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Apr 24
1924

Jelly Roll Morton records Mamamita for Paramount Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1924)

Apr 24
1926

Percival Mackey's Band records Dreaming Of A Castle In The Air and Lady Be Good - Selection, for Columbia Records in London, UK. (1926)

Apr 24
1929

Harry Bidgood And His Broadcasters record My Flame Of Love, for Vocalion Records in London, UK. Bidgood is perhaps better known as an accordian bandleader under his pseudonym of Primo Scala. (1929)

Apr 24
1930

Ambrose And his Orchestra, record Just Like In A Story Book, The Empire Party, Blue Is The Night and I'm In The Market For You, at the Small Queen's Hall, London, UK, for HMV Records. (1930)

Apr 24
1931

Blanche Calloway And Her Orchestra play the last of seven nights in the Howard Theatre, Washington, DC, USA. (1931)

Apr 24
1933

Soul/r'n'b singer Freddie Scott is born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He will find Billboard Top 10 success in 1963 with the hit single Hey Girl, written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. (1933)

Apr 24
1934

Lew Stone And His Band record Garden Of Weed in London, UK. (1934)

Apr 24
1934

The pipeless organ is patented [Pat. No. 1,956,350] in the USA by Laurens Hammond. His radically new musical instrument will be manufactured by the Hammond Clock Company of Chicago, Illinois, and will be first shown to the public at the Industrial Exposition in New York City, USA, in Apr 1935, before going on to revolutionise many forms of keyboard-based music. (1934)


Apr 24
1935

Al Bowlly, accompanied by Ray Noble and his Orchestra, performs I'm Misunderstood and Song Without Words live on radio in New York City, USA. (1935)

Apr 24
1937

Bill Hogan And His Hollywood Californians provide the music for the stage show The Stars And Strips Revue, starring Countess Francyne Simon, who demonstrates the right way for a woman to undress in front of her husband, at The Paramount theatre, Waterloo, Iowa, USA. (1937)

Apr 24
1937

Jazz saxophonist and celebrated Blue Note recording artist Joe Henderson is born in Lima, Ohio, USA. (1937)

Apr 24
1944

The movie Trocadero opens in cinemas in the USA. The movie features an effective cameo by singer Ida James with The Bob Chester Band. (1944)


Apr 24
1946

T-Bone Walker and Cootie Williams And His Orchestra play the first of seven nights at The Paradise Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1946)

Apr 24
1946

Tiny Bradshaw And His Orchestra play at The Riviera Club, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. (1946)

Apr 24
1950

Count Basie begins a stay at The Club 421, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

The George Shearing Quintet plays at the opening of The Dunbar House, Washington DC, USA. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

The Zoot Sims And His Brothers record The Way You Look Tonight and Yellow Duck for Metronome Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

Frank Sinatra records When You're Smiling, It's Only A Paper Moon, My Blue Heaven and The Continental for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

Music student Bill Evans performs pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Kabalevsky for his Senior Recital at Southeastern Louisiana College, Hammond, Louisiana, USA. He will, in due course, make his mark on the world as one of the finest jazz pianists of the late 20th century. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

Hot Lips Page plays the fifth night of two weeks at Birdland, New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 24
1950

Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the forty-seventh night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th. (1950)

Apr 24
1953

UK pop weekly the New Musical Express (NME) hosts its first Poll Winners concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. Winners are Ted Heath, Johnny Dankworth, Ronnie Scott, Lita Roza and Dickie Valentine, all of whom play live sets and are presented with specially designed gilt metal crowns. (1953)

Apr 24
1953

Dinah Shore flies from California to New York City, USA, to begin a holiday with her husband and daughter. During the family visit to the East Coast, however, she will perform at the 41st Annual US Chamber Of Commerce banquet, in Washington, DC. (1953)

Apr 24
1954

B.B.King appears on the cover of US trade magazine Cashbox, where he is pictured receiving an award from US deejay Hunter Hancock. (1954)

Apr 24
1954

The Jack Teagarden Orchestra, with Don Ewell, plays at Club Hangover, San Francisco, California, USA. (1954)

Apr 24
1958

Bobby Darin records Early In The Morning for Atco Records in the Pythian Temple studio, New York City. (1958)

Apr 24
1962

Jazz pianist Bill Evans and guitarist Jim Hall record I Hear A Rhapsody at Sound Makers studio, New York City, USA, for United Artists Records. (1962)

Apr 24
1962

Louis Armstrong And His All Stars play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe. (1962)

Apr 24
1964

Tubby Hayes and his Orchestra record Israel Nights, Russian Roulette, Parisian Thoroughfare, The Killers Of W.1 and Sasa-hivi, for Fontana Records in London. (1964)

Apr 24
1966

John Coltrane, Roland Kirk, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison, Clifford Jordan, Cedar Walton, Charles Tolliver and others play in the Jazz Concert: Religious Themes in St. Gregory's School Hall, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (1966)

Apr 24
1968

What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong reaches No1 in the UK popular Singles Chart for the first of four weeks. (1968)

Apr 24
1971

Buddy Morrow And His Orchestra play at The Riverboat, New York City, USA. (1971)

Apr 24
1976

Weather Report play at The Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1976)

Apr 24
1982

The Phil Woods Quartet plays the second of three nights at Keystone Korner, San Francisco, California, USA. (1982)

Apr 24
1982

Earl 'Fatha' Hines plays at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Los Illegals. (1982)

Apr 24
1982

Alan Holdsworth's IOU plays at The Keystone, Berkeley, California, USA, supported by The Kids. (1982)

Apr 24
1987

Leon Redbone, Mason Ruffner and Cyril Neville headline at the opening of the 18th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana. (1987)

Apr 24
1994

The Larry Porter Trio records the album March Blues for Enja Records in Micula Studio, Munich, Germany, Europe. (1994)

Apr 24
2001

Blind jazz/r?n?b vocalist Al Hibbler dies, aged 85 at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA. After working with Duke Ellington, he will score a No1 hit in 1955 with Unchained Melody. (2001)

Apr 24
2005

Brian Wilson plays at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana. (2005)

Apr 24
2008

Jazz saxophonist and clarinet player Jimmy Giuffre dies, aged 86, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA, after many years suffering from Parkinson's Disease. (2008)