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Sep 16
1950

Oscar Peterson plays in Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA. The concert is recorded and some tracks will be released by Verve Records on the album Debut : The Clef/Mercury Duo Recordings 1949-1951. (1949)

Sep 16
1952

The Ronnie Scott Quintet records Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Love Me Or Leave Me, Scott's Expedition and Avalon in London for Karlo Krahmer's Esquire Records. (1952)

Sep 16
1952

The Ronnie Scott Quintet records Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Love Me Or Leave Me, Scott?s Expedition and Avalon in London, UK, for Esquire Records. (1952)

Sep 16
1952

English music hall star Vesta Tilley dies aged 88 in London, UK. (1952)

Sep 16
1953

No Other Love by Perry Como reaches No1 on the Billboard singles chart in the USA. On the same day, The Gerry Mulligan Quartet [featuring Chet Baker] record Love Me Or Leave Me during a club engagement at The Haig, Los Angeles, California, USA. It will appear on the album Timeless by Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker. Out on the circuit, Louis Jordan begins two-weeks at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada; The Cloversplay at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City and Earl Bostic is playing at the Capitol Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA. A new arrival is jazz guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh, who is born in Detroit, Michigan. (1953)

Sep 16
1953

Saxophone star Earl Bostic plays at the Capitol Lounge, Chicago, Illinois. (1953)

Sep 16
1954

Colin Newman of influential 70s band Wire is born in Salisbury. (1954)

Sep 16
1955

The movie Young at Heart, starring Doris Day and Frank Sinatra is released to cinemas in Finland. (1955)

Sep 16
1956

The Four Aces and Marion Marlowe are the musical guests on The Ed Sullivan Show, broadcast live from New York City, USA. (1956)

Sep 16
1956

Louis Jordan plays the third night of a week at the Flame Show Bar in Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1956)

Sep 16
1956

Little Richard plays the last of three nights at The Savoy Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1956)

Sep 16
1956

Lloyd Price plays the third night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA, supported by Mickey And Sylvia. (1956)

Sep 16
1957

Chances Are by Johnny Mathis enters the Billboard singles charts in the US, where it will peak at No1. (1957)

Sep 16
1957

US trade magazine Billboard reviews The Clovers' new single Down In The Alley with the words, 'Group has a strong effect here with a soul-satisfying blues with a touch of the gospel sound. Has a definite kick to it, and could bounce them back. Watch it for pop action also.' (1957)

Sep 16
1959

Clyde McPhatter plays the third night of a week of shows at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (1959)