Random selection from around 530 Facts
Click to filter results
The month-long Ballarat Musical Festival comes to an end with an attendance of 10,000 persons in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. The festival included an inter-state band contest featuring The Locomotive Band, The Riggs Gawler Band, The Newcastle City Band, Ballarat Railway Band and others.
, aka The Texas Nightingale, records The Mail Train Blues, I Feel Good and A Man For Every Day Of The Week, for OKeh Records
in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Cornet on the recordings is played by Louis Armstrong
will write and record the song City Of New Orleans
, which will subsequently be covered by Arlo Guthrie
, Willie Nelson
, Johnny Cash
, John Denver
, Judy Collins
, Jerry Reed and others.
The Illinois Central Railroad introduces the City of New Orleans train on the 934 miles (1,503 km) line between Chicago, Illinois, USA, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Inspired by the train,
records Perdido, Take The 'A' Train, Oscalypso, Blues For Blanton and Blues No3, for Mercer records in New York City, USA.
records Free Samples, I Wish I Wuz, I'm Gonna Get Along Without You and Orange Blossom Special
in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Meade "Lux" Lewis Trio records Riff Boogie, Reminiscent Blues, Cow Cow Blues, Honky Tonk Train Blues and other tracks for Atlantic Records
in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Jazz Cardinals play at The Railway Tavern, Plumstead Road, London, SE18, UK.
The Gil Melle Quintet record Life Begins At Midnight, Night Train To Wildwood and other tracks for Blue Note
Records at Van Gelder Studios
, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
The Detours play at The Railway Hotel, Wealdstone, London, England, UK, Europe. The group will find much greater success after they evolve to become The Who.
Vinny Bell With Claus Ogerman and The Charles Calello Orchestra records Night Train, Train Man's Blues and Last Stop for Verve Records
in the USA.
Versatile organist Lenny Dee
, with producer Owen Bradley
, records On Green Dolphin Street, Baby Elephant Walk, The Pink Panther, Moonlight Cocktail, Honky Tonk Train Blues, Hello Dolly, The Girl From Ipanema, Canadian Sunset and other tracks at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee
records The Loner, This Is My Land, A New Star, Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart and other tracks in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee
play at The Pink Flamingo, London, England, UK, Europe.
During a three-day trip to Russia
, Europe, David Bowie
attends the May Day Parade in Moscow. (Not being an enthusiastic flier, he made the trip by train, on his way home after a Japanese tour)
The Sex Pistols
play at The Screen On the Green, Islington, London, England, UK, Europe, in an event billed as The Midnight Special. Other bands include The Clash
and Buzzcocks, and in the audience are future Banshees Siouxsie
Sioux and Severin, plus Billy Idol
Jazz saxophonist Jimmy Forrest
, whose first solo recording, Night Train, reached No. 1 for seven weeks on the Billboard
R'n'B chart in 1952, dies aged 60 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
Using the pseudonym The Krush Brothers, Duran Duran
play a ‘secret’ gig at La Locomotive, Paris, France, Europe.
English progressive rock band Big Big Train announces via their official blog that Dave Gregory (best known as guitarist for XTC
) will be appearing as a guest musician on their sixth studio album.
Kiss and Def Leppard
play at The Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, California, USA.
play at two festivals in one day - The Wireless festival and The British Summer Time Festival. Both events are in London, UK, and the group travels between them
on the London Underground.
and country superstar Jason Aldean
collaborate on CMT's Crossroads, on tv in the USA. The two join forces for Seger's Hollywood Nights, Turn the Page, Against the Wind and Hey Gypsy, plus Aldean's Tattoo, Just Gettin' Started, She's Country and Night Train.
I Play Chicken With The Train by country rap artist Cowboy Troy
is the No. 1 country download at the iTunes Music Store on this day.
play at The Sleep Train Amphitheater, Chula Vista, California, USA.