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Melville Clark of Chicago, Illinois, USA, applies for a patent for his invention of an improved type of bellows for musical instruments.
Arthur Stevenson is born in Drew, Mississippi, USA. He will find some acclaim as drummer and blues vocalist Kansas City Red, working with Robert Nighthawk and, later, moving to Chicago to run a club.
Big Bill Broonzy, with Josh Altheimer on piano, records It's Your Turn Now, I'll Start Cutting On You, Sad Letter Blues and The Mill Man Blues for Vocalion Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
New Orleans piano virtuoso Jelly Roll Morton begins a two-week recording session with music archivist Alan Lomax that results in his influential Library Of Congress Recordings set, in which he not only plays classic jazz and ragtime pieces, but tells the story of the evolution of the music.
Based on a survey of 7,500 high school students, Miss Ernestine Badt, co-ordinator of Social Activities for the Chicago Public School Sysytem, announces that the jitterbug dance is on the way out and dismisses it as 'merely a fad'. She reports that the school system is however, "giving the boys and girls the modified version of the collegiate shag, of which jitterbugging is an offshoot."
Mel Brown is born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He will enjoy an acclaimed career as a blues guitarist and pianist, working for many years in the band of Bobby 'Blue' Bland, as well as pursuing a solo career.
The Prairie Ramblers record Show Me A Man That Won't, Princess Poo-poo-ly Has Plenty Papaya, I Give In So Easy and On Mexico's Beautiful Shore for OKeh Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lawrence Welk And His Champagne Music are playing at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gerry Roslie, singer and guitarist with The Sonics, is born in Tacoma, Washington, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The The Adams Theatre, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
Sidney Bechet plays a concert at The Town Hall, New York City, USA, with a band that includes Muggsy Spanier [cornet], Sandy Williams [trombone], Sammy Price [piano], Wellman Braud [bass] and Warren 'Baby' Dodds [drums]. The set includes Darktown Strutters' Ball, The Blues, Muskrat Ramble, There'll Be Some Changes Made, Friar's Point Shuffle and Really The Blues. The concert has been organised to co-incide with the publication of saxophonist Mezz Mezzrow's book, Really The Blues, and Mezzrow guests on some of the performances.
Frank Sinatra is heard performing the songs Don'cha Go 'Way Mad, I Gotta Have My Baby Back, I'm In Love and You're Awful, backed by the Jeff Alexander Orchestra, on the NBC radio show Light Up Time, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA.
Drummer and bandleader Oliver Coleman's contract is extended for three more months at Jimmy's Palm Garden in Chicago, Illinois, USA. His band Oliver Coleman's Palmaires, features King Fleming on piano.
Popular British bandleader Felix Mendelssohn, leader of The Hawaiian Serenaders, dies aged 40, of Hodgkins' Disease in Charing Cross Hospital, Westminster, London, UK.
Elias McDaniel, later to find fame as Bo Diddley,is fined $50.00 by Musicians Local 208 for accepting less than Union scale for a gig at the 708 Club (708 East 47th Street), Chicago, Illinois, USA. He fails to pay and is erased from the union roll.
Beautiful Delilah by Chuck Berry debuts on the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA where it will remain for a mere two-weeks, peaking at No81.
Package tour the Biggest Show Of Stars for 1958 plays at the State Theater, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, featuring Dion And The Belmonts, Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Clyde McPhatter, Frankie Avalon, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Olympics, The Elegants and The Danleers.
UK weekly pop newspaper the N.M.E. [New Musical Express] reports on Ella Fitzgerald's return to the UK.
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra are playing a live concert in Paris, France, Europe.
Bill Evans opens at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brenda Lee releases a new single, You Can Depend On Me, on Decca Records in the USA.
Stan Kenton and his band complete recording of the album Stan Kenton's West Side Story at Goldwyn Soundstage 5, Hollywood, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the thirteenth of fifteen nights as support to John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Nichelle Nichols, a star of the tv series Kicks And Company, is the guest on the radio programme Showcase Of Sound on WSBC-FM in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Nichols previously sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton, but her period of greatest success will begin in 1966 as Communications Officer Uhura in the tv series Star Trek.
Chubby Checker plays the ninth of ten nights at the National Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Homer 'Slim' Miller, fiddler of pioneering country music string band the Cumberland Ridge Runners, dies. The group was popular for many years on WLS Radio in Chicago.
The Crystals play at The Coconut Lounge, Lakewood Beach, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Jimmie Davis records The Keyhole In The Door, Beautiful Texas, Easy Rider Blues, Triflin' Mama Blues, I Want Her Tailor-Made and other tracks in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bobby Bare, with producer Chet Atkins, records When The Wind Blows In Chicago, Just To Satisfy You and The Careman, at RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Players on the session are guitarists Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, Charlie McCoy, Jerry Shook and Jerry Reed, bassist Henry Strzelecki, drummer Kenneth Buttrey and keyboardists Jerry Smith and Floyd Cramer.
Chuck Berry plays at The Cinnamon Cinder, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kaleidoscope play the second of two nights at the Straight Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by James Cotton and It's a Beautiful Day.
Creedence Clearwater Revival play the first of two nights at the Fillmore East, New York City, USA, supported by Deep Purple and The James Cotton Blues Band. Jimi Hendrix jams with the James Cotton Blues Band at this gig.
Buddy Rich plays the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Buddy Miles and psychedelic soul pioneers Rotary Connection.
Hugh Masakela And Big Black, Chicago Transit Authority and The Illinois Speed Press play at The Whisky A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, California, USA.
The debut album Chicago Transit Authority by Chicago enters the Billboard albums chart in the USA.
Led Zeppelin play at The Kinetic Playground, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Herbie Hancock is in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, recording material for Warner Brothers Records.
The Jacksons play at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Liza Minelli plays the third of eight days at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Madonna cancels a third scheduled 'Blond Ambition' tour concert at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA, due to laryngitis.
Incognito play the first of four nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their 20th Anniversary tour, Smashing Pumpkins play at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Fall Out Boy perform live in The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, the show is transmitted live on Fuse.
Liza Minnelli plays at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Widespread Panic play the second of two nights at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ghost play at The Bottom Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Little Angels play at The HMV Ritz, Manchester, UK.
The Avishai Cohen Trio plays at The City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sarah McQuaid releases her fourth solo LP, Walking Into White, in the UK.
On his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West plays at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.