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The Three Peppers
play the eleventh night of two weeks of shows at Marty Bohn's Nut Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Popular vocalist Mario Lanza
records Tina Lina at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for the soundtrack to his next film, The Toast of New Orleans
Washington DC-based r'n'b group The Cap-Tans
sign an exclusive one-year recording contract with management duo Lillian Claiborne and Winfield Adams, whereby the managers could lease or sell the results to whichever record company they chose.
is heard performing the songs I Beeped When I Should Have Bopped, I Must Have Done Something Wonderful, Bye Bye Baby and Poinciana on the NBC radio
show Light Up Time
, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA.
Italian folk-pop icon Angelo Branduardi
is born the small town of Cuggioni, Italy, Europe.
Popular country music songwriter Cy Coben
cuts a piano roll version of his song The Old Piano Roll Blues for T.R.T.
Jazz vocalist Billy Eckstine
plays the fourth night of two weeks at Ciro's, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Count Basie
Sextet plays the twelfth night of a six-week engagement at The Brass Rail, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will make his mark as a prolific songwriter with over 300 of his songs being recorded, mostly by artists in the country and country-rock genres.
Accordionist Myron Floren
joins The Lawrence Welk
during a gig at The Casa Loma ballroom in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. After being asked to sit in on a few songs in the first set, Welk was so impressed by Floren that he offered him a
full-time job during the intermission.
plays the second night of two weeks at The Click, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
William Lee Currie is born in Huddersfield, UK. He will find success as multi-instrumentalist Billy Currie
Guido van Rijn
is born in Amsterdam, Holland, Europe. In 1970 he will co-found the Netherlands Blues And Boogie Organisation, going on to publish many articles in specialist magazines including Blues Unlimited and Blues And Rhythm. In 1978 he will found the Agram Blues
's Blue Note
Jazzmen record Copenhagen, China Boy, Runnin' Wild, I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll, Mandy, Make Up Your Mind and Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble, in WOR Studios, New York City, USA.
During a season of concerts at The Copacabana
, New York City, USA, Frank Sinatra
suffers hemorrhaging of his vocal cords and has to cancel the remaining shows.
Dave Hewitt is born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, UK. He will be a founder member and bassist with Babe Ruth
, playing with them
from 1971 until 1975.
Keith Blake is born in Denham Town, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean. He will find success as roots reggae vocalist and recording artist Prince Alla
[aka Prince Allah or Ras Allah].
Popular vocalist Mario Lanza
records Un Di All'Azzuro Spazio, Come Un Bel Di Di Maggio, Recondita Armonio and E Lucevan Le Stelle, for RCA Victor Records
at Republic Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
plays at Radio Ranch Park, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA.
Charlene Marilynn D'angelo
is born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Using the mononym Charlene
, she will score an international hit in 1982 with I've Never Been To Me.
Sophie Tucker begins a week of shows at The Frolics Club
a 1200 seat venue at Salisbury Beach, New Jersey, USA.
Ozie Waters and His Colorado Rangers record The Place Where I Worship, It's No Secret, The Attitude Of Doin' Right and Happy Birthday, for Coral Records in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
Popular songwriter, pianist and arranger Eliseo Grenet
dies aged 57 at home in Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
records John And Marsha
for Capitol Records
in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (Capitol executives originally did not understand this record and weren't going to release it until a test audience showed a strong reaction to it.)
And His Orchestra play at The Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The show is recorded and will be released as the LP Ray Anthony
At The Hollywood Palladium.
A new tv series, Pet's Parlour, begins on BBC-tv in the UK, hosted by 18 year old singing sensation Petula Clark
. As a result of the show, Clark will win the Most Outstanding Artist On British TV award.