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Josephine Brock is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She will find success as Bobbe Brox of The Brox Sisters, stars of Vaudeville, Broadway, films and radio.
Tommy Ridgley is born in the Shrewesbury section of Jefferson Parish, two miles from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Although never achieving national prominence, he will grow up to become one of that city's most enduring and popular artists.
Popular radio group The Billy McGinty Cowboy Band plays the ninth night of two weeks at the Orpheum Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Popular radio group The Billy McGinty Cowboy Band plays the twelfth night of two weeks at the Orpheum Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Jazz guitar and violin duo Eddie Lang And Joe Venuti record Stringing The Blues for OKeh Records in the USA.
The management of radio station KFH changes from the J. O. Adams Music Company of Wichita, Kansas, USA, to the Hotel Lassen.
Annette Hanshaw records If I Had A Talking Picture Of You, When I'm Housekeeping For You and I'm A Dreamer - Aren't We All?, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
The first orchestra conducted by tango violinist and composer Florindo Sassone makes its live debut, on Radio Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America, and will also play at the Cafe Nacional and the Marabu cabaret, with Alberto Amor on vocals.
Art Tatum plays Tea For Two and Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams on the KHJ Radio show California Melodies, broadcast live from Los Angeles, California, USA.
Popular singer Elsie Carlisle plays at The Palace Theatre, Blackpool, UK. Her nickname is "Britain's Radio Sweetheart Number One."
Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the twenty-first night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th.
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra record Time On My Hands, Jump That's All and other tracks in Paris, France, Europe.
Louis Armstrong is heard performing You're Just In Love and Lazy River on a pre-recorded broadcast of the Bing Crosby Chesterfield Show on radio in the USA.
Revered songwriter Hoagy Carmichael performs live on an AFRS/ABC radio program called Jubilee in the USA.
Freddy Randall And His Band play at The Town Hall, Watford, UK.
Frank Sinatra stars as the footloose and frequently unemployed private eye Rocky Fortune in the second episode of his radio series of that name in the USA. This episode is entitled Double Indemnity.
Clyde McPhatter And The Drifters reach No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA, with Honey Love despite having been banned by several stations, including Memphis radio WDIA, for having 'overtly sexual' lyrics.
BBC Radio in the UK broadcasts the first of an ambitious series of musical documentaries known as The Radio Ballads. The first of these is The Ballad Of John Axon by Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and Charles Parker.
The Art Taylor Sextet records Epistrophy, Blue Interlude and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Pat Boone and Connie Stevens play at The State Fair in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
The Top Ten Singles on C-Fun radio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on this day are : 1. Conscience- James Darrenrn2. Follow That Dream EP - Elvis Presleyrn3. Lana - Roy Orbisonrn4. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Gene Pitneyrn5. Yessiree, Yessiree - Ray Whitleyrn6. Johnny Take Your Time - Bobby Curtolarn7 Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presleyrn8. The Actress - Roy Orbisonrn9. Shout, Shout [Knock Yourself Out] - Ernie Maresca10. Moon River - Jean Thomas
Bob Moore records Flea Circus, Autumn Souvenirs and other tracks for Monument Records at RCA Victor Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The session includes the legendary Boots Randolph on saxophone.
New York City DJ Murray The K becomes the first American DJ to play a record by The Beatles on the radio. The song is She Loves You and Murray plays it for two weeks, but audience response is minimal.
The Beach Boys are recording Fun, Fun, Fun and The Warmth Of The Sun in Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The song is inspired by Salt Lake City teenager Shirley Johnson England, daughter of KNAK radio station owner Howard Johnson, who took her father's Ford Thunderbird and naughtily cruised State Street.
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The Top Ten records played on KYW Radio in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :
1. Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
2. Have I The Right - The Honeycombs
3. Last Kiss - J. F. Wilson
4. Right Or Wrong - Ronnie Dove
5. Baby Love
As arranged by Elvis Presley's manager Col. Parker, a special Elvis-themed Mother’s Day radio show is broadcast on radio stations across the USA.
KYW AM Radio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, switches from a pop music format to an 'All News, All The Time, format.
The new Top Ten Singles on UK Pirate Radio station Radio Caroline are :

1. Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out - The Beatles.

2. The Carnival Is Over - The Seekers.

3. Maria - P.J Proby.

4. Wind Me Up - Cliff Richard.

5. A Lover's Concerto - The Toys.

6. 1-2-3 - Len Barry.

7. My Generation - The Who.

8. Rescue Me - Fontella Bass.

9. The River - Ken Dodd.

10. Let's Hang On - The Four Seasons.
The Bee Gees record a live session for the BBC Radio 1 show Top Gear in London, England, UK, Europe.
Tim Buckley records a live session in London, England, UK, Europe, for BBC Radio 1 show Top Gear, hosted by John Peel.
Free record a live session BBC radio show Top Gear, in Studio 1, Piccadilly, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Top Ten songs being played on WKNR Radio in Detroit, Michigan, USA, for the week ending on this date are as follows :



1. People Got To Be Free The Rascals

2. Hello I Love You The Doors

3. Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf

4. Sunshine Of Your Love Cream 5. Light My Fire Jose Feliciano

6. 1-2-3 Red Light 1910 Fruit Gum Company

7. You Keep Me Hangin' On Vanilla Fudge

8. Soul Limbo Booker T And the MG's

9. Sealed With A Kiss Gary Lewis

10. Dream A Little Dream Of Me Mama Cass

Fleetwood Mac record a live session for the BBC World Service radio show Rhythm And Blues, in Studio 4, Maida Vale, London, England, UK, Europe.
Former Swindon resident Gilbert O'Sullivan begins his second week at No1 in the singles chart with Clair.
On his Dream Of The Blue Turtles tour, Sting plays the last of seven nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
When Mike And The Mechanics play in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, the show is recorded for transmission on syndicated radio show The King Biscuit Flower Hour.
Hulla baloo play a live concert on WBCN Radio in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
A letter appears in UK newspaper The Guardian, protesting about US attitudes towards the use of chemical weapons. It is signed by Brian Eno, Robbie Williams, Peter Gabriel, Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox (Eurythmics) , Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Joe Strummer (The Clash), Robert Wyatt (ex-Soft Machine), Robert Fripp (ex-King Crimson), Holly Johnson ex-Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and other politically-concerned celebrities.
Elton John plays at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK.
Audioslave, The Killers, Hot Hot Heat, Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance and others play at the KROQ annual Weenie Roast concert in Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Living Room tour, Carole King plays at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
The newly-recorded Bryan Adams' song One World - One Flame is released on radio in Germany. ARD TV in Germany will use it as their theme song for Olympic TV Coverage.
Carrie Underwood releases her fourth studio album, Blown Away, in Denmark and Finland, Europe.
On their Rock Of Ages Tour, Def Leppard play at The Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA, supported by Poison and Lita Ford.
Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan, release This Is How We Roll to radio in the USA on Republic Nashville Records.
On her Kiss Me Once tour, Kylie Minogue plays at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA.
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