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Rosemary Clooney is heard singing Mixed Emotions and other songs on her radio show Rosemary Clooney Sings, in the USA.
Pekka Pohjola is born in Helsinki, Finland, Europe. He will find success as an influential prog-rock bass player, composer and band leader.
The Bill Harris Herd records You're Blase, Bill Not Phil, D'Anjou and Imagination for Mercury Records in New York City, USA.
Jim Eanes And His Shenandoah Valley Boys record I Cried Again, They Locked God Outside The Iron Curtain and I'd Love To Be Your Darlin', for Decca Records in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Roy Fox And His Whispering Rhythm play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.
Laura Rachel Allan is born in Los Angeles, California, USA, She will find success as singer-songwriter Laura Allan.
Booted by Rosco Gordon on Chess Records enters the Billboard magazine Rhythm And Blues Charts in the USA, where it will peak at No1 during a 13-week stay.
Twins Tom and David Farmer are born in Birmingham, UK. They will find success as the keyboardist and drummer of the one hit wonder group Blackfoot Sue.
Jane Froman makes an appearance on Ed Sullivan's tv series Toast Of The Town in the USA, during which she makes an appeal on behalf of Easter Seals.
The Blue Ramblers' Dance Orchestra play for a Grand Dance at The Public Baths, Sutton-In-Ashfield, England, UK, Europe.
Episode No23 of Club 88 Starring Peggy Lee, is broadcast on radio in the USA, featuring Louis Prima as Lee's guest.
The musical Guys And Dolls is playing at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bill Haley signs an exclusive two-year recording contract with the Palda Record Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, at a royalty rate of 1.5 cents 'per double face record sold'.
The Johnny Hodges Sextette is playing at The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Crosby with guitarist Barney Kessel and The Louis Basil Band is playing during a week of shows at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Judy Garland begins a four-week concert engagement at The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Ink Spots play during a week of shows at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A revival of the musical Shuffle Along by Eubie Blake opens at The Broad way Theater, on Broadway, New York City, USA, but it will run for only four performances.
R'n'b singing group The Royals are signed to Federal Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The will enjoy considerable success after changing their name to Hank Ballard And The Midniters. (1952).
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
Sarah McLawler records Please Try To Love Me, I'm Just Another One In Love With You, Ready, Willing And Able and Romance In the Dark, for King Records in the USA.
Flambouyant pianist Liberace plays at The Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California, USA.
The movie musical Two Tickets To Broadway, starring Tony Martin and Janet Leigh, opens at cinemas in Finland, Europe.
The highest new entry on the Billboard Best-Selling Pop Albums Chart in the USA is Big Band Bash by Billy May on Capitol Records entering at No5. With A Song In My Heart by Jane Froman remains at No1.
Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra with Jean Campbell, David Carey Monty Norman and The Staplejacks provide a 30-minute show of live music on the BBC Light Programme in London, England, UK. Other musicians heard live on the Light Programme on this day are Victor Silvester And His Orchestra, George Scott-Wood and his Accordion Band, The Northern Variety Orchestra conducted by Alyn Ainsworth with singer Les Howard, Bill McGuffie (pianist), Jack Byfield and his Players with Frederic Curzon at the organ and Troise and his Banjoliers.
Jimmy Witherspoon is playing at The Oro Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Tanner Sisters play in Wolverhampton, England, UK.
Varetta Dillard plays during a week at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
New Orleans-based pianist, composer and vocalist Lloyd Price hits No1 on the Billboard R'n'B singles chart in the USA with Lawdy Miss Clawdy, featuring Fats Domino on piano.
Tex Beneke And His Orchestra play at the Edgewater Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Billie Holiday is playing at Weeke's Cafe, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, with The Wild Bill Davis Trio.
The Billy May Orchestra is playing during a week at Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Sarah Vaughan and Hal 'Cornbread' Singer play at the inauguration of the Saturday night cruises along the Chesapeake River from Washington DC, USA.
Ted Fio Rito And His Orchestra are playing at El Rancho Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The movie comedy musical Sailor Beware, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, is released to cinemas in West Germany, Europe.
The movie Inside The Walls Of Folsom Prison is released in West Germany, Europe. When Johnny Cash, who is serving in the US Air Force at Landsberg, Bavaria, West Germany, sees the film, he will be inspired to write his song Folsom Prison Blues.
Ray Charles records four songs during his first session for Atlantic Records.
The Joe Morris Orchestra play the fourth night of a week at The Spodoree Club, Youngstown, Ohio USA. For many years, The Joe Morris Orchestra was the house band at Atlantic Records.
You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford reaches No1 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, for the first of five weeks.
Andrew John Ward is born in Epsom, UK. He will find success as drummer Andy Ward, a founding member of the rock band Camel.
A new music magazine, The New Records, begins publication in the UK.
Steve Gibson And His Red Caps play at Chubby's Bar, Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Ivory Joe Hunter, The Four Blazes, Thelma Carpenter and Larry Darnell are playing during a week of shows at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Aspiring young New York City-based pianist Neil Sedaka is approached by his neighbour Howard Greenfield about the possibility that the pair might collaborate on writing a song. Working from the Brill Building, the Sedaka-Greenfield combination will become one of the most successful hit-writing duos in the history of pop music.
Eddy Howard And His Orchestra are playing at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
WLS Radio in Chicago, Illinois, USA, hosts its third annual International Square Dance Festival, attracting a crowd of over 1000 patrons and breaking even financially for the first time.
Grandpa Jones and a Grand Ole Opry package are playing at Wonderland Ranch, Dunnville, Ontario, Canada.
Papa George Lightfoot, His Harmonica and His Orchestra, record After Awhile, Blue Lights, Jumpin' With Jarvis, Fast Jump and P.L. Blues for Aladdin Records in Cosimo Matassa's J And M Recording Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Jazz pianist Jutta Hipp plays live on the Jazztime show in Koblenz, Germany, Europe.