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Robert Nighthawk records Good News, Six Three O, Prison Bound and Jackson Town Girl, at his final session for Chess Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
David Johansen, vocalist of the New York Dolls, is born in Staten Island, New York.
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 Joe Roland Quartet records Half Nelson, Love Is Just A Plaything, Sally Is Gone and Dee Dee's Dance, for Savoy Records in New York City, USA.
Ted Heath And His Music play at The Savoy Ballroom, Portsmouth, UK.
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.
Benny Goodman And His Band play the final night of two weeks at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Joe Loss And His Orchestra play at the South Parade Pier, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK. On the same day, Loss and his band play the third night of a week of shows at The Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.
Eddy Howard 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.
Johnny Otis And His Orchestra record Cool And Easy, Mistrutin' Blues, Dreamin' Blues and Cupid's Boogie, for Savoy Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Frank Sinatra 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.
The Ink Spots and Don Cornell are the musical guests on tonight's edition of Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in New York City, USA.
Beatrice Kay records Old Piano Roll Blues and Spaghetti Rag for Columbia Records in the USA.
The musical revue Touch And Go closes at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after 176 performances.
Kan Mikami is born in Aomori, Japan, where he will become popular in the 1970s as an American-blues-influenced singer-songwriter.
Louis Prima plays the twelfth night of two weeks at The Click, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
George Towne And His Orchestra play the fourteenth night of a three-week stay at The Deshler-Wallick Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Al Morgan 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.
Al Morgan plays the tenth night of two weeks at The Lookout House, Covington, Kentucky, USA.
The Nat King Cole Trio perform Mona Lisa on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan Show [aka Toast Of The Town] in New York City, USA. This is the first of thirteen appearances on the show by Nat King Cole.
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.
Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee are the musical guests on Bob Hope's Star Spangled Revue tv show in the USA. For Sinatra, this is his first tv appearance, and he will later credit it with having revived his then-flagging career.
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.
Benny Strong And His Orchestra play the first night of four weeks at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Mark Clarke, bass guitarist of Uriah Heep and Mountain, is born in Liverpool, UK.
Frankie Carle And His Orchestra play at The Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jerry Gray And His Band Of The Day play at The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Harbor Lights by The Sammy Kaye Orchestra on Columbia Records enters the Billboard Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1 during a run of 25 weeks on the chart.
Doug Pinnick, 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.
The Hollywood musical Annie Get Your Gun, starring Betty Hutton and Howard Keel, is released to cinemas in the UK.
The musical revue Pardon Our French is performed at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of one hundred performances.
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.
Country vocalist/pianist Moon Mullican records Cherokee Boogie at King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
B.B. King releases a new single, Other Night Blues/Walkin' And Cryin' on RPM Records in the USA.
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