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Liese-Lotte Helene Berta Bunnenberg is born in Lehe, Bremerhaven, Germany. She will find international acclaim as chanson singer and songwriter Lale Andersen, best-known for her 1939 interpretation of the song Lili Marlene.
Clyde Julian Foley is born in Blue Lick, Indiana, USA. He will find success as Red Foley, one of the biggest country music stars after World War II, selling over 25m records.
Harry Reser and his Orchestra, under the name The Night Club Orchestra, record Thanks For The Buggy Ride and Blinky Moon Bay for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA. At the same session, under the name of The Jazz Pilots they record You Ought To See What's Waiting For Me (Down Home In Tennessee) for OKeh Records in America and Parlophone in The UK.
Jazz bass player Ray Brown is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He will work with Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson.
Jazz guitar and violin duo Eddie Lang And Joe Venuti record Stringing The Blues for OKeh Records in the USA.
Herman Parker Jr is born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as blues vocalist and harmonica virtuoso Little Junior Parker
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies perform a medley of Can Yo' Hear Me Calling Caroline?, Margie, Wait For The Happy Ending and Whispering, during a radio broadcast in New York City, USA.
Ambrose And his Orchestra, record Livin' In The Sunlight, Lovin' In The Moonlight, Sing A Little Theme Song, Exactly Like You and When The Little Red Roses Get The Blues For You, at the Small Queen's Hall, London, UK, for HMV Records.
Billie Holiday records Life Begins When You’re In Love, with Teddy Wilson on piano.
On the CBS radio show Jack Oakie's College in the USA, Judy Garland sings Dinah and Where Are You?
The Ink Spots record A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening for Decca Records in the USA.
The Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands, a fifteen minute US radio series on the ABC Network, sponsored by Coca Cola, features Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra playing live in Tuskegee Airfield, Tuskegee, Alabama.
Tex Beneke And His Orchestra play on the AFRS [The Armed Forces Radio Service] radio show On The Beam in the USA. Also featured on the show is popular vocalist Mindy Carson.
Peter Van Hooke is born in Stanmore, Middlesex, UK. He will become one of the most in-demand drummers in rock, working with Van Morrison, Cliff Richard, Mike And The Mechanics and many others.
John Coltrane comes to the end of a week of shows at The Casino, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Keynotes perform Just One Of Those Things on the BBC Radio show Take It From Here, in London, UK.
Popular British singer Vera Lynn leaves the UK to spend a month in the USA, which will include appearances on radio and tv.
Phil Hammond of Holt, Norfolk, England, UK, sings The Foggy Dew in a recording made by Peter Kennedy for the BBC. The recording will be released on the anthology Songs of Seduction (The Folk Songs of Britain Vol. 2, Caedmon 1961; 12T158, 1968).
Dinah Washington records Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Birth Of The Blues and other tracks on the first of three consecutive days of studio sessions in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Mercury Records.
Roy Orbison records Rockhouse, You're My Baby and other tracks at Sun Records, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Fats Domino records I Want To Walk You Home at Cosimo Recording Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
I'm With You, a musical revue starring Nat King Cole, opens in Denver, Colorado, USA. Cole hopes to take the show to Broadway,but it soon closes.
The Top Ten Singles being played on WMGM Radio in New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :

1. RUNAWAY - Del Shannon (Big Top)

2. BLUE MOON - The Marcels (Colpix)

3. BABY BLUE - The Echoes (Seg-way)

4. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas (Atlantic)

5. DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE - The Shirelles (Scepter)

6. I'VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)

7. PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER - Cathy Jean And The Roommates (Valmor)

8. ONCE UPON A TIME - Rochell And The Candles (Swingin')

9. PONY TIME - Chubby Checker (Parkway)

10. SURRENDER - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet record a live session for broadcast by WDR Radio in Cologne, Germany, Europe.
The Alan Elsdon Jazzband and the Karl Denver Trio perform live on the BBC Light Programme show Jazz Club, presented by George Melly, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Let There Be Drums by Sandy Nelson reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
At Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, Elvis Presley has a third day of recording songs for the soundtrack to his next movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
Neil Sedaka plays the first night of a week of shows at The International Club, New York City, USA.
The Ronnie Ross-Bill Le Sage Tentet plays a live set on the BBC radio broadcast Jazz Session in London, UK. Songs performed on the show are Good Morning Judge, Cherry Blue, Someday, Somehow, Bond Street and Soho Strut.
When the Donald Byrd Big-Band plays in Recklinghausen, Vestlandhalle Germany, Europe, the show is recorded and broadcast by the German Radio network WDR.
The Supremes and The Temptations appear on UK radio show Top Gear.
The Top Ten Singles on Radio WXYZ 1270 AM in Detroit, Michigan, USA, for this week are as follows :
1. J. Frank Wilson And The Cavaliers - Last Kiss
2. Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
3 Gale Garnett - We'll Sing In The Sunshine
4. The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walking In the Sand)
5. Roger Miller - Chug A Lug
6. The Beach Boys When I Grow Up To Be A Man
7. Martha And The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
8. Gene Simmons - Haunted House
9. Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
10. The Butterflys - Good Night Baby
A local groups battle of the bands is held at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, featuring The Avonbeats, The Kingfishers, The Aliens, The Corals, Ricky Vernon and The Pathfinders, The Missing Links and The King Bees.
Fairport Convention play a live session for the BBC radio show Top Gear in London, England, UK, Europe.
UK radio show Top Gear features Donovan and The Nice.
Steppenwolf play at Mother's, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. DJ for the evening is John Peel.
John Fahey plays at Mother's, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. DJ for the evening is John Peel.
Santana play at Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Soft Machine play a live session for the tv show Beat Club at Studio 4, Radio Bremen, Bremen, Germany, Europe.
The Sex Pistols' album Never Mind The Bollocks is released in the USA.
American jazz drummer Kenny Clarke, who worked with Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and countless others, dies aged 71 in Montreuil-Sous-Bois, France.
Animal Logic, a band featuring Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland (both formerly of Police) plus legendary jazz-rock bassist Stanley Clarke with vocalist Deborah Holland, play at Projecto SP, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Neilsen Soundscan reports that Mississippi band 3 Doors Down had the most played song on American radio in 2003 with their single When I'm Gone notching up 393,679 plays.

Top Ten Most-played Singles in The USA for 2003

1. 3 Doors Down – When I’m Gone

2. 50 Cent – In Da Club

3. Evanescence – Bring Me To Life

4. Matchbox Twenty - Unwell

5. R. Kelly - Ignition

6. Sean Paul - Get Busy

7. Beyonce - Crazy In Love

8. Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee - Shake Ya Tailfeather

9. Trapt - Headstrong

10. Avril Lavigne - I'm With You

Radio station KROQ-FM in Los Angeles, California, USA, airs the 13th Annual Weenie Roast show with Alkaline Trio, Audioslave, Bloc Party, The Bravery, The Dead 60s, Foo Fighters, Hot Hot Heat, Interpol, Jimmy Eat World, The Killers, The Mars Volta, Motley Crue, MxPx, My Chemical Romance, Queens of the Stone Age and The Transplants.
The compilation album, Elvis ' 30 No1 Hits is certified as a 5x Platinum disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
On their Mylo Xyloto tour, Coldplay are recorded live for the BBC radio show Radio 2 In Concert, at Dingwalls, London, England, UK.
Camper Van Beethoven play at Shank Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
David Thomas Broughton plays at The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK.
The Kills play at The Granada Theater, Dallas, Texas, USA.
On the North American leg of their I'm With You tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.