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UK music paper The Melody Maker
reports that trumpeter Eddie Calvert
, aka The Man With The Golden Trumpet, has signed a contract to appear in the summer season at Blackpool for a fee of £7000.
stars as the footloose and frequently unemployed private eye Rocky Fortune
in another episode of his radio series of that name in the USA. This episode is entitled Process Server/Missing Drugs.
I See The Moon
by The Stargazers
enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK. It will peak at No1 during a run of fifteen weeks on the chart.
. The show will prove to be a ratings
disappointment but Cronkite will survive and prosper to enjoy a
hugely successful anchorman career as "The most trusted man in
America." Cronkite's achievements will inspire the songs I Remember
by Bill Amesbury, Walter Cronkite
Legendary Anchor by Greg Holland.
In an attempt to compete against the successful Today show on NBC, CBS television launches its Morning Show, hosted by
of Heart is born in San Francisco, California, USA.
Steve Holt is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. After beginning to play the piano [self-taught] at the age of four, he will begin his professional career at seventeen, playing the clubs in and around Montreal, going on to build an international reputation as one of Canada's premier Jazz pianists.
Work with Me Annie by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters is released
by Federal Records in the USA. It will spend six months on the Billboard
R&B charts, which it tops for seven weeks.
Jazz pianist Dill Jones, with the Tony Kinsey Trio, plays I'll Always Be In Love With You during a live session for the BBC Radio broadcast Just Jazz in London, UK.
and The Robins play at The Trocadero, Los Angeles, California, USA, for the fourth of ten nights.
And His Comets are recording a cleaned-up version of Big Joe Turner
's Shake, Rattle And Roll. Haley tells a reporter, "We steer clear of anything suggestive". [censorship]
Piedmont-blues style harmonica player Phil Wiggins
is born in Washington DC, USA.
Internationally acclaimed jazz bass player Jesper Lundgaard is born in Hilleroed, Denmark.
tops the Billboard
Country And Western Singles Chart in the USA with I Don't Hurt Anymore.
plays the first night of a month at The Cafe De Paris, London, UK.
Gospel group The Blackwood Brothers
perform in Gulfport, Mississippi, USA. It will prove to be the last gig played together by the original line-up.
signs a recording contract with Sun Records of Memphis, Tennessee, giving him a royalty rate of 3% of the wholesale price of his records.
Martin Slavin's Vibrachords record Sweet Georgia Brown, I Surrender Dear, Crazy Rhythm and After You've Gone for Esquire Records in London, UK. The band includes Keith Bird [cl], Martin Slavin [vib], Dill Jones [p], Archie Slavin [g], Joe Muddel [b] and Roy Cooper [d].
releases a new single, If I Had Any Sense I'd Go Back Home, on Aladdin Records
in the USA. The song is written by Rose Marie McCoy.
The Walt Disney
ainimated musical feature Peter Pan
is released to cinemas in Hong Kong, Asia. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
Jazz trumpet player Bobby Hackett
records Rain, Serenade In Blue, Lazy River and Get Out Of Town in New York City, USA, for Capitol Records
who will issue all the tracks on Hackett's album In A Mellow Mood.
The Deep River Boys
, a black American group based in Europe, release a version of Shake Rattle And Roll in the UK.
The Chris Barber
Jazz Band plays a live session in London, UK, for the BBC Radio broadcast British Jazz. Songs performed in the session include After You've Gone.