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Jan

2

  • Adrian Shaw born (London) English rock bassist. Member of Hawkwind from 1976 to 1978 and Bevis Frond from 1990.
  • Ellen Gulbranson (83) dies in Oslo
  • Ildebrando Pizzetti’s opera L’oro [gold], lib. Pizzetti, premiered in Milan

4

  • Chris Cutler born (Washington, DC) American avant-garde, rock and jazz drummer, composer. Founder of Recommended Records. Worked with Henry Cow, the Art Bears, Cassiber, News from Babel, Pere Ubu and the Science Group.

6

  • Sandy Denny born (London) English folk and rock singer, songwriter, pianist. Member of the Strawbs from 1967 to 1968, Fairport Convention from 1968 to 1969 and 1974 to 1975, Fotheringay in 1970 and solo artist. Died 1978

7

  • David Porcelijn born (Achtkarspelen, Netherlands) Dutch composer, conductor.
  • Illinois Jacquet records his first session for Aladdin in New York with a 17 piece orchestra that includes Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, Leo Parker and Bill Doggett. Tracks cut include You Left Me All Alone; Jivin’ With Jack The BellboyFor Europeans Only & Big Dog.

8

  • David Bowie aka David Jones born (London) English rock singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, actor.
  • Terry Sylvester born (Liverpool) English pop singer, songwriter, guitarist. Member of the Escorts from 1962 to 1966, the Swinging Blue Jeans from 1966 to 1969 and the Hollies from 1969 to 1981.

9

  • Nic Jones born (Orpington) English folk singer, guitarist, fiddler.
  • Roger Sessions’s Symphony no.2 premiered in San Francisco
  • Kurt Weill, Elmer Rice & Langston Hughes’s musical Street Scene opens on Broadway (148 performances)

10

  • E.Y. Harburg, Fred Saidy & Burton Lane’s musical Finian’s Rainbow opens on Broadway (725 performances)
  • Bud Powell makes his first recordings as leader for Roost in New York. Bud Powell (p) Curly Russell (b) Max Roach (d). Tracks cut include I’ll Remember April; Indiana; Somebody Loves Me; I Should Care; Bud’s Bubble; Off Minor; Nice Work If You Can Get It & Everything Happens To Me

11

  • Eva Tanguay (67) dies in Los Angeles
  • Nat King Cole has the Billboard number one single for the first of four weeks with (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons

13

  • Chris Thomas born (Perivale, London) English record producer, engineer, keyboard player.

16

  • Michel Chion born (Creil, France) French composer, teacher.
  • Sonny Berman (21) dies in New York of a heroin overdose
  • Fate Marable (56) dies in St Louis, MO of pneumonia

17

  • Einar Englund’s Symphony no.1 premiered in Helsinki
  • Benny Goodman signs to Capitol Records

18

  • John O’Conor born (Dublin) Irish classical pianist, teacher.

20

  • Chris Karrer born (Kempten, Germany) German rock guitarist, singer, composer, saxophonist, violinist. Founder member of Amon Düül II.

21

  • Pye Hastings born (Taminavoulin, Banff) Scottish rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Founder of Caravan. Brother of Jimmy Hastings (b.1938).
  • Arthur Honegger’s Symphony no.4 premiered in Basel
  • Bohuslav Martinu’s Toccata e due Canzoni for chamber orchestra premiered in Basel

23

  • Nikolai Korndorf born (Moscow) Russian composer, conductor. Died 2001
  • Alexander Mosolov’s Concerto for cello and orchestra premiered in Moscow

24

  • Warren Zevon born (Chicago, IL) American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist. Died 2003

26

  • Grace Moore (48) dies in a plane crash in Denmark

27

  • Anna von Mildenburg (74) dies in Salzburg
  • Herbert Howells’s Clarinet Sonata premiered on BBC Radio in London
  • Igor Stravinsky’s Concerto in D for strings premiered in Basel

28

  • Marthe Chenal (65) dies in Paris
  • Reynaldo Hahn (71) dies in Paris of a brain tumour

30

  • Steve Marriott born (London) English rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Member of the Small Faces from 1965 to 1969 and Humble Pie from 1969 to 1975. Died 1991

31

  • André Jolivet’s Piano sonata no.1 premiered in Paris

releases

  • Dusty Fletcher – Open The Door Richard parts 1 & 2 (National)
  • Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra – Emanon / Things To Come (Musicraft)
  • Louis Jordan – Texas and Pacific / I Like ‘Em Fat Like That (Decca)
  • Hank Williams – Never Again / Calling You (Sterling)
  • Susan Reed – Folk Songs and Ballads (RCA Victor) 3 x 78rpm discs
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Bud Powell 1924-1966

Feb

1

  • Paul Hindemith’s Symphonia serena premiered in Dallas

3

  • Dave Davies born (London) English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter. Founder member of the Kinks. Brother of Ray Davies (b.1944).
  • Melanie Safka born (Astoria, NY) American folk and pop singer, songwriter, guitarist.

4

  • Luigi Russolo (61) dies in Cerro di Laverno, Italy

7

  • Terry Gibson born (Croydon) English rock guitarist. Founder member of Downliners Sect.

8

  • Louis Armstrong returns to the small group format with a show at Carnegie Hall, New York

9

  • Major Harris born (Richmond, VA) American soul singer. Member of the Delfonics from 1971 to 1974 and solo artist. Died 2012
  • George Antheil’s Violin Concerto premiered in Dallas
  • Woody Guthrie’s four year old daughter Cathy is severely burned in a fire at his Brooklyn home. She dies the following day
  • Ernst Krenek’s Seven Piano Pieces premiered in St. Paul, MN
  • Darius Milhaud’s Six sonnets composés au secret op.266 for chorus or vocal quartet premiered in Basel

10

  • Chris Ethridge born (Meridian, MS) American country and rock bassist, songwriter, session player. Member of International Submarine Band and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Died 2012
  • Lawrence “Butch” Morris born (Long Beach, CA) American jazz and experimental cornetist, composer, conductor. Died 2013

13

  • Hank Williams records a session for Sterling in Nashville. Hank Williams (vo, g) Tommy Jackson (vln) Smokey Lohman (steel g) Zeke Turner (g) Louis Innis (b). Tracks cut include Honky Tonkin; Pan American; I Don’t Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes) & My Love for You (Has Turned to Hate)

14

  • Tim Buckley born (Washington, DC) American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Father of Jeff Buckley (1966-97). Died 1975
  • Celestina Boninsegna (69) dies in Milan

15

  • John (Coolidge) Adams born (Worcester, MA) American composer.

