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Apr 19
1926

Fred Astaire, with George Gershwin on piano, records the George and Ira Gershwin composition Fascinating Rhythm, in London. (1926)

Apr 19
1926

Charles Fulcher And His Orchestra record Hey! Hey!, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for Columbia Records. (1926)

Apr 19
1926

Ben Selvin And His Orchestra record Hi-Ho the Merrio! and I'm Lonely Without You, in New York City, USA. The tracks will be released under various names including The Bar Harbor Society Orchestra, Newport Society Orchestra and The Hollywood Dance Orchestra on various labels, including Banner, Regal, Apex, Domino and Starr. (1926)

Apr 19
1926

Fred Astaire, with George Gershwin on piano, records the George And Ira Gershwin composition Fascinating Rhythm, in London, UK. (1926)

Apr 19
1929

Ambrose And his Orchestra record Marie, Caressing You and When Summer Is Gone, in Chelsea, London, UK, for Decca Records. The tracks are not released. (1929)

Apr 19
1929

Miff Mole and His Little Molers, record I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling, written by Fats Waller, Harry Link and Billy Rose for Okeh Records in the USA. (1929)

Apr 19
1929

The 2,600 seat Fox Theatre opens in Seattle, Washington, USA, with a screening of the musical film Broadway Melody. A Spanish baroque theater, located at 7th Avenue and Olive Street, it is the last major entertainment venue to open before the 1929 stock market crash. An interesting feature is The Fox's glass-enclosed "crying" room, where mothers can take their infant children so as not to disturb the theatre-goers. (1929)

Apr 19
1931

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

Apr 19
1934

Robie Love And His International Orchestra, with vocalist Miss Dorothy Watson, play at The Hotel Clovis, Clovis, Texas, USA. (1934)

Apr 19
1935

Billie Holiday appears at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, as featured vocalist with the Ralph Cooper Big Band. Pigmeat Markham appears on the same bill. (1935)

Apr 19
1935

Billie Holiday appears at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York, as featured vocalist with The Ralph Cooper Big Band. appears on the same bill. (1935)

Apr 19
1935

And His Orchestra play in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. Tickets cost $3.30 in advance or $3.85 at the door. (1935)

Apr 19
1935

Comedian, jazz pianist, hit-maker and film star Dudley Moore is born in Dagenham, UK. (1935)

Apr 19
1937

Celebrated ragtime composer Harry J. Lincoln, whose best-known composition is The Midnight Fire Alarm, dies aged 59 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1937)

Apr 19
1937

Ike Ragon and his Orchestra continue with a two-week residency [except Sundays] at The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. (1937)

Apr 19
1940

The Art Kassel Orchestra is playing at The Hotel Bismarck, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1940)

Apr 19
1940

Slim Gaillard And His Flat Foot Floogie Boys record Windy City Hop, Fitzwater Street and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Vocalion Records. (1940)

Apr 19
1940

Glenn Carr And His Orchestra record That Red Head Gal, The Sailor With The Navy Blue Eyes and other songs for Decca Records. (1940)

Apr 19
1940

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA. (1940)

Apr 19
1940

The Benny Goodman Sextet, with Charlie Christian on guitar, play at Cocoanut Grove in the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA. The show is broadcast live on radio. (1940)

Apr 19
1944

Jimmy Noone, rated one of the three top New Orleans 1920s clarinettists, dies in Los Angeles, California, USA, aged 48.(1944)

Apr 19
1946

Woody Herman And His Orchestra are heard on an AFRS [Armed Forces Radio Service] radio programme recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. (1946)

Apr 19
1946

Earl Hines And His Orchestra play the fourth night of a week at The Trianon Ballroom, Southgate, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1946)

Apr 19
1946

Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra play the first of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. Also on the bill is innovative double-bass virtuoso Slam Stewart. (1946)

Apr 19
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 19
1946

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

Apr 19
1946

Tab Smith And His Orchestra play in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. (1946)

Apr 19
1950

Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen record Copenhagen, China Boy, Runnin' Wild, I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll, Mandy, Make Up Your Mind and Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble, in WOR Studios, New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 19
1950

Jazz trumpeter Earl Wesley Gardner, Jr. is born in New York City, USA. He is perhaps best known for his lengthy stint in the house band on the tv show Saturday Night Live. (1950)

Apr 19
1950

Al Hibbler, with Billy Kyle's Orchestra, records Dedicated To You, Danny Boy, If I Knew You Were There and Song Of The Wanderer, for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 19
1950

Billy Eckstein plays at The Paramount Theatre, New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 19
1950

Frank Sinatra continues with his season at The Copacabana, New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 19
1950

Ray Anthony and his Orchestra play at Cafe Rouge in the Hotel Statler [aka Hotel Pennsylvania], New York City, USA. (1950)

Apr 19
1950

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

Apr 19
1950

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

Apr 19
1951

Big Joe Turner records Chains Of Love, The Chill Is On, After My Love Came Tears and Bump Miss Suzie for Atlantic Records in New York City. (1951)

Apr 19
1954

Frank Sinatra spends the second of two days in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calfornia, USA, recording the album Swing Easy. (1954)

Apr 19
1956

Louis Prima, Keely Smith and Sam Butera record I’ll be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You, Just A Gigolo, The Lip, I Ain't Got Nobody, Oh Marie, Buona Sera and Jump, Jive and Wail in Hollywood, California for Capitol Records. (1956)

Apr 19
1957

When I Fall In Love by Nat King Cole enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No2. (1957)

Apr 19
1958

Swingin' Shepherd Blues by The Ted Heath Orchestra peaks at No3 in the Popular Singles Chart in the UK, during a run of thirteen weeks on the chart. (1958)

Apr 19
1959

Chris Barber's Jazz Band with Ottilie Patterson play at St. George's Hall, Bradford, UK. (1959)

Apr 19
1960

The Lem Winchester Sextet records Lady Day, Just Friends and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. (1960)

Apr 19
1962

The Bud Powell Trio play at The Gyllende Cirklen, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. (1962)

Apr 19
1969

Jazz visionary, pianist, bandleader and composer Sun Ra is featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. (1969)

Apr 19
1969

Pioneering British jazz-rock band Jon Hiseman's Colosseum play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, UK, supported by the Savoy Brown Blues Band. (1969)

Apr 19
1969

Cannonball Adderley plays the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Headliners for the night are The Everly Brothers, and also on the bill is Aynsley Dunbar. (1969)

Apr 19
1970

Chicago-born music promoter Husk O'Hare dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Although O'Hare's name appeared on several jazz recordings and concert posters, he is not thought to have been a musician, merely an astute promoter who knew how to publicise himself. (1970)

Apr 19
1974

Popular jazz and blues vocalist Savannah Churchill dies of pneumonia aged 53 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (1974)

Apr 19
1988

Jazz violinist and trombone player Edward "Ed" Burke dies in East Elmhurst, New York State, USA. In a long career Ed Burke worked with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins to name but a few. (1988)

Apr 19
1994

Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny releases his controversial album Zero Tolerance For Silence, on Geffen Records in the USA. (1994)

Apr 19
2010

The Neil Cowley Trio release their third album, Radio Silence, in the UK. (2010)