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Gustav A. Brachhausen of Rahway, New Jersey, USA, files a patent for a device to automatically control the number of times a tune may be played on a coin-operated automatic musical instrument.
Rollo Laylan is born in Genoa, Wisconsin, USA. He will find acclaim as jazz drummer Preacher Rollo.
Musical comedy The Girl From Utah closes at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 140 performances. This production features several songs by Jerome Kern, including They Didn't Believe Me, which will become a popular standard, recorded by artists including Frank Sinatra, George Sanders, Dinah Washington, Jeanette MacDonald, Charlie Parker, Elvis Costello, Stan Kenton, Bill Frisell, Harry Belafonte, Leontyne Price and Marian McPartland.
The Original Dixieland Jass Band leaves New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, to pursue its career in Chicago, Illinois.
Today's edition of the British weekly publication Popular Music And Dancing includes five complete song and dance hits, Ill Take You Home Again Pal O Mine, Little Lost Rolling Stone, Cairo, I Do Love My Lil Old Six Roomed House, Who Cares?, and Rainbow.
Today's edition of the British weekly publication Popular Music And Dancing includes five complete song and dance hits, I'm Nobody's Gal, Your Own Pierrot, Shiela, Hawaiian Maid and What Would We Do Without Wimmin'?
Harry Bidgood And His Broadcasters record I'm Crazy Over You, for Vocalion Records in London, UK. Bidgood is perhaps better known as an accordian bandleader under his pseudonym of Primo Scala.
Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra play the fourth night of a week of shows at The Savoy Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Tommy LiPuma is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. LiPuma will enjoy a long and acclaimed career as a pop and jazz record producer, working in many capacities over the years with artists as diverse as Randy Newman, Jackie DeShannon, Barbra Streisand, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole and Dr. John to name but a few.
Sonny Boy Williamson records My Little Cornelius and Sunny Land for Bluebird Records at The Leland Hotel, Aurora, Illinois, USA. Mandolin player on the session is James 'Yank' Rachell.
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra play a one-nighter at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dick Jurgens And His Orchestra play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Count Basie And His Band play the final night in a week of shows at The Earl Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Over the week, Basie brings in revenue of $37,000, thus breaking the previous record of $34,200 set by Glenn Miller.
Smooth r'n'b pianist Pianist Sonny Thompson records his first track for King Records, Sugar Cane, in New York City, USA.
Tiny Hill And His Orchestra play at The Chain o
Charlie Parker plays the second of fourteen nights at Lindsay's Sky Bar, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Danny Thomas and Georgia Gibbs play during a week of shows at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ruby Braff And His Dixieland Band play at Seaview, Beverly, Massachusetts, USA.
Latin jazz singer and percussionist Machito plays at Birdland, New York City, USA, accompanied by Kai Winding on trombone..
The Cy Laurie Band plays at The Cy Laurie Jazz Club, 16 Garrick Street, London, UK.
Jazz pianist Joe Castro buys Falcon Lair, formerly owned by Rudolph Valentino, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Popular UK singer Alma Cogan appears on US tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
US chart-topper Guy Mitchell begins his own weekly tv variety series in the USA, the Guy Mitchell Show, which will run for three months.
Jimmie Rodgers plays the last night in a week of shows at Casino Royal, Washington, DC, USA.
Louis Armstrong plays at the Kings Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, UK.
R'n'b pianist Bill Doggett plays at The Longshoreman's Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Ray Charles, B.B. King, Ruth Brown, The Drifters and bill-topper Roy Hamilton play the second of two nights at Herndon Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Hank Ballard and The Midnighters play the second night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
The musical comedy movie Call Me Madam, written by Irving Berlin and starring Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor and George Sanders, opens in Argentina, South America.
Anita O'Day and The Gene Krupa Quintet close at Basin Street East, New York City, USA.
Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
A benefit event for Booker Little (who died in early October) is held at The Jazz Gallery, New York City, USA.
Duke Ellington plays at Musicarnival, a tent-theatre in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The John Coltrane Quartet plays the sixth night in a week of shows at The Jazz Workshop, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Stricken with lung cancer, Nat King Cole enters hospital in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Georgie Fame, Cat Stevens, Julie Felix and Sounds Incorporated play the thirteenth night of a 14–day run in 'Fame In 67' at Brian Epstein's Saville Theatre, London, England, UK.
When popular trumpet player Al Hirt keeps the audience waiting for him to appear at Penn Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, a search begins and Hirt is discovered sound asleep in his hotel bedroom. The show begins an hour and a half late.
Ray Charles plays a live show in Rochester, New York State, USA.
Caparius, Principal Edwards Magic Theatre, Sam Apple Pie, Spencer Davis and Alun Davis play at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, UK, Europe.
R'n'b and jazz guitarist George Benson scores his first Billboard US Top 40 singles chart entry with This Masquerade, which will peak at No10 during an eleven-week run on the chart. The song is written by Leon Russell.
Jazz and blues pianist Joe Turner (not to be confused with Big Joe Turner) dies aged 82, of a heart attack in Montreuil, France, Europe.
Blues and jazz fiddler Papa John Creach, best known for his work with Hot Tuna, dies from pneumonia, contracted as a consequence of a heart attack, aged 76 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Country Joe McDonald is advised that Babette Ory, daughter of Dixieland jazz legend Kid Ory, intends to take legal action against him. She claims that his song I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die was plagiarized from her father's composition Muskrat Ramble.
Malmesbury-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum plays a live concert at The Jazz Standard Club in New York City.
The album Twentysomething by Hullavington-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum reaches No.1 on the Alternative Charts in the Netherlands ' ahead of Keane and Franz Ferdinand.
During the London Jazz Festival, Herbie Hancock plays at The Barbican, London, England, UK, Europe.
Rickie Lee Jones plays at The Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
Jazz guitar legend Pat Metheny plays the first of two nights at Hangar 11, Tel Aviv, Israel, Asia.
Brasstronaut release their second album, Mean Sun, on Unfamiliar Records in Canada.
On his All The Rage tour, Ian Siegal plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
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