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Andrew Morgan, who will achieve some success as a jazz clarinet and saxophone player, is born in Pensacola, Florida, USA. After basing himelf in New Orleans, he will play with the Young Superior Band, The Young Morgan Band and others.
Frederick Bond And Co, The Original Rio Brothers, Almont And Dumont, Fischer And Wacker, T. Nelson Downs, The Lavine Cameron Trio, Marguerite And Hanley, George Schindler and Bloom And Cooper are appearing at The Orpheum, San Francisco, California, USA.
Howard Hausey is born in Yellow Pine, Louisiana, USA. Under the name Howard Crockett he will enjoy some success in 1956 when his song Honky Tonk Man becomes a hit for Johnny Horton. The song will be a hit again in 1986 for Dwight Yoakam.
The musical revue The Little Show opens at The Music Box theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 321 performances. With music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz, it introduces the enduringly popular song I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan.
The musical Hold On To Your Hats, starring Al Jolson, is prresented at The Shubert Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 158 performances.
Edith Piaf And Her Continental Entertainers play at The Playhouse Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
Saxophonist Gene Ammons records Pennies From Heaven, The Last Mile, Chabootie, Full Moon and Once In A While for Chess Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Popular vocalist Mindy Carson plays the sixth night of a two-week season at the Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Roy Eldridge Quintet/Sextet records Echoes Of Harlem, School Days, Saturday Night Fish Fry and The Heat's On for EmArcy/Metronome Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
KTLA-tv in Los Angeles begins broadcasting a weekly show featuring Lawrence Welk And His Orchestra live from The Aragon Ballroom, Pacific Ocean Park, Santa Monica, California, USA. The show will evolve into The Lawrence Welk Show, broadcast every Saturday night on ABC.
The Pee Wee Russell Sextet plays at The Storyville Club, in The Buckminster Hotel, Kenmore Square, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Jan Garber And His Orchestra begin a series of one-nighters with a show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Folk singer/songwriter Fred Neil releases his first single in the USA, You Ain't Treatin' Me Right, on Look Records.
Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews and Stanley Holloway are appearing in the stage musical My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, UK.
Trailblazing female tenor saxophonist and vocalist Betty Smith And Her Quintet play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashton, England, UK, Europe.
The Ramsey Lewis Trio play at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Country singer and songwriter Ernest Tubb records Tennessee Saturday Night for Decca Records.
Cliff Richard is the featured guest on UK radio show Desert Island Discs.
Sam Cooke plays the last night of a week at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Miles Davis records I Thought About You and Blues No2 at Columbia Records Studios, 30th Street, New York City, USA.
Eddie Murphy is born in Hempstead, New York State, USA. Although best-known as an actor/comedian, he will score a million-selling hit single, Party All The Time in 1985.
Stan Getz and the Hershey Key Orchestra record Night Rider, Once Upon A Time and A Summer Afternoon, for Verve Records in New York City, USA.
Stan Getz plays at Carlton College, Northfield, Minnesota, USA, supported by Crofutt And Addiss.
Anamari records Blame It On My Youth for the Atlantic Records LP Anamari in New York City, USA.
Ray Charles records Over The Rainbow at United Recording Studio A, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Count Basie opens for five days at Freedomland, The Bronx, New York City, USA.
Susie Edwards, the female half of pioneering Okeh Records comedy duo Butterbeans and Susie, dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA. A married black couple, they mixed saucy songs with comedy routines derived from racial stereotypes, and have been credited with inspiring the humoiurous style of George Burns and Gracie Allen.
Cal Tjader plays the sixth night of a thirteen-night booking at Off Broadway, a night club located at 1024 Kearney Street, San Francisco, California, USA.
Sarah Vaughan, with Quincy Jones as producer, records Quiet Nights and Jazz Samba for Mercury Records in New York City, USA.
The Wes Montgomery Quartet plays at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, England, UK.
John Coltrane sells his house at 116-60 Mexico Street, St. Albans, Queens, New York City, USA, to his wife Naima, for ten dollars.
Global earnings for EMI's record division for the year ended on this date are stated as $17,379,600, of which 62% was earned by the company's 32 subsidiaries operating outside of the UK.
The Objects play at The Cellar Club aka The Jazz Cellar, Kingston On Thames, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones comes to the end of a series of show at The Rainbow Grill, New York City, USA.
The Herbie Mann Septet records New Orleans and Chain Of Fools for Atlantic Records at American Sound Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Frank Wright Quartet plays at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Rent Party play at Lancaster University, Lancaster, England, UK, Europe.
The Alex Welsh Reunion Band plays at The 100 Club, London, UK.
Songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist, and orchestra leader David Rose dies aged 80, of a heart attack in Burbank, California, USA. His most famous compositions were The Stripper, Holiday For Strings and Calypso Melody. Using the pseudonym Ray Llewellyn, he also wrote music for numerous television series, including It's A Great Life, The Tony Martin Show, Little House on the Prairie, Highway To Heaven, Bonanza, and Highway Patrol.
Josephine Brock dies in Glen Falls, New York State, USA. She had found success in the 1920s as Bobbe Brox of The Brox Sisters, stars of Vaudeville, Broadway, films and radio.
On the second leg of their Unleashed tour, Fleetwood Mac play at the Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
On his Crazy Love tour Michael Buble plays at The E Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen play at the Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK, during a concert billed as a Celebration Of The Life of Humphrey Lyttelton.
UK jazzband leader and international hit maker Kenny Ball dies aged 82, in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia in Basildon, Essex, UK, Europe.
When art-pop pioneers Blurt play at Cafe Oto, Dalston, London, England, UK, Europe, the show is recorded and will be released as the LP Blurt - Live At Oto.