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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.
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.
Xavier Cugat plays during an eight-week run, in The Terrace Room of The Statler Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
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.
Arthur Prysock, Varetta Dillard, Peppermint Harris, Joan Shaw and The Bill Hitchens Orchestra are playing a tour of one-nighters in the southern states of the USA.
The Billy May Orchestra is playing during three weeks at The Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Max Bygraves is appearing in the revue Wonderful Time at The Palladium, London, England, UK, with The Billy Cotton Band, The Bernard Brothers and Joy Nichols.
Nena, backed by Ralph Rotgers And His Latin-American Orchestra, is appearing at The Buttery in The Ambassador West Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lloyd Price and Earl Bostic are playing during a week of gigs at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Singing pianist Ginie Torcom is playing as part of The Parade Of Stars show at The Sherman Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Eddy Howard And His Orchestra are playing at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frankie Masters And His Orchestra are playing for the Ice Show - Calendar Capers - at The Boulevard Room of The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Irish tenor Bill Dwyer is appearing at Club Alabam, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Johnny Hodges And His Combo are playing during a week of shows at The Capitol Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Victor Borge is playing at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Richard Hayes.
Nellie Lutcher is playing at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with The Wild Bill Davis Trio.
Ruth Brown and Frankie Lane are sharing top billing during a week of shows at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Five Long Years by blues pianist and vocalist Eddie Boyd becomes the Billboard R'n'B National Best Sellers No1 Single in the USA.
Joe Fred Heaton, former bassist with The Silver Dew Boys, dies in a plane crash near Hartwell, Georgia, USA.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Slim Gaillard, The Milt Jackson Quintet and Charlie Parker play at Birdland, New York City, USA. The show is broadcast live by WJZ Radio.
Maxine Nightingale is born in Wembley, London, England, UK. She will find success as an r'n'b/soul/disco vocalist, best-remembered for her million-selling 1975 hit Right Back Where We Started From.
Violinist Gene Pringle And His Orchestra with 'songstress' Lilli Malloy is playing at The Lotus Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hoagy Carmichael, with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, is heard performing I Never Knew on the syndicated radio show Guest Star in the USA.
Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars play at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
PC Sidney Miles is shot dead by the sixteen year old Christopher Craig in Croydon, London, England, UK. Tragically, his slow-witted burglary accomplice, Derek Bentley, is wrongly convicted and hanged for the crime. In 1982, Ralph McTell will write the song Bentley And Craig inspired by the incident.
Alan Winstanley is born in Fulham, London, England, UK. He will find success as a record producer and songwriter, usually working in collaboration with Clive Langer. Winstanley's credits include work with Madness, Elvis Costello, Bush, Dexy's Midnight Runners and many others.
Bobby Bland (aka Bobby 'Blue' Bland) records No Blow No Show, Army Blues and Wise Man Blues for Duke Records at Memphis Recording Service, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Billy Eckstine, The George Shearing Quintet and The Count Basie Band play at The Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Ralph Sharon Sextet records Love Walked In, Room 504, Deep Purple and We'll Gather Lilacs for Lyragon records in London, Eng;land, UK.
Hoagy Carmichael, with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra, is heard performing I Never Knew on the syndicated radio show Guest Star in the USA.