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John Alexander St. Cyr is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as jazz guitarist and banjo player Johnny St. Cyr, working with Papa Celestin, Kid Ory, Fate Marable, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and others.
Jazz trombonist Wilbur De Paris is born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA. He will work and record with Louis Armstrong, Armand J Piron, Noble Sissle and Sidney Bechet.
Daniel Louis Armstrong is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find worldwide fame as jazz cornettist and singer Louis Armstrong, aka Satchmo.
Melville J. Stitzel is born in Germany, Europe. He will achieve success as jazz pianist and songwriter Mel Stitzel with The New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Jelly Roll Morton, The Bucktown Five, The Stomp Six and others, after moving to the USA.
Sousa And His Band play at The Tulane Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Harold 'Duke' Dejan, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find fame as a blues clarinettist and leader of Dejan's Olympia Brass Band.
R'n'b singer-songwriter Percy Mayfield is born in Minden, Louisiana, USA. Mayfield is perhaps best-remembered for the songs Hit The Road Jack and Please Send Me Someone To Love.
Jelly Roll Morton records New Orleans Joys and King Porter - A Stomp, for Gennett Records in Richmond, Indiana.
Shirley Goodman of hit-making 50s New Orleans duo Shirley And Lee is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
George Guy is born in Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA, He will find fame as Chicago-based blues guitarist Buddy Guy.
The All-Star Stompers perform Way Down Yonder In New Orleans, High Society, Tiger Rag, Basin Street Blues, Dippermouth Blues, I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate and Ain't Misbehavin' on a live radio broadcast of the show This Is Jazz, in WOR Studios, New York City, USA.
Jack Teagarden And His Band play at The Palomar Supper Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The band includes Sandy DeSantis, Velma Middleton, Fraser MacPherson, Cozy Cole, Arvell Shaw, Earl Hines and Barney Bigard.
Savannah Churchill records (It's No) Sin for RCA Victor Records in New York City, USA.
New Orleans-based pianist, composer and vocalist Lloyd Price enters the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with his debut single, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, on Specialty Records. It will spend seven weeks at No1 on the R'n'B chart, and features Fats Domino on piano. Lawdy Miss Clawdy was the first New Orleans r'n'b track to cross over to a white audience and find wide acceptance in rock'n'roll circles. It also inspired a mini-vogue for similarly titled name-rhyming songs including Good Golly Miss Molly by Little Richard, Skinny Minnie by Bill Haley And His Comets and Dizzy Miss Lizzy by Larry Williams.
Johnny Ace plays at The Dew Drop Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Ray Charles records I Wonder Who in J&M's Music Shop, New Orleans, Louisiana.
I'm Walkin' by Fats Domino on Imperial Records peaks at No4 on the Billboard popular singles chart in the USA.
The movie Disc Jockey Jamboree, starring Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and Carl Perkins, opens in the UK.
ABC-tv in the USA broadcasts the first televised tribute to the recording industry, entitled The Record Years, hosted by Dick Clark, with guests Johnny Mathis, Fabian, The McGuire Sisters, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Fats Domino and comedy record maker Stan Freberg.
Joe Barry enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with I'm A Fool To Care.
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The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Monroe, Louisiana, USA.
Dizzy Gillespie reveals that his upcoming concert at Tulane University (Oct 19), in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, has been cancelled. Gillespie is certain that the cancellation has been caused by the presence of a white pianist, Lalo Schifrin, in his otherwise black band.
Bob Luman records Louisiana Man, Rocks Of Reno, Red River Rose and Belonging To You in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hakwins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Jazz and classic female blues singer and recording artist Monette Moore dies, aged 50, of a heart attack during a season with The Young Men Of New Orleans band at Disneyland, Garden Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Dixie Cups reach No1 on the Billboard soul singles chart in the USA with Chapel Of Love.
Fats Domino makes his live British debut, starting a one-week stint at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Gerry And The Pacemakers and The Bee Gees. Paul McCartney of The Beatles is in the audience. Tickets are from six shillings to one pound, and Record Mirror reports that, "The show was opened by The Bee Gees, an attractive Australian group with an excellent lead singer. Unfortunately, the rocker minority in the audience spoiled their act completely."
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Neil Diamond plays at Lafayette Municipal Auditorium, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.
Dr. John, The Night Tripper, releases his debut LP, Gris Gris, on Atco Records in the USA.
The Police reach No1 in the UK albums chart with Regatta de Blanc, and play at the Warehouse, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Oak Ridge Boys reach No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight, composed by Rodney Crowell.
Wynton Marsalis plays at Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Snooks Eaglin and Earl King headline the second night of the First Annual UK Blues Festival, at The Town And Country Club, Kentish Town, London, UK.
311 play at the UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by The Deftones.
A mansion owned by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails at 2425 Coliseum Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, is reported to have been sold for $1.8m.
The 32nd Winnipeg Folk Festival continues in Birds Hill Park, Winnipeg, Canada. The four day long event features such acts as Bill Frisell, Camper Van Beethoven and Daniel Lanois.
Lucinda Williams plays at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
The four day long Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, Washington, ends with performances by Iggy And The Stooges, Michael Franti And Spearhead, The Decemberists, Ted Leo / Pharmacists, Dashboard Confessional, Okkervil River, Aqueduct, Brazilian Girls, Earlimart, Sonny Landreth and Buckwheat Zydeco.
Yes play at The House Of Blues, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Van Morrison, Blondie, Dr. John, Los Lobos, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Richard Thompson, Afro Celt Sound System, Imelda May and Peter Green play on the first day of the Hop Farm Festival, in Paddock Wood, Kent, England, UK.
Curb Records sues Tim McGraw for alleged breach of contract, claiming that he recorded his album Emotional Traffic too soon after his previous release.
George Benson, Randy Crawford, Dr. John, Diana Krall and others play in the Tommy LiPuma Gala Night at the Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe, during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival.
Beyonce performs live during halftime at the NFL Superbowl game from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
On her Set The World On Fire Tour, Alicia Keys plays at The New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Landshapes play at The Louisiana, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Broken Bells play at The Civic Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
On his Out There tour, Paul McCartney plays at The Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
When DJ Khaled unwisely flashes his American Express black card in a Snapchat post, eagle-eyed followers take down the card numbers and make purchases allegedly totalling $80,000.
Tool play at The Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, with Primus.