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Jimmy 'Kid' Clayton is born in Jasper County, Mississippi, USA. He will make his mark as a trumpeter with Jack Carey's Band, said to play, "the rattiest jazz in New Orleans."
George Miller is born in the Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find fame as outrageous bluesman Curly 'Barefoot' Miller.
Lexey And Miller [singing and dancing acrobats], The Telephone Girls [in a dainty tabloid musical comedy, Bogart And Nelson [The Lady And The Minstrel] and others are appearing in a celebration of Mardi Gras week at Poli's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band breaks up. Leader Nick la Rocca returns to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, but the rest of the group remains in New York City.
Louis Armstrong becomes the first person to record the song St. James Infirmary Blues, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. [N.B. The song had previously been recorded under the name Gambler's Blues].
Trumpeter Wingy Manone And His Orchestra record Dinner For The Duchess, When I Get You Alone Tonight and Ain't It A Shame About Mame for Bluebird Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Fernest Arceneaux is born in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. He will become a versatile accordion player, guitarist and singer leading Fernest And The Thunders on the Blues Unlimited label in the 1970s.
Malcom John Rebennack is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find fame as pianist, singer and songwriter Dr. John - The Nite Tripper.
Bill Pinkard And His Five Shades Of Rhythm compete with Tommy Dean And His Swing Band during a Battle Of The Bands at The Hurricane Show Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jesse Allen records Let's Party and My Suffering for Coral records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Joe Turner opens for three weeks at The Dew Drop Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Johnny Otis, Little Esther and Mel Walker play at Rosenwald Gym, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Lloyd Price and Earl Bostic are playing during a week of gigs at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
For the year ended on this date, 4,050 recordings were released by six key record companies (Capitol, Columbia, Decca, Mercury, MGM and RCA Victor) in the USA. The figures break down into three main categories with 2,610 releases in the pop category, 993 in hillbilly (country) and 447 in r'n'b.
Little Richard's single, Tutti Frutti, is reviewed by Billboard magazine as a "cleverly styled novelty with nonsense words, rapid fire delivery."
When US package tour The Biggest Show Of Stars for 1957, normally featuring Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Paul Anka, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, The Bobbettes, The Drifters, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Bowen, Sam 'The Man' Taylor and Clyde McPhatter plays in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, the white acts are unable to perform because of local segregation laws.
Big Joe Turner releases a new single, Honey Hush [with Fats Domino on piano], in the USA on Atlantic Records.
Fats Domino records One Night and Bad Luck And Trouble at J And M/Cosimo Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, for Imperial Records.
Fats Domino plays a live show in Lubbock, Texas, USA.
When Kid Sheik's Storyville Ramblers play in The Empress Room at the Tudor Arms Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, the concert is recorded and tracks will appear on the album Kid Sheik in Cleveland and Boston.
Fats Domino records Birds And Bees for Imperial Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA. The band on the sassion features Roy Montrell [gt], Jimmie Davis [bass], Cornelius Coleman [drums], Dave Bartholomew [trumpet], Lee Allen, Buddy Hagans and Clarence Ford [saxes]
Jimmie Davis, a longtime Decca recording artist and also Governor of Louisiana, officially opens the 10th Annual WSM Country Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Fats Domino plays at The Copa Cabana, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Pop singer Bobby Freeman and jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain are the musical guests on tonight's edition of The Steve Allen Playhouse on tv in the USA.
Little Richard appears on tv's Judy Garland Show in the USA.
Freedom Highway and Dominic Cummins play the second of two nights at The New Orleans House, Berkeley, California, USA.
In Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Elvis Presley wraps up a selection of his favourite old 78s, to give to his guitarist Scotty Moore, who he has asked to copy them onto tape. The collection includes Ain't It A Shame by Fats Domino, Reconsider Baby by Lowell Fulson, Corrine Corrina by Joe Turner, Matchbox by Carl Perkins along with 22 others.
Brenton Wood begins a ten-day promotional visit to the UK, Europe.
New Orleans by Neil Diamond reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
R.E.M. play at Tupelo’s Tavern, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Peter Holsapple.
On the Purple Rain Tour, Prince And The Revolution play at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. After the show, he records 4 The Tears In Your Eyes, as his contribution to the USA For Africa album.
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On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Country music star Tim McGraw receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Louisiana-Monroe in the USA.
The Neville Brothers play at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK.
The 32nd Winnipeg Folk Festival comes to an end in Birds Hill Park, Winnipeg, Canada. The four day long event has featured such acts as Bill Frisell, Camper Van Beethoven and Daniel Lanois.
On her Living Room tour, Carole King plays at The Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd plays at B.B.King's Blues Club, New York City, USA.
Green Day, Rob Thomas, Usher, Dave Matthews Band, John Mellencamp and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park play in a multiple-venue benefit show for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Gigs are staged in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere.
Lou Reed, Dr. John, J Live, Bettye Lavette, Corey Gover, Cassandra Wilson, Reggie Watts and others perform live at the 'Soul To Soul': From The Heart Of NY To The Heart Of New Orleans concert in Central Park, New York City, USA.
Hilton Ruiz, who found success as a Nuyorican jazz pianist in the Afro-Cuban jazz mold, and as a talented bebop player, dies in New orleans, Louisiana, USA. He had been performing in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck, and was injured in the ensuing chaos. He was taken to a local hospital, but had slipped into a coma, and died without regaining consciousness one week after his 54th birthday.
The 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival, a two-day event, begins at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Bill Cosby as master of ceremonies. Artists appearing over the two days of the event include Elvis Costello, Jamie Cullum, Branford Marsalis, Allen Toussaint and Ozomatli.
Lil Wayne attends a basketball game between the New Orleans Hornets and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, California, USA.
When Arcade Fire play at the 2011 Jazz Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, they are joined onstage by Cyndi Lauper.
The Radiators play at Tipitina's, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Legendary session vocalist Merry Clayton is seriously injured in a major car crash in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Percy Sledge dies aged 74, of liver cancer, in Baton Rouge, 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.
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center band play the first of two nights at the Jazz In The Key Of Life concert, in the Rose Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at The Marquee Theatre, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
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