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Doc Hopkins is born in Wallins Creek, Harlan County, Kentucky, USA. A smooth voiced balladeer, Hopkins will also play guitar, banjo and mandolin in groups including the Krazy Kats and the Cumberland Ridge Runners. Hopkins will record for Paramount, Decca and other labels, and become a regular on the WLS National Barndance radio show.
is born in Mokena, Illinois, USA. He will find success as a composer working primarily in radio and television, creating music for shows including The Lucy Show, The Whistler, Suspense, Meet Corliss Archer, My Favorite Husband, Broadway
Is My Beat, Our Miss Brooks and The Screen Guild Theater.
Influential underground radio deejay Tom Donahue is born. He will start San Francisco's first progressive music station, KMPX
, in 1967 and will become a hugely influential underground radio deejay.
And His Orchestra play in The Panther Room at The Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio.
, billed as 'Radio's wizard of the piano', plays the first night of a week at The Regal Theatre, St Leonards, UK.
The Sons Of The Pioneers
perform Skip To My Lou and Sentimental Journey, on their radio series The Lucky-U Ranch, in the USA.
Band Show with Alan Breeze and Doreen Stephens; Grand Hotel featuring Tom Jenkins And The Palm Court Orchestra with Evelyn Rothwell (oboe) and George Hancock (baritone); Charlie Kunz
at the piano; and Henry Hall
's Guest Night in which "Stars of the stage, screen, radio, and concert perform with the Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra".
Todays music-themed shows on the BBC Light Programme in the UK, include Rhythm In The Sun featuring Stanley Black And The Dance Orchestra; Hullo There! featuring The Junior Accordion Band, Billy Mayerl and George Myddleton at two pianos, The Fleeting Footnotes, Rhythm Players and The King Brothers; The
records Spanish Fireball, When Jimmie Rodgers Said Goodbye, Treasure Untold and For Now And Always at Brown Radio Productions, Nashville, Tennessee
The Country Music Association [CMA] is founded in Nashville, Tennessee
, USA, to further the popularity of country and western music.
In the UK, the BBC bans airplay of The Coasters
because the lyric includes the word 'spitball' which is
deemed too offensive for radio broadcast. Two weeks later, once the meaning of the term has been explained, the BBC will change its
mind and allow the song to be played. [censorship]
Trade magazine Record Retailer
publishes the UK's first EP [Extended Player] chart.
Band, The Alex Welsh Band, The Polka Dots, Rose Brennan, Peter Elliott, George Melly
and Bob Cort perform live in the radio show Ring-A-Ding-Ding on the BBC Light Programme service in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Ronnie Price Octet, The
, Peter Duchin and Ray Bloch
And His Orchestra perform live on the syndicated radio show, Stars For Defense, in the USA.
In the UK, outrageous rocker Screaming Lord Sutch
launches his own pirate radio station in a fort on the Thames Estuary.
The Top Ten Singles on KDKA Radio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, for the week starting on this date are as follows :
1. Yesterday The Beatles
2. Hang On Sloopy The McCoys
3. Treat Her Right Roy Head
4. You Were On My Mind We Five
5. Catch Us If You Can The Dave Clark Five
6. Baby Don't Go Sonny And Cher
7. You're The One The Vogues
8. A Lover's Concerto The Toys
9. Help The Beatles
10. Act Naturally The Beatles
The Top Ten Singles for this week on WABC radio in New York City, USA, are as follows :
1. A Lover's Concerto - The Toys (DynoVoice)
2. 1-2-3 - Len Barry
3. Keep On Dancing - The Gentrys (MGM)
4. I Hear a Symphony - The Supremes
5. Get Off of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
6. Let's Hang On! - The 4 Seasons (Philips)
7. You're The One - The Vogues (Co And Ce)
8. Yesterday - The Beatles
9. Liar, Liar
- The Castaways
10. Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
The Les Brown
Orchestra plays at The International Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
During a violent storm, the MV Mi Amigo, home to pirate radio station Radio Caroline, is washed ashore at Frinton Beach in the UK.
appears on the BBC Radio 2 show Be My Guest, discussing his career with Pat Doody, in London, England, UK, Europe.
After almost thirty years, the WLS Musicradio AM station in Chicago, Illinois, USA, changes from a popular music format to an issue-oriented "hot talk" format.
plays the second of two nights at The O2, Dublin, Ireland.
A newly-published online survey of 7,380 people in the UK by market research agency YouGov SixthSense
finds that radio is the most popular medium for discovering new music
. A third [33%] of those surveyed cited radio, 28% cited recommendations made by friends/word of mouth. 26% found new music mainly via YouTube while 13% cited Facebook or other social networks. Other significant sources included TV or radio advertising [14%], Amazon/iTunes [13%], newspapers [11%], music magazines [5%], music news and reviews websites (4%), last.fm [4%], music magazines' websites (3%) and MySpace [2%].
Nikki Sixx, James Michael and DJ Ashba of Sixx:A.M. visit SiriusXM Studios, New York City, USA.