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Tommy Ridgley is born in the Shrewesbury section of Jefferson Parish, two miles from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Although never achieving national prominence, he will grow up to become one of that city's most enduring and popular artists.
The management of radio station KFH changes from the J. O. Adams Music Company of Wichita, Kansas, USA, to the Hotel Lassen.
records If I Had A Talking Picture Of You, When I'm Housekeeping For You and I'm A Dreamer - Aren't We All?, for Columbia Records
in New York City, USA.
The first orchestra conducted by tango violinist and composer Florindo Sassone
makes its live debut, on Radio Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America, and will also play at the Cafe Nacional and the Marabu cabaret, with Alberto Amor
plays Tea For Two
and Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams on the KHJ Radio show California Melodies, broadcast live from Los Angeles, California, USA.
Popular singer Elsie Carlisle
plays at The Palace Theatre, Blackpool, UK. Her nickname is "Britain's Radio Sweetheart Number One."
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra record Time On My Hands, Jump That's All and other tracks in Paris, France, Europe.
is heard performing You're Just In Love and Lazy River on a pre-recorded broadcast of the Bing Crosby
Chesterfield Show on radio in the USA.
Revered songwriter Hoagy Carmichael
performs live on an AFRS/ABC radio program called Jubilee in the USA.
stars as the footloose and frequently unemployed private eye Rocky Fortune
in the second episode of his radio series of that name in the USA. This episode is entitled Double Indemnity.
And The Drifters
reach No1 in the Billboard
R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA, with Honey Love despite having been banned by several stations, including Memphis radio WDIA, for having 'overtly sexual' lyrics.
BBC Radio in the UK broadcasts the first of an ambitious series of musical documentaries known as The Radio Ballads. The first of these is The Ballad Of John Axon by Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and Charles Parker.
The Top Ten Singles on C-Fun radio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on this day are :
1. Conscience- James Darrenrn2. Follow That Dream EP - Elvis Presleyrn3. Lana - Roy Orbisonrn4. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Gene Pitneyrn5. Yessiree, Yessiree - Ray Whitleyrn6. Johnny Take Your Time - Bobby Curtolarn7 Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presleyrn8. The Actress - Roy Orbisonrn9. Shout, Shout [Knock Yourself Out] - Ernie Maresca
10. Moon River - Jean Thomas
New York City DJ Murray The K
becomes the first American DJ to play a record by The Beatles
on the radio. The song is She Loves You
and Murray plays it for two weeks, but audience response is minimal.
As arranged by Elvis Presley
's manager Col. Parker, a special Elvis-themed Mother’s Day radio show is broadcast on radio stations across the USA.
KYW AM Radio
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, switches from a pop music format to an 'All News, All The Time, format.
The Bee Gees
record a live session for the BBC Radio 1 show Top Gear in London, England, UK, Europe.
records a live session in London, England, UK, Europe, for BBC Radio 1 show Top Gear, hosted by John Peel
Free record a live session BBC radio show Top Gear, in Studio 1, Piccadilly, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Top Ten songs being played on WKNR Radio in Detroit, Michigan, USA, for the week ending on this date are as follows :
1. People Got To Be Free The Rascals
2. Hello I Love You The Doors
3. Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf
4. Sunshine Of Your Love Cream
5. Light My Fire Jose Feliciano
6. 1-2-3 Red Light 1910 Fruit Gum Company
7. You Keep Me Hangin' On Vanilla Fudge
8. Soul Limbo Booker T And the MG's
9. Sealed With A Kiss Gary Lewis
10. Dream A Little Dream Of Me Mama Cass
record a live session for the BBC World Service radio show Rhythm And Blues, in Studio 4, Maida Vale, London, England, UK, Europe.
resident Gilbert O'Sullivan begins his second week at No1 in the singles chart with Clair
On his Dream Of The Blue Turtles tour, Sting plays the last of seven nights at Radio City Music Hall
, New York City, USA.
When Mike And The Mechanics play in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, the show is recorded for transmission on syndicated radio show The King Biscuit Flower Hour.
play a live concert on WBCN Radio in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
A letter appears in UK newspaper The Guardian, protesting about US attitudes towards the use of chemical weapons. It is signed by Brian Eno
, Robbie Williams
, Peter Gabriel
, Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox
) , Thom Yorke (Radiohead
), Joe Strummer
), Robert Wyatt
), Robert Fripp
), Holly Johnson ex-Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and other politically-concerned celebrities.
plays at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK.
The newly-recorded Bryan Adams
' song One World - One Flame is released on radio in Germany. ARD TV in Germany will use it as their theme song for Olympic TV Coverage.
Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan
, release This Is How We Roll to radio in the USA on Republic Nashville Records.