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Dame Nelly Melba broadcasts live from the Marconi-owned radio station MZX in Writtle, near Chelmsford, Essex, UK.
The musical review Chamberlain Brown's Scrap Book plays the sixth of eight days at The Ambassador Theatre, 219 West 49th Street, New York City, USA. The show features songs by Fats Waller, Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf and others.
The Washington Times reports that champion old-time fiddler Fiddlin' Charlie Bowman of the popular Hill Billies of Tennessee, is to volunteer his expert advice and management to an old-time fiddler's contest being staged the following Tuesday by radio station WRC in Washington DC, USA.
Recorded music pioneer Victor H. Emerson dies of a heart attack in California, USA. In his lifetime Emerson was awarded at least fourteen US patents relating to sound recording and reproduction.
During a Vick's Open House radio broadcast from Chicago, Illinois, USA. Nelson Eddy sings March of the Musketeers, Going Home, Tit Willow, Will You Remember (duet with Nadine Conner) and Little Girls, Goodbye.
Leo Reisman And His Orchestra perform songs including At A Carnival In Venice, Temptation, Sweet Is The Word For You, Our Song, I Want To Act and Swing That Music on radio programme The Schaefer Beer Nine O'clock Revue in the USA.
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra perform If Dreams Come True during a radio broadcast of The Camel Caravan show on the CBS Network in New York City, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in the Panther Room at The Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio.
Buddy Featherstonhaugh and the Radio Rhythm Club Sextet, with Vic Lewis on vocals, record Washboard Blues and Woo Woo for HMV Records in London, UK.
Glenn Miller's Army Air Force Band appears on the CBS radio show Uncle Sam Presents in New York City, USA.
Glenn Miller's Army Air Force Band appears on the CBS radio show I Sustain The Wings in New York City, USA.
Ray McKinley And His Orchestra with vocalist Jeannie Friley, make a live CBS radio broadcast on the show One Night Stand, from The Hotel New Yorker, New York City, USA. The first tune played is I'm An Old Cowhand.
When The Miles Davis Sextet, including Stan Getz and Art Blakey play at Birdland, New York City, USA, the show is broadcast live by radio station WNYC. Also on the bill are The Charlie Parker Quintet and The Bud Powell Trio.
Slim Whitman makes his debut on The Louisiana Hayride radio show at the Municipal Memorial Auditorium, 705 Grand Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
Hank Williams performs The Blind Child's Prayer and When God Dips His Love In My Heart, on the fifteen minute long Mother
Bing Crosby is heard singing I Whistle A Happy Tune, Tell Me, Maria Bonita, Shenanfdoah and Too Late Now on The Bing Crosby Chesterfield Cigarettes Radio Show in the USA. The show also features The Rhythmaires and John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra.
It is announced that, according to a survey by The Pulse For BAB, 27.5m cars in the USA are now equipped with radios, with the national average standing at 70.5%.
London-based rock'n'roller Tommy Steele is the featured guest on UK radio show Desert Island Discs.
Marty Robbins is fired from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, after he became involved in a heated argument with Opry exec Robert Cooper, during which Robbins asserted that he "didn't need The Opry".
The Everly Brothers are the musical guests on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in New York City, USA.
Paul Anka plays the ninth of ten nights at The Three Rivers Inn, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Billy Fury, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, Nelson Keene, Dickie Pride, Peter Wynne, Red Price with Jimmie Nicol and his 15 New Orleans Rockers and The Valentine Girls play at the Gaumont, Bradford, UK.
WABC Radio, reckoned by many to have been the best Top 40 radio station of the era, begins broadcasting a contemporary music format in New York City, USA.
Popular Christian vocalist and recording artist Geoff Moore is born in Michigan, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis releases a new single, I've Been Twistin'/Ramblin' Rose, on Sun Records in the USA.
The Beach Boys make their first impact on the Billboard charts in the USA when their debut single, Surfin', enters at No118.
Elvis Presley has a thirteenth day of location filming in Hawaii, USA, for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
The Kingston Trio record Pullin' Away, The Good Times Are Past And Gone, Brown Mountain Light, Portland Town and Away Rio at Capitol Records, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows release a new EP, The Young Ones, on Columbia Records in the UK.
UK pop weekly newspaper Disc, reports that Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated is to appear on the BBC radio programme Jazz Club, at The Paris Theatre, London, on July 12. This appearance prevents Korner's band from appearing in their weekly Thursday session at The Marquee Club, London, as a result of which, their place will be taken by a new rhythm and blues group, The Rolling Stones.
The Beatles record live sessions for singer Lorne Gibson's BBC radio show Side By Side at Piccadilly Studios, London, UK.
The Top Ten records played on WABC Radio in New York City, USA, on this date, are as follows :
1. Do You Want to Know A Secret - The Beatles (Vee-Jay)
2. Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong (Kapp)
3. Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles (Capitol)
4. Ronnie - The Four Seasons (Philips)
5. Twist And Shout - The Beatles (Vee-Jay)
6. Bits And Pieces - The Dave Clark Five (Epic)
7. The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) - Betty Everett (Vee-Jay)
8. My Guy - Mary Wells [Motown]
9. Love Me Do - The Beatles (Tollie/Capitol)
10. Suspicion - Terry Stafford (Crusader)
Elvis Presley has a recording session for the soundtrack to the film Paradise Hawaiian Style at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Joe Brown is the musical guest on The Arthur Haynes Show on the BBC Light Programme in the UK.
When Kirby Stone And Company play at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, the performance is broadcast live on radio as part of the All-Star Parade Of Bands New Year Show.
Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane turns up for a tea party at The White House, Washington D.C., USA, in the company of counter-culture revolutionary Abbie Hoffman. When Hoffman is refused entry, Slick leaves with him.
David Bowie And The Spiders From Mars, record a live session for BBC Radio 1's Johnnie Walker Lunchtime Show in London, UK, featuring the songs Starman, Space Oddity, Changes and Oh! You Pretty Things.
John Fogerty, former leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, is interviewed on KSAN radio in San Francisco, California, USA.
Roger Waters plays at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Barry Manilow appears at Funkausstellung, an international radio exhibition, in Berlin, Germany, Europe.
The Stone Roses begin two days of international press/tv and radio interviews at The Tara Hotel, London, UK.
Prince plays the last of three nights to a sellout crowd in Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
The second day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend is held at Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. Acts appearing over the two days of the event include Snow Patrol, Kasabian, Dizzee Rascal, The Prodigy, Lily Allen, Franz Ferdinand, Scouting For Girls The Saturdays, Maximo Park, Fightstar and N-Dubz.
When BBC Radio 4 show Any Questions is broadcast live from The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, one of the panellists is Billy Bragg.
Lenny Kravitz plays at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Australian radio station Triple M bans the music of Kiss leader Gene Simmons in the wake of his irresponsible comments about depression in an interview with music website Songfacts.com.
With more than 50,000 votes having been cast in the inaugural Best of British poll from Radio X, Oasis dominate the results, occupying all four of the top positions for Best British Song Of All Time with Wonderwall at No1, Don't Look Back in Anger at number two, Champagne Supernova at three, and Live Forever at four.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, Utah, USA.