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Jan 29
1950

Bob Crosby, Betty Ann Grove and Texas Jim Robertson are the guest stars on the tv series Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue in the USA, hosted by big band leader Paul Whiteman. (1950)

Jan 29
1950

Max Carl Gronenthal is born in Humphrey, Nebraska, USA. He will find success as a rock singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter, working with Grand Funk Railroad and 38 Special. (1950)

Jan 29
1950

Willie 'The Lion' Smith records Don't You Hit That Lady Dressed In Green, Maple Leaf Rag, Don't You Dare To Strike Me Again, The Darktown Strutters' Ball, Buddy Bolden's Blues and other tracks for Dial Records in Paris, France, Europe. (1950)

Jan 29
1950

Peter McCann is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. Working as a singer-songwriter, he will enjoy a Top 10 hit in the USA in 1977 with Do You Wanna Make Love. (1950)

Jan 29
1950

Popular vocalists Dinah Shore and Vic Damone are the musical guests on The Ed Sullivan Show in the USA. (1950)

Jan 29
1950

At the end of tonight's edition of Richard Diamond, Private Detective on NBC Radio in the USA, the show's actor/singer star Dick Powell sings Kathy. (1950)

Jan 29
1950

Les Paul plays the final night of a week-long engagement at The Crystal Terrace, Duluth, Minnesota, USA. (1950)

Jan 29
1950

Gene Krupa And His Orchestra play the eleventh night of two weeks at Bop City, New York City, USA. (1950)

Jan 29
1951

Guys and Dolls [A Musical Fable of Broadway] with music by Frank Loesser is playing at The 46th Street Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances. (1951)

Jan 29
1952

Humphrey Lyttelton plays at The City Hall, Sheffield, UK. (1952)

Jan 29
1952

In a state near to collapse, brought on by drink and drugs, Hank Williams plays the first of two nights at The Mosque, Richmond, Virginia, USA. (1952)

Jan 29
1952

Tommy Erdelyi is born in Budepest, Hungary, Europe. He will find fame as Tommy Ramone, drummer of New York City, USA, punk pioneers The Ramones. (1952)

Jan 29
1953

Al Smith with The Broomdusters records Chop Chop Boogie and Hot Rod Special for Meteor Records at Bill Putnam's Universal Recording, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1953)

Jan 29
1953

The Paulette Sisters record Never Smile At A Crocodile for Columbia Records. (1953)

Jan 29
1954

The stage show John Murray Anderson's Almanac - A Musical Harlequinade, starring Harry Belafonte, with songs by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, plays at The Imperial Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 229 performances. (1954)

Jan 29
1955

Jack Parnell And His Music Makers play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK. (1955)

Jan 29
1955

Softly Softly by Ruby Murray enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK at No9. It will peak at No1 during a 23-week run on the chart. (1955)

Jan 29
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)

Jan 29
1956

The New Musical Express Pollwinner?s Concert is held at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, with stars including Ruby Murray. (1956)

Jan 29
1956

The Cleftones play at The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1956)

Jan 29
1956

Mick Mulligan's Jazz Band with George Melly plays at The Pavilion Theatre, Liverpool, UK. (1956)

Jan 29
1957

The Mick Mulligan Band plays the second of two nights in Liverpool, UK, supported by Jimmy Jackson and His Skiffle Group. (1957)

Jan 29
1958

In New York City, USA, Harry Belafonte has the first of four recording sessions during which he records tracks for his blues-influenced album Belafonte Sings The Blues. (1958)

Jan 29
1959

Fats Domino records I'm Ready at Cosimo Recording Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1959)