16

  • Elliott Carter’s Piano Sonata premiered in New York

18

  • Dennis DeYoung born (Chicago) American rock singer, songwriter, keyboard player. Founder member of Styx.
  • Gian Carlo Menotti’s operas The Medium & The Telephone premiered in New York, lib. Menotti

19

  • The Charlie Parker Quartet record a session for Dial in Hollywood. Charlie Parker (as) Erroll Garner (p) Red Callender (b) Doc West (d) plus Earl Coleman (vo). Tracks cut include Bird’s Nest; Dark Shadows; Cool Blues & This Is Always

21

  • Johnny Echols born (Memphis, TN) American rock guitarist, songwriter. Member of Love from 1965 to 1968.
  • Alfred E Green’s fictionalised biopic The Fabulous Dorseys opens, starring Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey as themselves.

23

  • Edgard Varèse’s Etude pour Espace for chorus, 2 pianos and percussion premiered in New York

25

  • Ryo Kawasaki born (Tokyo) Japanese jazz and rock guitarist, composer, producer, electronic musician, session player.
  • Doug Yule born (Long Island, NY) American rock singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. Member of the Velvet Underground from 1968 to 1975.

26

  • Sandie Shaw aka Sandra Ann Goodrich born (Dagenham, Essex) English pop singer.
  • Charlie Parker’s New Stars record a session for Dial in Hollywood. Howard McGhee (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Wardell Gray (ts) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Barney Kessel (g) Red Callender (b) Don Lamond (d). Tracks cut include Cheers; Carving The Bird; Relaxin’ At Camarillo & Stupendous

27

  • Gidon Kremer born (Riga) Latvian violinist, conductor.
  • Anna von Mildenburg (74) dies in Vienna
  • Paul Hindemith’s Piano Concerto premiered in Cleveland
  • Peter Mennin’s Symphony No.3 premiered in New York

28

  • Gian Carlo Menotti’s ballet Errand into the Maze premiered in New York

releases

  • Edith Piaf – La vie en rose / Un refrain courait dans la rue (EMI Columbia France)  
  • Hank Williams – Wealth Won’t Save Your Soul / When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels (Sterling)

Poster for Alfred E Greens biopic The Fabulous Dorseys

Mar

1

  • Norman Connors born (Philadelphia, PA) American jazz and R&B drummer, composer, arranger, producer.
  • MGM Records issues its first discs

3

  • Jennifer Warnes born (Anaheim, CA) American pop singer, songwriter.

4

  • Jan Garbarek born (Mysen, Norway) Norwegian jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist, composer, bandleader.
  • Pēteris Plakidis born (Riga) Latvian composer, pianist.

5

  • Clodagh Rodgers born (Ballymena) Irish pop singer, actress.
  • Alfredo Casella (63) dies in Rome

6

  • Kiki Dee aka Pauline Matthews born (Bradford) English pop singer.
  • Nikolai Myaskovsky’s Symphony No. 25 premiered in Moscow
  • Hank Williams signs a deal with MGM records

7

  • Alan Bush’s opera The Press Gang premiered in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. Lib. Nancy Bush

9

  • Hampton Hawes is recorded for the first time at a Los Angeles club date with the Howard McGhee Quintet

10

  • Andrew Parrott born (Walsall) English conductor, writer.
  • Tom Scholz born (Toledo, OH) American rock guitarist, songwriter, record producer, engineer. Founder of Boston.

11

  • Eugen Indjic born (Belgrade) Franco-American concert pianist, teacher.
  • Tristan Murail born (Le Havre, France) French composer, teacher. Founder member of the Ensemble l’Itinéraire (1973).
  • Mark Stein born (Bayonne, NJ) American rock singer, keyboard player, songwriter, arranger. Founder member of Vanilla Fudge and worked with Tommy Bolin and Alice Cooper.
  • Victor Hely-Hutchinson (45) dies in London of pneumonia
  • The Big Three Trio, Leonard Caston (p) Willie Dixon (b) Bernardo Dennis (g), record their first session for Columbia. The group disbands in late 1951

13

  • Hugo Friedhofer’s music for William Wyler’s film The Best Years of Our Lives wins the best dramatic score Oscar at the 19th Academy Awards. Morris Stoloff’s music for Alfred E. Green’s film The Jolson Story wins the award for best musical score
  • Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe’s musical Brigadoon opens on Broadway (581 performances)

14

  • Roy Budd born (London) English jazz pianist, film score composer. Died 1993
  • William Grant Still’s Pastorela for violin & piano premiered in New York

15

  • Ry Cooder born (Los Angeles, CA) American rock, folk and blues guitarist, singer, session musician, film score composer.
  • Jean-Rodolphe Kars born (Calcutta) French concert pianist.
  • Stomu Yamashta aka Yamashita Tsutomu born (Kyoto, Japan) Japanese jazz and rock keyboard player, percussionist, composer, bandleader.

16

  • Elliott Carter’s Voyage for voice and piano premiered in New York
  • David Diamond’s String Quartet no.3 premiered in New York

18

  • Barrie James “BJ” Wilson born (London) English rock drummer. Member of Procol Harum from 1967 to 1977. Died 1990
  • Willem Pijper (52) dies in Leidschendam, Netherlands of cancer

22

  • Marek Bliziński born (Warsaw) Polish jazz guitarist, composer. Died 1989

24

  • Mike Kellie born (Birmingham) English rock drummer. Member of Spooky Tooth from 1967 to 1974 and the Only Ones from 1976 to 1981.

25

  • Elton John aka Reg Dwight born (Pinner) English rock and pop singer, songwriter, pianist.
  • Brinsley Schwarz born (Woodbridge, Suffolk) English rock guitarist, saxophonist. Member of Brinsley Schwarz from 1965 to 1974 and the Rumour from 1975 to 1980.

26

  • Elliott Carter’s ballet The Minotaur premiered in New York
  • Claude Debussy’s ballet Khamma premiered in Paris

29

  • Bobby Kimball born (Orange, TX) American rock singer, songwriter, keyboard player. Member of Toto from 1977 to 1984 and 1998 to 2008 and solo artist.

