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Oscar Shaw records I've Got The Blues For Home Sweet Home, for Columbia Records in the USA.
The Savoy Orpheans record It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' - Fantasie Parts 1 and 2, Too Tired and Oriental Moon for HMV Records in Hayes, Middlesex, UK.
Pawlo Humeniuk, later to become the undisputed king of Ukrainian-American popular music, has his first recording session for Okeh Records.
The Melody Sheiks, directed by Sam Lanin, record Let's Talk About My Sweetie, Oh! You Lulu Belle and So Does Your Old Mandarin, for OKeh Records in New York City, USA.
Morris Koffman is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He will find international success as jazz flutist, saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger Moe Koffman with his 1958 hit single Swingin' Shepherd Blues.
Time magazine runs an article explaining the newly introduced stereophonic method of sound recording. "In stereophonic recording, sound is picked up by three microphones widely separated on the sound stage, to produce an illusion of tonal depth and space comparable to that of an actual performance."
Gene Krupa And His Orchestra record Only Forever, Love Lies and other tracks for OKeh Records in New York City, USA.
Les Brown And His Orchestra play music for dancing at Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Herbie Kay And His Orchestra play at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy Hellzapoppin', starring Olsen and Johnson is performed at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a total run of 1404 performances at three different theatres.
The Kirby Stone Quartet opens at The Capitol Theatre, New York City, USA.
Louis Jordan records Trouble Then Saisfaction for Decca Records in the USA.
Johnny Lyne And His Music play the fifth of seven nights at The South Parade Pier, Portsmouth, UK, with Wally Fry And His Collegians.
Judy Garland begins a four-week season at The Palladium, London, UK. Also on the bill is Max Bygraves.
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra record For This Is My Night To Love, What's I'm Gotchere, I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good Norgran and Nothin' Yet for Norgran Records in San Francisco, California, USA.
During a tour of Germany, Europe, under the auspices of the German Jazz Federation Dizzy Gillespie plays in Frankfurt.
Dizzy Gillespie concludes a tour of Germany, Europe, under the auspices of the German Jazz Federation, with a show in Munich.
Jay Reincke, the third lead vocalist of Jay And The Americans, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A sixty-day long package tour,The Top 10 R'n'B Show, featuring The Clovers, Faye Adams, The Charms, Joe Turner, The Moonglows, Lowell Fulson, The Paul Williams Orchestra, The Bill Doggett Trio, and The Spence Twins, plays in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Jazz Today Unit records Farewell Blues and Blue Feeling for Polygon Records in London, UK.
The Birdland Stars of 57 package tour, featuring Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Joe Williams, Chet Baker, Lester Young, Zoot Sims and others plays its first gig, at Carnegie Hall, New York City.
The Treniers, play at the The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, with The Hedley Ward Trio, The Chas McDevitt Group and Terry Wayne. (Jerry Lee Lewis was billed to headline but had to pull out when a scandal erupted over his under-age wife.)
Nat King Cole records Too Young and Somewhere Along The Way in Capitol Recording Studios, 151 West 46th Street, New York City, USA.
The Grant Green Quartet record Love Walked In, I Remember You, I'll Remember April, and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
Ray Charles and Sarah Vaughan play the fourth night in a week at the Palace Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles And His Orchestra play for The Junior Prom at Armory Gymnasium, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Having just been released on bail after his heroin-related arrest, Ray Charles plays at Evansville Coliseum, Evansville, Indiana, USA.
John Coltrane plays at The Falkoner Centret, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Jazz drummer Elvin Jones records Shadowland and Ray-El for Riverside Records in New York City, USA.
Songwriter, keyboardist and guitarist Carl McIntosh</> of UK funk band Loose Ends is born.
Lloyd Price, The Coasters, Ben E. King, Solomon Burke and Huey 'Piano' Smith play the last of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Top Ten Singles on WABC Radio in New York City, USA, on this date are as follows :

1. I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles

2. The Stripper - David Rose And His Orchestra

3. Playboy - The Marvelettes

4. The One Who Really Loves You - Mary Wells

5. I Love You - The Volumes

6. Palisades Park - Freddie Cannon

7. The Wah Watusi - The Orlons

8. Roses Are Red (My Love) - Bobby Vinton

9. Al Di La' - Emilio Pericoli

10. Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird) - Chuck Jackson

Paul Anka plays the fourth of fourteen days at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra begin rehearsing Ellington's Second Sacred Concert at The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine, New York City, USA.
Tim Lefebvre is born in Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success as a bass guitarist, working in The Tdeschi Trucks Band, and also as a session musician, playing for a wide range of musicians, including David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Sting, Empire Of The Sun, The Sleepy Jackson, Wayne Krantz, Patti Austin, John Mayer, Jovanotti, Chuck Loeb, Mark Guiliana, Jamie Cullum, Chris Botti and others.
Blood Sweat And Tears play the first of two nights at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers play the last of three nights at The Kinetic Playground [aka The Electric Theater], 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Pacific Gas And Electric.
Deep Purple play in Redcar Jazz Club in The Windsor Ballroom of Coatham Hotel, Redcar, UK.
Buster Bennett, who had been one of the most in-demand saxophonists, pianists and blues vocalists in Chicago, Illinois, during the 1940s, dies aged 66 in Houston, Texas, USA.
On her Compositions tour, Anita Baker plays the second of two nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Roy Smeck, whose virtuosity on the banjo, guitar, steel guitar and ukulele earned him the nickname "Wizard of the Strings", dies aged 94 in New York City, USA.
Eric Clapton plays at Paris Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks play at The Half Moon Theatre, Cork, Ireland, Europe.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Estonia. In the film, which claims to be 'Inspired by the music and the many lives of Bob Dylan', six different actors depict separate facets of Dylan's life and public persona. Dylan himself does not appear.
The three-day long Essence Music Festival conitnues in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Artists appearing on this, the second day, include Maxwell and Anita Baker.
Madame Tussauds Waxworks in London unveils a new wax model of Michael Jackson - the 13th to have been put on display at the waxworks.
The Third Annual Hyde Park Jazz Fest, a two-day event, concludes at Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Artists appearing over the two days of the event have included Cassandra Wilson, Dee Alexander, Maggie Brown, Corey Wilkes, John Faddis and John Wright.
The Ellis Marsalis Quartet plays at Snug Harbor, New orleans, Louisiana, USA.