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Leonore Vonderlieth is born in Mount Pulaski, Illinois, USA. She will find fame as popular singer Vaughn De Leath, often known as 'The Original Radio Girl' and 'The First Lady of Radio.'
The first live radio broadcast in the USA of a singer features Eugenia H. Farrar, marking the departure of Admiral Robley Dunglison Evans on a cruise with the fleet. Farrar's voice is transmitted by Lee De Forest from Brooklyn Naval Yard, Brooklyn, New York.
Edmonia Henderson records Lazy Daddy Blues for Paramount Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Recorded music pioneer Victor H. Emerson dies of a heart attack in California, USA. In his lifetime Emerson was awarded at least fourteen US patents relating to sound recording and reproduction.
Popular singer Jan Peerce sings You're Precious To Me and other songs on radio show The Chevrolet Hour in the USA.
In court in New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA, a disc recording made by a woman dying after having been badly beaten, is permitted by the judge as evidence. The jury hears the woman, in short feeble gasps, accusing her husband of having administered the beating which led to her death.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in the Panther Room at the Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio.
Perry Como and Tex Beneke And His Orchestra play as part of an AFRS [The Armed Forces Radio Service], radio show, On The Beam, in the USA.
Tex Beneke And His Orchestra play on the AFRS [The Armed Forces Radio Service] radio show On The Beam in the USA.
A new radio show, Tan Town Jamboree, has its first broadcast on WDIA Radio in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Hosted by Nat D. Williams, the show pioneers the idea of black deejays playing black music aimed specifically at a black audience. B.B. King's appearances on the station, advertising the medicinal cure-all Pepticon, will give his fledgeling career a huge boost.
Nat King Cole, with The Alyce King Volkettes on vocals, records Tunnel Of Love and The Way I'm Loving You, in New York City, USA. At the same session, with his wife Maria Cole on vocals, he records Get Out And Get Under The Moon, Hey, Not Now! [I'll Tell You When] and It's a Man Every Time.
Dann Glenn is born in Denver, Colorado, USA. He will carve out an acclaimed career as a jazz fusion electric bass guitar virtuoso and composer, who will publish and record a catalog of six symphonies, as well as releasing numerous jazz and avant garde albums.
Ronald Frankau, a saucy comedian and recording artist who started in cabaret and made his way into radio and films, dies at Eastbourne, Sussex, UK.
Frank Sinatra plays at the Manhattan Center, New York City, USA.
A fund-raising concert for the blind at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, features Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Buddy Rich, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Lester Young and others.
Elvis Presley records Teddy Bear and One Night Of Sin at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA.
Fats Domino plays in Tulare, California, USA.
George 'Hound Dog' Lorenz, one of the first radio deejays to play r'n'b and rock'n'roll records, resigns from WKBW in Buffalo, New York State, USA, because it has changed to a Top 40 format. Lorenz is quoted in music trade magazine Billboard, declaring that the repetitiveness of the Top 40 format, "is hurting the record industry, is lowering radio listening, and is decreasing a new artist's chance to make it."
Johnny Burnette appears on tv show Saturday Prom in the USA, for a fee of $750.
Country music singing star Patsy Cline gives birth to a son, Allen.
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The Top Ten singles being played on WMGM Radio in New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date, are as follows :

1. BLUE MOON - The Marcels (Colpix)

2. PONY TIME - Chubby Checker (Parkway)

3. PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER - Cathy Jean And The Roomates (Valmor)

4. SPANISH HARLEM - Ben E. King (Atco)

5. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)- Carla Thomas (Atlantic)

