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records Good News, Six Three O, Prison Bound and Jackson Town Girl, at his final session for Chess Records
in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Country music singer, songwriter and recording artist Texas Bill Strength
joins the staff of the labor organization, CIO [Congress of Industrial Organizations] in the USA.
The Parker Brothers Quartet record Father Abraham, Dark Clouds, I Can't Help From Cryin' Sometimes, The Separating Line, Jesus Shall Make Up My Dying Bed, Dry Bones and When Gabriel Sounds His Trumpet, for Atlantic Records
in New York City, USA.
Bill Cunningham is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He will find success as bass guitarist for The Box Tops
is playing during a lengthy season at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Walter Becker of jazz-influenced rock band Steely Dan
is born in Forest Hills, New York, USA.
During a live appearance on WSLI Radio in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, Hank Williams
departs from his planned set to perform a new song, Long Gone Lonesome Blues
. The local band [The Southern Serenaders] that disc jockey Farmer Jim had assembled for Hank's live radio performance had no idea what Williams was doing and had to busk along as best they could
. The track was eventually released by MGM Records
a few weeks later.
Tenor Franklyn Baur
of popular vocal group The Revelers
, dies in Brooklyn, New York, USA. The Revelers were the most popular vocal group of the late 1920s and early 1930s.
is heard performing the songs Love Is Just Around The Corner, A Hundred Years From Today, A Dreamer's Holiday and Sure Thing, on the NBC radio
show Light Up Time
, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA.
During an extensive tour, singing cowboy Gene Autry
plays in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Nat King Cole
records If I Were You, Baby, I'd Love Me, Third Finger, Left Hand, After My Laughter Came Tears, Calico Sal, Ooh, Kickeroonie, and other tracks for Capitol Records
in Los Angeles, California, USA.
is born in Aomori, Japan, where he will become popular in the 1970s as an American-blues-influenced singer-songwriter.
plays the twelfth night of two weeks at The Click, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
plays the third night of two weeks at the Lookout House, Covington, Kentucky, USA.
Popular vocalist Mindy Carson
plays the second night in a two-week season at the Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
plays the tenth night of two weeks at The Lookout House, Covington, Kentucky, USA.
AOR rock guitarist and singer Billy Squier
is born in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA.
Danny Kirwan is born in Brixton, London, UK. He will find fame as a guitarist with Fleetwood Mac
in their early days as a British blues band.
Singer and songwriter Paul Slade
is born in Guildford, Surrey, UK.
Sophie Tucker and Joe E. Lewis
open as a double-bill at Chi's Chez Paree, New York City, USA.
Tanor sax man and Chess Records
recording artist Claude McLin
[nicknamed The Crown Prince OfThe Tenor Sax] files a new six nights-a-week contract to play in the Morocco Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with his local Musicians Union.
Rated among the greatest old time country singers, Molly O'Day
[born LaVerne Williamson] and The Cumberland Mountain Folks record Heaven's Radio for Columbia Records
in Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. [She also recorded under the names Mountain Fern and Dixie Lee.]
Murray Jones plays at The Lagoon
, Salt Lake City, USA.
Sunny Dunham And His Orchestra open at The Capitol Theatre, New York City, USA.
Frankie Carle is playing at The Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
And His Band Of The Day play at The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
, best-known as bassist, songwriter, and co-lead vocalist for the hard rock/progressive metal band King's X
, is born in Braidwood, Illinois, USA.
In the period from 15 March to 30 September 1950, Ralph Flanagan
's Orchestra took total grosses of $229,030.19 from a combination of live shows, tv appearances and RCA Victor record royalties.
Singing cowboy Roy Rogers
comes to the end of a series of 26 one night stands with a show in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The tour played to 169,000 people and grossed $278,000.