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The musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne, and starring Carol Channing, is presented at The Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 740 performances.
Country music singer and guitarist Jenks Tex Carman records Hillbilly Hula at Capitol Recording Studios, 5155 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA.
Johnny Otis And His Orchestra With Little Esther record Just Can't Get Free and My Heart Tell Me, for Savoy Records in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and Al Jolson with Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and The John Scott Trotter Orchestra record songs including I Hadn't Anyone Till You, Stay With The Happy People, Give My Regards To Broadway, Lullaby Of Broadway and Avalon, in New York City, USA, for the radio programme Bing Crosby's All Star Chesterfield Show.
Gordon MacRae sings for the United States Chamber Of Commerce in Washington, DC, USA.
Supreme Records Incorporated and Black And White Record Distributors Inc. begin a legal action in the United States District Court S. D. California, Central Division, Los Angeles, California, USA, against Decca Records Inc., alleging unfair competition by appropriating the musical arrangement of the song A Little Bird Told Me. The song was originally recorded by Paula Watson for Supreme Records, then done as a similar-sounding cover version by Evelyn Knight And The Stardusters for Decca.
Mary Hopkin is born in Pontardawe, Wales, UK, Europe. As a protege of Paul McCartney of The Beatles, she will have a smash hit in 1968 with Those Were the Days.
Tal Farlow [guitar], Red Norvo [vibes] and Charles Mingus [bass] record Cheek To Cheek, Night And Day, Time And Tide and Swedish Pastry, for Savoy Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the fifty-sixth night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th.
The Buddy Rich Orchestra plays at The Paramount Theatre, New York City, USA, supported by The Ames Brothers.
Dinah Shore and Benny Strong And His Orchestra play at The Cocoanut Grove, in Ambassador Hotel, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.