1949 in music

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See also: 1948 in music, other events of 1949, 1950 in music and the list of 'years in music'.

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Events

  • Mitch Miller begins his career as one of the 20th century's most successful record producers at Mercury
  • Eddie Fisher signs with RCA
  • Bob Hope suggests that Anthony Benedetto change his stage name from "Joe Bari" to "Tony Bennett"
  • Frankie Laine cuts "Mule Train," the first modern pop record
  • Les Paul and Mary Ford wed
  • Teresa Brewer cuts her first record for the London label
  • The Ames Brothers score their first hit with "You, You, You Are The One"
  • Johnnie Ray performs at the Flame Show Bar in Detroit
  • Frank Sinatra stars in "On The Town" with Gene Kelly, a sequel to their 1945 hit "Anchors Aweigh"
  • The legendary Al Jolson records the soundtrack to "Jolson Sings Again," the sequel to his hugely successful biopic "The Jolson Story" (1946)
  • Chart-topping crooner Buddy Clark dies in a plane crash on October 1
  • Coral Records is formed as a subsidiary of Decca
  • 45 rpm discs are introduced
  • The Trio Carosone is formed
  • Gorni Kramer starts working for musical impresarios Garinei and Giovannini

Albums released


Top hit records

Top R&B and Country hit records


Published popular music

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films


Births

Deaths

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