Nov 30, 1928. Bix passes out while playing at the NewMusic Hall in Cleveland. Taken to hotel and put under the care of a male nurse. Not clear how long Bix stays in Cleveland.
Dec 10, 1929. Whiteman band returns to New York and finds Bix. [Speculation: maybe Bix was found by his fellow musicians in his hotel room with some injury at this time, not Feb 3, 1929].
Mid December. Admitted to the Rivercrest Sanitarium. Combination of pneumonia, excessive drinking, and perhaps beating/fight. Bill Challis visits Bix.
Early (3, 4, 5?) January. Released from Sanitarium.
Jan 10, 1929. Snoozer Quinn states that Bix was present at the Bee Palmer recording session.
Jan 12, 1929. Whiteman band leaves New York. Bix leaves with band. [Lion postulates that Bix is left behind in New York. I doubt that Whiteman would leave Bix alone in New York if he was in horrible health. Pops would either send Bix to Davenport or leave him under medical supervision. A week or so after he leaves the hospital, Bix seems to be in reasonable health to travel with the band].
Jan 13-19, 1929. Whiteman band appears at the Music Hall in the Cincinnati Auto Show.
Jan 20, 1929. Whiteman band opens at the Palace Theatre in Cleveland.
Jan 21, 1929. Cleveland Press reports One of his best musicians is absent. Bix had a breakdown on Jan 20 in his hotel room. Whiteman gets medical care for Bix.
Jan 23, 24, 25?, 1929. After a couple of days for Bix to gain some strength for the trip, Whiteman sends him home to rest. Bix goes to Davenport via Chicago. He may or may not stay in Chicago for a day or two; I doubt it. But even if he stays, Bix is in no shape to participate in the Ray Miller Cradle of Love recording session. Just four days after a breakdown that prevents him from appearing with the band and two weeks after he had been hospitalized with pneumonia.
Jan 24, 1929. Ray Miller records Cradle of Love in Chicago.
Jan 25, 1929. Cleveland Press reports, "Beiderbecke is recovering from an illness at his home in Davenport, Ia." and Whiteman hopes to have his star hot cornet player back by February 5.
Jan 26, 1929. Paul Whiteman closes Palace Theatre engagement.
Feb 5, 1929. Bix has been home for nearly two weeks recuperating and now is able to write to Tommy Rockwell, Im practically over it and will be in N. Y. in a couple of weeks.
Feb 8 (?), 1929. Bix is interviewed by a reporter from the Davenport Democrat.
Feb 10, 1929. Publication of interview.
Mar 4, 1929. Bix rejoins the Whiteman band in New York.