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Jazz drummer Adolphe Paul Barbarin is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will work with King Oliver [1924-25], Luis Russell [1928-32], Louis Armstrong [1935-38], Red Allen [1942-43] and others.
Shine On Harvest Moon by Harry MacDonough enters the US popular music chart. It will become the biggest hit of his illustrious career.
Birth of Ewart G. Abner, US record company executive with Chance, Vee-Jay and Motown Records. As well as working with many essential soul acts, Abner was the man who first released The Beatles' material in America. In the seventies he managed Stevie Wonder.
The Third Annual Chicago Radio Show of 1924, a week-long trade fair, opens at The Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA, featuring over 250 exhibits of radio receivers, parts, and receiver accessories, including exhibits from Italy, Japan, Germany, and France. 25,000 visitors attend each day.
Otha Ellas Bates McDaniels is born in McComb, Mississippi, USA. He will find fame as Bo Diddley.
Reuben 'River' Reeves and his River Boys record Head Low for Brunswick Records at the Merchandise Mart studios in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is reported that Cab Calloway is planning to buy a house in the Sugar Hill district of Harlem, New York City, USA.
Fats Waller plays a live set in NBC Studios, New York City, USA.
Successful as a jazz band leader and recording artist Frank Coughlan marries professional vocalist Margaret Rose Grimshaw at St John's Anglican Church, Darlinghurst, Australia. Coughlan will, in due course, earn the title of 'The Father Of Australian Jazz'.
Al Jolson, Martha Raye, Ruby Keeler, Jack Whiting and "America's Most Beautiful Girls" are appearing in the musical comedy Hold On To Your Hats at The Grand Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Al Jolson, Martha Raye, Ruby Keeler, Jack Whiting and "America's Most Beautiful Girls" are appearing in the musical comedy Hold On To Your Hats at The Grand Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Ben Bernie Orchestra opens for a week at The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jazz trumpeter, vocalist and bandleader Johnnie 'Scat' Davis plays at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during a four-week residency.
The musical comedy Along Fifth Avenue, with music by Gordon Jenkins, comes to the end of its run at The Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA. It will re-open shortly after at The Imperial Theatre.
Hannelore Haller is born in Rendsburg, Germany, Europe. She will find success as Hanne Haller, a pop singer in the schlager genre, as well as a songwriter, producer, and sound engineer.
The Duke Ellington Orchestra, with Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, Johnny Hodges and Cow Cow Davenport, plays at The Masonic Temple, East 36th and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Billy Eckstein plays at The Copacabana, New York City, USA, standing in for Frank Sinatra who had to cancel dates because of throat problems. Eckstein is doubling the Copa show with a season at Paramount Theatre at the same time!
Sax Mallard And His Orchestra record Turn Me Loose, Angels Sing, Slow Caboose and Darling Let's Give Love A Chance for Checker Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Billy Ward And His Dominoes are fulfilling a sixteen-week season at The Sahara, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Splish Splash by Bobby Darin enters the Billboard pop singles chart in the USA at No20.
Bebop jazz pianist and bandleader Sir Charles Thompson records Cow Cow Boogie, 'Taint What You Do and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
Liberace opens at The Empire Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Blues legend Howlin' Wolf arrives in the UK for a tour.
You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No55.
Gospel musician and recording artist Lonnie Hunter is born in Harvey, Illinois, USA.
The Eddie Higgins Trio records Django, Beautiful Dreamer, Love Letters, Makin' Whoopee and other tracks for his Atlantic Records album Soulero, at Universal Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Gentrys are playing at The Whisky A-GoGo, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jefferson Airplane play the first of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, supported by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Muddy Waters.
Louis Prima, Sam Butera And The Witnesses, Little Richie Varola, Dominique and The Ben Arden Orchestra are playing at The Empire Room, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tom Paxton plays at Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Petula Clark plays at The Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his Seriously, Live! tour, Phil Collins plays the last of four nights at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois, USA.
UB40 and The Smithereens play at Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their Magic Summer tour, New Kids On The Block play the second of two nights at Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Pursuit Of Happiness and Lava Hey play at Cabaret Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Beth Orton plays at The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, UK, she is supported by Liverpool band Shack.
Rickie Lee Jones plays in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Blues harmonica virtuoso Lester Davenport, aka Mad Dog Davenport, best-known for his work with Bo Diddley, dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA, after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.
Tinchy Stryder reaches No1 in the UK pop singles chart with Never Leave You, a collaboration with Amelle.
Rickie Lee Jones plays at The Union Chapel, London, England, UK.
Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer and The Julian Lage Group play at The Barbican, London, England, UK.
Mike And The Mechanics play at the New Theatre, Oxford, England, UK, Europe. The group has recently added Andrew Roachford as a featured vocalist.
With no advance warning, Art Garfunkel fails to turn up for a Night Of The Proms performance in Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe, with Anastacia, Mans Zelmerlow and John Miles. It is then learned that he has returned to the USA with his staff, claiming to have fallen ill.
The Zolas play in The Wunderbar, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
During his Old Ideas tour, Leonard Cohen plays at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Joe Satriani plays at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Kaiser Chiefs play at Taste Of Randolph, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Kanye West is briefly hospitalised in Epworth Hospital, Richmond, Melbourne, South Australia, Oceania, where he is treated for a severe migraine said to have developed after playing basketball.
Teen Top play at The Copernicus Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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