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Young's Musical Comedy Co. present The Pride Of New York for the second night of a week at The Masonic Opera House, Marshfield, Oregon, USA. The show is billed as a 'screaming satire with full cast and beauty chorus'.
Vincent Lopez And His Casa Lopez Orchestra record Rhythm Of The Day and Song Of The Flame, for Okeh Records in New York City, USA.
NBC Radio's live Grand Ole Opry country music radio show moves its venue from The Hillsboro Theatre to the Dixie Tabernacle in East Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Western-swing quintet Hank Penny and his Radio Cowboys record Army Blues for Vocalion Records in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
The first-ever gold disc is presented during a live US radio broadcast to Glenn Miller for his single Chattanooga Choo Choo.
Al Jolson stars in a The Kraft Music Hall NBC radio broadcast in the USA, featuring a version of the Noel Coward play Avalon. The cast also includes Oscar Levant, Lou Bring And His Orchestra, Madeleine Carroll and announcer Ken Carpenter.
The Count Basie Sextet plays the fifth night of a six-week engagement at The Brass Rail, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dearie by Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae on Capitol Records enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA. It will peak at No12 during an eleven-week run on the chart.
Canadian-born country singer Hank Snow records his hit single I'm Movin' On, at Brown Radio Productions, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. It will reach No1 on the Billboard country chart in the USA and remain at the top for 29 consecutive weeks.
Brian Ferriman is born in London, Ontario, Canada. He will become a powerful artist manager and president of Savannah Music. In September 2008 he will be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
Peggy Lee stars in Club 88 Starring Peggy Lee on CBS-radio in the USA.
Cyril Ornadel and his Orchestra, with William Davies, performs a thirty minute concert as part of the Music While You Work series on BBC Home Service Radio in the UK. Also heard in concert on the Home Service on this day are Frederic Cooper And His Tipica Orchestra.
Frank Sinatra stars as the footloose and frequently unemployed private eye Rocky Fortune in another episode of his radio series of that name in the USA. This episode is entitled Bodyguard At A Rodeo.
Eddie Calvert, aka The Man With The Golden Trumpet, plays at The Regal, St. Leonards, UK.
Music trade publication Billboard magazine reports that David Sarnoff, chairman of RCA has stated that "Total sales of products and services by the Radio Corporation Of America in 1955 will exceed $1,000m." This places RCA, with 78,000 employees, in the Top 25 companies in the USA.
Soozie Tyrell, violinist, guitarist and backing vocalist with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, is born in Pisa, Italy.
Popular singer Shirley Bassey is the featured guest on UK radio show Desert Island Discs.
June Carter makes her first appearance on The Louisiana Hayride radio show, broadcast live from The Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
This Bitter Earth by Dinah Washington reaches No1 on the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA.
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. RUNAWAY - Del Shannon (Big Top)

2. BLUE MOON - The Marcels (Colpix)

3. BUT I DO - Clarence 'Frogman' Henry (Argo)

4. DADDY'S HOME - Shep And The Limelites (Hull)

5. I'VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)

6. MOTHER-IN-LAW - Ernie K-Doe (Minit)

7. TONIGHT I FELL IN LOVE - The Tokens (Warwick)

8. A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)

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

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

Patsy Cline performs Walkin' After Midnight on tv show Country Style U.S.A.
The Beatles audition to play for BBC radio at Broadcasting House, Manchester, UK, and are approved to perform on the regional show Teenager's Turn in four weeks time.
The Konrads play at Bromley Technical High School, Bromley, UK. One member of the group, David Bowie, will go on to international success as a solo artist.
The Top Ten Singles at K/MEN Radio, San Bernardino, California, USA, for the week ending on this day is as follows :
1. Lonnie Russ - My Wife Can't Cook
2. The Cascades - Rhythm Of The Rain
3. Dick Dale And The Del-Tones - Surf Beat/Peppermint Man
4. Dobie Gray - Look At Me
5. Bobby Vee - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
6. Duane Eddy - [Dance With The] Guitar Man
7. Little Eva - Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
8. Rick Nelson - It's Up To You
9. Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl
10. The Excellents - Coney Island Baby
When The Count Basie Orchestra plays at Basin Street East, New York City, USA, the performance is broadcast live as part of the All-Star Parade Of Bands syndicated radio show.
From Me To You by The Beatles peaks at No7 on the KFXM Radio singles chart in Riverside and San Bernardino, California, USA.
The Rolling Stones pre-record a six track live session for BBC radio show Saturday Club, in London, UK.
Gene Pitney pre-records two appearances for UK radio show Top Gear.
Brian Poole And The Tremeloes appear on the BBC radio show Easy Beat , recorded in London, UK.
UK tv series They've Sold A Million features radio deejay Alan Freeman interviewing Cilla Black about her career.
The Riot Squad appear on the Radio Luxembourg show Ready, Steady, Radio!, and also play at Tiles Club, 79-89 Oxford Street, London, England, UK.
King Crimson record a live set for BBC radio show Top Gear at Maida Vale studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Jazz composer Vince Guaraldi, writer of the hit Cast Your Fate To The Wind, dies of a heart attack in San Francisco, California, USA, aged 47.
Michael Jackson reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles Chart in the USA with Beat It.
When The Smiths record a live session in Maida Vale studios, London, for BBC Radio One's John Peel show, Rough Trade Records boss Geoff Travis hears the song This Charming Man and suggests it should be their next single.
Ride record Like A Daydream during John Peel Session, for BBC Radio 1 in London, UK.
Hulla baloo play a live concert on WBCN Radio in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Pearl Jam release their debut album, Ten, in the USA. On the same day, in advance of release, the single Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana is sent out to radio deejays.
Radiohead release a new single, Pop Is Dead, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
The website ejazz.fm is launched by Jazz FM in the UK, as a site focused on the wide genre of jazz, including two continuous music streams - for uptempo and downtempo jazz.
Nine Million Bicycles by Katie Melua gets its first UK airplay on BBC Radio 2's Terry Wogan Show. Melua will go on to become one of Britain's most successful singer-songwriters.
The Sugarhill Festival begins at Warren Farm, Liddington Warren, near Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Acts appearing over the next three days include Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero, Connie Lush And Bluesshouter, the Hamsters, Matt Schofield, Papa George, Paul Williams And Blue Thunder, the Robin Bibi Band, Sam Kelly's Station House and Nicky Moore's Blues Corporation.
Oasis fan Ben Hayes is treated to a solo concert by Noel Gallagher in his home in Poynton, Cheshire, England, UK, Europe. The gig is a prize in a BBC Radio 1 competition. 15 people pack into Ben's lounge for the show and his mother makes cups of tea for the crew.
Willie Nelson plays at The Civic Centre, Amarillo, Texas, USA.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
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