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Nov 01
1952

The stage musical My Darlin' Aida, a modern re-make of of the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, plays at Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 89 performances. (1952)

Nov 01
1954

The Benny Goodman Orchestra performs Sing, Sing, Sing live on Caesar's Hour on NBC tv in the USA. (1954)

Nov 01
1954

Joe Loss and his Orchestra record Mr Sandman for His Master's Voice Records in London, UK. (1954)

Nov 01
1954

Doris Day and Frank Sinatra release a new 10" LP, Young at Heart, on Columbia Records in the USA. the album consists of songs from the soundtrack of the movie Young at Heart. (1954)

Nov 01
1954

Fats Domino and Amos Milburn set off on a tour of the East Coast of the USA. (1954)

Nov 01
1954

Johnny Otis plays the first night of two weeks at The Club Oasis, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1954)

Nov 01
1954

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. (1954)

Nov 01
1955

Little Willie John, Champion Jack Dupree, Little George Smith and Otis Williams play the fifth night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1955)

Nov 01
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)

Nov 01
1956

Johnnie Ray and Bob Crosby are the musical guests on tv series Star Time in the USA. (1956)

Nov 01
1956

Blues pioneer Tommy Johnson dies of a heart attack after working at a local house party in Warm Springs, Mississippi, USA. Born in 1896, he had worked with Charlie Patton and Willie Brown. (1956)

Nov 01
1956

American scientist Walter Brattain learns that he has been awarded the Nobel Prize for the invention of the transistor. In later years, Brattain will often be heard to say, "The only regret I have about the transistor is its use for rock and roll." (1956)

Nov 01
1957

James Brown stands in for Little Richard, playing the first of a string of dates in the southern states of the USA, because Little Richard has quit rock'n'roll for religion. (1957)

Nov 01
1957

Lita Roza appears on the BBC tv show Off The Record, in the UK. (1957)

Nov 01
1957

That'll Be The Day by The Crickets [including Buddy Holly] reaches No1 in the UK pop singles chart. (1957)

Nov 01
1957

Sam Cooke has his eighth recording session with the Soul Stirrers at Master Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA. They record I'll Come Running Back To You. (1957)

Nov 01
1957

Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly And The Crickets, The Drifters, Paul Anka, Frankie Lymon, The Bobbettes, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Bowen and Paul 'Hucklebuck' Williams, play in Alan Freed's Biggest Show Of Stars for 57, at The Arena Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USA. (1957)

Nov 01
1957

The Four Esquires sing Love Me Forever on tv show Dick Clark's American Bandstand in the USA. (1957)

Nov 01
1957

The Shepherd Sisters, best-remembered for their 1957 US Top 20 hit Alone [Why Must I Be Alone], play the fifth night of a week at The Copa Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. (1957)

Nov 01
1958

When Miles Davis plays at the Spotlight Lounge, Washington, DC, the show is broadcast live on radio. (1958)

Nov 01
1958

Big Joe Turner plays at the Dew Drop, New Orleans, Louisiana. (1958)

Nov 01
1958

Larry Williams plays the fourth night in a week of headline dates at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1958)

Nov 01
1958

Move It by Cliff Richard peaks at No3 in the Record Mirror UK Top 20 singles chart. (1958)