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Meade Lux Lewis
, boogie-woogie piano great, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Broadcasting Company [NBC], first of America's major radio networks, makes its debut with twenty-four stations. The first broadcast features nationally known bands performing live at several locations. The Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] will follow in 1927.
records Rock It For Me, I'm So In Love With You, Dispossessed By You and I'm Losing My Mind Over You for Decca Records
in the USA.
The Ink Spots
are playing at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Dick Shelton And His Musical Mariners.
Jazz trumpeter, vocalist and bandleader Johnnie 'Scat' Davis
plays at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during a four-week residency.
A new character, Spike Dyke
, modeled on zany jazz bandleader Spike Jones
, appears in Chester Gould's nationally syndicated Dick Tracy comic strip in the USA.
Bandleader Benny Strong
is playing during a run of gigs at The Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
And His Orchestra play at The Club Del Mar, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Rockabilly hitmaker Sanford Clark
records Pledging My Love and Go On Home in his last session for Jamie Records
. Lee Hazlewood is a member of the band.
begins a week of dates in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
And His Orchestra are playing a live concert in Paris, France, Europe.
is playing at The Living Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
makes a guest appearance on US tv show I've Got A Secret.
When The Gene Krupa
Quartet plays at The Metropole, New York City, USA, the show is broadcast live on radio as part of the All-Star Parade Of Bands New Year Show.
, Howlin' Wolf
, Sonny Boy Williamson
II, Willie Dixon
, Sleepy John Estes
, Sunnyland Slim
, Hubert Sumlin
, John Henry Barbee, Hammie Nixon, Sugar Pie De Santo and Clifton James play for the second time this month in the Third American Negro Blues Festival at Fairfield Halls
, Croydon, UK.
The Four Tops
are playing during an eleven-night season at The Scotch Mist, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
and The Band play the second of two nights at the Capitol Center, Washington DC.
The Jay McShann
Trio with Hank Crawford concludes a week-long residency at The Jazz Showcase, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Susannah and Wendy Melvoin, younger sisters of Smashing Pumpkins
? member Jonathan Melvoin
, issue a statement describing his recent death from heroin overdose as "a tragedy and a travesty, a freak accident - A recreational digression took a deadly turn, and we pray that our loss will not be' in vain... We are consoled in our grief only by the hope that the circumstances surrounding Jonathan's death will inspire at least one person to reconsider before challenging the vagaries of fate."
Prosecutors in R. Kelly
's ongoing underage sex trial in Chicago, Illinois, USA, reduce the timeframe in which the alleged sex acts took place. Judge Vincent Gaughan had stated a month earlier that their timeframe was too vague. The new timeframe still covers more than three years.
plays at the New Brookland Tavern, West Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
Foundation/ Musicland Performance at Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, California, USA, Kanye gives an impassioned interview to MTV, threatening (among other things) to have "a real problem" if his album Late Registration doesn't win an award at the upcoming Grammies.
plays the first of two nights at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his 27-city UR Experience
plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.