CBS airs the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony where the recipients are Lionel Hampton, Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward, Ginger Rogers, Mstislav Rostropovich and Paul Taylor. The Lionel Hampton segment features Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin and more. >> 15 MINUTES on RVM >>
 The Benny Goodman Quartet – that is Benny Goodman (cl), Gene Krupa (d), Lionel Hampton (vb) and Jess Stacy (p) – record two tunes for the television. >> 7 MINUTES on RVM >>
 The Orginal Benny Goodman Quartet – that is Benny Goodman (cl), Lionel Hampton (vb), Gene Krupa (d), Teddy Wilson (p) and George Duvivier (b)- performs for the first time on television at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoin Center in New York City >> 12 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra are featured on the CBS variety series The Big Record starring Patti Page. >> 3 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Lionel Hampton and his big band are at Montreal Jazz Festival, Canada >> 42 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra are at Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI >> 45 MINUTES on RVM >>
Wikipedia : This day (August 31, 2002), in New York City, New York, died Lionel Hampton, a jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist and bandleader
Lionel Hampton : In 1930, Hampton was called in to a recording session with Armstrong, and during a break Hampton walked over to a vibraphone and started to play. He ended up playing the vibes on one song. The song became a hit; Hampton had introduced a new voice to jazz and he became King of the Vibes.
@PBS : Around 1916 he moved with his family to Chicago, where he began his career playing drums in various lesser bands. In the late 1920s he was based in Culver City, California, where he worked in clubs and took part in several recording sessions (1930) with Louis Armstrong, who encouraged him to take up vibraphone
@last.fm : While Hampton worked for Goodman in New York, he recorded with several different small groups known as the Lionel Hampton Orchestra as well as assorted small groups within the Goodman band. In the early 40s he left the Goodman organization to form his own touring band.