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Oct 24
1951

Bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs record Tis Sweet To Be Remembered, Get In Line Brother, Earl?s Breakdown and My Darling?s Last Goodbye for Columbia Records in Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee. (1951)

Oct 24
1953

St. George And The Dragonet by Stan Freberg reaches No1 in the Cashbox magazine chart of the Best-Selling Singles in the USA. (1953)

Oct 24
1953

Entering at No23 Love Walked In by The Hilltoppers is the highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine chart of the Best-Selling Singles in the USA. (1953)

Oct 24
1953

Istanbul [Not Constantinople] by Canadian vocal quartet The Four Lads enters the Billboard Popular Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No10 and become their first gold disc. (1953)

Oct 24
1953

David Wright is born in Kent, UK. He will become well-known as as a keyboard player, composer and co-founder of the New Age electronic rock band Code Indigo and the New Age music duo Callisto. Wright will also found the New Age music label AD Music in 1989. (1953)

Oct 24
1953

Singer and bandleader Lockwood Lewis dies in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is best remembered as the saxophonist of the Dixieland Jug Blowers. (1953)

Oct 24
1953

Sonny Boy Williamson II and His House Rockers, with Elmore James on guitar, record She Brought Life Back To The Dead and Gettin' Out Of Town for Trumpet Records at the State Furniture Company, Jackson Mississippi, USA. (1953)

Oct 24
1954

Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters compete in the Battle Of The Blues at the Club Paradise, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. (1954)

Oct 24
1955

A rock'n'roll movie, Rock 'n' Roll Revue, opens in seventy New York City, USA, cinemas, featuring performances by The Clovers, Ruth Brown, Larry Darnell, The Delta Rhythm Boys, Martha Davis and Spouse, Joe Turner, Dinah Washington, Lionel Hampton, Nat 'King' Cole, and Duke Ellington. (1955)

Oct 24
1955

Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars release a new single, Mack The Knife, in the USA. It will peak at No20. (1955)

Oct 24
1956

The Eddie Duchin Story, a Hollywood movie about the life of jazz bandleader Eddie Duchin, is released to cinemas in Italy. (1956)

Oct 24
1956

Bo Diddley plays at the Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA, supported by The Cadets. (1956)

Oct 24
1957

Patsy Cline sings Then You'll Know on US tv's Arthur Godfrey Show. (1957)

Oct 24
1958

Ray Charles releases a new single, Rock House, in the USA, on Atlantic Records. (1958)

Oct 24
1958

LaVern Baker, Jackie Wilson, Bobby Day and Lee Andrews And The Hearts, play in Richmond, Virginia, USA. (1958)

Oct 24
1958

Bo Diddley, Dion And The Belmonts and Thurston Harris play at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1958)

Oct 24
1959

The Sammy Kaye Orchestra plays at the annual Ak-Sar-Ben Coronation Ball in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. (1959)

Oct 24
1959

The Isley Brothers, produced by Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, record Rock Around The Clock and St Louis Blues, for RCA Records in New York City, USA. (1959)

Oct 24
1959

We Got Love by Bobby Rydell is this week's highest new entry in the Cashbox Singles Chart in the USA, entering at No59. (1959)

Oct 24
1959

While serving with the US Army in Germany, Elvis Presley is hospitalized in Frankfurt because of tonsillitis. (1959)

Oct 24
1959

Baby Washington, Bobby Freeman, The Miracles and Gene And Eunice play the second night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1959)