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is born in Somali, Africa. She will find success as a composer and singer, blending blues, soul, Somali and Arabic influences.
Art Baron is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. He will find widespread acclaim as a jazz trombonist who also plays didgeridoo, conch shell, recorder and tuba.
The highest new entry in the Cashbox
magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is I Gotta Have My Baby Back by Ella Fitzgerald
, entering at No35.
Ralph Christian Mobius is born in Berlin, Germany. He will find fame as Rio Reiser, leader of the influential Ton Stein Scherben
, one of the first rock bands to sing in the German language.
Music student Bill Evans
of Southeastern Louisiana College, Hammond, Louisiana, USA, is triply honored
, receiving certificates for becoming president of Phi Mu Alpha fraternity, for his election to the Thirteen Club, and for earning an entry in "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities." He will go on to become one of the greatest jazz pianists of the 20th century.
Jazz vocalist Billy Eckstine
plays the ninth night of two weeks at Ciro's, San Francisco, California, USA.
And His Orchestra play the seventh night of two weeks at The Palomar Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Blues-oriented one-man-band and recording artist Steve White
is born in New York City, USA.
Willie Holiday releases a new single, I've Played This Town, on Peacock Records
in the USA.
Jazz trombonist and bandleader Curtis Fowlkes is born in New York City, USA. A busy sideman on jazz and rock CDs, he also founded The Jazz Passengers
in 1987, and has played with The Lounge Lizards
The Four D'Lovelies, billed as Sweethearts Of Harmony, play the sixth night of a week at The Palace Theatre, New York City, USA.
David Wilson Drouillard is born in Buffalo, New York State, USA. He will win acclaim as vocalist, songwriter and recording artist D.W. Drouillard
Vocalist Eileen Barton
records Dixieland Ball, May I Take Two Giant Steps?, Sticks And Stones and Sense Of Humor for National Records in New York City, USA.
is born in Lubbock, Texas, USA. He will become internationally famous as country-rocker Joe Ely
's blistering lead guitar player, and will forge a successful blues-oriented solo career.
Popular vocalist Mario Lanza
records Stolta Paura L'Amor and Libiamo, Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici, for RCA Victor Records
in Republic Studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
British music weekly Melody Maker
reports that successful jazz guitarist Pete Chilver
has been ordered to take three months rest. Before the year is out, he will quit professional music forever and take up a new career in hotel management in Scotland.
Jazz clarinettist Darnell Howard
, as a member of Bob Scobey's Frisco Band
, records Some Of These Days, St. Louis Blues, Pretty Baby and Dippermouth Blues for Good Time Jazz Records
in San Francisco, California, USA. Some of the tracks will also be released under the name of Darnell Howard's Frisco Footwarmers.
Alf Gee And His Music play at The Empress Ballroom, Portsmouth
, Hampshire, UK. On the same night, The Airspeed Singers give a concert at Wesley Central Hall for the Portsmouth Voluntary Association for the Blind.
Internationally acclaimed jazz drummer and composer Victor Lewis
is born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Time magazine reports that Remington Records, Inc.
has announced the production of popular records for 99?, and classical records for $1.49 and $1.99, respectively for 10 and 12" records. This is seen by some observers as the start of a mid-price war
in the record business in the USA.
This week's edition of the radio series Destination Freedom
is a fictionalised account of the life of Fats Waller
, entitled The Shy Boy - Thomas 'Fats' Waller. The show features a different black personality every week and is considered to have been an important vehicle for advocating black civil rights. The show originates from Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Vocalist and guitarist Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan
records Hot Rod Race, Walkin' With The Blues and Washed Away With The Tide at Capitol Records
, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA.
The Best-Selling record of 1950 according to the year-end poll in Cashbox
Magazine in the USA is Goodnight Irene by Gordon Jenkins And The Weavers.