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The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
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.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
Tiny Bradshaw And His Orchestra play during a four-week engagement in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during three months at The Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys are playing during a two-week engagement at The Astor Roof, Hotel Astor, New York City, USA.
Guy Mitchell plays at The Palladium Theatre, London, England, UK, during a two-week engagement.
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Charlie Parker, accompanied by The James "Rev" Beasley Combo plays during an eleven night engagement at El Capitan, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a month at The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Billy May Orchestra is playing during a week at Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Joe Turner is playing during three weeks at The Dew Drop Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Louis Jordan's Tympany Five plays during two weeks of shows at The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bette McLaurin is playing during ten days at The Regal Theater, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Singing cowboy Tex Ritter stars during the six week run of a spectacular Wild West Rodeo show at Harringay Arena, London, England, UK. The show also features The Rio Grande Singers, Jack Fallon And His Sons Of The Saddle Band and Bobby Howell and his Orchestra.
Earl Bostic And His Band are playing during two weeks at The Blackhawk Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Atlas Records' artist Hattie Green is playing at The Bridge Club, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.
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."
The Lester Young Quintet plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
It is announced that, according to a survey by The Pulse For BAB, 27.5m cars in the USA are now equipped with radios, with the national average standing at 70.5%.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Rock Of Gibraltar by Frankie Laine is the highest new entry in the Billboard Magazine Top Twenty Singles Chart in the USA, entering at No22. Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart by Vera Lynn remains at No1.
Joe Pernell And His Combo with Eddie Johnson on tenor saxophone, play at The West Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Atlas Records artist Jimmy 'Chickie' Horne is playing at The Apollo Bar, New York City, USA.
Les Dudek is born at the Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, USA. He will find success as a blues-rock guitarist.
Jerry Allen And His Septet play at The Festival Hall, East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England, UK, Europe.
The United States Copyright Office reveals that musical compositions (60,665) constituted one-fifth of the total of all classes of objects copyrighted in the USA during the 1951 fiscal year.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.