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The American-Yiddish musical revue Bagels And Yox
is playing at The Holiday Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 208 performances.
Singing cowboy Roy Rogers
records The Little White Duck and Edberg The Easter Egg at RCA Victor Studio, 1016 North Sycamore, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
is born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Shepherd's Bush, London, UK. He will find success as a pioneer of spacey synth rock in the anarchic Anglo-French band Gong
and in Hawkwind
, but will also release many solo albums under his own name or as Crystal Machine.
The musical Pal Joey
is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 540 performances.
Jan Garber And His Orchestra begin a series of one-nighters with a show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Dave Hill, guitarist of glam rock band Slade
is born in Fleet Castle, Devon, UK.
opens for a week at The Chase, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
US TV series Your Hit Parade
, whose regular cast includes Dorothy Collins and Snooky Lanson, features the songs Please Mr. Sun, Cry, Tell Me Why and Wheel of Fortune.
Ted Lewis, President of the UK-based Decca Record Company, writes to Harry Kruse, MD of London Records in the USA, stating, "We have what sounds like a Vera Lynn
hit, Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart
. Everyone here thinks the record is really worth taking a chance on." (He will be proved correct when the record hits No1 in the USA two months later.)
Bandleader Benny Strong
is playing during a three-week stay at Elitch Gardens, Denver, Colorado, USA.
is born in Helena, Montana, USA. She will find success as a pop, rock and country singer.
Music trade magazine Billboard
, publishes results of a survey showing that dollar sales of two newer formats, 45 and 33rpm discs, have overtaken sales of the traditional 78rpm discs in the USA. The magazine concludes that "the record industry is heading toward a two-speed business at a fairly rapid clip."
records Poison Kisses, I Bet My Heart, Honey Baby Blues and That's The Time For Love, in Castle Studio at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
And His Band are playing at The Preview Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Also appearing at The Preview are Johnny Lane And His Dixieland Band and Chamaco And His Orchestra.
The movie musical Two Tickets To Broadway
, starring Tony Martin
and Janet Leigh, opens at cinemas in West Germany, Europe.
Popular actress and musical performer Gertrude Lawrence
dies aged 54 of cervical cancer in New York City, USA.
Songwriter Frank Loesser copyrights his songs Thumbelina and Anywhere I Wander, which appear in the film Hans Christian Anderson starring Danny Kaye
, with Cy Williams, records I Love You Little Darling, Prisoner At The Bar, One Heart One Life and There's A Mother Always Waiting, at James M. Black Studio, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA.
A new Statler Hotel opens in Los Angeles, California, USA, with Xavier Cugat
playing in The Terrace Room, at the start of an eight-week run.
, Buddy Rich
, Gene Krupa
, The Oscar Peterson
Trio, Flip Phillips, Lester Young
, Roy Eldridge
, Charlie Shavers, Ray Brown, Barney Kessel
and Hank Jones play in the Jazz At The Philharmonic Concert at The Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
's Orchestra, featuring singer Ella Johnson (Buddy's sister), plays at The Elks Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Nena, backed by Ralph Rotgers And His Latin-American Orchestra, is appearing at The Buttery in The Ambassador West Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Buddy Lucas
Orchestra and Edna McGriff play in Dayton, Ohio, USA, at the start of a month-long tour.
Irish tenor Bill Dwyer is appearing at Club Alabam, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gay Crosse And His Good Humor Six play during a week-long engagement at Club Ebony, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Saxophonist with the band during these dayes is
And His Orchestra are playing during a string of dates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
And His Orchestra play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Gene Ammons
Octet records Just Chips, Street Of Dreams, The Beat and Traveling Light for Savoy Records
in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Anthony Edward Rayner is born in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania
. He will find success as keyboardist Eddie Rayner
, with the band Split Enz
, before going on to become a respected composer of film soundtracks.
The Delta Rhythm Boys
are playing during a week at The Coliseum, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.
Jazz pianist Jutta Hipp
plays live on the Jazztime show in Koblenz, Germany, Europe.
is born in Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany, Europe. He will find success as a singer, guitarist, songwriter, composer and actor, working with bands including 17 Hippies, Agitation Free, Ash Ra Tempel and Ashra
Richard Sanders is born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, UK. He will find success as jazz-rock, folk rock, electric folk and folk fiddler Ric Sanders
playing in groups including Soft Machine
and Fairport Convention
, and leading his own band.
makes her first radio broadcast, singing with Geraldo
And His Orchestra.
Wanda Butler is born in Dorchester, Georgia, USA. She will find success as a member of 1970s soul vocal trio Odds And Ends
And His Dixieland Band play at Seaview, Beverly, Massachusetts, USA.
And His Orchestra play for the New Year's Dance at Oak Hills Country Club, San Antonio, Texas, USA.