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Sep 02
1951

Mik Kaminski, cellist with the Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O.) from 1973, is born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire UK. (1951)

Sep 02
1952

Chris Knox is born in New Zealand. He will find success as a rock and roll musician during the mid-70s punk rock era with his bands The Enemy and Toy Love. (1952)

Sep 02
1952

Chet Baker, with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, records My Funny Valentine for Blue Note Records at The Blackhawk in San Francisco, California, USA. (1952)

Sep 02
1952

Vera Lynn records Forget Me Not with Roland Shaw and his Orchestra, in London, UK. (1952)

Sep 02
1952

Billy Eckstein and Buddy Rich play the fifth night of a week at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1952)

Sep 02
1953

Blues guitarist Sticks McGhee records Jungle Juice, Dealing From The Bottom, The Wiggle Waggle Woo and I'm Doing All The Time, for King Records in New York City. The tracks also feature James Buchanan on tenor sax, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, Mickey Baker on guitar, Carl Pruitt on bass, and Specs Powell on drums. (1953)

Sep 02
1954

An Alan Freed-promoted package tour called The Biggest Rhythm'n'Blues Show, plays in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. Acts on the bill include The Drifters, Roy Hamilton, LaVern Baker, King Pleasure, The Spaniels and more. (1954)

Sep 02
1955

Chuck Berry begins a week-long engagement at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, as part of deejay/promoter Alan Freed's First Anniversary Rock'n'Roll Show. (1955)

Sep 02
1955

Elvis Presley plays in the Arkansas Municipal Stadium, Texarkana, Texas, USA. Johnny Cash, Bud Deckleman and Eddie Bond are also on the bill. During this day, Elvis's pink Cadillac Fleetwood Special sustains $1,000 worth of damage in an accident just south of Texarkana. (1955)

Sep 02
1955

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs record Randy Lynn Rag, Some Old Day and Blue Ridge Cabin Home for Columbia Records in Bradley Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (1955)

Sep 02
1956

Fats Domino, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, The Harptones, Joe Turner, The Cleftones and The Penguins play the fifth of nine days as part of Alan Freed's Second Anniversary Rock And Roll Show at the Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City. (1956)

Sep 02
1956

Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker and The Drifters play at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1956)

Sep 02
1956

Blues star Speckled Red has a recording session for Delmark Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1956)

Sep 02
1956

Patti Page is the musical guest (and also guest host) on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in New York City, USA. (1956)

Sep 02
1956

Fritz McIntyre, keyboardist of Simply Red, is born in Birmingham, UK. (1956)

Sep 02
1956

Ruth Brown plays the last night in a week of shows at The Palms Club, Hallendale, Florida USA. (1956)

Sep 02
1956

Little Richard plays at Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1956)

Sep 02
1956

Blues singer and pianist Charles Brown plays at the Labor Union Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1956)

Sep 02
1957

The Biggest Show Of Stars For 1957 plays the second of five nights at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, featuring Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Paul Anka, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, The Drifters, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Bowen, Sam 'The Man' Taylor and Clyde McPhatter.(1957)

Sep 02
1957

In Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, a white mob attacks negro children trying to attend the city's Central High School, provoking a rapid response from musicians including Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt and Louis Armstrong who cancels a US State Department-sponsored trip to Russia. (racism) (1957)

Sep 02
1957

Tammy by Debbie Reynolds reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. It will stay at No1 for five weeks. (1957)

Sep 02
1959

The first rock'n'roll compilation album is released in the USA under the title Oldies But Goodies In Hi-Fi. It has been put together by deejay Art Laboe after watching his girlfriend struggle with a stack of 45s and an unco-operative record changer. (1959)