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Oct 02
1950

Michael John Cloete Crawford Rutherford is born in Guildford, Surrey, UK. As Mike Rutherford he will play guitar and write songs for Genesis, and lead Mike And The Mechanics. (1950)

Oct 02
1950

Joseph F. Banzo and Theodore R. Duncan of North Hollywood, California, USA, file Patent No. 2,735,328 for a guitar which can also play a 3" diameter disc operating a 12-note musical box located within the guitar body. The instrument will be manufactured and sold by Mattel as the Strum-Fun Getar. (1949)

Oct 02
1952

Cyril Stapleton And The BBC Show Band make their first live broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in the UK. (1960)

Oct 02
1953

Gospel singer and recording artist Vanessa Bell Armstrong is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1953)

Oct 02
1953

Victor Borge's Comedy In Music show begins at the John Golden Theatre, New York City, USA. It will enter the Guinness Book Of World Records as the longest running one-man show in the history of theater, notching up 849 performances before it closes in 1956. (1953)

Oct 02
1953

Marc Shulman is born in New York City, USA. He will find acclaim as a guitarist working with Suzanne Vega, Shwan Colvin, The Bee Gees, Celine Dion and many others. (1953)

Oct 02
1953

Frank Sinatra and his wife Ava Gardner attend the premiere of the film Mogambo [in which Gardner stars] in New York City, USA, after which they fly back to Hollywood, California. (1953)

Oct 02
1953

The Leith Stevens' All Stars, including Maynard Ferguson on trumpet and Shelly Manne on drums, record The Wild One, Lonely Way, Beetle, Blues for Brando, Hotshoe, Windswept, Scramble and Chino, in Hollywood, California, USA, for the controversial Marlon Brando film The Wild One. (1953)

Oct 02
1953

Alton Carson is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as blues and jazz singer Big Al Carson. (1953)

Oct 02
1954

The Platters, Richard Berry And The Dreamers, The Penguins, The Medallions, Marvin And Johnny, and the Chuck Higgins Orchestra play at Johnny Otis' annual Hep Cat Ball in The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1954)

Oct 02
1956

Joe Mauldin, who will become one of Buddy Holly?s group The Crickets, buys an upright acoustic double-bass from Delahunty?s Horn Shop, Lubbock, Texas. (1956)

Oct 02
1956

Lita Roza appears on the BBC tv show On Stage, in the UK. (1956)

Oct 02
1956

Roy Milton plays the fifth night of a week at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1956)

Oct 02
1956

Allen Woody, bassist with The Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule, is born in nashville, Tennessee, USA. (1956)

Oct 02
1957

The Freddie Redd Trio records San Francisco Suite for Riverside Records in New York City, USA. The album is inspired by having spent six months as the house pianist at the legendary club Jimbo?s Bop City in San Francisco, California, USA. (1957)

Oct 02
1957

Dinah Washington records the Fats Waller compositions I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling and Keepin' Out of Mischief Now, at Fine Recording Studios, New York City, USA. The tracks will appear on her Mercury Records album Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller. (1957)

Oct 02
1957

Specialty Records releases Bony Moronie by Larry Williams, in the USA. It will peak at No4 on the Billboard singles chart. (1957)

Oct 02
1957

Connie Francis records Who's Sorry Now? at Coastal Studios, New York City, USA. (1957)

Oct 02
1958

Ruth Brown, The Moonglows and The Kodaks, play the final night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1958)

Oct 02
1958

The Coasters play the final night of a week at The Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C., USA, with The Danleers, The Dubs and Wynona Carr. (1958)

Oct 02
1958

The Paramount Pictures musical St. Louis Blues is released to cinemas in Sweden, Europe, with a cast featuring such jazz, blues and gospel greats as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Eartha Kit, Pearl Bailey, Mahalia Jackson and Barney Bigard. (1958)

Oct 02
1959

Sam Cooke begins a week of gigs at the Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan. On the same day, the first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in Charleston, West Virginia, with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell. (1959)

Oct 02
1959

Louis Armstrong spends the last of three days of recording in Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA, for the album Satchmo Plays King Oliver. (1959)

Oct 02
1959

Dakota Staton records The Song Is Ended, High On A Windy Hill and other tracks for Capitol Records in New York City, USA. (1959)

Oct 02
1959

Jazz pianist Red Garland records the album Red Garland Live! at the Prelude Club, New York City, USA. (1959)

Oct 02
1959

B.B. King plays in Junction City, Mississippi, for a fee of $550. (1959)

Oct 02
1959

The Kingston Trio begin a tour of the USA at SMU, Dallas, Texas. (1959)

Oct 02
1959

Sam Cooke begins a week of gigs at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1959)

Oct 02
1959

A package tour featuring Brook Benton, Ruth Brown and The Falcons sets off from Richmond, Virginia, USA. (1959)

Oct 02
1959

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

Oct 02
1959

Popular young UK singer Petula Clark flies to Paris, France, to record a French tv show. (1959)

Oct 02
1959

Carl Perkins continues a two-week season of shows at The Casino Theater, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1959)

Oct 02
1959

Bobby Darin plays the fifth night of a week of shows at The Casino Royal, Washington, DC, USA. (1959)

Oct 02
1959

The First Annual Los Angeles Jazz Festival begins in Los Angeles, California, USA, with performers over the two days of the event including The Hi-Lo's, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins, Sarah Vaughan, Shorty Rogers, Nina Simone, Cal Tjader and Machito. (1959)