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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
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.
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
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.
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 James Moody Combo and pianist Eddie Heywood's Band are playing during a week at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
, The Ravens, Red Foxx and Slappy White play during a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
is playing at The Statler Hotel, Washington DC, USA.
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
] is sent to Rainier Vista 4-H Youth Centre, Seattle, Washington, USA, for seven days.
After being charged with car theft by Seattle Police, Jimmy Hendrix [later known to the world as guitar-god
And His Orchestra play for a dance in The Terrace Room of The Mosque Theatre, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
And His Orchestra play in The Municipal Auditorium, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
And His Orchestra play the fifth night of a week-long engagement at Le Jazz Hot, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, USA.
play at The Space Needle, Seattle, Washington, USA.
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.
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.
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.
plays the third of four nights at Double Dose Specialty, Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.
play at The Showbox, Seattle, Washington, USA.