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Aug 30
1951

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

Aug 30
1951

Pianist-composer Al Morgan's tv series The Al Morgan Show, transmits its final episode from Chicago, Illinois, USA, on the DuMont Television Network. (1951)

Aug 30
1951

Frank Sinatra publicly denies a widespread rumour that he attempted suicide at Lake Tahoe with an overdose of sleeping pills after a fight with his wife, Ava Garner. (1951)

Aug 30
1951

Jazz guitarist and recording artist Charlie Wood is born in San Antonio, Texas, USA. (1951)

Aug 30
1952

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

Aug 30
1953

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs record Your Love Is Like A Flower for Columbia Records in Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (1953)

Aug 30
1955

The Dream Weavers record It's Almost Tomorrow for Decca Records in New York City, USA. (1955)

Aug 30
1955

The Mills Brothers record Suddenly There's A Valley for Decca Records. (1955)

Aug 30
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 Freeds Second Anniversary Rock And Roll Show at the Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (1956)

Aug 30
1956

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

Aug 30
1957

Fats Domino, Bo Diddley and Big Maybelle play at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1957)

Aug 30
1957

Teen crooner Paul Anka reaches No1 in the UK Singles Chart with his debut single, Diana. (1957)


Aug 30
1957

Diana by Paul Anka begins a marathon nine weeks at No1 in the UK pop singles chart. (1957)

Aug 30
1958

Cliff Richard and the Drifters are in the middle of a brief summer residency at the Rock'n'Roll Ballroom, Butlins, Clacton, UK. To avoid confusion with the more successful US group also called The Drifters, Cliff's backing band will soon change its name to The Shadows. (1958)

Aug 30
1958

Volare by Dean Martin enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK at No14. It will peak at No2 during a fourteen-week run on the chart. (1958)

Aug 30
1959

Herbie Hancock records Succotash, Triangle, Jack Rabbit, Mimosa and A Jump Ahead, at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, for Blue Note Records. (1959)