30

  • Marilyn Crispell born (Philadelphia, PA) American jazz pianist, composer.
  • Richard Tauber plays his final Carnegie Hall concert in New York, before returning to London where he is diagnosed as suffering from lung cancer

releases

  • Arthur Crudup – That’s All Right / Crudup’s After Hours (RCA Victor)
  • Harmonicats – Peg O’ My Heart / Fantasy Impromptu (Vitacoustic) a three piece harmonica group – Jerry Murad, Al Fiore and Don Les.
  • Big Maceo [Merriweather] – Detroit Jump / Come On Home (RCA Victor)
Theater Brigadoon

Frederick Loewe 1901-1988 and Alan Jay Lerner 1918-1986

Apr

1

  • Freddie Webster (30) dies in Chicago following a heart attack, probably brought on by a heroin overdose (which Miles Davis claimed was tainted)

2

  • Emmylou Harris born (Birmingham, AL) American country singer, songwriter, guitarist.

3

  • Alan Broadbent born (Auckland) New Zealand jazz pianist, composer, arranger. Worked with Charlie Haden, Woody Herman, Chet Baker, Natalie Cole and others.
  • Anders Eliasson born (Borlänge, Sweden) Swedish composer.
  • Eddie Boyd makes his first recordings for Victor in Chicago. Eddie Boyd (vo) Howard Dixon (as) J.T. Brown (ts) James Clark (p) Lonnie Graham (g) Willie Dixon (b)

4

  • Salvatore Sciarrino born (Palermo) Italian composer, writer.

7

  • Florian Schneider born (Düsseldorf) German electronic musician, flautist, composer. Member of Kraftwerk from 1970 to 2008.
  • Patricia Bennett born (New York, NY) American pop singer. Founder member of the Chiffons.

8

  • Steve Howe born (London) English rock guitarist, composer. Member of Tomorrow from 1967 to 1968, Yes from 1970 (with breaks), and Asia from 1981 to 2013 (with breaks).
  • Mark Zeltser born (Kishinev, Moldova) Russo-American concert pianist, teacher.

10

  • Bunny Wailer aka Bunny Livingston aka Neville Livingston born (Kingston, Jamaica) Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, percussionist. member of the Wailers from 1963 to 1974 and solo artist.

11

  • Ernst Krenek’s Viola Sonata & The Santa Fe Timetable for mixed chorus premiered in Chicago

13

  • Mike Chapman born (Nambour, Queensland) Australian record producer, pop songwriter. Wrote with Nicky Chinn (“Chinnichap”).

15

  • David Jackson born (Stamford) English rock saxophonist, flautist, composer. Member of Van Der Graaf Generator from 1970 to 1978 and in 2005.
  • The Charlie Parker Quintet open at the Three Deuces Club in New York, the first show by the new band formed by Parker on his return from incarceration in California. Miles Davis (tp) Parker (as) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d)

16

  • Gerry Rafferty born (Paisley) Scottish rock singer, songwriter, musician (Stealers Wheel, Humblebums, solo). Died 2011
  • Stan Kenton breaks up his band due to a stress-related ilness

17

  • David Sanger born (London) English organist, teacher. Died 2010

19

  • Murray Perahia born (New York) American concert pianist, conductor.
  • Yan Pascal Tortelier born (Paris) French violinist, conductor.
  • Nat King Cole refuses to play segregated shows in Kansas City
  • Reinhold Glière’s opera Rashel premiered in Moscow. Lib. Guy de Maupassant

20

  • Del Dettmar born (Thornton Heath, Surrey) English electronic musician. Member of Hawkwind from 1971 to 1974.
  • Vassily Sinaisky born (St Petersburg) Russian pianist, conductor.

21

  • Iggy Pop aka James Osterberg born (Muskegon, MI) American rock singer, songwriter. Founder member of the Stooges and solo artist.
  • Hank Williams records his first MGM session in Nashville. Hank Williams (vo, g) Tommy Jackson (vln) Smokey Lohman (steel g) Zeke Turner, Louis Innis (g) Brownie Reynolds (b). Tracks cut include Move It On Over; I Saw the Light; Last Night I Heard You Cryin’ In Your Sleep & Six More Miles

22

  • Barry Guy born (London) English classical and jazz bassist, composer, teacher. Worked with the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Iskra 1903, Evan Parker, Michael Nyman and others.
  • Charles Friant (57) dies in Paris
  • Darius Milhaud’s String Quartet no.13 premiered in Washington, DC

24

  • Glenn Cornick born (Barrow) English rock bassist. Member of Jethro Tull from 1967 to 1970 and Wild Turkey from 1971 to 1974.

25

  • Richard Shaw Brown born (?, FL) American gemologist, singer, songwriter. Member of the Misunderstood from 1964 to 1967.
  • Ernst Krenek’s Songs on Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins premiered in Waco, TX

26

  • Vivian Ellis & A. P. Herbert’s musical Bless the Bride opens in London (886 performances)

27

  • Pete Ham born (Swansea) Welsh rock and pop singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist. Founder member of Badfinger. Died 1975

29

  • Tommy James aka Thomas Jackson born (Dayton, OH) American pop singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer. Founder member of Tommy James and the Shondells.

releases

  • Hank Williams – I Don’t Care if Tomorrow Never Comes / My Love for You Has Turned to Hate (Sterling)
  • Frank Sinatra – Songs By Sinatra (Columbia) 4 x 78rpm discs
Eddie Boyd 1914-94

Eddie Boyd 1914-94

May

1

  • Bohuslav Martinu’s String Quartet no.6 premiered in Cambridge, MA
  • Arnold Schoenberg’s String Trio op.45 premiered in Cambridge, MA

2

  • Philippe Herreweghe born (Ghent) Belgian conductor.
  • Louie Henri (83) dies in Surbiton, Surrey
  • Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning for mezzosoprano and chorus premiered in Cambridge, MA
  • Paul Hindemith’s Apparebit repentina Dies for choir and brass premiered in Cambridge, MA

3

  • William Schuman’s ballet Night Journey premiered in Cambridge, MA
  • Ernest Tubb opens a record shop in Nashville

4

  • William Walton’s String Quartet in a minor premiered on BBC Radio

5

  • André Jolivet’s Psyché for orchestra premiered in Brussels
  • Tex Ritter survives a plane crash in Richmond, VA and still manages to play a matinee show in Tappahannock, VA

