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Conway's Band records Araby and My Little Girl for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Anthony Dominick Benedetto is born in Astoria, Queens, New York, USA. He will find international acclaim as Tony Bennett.
Virtuoso jazz pianist Bill Evans is born in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA.
The Charles Barrow Orchestra is fulfilling a lengthy engagement by playing for cooks and kitchen staff in the storeroom of the Berkeley-Carteret Hotel, Asbury, New Jersey, USA.
Count Basie And His Orchestra play in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA.
The California Eagle newspaper reports that Count Basie, currently on a tour of theatres in the Mid-West opf the USA, is considering offers to play in three New York City venues - The Hotel Lincoln, The Cafe Zanzibar and The Aquarium Restuarant.
The Count Basie Septet plays the fifth of seven nights at The Hi-Hat, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The final stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike toll road is opened to the public in New Jersey, USA. The turnpike will provide inspiration for a number of songs including Chuck Berry's 1956 classic You Can't Catch Me which features the lyrics "New Jersey Turnpike in the wee wee hours, I was rolling slowly 'cause of drizzlin' showers"; Bruce Springsteen's State Trooper which describes someone driving the Turnpike; Simon and Garfunkel's America which includes the lyric, "counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike", and Creeque Alley by The Mamas And Papas which makes reference to "standing on the turnpike, thumb out to hitch-hike, take me to New York right away."
The Horace Silver Trio records Ecaroh, Prelude To A Kiss, Quicksilver and Knowledge Box for United Artists Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Despite the host's earlier denouncement of Elvis Presley as too suggestive for his show, the emerging King is allowed a slot on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA. Sullivan, however, declines to introduce him, leaving that chore to actor Charles Laughton. Pandemonium ensues among the teenage audience, and the show is a turning point in rock history. Watching at home in New Jersey is a seven year old boy called Bruce Springsteen who immediately convinces his parents to buy him a guitar. Watching in Lubbock, Texas, is Buddy Holly.
Horace Parlan records the album On The Spur Of The Moment for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Chubby Checker plays at the The Rainbow Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Paul Anka continues with a week-long engagement at The Manor Hotel, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Richard Holmes and Gene Ammons record tracks for the album Groovin' With Jug at Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Chubby Checker plays the second night of a week-long engagement at The Rainbow Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Brenda Lee plays the third of eight nights at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz pianist Sonny Clark records the album Leapin' And Lopin' for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Dexter Gordon records Love For Sale, Cheese Cakes and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
Jimmy Schulman, bassist of New Jersey based 80s thrash metal band Hades, is born.
The Top Ten records played on WCOL Radio in Columbus, Ohio, USA, for the week ended on this date are as follows :
1. Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
2. Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
3. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
4. A Hard Days Night -
The Beatles
5. C'Mon And Swim - Bobby Freeman
6. Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan And Dean
7. Rag Doll - The Four Seasons
8. Walk Don't Run '64 - The Ventures
9. Wishin' And Hopin' - Dusty Springfield
10. Worry - Johnny Tillotson
Frank Sinatra appears on the cover of Life International magazine, alongside the headline "The Secrets Of My Success As A Singer".
Tony Bennett, Count Basie And His Band and Bill Cosby play the first of three nights at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Duke Pearson Octet records I Don’t Care Who Knows It, Emily and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Joey Ramone is scalded by an exploding teapot in The Ramones' dressing room in The Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey, USA.
The album Killin' Time by Clint Black is awarded platinum status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Willie Maxwell is born in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. He will find success as rapper Fetty Wap.
On their Hate Tour, Nine Inch Nails play at The City Gardens, Trenton, New Jersey, USA.
Whitney Houston holds her bridal shower party at The Rihga Hotel, Manhattan, New York City, USA, (She is soon to marry singer Bobby Brown). Guests include Dionne Warwick, Ce Ce Winans and Jasmine Guy.
Blues singer Phoebe Snow is presented with the Cultural Achievement Award by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani of New York City, USA.
When Bruce Springsteen plays at Shea Stadium, New York City, Bob Dylan makes guest appearance.
Helena by My Chemical Romance reaches No1 in the Official Rock Singles Chart in the UK.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at The UMB Bank Pavilion, St Louis, Missouri, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
David Cassidy, David Essex, The Osmonds and Les McKeown's 70s Bay City Rollers play at the SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Jonathan Cain, keyboard player for Journey, undergoes emergency surgery for appendicitis immediately after the band plays a gig in Wantagh, New Jersey, USA. The operation forces cancellation of Journey's next gig in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but they are back on the road a few days later.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
At the end of Bruce Springsteen's headlining set at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, he is joined onstage by Paul McCartney. Unfortunately, after just a couple of songs together, the local authorities pull the plug on the power system, bringing the show to sudden end because the musicians have run over the time allotted for the show.
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Dream Theater play at The Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA.
Fifth Harmony take part in a signing session for their next LP, Reflection, at Woodbridge Center Mall, Woodbridge, New Jersey, USA.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at The MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, supported by Vance Joy, Shawn Mendes and HAIM.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays the last of three nights at The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Between The Buried And Me, August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger play at Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, New Jersey, USA.
On their 50th Anniversary tour, The Who play at The Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
On their The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany, Europe.
During their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play the first of two nights at The MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, supported by Lenny Kravitz. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.