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The revue An Evening With Beatrice Lillie
is presented at The Booth Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 276 performances. As well as its actress-singer star, the show features piano duettists Eddie And Rack.
Popular singer and comedian Jimmy Durante
is presented with an Emmy Award as best television comedian of 1952.
Country duo The Soflin Sisters
appear on a new KMA radio show entitled The Berry Maids, because it is sponsored by Berry Poultry Farms of Clarinda, Iowa, USA.
The Roy Eldridge
Quintet records Roy's Riff, Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams, Rockin' Chair and Little Jazz for Clef Records in New York City, USA. The band includes Oscar Peterson
on organ and Barney Kessel
Singer and actress Gale Robbins
is the musical guest on today's edition of The Red Skelton
Show on NBCtv in the USA.
Susan Hayward wins the award for Best Performance By An Actress In A Musical Film for her leading role in With A Song In My Heart
at The 10th Golden Globe Awards in the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
is the mystery guest on the CBS tv series What's My Line? in the USA.
Ronald Horvath is born in Queens, New York City, USA. He will find success as blues guitarist and music instructor Ronnie Earl
The Albemarle Jazzband plays at The White Hart, Southall, London, UK.
performs the songs Sunny Side Up, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling(?), Pretend You're Happy When You're Blue, Hours Of Gladness and Across the Sea To Ireland (Galway Bay?) on the CBS tv show USA Canteen, in the USA.
Robert Johnson (not to be confused with the pioneering blues musician) is born in Miami, Florida, USA. He will find success as the drummer for KC And The Sunshine Band
Red Foley records Selfish Heart and Branded In Deep Water in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
is playing at The Yankee Inn, Akron, Ohio, USA.
Yvette Marie Stevens, known to the world as Chaka Khan
, is born in Great Lakes, Illinois, USA.
is granted a patent for his Precision Bass
, a pioneering instrument in the development of the electric bass guitar.
Cacau de Queiroz
is born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America. He will find success as a popular jazz saxophonist, flute player and composer.
Ted Heath plays at The London Palladium, London, UK. The concert is recorded and will be released by London Records as an LP entitled Ted Heath At The London Palladium, described as "the most exciting jazz concert ever recorded."
The Four Lads
are playing at Blinstrom's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Alexander Arthur Van Halen
is born in Amsterdam, Holland. He will find international fame as Alex Van Halen
, drummer and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen
Eric Silk And His Southern Jazz Band play at a Flood Fund dance in The Savoy Ballroom
, Southsea, Portsmouth, UK.
I'm Walking Behind You by Eddie Fisher
enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No1 during a run of eighteen weeks.
Popular vocalist Jane Froman
sings We'll Make Hay While The Sun Shines, Shine On Harvest Moon, Way Back Home and It's A Grand Night For Singing on the CBS-tv programme The Jane Froman Show
, in the USA.
Blues singer, guitarist and recording artist Carolina Slim
, [aka Lazy Slim Jim, Jammin' Jim, Paul Howard and Country Paul] dies of a heart attack in St. James Hospital, Newark, New Jersey, USA, while undergoing surgery for back problems.
is born in Kent, UK. He will become well-known as as a keyboard player, composer and co-founder of the New Age electronic rock band Code Indigo
and the New Age music duo Callisto
. Wright will also found the New Age music label AD Music in 1989.
(aka Freddy Randall) And His Band play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
Billed as 'The Fabulous Blind Singing Star', Ray Charles
plays the second night in a two-week engagement at The Pelican Club, 301 South Rampart St, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.