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Oct 25
1952

Here In My Heart by Al Martino reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK. (1952)

Oct 25
1953

Patti Page, Julius Larosa and The Step Brothers are the guests on this week's edition of The Ed Sullivan Show in the USA. (1953)

Oct 25
1953

The Gil Melle Quintet records the album Gil Melle Quintet Vol.2 for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. (1953)

Oct 25
1953

Eartha Kitt records Under The Bridges Of Paris with Henri Ren? and his orchestra for RCA Victor Records in New York City, USA. (1953)

Oct 25
1953

Sidney Bechet plays at the Storyville Club in the Copley Square Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The session is recorded and will be released on the LP Sidney Bechet At Storyville. (1953)

Oct 25
1953

Guy Mitchell records Is Your Mother Home, Beautiful Baby? for Columbia Records in New York City, USA, with Mindy Carson and Norman Leyden And His Orchestra. The track will not be released. (1953)

Oct 25
1953

The Gil Melle Quintet records the album Gil Melle Quintet Vol.2 for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. (1953)

Oct 25
1954

The Four Freshmen release a new single, Mood Indigo, in the USA. On the same day, Elvis Presley records five songs at KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana, but none of the recordings survive. (1954)

Oct 25
1955

Charges of illegal gambling against Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Illinois Jacquet are dropped during a court hearing in Houston, Texas. Fitzgerald?s manager, Norman Granz, maintains that the charges were racially motivated, because local police did not want mixed audiences at concerts in the city. (1955)

Oct 25
1955

The Chet Baker Quartet has a recording session in Paris, France, for the album Chet Baker In Paris. (1955)

Oct 25
1955

Elvis Presley plays at the Houston Armory, Houston, Mississippi, USA. (1955)

Oct 25
1955

Sarah Vaughan records the album In The Land Of Hi-Fi for Mercury Records in the USA. (1955)

Oct 25
1956

Bill Haley And His Comets, The Platters, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, Clyde McPhatter, The Clovers, Chuck Berry, Ella Johnson, Shirley And Lee, The Vic Lewis Orchestra , Shirley Gunter, The Flairs and Buddy Johnson And His Big Orchestra play at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USA. (1956)

Oct 25
1957

The Dave Clark Quintet plays its first-ever gig, at the Library Hall, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London, UK. They will find fame in the 1960s as The Dave Clark Five. (1957)

Oct 25
1957

Bill Haley and His Comets begin a month-long tour of South America. Tonight finds them in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (1957)

Oct 25
1957

Patsy Cline sings Too Many Secrets and Come On In, on US tv's Arthur Godfrey Show. (1957)

Oct 25
1958

Bo Diddley, Dion And The Belmonts and Thurston Harris play at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1958)

Oct 25
1958

The Coasters play at the Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA, with Sugar Pie and Pee Wee plus Johnny Fuller. (1958)

Oct 25
1958

Come Prima [More Than Ever] reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK. This position is achieved by amalgamating sales two versions of the song, one by Marino Marini and one by Malcolm Vaughan. (1958)

Oct 25
1958

Come Prima [More Than Ever] by Marino Marini peaks at No2 in the Popular Singles Chart in the UK, during a fifteen-week run on the chart. (1958)

Oct 25
1958

Volare reaches No1 in the Australian Popular Singles Chart, and will stay on top for seven weeks. The position is shared by two versions of the song, one by Domenico Modugno and another by Dean Martin. (1958)

Oct 25
1959

Shirley Bassey plus the Eric Winstone Orchestra with Alan Black, plays at St. George's Hall, Bradford, UK. (1959)

Oct 25
1959

Ray B. Anthony releases a new single, Alice Blue Gown/St Louis Blues, on Sun Records in the USA. (1959)

Oct 25
1959

Jackie Wilson releases a new single, Talk That Talk, on Brunswick Records in the USA. (1959)

Oct 25
1959

Frankie Vally releases a new single, Please Take A Chance, on Decca Records in the USA. He will find much greater success in the 60s as Frankie Valli of The Four Seasons. (1959)

Oct 25
1959

Brook Benton, Ruth Brown, The Falcons and The Pips, play at the Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1959)

Oct 25
1959

Baby Washington, Bobby Freeman, The Miracles and Gene And Eunice play the third night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1959)

Oct 25
1959

Christine Joy Amphlett, who will find success as singer Chrissy Amphlett with Australian group Divinyls, is born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. (1959)