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Archibald Martin Bleyer is born in Corona, New York State, USA. he will find success as big band leader Archie Bleyer and, later, as founder of Cadence Records, whose roster will include The Everly Brothers, The Chordettes, Andy Williams and The McGuire Sisters.
The Washington Times reports that Chevy Chase Lake resort has banned "freak dancing" in its pavilion. In this context, "freak dancing" includes the Bunny Wiggle, Grizzly Hug and other so-called "animal dances", often associated with ragtime and jazz music. It is recommended that dancers "should confine themselves to the old straight-away waits and the two step" but "even in these, no fancy steps will be permitted."
An early electronic musical instrument, The Pianorad, is first demonstrated at the radio station WRNY in New York City, USA, played by Ralph Christman. The Pianorad will be used at the radio station for some time, accompanying piano and violin concerts.
Promoter Jean Thomas stages the first American Folk Song Festival, at Four Mile Fork Of Garner, on the Mayo Trail fifteen miles south of Ashland, Kentucky, USA. The event features eighteen acts but, by 1938, it will feature 42 acts playing to an audience of 20,000.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra plays its first ever date in the UK, at the Palladium, London.
Musical revue The Show Is On, starring Beatrice Lillie and Bert Lahr, plays at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 236 performances.
Jazz-rock fusion pioneer Chick Corea [Armando Corea] of Return To Forever, is born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA.
The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
Internationally acclaimed jazz bass player Jesper Lundgaard is born in Hilleroed, Denmark.
American music trade bible Billboard magazine reports that country music songwriter Esther Casteel has launched her own Western Ranch Music record label.
Jimmy Dorsey, saxophonist, bandleader, and brother of Tommy Dorsey, dies in New York City, USA.
Eli Oberstein, owner of Union City, Jersey-based Rondo Records, dies. His son, Maurice Oberstein, will first inherit control of Rondo, then go on to become head of both the CBS and PolyGram labels in the UK.
The musical Irma La Douce is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
It is reported that Roger Miller recently spent several days in hospital following "another spill" from his motor scooter.
Duane Eddy plays the last night of a week at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Neil Andrew Howe Fox is born. He will find success as UK tv presenter Dr Fox [Pepsi Chart Show] and as a deejay on Capital FM. He is also known as Foxy and Neil Fox.
The Robert Shaw Chorale records the album The Stephen Foster Songbook, live at The Manhattan Center, New York City, USA, for an RCA Victor Living Stereo album.
Jim Reeves plays a live show in Panama City, Florida, USA.
Elvis Presley has a photo session in Hollywood, California, USA, to produce promotional shots for the movie Girls! Girls! Girls!.
Carl Perkins plays the twelfth of fifteen nights at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Beach Boys record a new version of their current single, Surfin' Safari, at The Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Supremes release a new single, A Breathtaking Guy, on Motown Records in the USA. The song is composed by Smokey Robinson.
In Jackson, Mississippi, USA, anti-segregation campaigner Medgar Evers is shot in the back and killed by a white racist gunman. Evers' death will be the spark for the Bob Dylan song Only A Pawn In Their Game. Nina Simone's 1964 song Mississippi Goddam will also deal with the death of Medgar Evers.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays the fifth of seven nights at the Carnival Club, Cocos Beach, Florida, USA.
Petula Clarke plays in La Reole, France, Europe.
Having run for a total of 232 performances on Broadway, Bajour, a musical comedy featuring Chita Rivera, Nancy Dussault and Herschel Bernardi, closes at The Lunt-Fontaine Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The Paul McCartney-composed soundtrack LP The Family Way is released on London Records in the USA.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
Dolly Parton records Jolene during the afternoon at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Tom Waits plays the last of thirteen nights at Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, UK.
On their Right In The Nuts tour, Aerosmith play the second of two nights at Stage West, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
On his Serious Moonlight tour, David Bowie plays the first of two nights at Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
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Mariah Carey releases her debut LP, Mariah Carey, on Columbia Records in the USA.
When Bob Dylan headlines the Fleadh Festival in London, UK, Van Morrison joins him onstage for the song One Irish Rover.
Alanis Morissette releases the album Jagged Little Pill, in the UK, Europe, Australia and Japan.
U2 enter the UK pop singles chart at No2 with City Of Blinding Lights.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at The Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
The four-day long 8th Annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival continues in Manchester, Tennessee. Headline acts include Bruce Springsteen, Phish, Nine Inch Nails and Wilco. (2009) On this day The Features play in the Troo Music Lounge.
The Arcade Fire play the second of two nights at Danforth Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Bob Dylan plays at Tips Arena, Linz, Austria, Europe.
Brasstronaut play at Crock's, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Usher releases his seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself in The USA, Canada, Mexico, Spain and Italy.
Unearth, Armed For Apocalypse and Cruel Hand play at The DNA Lounge, San Francisco, California, USA.
Daughtry and The Goo Goo Dolls play at The Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA.
Coldplay play at Tokyo Dome City Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry gets married to pro baseball player J.P. Arencibia at the First Presbyterian Church in Kimberly's home town of Greeneville, Tennessee, USA.
Rob Zombie plays at Le Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
On their joint-headlining tour, Jack Carty and Maz O'Connor play at The Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury, England, UK, Europe.
The Silver Field release a new LP, Sing High, Sing Low, on Crossness Records.