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Sep 01
1950

The Alfred Hitchcock film Stage Fright, starring Jane Wyman and Marlene Dietrich, goes on general release to cinemas in West Germany. The film features an original Cole Porter song, The Laziest Gal In Town, which is performed by Dietrich. (1950)

Sep 01
1951

Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson plays the ninth night of two weeks at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1951)

Sep 01
1952

Atlantic Records buys Ray Charles' contract from Swingtime Records in the USA. (1952)

Sep 01
1952

Country music singing duo The Soflin Sisters begin performing in a new Monday to Saturday daily radio show entitled The Dinner Belles on KMA Radio in Shenandoah, Iowa, USA. (1952)

Sep 01
1952

Lowell Fulson and Big Joe Turner play in Augusta, Georgia, USA, at the start of a thirteen-day tour of Georgia and Florida. (1952)

Sep 01
1952

The Orioles and The Joe Morris Orchestra play at the Labor Day Dance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. For many years, The Joe Morris Orchestra acted as the house band at Atlantic Records. (1952)

Sep 01
1952

Billy Eckstein and Buddy Rich play the fourth night of a week at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1952)

Sep 01
1952

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet is playing at The Blackhawk, San Francisco, California, USA. (1952)

Sep 01
1954

Both sides of Elvis Presley's debut single are on the local singles chart in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Blue Moon Of Kentucky reaches No1 while That's All Right is at No7. (1954)

Sep 01
1955

One of the first clubs to offer regular skiffle music sessions, the Round House, Wardour St, London, opens with music by Ken Colyer and Bob Watson's Skiffle Group. (1955)

Sep 01
1955

Elvis Presley plays at the Hillbilly Jamboree, Ponchartrain Beach, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1955)

Sep 01
1955

Following complaints from angry neighbours, Sidney Adams is fined ?3 and 10 shillings by a court in London, UK, for playing Bill Haley's Shake Rattle and Roll all day at full volume. (1955)

Sep 01
1955

Bruce Foxton, later to play bass for The Jam, is born in Woking, Surrey, UK. (1955)

Sep 01
1955

One of the first clubs to offer regular skiffle music sessions, The Round House, Wardour St, London, UK, opens with music by Ken Colyer and Bob Watson's Skiffle Group. (1955)

Sep 01
1955

Musical comedy The Boy Friend, with songs by Sandy Wilson, plays at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 485 performances. The show stars Julie Andrews, and also features English singer Millicent Martin. (1955)

Sep 01
1956

Fats Domino, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, The Harptones, Joe Turner, The Cleftones and The Penguins play the second of nine days as part of Alan Freed's Second Anniversary Rock And Roll Show at the Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (1956)

Sep 01
1956

Doo-wop combo The Moonglows' second-biggest hit, See Saw, enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA. It will peak at No6 on the R+B chart and No25 on the pop chart. (1956)

Sep 01
1956

Janis Martin releases a new single, My Boy Elvis on RCA Victor Records in the USA. (1956)

Sep 01
1956

Billy Lee Riley releases a new single, Rock With Me Baby on Sun Records in the USA. (1956)

Sep 01
1956

Elvis Presley records Playing For Keeps at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for RCA Records. This is also the date on which he is said to have purchased a pink Cadillac for his mother. (1956)

Sep 01
1956

Hoping to audition for Sun Records, Jerry Lee Lewis travels to Memphis, Tennessee, USA, with his father. As Sun Records' owner Sam Phillips is out of town, Lewis auditions for Jack Clement, an engineer, who advises him to learn some rock and roll. (1956)

Sep 01
1956

Roy Orbison, Warren Smith, Charlie Feathers and Sonny Burgess play in the High School, Greenville, Mississippi, USA. (1956)

Sep 01
1956

Gene Vincent releases a new single, Race With The Devil, in the USA. (1956)

Sep 01
1956

Ruth Brown plays the sixth night in a week of shows at The Palms Club, Hallendale, Florida USA. (1956)

Sep 01
1956

Que Sera [What Ever Will Be Will Be] by Doris Day reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK. (1956)

Sep 01
1957

The Biggest Show Of Stars For 1957 plays the first of five nights at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, featuring Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Paul Anka, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, The Drifters, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Bowen, Sam 'The Man' Taylor and Clyde McPhatter.(1957)

Sep 1
1957

Fourteen year old James Marshall Hendrix [later to become Jimi Hendrix] sees Elvis Presley perform at Sicks Stadium, Seattle, Washington, USA. (1957)

Sep 01
1958

Ray Charles plays at the Baseball Stadium, Ponchartrain Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1958)

Sep 01
1958

Jazz bandleader Jack Payne is the guest on BBC radio show Desert Island Discs in London, UK. (1958)

Sep 01
1959

A Look Magazine feature headlined 'The Curious Story Behind the New Cary Grant', reveals how, because of LSD therapy, the Hollywood film idol has finally found happiness. LSD will provide much of the impetus behind the development of psychedelic music in the mid-1960s. (1959)

Sep 01
1959

Dee Clark, Ruth Brown, The Drifters, Rosco Gordon, The Shirelles, Wilbert Harrison, Preston Epps and others play at The Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1959)