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Jan 26
1908

Legendary jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli is born in Paris, France. (1908)

Jan 26
1926

The Carlton Hotel Dance Orchestra records I'm On My Way To Dreamland, Headin' For Louisville, I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight and Say It - When You Get The Chance, for Zonophone Records in Hayes, Middlesex, UK. Headin' For Louisville is released under the name of Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra. (1926)

Jan 26
1926

Kenneth Harries is born in Topeka, Kansas, USA. He will find success as clarinet and saxophone player Kenny Haries, popular on Topeka's WIBW radio. He will also play with The Jack Cole Orchestra and Ted Fio Rito. (1926)

Jan 26
1929

The Music Masters, a pseudonym for Jay Whidden And His Band, record Chloe, in London, UK, for Victory Records. (1929)

Jan 26
1931

Hannah Williams of popular Broadway and Vaudeville singing sister act The Williams Sisters, marries Roger Wolfe Kahn at the Kahn Estate, Cold Springs, Long Island, USA. (1931)

Jan 26
1933

Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra record I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues, I've Got The World On A String, Hustlin' And Bustlin' For Baby, Sittin' In The Dark, High Society and He's A Son Of The South, for Victor Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1933)

Jan 26
1934

Jimmie Lunceford records Jazznocracy in New York City, USA. (1934)

Jan 26
1934

Benny Carter And His Big Band, The Palmer Brothers, Troy Brown, Mabel Scott, Morton And Margot, Aida Ward and The Three Rhythm Kings are the stars when The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, presents its first live stage show, Jazz A La Carte, emceed by Ralph Cooper. (1934)

Jan 26
1934

Billy Merrin And His Commanders record We'll Make Hay While The Sun Shines in London, UK. (1934)


Jan 26
1935

Lew Stone and his Band record Pop Goes Your Heart and Thank You So Much Mrs Lowsborough-Goodby, in London. (1935)

Jan 26
1935

Garth Green and his Orchestra play in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. (1935)

Jan 26
1937

Russ Morgan's Music records Girl On The Police Gazette, Swing High Swing Low and Call To Arms for Brunswick Records in the USA. (1937)

Jan 26
1937

Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra record Slumming On Park Avenue, Honest And Truly, He Ain't Got Rhythm and other tracks for Decca Records in New York City, USA. (1937)

Jan 26
1937

Anson Weeks And His Orchestra record Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Kid In The Three-Cornered Pants, Moonlight And Shadows [with Frank Saputo on vocals] and How Could You? [with Margie Dee on vocals] for Decca Records in the USA. (1937)

Jan 26
1937

Dick Dickerson and his Orchestra continue with a three-week residency in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. (1937)

Jan 26
1937

The Leo Reisman Orchestra performs I've Got You Under My Skin (written by Cole Porter), Ridin' High and Gee! But You're Swell on The Philip Morris Radio Program in the USA. (1937)

Jan 26
1938

Blue Barron And His Orchestra play in The Green Room of The Hotel Edison, New York City, USA, during a nine-month residency. (1938)

Jan 26
1940

Jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams records Tea For Two and Zonky in New York City, USA, for Varsity Records. (1940)

Jan 26
1940

The Glenn Miller Orchestra, with Marion Hutton on vocals, records Say Si Si, in New York City for Bluebird Records. (1940)

Jan 26
1940

The Ted Lewis Band with Muggsy Spanier on cornet, opens at the Proctor Theatre in Columbus, Ohio, USA. (1940)

Jan 26
1946

Pete Johnson's All Stars record Pete's Lonesome Blues, Mr. Drum Meets Mr. Piano, Mutiny In The Doghouse and Mr. Clarinet Knocks Twice for National/Savoy Records in New York City, USA. (1946)


Jan 26
1950

Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians record Dearie, for Decca Records in the USA. (1950)

Jan 26
1950

Jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott records I Wish I Knew and Please Give Me A Chance backed by Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra in New York City, USA. (1950)

Jan 26
1950

Jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt, trombonist J.J. Johnson and pianist Bud Powell record Strike Up The Band, Taking A Chance On Love, Fine And Dandy and I Want To Be Happy, for Prestige Records in New York City, USA. (1950)

Jan 26
1950

Jazz vibraphone virtuoso Lionel Hampton, with Wes Montgomery on guitar, records Where Or When and There Will Never Be Another You, for Decca Records in New York City, USA. (1950)

Jan 26
1950

Frank Sinatra is heard performing the songs For You / It's Easy To Remember, You Do Something To Me and O Sole Mio, backed by the Jeff Alexander Orchestra, on the NBC radio show Light Up Time, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA. (1950)

Jan 26
1950

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

Jan 26
1950

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

Jan 26
1950

Ella Fitzgerald plays the first night of two weeks at Cafe Society, New York City, USA. (1950)

Jan 26
1951

Ralph Flanagan And His Orchestra play at The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1951)

Jan 26
1952

Roy Fox And His Whispering Rhythm play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK. (1952)

Jan 26
1957

Jack Parnell And His Music Makers play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK. (1957)

Jan 26
1960

Jazz guitar virtuoso Wes Montgomery records Four On Six, West Coast Blues and other tracks, for Riverside Records in Reeves Sound studios, New York City, USA. (1960)

Jan 26
1962

Bobby Darin continues a four-week run at The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (1962)

Jan 26
1962

Louis Jordan continues with a lengthy season at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. (1962)

Jan 26
1962

Frank Sinatra appears on US tv?s Soupy Sales Show. (1962)

Jan 26
1962

Jazz singer Jackie Paris records Duke's Place, My Very Good Friend In The Looking Glass and 'Tis Autumn, for Impulse Records in New York City, USA. (1962)

Jan 26
1966

The Harry South Big Band records Six To One Bar, Lush Life, There And Back and North Of The Soho Border, for Mercury Records in London. (1966)

Jan 26
1970

Jazz harpist/pianist Alice Coltrane records the album Ptah The El Daoud, at the Coltrane home studio, Dix Hills, New York, USA. (1970)

Jan 26
1970

The Harold Mabern Sextet records I Want You Back, Greasy Kid Stuff and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records. (1970)

Jan 26
1980

Frank Sinatra sings to 180,000 people in a concert at the Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janiero, Brazil. (1980)

Jan 26
1985

American jazz drummer Kenny Clarke, who worked with Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and countless others, dies aged 71 in Montreuil-Sous-Bois, France. (1985)

Jan 26
2010

Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny releases a new album, Orchestrion. (2010)

Jan 26
2010

The Chris Garrick Quartet plays at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK. (2010)

Jan 26
2011

On the JLCO Winter Tour 2011, Wynton Marsalis plays at The Ferguson Center Concert Hall, Christopher Newport College, Newport News, Virginia, USA. (2011)