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Dec 21
1950

Les Brown And His Band record Black Night, I'll Always Be In Love With You and Seven Long Days, at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Aladdin Records. (1950)

Dec 21
1950

Revered bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger Fletcher Henderson suffers a stroke which partly paralyses him, limiting his ability to work for the remainder of his life. (1950)

Dec 21
1950

Billy Eckstine records I Apologise at Radio Recorders Studio, Hollywood, California, USA. (1950)

Dec 21
1950

Hank Williams and The Drifting Cowboys record Cold, Cold Heart and three other songs in Castle Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (1950)

Dec 21
1951

The Walt Disney animated film Cinderella, including the songs A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, So This is Love, Sing Sweet Nightingale, The Work Song, and Cinderella, is released to cinemas in West Germany. (1951)

Dec 21
1955

LaVern Baker And The Gliders record Jim Dandy for Atlantic Records in the USA. (1955)

Dec 21
1956

When Louis Armstrong leaves Euston Station, London, UK, to return to the USA after a UK tour, an all-star jazz band featuring Humphrey Lyttelton, Diz Disley, Sandy Brown, Neville Skrimshire and others, plays Armstrong's hits from the platform as the train pulls out. (1956)

Dec 21
1956

Two rock'n'roll movies, Shake Rattle And Rock and Rock! Rock! Rock! go on general release in the UK. (1956)

Dec 21
1957

Freddie Bell and The Bell Boys play in the Caf? De Paris, Miami Beach, Florida, USA. (1957)

Dec 21
1957

The Cadillacs play the second of five nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by The Blue Notes and others. (1957)

Dec 21
1958

Jackie Wilson and Ritchie Valens appear live on the Alan Freed Christmas Show in the USA. (1958)

Dec 21
1959

Jackie Wilson records Doggin' Around for Brunswick Records in the USA. (1959)

Dec 21
1959

Dakota Staton, accompanied by The Eddie Wilcox Orchestra, records My Babe, Come Home and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Capitol Records. (1959)

Dec 21
1959

Little Willie John, The Drifters and James Brown play the final night in a week of dates at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1959)

Dec 21
1959

Popular vocalist Eve Boswell is the featured guest on UK radio show Desert Island Discs. (1959)