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Dec 22
1950

You're Just In Love by Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters enters the Billboard magazine singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No5 during a 17-week run. (1950)

Dec 22
1950

Connie Haines records I Wish Someone I Knew Was Lonesome, for Coral Records in the USA. (1950)

Dec 22
1951

Billboard magazine's New York City office reports that popular r'n'b group The Dominoes has re-signed to Federal Records of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, for a further two and a half years, and has also changed its agency affiliation from Universal Attractions to The Gale Agency. (1951)

Dec 22
1953

Frank Sinatra stars as the footloose and frequently unemployed private eye Rocky Fortune in another episode of his radio series of that name in the USA. This episode is entitled Sister Ellie's Dead. (1953)

Dec 22
1953

Josh White is playing at The Black Orchid Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1953)

Dec 22
1954

Max Bygraves opens in the pantomime Mother Goose at The Palladium, London, UK. (1954)

Dec 22
1955

Alan Freed's Rock 'n' Roll Holiday Jubilee begins at The Academy of Music, New York City, USA, featuring Joe Williams and the Count Basie Orchestra, LaVern Baker, Teddy Randazzo And The Three Chuckles, Richard Barrett And The Valentines, Boyd Bennett And The Rockets, Earl Carroll and The Cadillacs, The Bonnie Sisters, Gloria Mann, James Sheppard and The Heartbeats, The Wrens and Don Cherry. (1955)

Dec 22
1956

Billboard magazine reports that, with a total of seventeen, Elvis Presley had the most chart records in the USA during 1956. He also hogged the top spot with 25 weeks at No1. (1956)

Dec 22
1956

Blind hit recording artist Al Hibbler allegedly punches a woman on the jaw at a breakfast dance in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1956)

Dec 22
1956

Music In The Air on Pan-European radio station Radio Luxembourg features Ted Heath And His Music. (1956)

Dec 22
1957

The Cadillacs play the third of five nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by The Blue Notes and others. (1957)

Dec 22
1957

Frankie Lymon is the musical guest on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in New York City, USA. (1957)

Dec 22
1958

The musical comedy Whoop-Up!, with music by Moose Charlap and lyrics by Norman Gimbel, opens at The Shubert Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 56 perfoprmances. (1958)

Dec 22
1958

The science fiction tv series Quatermass And The Pit begins on BBC-tv. Much of the show's electronic music and sound effects are created by Devizes-born Daphne Oram, composer, electronic music pioneer and founder of the BBC?s Radiophonic Workshop. (1958)

Dec 22
1958

The Quarrymen play a gig in Liverpool, UK. The group includes John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who will later form The Beatles. (1958)

Dec 22
1958

The Paris Sisters begin a two-week long season at the Frontier Room, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (1958)

Dec 22
1959

Vee Jay Records release Just A Little Bit by Rosco Gordon in the USA. (1959)

Dec 22
1959

Guy Mitchell records The Same Old Me and Cry Hurtin' Heart in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records. (1959)

Dec 22
1959

Dakota Staton records Romance In the Dark, I Need Your Love So Bad and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Capitol Records. (1959)

Dec 22
1959

Mrs Avis Connor and her son, Ingram Cecil Connor III, later to find fame as Gram Parsons, board a train in Waycross, Georgia, USA, en route to Winter Haven, Florida, for the holiday season. (1959)

Dec 22
1959

Paul Anka appears as the musical guest on US tv's Arthur Murray Dance Party, recorded in New York City, USA. (1959)

Dec 22
1959

Twangy guitar man Duane Eddy performs Bonnie Came Back on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1959)

Dec 22
1959

Vee Jay Records release Just A Little Bit by Rosco Gordon in the USA. (1959)