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Sep 23
1950

Mistreated Woman, the first single by B.B. King, on RPM Records, is reviewed by US trade magazine Billboard. (1950)

Sep 23
1952

Hank Williams records Your Cheatin' Heart, Take These Chains From My Heart and two other songs in Castle Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, during his last ever recording session. (1952)

Sep 23
1952

US r?n?b pioneer Big Joe Turner records Baby I Still Want You in New York City for Atlantic Records. (1952)

Sep 23
1953

Doo-wop hitmakers The Spaniels record Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite for Vee-Jay Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1953)

Sep 23
1955

Melvin Leon Taylor is born in Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. he will join instrumental rock legends The Ventures as their drummer in 1996 during a tour of Japan. (1955)

Sep 23
1955

Fats Domino records Poor Me at J + M studios in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1955)

Sep 23
1956

When British rock'n'roll combo Tony Crombie And His Rockets appear on UK tv show Sunday Night At The London Palladium, singers Harry Secombe and Alma Cogan are seen dancing to the music. (1956)

Sep 23
1956

Irish singer Ruby Murray stars in UK tv show Sunday Night At The London Palladium. (1956)

Sep 23
1956

Lita Roza appears on ATV's Jack Jackson Show, in the UK. (1956)

Sep 23
1956

The Sid Phillips Band Show with Frank Nelson, Kay McKinley, Professor Glover and Norman Cave plays at St George's Hall, Bradford, UK. (1956)

Sep 23
1956

Edith Piaf is the musical guest on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in New York City, USA. (1956)

Sep 23
1956

Billy Eckstine performs Caravan, Everything I Have Is Yours, I Apologize and My Foolish Heart, live on NBC-tv's Steve Allen Show. (1956)

Sep 23
1956

Mickey Dolenz begins his television career as Circus Boy in the NBC series of that name. He will become even more famous as a member of tv-promoted US pop group The Monkees in the mid-60s. (1956)

Sep 23
1956

Ray Charles plays the last night of a week at The Palms Club, Hallendale, Florida, USA. (1956)

Sep 23
1956

Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps play the final night of a week at the Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA. (1956)

Sep 23
1956

Chuck Berry, Shirley And Lee, The G-Clefs and Buddy And Ella Johnson, play the third night of a week at the Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA. (1956)

Sep 23
1956

Dinah Washington plays the third night of a week at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1956)

Sep 23
1957

US trade magazine Billboard reviews Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley with the words, 'Another sock platter by the phenomenal artist. 'Rock' is a vigourous rocker and is the title tune from Presley's forthcoming flick.' (1957)

Sep 23
1957

When the package tour The Biggest Show Of Stars for 1957, featuring Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Paul Anka, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, The Bobbettes, The Drifters, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Bowen, Sam 'The Man' Taylor and Clyde McPhatter plays in Columbus, Georgia, USA, the white acts are unable to perform because of local segregation laws. (1957)

Sep 23
1957

The Coasters perform Searchin' on US TV's Dick Clark Show. (1957)

Sep 23
1957

Teen crooner Paul Anka reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Best Sellers in Stores Chart in the USA, with his debut single, Diana. (1957)


Sep 23
1957

A white mob forces nine black students, The Little Rock Nine, who have entered Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, to leave the premises. The nine will not be able to attend the school until two days later, when 1,000 US paratroopers are required to protect them from segregationist whites. Jazzman Charles Mingus will be compose his song Fables Of Faubus about the state governor, Orval E. Faubus, who handled the situation so badly, and a song, The Little Rock Nine, will be written in support of the students. (1957)



Sep 23
1958

Fats Domino records Whole Lotta Loving at Cosimo Recording Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1958)

Sep 23
1958

R'n'b pianist Bill Doggett records Rainbow Riot for King Records in New York City, USA. (1958)

Sep 23
1958

The Coasters play the fifth night of a week at the Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, with The Spaniels, The Danleers, The Olympics, Bobby Hendricks, The Quintones, and Sil Austin's Combo. (1958)

Sep 23
1959

The Clovers perform Love Potion No9 on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1959)