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Country singer Elton Britt comes to the end of an engagement at The Roosevelt Hotel, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra record Coast To Coast, Carambola, Oo-La-La and Honeysuckle Rose for Capitol Records, in New York City, USA.
Ragtime pianist and songwriter Lewis Muir dies. He is best-remembered for such songs as Waiting For The Robert E. Lee, Hitchy Koo and Ragtime Cowboy Joe.
Woody Herman's Woodchoppers play the final night in a week-long engagement at The Crystal Terrace, Duluth, Minnesota, USA.
Calypsonian Lord Beginner with Cyril Blake's Calypso Serenaders records The Dollar And The Pound and I Will Die A Bachelor, for Parlophone Records in Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Frank Sinatra is heard performing the songs What Is This Thing Called Love?, A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes, I've Got A Crush On You and The Very Thought Of You, backed by the Jeff Alexander Orchestra, on the NBC radio show Light Up Time, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA.
Hot Lips Page plays the third night of a week at The Royal Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
When The Miles Davis Sextet, including Stan Getz and Art Blakey plays the first of eight nights at Birdland, New York City, USA, the show is broadcast live by radio station WNYC. Also on the bill are The Charlie Parker Quintet and The Bud Powell Trio.
A new music venue, Arlington Music Hall, opens in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The opening night program features the movie Seabiscuit, starring Shirley Temple and Barry Fitzgerald, plus musical entertainment by local country music band, The Flying X Ranch Hands, also known as The Light Crust Doughboys.
Female vocalist Chubby Kemp, with the Billy Strayhorn-Johnny Hodges Sextet, records The Greatest There Is and Hello Little Boy for Mercer Records in New York City, USA.
Country star Slim Whitman plays the seventh night in a two-week season at the London Palladium, London, UK.
Jazz vocalist Billy Eckstine plays the ninth night of two weeks at Ciro's, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that film director Arthur Lubin has closed a deal with Irving Mills Publishing Co. to publish a song entitled Francis, The Talking Mule, for publicity purposes relating to his film Francis, in which a talking mule helps a hapless soldier uncover an enemy agent.
Tenor Franklyn Baur of popular vocal group The Revelers, dies in Brooklyn, New York, USA. The Revelers were the most popular vocal group of the late 1920s and early 1930s.
The Sid Phillips Band with Johnny Eager and Jane Lee, play at The Savoy Ballroom, Portsmouth, UK.
Frank Sinatra appears in a fund-raising gala at the Biltmore Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA, on behalf of the Jewish Home for the Aged.
Ben Pollack And His Orchestra record Maryland, My Maryland, Sensation Rag, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, San Antonio Shout and San Sue Strut, for Savoy/Discovery Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Famed Tango bandoneonist, composer and recording artist Juan Labissier dies in the Barrio de La Union.
The Cry Of The Wild Goose by Frankie Laine reaches No1 in the Billboard Popular Singles Chart in the USA.
Bill Monroe releases a new single, Travellin' This Lonesome Road / Can't You Hear Me Callin', on Columbia Records in the USA.
Louis Prima plays the tenth night of two weeks at The Click, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the twelfth night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th.
The Four D'Lovelies, billed as Sweethearts Of Harmony, play the fourth night of a week at The Palace Theatre, New York City, USA.
David Wilson Drouillard is born in Buffalo, New York Stae, USA. He will win acclaim as vocalist, songwriter and recording artist D.W. Drouillard.
Eddy Rollin is born in Brooklyn at the Halfmoon Hotel in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, USA. He will become an acclaimed jazz multi-instrumentalist, playing the oboe, English horn, alto saxophone and home made sonic toys. He will work with Lukas Ligeti, The Butch Morris Orchestra, John Zorn's Cobra and his own funk band The Inspirational Ensemble to name only a few.
T-Bone Walker records Strollin' With Bones, The Sun Went Down and Glamor Girl in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Imperial Records.
Freddy Martin And His Orchestra play the thirty-seventh night of six weeks at the St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
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.
Sol Hoopii, known as 'The King Of The Hawaiian Guitar' performs at the 26th Anniversary of the Gospel Tabernacle in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
Frankie Laine and Patti Page play at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Coral Records artist Bill Darnel plays the second night in a week of dates at The Esquire Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
During a season of concerts at Copacabana, New York City, USA, Frank Sinatra suffers hemorrhaging of his vocal cords and has to cancel the remaining shows.
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys record Tater Pie for MGM Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bernard Fowler is born in New York City, USA. He will enjoy an acclaimed career as a vocalist, first with his group The Peech Boys, before collaborating with Material, Sly And Robbie and many others. He is also well-known for a lengthy relationship as a back-up singer with The Rolling Stones
Louis Jordan And His Orchestra play the fourth night in a week at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy Texas, Li'L Darlin', is presented at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.
Frank Sinatra records Life Is So Peculiar for Columbia Records in New York City, USA, with a band conducted and arranged by Percy Faith.
Woody Herman And His Orchestra record Starlight Souvenirs, When It Rains It Pours, Johannesburg and I Don't Need A House To Fall On Me, for Capitol Records in Universal Recorders, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Alfred Hitchcock film Stage Fright, starring Jane Wyman and Marlene Dietrich, goes on general release to cinemas in the UK. The film features an original Cole Porter song, The Laziest Gal In Town, which is performed by Dietrich.
Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker plays the ninth night of a two-week engagement at The Blue Note Club in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gospel star Mahalia Jackson makes her Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, debut.
Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys record Cora Is Gone, Pain In My Heart, Take Me In A Lifeboat, Doin' My Time, Farewell Blues, Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms, I'll Just Pretend, Pike Country Breakdown and Salty Dog Blues at Radio WDAE Studio, Tampa, Florida, USA.
The Galli Sisters record Hug Your Jug for National Records in the USA.
Charlie Parker, accompanied by The Swedish All Stars, plays in The Admiralen, Malmo,, Sweden, Europe.
Voice actor Mel Blanc [aka The Man Of 1000 Voices] records vocal overdubs for the children's album Woody Woodpecker's Picnic, at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA.
Singing cowboy Roy Rogers releases a new single, Ride, Son, Ride on RCA Victor Records in the USA.