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The musical revue Boys And Girls Together, with music by Sammy Fain, is playing at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 191 performances.
A historic day on the path to rock'n'roll, when ASCAP [American Society of Composers Artists and Performers] imposes a ban on radio playing any of the songs it controls. ASCAP represents the rights of many powerful Broadway songwriters, and is fighting a rearguard action to keep blacks and country writers off the radio. The direct result of the ASCAP action will be the formation of the BMI [Broadcast Music Industry] which will admit songwriters of all races, colours and creeds. BMI thus allowed the voices of minorities and younger people to be heard, paving the way for r'n'b and rock'n'roll.
The first release of a reel of 'soundies' - short promotional films of musical performances - is made to jukebox owners in the USA, by the Soundies Distributing Corporation of America. The precursors of the pop video were manufactured specifically for use in the Mills Novelty Company presentation mechanism called the Mills Panoram.
Anselmo Sacasas And His Royal Havana Orchestra are playing at The Colony Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with The Four Senators.
The Mills Novelty Company, incorporated in Chicago, Illinois, USA, makes its first release of a reel of 'soundies' - short promotional films of musical performances - to jukebox owners in the USA, by the Soundies Distributing Corporation of America. Soundies, precursors of the pop video, were manufactured specifically for use in a presentation mechanism called the Mills Panoram.