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Jul 31
1951

Folk quartet The Weavers continue their a month-long residency at Cafe Society, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. The group includes Pete Seeger. (1951)

Jul 31
1951

Singing duo The Bell Sisters sing The Waiting Song in their audition for Peter Potter's Search For A Song tv show in Los Angeles, California, USA. They pass the audition and are given a show date of 26 September. (1951)

Jul 31
1954

R'n'b/doo-wop group The Castelles release a new single, Over A Cup Of Coffee, on Grand Records in the USA. (1954)


Jul 31
1955

Bill Doggett plays at Springbrook Gardens, Lima, Ohio, USA. (1955)

Jul 31
1956

Radio DJ Hunter Hancock, Specialty Records boss Art Rupe, bandleader Johnny Otis and promoter Hal Zeiger form a committee in Los Angeles, California, to counter the increasing number of unfavourable media attacks on r?n?b music. On the same day, jukebox operators in Asbury Park, New Jersey, ban rock?n?roll records from their machines. (1956)

Jul 31
1957

Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson record Makin’ Whoopee, Let’s Do it and other tracks for the album Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson, in Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California. (1957)

Jul 31
1957

The British film A Touch Of The Sun, starring comedian Frankie Howerd and Irish singing star Ruby Murray is released in Finland. (1957)

Jul 31
1959

Neil Sedaka records Oh! Carol, a song documenting his unrequited love for Brill Building songwriter and future superstar, Carole King. (1959)


Jul 31
1959

Woody Herman and His Orchestra record The Swinging Machine, Johnny On The Spot and other tracks, in New York City, USA. (1959)

Jul 31
1959

Living Doll by Cliff Richard And The Drifters reaches No1 in the UK singles chart, for the first of six weeks. (1959)

Jul 31
1959

Carl Perkins and Brenda Lee play at the County Fair, Urbana, Illinois, USA. (1959)

Jul 31
1959

Conway Twitty plays at the Pacific Paradise Ballroom, Honolulu, Hawaii. (1959)

Jul 31
1959

LaVern Baker plays at the Copa Club, Newport, Kentucky, USA. (1959)

Jul 31
1959

Jazz fusion guitarist Stanley Jordan, best-known for his development of the tapping technique for guitar playing, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1959)

Jul 31
1959

Frankie Ford, Johnny And The Hurricanes, The Addrisi Brothers and Skip And Flip play at Sanford Civic Centre, Sanford, Florida, USA. (1959)