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Len Spencer records The Fairy Boat, Vilkins And His Dinah, A Trip To The Circus and and other pieces for Victor Records at Camden, New Jersey, USA.
The Haydn Quartet (aka The Victor Male Chorus) records My Creole Sue, My Country 'Tis Of Thee, Larboard Watch, Soldiers' Chorus and Anvil Chorus for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Pittsburgh Daily Post reports that The Western Pennsylvania Canoe association has banned 'animal' dances — including the Kangaroo Dip and Sloth Squeeze — from its social gatherings. This is part of ongoing national attempts to ban such dances, usually performed to ragtime or jazz music.
Vocal duo Billy Burton and Herbert Stuart record Soldier Boy for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Having spent two days aboard the S.S. Berengaria in Southampton, UK, American bandleader Paul Specht and his band are given permission to disembark. They had been refused work permits, but US Secretary of State, Charles Hughes, who had travelled on the same ship, used his influence with the British Government to gain them entry.
Bluesman Richard 'Rabbit' Brown records The Sinking Of The Titanic, James Alley Blues, I'm Not Jealous, Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice, Mystery Of The Dunbar's Child and Great Northern Blues, supervised by Ralph Peer, for Victor Records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
When Jerome Kern's musical Show Boat has its first performance on Broadway, New York City, USA. the song Ol' Man River is heard in public for the first time.
Blues vocalist and guitarist Kokomo Arnold records Mean Old Twister, Red Beans And Rice, Set Down Gal and Big Ship Blues for Decca Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra record Me Myself And I, A Sailboat In The Moonlight, Born To Love and Without Your Love for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA.
Dick Robertson And His Orchestra record A Sailboat In The Moonlight, My Cabin Of Dreams, Heaven Help This Heart Of Mine and Strangers In The Dark for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
US Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 is cut in half in a collision with the Japanese destroyer Amagiri, off Kolombangara, Solomon Islands, East of Papua, New Guinea, Oceania. The commander of the PT-109, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, will be awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his bravery in this action. Kennedy is also awarded the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained in the collision. He will, in due course, become the President of the United States Of America. The tale of PT-109 will inspire the 1961 country song PT-109 by Jimmy Dean, which will reach No8 on the Billboard pop music chart in the USA, and No3 on the country music chart.
Bill Monroe records I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning, Boat Of Love and The Old Fiddler, for Decca Records in Castle Studio [founded by Paul Cohen] in The Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His band on the session includes Jimmy Martin [guitar], Rudy Lyle [banjo] and Joel Price [bass] and Vassar Clements [fiddle].
Bill Monroe records I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning, Boat Of Love and The Old Fiddler, for Decca Records in Castle Studio [founded by Paul Cohen] in The Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His band on the session includes Jimmy Martin [guitar], Rudy Lyle [banjo] and Joel Price [bass] and Vassar Clements [fiddle].
Nigerian drummer Michael Babatunde Olatunji arrives in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, aboard a cargo ship. He has come from Africa to study at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He will go on to become one of the most celebrated percussionists and composers in jazz.
Cowboy Copas records Tennesse Flat Guitar, Those Gone And Left Me Blues, I'm Glad I'm On The Inside Looking Out and Four Books In The Bible, at King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
MGM's movie remake of the Kern-Hammerstein musical play Show Boat, starring Howard Keel, Ava Gardner and Kathryn Grayson, is released to cinemas in the USA.
MGM's movie remake of the Kern-Hammerstein musical play Show Boat, starring Howard Keel, Ava Gardner and Kathryn Grayson, is released to cinemas in Hong Kong, Asia.
MGM's movie remake of the Kern-Hammerstein musical play Show Boat, starring Howard Keel, Ava Gardner and Kathryn Grayson, is released to cinemas in Japan, Asia.
MGM's movie remake of the Kern-Hammerstein musical play Show Boat, starring Howard Keel, Ava Gardner and Kathryn Grayson, is released to cinemas in Austria, Europe.
MGM's movie remake of the Kern-Hammerstein musical play Show Boat, starring Howard Keel, Ava Gardner and Kathryn Grayson, is released to cinemas in The Philippines, Asia.
Jane Froman sings I'm Sittin' On Top of the World, Take A Trip in a Rocket Ship, Destination Moon, If I Loved You A Mountain, Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better and Black Magic, on the CBS-tv show USA Canteen, in the USA.
