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Nov 23
1951

Hank Williams releases a new single Baby, We?re Really In Love, on MGM Records, in the USA. (1951)

Nov 23
1951

Ray Price releases the first commercial recording of the Hank Williams' song Weary Blues From Waitin', on Columbia Records in the USA. (1951)

Nov 23
1951

Country vocalist/pianist Moon Mullican records Piano Breakdown, Country Boogie, Memphis Blues and Moonshine Blues at King Studios, of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. (1951)

Nov 23
1954

Blind street composer Louis 'Moondog' Hardin gives evidence in New York Supreme court in a $100,000 damages suit alleging that Alan Freed, a deejay for WINS Radio, New York City, USA, is using his music and his name without permission. [Freed was broadcasting under the name Moondog]. (1954)

Nov 23
1954

Trumpeter Eddie Calvert, aka The Man With The Golden Trumpet, is starring in the stage show Off The Record at The Hippodrome, London, UK. (1954)

Nov 23
1954

Elvis Presley plays at the Roundup Club, Gladewater, Texas, USA. (1954)

Nov 23
1954

Pianist/singer and songwriter Bruce Hornsby is born in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. (1954)

Nov 23
1954

Nolan Strong And The Diablos play the nineteenth night of three weeks at The Madison Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1954)

Nov 23
1954

Roy Hamilton plays the fifth of ten nights at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1954)

Nov 23
1954

The Drifters and Erskine Hawkins play the fifth night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1954)

Nov 23
1955

Chuck Berry plays the sixth night of a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1955)

Nov 23
1955

Bill Haley and His Comets, Johnnie Ray and LaVern Baker play the first night in a five-day run at The Paramount, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (1955)

Nov 23
1955

In a package tour called the Lucky Seven Blues Show, Little Willie John, Champion Jack Dupree, Little George Smith and Otis Williams play in Roanoke, Virginia, USA. (1955)

Nov 23
1955

British comedian Tony Hancock broadcasts one of the first send-ups of rock'n'roll music on the BBC Light Programme show Hancock's Half Hour in the UK. (1955)

Nov 23
1956

Lita Roza appears on the ATV show The Ted Heath Story, in the UK. (1956)

Nov 23
1956

The Cadillacs, Bo Diddley, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, The Debutants, The Dells, The Chips, The Schoolboys, Robert And Johnny and The Heartbeats play the fourth of seven nights as part of Dr Jive's Rhythm'n'Blues Revue at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1956)

Nov 23
1957

The Quarrymen play at New Clubmoor Hall, Broadway, Liverpool, UK. The group includes John Lennon and Paul McCartney, later to form The Beatles. (1957)

Nov 23
1957

Ruth Brown, Jackie Wilson and The Del Vikings play at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1957)

Nov 23
1957

Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte peaks at No1 in the Popular Singles Chart in the UK, during a run on the chart of nineteen weeks. (1957)

Nov 23
1957

Alone [Why Must I Be Alone] by The Southlanders enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK. It will peak at No17 during a ten-week run on the chart. (1957)


Nov 23
1958

Norrie Paramor And The Big Ben Banjo Band, The Vic Ash Sextet, Chris Barber?s Jazz Band, The John Dankworth Orchestra, The Ray Ellington Quartet, The Denny Boyce Orchestra, Ted Heath And His Music, The Jazz Couriers featuring Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes, The Jazzmakers, The Tony Kinsey Quintet, Humphrey Lyttelton And His Band, The Oscar Rabin Orchestra and Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra, play in the Jazz Jamboree at the Gaumont State theatre, Kilburn, London, UK. (1958)

Nov 23
1958

Ella Fitzgerald records Little Jazz in Los Angeles, California, USA. (1958)

Nov 23
1958

Bennie Green records Bye Bye Blackbird, On the Street Where You Live and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.(1958)

Nov 23
1958

The Platters continue their lengthy season at the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (1958)

Nov 23
1958

Bobby Darin plays at The Town And Country Club, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (1958)

Nov 23
1958

Norrie Paramor And The Big Ben Banjo Band, The Vic Ash Sextet, Chris Barber's Jazz Band, The John Dankworth Orchestra, The Ray Ellington Quartet, The Denny Boyce Orchestra, Ted Heath And His Music, The Jazz Couriers featuring Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes, The Jazzmakers, The Tony Kinsey Quintet, Humphrey Lyttelton And His Band, The Oscar Rabin Orchestra and Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra, play in The Jazz Jamboree at The Gaumont State Theatre, Kilburn, London, UK. (1958)

Nov 23
1958

Acker Bilk plays at the Queen Victoria, North Cheam, London, UK. (1958)

Nov 23
1958

Singing cowboy Roy Rogers is the musical guest on US tv's Dinah Shore Chevy Show. (1958)

Nov 23
1958

The Lennon Sisters sing Scarlet Ribbons and Kisses Sweeter Than Wine during an appearance on American radio series The U.S. Treasury Department Presents-Guest Stars. (1958)

Nov 23
1959

Louis Jordan continues a two-week season at The Key Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. (1959)

Nov 23
1959

The Drifters record Lonely Winds, in Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City, USA. (1959)

Nov 23
1959

The Big Hurt by Miss Toni Fisher enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. Regarded as one of the first commercial recordings to make use of the sound effect known as phasing, it will peak at No3 during a fourteen-week run. (1959)

Nov 23
1959

The Bill Doggett Combo plays at Pep's Lounge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1959)

Nov 23
1959

Heartaches By The Number by Guy Mitchell reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart. (1959)

Nov 23
1959

RCA Records denies that Elvis Presley will change his style when he begins recording again after his return from the army. "It just ain't true," declares a spokesman. (1959)

Nov 23
1959

Connie Francis begins a week of shows at The Faisan Bleu, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1959)

Nov 23
1959

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play in The Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden. (1959)