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Uncle Tom's Cabin
, a play with music, opens at The Academy Of Music, Broadway
, New York City, USA, where it will run for 88 performances.
Rosetta Nubin is born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, USA. She will find fame as gospel star Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Blues and gospel composer and recording artist Thomas Andrew Dorsey
, aka Georgia Tom, marries Nettie Harper in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Cassietta Baker is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. As gospel
singer and composer Cassietta George
she will find success as a member of The Caravans
popular touring gospel group from the late '50s to the mid-'60s.
She will subsequently embark on a solo career, recording over
sixteen albums albums in Los Angeles for Audio Arts Inc.
The Tindley Quaker City Gospel Singers record Hallelujah Side for OKeh Records
in New York City, USA.
The Beyers Brothers record Standing In The Safety Zone and Search Me Lord for Savoy Records
in the USA, but the tracks will not be released.
and The Gospel Singers with Chet Atkins
on guitar, record Beyond The Shadow, I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With My Lord, He Keeps His Promise and Jesus Is A Rock at Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue, North, Nashville, Tennessee
Under the headline 'Mystery Hit', Time magazine in the USA, reports on the unexpected success of the folksy pop song Oh Happy Day
by High School Junior Don Howard of Cleveland, Ohio. The song will peak at No4 in the Billboard
national chart. (N.B. This song should not be confused with the gospel hit of the same name)
, whose passport had been taken from him by the government of the USA, is vindicated when the Supreme Court rules that, "The State Department was not authorized by Congress to withhold people's passports because of alleged beliefs or associations." Robeson's passport is returned to him the following day.
Popular vocalist Jimmy Clanton
plays the second of six nights at the Jolla Club, Tucson, Arizona, USA, supported by Roy Orbison
releases a new single, That's It - I Quit - I'm Movin' On - on RCA Records in the USA.
, Johnny And Jack, Marvin Rainwater, Jimmy Newman, Bill Phillips and The Tennessee Mountain Boys begin a tour with a show in Aurora, Illinois, USA.
The Joy Harmonizers gospel group records Live For Jesus, Put Your Trust In Jesus and other tracks for Savoy Records
in the US,
The Gospel Clefs
record Be Still My Soul, I Prayed And Got Religion, Somewhere, Stand The Storm, Let The Lord Come In and Abide With Me for Savoy Records
in the USA.
Female gospel group The Smith Sisters record Lord Be Merciful, Use Me Lord and other tracks for Savoy Records
in the USA.
The first Lucie E. Campbell
Appreciation Day is celebrated by The National
Sunday School and the Baptist Training Union Congress of the National
Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. Gospel singer, songwriter Campbell is regarded as the "first lady of music" in church circles.
, Johnny And Jack, Marvin Rainwater, Jimmy Newman, Bill Phillips and The Tennessee Mountain Boys play a show in Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA.
, featuring Muddy Waters
, Sister Rosetta Tharpe
, Mississippi John Hurt
, Sonny Terry
And Brownie McGhee
, Reverend Gary Davis and Cousin Joe Pleasants plays at The Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
The American Folk, Blues And Gospel
And The Statesmen Quartet record I Was There When The Spirit
Came, I Cannot Fail The Lord, Wanna Go To Heaven, Get On Board, It Rained, Old-Time Religion and more in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee
The Smith Sisters record You Got To Move, Greater Love and other tracks for Savoy Records
in the USA.
and the Northern Counties Confederation Choir perform a live gospel-oriented concert at the City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Clara Ward And The Ward Singers play the second of two nights of benefit shows for The Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital, at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious
material, Bob Dylan
plays the second of two nights at the Memorial Theater, Worcester, Massachusetts.
plays at The Festival Internacional de Benicassim, Benicassim, Spain, Europe.
and Ian Hunter
are the musical guests on the BBC tv show Breakfast, live from Media City, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
A section of highway in Woodstock, New York State, USA, is renamed Levon Helm Memorial Boulevard
. Formerly Route 375, the portion of highway connects Route 28 in West Hurley and Route 212 in Woodstock, where drummer Helm's group The Band lived and worked for many years.
The Reverend Shawn Amos
releases his fifth LP, Loves You, on Put Together Records in the UK.