Jimmy Giuffre And His Music Men record It's You, Ship Ahoy! [Shipoopi] and Wells Fargo Wagon for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
Paul Barnes And His Polo Players record What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?, I Will Not Be Moved, SaySi Si, Slow Boat To China, Someday You'll Want Me and other tracks for Icon Records in the USA.
During filming of his latest movie, Summer Holiday, in Greece, Europe, Cliff Richard and various cast members charter a boat to visit the island of Hydra.
The Beatles support British jazz star Acker Bilk on the Riverboat Shuffle aboard the MV Royal Iris, sailing down The Mersey, Liverpool, UK.
Kenyon Hopkins, with orchestra and sound effects, records Living Tomb, Ghost Ship and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Verve Records.
Fats Domino releases a new single, Red Sails In The Sunset, on ABC-Paramount Records in the USA.
Pirate radio station Radio Caroline begins test broadcasts from a former Danish passenger ferry, the Fredericia, now re-named Caroline. The ship is anchored three miles off the coast of Felixstowe, Suffolk, UK, just outside British territorial waters, thus enabling the station to broadcast to the UK without breaking any laws.
The Soul Agents play at The Riverboat Shuffle, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK.
Gene Pitney enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with It Hurts To Be In Love, which will peak at No7.
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Jazz drummer Morey Feld's All Stars play at Mondi's Crystal Ship, Glen Cove, New York State, USA. The band includes Ruby Braff on clarinet.
George Jones records I'm A People, Old Brush Arbors, Ship Of Love and We're Watching Our Step in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. backing vocals on this session are provided by The Jordanaires.
The Doors play at The Pioneer Club Boat Ride, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The 'N Betweens play at Queens Beat Club, Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. The band's members will find greater fame after a name-change to Slade.
The Pretty Things and The Crystal Ship play at The Middle Earth Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Chan Daniels, a founder member of popular folk group The Highwaymen, dies of pneumonia, aged, 36, in Belmont, Kent County, Michigan, USA. The Highwaymen are best remembered for their 1961 No1 hit single Michael (Row The Boat Ashore).
The Moody Blues play a live show aboard a sightseeing tour boat circling the Statue of Liberty in New York City harbour, USA.
Savatage play at The Boathouse, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. After the show, having misunderstood singer Jon Olivia's comments and lyrics about the political situation in Iran, a security guard punches him in the face.
Half of the ashes of Grateful Dead founder/leader/guitarist Jerry Garcia are thrown into the River Ganges, India, Asia. (The other half will be sprinkled into San Francisco Bay during a boat trip two weeks later.)
Mae Questel best-remembered as the voice of Olive Oyl in the Popeye Cartoons, Betty Boop, Felix the Cat and Casper The Friendly Ghost, dies in New York City, USA, aged 89, from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. In the 1930s she released a recording of On the Good Ship Lollipop which sold more than two million copies, and billed as 'Mae Questel - Personality Singer of Personality Songs', she had also impersonated Fanny Brice, Marlene Dietrich, Eddie Cantor, Mae West, Maurice Chevalier and others.
Five-year-old Elian Gonzalez is found floating in an inner tube off the coast of Florida, USA. A small boat in which he had been fleeing Cuba for asylum in the USA had sunk, killing his mother, Elizabeth Broton, and five others. Elian's story will inspire Manic Street Preachers to write their song Baby Elian.
Mark Knopfler's second solo album, Sailing To Philadelphia is awarded a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A in the USA.
Noah And The Whale play at Thekla, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
A statue in honour of Bon Scott of AC/DC is unveiled at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, Fremantle, Western Australia, Oceania.
When the liner Queen Mary 2 sets sail from New York City to Southampton, UK, singer-songwriter James Taylor is aboard. During the six-day journey Taylor and his band play two concerts in the ship's Royal Court Theatre, as part of a deal with the Cunard Line to transport the group across the Atlantic in return for the performances.
An oldies nostalgia cruise sets off from Tampa, Florida, USA, to Cozumel, Mexico, Central America. Live entertainment is provided during the five days of the voyage by Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, The Drifters, The Platters, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Lesley Gore and Lou Christie.
Rapper Big Boi of Outkast is arrested, as he disembarks from a cruise ship at Port Miami, Florida, USA, for possession of drugs including ecstasy and Viagra.
Home Alone star Macauley Culkin's comedy covers band The Pizza Underground is booed offstage and drenched in booze thrown by the audience at The Dot To Dot Festival in Rock City, Nottingham, UK.
With his $15m musical The Last Ship failing to break even at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, Sting takes over the role of shipyard foreman Jackie White from Jimmy Nail.
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