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Popular radio group The Billy McGinty Cowboy Band plays the fourth night of two weeks at the Orpheum Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
A radio broadcast on the NBC Red network in the USA, sponsored by Philip Morris, features Phil Duey, The Leo Reisman Orchestra and The Four Eton Boys performing songs including You Do The Darndest Things, La Bamba and Mad Dogs and Englishmen.
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra make a live radio broadcast from the Madhattan Room of the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, USA.
Swing music fans jam Times Square, New York City, USA. queuing to see Benny Goodman, The King of Swing, as he starts an engagement at The Paramount Theater in The Paramount Building.
Fats Waller records The Sheik Of Araby in New York City.
Thomas Baluso And His Orchestra are heard performing live on the radio show Mid-Afternoon Melodies in the USA.
Judy Perkins and Patsy Montana are among the artists appearing in package show at the CIrcle B Ranch near Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The show features stars from two radio stations WKRC of Cincinnati and WIBC of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Woody Herman And His Orchestra are heard on an AFRS [Armed Forces Radio Service] radio programme recorded in New York City, USA.
The Ink Spots are featured in a personal interview with deejay Brooke Taylor on BABS Revue, WJW radio, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Tex Beneke And His Orchestra play as part of an AFRS [The Armed Forces Radio Service], radio show, On The Beam, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
Twilight In The Sierras, a new movie starring singing cowboy Roy Rogers plus Dale Evans and The Riders Of The Purple Sage, opens in cinemas in the USA.
Frank Sinatra is heard performing the songs I've Found A Million Dollar Baby, A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes and You're My Thrill on the NBC radio show Light Up Time, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA.
Leroy Anderson, an American composer of short, light concert pieces, finishes work on his latest composition, The Typewriter, in which the main 'musical instrument' used is a typewriter. The piece will become unexpectedly popular with recordings made by many artists, including Arthur Fiedler with the Boston Pops, guitarist Alan Hanlon, Spike Jones, Frederick Fennell with the Eastman Orchestra and also with the Tokyo Wind Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin with the St Louis Symphony, Pinchas Steinberg with the Cologne Radio Orchestra, pianist Marco Rizo, and the 101 Strings.
Hank Williams is interviewed by DJ, singer, station owner and later Country Radio Hall of Fame inductee Mack Sanders at KFBI Radio studios, Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Rosemary Clooney is heard singing Mixed Emotions and other songs on her radio show Rosemary Clooney Sings, in the USA.
Stanley Black And The Dance Orchestra perform live on the half-hour long BBC Light Programme radio show Rhythm In The Sun, which is broadcast from London, England, UK.
Mario Lanza records Play Gypsies, Dance Gypsies, Maria Mari, When You're In Love and La Gioconda : Cielo E Mar at Radio Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, Califoirnia, USA.
Inez Jones records Take A Back Seat Mister Jackson, They Say, I Want A Man To Gimme Some Luck and Proud Of You, at Radio Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The euphemistically-titled Work With Me Annie by Hank Ballard And The Midniters enters the Billboard R + B Singles chart in the USA.
Sam Phillips of Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, presses up two Elvis Presley cuts on acetate and takes t hem to deejay Dewey Phillips (no relation) at radio station WHBQ. The deejay agrees to play Presley's version of the Arthur Crudup song That's All Right Mama on a later show.
Only You by The Platters enters the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart, where it will peak at No5. On the same day, The Platters record The Great Pretender for Mercury Records in New York City.
Walk Hand In Hand by Tony Martin enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK at No21. It will peak at No2 during a fifteen-week run on the chart.
Sam Cooke records (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons at Radio Recorders studio, Hollywood, California, with producer Bumps Blackwell.
Bing Crosby stars in the third of his annual CBS radio specials A Christmas Sing With Bing in the USA.
George 'Hound Dog' Lorenz, one of the first radio deejays to play r'n'b and rock'n'roll records, resigns from WKBW in Buffalo, New York State, USA, because it has changed to a Top 40 format. Lorenz is quoted in music trade magazine Billboard, declaring that the repetitiveness of the Top 40 format, "is hurting the record industry, is lowering radio listening, and is decreasing a new artist's chance to make it."
Ray Peterson plays the eighth of nine days at The Town and Country Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Beatles play the third night of a three month engagement at The Indra Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Frankie Avalon, Bobby Vinton, Gene Pitney, Freddy Cannon and Ral Donner are among a host of stars appearings at the KQV Radio Appreciation Day Show, in Western Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The show draws a crowd of 60,000 fans.
Ken Platt, The Dallas Boys, Bobby Pattinson and The Harmonettes accompanied by the Harry Hayward Trio provide live music on the BBC Light Programme radio show Workers' Playtime, broadcast live from 'a factory in Wallsend, Northumberland', England, UK, Europe.
Patsy Cline performs Walkin' After Midnight on tv show Country Style U.S.A.
Elvis Presley records Something Blue, Night Rider and other tracks at RCA Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Jimmy Savile hosts the first ever edition of UK tv show Top Of The Pops, starring The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield and The Dave Clark Five.
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When The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra plays at Birdland, New York City, USA, the show is broacast live on radio as part of the All Star Parade of Bands New Year Show.
The Who play at The Florida Room, Brighton, UK. (On the same night, an entirely different group called The Who is playing as part of the Top Stars Big Beat Show in the City Hall, Sheffield. That show is emceed by future radio and tv star Jimmy Savile.)
Elvis Presley is in Radio Recorders studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on songs for his next movie, Frankie And Johnny.
The Who record a live session for BBC radio show Top Gear at Maida Vale Studios, London, England, UK.
The Kinks record a live session for BBC Radio One's Dave Lee Travis Show at the Camden Theatre, London, UK.
Echo and the Bunnymen record a live session for BBC Radio 1's The John Peel Show at Maida Vale Studios, London, UK.
In the UK, BBC Radio One transmits the special programme The Beatles At The Beeb.
On her Big Beautiful Tour, Jill Scott plays the second of two nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Ronnie Milsap and a group of fifty Tennessee firefighters, picket the office of Capitol Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Milsap had recorded a song, My First Ride, as a fundraiser to benefit firefighters and police officers, but Capitol refused to service the record to radio and iTunes, because it featured an unauthorised vocal contribution by their artist Trace Adkins. During the protest Milsap sings the song from atop a vintage fire truck.
Furthur play at The Tower Theatre, Upper Derby, Pennsylvania, USA.
Lil Wayne attends a basketball game between the New Orleans Hornets and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Gypsy Heart tour Miley Cyrus plays in the Explanada del Monumental, Lima, Peru, South America.
Kris Kristofferson is interviewed by fellow musician Mojo Nixon at SiriusXM Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
On their Dones World Tour, Muse play at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, Norwich, England, UK. Also on the bill are Florence and the Machine, David Guetta, Fall Out Boy, Ben Howard, Charli XCX, The Vaccines, 5 Seconds of Summer.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at Longchamp Racecourse, Paris, France, Europe.
At the Live UK Music Business Awards in the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe, The Spectacle Of The Year Award is won by Ed Sheeran at The O2; Radiohead at Glastonbury Festival win for the Best Festival Performance, and Public Service Broadcasting win as Breakthough Artiste.