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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.
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.
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.
records Let's Party and My Suffering for Coral records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
opens for three weeks at The Dew Drop Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
, Little Esther and Mel Walker play at Rosenwald Gym, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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.
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.
When US package tour The Biggest Show Of Stars for 1957, normally featuring
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.
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]
, a longtime Decca recording artist and also Governor of Louisiana, officially opens the 10th Annual WSM Country Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee
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.
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.
begins a ten-day promotional visit to the UK, Europe.
New Orleans by Neil Diamond
reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
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.
Country music star Tim McGraw
receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Louisiana-Monroe in the USA.
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
, 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.
, 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.
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
dies aged 74, of liver cancer, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
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.