7

  • Virgil Thomson’s opera The Mother of Us All premiered in New York, lib. Gertrude Stein

8

  • The Charlie Parker All Stars record a session for Savoy in New York. Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Bud Powell (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d). Tracks cut include Donna Lee; Buzzy; Chasin’ The Bird & Cheryl

10

  • Jay Ferguson born (Burbank, CA) American rock singer, songwriter, percussionist. Member of  Spirit from 1967 to 1971, in 1976 and from 1982 to 1985 and Jo Jo Gunne from 1971 to 1975.
  • Ray Noble has the Billboard number one single with Linda (1st week of 2)

11

  • Claude “Butch” Trucks born (Jacksonville, FL) American rock drummer. Founder member of the Allman Brothers Band.
  • Ture Rangström (62) dies in Stockholm

13

  • Sergei Prokofiev’s Waltz Suite op.110 for orchestra premiered in Moscow

15

  • Renaud Gagneux born (Paris) French composer

16

  • Barbara Lee born (New York, NY) American pop singer. Founder member of the Chiffons. Died 1992
  • Darius Milhaud’s Cantate de la guerre op.213 premiered in Eugene, OR

18

  • John Cage’s ballet The Seasons premiered in New York
  • Elisabeth Lutyens’s opera The Pit premiered in London, lib. W.R. Rodgers (concert performance)
  • Alex North & Langston Hughes’s Negro Mother Cantata, for chorus and orchestra premiered in New York

19

  • Steve Currie born (Grimsby) English pop bassist. Member of T Rex from 1970 to 1976. Died 1981

22

  • Franz Koglmann born (Mödling, Austria) Austrian jazz trumpeter, composer.

23

  • Richie Beirach born (New York, NY) American jazz pianist, composer.

24

  • Albert Bouchard born (Watertown, NY) American rock drummer, guitarist, singer, songwriter, guitarist. Member of Blue Oyster Cult from 1967 to 1981. Brother of Joe Bouchard (b.1948).

28

  • Bohuslav Martinu’s Symphony no.5 premiered in Prague
  • Darius Milhaud’s Suite anglaise op.234 for harmonica and orchestra premiered in Paris

29

  • Franghiz Ali-Zadeh born (Baku) Azerbaijani composer, pianist.

30

  • Sydney Nicholson (72) dies in Ashford, Kent

31

  • Junior Campbell born (Glasgow) Scottish pop singer, songwriter, guitarist. Member of Marmalade from 1966 to 1971 and solo artist.
  • Henri Casadesus (67) dies in Paris

releases

  • Hadda Brooks – That’s My Desire / Humoresque Boogie (Modern)
  • Louis Jordan – Jack You’re Dead / I Know What You’re Puttin’ Down (Decca)
  • Hank Williams – Honky Tonkin’ / Pan American (Sterling)
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Hadda Brooks 1916-2002

Jun

1

  • Ron Wood born (London) English rock guitarist, bassist, painter. Member of the Birds from 1964 to 1967, the Jeff Beck Group from 1967 to 1969, the Faces from 1969 to 1975 and the Rolling Stones from 1976.

2

  • Mark Elder born (Hexham) English conductor, writer, music director, bassoon player.

3

  • Dave Alexander born (Ann Arbor, MI) American rock bassist. Member of the Stooges from 1967 to 1970. Died 1975
  • Mickey Finn born (Thornton Heath, Surrey) English rock percussionist. Member of  T Rex from 1969 to 1976. Died 2003
  • Francis Poulenc’s opera Les mamelles de Tirésias [The Breasts of Tiresias], lib. Poulenc after Guillaume Apollinaire, premiered in Paris

5

  • Laurie Anderson born (Glen Elyn, IL) American singer, composer, musician, performance artist.
  • Michele Campanella born (Naples) Italian pianist, conductor.
  • Freddie Stone aka Frederick Stewart born (Vallejo, CA) American R&B and rock guitarist, singer, songwriter. member of Sly & the Family Stone from 1967 to 1975. Brother of Sly (b.1943), Rose (b.1945) and Vet (b.1950) Stone.

8

  • Julie Driscoll born (London) English jazz, rock and pop singer.
  • Annie Haslam born (Bolton) English rock singer, songwriter, painter. Member of Renaissance from 1971 to 1980 and solo artist.
  • Joan La Barbara born (Philadelphia, PA) American composer, singer.

10

  • Gregory La Cava’s film Living in a Big Way opens, starring Marie McDonald & Gene Kelly

11

  • (to 15 Jun) The first annual Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod takes place in Llangollen, Denbighshire

14

  • Barry “The Fish” Melton born (Brooklyn, NY) American rock guitarist, lawyer. Member of Country Joe & the Fish from 1965 to 1971 and the Dinosaurs from 1982.

15

  • Carl Orff’s opera Die Bernauerin premiered in Stuttgart, lib. Orff

16

  • Bronisław Huberman (64) dies in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland

17

  • Guy Evans born (Birmingham) English rock drummer. Member of Van Der Graaf Generator from 1968 to 1978 and from 2005.

18

  • Georgs Pelēcis born (Riga) Latvian composer, teacher.

19

  • Gene Ammons cuts his first sides as leader for Mercury in Chicago. Gail Brockman (tp) Gene Ammons (ts) James Craig (p) Gene Wright (b) Chuck Williams (d) George Stone (arr)

20

  • George Palmer born (Egypt) Australian composer, lawyer, judge.
  • Benjamin Britten’s opera Albert Herring premiered in Glyndebourne, lib. E. Crozier

23

  • The US government sues ASCAP in a New York court for anti-trust violations

24

  • Mick Fleetwood born (Redruth) English rock drummer. Member of Fleetwood Mac from 1967.

releases

  • Billie Holiday – Until the Real Thing Comes Along / I Cover the Waterfront (Columbia)
  • Illinois Jacquet – Blow, Illinois, Blow c/w Illinois Blows The Blues (Aladdin)
  • Nellie Lutcher – Hurry On Down / The Lady’s in Love With You (Capitol)
  • Amos Milburn – Down the Road Apiece / Don’t Beg Me (Aladdin)
  • Hank Williams – Move It On Over / I Heard You Cryin’ In Your Sleep (MGM)
  • Tex Williams – Smoke Smoke Smoke (That Cigarette) / Polka Roundup (Capitol)  
  • Duke Ellington at Carnegie Hall (Musicraft) recorded 25 Nov, 5 and 12 Dec 1946 at the Longacre Theatre in New York, not Carnegie Hall. 4 x 78rpm discs
  • Dizzy Gillespie and His All Stars (Musicraft) 4 x 78rpm discs
  • Merle Travis – Folk Songs of the Hills (Capitol) 4 x 78rpm discs

Sheet music for Benjamin Brittens opera Albert Herring

Jul

2

  • Einar Englund’s symphonic poem Epinikia premiered in Helsinki

6

  • Hilding Rosenberg’s Concerto no.1 for strings premiered on Swedish radio, Stockholm

7

  • Rob Townsend born (Leicester) English rock and blues drummer, session player. Member of Family from 1967 to 1973, Medicine Head from 1973 to 1975 and the Blues Band from 1979.

