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Oct 24
1918

In the Broadway musical Ladies First, Norah Bayes sings The Real American Folk Song (Is A Rag). This is the first song composed by George and Ira Gershwin to be performed on a Broadway stage. (1918)

Oct 24
1919

The song Swanee, with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Irving Caesar, is premiered in a musical show, The Capital Revue. Swanee will become a huge hit when sung and recorded by Al Jolson. (1919)

Oct 24
1924

Baby Bonnie records Backbiting Moan for Gennett Records in Richmond, Indiana, USA. (1924)

Oct 24
1925

Blues vocalist Willie Mabon is born in Hollywood, Tennessee. (1925)

Oct 24
1929

Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, record Tiptoe Through The Tulips, Yours Sincerely, Moscow and If I Had A Talking Picture Of You, HMV Records in The Queens Small Hall, London, UK. (1929)

Oct 24
1929

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra records Boot It, Rit-Dit-Ray, New Vine Street Blues, Sweetheart Of Yesterday and Mary Lee for Victor Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1929)

Oct 24
1929

Jazz cornet virtuoso Bix Beiderbecke spends the eleventh of 36 nights in the Keeley Institute, Dwight, Illinois, USA, being treated for delerium tremens caused by his heavy drinking. (1929)

Oct 24
1932

Popular vocalist Al Bowlly, and all but one of The Roy Fox Band, leave to form Lew Stone's new band in London, UK. (1932)

Oct 24
1934

Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra play during a month of shows at The Cotton Club, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. (1934)

Oct 24
1936

Garth Green And His Orchestra play the fourth of sixteen nights in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. (1936)

Oct 24
1941

Judy Garland records Blues In The Night and How About You? for Decca Records in the USA. (1941)

Oct 24
1941

Judy Garland records Blues In The Night and How About You? for Decca Records in the USA. (1941)

Oct 24
1941

The Dolly Dawn Orchestra opens for a week at The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. (1941)

Oct 24
1942

Take It And Git by Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy becomes the first single to hit number one on the Harlem Hit Parade, the predecessor to the Billboard R&B chart. (1942)

Oct 24
1942

The Feldman Swing Club opens at 100 Oxford Street, London, UK, with a show by jazz drummer Victor Feldman and his band. The tiny venue will become legendary under the name The 100 Club for its jazz and rock gigs. (1942)

Oct 24
1942

The Feldman Swing Club, said to have been Britain's first jazz club, opens at Mac's Restaurant, 100 Oxford Street, London, UK. The opening night line-up features Kenny Baker, Tommy Bromley, Bobby Midgley, Tommy Pollard, Jimmy Skidmore, Frank Weir and guest artists The Feldman Trio. (1942)

Oct 24
1944

Woody Herman And His Orchestra play at The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1944)

Oct 24
1945

Glen Gray And His Orchestra play at Casino Gardens, Ocean Park, California, USA. (1945)

Oct 24
1953

Singer and bandleader Lockwood Lewis dies in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is best remembered as the saxophonist of the Dixieland Jug Blowers. (1953)

Oct 24
1954

Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters compete in the Battle Of The Blues at the Club Paradise, Memphis, Tennessee. (1954)

Oct 24
1955

A rock’n’roll movie, Rock 'n' Roll Revue, opens in seventy New York City cinemas, featuring performances by The Clovers, Ruth Brown, Larry Darnell, the Delta Rhythm Boys, Martha Davis and Spouse, Joe Turner, Dinah Washington, Lionel Hampton, Nat 'King' Cole, and Duke Ellington. (1955)

Oct 24
1955

Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars release a new single, Mack The Knife, in the USA. It will peak at No20. (1955)

Oct 24
1955

A rock?n?roll movie, Rock 'n' Roll Revue aka Harlem Rock'n'Roll Revue, opens in seventy New York City cinemas, featuring performances by Dinah Washington, Lionel Hampton, Nat ?King? Cole, Duke Ellington, The Clovers, Ruth Brown, Larry Darnell, The Delta Rhythm Boys, Martha Davis and Spouse and Joe Turner. (1955)

Oct 24
1956

The Eddie Duchin Story, a Hollywood movie about the life of jazz bandleader Eddie Duchin, is released to cinemas in Italy. (1956)

Oct 24
1957

The Dave Brubeck Quartet records Two Sleepy People, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1957)

Oct 24
1958

Ray Charles releases a new single, Rock House, in the USA, on Atlantic Records. (1958)

Oct 24
1959

The Sammy Kaye Orchestra plays at the annual Ak-Sar-Ben Coronation Ball in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. (1959)

Oct 24
1961

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet plays a live set in KQED Televison Studios, San Francisco, California, USA, for the tv show Jazz Casual (1961)

Oct 24
1962

Jazz pianist Jimmy Rushing is recorded live in a concert for the Jazz Casual tv series in at KQED Television Studios, San Francisco, California, USA. (1962)

Oct 24
1996

The biographical film 'Listen: Gerry Mulligan' is premiered at the Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City, USA, where it is presented by Wynton Marsalis. (1996)

Oct 24
2004

Malmesbury-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum plays a live concert at The 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (2004)

Oct 24
2007

At the age of just 26, British jazz star Jamie Cullum becomes the youngest writer to receive a prestigious Gold Badge Award, which is presented to him by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, at The Savoy, in the Strand, London. (2007)

Oct 24
2009

Grammy and Juno Award-winning jazz vocalist Michael Buble's fourth studio album, Crazy Love, goes to No1 in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA. (2009)

Oct 24
2010

Cleo Laine plays at The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, California, USA. (2010)

Oct 24
2010

Bill Frisell plays at Amoeba Music, San Francisco, California, USA. (2010)

Oct 24
2011

Michael Buble releases a new album, Christmas, in the United Kingdom. (2011)