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John Carl hendricks is born in Newark, Ohio, USA. He will find international success as jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks, best-known for his work with the vocalese trio Lambert, Hendricks And Ross.
Twelfth Street Rag by Pee Wee Hunt is at No1 in the Billboard magazine Best-selling Popular Records chart in the USA.
Al Donahue And His Orchestra play at Castle Farms, Cincinatti, Ohio, USA.
Wade Mainer records Little Birdie, The Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee, Standing Outside and other tracks for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Latin-American folk singer and guitarist Olga Coelho, plays in Swasey Chapel, Granville, Ohio, USA.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are fined $1,000 in their absence by The American Guild Of Variety Artists in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, for having made a non-authorised appearance at Miami's Vagabonds Club six months earlier.
Tiny Bradshaw And His Orchestra begin a four-week engagement in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Singing cowboy Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans are starring in the annual Madison Square Garden Rodeo, New York City, USA.
Eydie Gorme is playing at The Palm Gardens, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
The Best-Selling record of 1953 according to the year-end poll in Cashbox Magazine in the USA is a tie between Song From Moulin Rouge by Percy Faith and Til I Waltz Again With You by Teresa Brewer.
The Keynotes and The Jimmie James Combo play in the annual Teen-age ball to benefit the March Of Dimes at The Topper Ballroom, Cincinatti, Ohio, USA.
The musical comedy movie Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday, opens at cinemas in Mexico, North America.
Jazz pianist George Russell records the album Ezz-thetics, for Riverside Records in New York City, USA.
Roy Hamilton, Dizzy Gillespie, Big Maybelle, Etta Jones, The Isley Brothers, Tiny Topsy, King Coileman, Bobby Marchan and The Edsels play live at The Regal Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Eddie 'Guitar' Kirkland plays the first of three nights at The Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
The Beach Boys play at The Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Isley Brothers play in Cincinnatti, Ohio, USA, with Jimmy Hendrix (later to become Jimi Hendrix) as their guitarist.
Gordon Lightfoot plays at La Cave, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Peter, Paul And Mary and Henry Mancini And His Orchestra play the fifth of six nights at The Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gail Martin (the daughter of Dean Martin) is playing at The Club Caribe, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
John Roger Stephens is born in Springfield, Ohio, USA. He will find success as singer-songwriter John Legend.
Rachel Sweet plays the last of three nights at The Bottom Line, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supported by The Ruckats.
A one-hour documentary, Van Morrison In Ireland, premieres at The National Film Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
The album Middle Man by Boz Scaggs is awarded a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Liza Minelli plays the second of two nights at Riverbend, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Barry Manilow plays at Riverbend, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Liberace plays at Riverbend, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays the first of two nights at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
On her Compositions tour, Anita Baker plays at Anaheim Theatre, Anaheim, California, USA.
Ronnie James Dio plays at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
On her Compositions World Tour, Anita Baker plays at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Benjamin Orr, co-founder of The Cars, dies of pancreatic cancer at home in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, aged 53. On the same day, Green Day release the album Warning in the USA on Reprise Records.
The Cure, Jackson Browne, Anita Baker, Embrace and The Futureheads perform live on UK tv show Later With Jools Holland.
On her Greatest Hits tour, Donna Summer plays in Kettering, Ohio, USA.
Justin Jeffre of 98 Degrees comes in fifth out of seven candidates running for the position of Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Doves play at Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
The National play at The Electric Ballroom, Camden, London, England, UK, supported by Buke and Gass.
The National play at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
The three-day-long Lollapalooza Festival begins at Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Acts appearing on this day include Lady Gaga, Devo, Hot Chip, The Black Keys, The Strokes, Jimmy Cliff and Cymbals Eat Guitars.
John Legend plays at the Citi Presents Evenings with Legends show in New York City, USA.
The first Alternative Press Music Awards, hosted by Mark Hoppus of Blink 182, are held at Voinovich Park, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
During their Mechanical Bull Tour, Kings Of Leon play at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Jorma Kaukonen plays the first of four nights at The Entrance Ramp, Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.
Jorma Kaukonen plays the second of four nights at The Entrance Ramp, Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.
When The Eagles Of Death Metal play at The Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA, they perform their version of Duran Duran's Save A Prayer live for the first time.
Animal Collective play at Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
During their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, supported by Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993. Also, at this gig, for the first time in 26 years the band is joined by drummer Steven Adler who plays on two songs.
On their A Head Full Of Dreams tour, Coldplay play at The Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA.
On her 80-date Dangerous Woman tour Ariana Grande plays at The Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA, supported by Victoria Monet and Little Mix.
Jorma Kaukonen and G.E.Smith play at Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA.