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The highest new entry in the Billboard
Best-Selling Pop Singles chart in the USA is My Foolish Heart by Billy Eckstein, entering at No21.
American music trade publication Billboard
magazine reports that, following threats of legal action, jazz saxophonist Illinois Jacquet
is to be given a co-writing credit and share in the profits of the songs Black Velvet and Doncha Go Away Mad. Jacquet wrote the songs with Jimmy Mundy
but, when they were published by Advance Music, Jacquet's name had been omitted from the credits.
UK jazzman Ronnie Scott is among those arrested when forty police officers raid Club Eleven, Carnaby Street
, London, England, UK, Europe, and find him in possession of illegal drugs.
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra record Time On My Hands, Jump That's All and other tracks in Paris, France, Europe.
The Carter Sisters, Chet Atkins
and Eddy Arnold
play in a jamboree at the Milwaukee Auditorium, Milwaukee, Minnesota, USA.
Country singer and songwriter Floyd Tillman
appears on the cover of music trade magazine Billboard
in the USA to promote his new single, As Long As I Live.
While staying at The Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA, after a fight with his wife Audrey, country star Hank Williams
falls asleep and sets the bed on fire with a cigarette.