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is born in Tehran, Iran, Asia. he will be considered as one of, if not the greatest Iranian artist in the history of popular Persian music.
records She's Got Honky Tonk Blood (In Her Veins), I Ain't Got No Roses, Beautiful Brown Eyes and Don't Tell A Soul I Love You, at Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The BBC Home Service begins broadcasting a new three-part radio series, Adventures In Folk Song, featuring music archivist Alan Lomax discussing his song-gathering field trips on behalf of the Library Of Congress in the USA.
The George Benson
Sextet records The Nearness Of You, Begin The Beguine, My Heart Cries For You and When Day Is Done, for Regent Records in Detroit, Michigan, USA. (An acclaimed and busy jazz/soul saxophonist, this Benson should not be confused with the internationally successful guitarist of the same name).
Todor Todorovic is born in Lingen, Niedersachsen, Germany, Europe. He will find success as Toscho, guitarist and singer of the blues band Blues Company
The musical revue Razzle Dazzle
closes at The Arena Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, after a run of just eight performances.
As a member of gospel group The Soul Stirrers, Sam Cooke
makes his first studio recording, Peace In The Valley, for Specialty Records at Universal Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA.
Blues guitarist Walter Trout
is born in Ocean City, New Jersey, USA.
plays at the Philadelphia Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The movie musical Lullaby Of Broadway
, starring Doris Day
, Gene Nelson and The Page Cavanaugh Trio, has its premiere in New York City, USA. The songs in the film are composed by George Gershwin
And His Orchestra play at The Lincoln University Gymnasium, Jefferson City, Missouri, USA.
Calypsonian Lord Caresser
(aka The Caresser) is playing nightly in the downstairs bar of Rockhead's club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
is born in Riverside, California, USA. She will find success in the mid-80s as a country music vocalist.
Country music singer-songwriter Richard Leigh
is born in Washington DC, USA.
plays the last of seven nights at The Empire Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland.
The Starlight Theatre
, a 7,958-seat outdoor venue, opens in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The Starlight will focus on presenting Broadway
shows and concerts. The first production is a performance of The Desert Song
with music by Sigmund Romberg.
Doo-wop group The
have their first R'n'b singles chart entry in the USA
with Will You Be Mine. The title line will be borrowed by The Penguins
three years later for their huge hit Earth Angel
US singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg is born in Peoria, Illinois.
, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante and Milton Berle set off on the Hadacol Tour, sponsored by the manufacturers of a medicinal compound.
Alice Babs and The Charles Normans
Orkester records Godmorgon, Mr. Eko for Metronome Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Doulas Glenn Colvin is born in Fort Lee, Virginia, USA. He will find success as Dee Dee Ramone
, bassist and songwriter for The Ramones
Violinist Alfredo Campoli
and The Gosport Municipal Orchestra play on South Parade Pier, Portsmouth, UK.
The MGM musical comedy film Royal Wedding
, starring Fred Astaire
and Jane Powell, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is released to cinemas in Sweden, Europe.
records People Are Meddling In Our Affairs, Let's Roll, Lettie Mae and I Feel All Right, at Modern Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Piano on this track is played by Sunnyland Slim
Inter-denominational singing group The North Western Chorale is founded in Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies, Caribbean, to promote and encourage the appreciation of Sacred musical works by great masters, folk songs, Negro Spirituals, community hymn singing and community singing.
On NBC radio in the USA, The Martin And Lewis Show, starring Dean Martin
and Jerry Lewis, includes a guest appearance by Danny Thomas.
, best-known as vocalist for pioneering funk band Zapp
, is born in Hamilton, Ohio, USA.
Singer, guitarist and songwriter Kiyonori Matsuo
is born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu Island, Japan, Asia.
John Gerrard McAvoy is born in Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK. Under the name Gerry McAvoy
, he will earn acclaim playing bass with The Rory Gallagher
Band, Nine Below Zero
, Band of Friends and others.