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Popular composer John Philip Sousa's march The Washington Post is premiered in Washington, DC, USA.
The powerhouse of the Washington Traction Company, where the laboratory of the Berliner/National Gramophone Company is located, burns to the ground. The company loses over one hundred zinc masters that have not been pressed, along with all of its machinery and equipment.
Haley's Full Concert Band plays at Chesapeake Beach, Washington, DC, USA.
Miss Mignonette Kokin, described as a "dainty Parisian chanteuse" is appearing at Chase's Polite Vaudeville Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The Miyo San Operetta Company, Dave Gennaro And Ray Bailey (billed as "originators of the real ragtime cake walk") and singing comedienne Blanche Ring are among the acts on offer at Chase's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Booker T. Washington White is born in Houston, Mississippi, USA. [N.B. Some sources say 1906]. He will find fame as Delta blues master Bukka White.
Isidore Washington is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Under such nicknames as Red Washington, Tuts Washington and Papa Yellow, he will find success as a blues and r'n'b pianist, working with Smiley Lewis and others.
Lexey And Miller [singing and dancing acrobats], The Telephone Girls [in a dainty tabloid musical comedy, Bogart And Nelson [The Lady And The Minstrel] and others are appearing in a celebration of Mardi Gras week at Poli's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The Great Rigolettos, Laura Burt And Henry Stanford, Willa Holt Wakefield and The Theodore Bendix Symphony Players are appearing at B.F. Keith's theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Billy Watson is starring in "That jolly musical farce" Krausemeyer's Alley at Gayety Burlesque, Washington DC, USA. The show also features The Billy Watson Beauty Chorus.
The play Green Grow The Lilacs, which features several folk songs performed by future singing cowboy Tex Ritter, plays the last of six days at The National Theatre, Washington DC, USA. The play will subsequently provide the plot for the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in Castle Garden, Dornay Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, with vocalist Frank Sinatra, plays in The Roof Garden of The Hotel Astor, New York City, USA. Songs performed on this evening include I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else, Fools Rush In, Swing High and Alice Blue Gown.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra have an afternoon recording session for Victor Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Walter Joseph Herndon is born in Washington DC, USA. He will find success as R'n'B and soul singer Joe Herndon, working with bands including The Spaniels and The Temptations.
Having been accused of being a Communist spy by The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), American government official Alger Hiss is sentenced by a Grand Jury to five years' imprisonment on two counts of perjury, to run concurrently. (The original charge of spying was dropped because of the statute of limitations). The anti-Communist activities of the HUAC will inspire numerous songs, some for and some against. One of the best-known is I'm No Communist (1952) by country singer Carson Robison.
The Clovers, The James Moody Combo and pianist Eddie Heywood's Band are playing during a week at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Dinah Washington, The Ravens, Red Foxx and Slappy White play during a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Mary Mayo is playing at The Statler Hotel, Washington DC, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra broadcast a live radio performance at WMGM Studio, New York City, USA. The band includes vocalists Jimmy Grissom and Betty Roche, plus Charles Mingus on bass.
Jimmy Charles, Jimmy Jones, The Vibrations, The Clovers, The Bobbettes and Marie Knight play the third night in a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
After being charged with car theft by Seattle Police, Jimmy Hendrix [later known to the world as guitar-god Jimi Hendrix] is sent to Rainier Vista 4-H Youth Centre, Seattle, Washington, USA, for seven days.
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The Coasters, The Isley Brothers and Betty Carter play the first night of a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Duane Eddy plays at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
LaVern Baker headlines during a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA, with The Edsels, Gary 'US' Bonds and The Solitaires
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the last of six nights at Abart's, Washington DC, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play for a dance in The Terrace Room of The Mosque Theatre, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
John Fahey spends the last of three days recording his album The Dance of Death And Other Plantation Favorites for Takoma Records in Adelphi Studios, Adelphi, Maryland, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in The Municipal Auditorium, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play the fifth night of a week-long engagement at Le Jazz Hot, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, USA.
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra play at the Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
The Regents play at The Space Needle, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Kingston Trio and Roger Miller play the fifth of seven nights at The Carter Barron Amphitheater, Rock Creek Park, Washington DC, USA
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Singer/songwriter Tim Buckley appears on BBC2 tv show Late Night Line-Up in London, England, UK, Europe.
Trouble Funk, Minor Threat and Big Boys play in the Punk Funk Spectacular at The Lansburgh Center, Washington DC, USA.
Andy Wood, frontman of Mother Love Bone, overdoses on heroin at his apartment in Seattle, Washington, USA, just days before the band's debut LP is to be released.
On their Magic Summer tour, New Kids On The Block play at RFK Stadium, Washington DC, USA.
Modest Mouse and Camper Van Beethoven play at The DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC, USA.
At Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington, USA, Bob Dylan performs live in a one-off webcast concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of internet retailer Amazon.com.
Neil Diamond plays at The MCI Center, Washington DC, USA.
Grammy-winning jazz singer, pianist and composer Diana Krall plays the second of two nights in the Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, Washington State, USA.
At the invitation of First Lady Michelle Obama, rapper Common takes part in a poetry event at The White House, Washington DC, USA. The invitation provoked a storm of right wing anger.
On his X tour, Ed Sheeran plays at WaMu Theater, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Madame Tussauds unveil a new wax figure of Taylor Swift in celebration of her latest album ‘1989’ at Madame Tussauds, Washington DC, USA.
Jorma Kaukonen plays the third of four nights at Double Dose Specialty, Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.
On her Live 2016 Tour, Adele plays the first of two nights at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
On their Wonderful Wonderful tour, The Killers play at The Anthem, Washington DC, USA.
Tune-Yards play at The Showbox, Seattle, Washington, USA.
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