6. SURRENDER - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)

7. DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE - The Shirelles (Scepter)

8. WHEELS - The String-A-Longs (Warwick)

9. BABY BLUE - The Echoes (Seg-way)

10. APACHE - Jorgen Ingmann And His Guitar (Atco)

Gene Vincent plays at the 7th Radio Luxembourg Special Concert in London, England, UK, Europe.
Freddy Cannon performs Transistor Sister on popular tv series American Bandstand in W-fil Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
A new music and informations radio station, KTXR 101.3 FM aka The Gentle Giant, begins broadcasting in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
Bob Dylan sings live and is interviewed on the Studs Terkel Wax Museum radio show on WFMT in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Rolling Stones and Georgie Fame And The Blue Fames are heard performing live (pre-recorded) on tonight's edition of The Mike Raven Rhythm And Blues Show on BBC World Service radio. Mike Raven is a pseudonym of blues bandleader Alexis Korner.
The Supremes and The Temptations appear on UK radio show Top Gear.
The Supremes appear on UK radio show Top Gear in London, UK. Also on the show are Tommy Quickly and Matt Monro.
Manfred Mann, Lulu, The Pretty Things and Julie Grant appear on UK radio show Saturday Swings.
The Gene Krupa Quartet takes part in the radio broacast Metropole, in New York City, USA.
Cat Stevens takes a break from recording his first album in London to perform live on BBC radio show Saturday Club.
The Tommy Whittle - Harry Klein Quartet, The Michael Garrick Sextet and The Danny Moss Quartet with Jeanie Lambe appear on the BBC Radio 1 show Jazz Club, live from London, England, UK, Europe. The show is introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
The Sixth Annual Block Booking Conference opens at The White Horse Inn, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The event lasts for four days and features live entertainment from Paul Anka, Pieces Of Eight, Boots Randolph and Booker T And The MG's. Entrepreneur Dick Clark is the event's keynote speaker.
The top-rated DJ in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Aku (real name Hal Lewis) on KGMB radio is reported to have signed a 12-year contract at an annual salary of $400,000.
Phil Kaufman, road manager to country rock star Gram Parsons, is fined $300 for having stolen a coffin containing Parsons' corpse from LAX Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA. After stealing the body, aided by his friend Michael D. Martin, Kaufman had driven the body out to the Joshua Tree National Monument in the Navajo Desert and set fire to the corpse.
The film The Jazz Singer, starring Neil Diamond as a young Jewish cantor with a secret life as a jazz singer, goes on general release to cinemas in the United Kingdom. The film is a re-make of an Al Jolson movie, originally released in 1927.
Bob Dylan makes a guest appearance at a show by a former member of The Band, Levon Helm, in the Lone Star Cafe, New York City, USA.
As part of the month-long Capital Radio Music Festival, Wet Wet Wet play the first of two nights at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
Kingmaker play at The Duchess Of York, Leeds, UK, supported by Radiohead who are touring in support of their single, Creep.
The John Ethridge Quartet plays at The Monkeys Club, Brentwood, UK.
Popular San Francisco-based disc jockey, radio personality, tv host and recording artist Jazzbo Collins [aka Jazzbeaux Collins] dies aged 78 from pancreatic cancer in Marin County, California, USA.
American network radio giant Clear Channel completes the spin-off of Live Nation, formerly known as Clear Channel Entertainment. Live Nation will become the world's biggest live music promotions organisation.
Following unprecented ticket demand, Michael Jackson extends his already extensive run of comeback shows at the O2 in London to a mammoth 45 nights spread over eight months.
The second day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend is held at Lydiard Park, Swindon. Acts appearing over the two days of the event include Snow Patrol, Kasabian, Dizzee Rascal, The Prodigy, Lily Allen, Franz Ferdinand, Scouting For Girls, The Saturdays, Maximo Park, Fightstar and N-Dubz.
Slash and his wife Perla host a preview of the guitarist's items which are going up for auction at Julien's Auctions Gallery in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
At a preliminary hearing in Los Angeles, California, USA, Pete McNeal, a drummer known for his work with several well known artists including Cake and Norah Jones is facing a single felony count for oral copulation and sexual penetration with a child under the age of ten.
On her Delirium World Tour, Ellie Goulding plays at The Radio 1 Big Weekend, Poderham Castle, Exeter, England, UK, Europe.