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Sep 18
1951

Peruvian singer Yma Sumac performs in The Cotillion Room of The Pierre Hotel, New York City, USA. (1951)

Sep 18
1952

In Brooklyn State Hospital, suffering from Huntington?s Chorea, Woody Guthrie writes in his journal, ?My dizzy head hits worse than ever now. Funny how I wake up so clear and already so danged woozy all over. Sorta stumbled through my kitchen job worse than ever ... Forget little things. Keep seeing my end in sight.? On the same day, Dee Dee Ramone of The Ramones is born in New York City. (1952)

Sep 18
1953

Faron Young records Just Married for Capitol Records in Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (1953)

Sep 18
1954

Hey There by Rosemary Clooney reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA, and holds that slot for seven weeks. On the same day, US music trade magazine Billboard reports that there has been a boom in syndication of radio shows hosted by deejays favouring R'n'B music. There has been no equivalent rise in syndication for pop music orientated shows. (1954)

Sep 18
1955

Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra play at the The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, with Cleo Laine, Frank Holder and Tony Mansell. (1955)

Sep 18
1955

Louis Armstrong records Mack The Knife for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. (1955)

Sep 18
1956

The Bill Evans Trio record My Romance, Waltz For Debby and I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good in New York City. (1956)

Sep 18
1956

R'n'b pianist Bill Doggett records Leaps And Bounds for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. (1956)

Sep 18
1956

Louis Jordan plays the fifth night of a week at the Flame Show Bar in Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1956)

Sep 18
1956

Lloyd Price plays the fifth night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA, supported by Mickey And Sylvia. (1956)

Sep 18
1956

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

Sep 18
1956

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

Sep 18
1959

Ricky Nelson plays at Santa Clara County Fair, San Jose, California, USA. (1959)

Sep 18
1959

The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour sets off to tour the USA with acts including Paul Anka, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell. (1959)

Sep 18
1959

Hank Ballard and The Midnighters begin a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1959)

Sep 18
1959

Clyde McPhatter plays the fifth night of a week of shows at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (1959)