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Liverpool-born Michael Holliday is recorded live for BBC Radio in a performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. Also on the bill is Lita Roza.
Ivory Joe Hunter plays the second night in a week of shows at the Casino Royal, Washington, DC, USA.
Jazz horn and wind player Buddy Collette records tracks for the album Tasty Dish at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, with Howard Roberts on guitar.
Jazz trombonist Curtis Fuller and pianist Red Garland record the album Curtis Fuller with Red Garland at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz trombonist Curtis Fuller and pianist Red Garland record the album Curtis Fuller with Red Garland at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Sil Austin records Yipe, Green Blazer, Late Show and other tracks for Mercury Records in New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley signs a contract authorising The William Morris Agency to receive payment on his behalf for his appearance in Photoplay Magazine.
Calvin Edwards, internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, producer and recording artist is born in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, USA.
Michael Holliday and Lita Roza are recorded live for BBC Radio in a performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
Frankie Laine plays the second night in a two-week season at the Palladium, London, UK.
An "All Star Skiffle Contest" is held at the Town Hall, Kensington, London, UK, with additional live music from Harry Walton's Ragtime Band and The Rhythm Kings.
While rehearsing a dance sequence for the film Jailhouse Rock at the MGM Soundstage, Hollywood, California, USA, Elvis Presley inhales a cap from one of his teeth into his lung.
A new Bob Merrill musical, New Girl In Town, opens at the 46th Street Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 431 performances.
A new Bob Merrill musical, New Girl In Town, opens at the 46th Street Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 431 performances.
Nat 'King' Cole releases the album Just One Of Those Things on Capitol Records in the USA.
The Hot Saints Jazz Band record Savoy Blues for Herman Records in Oslo, Norway.
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk record Rhythm-a-Ning, Purple Shades and other tracks for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
Herbie Mann records the album The Yardbird Suite for Savoy Jazz Records, in New York City, USA.
The Del Vikings record Cool Shake, Jitterbug Mary, Come Along With Me, Over The Rainbow, The Voodoo Man, Yours, The White Cliffs Of Dover, What'cha Gotta Lose, Down In Bermuda and There I Go, for Mercury records in Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, USA.
Elvis Presley signs a contract authorising the William Morris Agency to receive payment on his behalf for his appearance in Photoplay Magazine.
Otis Williams And His Charms play at the Club Rendezvous, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
An "All Star Skiffle Contest" is held at the Town Hall, Kensington, London, England, UK, Europe, with additional live music from Harry Walton's Ragtime Band and The Rhythm Kings.