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Apr 24
1950

The Zoot Sims And His Brothers record The Way You Look Tonight and Yellow Duck for Metronome Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

Count Basie begins a stay at The Club 421, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra play the fourth night in a week at The Vogue Terrace, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

Coral Records artist Bill Darnel begins a week of dates at The Esquire Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

The George Shearing Quintet plays at the opening of The Dunbar House, Washington DC, USA. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

Robert Andrew Hyman is born in Meriden, Connecticut, USA. He will find success as singer, songwriter, keyboard player, accordion player, producer, arranger and recording studio owner, Rob Hyman, best known as a founding member of The Hooters. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

Rogers And Hammerstein's smash hit Broadway stage musical South Pacific goes on the road, with its opening night at The Public Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

Frank Sinatra records When You're Smiling, It's Only A Paper Moon, My Blue Heaven and The Continental for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

Normand Beaudet is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He will find success at the age of sixteen as singer of 60s garage band The Dabsters. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

Popular singer and actress Vivian Blaine plays at the opening of Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

Music student Bill Evans performs pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Kabalevsky for his Senior Recital at Southeastern Louisiana College, Hammond, Louisiana, USA. He will, in due course, make his mark on the world as one of the finest jazz pianists of the late 20th century. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

Popular vocalist Sam Browne plays at The Empire Theatre, Portsmouth, UK. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

Hot Lips Page plays the fifth night of two weeks at Birdland, New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

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

Apr 24
1952

John Lee Hooker records Walkin' The Boogie, Sugar Mama, I Don ́t Want Your Money, Hey, Baby, The Journey [aka Sentimental Journey], Bluebird, Love Blues, Apologize, Lonely Boy Boogie [aka New Boogie], Please Don ́t Go [aka Baby Please Don't Go], Worried Life Blues and Down At The Landing for Chess Records in Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1952)

Apr 24
1953

UK pop weekly the New Musical Express (NME) hosts its first Poll Winners concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. Winners are Ted Heath, Johnny Dankworth, Ronnie Scott, Lita Roza and Dickie Valentine, all of whom play live sets and are presented with specially designed gilt metal crowns. (1953)

Apr 24
1953

Dinah Shore flies from California to New York City, USA, to begin a holiday with her husband and daughter. During the family visit to the East Coast, however, she will perform at the 41st Annual US Chamber Of Commerce banquet, in Washington, DC. (1953)

Apr 24
1953

RCA Victor Records throws a 'Welcome Home' party, attended by local disc jockeys and pressmen, for popular singer Eddie Fisher at Toots Shor's in New York City, USA. (1953)

Apr 24
1954

B.B. King appears on the cover of American music trade magazine Cashbox, where he is pictured receiving an award from popular radio deejay Hunter Hancock. (1954)

Apr 24
1954

US music trade magazine Billboard notes the coming trend in music with the headline, 'Teenagers Demand Music with a Beat - Spur Rhythm and Blues.' (1954)

Apr 24
1954

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

Apr 24
1957

Teen tv star Ricky Nelson releases his debut single, A Teenager?s Romance, in the USA. (1957)

Apr 24
1957

Patsy Cline records eight tracks at Decca's Pythian Temple studios in New York City, USA. (1957)

Apr 24
1957

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

Apr 24
1957

Boris Peter Bransby-Williams is born in Versailles, France. He will grow up to play drums for Kim Wilde, The Thompson Twins and The Cure. (1957)

Apr 24
1958

Bobby Darin records Early In The Morning for Atco Records in the Pythian Temple studio, New York City, USA. (1958)

Apr 24
1959

Having run for 24 years on radio and nine years on tv, the final installment of the Saturday night musical countdown show Your Hit Parade airs on NBC in the USA. The final Top Five are 1. The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me; 2. Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces; 3. Ricky Nelson - Never Be Anyone Else But You; 4. Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time; 5. Elvis Presley - I Need Your Love Tonight. (1959)

Apr 24
1959

The first r'n'b song to include a string section, There Goes My Baby by The Drifters, is released in the USA on Atlantic Records. (1959)