8

  • Darius Milhaud’s Carnaval à la Nouvelle-Orléans op.275 for 2 pianos premiered in Detroit

9

  • Haruomi Hosono born (Tokyo) Japanese bass guitarist, electronic musician, composer. Member of the Happy End from 1969 to 1974 and Yellow Magic Orchestra from 1978.

10

  • Arlo Guthrie born (Coney Island, NY) American folk singer, songwriter. Son of Woody Guthrie (1912-67).
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Souls of the Righteous for soprano, tenor, baritone and chorus premiered in London

11

  • John Holt born (Kingston, Jamaica) Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter. member of the Paragons from 1964 to 1970 and solo artist.

12

  • Wilko Johnson aka John Wilkinson born (Canvey Island) English rock guitarist. Member of  Dr Feelgood from 1972 to 1977, Solid Senders from 1977 to 1979, the Blockheads and others.
  • Jimmie Lunceford (45) dies in Seaside, OR following a heart attack sustained while signing autographs
  • Dizzy Gillespie signs to RCA-Victor

15

  • Peter Banks born (London) English rock guitarist, songwriter. Member of Yes from 1968 to 1970, Flash and others. Died 2013
  • Roky Erikson born (Dallas, TX) American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Member of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators from 1965 to 1969 and solo artist.
  • Walter Donaldson (54) dies in Santa Monica, CA

17

  • Wolfgang Flür born (Düsseldorf) German electronic musician, percussionist. Member of Kraftwerk from 1973 to 1987.

19

  • Bernie Leadon born (Minneapolis, MN) American rock and country guitarist, singer, songwriter. Member of the Dillards from 1968 to 1969, the Flying Burrito Brothers from 1969 to 1971 and the Eagles from 1971 to 1975.
  • Brian May born (London) English rock guitarist, songwriter, singer, astronomer. Founder member of Queen.
  • Julie London marries actor Jack Webb in Los Angeles

20

  • Carlos Santana born (Jalisco, Mexico) Mexican-American rock guitarist, songwriter. Founder member of Santana.

22

  • Don Henley born (Gilmer, TX) American rock singer, songwriter, drummer. Member of the Eagles from 1971 and solo artist.

23

  • David Essex aka David Cook born (London) English pop singer, songwriter, actor.

24

  • Ernest Austin (72) dies in London

26

  • Alberto Ginastera’s Suite de Danzas Criollas op.15 for piano premiered in Buenos Aires

27

  • Rolf Liebermann’s Furioso for orchestra premiered in Darmstadt

30

  • William Alwyn’s Sonata alla toccata for piano premiered on BBC Radio

releases

  • Billie Holiday – I’m Yours / My Old Flame (Commodore)
  • Charlie Parker – Buzzy / Donna Lee (Savoy)

Einar Englund 1916-99

Aug

1

  • Prakash John born (Mumbai) Indian-Canadian rock bass guitarist, session musician. Worked with Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Funkadelic and others.

3

  • Maria Callas makes her Italian debut in Verona in a production of Ponchielli’s La Gioconda

4

  • Klaus Schulze born (Berlin) German electronic musician, composer. Member of Tangerine Dream from 1969 to 1970, Ash Ra Tempel from 1970 to 1971 and solo artist.

6

  • Dennis Alcapone aka Dennis Smith born (Clarendon, Jamaica) Jamaican reggae DJ, record producer.
  • Gottfried von Einem’s opera Dantons Tod [Danton’s death], lib. von Einem and Boris Blacher, premiered in Salzburg

8

  • Mick Box born (London) English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter. Founder member of Uriah Heep.
  • John Kirkpatrick born (London) English folk accordion player, session musician.

10

  • Dimitri Alexeev born (Moscow) Russian classical pianist
  • Ian Anderson born (Dunfermline) Scottish rock singer, songwriter, flautist. Founder member of Jethro Tull.

11

  • Chet Atkins makes his first recordings for RCA in Chicago. Chet Atkins (g, vo) George Barnes (g) Harold Siegel (b) Charles Hurta (vln) August Klein (accdn)

13

  • Louis Armstrong’s All Stars play their first show in Los Angeles

14

  • Maddy Prior born (Blackpool) English folk singer. Founder member of Steeleye Span. Also worked with June tabor and solo.
  • Miles Davis’ All Stars record a session for Savoy in New York, his first as leader. Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (ts) John Lewis (p) Nelson Boyd (b) Max Roach (d). Tracks cut include Milestones; Little Willie Leaps; Half Nelson & Sippin’ At Bells

15

  • Lightnin’ Hopkins records a session for Aladdin in Los Angeles. Tracks cut include Fast-Mail Rambler; Thinkin’ and Worryin’; Play With Your Poodle; Down Homne Baby; Short-Haired Woman & Big Mama Jump

17

  • Gary Talley born (Memphis, TN) American rock guitarist, bass guitarist. Founder member of the Box Tops.

18

  • Roger Sessions’s opera The Trial of Lucullus premiered in Berkeley, CA, lib. Bertolt Brecht

19

  • Gerard Schwarz born (Weehawken, NJ) American conductor, trumpeter.

20

  • James Pankow born (St Louis, MO) American rock trombonist, songwriter, arranger, percussionist. member of Chicago from 1967.

21

  • Lefty Frizzell is sentenced to two to three years prison for statutory rape. He serves six months

22

  • Donna Jean Godchaux born (Sheffield, AL) American rock singer. Member of the Grateful Dead from 1971 to 1979 and the Donna Jean Godchaux Band from 2009.

