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The musical comedy Florodora is performed at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 48 shows.
The musical extravaganza Whoop-dee-doo is presented at Weber and Fields' Broadway Music Hall, New York City, USA, during a run of 165 performances.
The stage revue The Ziegfeld Follies of 1908 opens at the Jardin de Paris, New York City, USA, where it will run for 120 performances.
Fourteen year old Eleanora Gough, later known to the world as Billie Holiday, begins a sentence of 100 days in a New York City, USA, workhouse, following her arrest for prostitution.
The musical comedy Hellzapoppin', starring Olsen and Johnson is performed at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a total run of 1404 performances at three different theatres.
The musical revue Sim Sala Bim, with words and music by Alvin H. Jansen, is playing at The Morosco Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 54 performances.
Crooner Perry Como records a second version of the song Goodbye Sue, for the Record Show radio broadcast at NBC Studios, New York City, USA, with accompaniment from Benny Goodman and His All Star Band.
Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the second night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th.
Suzanne Fellini plays at The Bottom Line, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supported by William McQueen.
Frankie Laine and Patti Page begin a three-week season at The Paramount Theater, New York City, USA.
Nat King Cole records Walkin' My Baby Back Home, Too Marvelous For Words, Too Young, That's My Girl, It's Only A Paper Moon and Unforgettable at WMCA Studios, New York City, USA.
After regular cast member Julius LaRosa finishes singing Manhattan on US tv show Arthur Godfrey Time, he is publicly sacked on air when Arthur Godfrey announces, "That, folks, was Julie's swan song." It is said that LaRosa was unaware of the meaning of the phrase 'swan song' and did not even realise he had been sacked. LaRosa's musical partner, Archie Bleyer is also sacked. The incident will become a cause celebre, and will inspire Ruth Wallis, to compose her satirical song Dear Mr. Godfrey, which will become a minor hit in the USA. Stand-up comic Stan Freberg will also record a Godfrey parody routine which includes a passing reference to Godfrey accidentally firing himself live on air.

A Billboard disc jockey poll reports that radio disc jockeys in the USA are currently playing 42% pop records, 11% country and 5% rhythm and blues.
At Columbia Records studios on 30th Street, New York City, USA, the Duke Ellington Band records Got A Date With An Angel and Satan Takes A Holiday.
Bobby Darin plays at Ben Maksik's Town And Country Club, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
The Bill Evans Trio records Night And Day, Tenderly and other tracks in New York City. (1958)Roberta Flack : Bill Evans is a real serious jazz pianist who, in my book, crossed over boundaries in terms of colour. He used the piano as his canvas.
The Kingston Trio record The M.T.A. for Capitol Records in New York City, USA.
The First Annual Los Angeles Jazz Festival begins in Los Angeles, California, USA, with performers over the two days of the event incuding The Hi-Lo's, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins, Sarah Vaughan, Shorty Rogers, Nina Simone, Cal Tjader and Machito.
Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long residency at The Caucus Club in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long residency at The Caucus Club, Dallas, Michigan, USA.
Novelty song Who Put The Bomp? by Barry Mann enters the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA. It will peak at No7 during a twelve-week stay on the chart.
Nina And Frederik open for an extended engagement at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
Lambert, Hendricks And Ross are playing during a two-week engagement at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Blue Mitchell Octet record Hootie Blues and I Can't Get Started for Riverside Records in New York City, USA.
Duke Ellington has a recording session at Fine Studios, New York City, USA, during which he records Resume No1 and Resume No2 for Reprise Records.
Sam Cooke plays the last night of a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Simon And Garfunkel record the songs Wednesday Morning 3AM, Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream, The Sun Is Burning and He Was My Brother, in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
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A number of celebritites including Bob Dylan , Paul Newman, Norman Mailer, Susan Sontag, and Elizabeth Taylor, sign a petition in support of Lenny Bruce, who has been charged with obscenity as a result of his performances at the Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Paul Bley Quintet and The Jazz Composers' Guild Orchestra play during the Four Days In December concert series staged by The Jazz Composers' Guild at Judson Hall, 165 West 57th Street, New York City, USA. During this show, The Jazz Composers Orchestra records the album Communication. The orchestra includes such jazz notables as pianist Paul Bley, saxophonist Steve Lacy and trumpet player Mike Mantler.
San Francisco hippy band Moby Grape play at the Action House, Island Park, New York, USA.
The Beach Boys play in Wollman Skating Rink, Central Park, New York City, USA.
Live and nationwide on US tv's Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, ukulele-strummer Tiny Tim [40] marries his beloved Miss Vicky Budinger [18]. The show attracts 45 million viewers, and is only beaten in the year's tv ratings by the Moon Landing.
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Bob Dylan records Watchin' The River Flow, at Blue Rock Studio, New York City, USA, with Leon Russell playing piano.
The Miles Davis Nonet plays at Village East, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the sixth of seven nights at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the City Hall, Portland, Maine, USA.
A stage production of The Elephant Man opens in the Center Of Performing Arts, Denver, Colorado, USA, with David Bowie in the leading role as the monstrously disfigured John Merrick.
Yoko Ono releases a new single, Seasons Of Glass, in the USA.
Debbie Harry of Blondie and famed pop artist Andy Warhol, take part in a promotional stunt to launch the new Commodore Amiga 1000 computer at the Lincoln Center, New York City. To demonstrate the capabilities of the computer, Warhol paints a portrait of Debbie using a computer program called Graphicraft. On the same day, Kurt Cobain, not yet a member of Nirvana, is arrested for vandalism in his home town of Aberdeen, Washington, when he is caught writing "Ain'T goT no how waTchamacalliT" on the wall of the Seafirst Bank Building.
750,000 fans turn out for the final date of Paul Simon's Born At The Right Time tour, in Central Park, New York City, USA.
Radiohead play at Madison Square Garden Garden, New York City.
Josh Groban plays at Madison Square Garden in New York City, USA.
Neil Diamond plays at The HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
During a 13-date tour, Rihanna plays the second of two nights at the SECC Arena, Glasgow, Scotland.
Jon B plays at The B.B. King Blues Club, New York City, USA.
Jay Traynor, best-known as leader of 60s hitmakers Jay And The Americans, dies aged 70, in hospital following a struggle with liver cancer in Tampa, Florida, USA, .
When Beyonce and Jay-Z play at The Rose Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA, there are eleven arrests among the audience, eight of which relate to drunkeness. There is also a bizarre incident in which audience-member Robert Alcaraz-Garnica is arrested for severely biting the finger of another member of the crowd during a brawl over a groping incident relating to the victim's girlfriend.
Gladys Knight is among the artists attending the Black Girls Rock! event in New York City, USA.