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Jan 30
1950

Tennessee Ernie Ford releases a new single, The Cry Of The Wild Goose, on Capitol Records in the USA. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

Country music singing star Eddy Arnold appears at The National Theatre, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

Stan Kenton and his forty-piece Innovations orchestra play their first-ever show at Los Angeles Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

The Bill Evans Trio, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Ornette Coleman, Carmen McRae and The Modern Jazz Quartet play at The Town Hall, 113 West 43rd St., New York City, USA. MC for the event is Symphony Sid. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

Joe Loss And His Band play the first night of a week of shows at The Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, UK. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

The Martin And Lewis Show, an American radio series starring Dean Martin And Jerry Lewis, broadcasts what the pair believe is their last show, because they have been unable to find a sponsor. They will, however, be back on the air within a year. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

Frank Sinatra is heard performing the songs I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, A Foggy Day, At Sundown and Home On The Range, backed by the Jeff Alexander Orchestra, on the NBC radio show Light Up Time, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

Gene Krupa And His Orchestra play the twelfth night of two weeks at Bop City, New York City, USA. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

Paddy Keenan is born in Trim, County meath, Ireland. A founding member of The Bothy Band, he will find success as an uilleann pipe player and enjoy an acclaimed solo career. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

Legendary calypsonian Lord Kitchener with Cyril Blake's Calypso Serenaders record The Underground Train and Nora, for Parlophone Records in Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

Calypsonian Lord Beginner with Cyril Blake's Calypso Serenaders records The Dollar And The Pound and I Will Die A Bachelor, for Parlophone Records in Abbey Road Studios, London, UK. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

Charlie Parker and Illinois Jacquet open at The 421 Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

Jazz vocalist Billy Eckstine plays the first night of two weeks at The Cave, Vancouver, Washington, USA. (1950)

Jan 30
1951

Carl Smith records the Hank Williams' song There's Nothing As Sweet As My Baby for Columbia Records in the USA. (1951)

Jan 30
1951

Clifford Leon Anderson is born in West Ham Hospital, London, UK. As Andy Anderson he will play drums for The Cure. (1951)

Jan 30
1951

Guys and Dolls [A Musical Fable of Broadway] with music by Frank Loesser is playing at The 46th Street Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances. (1951)

Jan 30
1952

Hank Williams plays the second of two nights at The Mosque, Richmond, Virginia, USA. (1952)

Jan 30
1953

Eddie Fisher reaches No1 in the UK singles chart with Outside Of Heaven. (1953)

Jan 30
1953

Hank Williams releases a posthumous single, Your Cheatin' Heart, on MGM Records, in the USA. (1953)

Jan 30
1953

Doris Day records Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee for Columbia Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. (1953)

Jan 30
1954

Elvis Presley goes to the Rainbow Rollerdome in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, where he bumps into fourteen year old Dixie Locke. Afterwards, he drives her home. She will become his girlfriend. (1954)

Jan 30
1954

Willie Mabon plays at Springbrook Gardens, Lima, Ohio, USA. (1954)

Jan 30
1954

The stage show John Murray Anderson's Almanac - A Musical Harlequinade, starring Harry Belafonte, with songs by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, plays at The Imperial Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 229 performances. (1954)

Jan 30
1955

Musical comedy The Boy Friend, with songs by Sandy Wilson, plays at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 485 performances. The show stars Julie Andrews, and also features English singer Millicent Martin. (1955)

Jan 30
1956

Elvis Presley records My Baby Left Me and his version of the Carl Perkins' composition Blue Suede Shoes, at RCA Studios, New York City, USA. (1956)

Jan 30
1956

Ruby Marray and Norman Wisdom sing their new release, Boy Meets Girl, live on BBCtv's fortnightly series Off The Record. The performance is quite a technical achievement as Murray and Wisdom are singing from a dressing room in the London Palladium in Central London, UK, [where they are appearing in twice-nightly shows] but the orchestral backing by Stanley Black and his Orchestra comes from BBC tv studios in Lime Grove, five miles away in West London. (1956)

Jan 30
1956

Lita Roza stars in her own weekly ATV show Lita Roza Sings, in the UK. (1956)

Jan 30
1957

Lita Roza appears on the BBC tv show Show Band Parade, with Cyril Stapleton, in the UK. (1957)

Jan 30
1957

Tommy Sands appears in the leading role in a tv dramatization of the life of a rock 'n' roll singer, The Singin' Idol, in New York City, USA. The role had first been offered to Elvis Presley, who turned it down. (1957)

Jan 30
1959

The George Lewis New Orleans Jazz Band plays at St George's Hall, Bradford, UK. (1959)

Jan 30
1959

Chicago-born Joni James enters the UK Popular Singles Chart Singles Chart at No24 with There Must Be A Way. It will go no higher. (1959)

Jan 30
1959

James Brown, Harvey And The Moonglows, Baby Washington, Nappy Brown and Jack Dupree And His Orchestra, play at The Rockland Palace, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1959)