23

  • Terje Rypdal born (Oslo) Norwegian jazz and rock guitarist, composer.
  • Linda Thompson née Peters born (London) English folk singer. Worked with Richard Thompson and solo. Mother of Teddy Thompson (b.1976).

24

  • George Marshall’s film Variety Girl opens, starring Mary Hatcher. Music by Johnny Burke, Jimmy Mulcay, Mildred Mulcay and Edward H. Plumb

25

  • Keith Tippett born (Bristol) English jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, session player.

30

  • Francis Craig has the Billboard number one single with Near You for the first of 12 weeks

releases

  • Roy Acuff – Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain / The Devil’s Train (Columbia)  
  • Gene Ammons – Red Top / Idaho (Mercury)
  • Julia Lee – Snatch & Grab It / I Was Wrong (Capitol Americana)
  • Lennie Tristano (Keynote) 3 x 78 rpm discs
julialee

Julia Lee 1902-58

Sep

2

  • Ted Falconi born (Bryn Mawr, PA) American rock guitarist, songwriter. Member of Flipper from 1979.

3

  • Eric Bell born (Belfast) Irish rock guitarist. Member of Thin Lizzy from 1969 to 1973.

5

  • George ‘Buddy’ Miles born (Omaha, NE) American rock and funk drummer, session player. Worked with Electric Flag,  Jimi Hendrix and others. Died 2008

6

  • Sylvester James born (Los Angeles) American disoc singer, songwriter, drag artist. Died 1988

9

  • Ellen Beach Yaw (78) dies in Covina, CA
  • Hilding Rosenberg’s opera-oratorio Josef och hans bröder [Joseph and his Brothers] part 3 of 4 premiered on Swedish radio, Stockholm, lib. Rosenberg

10

  • Adriano Guarnieri born (Sustinente, Italy) Italian composer.

11

  • Gerry Conway born (King’s Lynn) English folk and rock drummer, session player. Worked with Cat Stevens, Eclection, Fotheringay, Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention.
  • John Porter born (Leeds) English record producer, bass guitarist. Worked with Roxy Music, Japan, the Smiths, Taj Mahal and many others.
  • Walter Galpin Alcock (85) dies in Salisbury, Wiltshire

12

  • Harry Rowe Shelley (89) dies in Short Beach, CT

15

  • Charles “Bobo” Shaw born (Pope, MS) American jazz drummer.

18

  • A two day country festival takes place at Carnegie Hall, New York featuring Ernest Tubb, Minnie Pearl and many others

19

  • Laurence ‘Lol’ Creme born (Manchester) English rock and pop singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboard player, record producer, video director. Member of 10cc from 1972 to 1976 and Godley & Creme from 1977 to 1988.

20

  • Billy Bang aka William Vincent Walker born (Mobile, AL) American jazz violinist, composer, bandleader. Worked with String Trio of New York, World Saxophone Quartet and others. Died 2011

21

  • Don Felder born (Gainesville, FL) American rock guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer. Member of the Eagles from 1974 to 2001.

25

  • Cecil Womack born (Cleveland) American R&B singer, songwriter, guitarist. Member of the Valentinos and Womack & Womack. Died 2013

26

  • Lynn Anderson born (Grand Forks, ND) American country singer, equestrian. Daughter of Liz Anderson (1930-2011).
  • John Foxx aka Dennis Leigh born (Chorley, Lancashire) English rock and experimental singer, songwriter, electronic musician, photographer, teacher. Member of Ultravox! from 1973 to 1979 and solo artist.
  • The Tadd Dameron Sextet record four sides for Blue Note in New York: The Squirrel; Our DelightThe Chase & Dameronia. Fats Navarro (tp) Ernie Henry (as) Charlie Rouse (ts) Tadd Dameron (p) Nelson Boyd (b) Shadow Wilson (d)

27

  • Meat Loaf aka Marvin Aday born (Dallas, TX) American rock singer, actor.

28

  • Francisco Santiago (58) dies in Manila following a heart attack

30

  • Marc Bolan aka Mark Feld born (London) English rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Member of John’s Children from 1967 to 1968 and led Tyrannosaurus Rex / T Rex from 1968. Died 1977

unk

  • Muddy Waters makes his first recordings for Aristocrat in Chicago (later Chess) with Sunnyland Slim

releases

  • Billie Holiday – Easy Living / Deep Song (Decca)
  • Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys – Blue Moon of Kentucky / Goodbye Old Pal (Columbia)

Ernest Tubb 1914-84

Oct

3

  • Percy Buck (76) dies in London
  • Sergei Prokofiev’s Thirty Years for orchestra op.113 premiered in Moscow

4

  • Jim Fielder born (Denton, TX) American rock bass guitarist, session player. Member of Blood, Sweat & Tears from 1967 to 1974.

5

  • Brian Johnson born (Newcastle) English rock singer. Member of Geordie from 1972 to 1980 and AC/DC from 1980.

6

  • Leevi Madetoja (60) dies in Helsinki of heart disease

8

  • Sheila Ferguson born (Philadelphia, PA) American pop and soul singer, actress. Member of the Three Degrees from 1966 to 1986.
  • Benjamin Frankel’s String Quartet no.3 premiered in London

9

  • France Gall born (Paris) French pop singer.
  • Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, George Abbott & Stephen Longstreet’s musical High Button Shoes opens on Broadway (727 performances)

10

  • Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein’s musical Allegro opens on Broadway (315 performances)

11

  • Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 6 premiered in Leningrad

13

  • Sammy Hagar born (Salinas, CA) American rock singer, guitarist, songwriter. Member of Montrose from 1973 to 1975, Van Halen from 1985 to 1996 and solo artist.

14

  • Norman Harris born (Philadelphia, PA) American R&B and soul record producer, arranger, guitarist. Worked with MFSB and the Salsoul Orchestra. Died 1987

15

  • Thelonious Monk cuts his first sides as leader for Blue Note in New York. Idrees Sulieman (tp) Danny Quebec West (as) Billy Smith (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Gene Ramey (b) Art Blakey (d). Tracks cut include Humph; Evonce; Suburban Eyes & Thelonious

16

  • Bob Weir born (San Francisco, CA) American rock guitarist, composer. Member of the Grateful Dead from 1965 to 1995.
  • Bohuslav Martinu’s Serenade no.1; Serenade no.2 & Divertimento for chamber orchestra premiered in Prague

17

  • Michael McKean born (New York) American comedian, actor, writer, songwriter, guitarist. Member of Spinal Tap.

