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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.
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.
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.
And His Orchestra play on the AFRS
[The Armed Forces Radio Service] radio show On The Beam in the USA.
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.
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.
, a saucy comedian and recording artist who started in cabaret and made his way into radio and films, dies at Eastbourne, Sussex, UK.
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."
A new music and informations radio station, KTXR 101.3 FM
aka The Gentle Giant
, begins broadcasting in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
sings live and is interviewed on the Studs Terkel
Wax Museum radio show on WFMT in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Gene Krupa
Quartet takes part in the radio broacast Metropole, in New York City, USA.
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 Tommy Whittle -
, Pieces Of Eight, Boots Randolph and Booker T And The MG's. Entrepreneur Dick Clark
is the event's keynote speaker.
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
) on KGMB radio is reported to have signed a 12-year contract at an annual salary of $400,000.
The top-rated DJ in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Aku (real name
, 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.
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.
Popular San Francisco-based disc jockey, radio personality, tv host
and recording artist Jazzbo
[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
, Dizzee Rascal
, The Prodigy
, Lily Allen
, Franz Ferdinand
, Scouting For Girls
, The Saturdays
, Maximo Park
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.