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Apr 25
1950

Steve Ferrone, who will first find success when he replaces Robbie McIntosh as drummer of the Average White Band, is born in Brighton, UK. (1950)

Apr 25
1950

Jazz flute player Bobbi Humphrey is born in Dallas, Texas, USA. In 1971 she will become the first female signed to Blue Note Records. (1950)

Apr 25
1950

Doris Day is a guest on the Bob Hope Show on the NBC radio network in the USA. (1950)

Apr 25
1950

Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra play the fifth night in a week at The Vogue Terrace, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA. (1950)

Apr 25
1950

Saxophonist and bandleader Wardell Gray records Sinner Kissed An Angel, Blue Gray, Grayhound and Treadin', for Prestige Records in Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1950)

Apr 25
1950

Frank Sinatra is heard performing the songs I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me, It's Easy To Remember, Poinciana and Over The Rainbow, backed by the Skitch Henderson Orchestra, on the NBC radio show Light Up Time, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA. (1950)

Apr 25
1950

Mildred Bailey, with the Vic Schoen Orchestra, records Cry, Cry, Cry for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. (1950)

Apr 25
1950

The tango-based musical film Arrabalera [English : The Girl from the Suburbs], directed and written by Tulio Demicheli, has its premiere in Buenos Aires, Argenttina. (1950)

Apr 25
1950

Hot Lips Page plays the sixth night of two weeks at Birdland, New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 25
1950

Count Basie plays at The Club 421, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1950)

Apr 25
1950

Coral Records artist Bill Darnel plays the second night in a week of dates at The Esquire Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1950)

Apr 25
1950

Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the forty-eighth night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th. (1950)

Apr 25
1952

a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/willie-nix-mn0000587210">Willie Nix records Prison Bound Blues, Truckin' Little Woman, Just One Mistake, Take A Little Walk With Me, Ridin' In The Moonlight and Mighty Showers Of Rain at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. (1952)


Apr 25
1953

April In Portugal by Richard Hayman on Mercury Records enters the Billboard magazine singles chart where it will peak at No12 during an eleven-week run on the chart. (1953)

Apr 25
1953

Blues pianist Mercy Dee Walton, with Thelma 'Lady Fox' Walton on vocals, records Rent Man Blues and Fall Guy for Specialty Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. (1953)


Apr 25
1954

In London, UK, the NME holds its annual Poll Winners Concert at The Royal Albert Hall. (1954)

Apr 25
1954

Louis Jordan and The Robins play at The Trocadero, Los Angeles, California, USA, for the seventh of ten nights. (1954)

Apr 25
1955

Billie Holiday begins a six-day season at Pep’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1955)

Apr 25
1956

Lita Roza appears in the BBC tv show This Is Show Business, in the UK. (1956)

Apr 25
1957

Another week-long Alan Freed-produced revue at the Brooklyn Paramount, New York City, USA, comes to the end of its run, featuring, Bo Diddley, The Del-Vikings, Charlie Gracie, The Harptones, Bobby Marchan, Buddy Knox and others. (1957)

Apr 25
1957

Johnnie Ray plays the eleventh night of two-weeks at the Palladium, London, UK. (1957)

Apr 25
1958

When aspiring UK rock'n'roll combo The Drifters play at the 2is coffee bar in Soho, London, they are seen by dance hall manager Harry Greatorex, who books them to play a show in Ripley, near Nottingham, and suggests that they change their name. They will, in due course, become Cliff Richard and the Shadows. (1958)