18

  • Laura Nyro born (New York, NY) American pop and rock singer, songwriter, pianist. Died 1997
  • Chuck Berry is released from prison after serving three years for armed robbery

19

  • Wilbert Hart born (Philadelphia, PA) American soul singer. Member of the Delfonics from 1965 to 1975. Brother of William Hart (b.1945).

20

  • David Diamond’s Music for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet premiered in New York

21

  • David Diamond’s Canticle for violin and piano premiered in New York

23

  • Greg Ridley born (Aspatria, Cumbria) English rock bassist. Member of Humble Pie and Spooky Tooth. Died 2003

24

  • Edgar Broughton born (Warwick) English rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Founder member of the Edgar Broughton Band. Brother of Steve Broughton (b.1950).
  • Henry Cowell’s Symphony no.4 “Short Symphony” premiered in Boston
  • Thelonious Monk records a trio session for Blue Note in New York. Thelonious Monk (p) Gene Ramey (b) Art Blakey (d). Tracks cut include Nice Work If You Can Get It; Ruby, My Dear; Well, You Needn’t; April In Paris; Off Minor & Introspection

25

  • Glenn Tipton born (London) English rock guitarist, songwriter. Founder member of Judas Priest.

28

  • Jo Kondo born (Tokyo) Japanese composer.
  • Herbert von Karajan gives his first performance in Vienna following the lifting of the conducting ban imposed because of his Nazi Party membership
  • The Original Charlie Parker Quintet record a session for Dial in New York. Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d). Tracks cut include Bird Of Paradise; Dexterity; Bongo Bop & Embraceable You

30

  • Timothy Schmit born (Oakland, CA) American rock bassist, singer, songwriter. Member of Poco from 1970 to 1977 and the Eagles from 1977.
  • Mathieu Crickboom (76) dies in Brussels
  • Bertolt Brecht called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington
  • Darius Milhaud’s Symphony no.3 “Hymnus Ambrosianus” premiered in Paris
  • Edith Piaf makes her US debut at the Playhouse, New York
  • The National Symphony Orchestra (Mexico) gives its inaugural concert in Mexico City

31

  • Howard Skempton born (Chester) English avant-garde accordionist, composer. Member of the Scratch Orchestra.
  • Bertolt Brecht leaves the United States and returns to Europe
  • George Enescu’s Piano Quartet No.2 op.30 premiered in Washington, DC

releases

  • Lightnin’ Hopkins – Short-Haired Woman / Big Mama Jump (Aladdin)  
  • Bull Moose Jackson – I Love You Yes I Do / Sneaky Pete (King)
  • Sir Charles Thompson – Mad Lad / Tunis In (Apollo)
  • Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra – Warsaw Concerto / Love For Love (Columbia)
  • Joe Williams – Baby Please Don’t Go / Wild Cow Moan (Columbia)
parker

Charlie Parker 1920-55

Nov

1

  • Bob Weston born (Plymouth) English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter. Member of Fleetwood Mac from 1972 to 1974. Died 2012
  • Fritz Kreisler gives his final public concert at Carnegie Hall in New York

2

  • Günter Neuhold born (Graz) Austrian conductor.
  • Dave Pegg born (Birmingham) English rock and folk bassist. Organiser of the Cropedy Festival. Member of Fairport Convention from 1969 and Jethro Tull from 1980 to 1995.

3

  • Darius Milhaud’s Trois poèmes op.276 for voice and piano premiered in Paris

4

  • The Original Charlie Parker Quintet record a session for Dial in New York. Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d). Tracks cut include Scrapple From The Apple; Don’t Blame Me & Klactoveedsedstene

5

  • Peter Noone born (Manchester) English pop singer, songwriter, actor. Founder member of Herman’s Hermits.

6

  • (& 7 Nov) Hank Williams records two session for MGM in Nashville. Hank Williams (vo, g) Chubby Wise (vln) Jerry Byrd (steel g) Zeke Turner (g) Louis Innis (b). Tracks cut include Honky Tonkin; Mansion on the Hill; I’ll Be a Bachelor Till I Die & I’m a Long Gone Daddy

8

  • Tadaaki Otaka born (Kamakura, Japan) Japanese conductor.
  • Minnie Riperton born (Chicago, IL) American soul singer. Member of Rotary Connection from 1967 to 1971 and solo artist. Died 1979

10

  • Greg Lake born (Poole) English rock singer, songwriter, bassist. Member of King Crimson from 1969 to 1970, ELP from 1970 and solo artist.
  • Henry Cowell’s Sonata for violin and piano premiered in Los Angeles

11

  • Bruce Barthol born (Berkeley, CA) American rock bass guitarist, musical theatre composer. Member of Country Joe & the Fish from 1965 to 1968.
  • Iannis Xenakis arrives in Paris having fled the persecution of Greek communists by the country’s right wing government. He is sentenced to death in absentia

12

  • Buck Dharma aka Donald Roeser born (Long Island, NY) American singer, songwriter, guitarist. Member of Blue Oyster Cult from 1967.
  • Sergei Prokofiev’s cantata Flourish, Mighty Land premiered in Moscow

14

  • Joseph Allard (74) dies in Montreal

15

  • Decca-owned London Records issues its first discs in the US – all are British recordings

17

  • Rod Clements born (North Shields, Tyne & Wear) English folk and rock singer, guitarist, songwriter. Founder member of Lindisfarne.

20

  • Vin Garbutt born (Middlesbrough) English folk singer, songwriter, guitarist.
  • Joe Walsh born (Wichita, KS) American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter. Member of the James Gang from 1968 to 1971, Barnstorm from 1971 to 1974, the Eagles from 1975 and as a solo artist.

21

  • The first Atlantic Records recording session takes place by Gospel quartet the Harlemaires

22

  • Max Romeo aka Maxwell Smith born (St Ann’s, Jamaica) Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Voice Out of the Whirlwind for chorus and orchestra premiered in London

24

  • David Sinclair (Herne Bay, Kent) English rock keyboard player, songwriter. Member of Caravan intermittently from 1968 to 2002, Matching Mole from 1971 to 1972, Hatfield & the North from 1972 to 1973, Camel from 1978 to 1979 and solo artist.

