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Ann Magnuson is born in Charleston, West Virginia, USA. An actress and musical performer, she is perhaps best known in the music world as a member of the 80s alternative rock cult band Bongwater
Bunny Paul releases a new single, Baby Sitter's Blues/Teenage Heart, on Dash Records in the USA.
US trade magazine Billboard
reports that the new single Who? by Little Walter
"is showing a steady climb towards the charts" with good sales in St Louis, Durham, Chicago, Memphis and Milwaukee.
Fighting breaks out at a rock'n'roll concert in Connecticut, USA. Just days later, Dr Francis J. Braceland will brand rock'n'roll as "a communicable disease - cannibalistic and tribalistic".
After fighting breaks out at a rock'n'roll concert in Connecticut, USA, Dr Francis J. Braceland brands rock'n'roll as 'a communicable disease ' cannibalistic and tribalistic?.
Dickie Valentine plays at the The Gaumont
, with Tommy Whittle and his Orchestra with Stevie Wise, Keith Christie and Johnny Francis.
The Coasters make their Billboard
singles chart debut in the USA with Down In Mexico.
Popular young singer Brenda Lee
gets her first recording deal when she is signed to Decca Records
in the USA by A + R man Paul Cohen.
US TV series Your Hit Parade
, whose regular cast includes Dorothy Collins
and Snooky Lanson, features the songs Beyond The Blue Horizon, Wayward Wind, Moonglow, Heartbreak Hotel, Hot Diggity, Standing At
plays the fifth of six nights at the Rock And Roll Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Radio DJ Hunter Hancock
, Specialty Records
boss Art Rupe
, bandleader Johnny Otis
and promoter Hal Zeiger form a committee in Los Angeles, California, USA, to counter the increase in unfavourable media attacks on r'n'b music. On the same day, jukebox
operators in Asbury Park, New Jersey, ban rock'n'roll records from their machines.
Blues singer and pianist Charles Brown
plays at the Labor Union Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Johnny Stewart, Maxine Daniels
, Don Fox, Dolores Ventura, Bobby Limb and Ron Scott play in 'A TV and Disc Jamboree' at The Alhambra
, Bradford, UK.
Banner Thomas, who will find success as the bassist of Molly Hatchet
during the band's earliest and most commercially successful years as a recording act, is born in Orange Park, Florida, USA.
Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino
enters the Billboard
US Top 40 pop singles chart where it will peak at No4.
The original soundtrack to the Rodgers and Hammerstein movie The King And I reaches No1 in the Billboard
Albums Chart in the USA.
plays the fourth night of a week at Casino Royal, Washington, D.C., USA.
plays at a private function in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
plays the sixth night of a week at Casino Royal, Washington, D.C., USA.
Bill Haley And His Comets
, Chuck Berry
, The Platters
, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers
, Clyde McPhatter
, The Clovers
, Shirley And Lee
, The Flairs
, Shirley Gunter And The Queens
and The Buddy Johnson Orchestra play in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
After providing over 100 years of musical and theatrical entertainment, The Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
, UK, is closed.
, Bo Diddley
, Screamin' Jay Hawkins
, The Debutants, The Dells
, The Chips
, The Schoolboys
, Robert And Johnny
and The Heartbeats
play the fourth of seven nights as part of Dr Jive's Rhythm'n'Blues Revue at The Apollo Theater
, Harlem, New York City, USA.