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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.
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
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
comes to the end of a week of shows at The Casino, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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).
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
, You're My Baby and other tracks at Sun Records, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
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
2. BLUE MOON - The Marcels
3. BABY BLUE - The Echoes (Seg-way)
4. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)
- Carla Thomas
5. DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE - The Shirelles
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
10. SURRENDER - Elvis Presley
The Cannonball Adderley
Quintet record a live session for broadcast by WDR Radio in Cologne, Germany, Europe.
, in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Alan Elsdon Jazzband and the Karl Denver Trio perform live on the BBC Light Programme show Jazz Club, presented by
plays the first night of a week of shows at The International Club, New York City, USA.
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 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
, Wiltshire, UK, featuring The Avonbeats, The Kingfishers, The Aliens, The Corals, Ricky Vernon and The Pathfinders, The Missing Links and The King Bees.
play a live session for the BBC radio show Top Gear in London, England, UK, Europe.
UK radio show Top Gear features
plays at Mother's, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. DJ for the evening is John Peel
play a live session for the tv show Beat Club at Studio 4, Radio Bremen, Bremen, Germany, Europe.
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
are recorded live for the BBC radio show Radio 2 In Concert, at Dingwalls, London, England, UK.
play at The Granada Theater, Dallas, Texas, USA.