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Apr 20
1950

Frank Sinatra is heard performing the songs Lover, It Isn't Fair, All Or Nothing At All and Dearie, backed by the Skitch Henderson Orchestra, on the NBC radio show Light Up Time, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA. (1950)

Apr 20
1950

Vocalist Dana Leslie plays at Birdland, New York City, USA, with Hot Lips Page and Jayne Mickens. (1950)

Apr 20
1950

T. Texas Tyler plays at the North West Modern Barn Dance in the Spanaway Lake Park Ballroom, Washington, USA. (1950)

Apr 20
1950

During his second recording session for Columbia Records in New York City, USA, Tony Bennett re-records two songs he had recorded three days earlier, Boulevard Of Broken Dreams and I Wanna Be Loved. (1950)

Apr 20
1950

R'n'b vocal group The Carols record Please Believe In Me, Drink Gin and other tracks for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 20
1950

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra record That's Grand, Skip It and other tracks in Paris, France, Europe. (1950)

Apr 20
1950

Billy Eckstein plays at The Paramount Theatre, New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 20
1950

Dean Martin And Jerry Lewis play at Ciro's, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1950)

Apr 20
1950

Admiral Records vocalist Bobby Colt opens at Chez Ami, Buffalo, New York State, USA. (1950)

Apr 20
1950

R'n'b vocal group The Ravens release a new single, Count Every Star, on National Records in the USA. (1950)

Apr 20
1950

Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the forty-third night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th. (1950)

Apr 20
1951

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in Owensboro, Illinois, USA. (1951)

Apr 20
1954

Experimental jazz pianist Alec Templeton records Apres Midi D'un Faune, Vocalise, Waltz Antique and Ridin' Thru The Rye for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. The tracks will appear on his album The Magic Piano. (1954)

Apr 20
1954

Louis Jordan and The Robins play at The Trocadero, Los Angeles, California, USA, for the second of ten nights. (1954)

Apr 20
1954

Elvis Presley begins working at Crown Electric in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, earning $1 an hour as a truck driver. (1954) (1954)

Apr 20
1955

Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White by Perez Prado reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart. (1955)

Apr 20
1955

Bertie King and Kenny Baker record the Benny Carter composition Symphony In Riffs for Pye Nixa records in London, UK. Personnel in the band is Kenny Baker [trumpet], George Chisholm [trombone], Bertie King [alto], Jimmy Skidmore [tenor], Harry Klein [baritone], Vic Ash [clarinet], Dill Jones [piano], Bill Le Sage [accordion], Cedric West [guitar], Frank Clarke [bass] and Eddie Taylor [drums] (1955)

Apr 20
1956

Humphrey Lyttelton and his band record Bad Penny Blues for Parlophone Records, at IBC Studios, London. The song will inspire the keyboard melody for Paul McCartney?s song Lady Madonna, recorded by The Beatles. (1956)

Apr 20
1956

No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No1 during a 14-week run on the chart. (1956)

Apr 20
1957

US music trade magazine Cashbox describes the newly-released Got My Mojo Working by Muddy Waters on Chess Records as a "sleeper of the week". The same edition of Cashbox also refers to another version of the same song as its "r'n'b sleeper of the week." The song, written by Preston Foster, will become the subject of a long drawn out copyright case. (1957)

Apr 20
1957

A Sun Records package tour featuring Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash plays its first date in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. (1957)

Apr 20
1957

Johnnie Ray plays the sixth night of two-weeks at the Palladium, London, UK. (1957)

Apr 20
1957

Pat Boone makes a live appearance on NBC-tv's Perry Como Show in the USA. (1957)

Apr 20
1957

Vic Lewis And His Orchestra play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK. (1957)

Apr 20
1957

Heart reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK. This position is achieved by amalgamating sales of two versions of the song, one by Max Bygraves and one by The Johnston Brothers. (1957)

Apr 20
1957

Heart by The Johnston Brothers enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK at No26. It will peak at No23 during a run of three weeks on the chart. (1957)

Apr 20
1957

Butterfly by Charlie Gracie enters the UK Popular Singles Chart at No23. It will peak at No12 during an eight-week run on the chart. (1957)

Apr 20
1957

Butterfly by Andy Williams enters the UK Popular Singles Chart at No29. It will peak at No1 during a sixteen-week run on the chart. (1957)

Apr 20
1959

Fats Domino releases a new single, I'm Ready, on Imperial Records in the USA. (1959)