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Dankworth and his Orchestra play at the The Gaumont
Laine, Denis Lotis, Frank Holder and Tony Mansell.
And His Orchestra record Out Of This World, Day In, Day Out, This Time the Dream's On Me and One For My Baby for Verve Records
in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Chico Hamilton
Quintet records Jonalah, Chrissie, The Wind, Gone Lover [When Your Lover Has Gone] and The Ghost, for Pacific Jazz Records
in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ralph Carney is born in Akron, Ohio, USA. He will find widespread acclaim as a multi-instrumentalist, although mostly as a saxophonist and clarinettist, working with Tom Waits
, Elvis Costello
, The Black Keys
, The B-52s
, Tin Huey and many others.
Sonny Boy Williamson
II, with Otis Spann
, Robert Lockwood, Luther Tucker, Willie Dixon
and Fred Below record Let Me Explain, I Know What Love Is All About, I Wonder Why, Your Imagination and Don't Lose Your Eye, in Chess studios
, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
and Bing Crosby
star in a televised musical adaptation of Maxwell Anderson's play High Tor on CBS tv in the USA. This production is considered to have been the first made-for-TV movie. The broadcast also marks Andrews' American television debut.
buys his first house at 1034 Audubon Drive, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, for $29,500. (0r $40,000, depending on which source you believe)
stars as Mary Rigley in This Flattering World, an episode of the tv series A Shower Of Stars in the USA.
plays at Township Auditorium, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
, billed as the "Sensational Blind Vocalist-Pianist", plays at Clarksville Armory, Clarksville, Tennessee, USA.
Camille Howard records Rock'n'Roll Mama at Universal Recording, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Vee-Jay Records
The Ink Spots
appear on UK tv show Sunday Night At The London Palladium, but are criticised in the music press for relying entirely on old hits.
Bjorn Borg is born in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. At the age of 18, he will become the youngest player ever to win the male singles title French Open tennis tournament, and will go on to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He will inspire the song The Ballad Of Bjorn Borg by The Pernice Brothers
plays at the Maple Leaf Garden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Eleven year old Brenda Lee
has her first-ever recording session, at Bradley's Barn
, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA, where she records Jambalaya
, Bigelow 6-200, Your Cheatin' Heart and Some People. On the same day, Little Richard
is recording in Cosimo Matassa's J+M Studios
, New Orleans, Louisiana, working on Good Golly Miss Molly
and other tracks.
Hound Dog by Elvis Presley
, written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, enters the Billboard
US Hot 100 singles chart on its way to No1.
records Playing For Keeps at Radio Recorders
, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for RCA Records
. This is also the date on which he is said to have purchased a pink Cadillac for his mother.
plays the first of three nights at The Savoy Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
[trumpet] records the album Jazz International for Vogue Records in Paris, France, Europe.
The Bill Evans Trio
records Speak Low, Easy Living and other tracks in New York City, USA.
announces that over 10m Elvis Presley
records have been sold in twelve months - 60% of the company's entire output.
Guitar Slim plays the fifth night of a week at The Palms Club, Hallendale, Florida, USA.
Guitar Slim plays the final night of a week at The Palms Club, Hallendale, Florida, USA.
UK popular music newspaper Melody Maker
reports that American bandleader and recording artist Earl Bostic
has recovered from his recent heart attack.