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Jul 26
1950

The Walt Disney animated film Cinderella, including the songs A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, So This is Love, Sing Sweet Nightingale, The Work Song, and Cinderella, is released to cinemas in the UK. (1950)

Jul 26
1951

Folk quartet The Weavers continue their a month-long residency at Cafe Society, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. The group includes Pete Seeger. (1951)

Jul 26
1951

Jack Parnell And His Music Makers play at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, UK, in a show entitled Fancy Free which stars comedian Tommy Trinder and actress Pat Kirkwood. Parnell's band, at this gig, includes Ronnie Scott on saxophone. (1951)

Jul 26
1953

Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker plays at The Open Door, a club near Washington Square, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. His band consists of trumpeter Benny Harris, pianists Bud Powell and Al Haig, bassist Charles Mingus, and drummer Art Taylor. The entire show will be released, eventually, as the live album Complete Bird At The Open Door. (1953)

Jul 26
1954

Elvis Presley signs a recording contract with Sun Records of Memphis, Tennessee, giving him a royalty rate of 3% of the wholesale price of his records. (1954)

Jul 26
1955

The Keith Christie Quartet records Sultry Serenade, Baby Please Stop, Cottontail, Never No Lament, Mainstem, I Got It Bad, Drop Me Off at Harlem and It Don't Mean A Thing, for Esquire Records in London. The group line-up is Keith Christie (tb), Johnny Dankworth ("Dee") (as), Bill Sutcliffe (b) and Allan Ganley (d). (1955)

Jul 26
1957

It is reported that Frankie Lymon has parted from his backing group, The Teenagers, and will be pursuing a solo career. (1957)

Jul 26
1958

Trudie by Joe 'Mr Piano' Henderson enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK at No25. It will peak at No14 during a run of fourteen weeks on the chart. (1958)

Jul 26
1958

Tulips From Amsterdam by Max Bygraves reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK. (1958)


Jul 26
1959

In Washington Square Park, New York City, USA, folk singers Ralph Rinzler, John Cohen and Lionel Kilberg perform a special concert for the entertainment of Woody Guthrie, who is dying of Huntington?s chorea. (1959)

Jul 26
1959

Chuck Berry plays in The Hippodrome, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (1959)

Jul 26
1959

The Kingston Trio play in Crystal Beach, Vermilion, Ohio, USA. (1959)

Jul 26
1959

The Ira Sullivan Quintet records Bluzinbee, Blue Stroll and other tracks at Richard Cunliffe Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Delmark Records. (1959)

Jul 26
1959

Eartha Kitt is the musical guest on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan show, recorded in New York City, USA. (1959)