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Oct 30
1950

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

Oct 30
1951

Billie Holiday makes a live radio broadcast, from The Storyville Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (1951)

Oct 30
1953

Country music singer Goldie Hill plays at The Bostonia Ballroom, El Cajon, California, USA, supported by Dickie Phillips. (1953)

Oct 30
1953

Earl Bostic records Danube Waves, My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice, Poeme, Offshore and O Sole Mio, for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The band includes Stanley Turrentine on tenor sax. (1953)

Oct 30
1954

Successful Cincinnati-based r'n'b group Otis Williams And The Charms make their Billboard chart debut in the USA with Hearts Of Stone. (1954)

Oct 30
1954

[Bazoom] I Need Your Lovin' by The Cheers enters the Billboard Top 20 Singles Chart in the USA at No19. This is the first song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller to enter the Billboard chart, and it will peak at No15 two weeks later. (1954)


Oct 30
1955

Lita Roza appears on ATV's Jack Jackson Show, in the UK. (1955)

Oct 30
1955

Little Willie John, Champion Jack Dupree, Little George Smith and Otis Williams play the third night of a week at Apollo Theater, Harlem">The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1955)

Oct 30
1957

Chuck Berry is the headline act when the Biggest Show Of Stars For ?57 package tour plays in Edmonton, Canada. Other acts on the bill include Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Paul Anka, The Drifters, Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker, Frankie Lymon and Buddy Knox. (1957)

Oct 30
1957

The Shepherd Sisters, best-remembered for their 1957 US Top 20 hit Alone [Why Must I Be Alone], play the third night of a week at The Copa Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. (1957)

Oct 30
1957

The Five Satins, The Moonglows and The 5 Keys play at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1957)

Oct 30
1957

Having recently begun a one-month long tour of South America Bill Haley and His Comets are in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (1957)

Oct 30
1958

Larry Williams plays the second night in a week of headline dates at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1958)

Oct 30
1958

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers record the album Moanin? at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. (1958)

Oct 30
1959

Cliff Richard and The Shadows enjoy their second consecutive UK No1 with Travellin? Light. (1959)

Oct 30
1959

Ronnie Scott's Club opens at 29 Gerrard Street, Soho, London, UK, with a bill including the Tubby Hayes Quartet, Jack Parnell and Ronnie Scott himself. (1959)

Oct 30
1959

Cliff Richard and The Shadows enjoy their second consecutive UK No1 with Travellin? Light. (1959)

Oct 30
1959

The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in Peoria, Illinois, USA. with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell. (1959)