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The musical Fascinating Flora, starring popular comedy singer Adele Ritchie, closes at The Casino Theatre, New York City, USA, after a run of 113 performances.
XWA Radio in Montreal, Canada, broadcasts the first scheduled radio program in North America.
The Hackberry Ramblers [aka The Riverside Ramblers] record Hackberry Trot, Mama Don't Allow No Hanging 'Round, A Little Rendezvous In Honolulu, High Mountain Blues, On Top Of The World and other tracks for Bluebird Records, at The St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Judy Garland performs Play Orchestra Play on US radio show Jack Oakie’s College.
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play on the CBS network's Camel Caravan radio show in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Leonore Vonderlieth dies in Buffalo, New York State, USA, of medical problems related to her heavy drinking habits. She had found fame as popular singer Vaughn De Leath, often known as 'The Original Radio Girl' and 'The First Lady of Radio.'
Gwen Davis records I Love The Guy for Decca Records in the USA. The track is arranged by Artie Shaw.
Having been removed from the Frank Loesser musical Guys And Dolls two weeks earlier, the song If I Were A Bell, is restored to the production during tryouts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Major radio and juke box response to the song is reported to have prompted its return.
Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Phil Harris and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Basin Street Blues, St. Louis Blues, Way Down Yonder In New Orleans, Birth Of The Blues and other tracks for the Chesterfield Cigarettes Radio Show in the USA.
Hank Williams performs Everything's Okay on the fifteen minute long Mother
Charles Brown records The Message, All My Life and Moonrise, for Aladdin Records at Radio Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Episode No23 of Club 88 Starring Peggy Lee, is broadcast on radio in the USA, featuring Louis Prima as Lee's guest.
Peggy Lee is heard performing I Got Rhythm, Johnny One Note, Solitaire, Watermelon Weather and Be Anything (But Be Mine) on the CBS Radio show Club 88 Starring Peggy Lee in the USA. For these performances, she is backed by Sonny Burke And His Orchestra, and her guests are The Red Norvo Trio with guitarist Tal Farlow.
Jack Waldman is born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA. He will find success as a jazz and rock studio musician, composer, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, working with artists including Robert Palmer, Billy Idol, Madonna, Joe Jackson, Foreigner and Whitney Houston.
The Sons Of The Pioneers perform Nellie Bly, Sentimental Journey, Stay As Sweet As You Are and other tracks on their Lucky U Ranch radio show in the USA.
Bing Crosby, Bob Crosby and others star in Call Me Lucky (a dramatisation of the life story of Bing Crosby) broadcast in the Lucky Strike Program on CBS Radio in the USA.
Ray Charles begins a week of shows at The Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
North To Alaska by Johnny Horton reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Top Ten singles being played on WAIL Radio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, for the week beginning on this date, are as follows :

1. Portrait Of My Love - Steve Lawrence

2. Blue Moon - The Marcels

3. Mother In Law - Ernie K-Doe

4. I'm A Fool To Care - Joe Barry

5. Dedicated To The One I Love - The Shirelles

6. Touchables - Dickie Goodman

7. I Told Every Little - Star Linda Scott

8. Dark As A Dungeon - Tennessee Ernie Ford

9. In Every Way - Jim White

10. Angel Baby Rosie And The Originals

R'n'b organist Jimmy Smith records In A Mellotone and Step Right Up in New York City, USA, for Verve Records.
The Avons, Chris Barber, Ottilie Patterson, Craig Douglas, Donna Douglas, Iain Gregory and John Leyton appear on UK tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars, presented by popular radio DJ Brian Matthew.
A new music and informations radio station, KTXR 101.3 FM aka The Gentle Giant, begins broadcasting in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
Britain's national radio and television network The BBC (British Boradcasting Corporation) slaps a ban on novelty horror disc Monster Mash by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers.
Via an advert in American music trade magazine Billboard, Johnny Cash criticises US radio stations for refusing to play his controversial single, The Ballad Of Ira Hayes, about the plight of Native Americans. As a result, there are calls to have him removed from the Country Music Association.
Dionne Warwick pre-records an appearance for UK radio show Saturday Club, in London, UK.
The Spencer Davis Group appears on UK radio show Top Gear in London, UK.
Influential UK underground deejay John Peel signs off at 5.30am on the final broadcast of his psychedelic radio show, The Perfumed Garden, on pirate radio station Radio London.
The Top Ten singles being played on KYNO Radio, Fresno, California, USA, for the week beginning on this date, are as follows :

1. Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers

2. Spooky - Classics IV

3. Nobody But Me - The Human Beinz

4. Skinny Legs And All - Joe Tex

5. Love Power - The Sandpebbles

6. Some Velvet Morning - Nancy Sinatra And Lee Hazlewood

7. Boogaloo Down
Broadway - Fantastic Johnny C

8. Love Is Blue - Paul Mauriat

9. Judy In Disguise - John Fred And The Playboys

10. Best Of Both Worlds - Lulu

The Top Ten Singles being played on WCFL-AM Radio in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the week ending on this date are as follows :

1. Mony Mony Tommy James And The Shondells

2. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy The Ohio Express

3. Tighten Up Archie Bell And The Drells

4. A Beautiful Morning The Rascals

5. Honey Bobby Goldsboro

6. The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Hugo Montenegro

7. The Unicorn The Irish Rovers

8. Mrs. Robinson Simon And Garfunkel

9. My Girl, Hey Girl Bobby Vee

10. Cry Like A Baby The Box Tops

Novelty pop hitmaker Nervous Norvus dies aged 56, at Alameda County Hospital, Oakland, California, USA, of cirrhosis of the liver. His solitary major hit, Transfusion (1956) was banned on many radio stations, but still reached No13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
The film The Jazz Singer, starring Neil Diamond as a young Jewish cantor with a secret life as a jazz singer, is premiered in Century City, California, USA. The film is a re-make of an Al Jolson movie, originally released in 1927.
George Martin, The Beatles' record producer, is the featured guest on UK radio show Desert Island Discs.
R.E.M. make their national tv debut in the USA, performing Radio Free Europe and So. Central Rain on NBC's David Letterman Show.
Clifford Blandford Townshend dies aged 70. He had found success as an English jazz musician, noted for playing saxophone in The Royal Air Force Dance Orchestra, more popularly known as The Squadronaires. His son, Pete Townshend, became leader of 60s pop/rock group The Who.
German radio DJ Ruth Rockensachaub plays every track on Prince's 'bootleg', The Black Album, which has allegedly been sneaked out to her from WEA sources.
The Stone Roses begin two days of international press/tv and radio interviews at The Tara Hotel, London, UK.
Internationally-famed small venue King Tut's Wah Wah Hut celebrates its 20th Anniversary in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, with a live radio broadcast featuring birthday wishes from King Tut’s favourites such as Snow Patrol, Franz Ferdinand and Biffy Clyro.
Brad Paisley is voted America's favourite country star in a survey conducted by the Country Radio Broadcasters Inc. and Edison Research. Over 13,000 country music radio listeners were polled - and chose Paisley ahead of Brooks And Dunn, George Strait, Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and Tim MCGraw.
When TV On The Radio play during the 31st Celebrate Brooklyn Summer Season at Prospect Park Bandshell, New York City, USA, they are joined onstage by Katrina Ford of Celebration.
UK radio network BBC 6 Music hosts an hour-long debate on the future of music, covering issues including piracy, copyright, licensing and ticket touts, with the participation of Conservative culture select committee chairman John Whittingdale, Labour minister for culture and tourism Margaret Hodge and the Liberal Democrat shadow culture secretary Don Foster. UK Music CEO Feargal Sharkey also takes part.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK.
Katy Perry attends a Jean-Charles de Castelbajac fashion show in Paris, France, Europe.
Furthur play at The Tower Theatre, Upper Derby, Pennsylvania, USA.
Kasabian play a brief live set at The XFM Radio studios, Manchester, UK.
The xx release their second album, Coexist, in Australia, Germany and Ireland.
The Dunwells play at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at Nelson Mandela Forum, Florence, Italy, Europe.