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Jan 27
1950

Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy by Bing Crosby enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No9 during an eleven-week run. (1950)

Jan 27
1950

Hank Williams releases a new single I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin', on MGM Records, in the USA. (1950)

Jan 27
1950

Vaughn Monroe records Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life, Kiss Me Again and Gypsy Love Song for RCA Victor Records in the USA. (1950)

Jan 27
1950

Frank Sinatra's publicist, George Evans, dies aged 48 of a heart attack. Sinatra will fly to New York City, USA, to attend the funeral. (1950)

Jan 27
1950

Jazz vocalist Connie Haines records Let's Choo Choo Choo To Idaho and Of All Things, for Coral Records in the USA. (1950)

Jan 27
1950

Popular bandleader Sammy Kaye is featured on the cover of Downbeat magazine in the USA. (1950)

Jan 27
1950

Arthur Leon Barge is born in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He will enjoy a long and varied career as bandleader, singer and multi-instrumentalist Tiny Barge. (1950)

Jan 27
1950

Cyril Stapleton And His Orchestra play at The Savoy Ballroom, Portsmouth, UK, with acclaimed drummer Ronnie Verral who will find even wider fame in the 1970s as the percussion wizard behind crazed drummer Animal of The Muppet Show. (1950)

Jan 27
1950

Les Paul plays the fifth night of a week-long engagement at The Crystal Terrace, Duluth, Minnesota, USA. (1950)

Jan 27
1950

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

Jan 27
1950

Kay Starr opens at Ciro's, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1950)

Jan 27
1950

Jazz vocalist Billy Eckstine plays the first of two nights at The Rainbow Rendevu, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. (1950)

Jan 27
1951

Beloved, Be Faithful reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK. The position is achieved by amalgamating sales of versions of the song by Teddy Johnson and Donald Peers. (1951)

Jan 27
1951

Keyboardist Seth Justman of The J. Geils Band is born in Washington, DC, USA. (1951)

Jan 27
1951

Brian Downey, drummer of Thin Lizzy is born. (1951)

Jan 27
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 27
1953

Nat King Cole records A Handful Of Stars for Capitol Records in Hollywood, California, USA. (1953)

Jan 27
1953

Kitty Kallen records Little Things Mean A Lot for Decca Records in New York City, USA. (1953)

Jan 27
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 27
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 27
1956

British music weekly the NME [New Musical Express] notes that less than a year after taking over as manager of the Parlophone label in London, UK, record producer George Martin has placed three discs in the Top 20 Singles Chart at the same time ? Eve Boswell's Pickin' A Chicken, Dick James' Robin Hood and Eamonn Andrews' The Shifting Whispering Sands. (1956)

Jan 27
1956

Melody Maker?s Night Out with the Stars Ball at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, features artists including Ruby Murray and Eddie Calvert. (1956)

Jan 27
1957

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs record Shuckin' The Corn for Columbia Records in Bradley Film And Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (1957)

Jan 27
1958

Little Richard enters the Oakwood Theological College, Huntsville, Alabama, to study as an ordained Seventh Day Adventist minister. (1958)

Jan 27
1958

Don't by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard US Best-Selling Singles chart, where it will peak at No1 during a sixteen-week run. (1958)

Jan 27
1959

Johnny Horton records the Jimmy Driftwood song The Battle Of New Orleans in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. It will peak at No1 in the Billboard singles chart. (1959)