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Josephine Gassman And Her Rollicking Louisiana Picaninnies are among the cast of 'Vaudeville entertainers' appearing at The Opera House, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Jack Teagarden And His Band play at The Palomar Supper Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The band includes Sandy DeSantis, Velma Middleton, Fraser MacPherson, Cozy Cole, Arvell Shaw, Earl Hines and Barney Bigard.
Louis Armstrong performs Jeepers Creepers, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Gone Fishin' and Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries on NBC-tv's Texaco Star Theater - The Milton Berle Show, in new York City, USA.
Roy Brown And His Mighty Mighty Men play at The Community Center, Gadsden, Alabama, USA.
Elvis Presley plays on the Louisiana Hayride radio show, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. Also on the bill are Slim Whitman, Jim Reeves, J.E. And Maxine Brown, Johnny Horton, Jimmy Newman, The Lump Lump Boys, Betty Amos, Jack Ford, The Circle 6 Ranch Boys, Jeanette Hicks, Buddy Attaway, Hoot And Curley and Jerry And D ido Rawley. Elvis is listed in fifth position on the bill.
Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino enters the Billboard US Top 40 pop singles chart where it will peak at No4.
Western Swing vocalist and musician Buddy Jones, who had worked with Jimmie Davis, Moon Mullican and others, dies when he has a heart attack while driving which causes his car to crash in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
I'm Walkin' by Fats Domino on Imperial Records peaks at No4 on the Billboard popular singles chart in the USA.
The George Lewis New Orleans Jazz Band, featuring Joe Robichaux, Kid Howard, Alcide 'Slow Drag' Pavageau, Joe Watkins and Jim Robinson, plays at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK.
Lloyd Price plays at The Town House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Dale Hawkins makes a live appearance on W-fil tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Showmen release a new single, It Will Stand, on Minit Records in the USA.
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Tommy Ridgley records In The Same Old Way, The Girl From Kooka Monga, My Ordinary Girl and She's Got What It Takes for Ric Records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Dizzy Gillespie reveals that his upcoming concert at Tulane University (Oct 19), in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, has been cancelled. Gillespie is certain that the cancellation has been caused by the presence of a white pianist, Lalo Schifrin, in his otherwise black band.
Bert Weedon And The Easy Beats, Dick Jordan, Carole Simpson, Gill And Terry, and Terry Lightfoot's New Orleans Jazzmen with Clinton Ford perform live on the BBC Light Programme radio show Easy Beat, hosted by Brian Matthew, in London, England, UK.
Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins, Faron Young and The Jordanaires, Bill Monroe, Grandpa Jones, Minnie Pearl and The Stony Mountain Cloggers appear at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, in a Grand Ole Opry Package show.
I Know [You Don't Love Me No More] by Barbara George enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No3 during an eleven-week run on the chart.
Fats Domino enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA with You Win Again, which will peak at No22 during a ten week stay.
Jim Robinson's New Orleans Band records Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue, Bucket's Got A Hole In It, You Tell Me Your Dream, I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate and Gettysburg March, for Atlantic Records in Preservation Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Tossi Aaron and Biff Rose play during a five night stand at The Blue Dog Cellar, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Fats Domino performs Red Sails In The Sunset on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
In a featured interview on the front page of today's edition of Billboard magazine in the USA, Mahalia Jackson criticises what she describes as "pop gospel" music and expresses pleasure that it has not taken off as a major musical style.
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The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Mickie Most, Julie Grant, The Flintstones and The Rolling Stones play at The Odeon, Lewisham, England, UK, Europe
Blanche Thomas with the Albert "Papa" French Band records Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey?, for Nobility Records in the USA.
Louis Armstrong and Pat Boone are the musical guests on tv's The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
Mad River play at the New Orleans House, Berkelely, California, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at The Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. Later, Hendrix visits a small club to see some aged bluesmen and jams with them.
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Percy Sledge suffers a heart attack while on stage in Pensacola, Florida, USA. The audience, however, thinks it is part of his melodramatic performance and cheers enthusiastically as he is carried off to hospital.
Jazz saxophonist Illinois Jacquet records his album The Blues : That's Me, in New York City, USA, for Prestige Records.
Squeeze play at Ole Man River's, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
R.E.M. play at The Bayou, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, supported by Peter Holsapple.
After a lifetime of drug abuse, which had started at the age of 10, revered blues organist-pianist James Booker dies of a heart attack in his apartment in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
On the Purple Rain Tour, Prince And The Revolution play at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. After the show, he records 4 The Tears In Your Eyes, as his contribution to the USA For Africa album.
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Christopher Breaux is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as r'n'b singer-songwriter Frank Ocean.
Bob Dylan begins three weeks of recording with producer Daniel Lanois at Studio-On-The-Move, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The sessions will result in the album Oh Mercy.
After taking a brief break, Bob Dylan has resumed work on the album Oh Mercy at Soniat Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, with producer Daniel Lanois.
On his first All Starr Band tour, Ringo Starr plays the first of two nights at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, Long Island, New York State, USA. The band includes Billy Preston, Dr. John, Joe Walsh, Levon Helm, Jim Keltner, Nils Lofgren, Clarence Clemons and Rick Danko.
Gracie Katherine McGraw is born, the first child of country music stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
Richard Thompson plays in The Parish, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Barry Cowsill, formerly of late 60s pop group The Cowsills, phones his sister Susan from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, saying, "I don’t know how to get out of town … I’ve been so fucking lonely." It will be their last communication, because he will be found drowned in December.
Gal Holiday And The Honky Tonk Revue play at Dmac’s, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Avant-garde jazz cellist Helen Gillet plays at Carrollton Station, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Jimmy Cliff plays at The House Of Blues,New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Rapper Lil Wayne begins legal proceedings to end his contract with Cash Money Records, on the grounds that the label violated his contract by withholding the money he's owed for the album Tha Carter V. He is also reported to be suing the label for $51m.
Humble And Kind by Tim McGraw reaches No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
On her 80-date Dangerous Woman tour Ariana Grande plays at The Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Victoria Monet and Little Mix.
D.J. Fontana, longtime drummer for Elvis Presley, dies aged 87, in his sleep in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. At his time of death, he is suffering from complications of a broken hip.
On the second North American leg of his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Snow Patrol and Lauv.