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Laura Rachel Allan is born in Los Angeles, California, USA, She will find success as singer-songwriter Laura Allan.
Columbia Records Inc and Louis Armstrong file a legal suit in New York Supreme Court, New York City, USA, against a record bootlegging company, Paradox Industries Inc, in an ongoing battle against bootlegging.
The movie musical An American In Paris, starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant and Charles Guetary, opens at cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
Andy Chapin is born in Liverpool, UK. After emigrating to the USA, he will play keyboards for The Association, Steppenwolf and also for Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band.
James Robert Lombard is born in Battersea, London, UK. He will achieve a measure of success as rock, pop and jazz singer, songwriter and musician Fuzz, best-known as frontman of the band Inferno.
In New York City, USA, r'n'b vocal group The Swallows record I Only Have Eyes For You, 'Deed I Do and You Walked In, for King Records.
Popular vocalist Savannah Churchill plays the fourth night of a week at the Towne Casino, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Seventeen year old Eugene Craddock joins the US Navy. After leaving the service he will find fame as rock'n'roller Gene Vincent.
Chris Wall is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success as an alt-country singer and songwriter.
Songwriter Mildred Becker Schultz of San Francisco, California, USA, hears the song The Blacksmith Blues being played on a television show and believes it has been plagiarised from her 1941 composition Good Old Army. She will subsequently sue Tune Towne Tunes [the publisher of Blacksmith Blues], and singer Jack Holmes [who wrote the lyrics for The Blacksmith Blues].
Twins Tom and David Farmer are born in Birmingham, UK. They will find success as the keyboardist and drummer of the one hit wonder group Blackfoot Sue.
The musical Paris '90, featuring monologues by Cornelia Otis Skinner and songs by Kay Swift, opens at The Booth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 87 performances.
Jules Shear - singer, songwriter, leader of Jules And The Polar Bears and MTV presenter - is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
LaVern Baker, Pee Wee Crayton and Billy Wright play at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Robert 'Shamrock' Shannon plays at The Cascade Club, Portland, Oregon, USA.
LaVern Baker, Pee Wee Crayton and Billy Wright play at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Dave Hill, guitarist of glam rock band Slade is born in Fleet Castle, Devon, UK.
Cliffie Stone and His Square Dance Band record Virginia Reel, American Patrol, Shot Gun Boogie and Moonwinks in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Guitarist Tommy Kiefer is born in Switzerland, Europe. He will find success as a member of the bands Montezuma and Krokus.
In the Chicago Tribune, Larry Wolters bewails the lack of quality music on television, declaring, "There is a crying need for music on television - and we don't mean Johnnie Ray." Mr. Wolters goes on to state that he would prefer to see more orchestral music, opera and dance orchestras on tv.
Homer And Jethro record Li'l Ole Kiss Of Fire, I'm Yorn, Child Psychology and The Billboard Song at Brown Radio Productions, 240 1/2 4th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Spade Cooley records Carmen's Boogie and One Sweet Letter From You for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Pem Darch with The Belgrave Band plays at Teversal Welfare Hall, Teversall, Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
Dizzy Gillespie And His Sextet play at The Capitol Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Tanner Sisters play the second of two nights in Bristol, UK.
The Crane River Jazz Band plays in Hove, Brighton, England, UK.
The Maddox Brothers And Rose play for an audience of 1,720 people at The Auditorium, Beaumont, Texas, USA.
The Barney Kessel Quartet records Heat Wave, East Of The Sun, All The Things You Are and Crazy Rhythm for Clef/Norgran records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The movie musical Strictly Dishonorable, starring Ezio Pinza and Janet Leigh, is released to cinemas in Finland, Europe.
Popular NBC tv series All Star Summer Revue in the USA features performances by The Beverly Sisters and The Wild Bill Davis Trio.
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra are playing at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinos, USA.
Hank Williams releases a new single Why Don't You Make Up Your Mind?, under the pseudonym of Luke The Drifter, on MGM Records, in the USA.
Sarah Vaughan plays the fifth night in a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Charlie Parker plays a gig aboard the excursions boat SS Peter Stuyvesant, New York City, USA.
Lee Bell records Beatin' Out The Boogie [On The Mississippi Mud], Get Ready With Those Tears, Let Me Love You and I Get The Biggest Thrill for RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Austin Powell And The James Quartet play during a week of shows at Wally's Paradise, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Continentals are headlining the show at The Marine Dining Room, Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dinah Washington is playing at The Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California, USA.
Music publishers Mills Music begin a two-week long Silver Jubilee celebration of the career and music of Duke Ellington, with tv and live appearances scheduled across the USA.
Tango pianist and composer Juan Jose Paz is invited by Pampa Records in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America, to lead an orchestra to accompany the singer Alberto Podestá for the recording of the tangos Alma de bohemio and En el olvido.
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Tania Salazar Rodríguez is born in Caracas, Venezuela, South America. She will find success as a singer of folk and popular songs uber the mononym Tania.
Jeff Jarvis is born in Rochester, New York State, USA. He will find success as a jazz trumpet player, composer, educator and music publisher.
Sonny Thompson And His Orchestra are playing during a string of dates in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Nat King Cole plays during two weeks at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Blue Barron And His Band play at The Ritz Ballroom, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA.
Boris Petrov Komitov is born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Europe. He will find acclaim in the 1970s as popular singer and songwriter Boris Komitov.
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys release a new single, Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud, Music) on Columbia Records in the USA.
Johnnie Ray is playing at The Capitol Theatre, New York City, USA.
Today's episode of singing cowboy Roy Rogers tv series in the USA is entitled The Knockout.
Jazz pianist Mel Stitzel with The New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Jelly Roll Morton, The Bucktown Five, The Stomp Six and others, dies of throat cancer in Chicago, Illinois, USA.