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Dame Nelly Melba broadcasts live from the Marconi-owned radio station MZX in Writtle, near Chelmsford, Essex, UK.
The UK's first official public radio station, 2MT, operated by the Marconi company, opens in Chelmsford. 2MT is only allowed to broadcast for thirty minutes on Tuesday evenings with a power of 200W on 700m.
Isham Jones And His Orchestra, with vocalist Al Jolson, record Home In Pasadena and Mr Radio Man, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Brunswick 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.
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.
Paul Robeson, in a radio interview with the Sunday Worker, broadcast from Moscow, Russia, Europe, during a concert tour there, declares. "When I sing the spirituals and work songs of the Negro people to Soviet audiences, I feel that a tremendous bond of sympathy and mutual understanding unites us."
Nelson Eddy performs Riff Song, Estrellita and Deep River on radio's Chase And Sanborn Program in the USA.
The Harry James Show, featuring Harry James And His Orchestra, is recorded for AFRS [The Armed Forces Radio Service] in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hank Williams performs Nobody's Lonesome For Me and I'll Have A New Life, on the fifteen minute long Mother
In Memphis, Tennessee, USA, radio deejay Dewey Phillips returns to the airwaves with his successful Red Hot 'n' Blue show on WHBQ.
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Elvis Presley plays on the Louisiana Hayride radio show, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. Also on the bill are Slim Whitman, Jim Reeves, J.E. And Maxine Brown, Johnny Horton, Jimmy Newman, The Lump Lump Boys, Betty Amos, Jack Ford, The Circle 6 Ranch Boys, Jeanette Hicks, Buddy Attaway, Hoot And Curley and Jerry And D ido Rawley. Elvis is listed in fifth position on the bill.
A fund-raising concert for the blind at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, features Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Buddy Rich, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Lester Young and others.
Roy Hamilton, The Clovers, Dion And The Belmonts and Bobby Freeman play at the Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Four Freshmen record Long Ago [And Far Away] for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
UK pop idol Cliff Richard is featured in a forty minute discussion show on BBC radio in the UK.
Dennis Lotis, Johnny Douglas And His Orchestra with Ronnie Price at the piano, The swinging guitars of Judd Proctor And The Plainsmen and The Ivor Raymonde Singers are heard on the BBC Light Programme radio show Swingsong, broadcast live from London, England, UK, Europe.
Helen Shapiro plays the eleventh night of two weeks at The Palladium, London, UK.
When The Lawrence Welk Orchestra plays at The Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, the show is broacast live on radio as part of the All Star Parade of Bands New Year Show.
The Beatles record a radio interview for AFN (American Forces Network) on the afternoon of another concert ay L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
The Tridents, a UK band featuring guitarist Jeff Beck, apply for an audition with the British Broadcasting Corporation in London, UK, hoping to gain work on radio.
Hitmaker Frank Ifield is the featured guest on UK radio show Desert Island Discs.
Come Tomorrow by Manfred Mann reaches No1 in the Radio London Fab Forty singles chart in the UK.
It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones is No1 in the Radio London Fab Forty singles chart in London, UK.
The Moody Blues appear on BBC radio show Saturday Club, recorded in London, England, UK.
A Day In The Life by The Beatles is banned by BBC tv in the UK because of its drug references.
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The Marine Offences Act plugs the legal loophole which had allowed pirate radio stations to flourish in British offshore waters.
The Hollies play live on the BBC radio show Radio One O'Clock in the UK, Europe.
A newly-recorded live version of Fulsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash enters the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, but sales will fall away sharply two weeks later, after the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy causes radio stations to drop the single from playlists because of the line, "I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die."
Creedence Clearwater Revival play at KSAN Stereo Radio 95's Family Freakout at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
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Pioneering British jazz-rock band Jon Hiseman's Colosseum record a live session for BBC Radio One show Symonds On Sunday at BBC Studio 1, 201 Piccadilly, London England, UK, Europe.
One of the first widely-available bootleg recordings, a double LP set called The Great White Wonder by Bob Dylan, goes on sale in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is soon being played on radio stations up and down the West Coast.
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The Soft Machine appear in a BBC Radio show called The Top Scene, playing a tune called Eamonn Andrews, which they have composed on a VCS3 Synthesiser.
Old And In The Way, a bluegrass band featuring Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, play a live set at KSAN-FM Radio studios in San Francisco, California, USA.
In Chicago, Illinois, USA, photographer and landlord Nathan Lerner discovers a huge trove of writings and illustrations by his tenant, a hospital janitor named Henry Darger, who dies later the same day. Darger's fantastical and mysterious works will inspire numerous musicians to write songs about him, including The Ballad Of Henry Darger by Natalie Merchant, Vivian Girls by the band Wussy, The Vivian Girls Are Visited in the Night by Saint Dargarius and His Squadron of Benevolent Butterflies by Sufjan Stevens, Segue: In the Realms of the Unreal by ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Vivian Girls [1979] by Snakefinger, Vivian Girls by Fucked Up, Lost Girls by Tilly And The Wall, Henry D. by Peter And The Wolf, Vivian Girls by Walker Kong and Just Like Henry Darger [2012] by Get Well Soon. There is also an all-girl indie/punk trio from Brooklyn called The Vivian Girls.
Roxy Music enter the UK singles chart with Oh Yeah (0n The Radio) which will peak at No5.
Eric Clapton is interviewed by deejay Simon Bates of BBC Radio One at the home of Clapton's manager Roger Forrester in the UK. The interview will become the core of the six-part radio series Behind The Mask.
Bob Dylan plays at the Jaahalli Isshallen, Helsinki, Finland.
First the good news. The album Monster by R.E.M. is certified as having achieved 4m sales in the USA. On the same day, R.E.M.'s singer Michael Stipe, is diagnosed with an inguinal hernia prior to a concert on their Monster world tour at Sportovni Hala, in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
An exhibition of paintings by Sir Paul McCartney is opened at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
Vampire Weekend play the first of three nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Lady Gaga performs her controversial song Judas live for the first time on the Ellen Degeneres Show in the USA.
Lady Gaga is interviewed on radio chat show Elvis Duran And The Morning Show in New York City, USA.
Kasabian play at The Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, UK, supported by Miles Kane.
Having been played almost 65,000 times on American radio stations since 1 October, Sleigh Ride, composed by Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish, tops the ASCAP [American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers] list of the most popular Christmas tunes of the year. This is the second consecutive year in which Sleigh Ride has achieved this distinction.
Kodaline play at The Hard Rock Cafe, Manchester, UK, as part of Absolute Radio presents The Road to Hard Rock Calling.
Taylor Swift performs Out of the Woods, Wildest Dreams, Shake It Off and Blank Space for an audience of just 100 competition-winning fans during an intimate performance organised by radio station Nova 96.9, in Nova's Red Room, Hamilton Island, Australia, Oceania.
Green Day release their twelfth album, Revolution Radio, on Reprise Records.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at Megaland Park, Landgraaf, Netherlands, Europe.