16-piece Jean Goldkette Orchestra. The venue will host performances by everyone from Django Rheinhardt to Count Basie and The Who. Legend has it that Hoagy Carmichael first performed his song Stardust while a member of the Pla-Mor's house band.
Tommy Christian And His Orchestra are playing during a three-month engagement at The Mounds Country Club, East St. Louis, Illinois, USA, operated by the notorious St. Louis gangster William Patrick 'Bow Wow' McQuillan.
Gloria Wilson is born in Harlem, New York City, USA. As jazz singer Gloria Lynne she will enjoy a string of hits in the USA during the early 60s, and establish herself as one of the world's top nightclub acts.
Laurdine Kenneth Patrick is born in East Moline, Illinois, USA. He will find success as jazz saxophonist Pat Patrick, best-known for his lengthy membership of the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Clarence "Tom" Ashley, vocal and banjo, records The Coo Coo Bird, in Johnson City, Tennessee, USA, for Columbia Records.
Seventh grade student Buddy Holly scores a B in his Social Studies test at Hutchinson Junior High, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Country vocalist/pianist Moon Mullican records Memphis Blues, Moonshine Blues and other tracks at King Studios, of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
Max Bygraves is appearing in the revue Wonderful Time at The Palladium, London, England, UK, with The Billy Cotton Band, The Bernard Brothers and Joy Nichols.
Marty Wilde And His Wildcats play during a week of shows at The Empire, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe, supported by Colin Hicks And His Cabin Boys. Hicks is the younger brother of top British rock'n'roller Tommy Steele.
Singing cowboy Roy Rogers is the musical guest on US tv's Dinah Shore Chevy Show.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes are playing during a two-month season at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Paul Anka plays at The Concord Hotel, Kiamesha Lake, New York State, USA.
Billy Strange records Washington Square, The Great Escape March, The Third Man Theme and Charade in Gold Star Studio, 6252 Santa Monica Boulevard. Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Quicksand by Martha And The Vandellas is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No80.
Sandie Shaw, Adam Faith and Dave Berry appear on UK tv pop show Discs A Go Go, TWW Studios, Bath Road, Bristol, UK.
Sandie Shaw releases a new single, I'd Be Better Off Without You in the UK. When reviewers comment more favourably on the b-side, Girl Don't Come, the release is flipped by Pye Records, scoring a No3 hit.
Jimmy Reed plays at The British Legion Hall, South Harrow, London, UK.
The Beach Boys play at the Curry Hicks Cage, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, with the Prince Spaghetti Minstrels, The Boss Tweeds and The Bold.
Mike Seeger plays for 537 fans at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Donovan plays at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
The musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, is performed at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,847 performances.
The Cowsills star in the Timex-sponsored tv special A Family Thing, also featuring Buddy Ebsen, in the USA.
Jethro Tull play the last of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Western swing fiddle virtuoso Spade Cooley is briefly released from jail, where he is serving a life sentence for murdering his wife, to allow him to play in a benefit concert in Oakland, California, USA. In his dressing room after the show, Cooley suffers a heart attack and dies.
San Francisco hippy rock pioneers The Grateful Dead play at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, California, USA.
Man play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, UK, supported by Alcatraz.
Andy Fairweather Low plays at Leith Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Top Ten Singles on WABC Radio in New York City, USA, are :



1. Disco Duck, Part 1 - Rick Dees And His Cast of Idiots (RSO)

2. Tonight's the Night - Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)

3. Love So Right - The Bee Gees (RSO)

4. Just To Be Close To You - The Commodores (Motown)

5. Muskrat Love - The Captain And Tennille (A+M)

6. The Rubberband Man - The Spinners (Atlantic)

7. Whispering/Cherchez la Femme/Se Si Bon - Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (RCA)

8. If You Leave Me Now - Chicago (Columbia)

9. Fernando - ABBA (Atlantic)

10. The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)

Lynn Anderson is the musical guest on this week's edition of The Bobby Vinton Show on tv in the USA.
Neil Young appears on phone-in radio show Rockline in the USA.
Heart play in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Linton Kwesi Johnson plays a Farewell For Now concert with The Dub Band at Moss Side West Indian Sports And Social Club, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. Johnson, a popular dub poet, is planning a temporary break from making music.
Magnum, supported by IQ, play at The City Hall, St. Albans, England, UK, Europe.
Black Or White by Michael Jackson reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
Juan Jinojosa dies in a car accident in dense fog near Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. As a founder member of Los Fabulosos Cuatro, Jinojosa was a pioneer of Tejano music.
On their Vapor Trails tour, Rush play at Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janiero, Brazil, South America.
On their Vapor Trails tour, Rush play at Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
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Bob Dylan plays the fourth of five sold out nights at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
Field Music play the first of two nights at Koko, London, UK, supported by Sweet Billy Pilgrim.
Michael Bolton plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Cure play the last of three nights at The Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Taking Back Sunday play at Terminal 5, New York City, USA.
Kanye West spends a third day in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, undergoing psychiatric evaluation, following a week of cancelled shows, onstage outbursts and generally 'erratic behaviour' including physical attacks on colleagues.
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