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Django Reinhardt And His Quintette record Keep Cool, Fleche D'Or, Nuits De Saint-Germain-Des-Pr's and Troublant Bolero in Paris, France.
Sax Mallard And His Band play at The Crown Propellor, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with singer Donna Hightower, The Revel Aires, 'Father' Howard, and Eddie Penigar, billed as 'Hot And Torrid at the Piano'.
The current No1 song in the UK, based on sheet music sales, is The Loveliest Night Of The Year, by Mario Lanza.
Popular singer Jo Stafford marries bandleader/arranger/composer Paul Weston at St Gregory's Catholic Church in Los Angeles, California, USA. The service is conducted by Father Joe Kearney, a former guitarist with the Bob Crosby band who left the music business, trained as a priest and served as head of the Catholic Labor Institute.
Pop singer Umberto Tozzi is born in Turin, Italy, Europe.
Tonight's edition of The Gene Autry Show, starring singing cowboy Gene Autry, is Six Gun Romeo, broadcast on tv in the USA.
Louis Jordan and Ella Mae Morse play at The Warner Theater, New York City, USA.
Jimmy Swan And His Range Riders record Juke Joint Mama, Triflin' On Me, I Love You So Much and I Had A Dream for Trumpet Records at the studio of WFOR Radio in Hattiesburg, Mississipi, USA.
Elvis Presley is fired from his job at Lowe's State Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, for punching another staff member who had told the manager that Elvis was getting free candy from the girl at the concession stand.
The Johnny Long Orchestra begins a series of week-end college dates in the USA.
Nellie Lutcher is playing at The Seville Theater, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Duke Hampton And His Orchestra play the first of two nights at The Sunset Terrace Ballroom, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Duke Hampton And His Orchestra play the second of two nights at The Sunset Terrace Ballroom, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The songs Heavenly Cannonball and My Gal, written by Dorinda Morgan, are published by Guild Music in the USA.
Frankie Laine records High Noon in New York City. It will peak at No5 in the Billboard US singles chart.
Frankie Laine records High Noon in New York City, USA. It will peak at No5 in the Billboard US singles chart.
Dance band leader DeBroy Somers dies, aged 62, of a cerebral hemorrhage at St. George's Hospital, Knightsbridge, London, UK.
The musical comedy Six On A Honeymoon is playing at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Spike Jones And His City Slickers, Liberace and Freddie Morgan are the musical guests on the NBC tv show Four Star Revue in the USA.
Hank Williams appears on the cover of Pathfinder magazine in the USA.
Judy Garland is the guest artist on the Bing Crosby Cheserfield Radio Show in the USA. Songs performed include Over The Rainbow, Walkin' My Baby Back Home, You Made Me Love You, You're Just In Love, Hello Ma Baby, In My Merry Oldsmobile.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys play at The Municipal Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, with Webb Pierce And His Soputhern Valley Boys
Lena Horne plays during a two-week engagement at The Empire Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Guys And Dolls is playing at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Elton Britt and The Jordanaires release a new single, God's Little Candles, on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Chris Barber And His Jazz Band play in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ivory Joe Hunter is playing during a week at The Ebony Club, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Louis Jordan's Tympany Five plays during two weeks of shows at The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Vincent Cusano is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. He will achieve his greatest success under the name Vinnie Vincent, as a guitarist with Kiss.
Michael Marcus is born in San Francisco, California, USA. He will achieve success as a jazz clarinettist and woodwind player, appearing on more than 35 records for Soul Note, Justin' Time, Not Two, Boxholder, Ayler, Drimala, CIMP and Qwest/Warner.
Jimmy Wakely with an Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Nelson Riddle and Dick Stabile, records Pale Moon, I Went To Your Wedding, Rainbow At Midnight and When It's Harvest Time Sweet Angeline, in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Al Martino and Les Paul And Mary Ford play the third of four nights at Michigan State Fair, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Vaughn Monroe Orchestra plays during a month-long engagement at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
Sarah Vaughan plays the second night in a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Sarah Vaughan plays the sixth night in a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Hank Williams and new wife Billie Jean Jones repeat their wedding vows twice for the paying public at shows Williams is performing at the Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Duke Ellington's 25th anniversary in the music business is celebrated in a week of shows at The Paramount Theater, New York City, USA, which also features The Ravens.
The Orioles play at Pep's Musical Bar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The stage musical My Darlin' Aida, a modern re-make of the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, opens at Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 89 performances.
On US tv show Toast Of The Town (aka The Ed Sullivan Show), Frankie Laine sings Jezebel, High Noon and On The Sunny Side Of The Street; singer and pianist Alec Templeton performs The Grandfather Clock, Aria from Samson And Delilah and Give Me The Name, Age, Height and S i z e; and French 9-man vocal group Les Compagnons De La Chanson perform The Three Bells.
Singing impressionist Sonny Howard is appearing at The Boulevard Room, Hotel Jefferson, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with The Les Elgart Orchestra.
Billy Gray, Patti Moore and Ben Lessy with The Larry Greene Trio and The Taylor Maids, are playing at Billy Gray's Bandbox, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Duke Ellington is playing at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Rosco Gordon releases a new single, Too Many Women / Wise To You Baby, on Duke Records in the USA.
Anthony Jones is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He will become the bassist for Humble Pie when they reform in 1980, and will play on their albums On To Victory and Go For The Throat.
The Walt Disney animated film Cinderella, including the songs A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, So This is Love, Sing Sweet Nightingale, The Work Song, and Cinderella, is released to cinemas in Spain, Europe.
Charlie Barnet And The Five Keys are playing at The Arcadia, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Frankie Masters And His Orchestra are playing at the opening of the Ice Show, Skating Piper, in the Boulevard Room of the Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Once popular left-wing political singer-songwriter Gaston Montehus dies, all but forgotten, in Paris, France, Europe. He was the writer of such notable songs as Gloire au 17ème and La Butte Rouge.
Hank Williams fails to show up for a gig at The Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, West Virginia, USA.