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American music trade magazine Billboard
reports that country music star Spade Cooley
is recovering from a recent heart attack.
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.
Vocalist Rosemary Calvin and The Johnny Bond
Orchestra play the second night of four weeks at The Flamingo Supper Club, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Popular vocal group The Keynotes sing Let's Call the Whole Thing Off and Joy Nichols
sings Don't Ever Marry For Money on long-running BBC radio show Take It From Here
, broadcast from London, UK.
If It's So, Baby, by The Robins enters the Billboard
US R'n'B chart at No10, making them
the first West Coast vocal group to reach the R'n'B Top 10.
Andy Stone is born in Oakland, California, USA. After moving to New Orleans, Louisiana, he will find fame as Vince Vance, leader of rock'n'roll/cabaret showband Vince Vance And The Valiants
Nat King Cole
records Baby, Won't You Say You Love Me, Almost Lost My Mind, A Little Bit Independent, I'll Never Say 'Never Again' Again and Twisted Stockings at Capitol Recording Studio
, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA.
dies aged 76 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. She is
perhaps best-remembered as the composer of the ragtime piano
favourites Pickles And
and Wireless Rag.
Sheet music for the song When The Wild Women Go In Swimmin' Down In The Bimini Bay, written by Hoagy Carmichael
and Harold Adamson
, is published by the Frank Music Corporation in the USA.
Jon Alexander, keyboard player for 1960s hitmakers The Cyrkle
, is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. The band is best remembered for their 1966 hit with a cover version of the Paul Simon
song Red Rubber Ball
The Lerner and Loewe
stage musical Brigadoon
opens for its second Broadway
run, at The City Centre Theatre, New York City, USA, where it will run for 24 performances.
Sophie Tucker begins a week of shows at The Frolics Club
a 1200 seat venue at Salisbury Beach, New Jersey, USA.
And The Yerba Buena Jazz Band play at Hambone Kelly's Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker
plays the sixth night of a two-week engagement at The Blue Note
Club in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
And His Orchestra play in The Vanity Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
And His Orchestra record A String Of Pearls, Cook's Tour, All Anthony And No Cleopatra and Anthony's Beats Kenton, for Capitol records
in Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Anne Nolan of popular singing group The Nolans
is born in Ireland.
And His Orchestra play at The Savoy Ballroom, Portsmouth, UK.