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The Irving Berlin
-composed musical comedy Call Me Madam
, starring Ethel Merman, is presented on Broadway
at The Imperial Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 644 performances.
Country singer Crystal Gayle is born in Paintsville, Kentucky, USA.
, a poet, translator, choreographer and musician who is best-remembered as a founding father of Soviet jazz, dies at his apartment in Moscow, Russia, Europe. He had been the founder of the First Eccentric Orchestra of the Russian Federated Socialist Republic - Valentin Parnakh's Jazz Band, in 1922.
Blues slide guitar player and recording artist Sonny Landreth
is born in Canton, Mississippi, USA.
The George Shearing
Quintet records Quintessence
, I'll Be Around, I Remember You, If You Were The Only Girl In The World, My Silent Love, The Breeze And I, Indian Summer and I'll Never Smile Again in New York City, USA.
The George Shearing
Quintet plays the first of ten nights at The 2011 Club, Washington, DC, USA.
The Dudes and Les "Carrot Top" Anderson
with Noel Boggs
record Just Like Two Drops Of Water, I Was Sorta Wonderin', T-T-Tucy-Ty, Hoein' Cotton and Las Vegas Nevada, in Decca Recording Studio, 5505 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Popular guitarist, arranger, composer and vocalist Jorge Galemire
is born in Uruguay, South America.
is born in London, England, UK. She will become a powerful presence in the music industry as the wife and business partner of producer Trevor Horn, founding the ZTT
Records label and helping launch Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Seal
, ABC, Dollar and others.
Alan Prosser is born. He will find success as a founder-member and guitarist of The Oysterband
The King And I
is performed at The St. James Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, suring a run of 1246 performances.
records an edition of The Big Crosby Chesterfield Cigarettes Radio Show at The Marine Memorial Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA. The show features Crosby with The Rhythmaires plus John Scott Trotter
And His Orchestra, performing Row Row Row, Quizas Quizas Quizas, California Moon and I Apologise. George Jessel makes a guest appearance on this edition of the show.
is born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. he will find success as vocalist for the prog-rock band Kansas
Horace Charles McMahon is born in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney, Australi. He will win acclaim as Charlie McMahon
, one of the first non-Aboriginal musicians to succeed as a professional player of the didgeridoo.
records his first version of It's All In the Game at WMGM Studio A, New York City, USA.
A contingent of Annapolis midshipmen on a several-day visit is welcomed at a dance in the Memphis Country Club, memphis, Tennessee, USA.
records Ah Sweet Mystery Of Life and If You Are But A Dream, at Radio Recorders
Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, The tracks will be used on his radio program The Mario Lanza
Herman Lubinsky of Savoy Records
writes to jazz pianist and organist Milt Buckner
telling him he is not interested in recording Buckner's Organ Trio, stating that organ music does not sell to "colored people", which he considers to be his company's audience.
A US patent is granted to Leo Fender
for his "new, original and ornamental design for a guitar", which is essentially his electric Spanish guitar model The Telecaster
, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante and Milton
Berle set off on the Hadacol Tour
, sponsored by the manufacturers of a medicinal compound.
R'n'b saxophone star Earl Bostic
records The Moon Is Low, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Pee Wee King
And His Golden West Cowboys record Slow Coach (aka Slow Poke) for HMV Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Popular Algerian singer and orchestra leader Khelifa Belkacem
is shot dead aged 44 after a brawl in the Casbah near his home in Algiers, Algeria, Africa.
is born in Gimli Hospital, Husavik, Manitoba, Canada. He will find success as a guitarist with bands including Somebody's Mother, Retreat, Cool Water and The Gators.
Big Bill Broonzy
records John Henry
, Crawdad, Bill Bailey, Trouble In Mind and other tracks for EmArcy Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
undergoes spinal surgery at Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. It is hoped he will leave hospital by Christmas but he is expected to convalesce for at least six weeks.
Gay's The Word
, a musical comedy composed by Ivor Novello
and Alan Melville, is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, UK, during a run of 504 performances. The show features songs including Vitality, It's Bound To Be Right On The Night, Sweet Thames, On Such A Night As This, Bees Are Buzzin' and Finder Please Return.