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The Savage Club Entertainment in aid of The Royal College of Music is held at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. Attendees dress as Red Indians, peace pipes aree smoked and 'wild dancing' continues until dawn.
Pioneering New Orleans jazz trumpeter Chris Kelly dies in Algiers Naval Base Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, the victim of a heart attack caused by years of heavy drinking.
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra, with vocalist Frank Sinatra, continue with their fourteen–week engagement at The Astor Hotel, New York City, USA.
Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra are playing during a one-month engagement at The Casa Manana, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra play in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Al Jolson stars in a The Kraft Music Hall NBC radio broadcast in the USA, featuring a version of the Noel Coward play Avalon. The cast also includes Oscar Levant, Lou Bring And His Orchestra, Madeleine Carroll and announcer Ken Carpenter.
Tenor sax man and Chess Records recording artist Claude McLin [nicknamed The Crown Prince OfThe Tenor Sax] files a new six nights-a-week contract to play in the Morocco Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with his local Musicians Union.
Julian Dash And His Orchestra record Hot Rod, For Squares Only, Cream'n Boogie and Open Up Them Pearly Gates in New York City, USA.
Gene Krupa plays the last of three nights at The Silhouette, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Arthur Rowberry And His New Orchestra, with vocalist Larry Gretton, play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
Film star, tv star and musician Phil Harris is the subject of This Is Your Life on NBC TV in the USA.
Ray Charles is recording tracks, including Just For A Thrill, for his album The Genius Of Ray Charles during the first of two sessions at 6 West Recording in New York City, USA, using an Ampex 3 track recorder.
Big Pete Deuchar And His Professors Of Ragtime play at The Locarno Ballroom, Old Town Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Deuchar's band around this time includes young guitarist John McLaughlin, who will go on to play with Georgie Fame and Graham Bond, before forming his jazz fusion band The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Dave Samson And The Hunters, The Remo Quartet, The Royal Brothers and Dale Roberts And The Jaywalkers play on a special 'Rock Night' at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, bandleader and recording artist Maria Schneider is born in Windom, Minnesota, USA.
Nicholas Dingley is born in Royal Leamington Spa, UK. He will find fame as Razzle, drummer of glam-metal band Hanoi Rocks.
It is announced that EMI has sold over a quarter of the world's records during the past year, and that their best-selling artist has been Cliff Richard.
Earl Grant, Fran Jeffries, The Novelties and Nancy Dussault are the musical guests on tonight's edition of The Ed Sullivan Show on tv in New York City, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon records the album Doin' Allright for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Dave Bailey Quintet records Comin' Home Baby, Lady Iris B, Two Feet In The Gutter, Coffe Walk and Shiny Stockings for Epic Records in New York City, USA.
A deal is finalized in London, England, UK, Europe, enabling HMV Records to release product from two American labels, Laurie and Le Grande, in the UK.
Anita Harris, Carole Carr, Bunny Lewis and Sid James are the panel on BBC-tv's record-rating show Juke Box Jury, presented by David Jacobs, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Ray Charles, His Orchestra and The Raelets play at The Sportpalast, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Paul Anka plays the thirteenth of fourteen nights at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Sam Cooke, The Flamingos, The Falcons, Ketty Lester, and Chuck Jackson play the fifth of seven nights at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bobby Darin plays the fourth of twelve nights at the Coconut Grove, Hollywood, California, USA.
Bobby Darin plays the fifth of twelve nights at the Coconut Grove, Hollywood, California, USA.
Paul Anka plays the last night of a one-week run in the starring role of the musical play What Makes Sammy Run at the 54th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The Bud Powell trio plays the second of three nights at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Tonight's episode of the sitcom The Bing Crosby Show on ABC-tv in the USA is titled Conform, Conform, Whoever You Are.
Frank Sinatra appears on the cover of Life International magazine, alongside the headline "The Secrets Of My Success As A Singer".
Jan Garber And His Orchestra play at The Lady Luck Lounge in The Desert Inn, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Sergio Mendes And Brazil '66 play at Philharmonic Hall, New York City, USA, supported by The Fifth Dimension. During Mendes' set, jazz flute star Herbie Mann makes a guest appearance during a cover version of The Beatles' song Daytripper.
The Three Sounds, with The Oliver Nelson Orchestra, record The Look Of Love, Georgia On My Mind and other tracks at Liberty Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Blue Note Records.
A reception for Louis Armstrong is held at the F.A.O Schwartz Toy Store, New York City, USA.
The album Give Me The Night by jazz and r'n'b guitarist George Benson is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Singer Chick Bullock dies in California, USA. Despite a serious facial disfigurement, Bullock found considerable success as a jazz band vocalist in the 1930s, working with Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and others.
The Style Council release their debut album, Café Bleu, on Polydor Records in the UK.
George Melly And The Feetwarmers play on the Portsmouth Festival Jazzboat, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Tom Waits plays at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Eire.
R. E. M., Lauryn Hill and No Doubt play in a charity event, Love Rocks, honouring Bono of U2 as Humanitarian of the Year, for his work on debt relief. The show is staged in the Kodak Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA, and Cher and Bono both make guest appearances.
Carleen Anderson plays the last of three nights at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
During the London Jazz Festival, Herbie Hancock plays at The Barbican, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pink plays at The Allstate Arena, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gypsy guitarist Lulo Reinhardt, the grand-nephew of jazz legend Django Reinhardt, releases a new album, Katoomba Birds.
Lady Gaga begins the Third North American leg of her Monster Ball Tour, at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The seven-day-long New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival begins in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The first night is headlined by Dr. John, John Mayer and George Benson, and artists appearing over the coming days include Billy Joel, B.B. King, Ben Harper, Jill Scott, The Dave Matthews Band, Roy Ayers, Patti Smith, Maroon 5, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac, Frank Ocean, Trombone Shorty, Taj Mahal and Aaron Neville.
Chicago play at The Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Beth Hart plays at Union Chapel, Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.
Mansur Brown releases his debut LP, Shiroi' on Black Focus Records.