27

  • Boris Blacher’s Orchestral Variations on a Theme by Paganini premiered in Leipzig
  • Ernst Krenek’s Symphony no.4 premiered in New York

28

  • Michel Berger aka Michel Hamburger born (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) French pop singer, songwriter, composer, record producer. Died 1992
  • Maria Farantouri born (Athens) Greek classical and jazz singer, activist, politician.
  • Georg Schnéevoigt (75) dies in Malmö

29

  • A benefit concert for Billie Holiday takes place at Carnegie Hall with Nat Cole, Buddy Rich and others. Holiday is serving a prison sentence for drugs offences

30

  • Jeff Lynne born (Birmingham) English pop and rock singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer. Member of the Move from 1970 to 1972, the Electric light Orchestra from 1970 to 1986, Traveling Wilburys from 1988 to 1990 and solo artist.

unk

  • Bud Powell admitted to Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in New York and undergoes ECT (Electroconvulsive therapy) causing memory loss. He stays for more than a year

releases

  • Roy Brown – Good Rocking Tonight / Lollipop Mama (DeLuxe)
  • Lightnin’ Hopkins – Fast-Mail Rambler / Thinkin’ and Worryin’ (Aladdin)
  • Mahalia Jackson – Move On Up a Little Higher parts 1 and 2 (Apollo)
  • Ike Quebec – Basically Blue / The Masquerade Is Over (Blue Note)
The Harlemaires

The Harlemaires

Dec

4

  • Terry Woods born (Dublin) Irish folk mandolin player, singer, songwriter. Member of Sweeney’s Men from 1966 to 1969, Steeleye Span from 1969 to 1970, the Pogues from 1986 and solo artist.

5

  • Jim Messina born (Maywood, CA) American rock singer, songwriter, bassist, record producer. Member of Buffalo Springfield in 1968, Poco from 1968 to 1970 and solo artist.
  • Samuel Barber’s orchestral suite Medea premiered in Philadelphia

6

  • Miroslav Vitouš born (Prague) Czech jazz bassist, composer, bandleader. Worked with Weather Report, Chick Corea and others.

8

  • Gregg Allman born (Nashville, TN) American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Founder member of the Allman Brothers Band. Brother of Duane Allman (1946-71).
  • Grazyna Bacewicz’s String Quartet no.3 premiered in Krakow

9

  • Hampton Hawes makes his first studio recordings for Columbia in Los Angeles with Happy Johnson And His International Jive Five. Happy Johnson (tb) Ray Preasley (ts) Hampton Hawes (p) Roger J. Alderson (b) Chuck Thompson (d)

11

  • The Dexter Gordon Quintet record four sides for Savoy in New York: Settin’ The Pace parts 1 and 2So Easy & Dexter’s Riff. Dexter Gordon (ts) Leo Parker (bars) Tadd Dameron (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d)

12

  • The Joe Morris Orchestra make their first recordings for Atlantic in New York. Joe Morris (tp) Johnny Griffin (ts) Bill McLemore (bs) William Reeves (p) George Freeman (g) Embra Daylie (b) Leroy Jackson (d)

13

  • Karl Aage Rasmussen born (Kolding, Denmark) Danish composer, writer.
  • Aram Khachaturian’s Symphony-Poem premiered in St Petersburg

14

  • Kurken Alemshah (40) dies in Detroit following a heart attack
  • Will Fyffe (62) falls from a hotel window in St Andrews, Fife, later dying from his injuries

20

  • Gigliola Cinquetti born (Verona) Italian pop singer, broadcaster, journalist.

21

  • Paco de Lucía born (Algeciras, Spain) Spanish flamenco guitarist, composer.
  • The Original Charlie Parker Quintet record a session for Savoy in Detroit. Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d). Tracks cut include Another Hair Do; Bluebird & Bird Gets The Worm

22

  • Art Blakey cuts his first sides as leader for Blue Note in New York: The Bop Alley; Groove StreetThe Thin Man Musa’s Vision. Kenny Dorham (tp) Howard Bowe (tb) Sahib Shihab (as) Orland Wright (ts) Ernest Thompson (bars) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) LaVerne Barker (b) Art Blakey (d)
  • Duke Ellington and his Orchestra record a session for Columbia in New York for the Liberian Suite album. Shorty Baker, Shelton Hemphill, Al Killian, Francis Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp,vln) Lawrence Brown, Tyree Glenn, Claude Jones (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts) Johnny Hodges (as) Russell Procope (as, cl) Al Sears (ts) Harry Carney (bars) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford, Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (d)

25

  • Benjamin Britten’s Men of Goodwill: Variations on a Christmas Carol for orchestra premiered on BBC radio

26

  • George Porter Jr born (New Orleans, LA) American funk and R&B bassist, singer, songwriter. Member of the Meters from 1965.

28

  • Wynonie Harris records a session for King in Cincinnati, OH. Wynonie Harris (vo) ‘Flat Top’ Wilson (b) Joe Knight (p) Oran Page (tp) Hal Singer (ts) Clarence Donaldson (d). Tracks cut include Good Rockin’ Tonight & I Believe I’ll Fall In Love

29

  • Cozy Powell aka Colin Flooks born (Cirencester) English rock drummer, session player. Worked with the Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Emerson, Lake & Powell, Whistesnake, Black Sabbath and others. Died 1998

31

  • Rita Lee Jones born (Sao Paulo) Brazilian rock singer, songwriter, actress, author. Member of Os Mutantes from 1966 to 1972.
  • June Tabor born (Warwick) English folk singer, songwriter.

releases

  • T-Bone Walker – Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad) / I Know Your Wig Is Gone (Black & White)
  • Hank Williams – Rootie Tootie / My Sweet Love Ain’t Around (MGM)

Date unknown

  • Cedric Myton born (St Catherine, Jamaica) Jamaican reggae singer. Founder member of the Congos.

publications

  • John Lomax’s autobiography Adventures of a Ballad Hunter published in New York
  • John & Alan Lomax’s Folk Song U.S.A.: the 111 Best American Ballads published in New York
  • Harry Partch’s book Genesis of a Music published

Songs published

  • Autumn Leaves (Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert, Joseph Kosma); Good Rockin’ Tonight (Roy Brown); Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner (Hubert Gregg); Nature Boy (eden ahbez); The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (Buddy Bernier, Jerry Brainin); Sixteen Tons (Merle Travis)


John Lomax 1867-1948

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