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Jul 30
1950

Leon McAuliffe and His Western Swing Band record Take It Away, Leon, for OKeh Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1950)

Jul 30
1950

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at Geneva?s Club 86, New York City, USA. (1950)

Jul 30
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 30
1953

Webb Pierce records You Just Can't Be True and I'm Walking The Dog for Decca Records in Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (1953)

Jul 30
1955

Slim Whitman hits No1 in the UK with Rose Marie, and remains there for a record-breaking eleven consecutive weeks. (1955)

Jul 30
1955

Maybellene by Chuck Berry enters the Billboard R'n'B singles chart in the USA. (1955)

Jul 30
1955

Vic Lewis And His Orchestra play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK. (1955)

Jul 30
1956

Eleven year old Brenda Lee has her first-ever recording session, at Bradley's Barn, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, where she records Jambalaya, Bigelow 6-200, Your Cheatin' Heart and Some People. On the same day, Little Richard is recording in Cosimo Matassa's J+M Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana, working on Good Golly Miss Molly and other tracks. (1956)

Jul 30
1957

Electric blues and soul blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Michael Burks is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. His nickname as a performer will be 'Iron Man'. (2012)

Jul 30
1959

Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin enters the Billboard magazine singles chart in the USA, en route to No1. (1959)

Jul 30
1959

Jazz clarinettist Albert Nicholas releases the album All Star Stompers in the USA. (1959)

Jul 30
1959

The Spaniels record I Like It Like That, You're Gonna Cry and Lucinda at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Vee Jay Records. (1959)