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The State Street Boys, including Big Bill Broonzy, record Midnight Special , for OKeh Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The song is thought to have been inspired by The Midnight Special train operated by the Chicago and Alton Railroad between Chicago, Illinois, USA, and St. Louis, Missouri. The most popular version of the song is by Lead Belly.
1950s rock'n'roller Ronnie Hawkins is born in Huntsville, Arkansas, USA.
Bluesman Eddy Clearwater [aka Guitar Eddy] is born in Macon, Mississippi, USA.
The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, conducted by Carroll Gibbons, with Jack Plant on vocals, records Alone and The Object Of My Affection, in London, UK, for HMV Records.