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Nov 23
1889

The first coin-operated phonograph is installed in the Palais Royal Saloon, San Francisco, California, USA, by the Pacific Phonograph Company . This development is widely accepted as the birth of the jukebox. (1889)

Nov 23
1904

Bob McCracken, a Dixieland and New Orleans jazz clarinettist who will play in the orchestras of Jack Teagarden, Joe Venuti, Benny Goodman, Russ Morgan, Kid Ory and others, is born in Dallas, Texas, USA. (1904)

Nov 23
1921

Capitol Records composer, producer and arranger Jack Marshall is born in Eldorado, Kansas, USA. Marshall will supervise many recordings for vocal artists such as Peggy Lee and Judy Garland, of which the best-remembered is Lee?s international hit Fever. (1921)

Nov 23
1926

Some Of These Days by Sophie Tucker reaches No1 in the music charts in the USA, a position it will hold for five weeks. The song is written by Shelton Brooks. (1926)

Nov 23
1926

Bertha 'Chippie' Hill records Pleadin' For The Blues, Pratt City Blues and Mess, Katie, Mess, for OKeh Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1926)

Nov 23
1926

Jack Hylton And His Orchestra record I've Never Seen A Straight Banana, The More We Are Together and Ukelele Dream Man, for HMV Records in the Small Queen's Hall, London, UK. (1926)

Nov 23
1927

The Pla-Mor Ballroom opens at Linwood and Main, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, with a concert by the 16-piece Jean Goldkette Orchestra. The venue will host performances by everyone from Django Rheinhardt to Count Basie and The Who. Legend has it that Hoagy Carmichael first performed his song Stardust while a member of the Pla-Mor's house band. (1927)

Nov 23
1927

The Savoy Ballroom opens at 4733 South Parkway, Chicago, Illinois, USA. From now until 1940, there will be continuous music supplied by two bands per night, featuring such jazz greats as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. (1927)

Nov 23
1928

Clarence Williams’ Novelty Four, with Eddie Lang on guitar and Joe ‘King’ Oliver on cornet, record In The Bottle Blues, for Okeh Records in New York City. (1928)

Nov 23
1929

Laurdine Kenneth Patrick is born in East Moline, Illinois, USA. He will find success as jazz saxophonist Pat Patrick, best-known for his lengthy membership of the Sun Ra Arkestra. (1929)

Nov 23
1929

Ambrose And his Orchestra record Jollity Farm, I May Be Wrong But I Think You're Wonderful and With A Song In My Heart, in Chelsea, London, UK, for Decca Records. (1929)

Nov 23
1929

The Four Bright Sparks, including Van Phillips, Sid Bright, Len Fillis and Rudy Starita, record Jollity Farm, Bunky-Doodle-I-Do, My Heart Is Saying, Pagan Love Song and Lovable And Sweet, for Columbia Records, in London, UK. (1929)

Nov 23
1931

Ambrose And His Orchestra record Who Am I?, For The Sake Of The Days Gone By and Joey The Clown, at The Small Queen's Hall, London, UK, for HMV Records. (1931)

Nov 23
1934

Rising club singer Billie Holiday, aged 19, makes her debut at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York. Heading the bill are Pops & Louie, along with the Five Sensational Dancing Charlottes, Billy Maples and his Orchestra, and Pigmeat Markham. (1934)

Nov 23
1935

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

Nov 23
1936

Blues singer Robert Johnson records Kindhearted Woman Blues, I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom, Sweet Home Chicago, Rambling On My Mind, When You Got A Good friend, Come On In My Kitchen, Terraplane Blues and Phonograph Blues, in San Antonio, Texas, for Vocalion Records. (1936)

Nov 23
1936

Will Osborne And His Orchestra record It's De-Lovely, Tea On The Terrace and other tracks for Decca Records in the USA. (1936)

Nov 23
1937

Midge Williams And Her Jazz Jesters record Singing The Blues, Goodnight Angel, The Greatest Mistake Of My Life and Mama's Gone, Goodbye for Vocalion Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1937)

Nov 23
1940

The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays at Cafe Rouge, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, USA. (1940)

Nov 23
1944

Frankie Carle plays the second of four nights at the Palace Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. (1944)

Nov 23
1944

Benny Carter plays the last night in a week of shows at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1944)

Nov 23
1945

The Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra plays at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. (1945)

Nov 23
1948

Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra play in Cafe Rouge, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, USA. (1948)

Nov 23
1956

Lita Roza appears on the ATV show The Ted Heath Story, in the UK. (1956)

Nov 23
1958

Ella Fitzgerald records Little Jazz in Los Angeles, California, USA. (1958)

Nov 23
1958

Bennie Green records Bye Bye Blackbird, On the Street Where You Live and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.(1958)

Nov 23
1958

Norrie Paramor And The Big Ben Banjo Band, The Vic Ash Sextet, Chris Barber's Jazz Band, The John Dankworth Orchestra, The Ray Ellington Quartet, The Denny Boyce Orchestra, Ted Heath And His Music, The Jazz Couriers featuring Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes, The Jazzmakers, The Tony Kinsey Quintet, Humphrey Lyttelton And His Band, The Oscar Rabin Orchestra and Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra, play in The Jazz Jamboree at The Gaumont State Theatre, Kilburn, London, UK. (1958)

Nov 23
1958

Acker Bilk plays at The Queen Victoria, North Cheam, London, UK. (1958)

Nov 23
1959

Louis Jordan continues a two-week season at The Key Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. (1959)

Nov 23
1959

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play in The Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden. (1959)

Nov 23
1960

MGM Records in the USA buys the prestigious jazz label Verve, owned by impresario Norman Granz.

Nov 23
1967

The Jazz Communicators play the fourth of six nights at Crawford Grill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The band includes Louis Hayes [drums], Freddie Hubbard [trumpet], Joe Henderson [saxophone], Kenny Barron [piano] and Herbie Louis [bass]. (1967)

Nov 23
1976

Jazz guitarist Irving Ashby records Shivers and Funkville U.S.A. in Los Angeles, California, USA, for his RCA Records album Guitar Player. Hampton Hawes plays piano on the session. (1976)

Nov 23
1977

Weather Report play at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (1977)

Nov 23
1992

Marion Montgomery plays the first of six nights at Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, UK. (1992)

Nov 23
1996

Jazz sax virtuoso Art Porter dies in a boating accident in Thailand, aged 35. (1996)

Nov 23
1996

Jazz saxophonist Art Porter Jr drowns when a boat in which he is sailing on the Kratha Taek reservoir in Sai Yok, Thailand, sinks. (1996)

Nov 23
2003

Malmesbury-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum plays at the Royal Festival Hall London. (2003)