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The Prestige All-Stars, with Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Zoot Sims (tenor saxes), Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), and Art Taylor (drums), record How Deep Is The Ocean and other tracks for the album Tenor Conclave, at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
Dinah Washington plays at The Savoy Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Count Basie Orchestra, including Joe Williams, plays in the Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Platters enter the UK singles chart for the first time, with The Great Pretender/Only You, which will peak at No5.
Purist British skiffle fans are horrified to discover that Skiffle King Lonnie Donegan has dropped the washboard from his new group line-up. "We haven't incorporated a washboard in the new group," he explains, "for the very simple reason that I don't like them."
Bill Haley And His Comets are the headline attraction on the opening day of the 10-day long Happy Music Show at The Coliseum, New York City, USA.
The Dill Jones Trio records Viper's Drag, Blues For An Ancient Virginal, Moonglow and Deed I Do for Nixa Records in London, UK.
Having lately left Imperial Records, Pee Wee Crayton records Tie It Down, Fiddle De Dee, A Frosty Night and The Telephone Is Ringing, in his first recording session for Vee Jay Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.