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An interview with pioneering ragtime blues musician Antonio Maggio
appears in the Times-Picayune Newspaper of New orleans, Louisiana, USA. In the interview Maggio asserts that he is an anarchist but denies that he supports the idea of assassination being used to achieve anarchist goals. (Maggio's song I Got The Blues is sometimes credited as being the first blues song ever composed)
Jazz bassist, pianist and composer Charles Mingus
is born in Nogales, Arizona, USA.
Jazz saxophonist, pianist and arranger Gerry Mulligan
is born in New York City.
Boogie-woogie pianist Cow Cow Davenport
records Mama Don't Allow No easy Riders Around Here and Slum Gullion Stomp , in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Vocalion Records
Emery Williams Jr is born in Haynes, Arkansas, USA. He will find success as blues pianist/vocalist Detroit Junior
Boogie woogie piano masters Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis record several solo piano pieces and several duets in new York City which will become the first recordings for Blue Note
, billed as 'Radio's wizard of the piano', plays the second night of a week at The Regal Theatre, St Leonards, UK.
When Marian Anderson
plays a concert in Richmond, Virginia, USA, the event is picketed by the NAACP (National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People) because it is taking place in a segregated theater. Duke Ellington
, due to play the same venue shortly after, cancels his concert rather than be picketed. In a letter to DownBeat magazine, he angrily states, "Nobody wants to cross a picket line and get hurt; it just isn
The Biggest Show Of 1951, a package tour starring Duke Ellington
, Sarah Vaughan
, Nat King Cole
, Marie Bryant, Peg Leg Bates, Stump And Stumpy, Timmie Rodgers and others begins at Boston Gardens, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Eddie Heywood
Trio play at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
The Marian McPartland
Trio records Moonlight In Vermont, Love For Sale, Yesterdays and All The Things You Are for Savoy Records
in New York City, USA.
The Rabin Band, Barbara Kay, Colin Day, Ray Pilgrim, The Hound Dogs, Arthur Greenslade and his swingin' piano, Groovin' Don Sanford, Rockin' Rex Morris, The Razz-Ma-Tazzers and George Chisholm perform live on the BBC Light Programme radio show Go Man Go in London, England, UK, Europe.
Anita Carter, with Chet Atkins
as producer, records Twelve O'Clock High, I'm Counting On You and other tracks in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. Musicians on the session are pianist Floyd Cramer
, guitarists Grady Martin
, James Wilkerson and Ray Edenton, steel guitarist Pete Drake
, bassist Henry Strzelecki and drummer Jerry Carrigan [drums].
play at Bingley Teachers' College, Bingley, England, UK, Europe.
and his Orchestra play a Concert of Sacred Music at the Enon Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bojan Zulfikarpašić is born in Belgrade, Serbia, Europe. He will find success a jazz pianist Bojan Z
The Everly Brothers
, with producer Lenny Waronker, record Portugese Bend and Carolyn Walking Away at Gold Star Recording Studios
, 6252 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on this session features Sonny Curtis and James Burton
[gtrs], Terry Slater [bass], Jerry Allison [drums] and Billy Preston
[keyboards]. Neither of the tracks recorded at this session will be released.
The Amherst Student magazine of Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA, gives a favourable review to rock musical The Dream Engine, which has recently opened at the Kirby Theater in Amherst. The production is written by and stars Jim Steinman
, who will find greater fame as the composer of Meatloaf's best-remembered early hits.
Newly emerging singer-songwriter Elton John
plays the first of two nights at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
When Yes begin a UK tour at De Montford Hall, Leicester, they have a new keyboard player
Lanchester Arts Festival in Coventry, UK, stages a jam session which features Tony Iommi, Rick Wakeman, Ric Lee, Chris Squire and others.
and Peter Frampton
are in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to watch the opening game of the season for The Philadelphia Fury, a soccer team which they co-own with Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, Peter Wolf and James Taylor
To celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary, John Lennon
buys a heart-shaped diamond and 5000 gardenias for Yoko Ono. She buys him a Rolls Royce.
The Moody Blues
play the last of three nights at Universal Amphitheater, Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
and Elton John
postpone their imminent concert at The Times Union Center, Albany, New York State, USA, after Joel's doctors advise him not to perform for 72 hours because of his "extreme fatigue." This is the second concert in the pair's Face 2 Face tour to be cancelled in recent days.
play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
plays at Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
plays at The Bowery Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Prince plays a solo piano concert at at Paisley Park
, Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA.