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Apr 21
1950

Hoop-Dee-Doo by Perry Como with The Fontane Sisters and Mitchell Ayres And His Orchestra enters the Billboard Popular Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No4 during a 17-week run on the chart. (1950)

Apr 21
1950

Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra begin a week at The Vogue Terrace, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA. (1950)

Apr 21
1950

Cyril Pahinui is born on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. He will become a successful slack key guitarist and recording artist, as was his father, Pops Gabby Pahinui. (1950)

Apr 21
1950

Sam Mitchell is born to a musical family in Liverpool, UK. As well as pursuing his own career as a performing and recording artist, he will become one of the most respected slide guitarists in the UK, working with Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Ralph McTell, Stefan Grossman and many others. (1950)

Apr 21
1950

The Charlie Parker Quintet plays in Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachussetts, USA. (1950)

Apr 21
1950

Frank Sinatra is heard performing the songs Rain Or Shine, You?ll Always Be Mine, Our Love Is Here To Stay and I Concentrate On You, backed by the Skitch Henderson Orchestra, on the NBC radio show Light Up Time, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA. (1950)

Apr 21
1950

Freddie Evans And The Gospel Trio record When The Pearly Gates Unfold and Even Me for Savoy Records in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (1950)

Apr 21
1950

Billy Ternent And His Dance Orchestra play at The Savoy Ballroom, Portsmouth, UK. (1950)

Apr 21
1950

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra record Birmingham Bounce for Decca Records in the USA. (1950)

Apr 21
1950

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

Apr 21
1950

Teresa Brewer is presented with a gold disc to recognise one million sales of her hit single Music! Music! Music! by deejay Martin Block during his show on WNEW Radio in New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 21
1950

Frankie Laine and Patti Page play at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1950)

Apr 21
1950

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

Apr 21
1951

How High The Moon by Les Paul And Mary Ford on Capitol Records reaches No1 in the Billboard magazine Best-Selling Singles Chart in the USA for the first of nine weeks. The track is a revolutionary breakthrough, introducing the concept of multi-track recording. (1951)


Apr 21
1951

Mockin' Bird Hill [aka Mockingbird Hill] by Les Paul and Mary Ford reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK. (1951)

Apr 21
1952

Singing cowboy Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans record Happy Trails and California Rose at RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore St., Hollywood, California, USA. (1952)


Apr 21
1953

Louis Armstrong records April In Portugal for Decca Records in the USA. (1953)

Apr 21
1954

The Spaniels enter the Billboard R'n'B Top Ten singles chart in the USA with Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite. (1954)

Apr 21
1954

Chico O'Farrill records Te Quiero Dijiste, Siboney, Angels Flight and Tres Palabras for Norgran Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. The tracks will appear on his album Latino Dance Session. (1954)

Apr 21
1954

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

Apr 21
1956

Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK. (1956)

Apr 21
1956

Country singer Eddy Arnold releases a new single, You Don't Know Me, on RCA Victor Records in the USA. (1956)


Apr 21
1957

Lita Roza appears on the ATV show Sunday Night At The London Palladium, in the UK. (1957)

Apr 21
1957

Howlin? Wolf plays at the Blue Eagle Ballroom, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1957)

Apr 21
1957

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

Apr 21
1958

Twilight Time by The Platters reaches No1 in the US Top 40 singles chart. Over 98% of sales of the record are on the new 45rpm format, hammering another nail into the coffin of the old 78s. On the same day, Mike Barson, keyboard player for Madness, is born in Edinburgh, Scotland. (1958)

Apr 21
1958

Singer Dick Roman gets his big break when he becomes the preliminary winner on The Arthur Godfrey Talent Scout Show on tv in the USA. (1958)