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is discharged from the US Navy. Two years later, he will become the first guitar player for Elvis Presley
on all of his classic Sun Records
' recordings in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Acclaimed jazz bassist and prolific recording artist William Parker
is born in New York City, USA.
opens for a week at The Seville Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
is playing a one-night stand at The Elks Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bobby Wayne opens for two weeks at The Chase, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success as a soul vocalist.
A revival of the musical Shuffle Along
by Eubie Blake
opens at The Broad way Theater, on Broadway
, New York City, USA, but it will run for only four performances.
The movie musical Lullaby Of Broadway
, starring Doris Day
, Gene Nelson and The Page Cavanaugh Trio, opens at cinemas in Finland, Europe. The songs in the film are composed by George Gershwin
Tonight's edition of USA tv series The Roy Rogers
Show, starring singing cowboy Roy Rogers
, is Haunted Mine Of Paradise Valley.
and Stoney Cooper record Have Mercy On Me, I Cried Again, The Clinch Mountain Waltz, My Lord's Gonna Shake My Hand and Will The Lord Let You In in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
It is reported that a recent survey of music-buying habits in Southern California, USA, has revealed that a substantial proportion of jazz, blues and r'n'b records are now being bought by "Spanish and mixed-nationality" buyers whereas they were prviously bought exclusively by Negro buyers. This change is attributed to the fact that several prominent radio deejays including Hunter Hancock
(KFVD), Joe Aadams (KOWL) and Gene Norman (KLAC) are now playing this type of music to their audiences. Deejay and shop owner John Dolphin of KGFJ reports that about 40% of his retail business now comes from white buyers.
Having run for two months at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, the musical comedy Three Wishes For Jamie
transfers to The Plymouth Theatre, New York City, USA.
Pete Farndon, bassist with The Pretenders, is born in Hereford, UK.
, Bobby Winters, The Merriel Abbott Dancers and Eddie O'Neal And His Orchestra are playing at The Empire Room, The Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Blues guitarist, singer and recording artist Luke Jordan
dies in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA.
plays the fourth night in a week of shows at The Empire
, Liverpool, UK, with Jack Parnell And His Music Makers.
fails to appear for a gig in Trenton, New Jersey, USA, as a result of which legal action will be taken against her.
and Frances Wayne And The Modernaires are playing at The Paramount Theatre, New York City, USA.
The recently founded Duke Records
of Memphis, Tennessee, USA, is bought out by the longer-established Peacock Records
of Houston, Texas, USA.
stars during the six week run of a spectacular Wild West Rodeo show at Harringay Arena, London, England, UK. The show also features The Rio Grande Singers, Jack Fallon And His Sons Of The Saddle Band and Bobby Howell and his Orchestra.
And His Rambling Mountaineers Quartet record their version of The Louvin Brothers' song Are You Afraid To Die for Mercury Records
in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. At the same session they also record My Lord's Gonna Lead Me Out and Are You Walking And Talking With The Lord.
, as a guitarist with Kiss.
Vincent Cusano is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. He will achieve his greatest success under the name
, with producer Don Law, records Claire De Lune, Je Lassez Mon Coeur, Are You Forgetting and Knockin' On The Door in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. The band on the session includes guitarist Chet Atkins
, Grady Martin
on guitar, mandolin and fiddle, Bob Foster on steel guitar, Tommy Jackson Jr on fiddl and, Owen Bradley
The Harry James
Orchestra plays the second of two nights at Club Sevenoaks, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
is arrested for drunken behaviour at the Russell
Hotel, Alexander City, Alabama.
And His Orchestra open for four weeks at The Roosevelt, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
And His Band play the third of four days at Lakeside Park, Denver, Colorado, USA.
records Mumbles Blues, Nona and Got Cool Too Soon for States Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The movie musical An American In Paris
, starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant and Charles Guetary, opens at cinemas in The Philippines, Asia.
Ivory Joe Hunter
, The Four Blazes, Thelma Carpenter and Larry Darnell are playing during a week of shows at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
is playing at Reynold's Hall And Tropical Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Festival, attracting a crowd of over 1000 patrons and breaking even financially for the first time.
WLS Radio in Chicago, Illinois, USA, hosts its third annual International
Actress and singer Jeanette MacDonald is the subject of This Is Your Life
on NBC TV in the USA.
and Jeri Southern are appearing at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
in New York City, USA.
The Billy Taylor Trio records They Can't Take That Away From Me, All Too Soon, Accent On Youth and Give Me The Simple Life for
Anthony Edward Rayner is born in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania
. He will find success as keyboardist Eddie Rayner
, with the band Split Enz
, before going on to become a respected composer of film soundtracks.
The Ralph Sharon
Trio records One Marning In May, I'll Remember April, It Might As Well Be Spring and Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year for Decca Records
in London, England, UK.
Comedy vocalist Dorothy Shay
is appearing at The Terrace Room, Statler Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Eddy O'Neal's Band.
The Ralph Sharon
Trio records A Garden In The Rain, Spring Song, Spring Secret and March Winds And April Showers for Decca Records
in London, England, UK.
And His Orchestra record Let Me Dream, Sent For You Yesterday and Goin' To Chicago, for Verve Records
in New York City, USA.
Singing cowboy Gene Autry
plays at The Fairgrounds Coliseum, Hope, Arkansas, USA.
, with Cy Williams, records I'm Watching The Train, Two Little Orphans, I'm Seeking A Harbour and The Heaven Express at James M. Black Studio, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA.