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The Harry James
Orchestra is playing during four weeks at Cocoanut Grove, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
's family move from a two-bedroom apartment at Apartment 328,185 Winchester Street, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. to 398 Cypress Street.
Masanori Takahashi is born in Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan, Asia. He will find international success as electronic/new age music composer Kitaro
is born in Nice, France, Europe. She will find success as a keyboard player and vocalist, best known for her work in Gong
and with her partner Steve Hillage.
The musical Hazel Flagg
, with music by Jule Styne
and lyrics by Bob Hilliard, opens at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, where it will run for 190 performances.
Big Bill Broonzy
plays at Ons Huis, Rozenstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe.
, Janet Brace and The Jim Stutz Trio are playing at The Black Orchid, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bobby Mickleburgh's Bobcats, The Commodores and Beryl Bryden
play at the Club Creole, 44 Gerrard Street, Soho, London, UK.
Ronald Horvath is born in Queens, New York City, USA. He will find success as blues guitarist and music instructor Ronnie Earl
And His Orchestra are playing at The Cafe Rouge, Hotel Statler, New York City, USA.
performs the songs Who Cares, In The Still of the Night and Let's Take An Old Fashioned Walk on the CBS tv show USA Canteen, in the USA.
The Douglas Duke Trio is playing at The Hour Glass, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
in his live shows.
Wayne Muir And His Glasshatters are playing at The Congress Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Muir is reportedly making use of a new instrument
The Ice Capades Of 1953 present their version of the Lerner and Loewe
musical Brigadoon at Chicago Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Cacau de Queiroz
is born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America. He will find success as a popular jazz saxophonist, flute player and composer.
is born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Europe. He will find success as vocalist for bands including Abraxas, Alarm, Tango, Technofactory and Tekkknofactory.
is born in the Memorial Hospital of Queens, Flushing, New York State, USA. He will find success as a jazz bassist, guitarist and recording artist.
Ted Heath plays at The London Palladium, London, UK. The concert is recorded and will be released by London Records as an LP entitled Ted Heath At The London Palladium, described as "the most exciting jazz concert ever recorded."
The stage musical, The Boyfriend
, written by Sandy Wilson, is presented at The Players' Theatre Club, London, England, UK. It will run at various London theatres for more than five years, totalling 2,082 performances.
record Baby It's You, Sloppy Drunk, Since I Fell For You and Bounce in Universal Recorders, Chicago, Illinois, USA. They will become the first tracks to be released by Vee-Jay Records
The New Palmer Bar in Detroit, Michigan, USA, is bombed. The incident is one of many linked to attempts by gangsters to gain control of the lucrative juke box
business in Detroit.
Joe 'Cannonball' Lewis
releases a new single, You've Been Honky Tonkin' on Kentucky Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
US music trade magazine Billboard
announces that avant-garde composer Moondog
(Louis Hardin) has been signed up by Mars Records, owned by jazz band leader Woody Herman
The Maddox Brothers And Rose
record I'd Rather Die Young [Than Grow Old Without You], These Wasted Years, The Nightingale Song and I'm A Little Red Caboose [On The Choo Choo Train Of Love] for Columbia Records
in the USA.
The Oscar Peterson Trio
records I'm Glad There Is You, I Hear Music, Polka Dots And Moonbeams, One For My Baby, Autumn In New York, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Spring Is Here and The Things We Did Last Summer for Verve Records
in New York City, USA. Guitarist on the session is Barney Kessel
Daniel Robert Elfman is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. Under the name Danny Elfman
, he will find success first as a member of the band Oingo Boingo
, then as a filmscore composer, often working with director Tim Burton
The Gale Agency announces a forthcoming R+B package tour featuring Ruth Brown
, Joe Louis And His Band, The Clovers
, The Buddy Johnson Orchestra, Wynonie Harris
, Dusty Fletcher and The Lester Young
Combo. This line-up is set to tour the USA for eight weeks of one-nights during the summer.
is playing at Cocoanut Grove, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Crazy Man, Crazy
by Bill Haley And His Comets
peaks at No11 on the Cash Box chart in the USA. It is regarded as the first recognized rock and roll recording to appear on the national
American musical charts. It is also believed to be the first rock and roll recording to be played on national television in the USA.
The Walt Disney
ainimated musical feature Peter Pan
is released to cinemas in Argentina, South America. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
Smooth r'n'b pianist Sonny Thompson records Low Flame and Clean Sweep for King Records
in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Blues guitarist/singer/songwriter Robert Cray
is born in Columbus, Georgia, USA.
James Ure is born in Cambuslang, Scotland. He will find success as Midge Ure
of Rich Kids
, Ultravox and Live Aid fame.
is born in London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success and acclaim for his work with Manfred Mann
's Earth Band, Jeff Beck
, Graham Parker
, Upp, Paul Young, Magnum, Roger Glover, Ian Gillan
, Go West, Killing Joke
, Tears for Fears
, Tony Iommi and Paul Rodgers.