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is born in Helsinki, Finland, Europe. He will find success as an influential prog-rock bass player, composer and band leader.
Laura Rachel Allan is born in Los Angeles, California, USA, She will find success as singer-songwriter Laura Allan
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
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.
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.
with guitarist Barney Kessel
and The Louis Basil Band is playing during a week of shows at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Billy May
Orchestra is playing during a week at Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio, 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.
Andrew John Ward is born in Epsom, UK. He will find success as drummer Andy Ward
, a founding member of the rock band Camel
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.
Festival, attracting a crowd of over 1000 patrons and breaking even financially for the first time.
WLS Radio in Chicago, Illinois, USA, hosts its third annual International
Grand Ole Opry
package are playing at Wonderland Ranch, Dunnville, Ontario, Canada.
Grandpa Jones and a
Jazz pianist Jutta Hipp
plays live on the Jazztime show in Koblenz, Germany, Europe.