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Musical comedy The Toreador is presented at The Gaiety Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 675 performances.
A Chinese Honeymoon, billed as 'The English Musical Sensation' is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
Dorothy Page, who will become a singer/actress known as The Singing Cowgirl, marries Dr. Waldo Shipton, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
When Benny Goodman goes to see The Kenny Baker Orchestra playing in California, USA, he is impressed by vocalist Betty Van and will invite her to join his band.
Blue Steele And His Orchestra play in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe's 'wedding concert' takes place in Griffith Stadium, Washington DC, USA. In front of an audience of 20,000 fans, Sister Rosetta exchanges marriage vows with her third husband, Russell Morrison, former manager of The Ink Spots. The event is billed as "the most elaborate wedding ever staged" and also as the "world's greatest spiritual concert". Also performing are The Harmonizing Four Of Richmond, The Rosettes and The Sunset Harmonizers. This blessed occasion is later released as an LP - The Wedding Ceremony Of Sister Rosetta Tharpe - on Decca Records.
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.
Harry Belafonte is playing during two weeks at The Alhambra, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
Mick Mulligan's Magnolia Jazz Band plays in Ventnor, Isle Of Wight, UK.
Johnny Cash is honourably discharged from the US Air Force in Germany, Europe, with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
The Drifters play the sixth night in a week of appearances at Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree, featuring Hank Snow, Mother Maybelle And The Carter Sisters, The Rainbow Ranch Boys, The Davis Sisters (including Skeeter Davis) and The Jimmie Rodgers Show plays in Duluth Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USA.
B.B. King plays in Austin, Texas, USA, for a fee of $650.
Stephen Pearcey, vocalist for heavy rockers Ratt, is born in San Diego, California, USA.
Ricky Nelson plays the second of two nights at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Liberace is playing at The Frolics Club, Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, USA.
Pretty Little Angel Eyes by Curtis Lee enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
A new movie, All In A Night's Work, starring Dean Martin, opens in theatres in Sweden, Europe.
Paul Anka plays at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Eddie Hodges appears on popular tv series American Bandstand in W-fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
Timi Yuro plays the second of four nights in The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Timi Yuro plays the second of four nights in The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ruth Brown performs Shake A Hand, on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The John Coltrane Quartet is playing during two weeks at La Tete De L'Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Eric Dolphy, Woody Shaw and others record Iron Man, Jitterbug Waltz, Mandrake and Love Me at Music Maker Studio in New York City, USA. The tracks will be released on the Fred Miles label l;ater in the year.
The Four Pennies play at The Ritz and Plaza, Birmingham, UK.
The Cannonball Adderley Sextet with Nat Adderley and The Charlie Mingus Group play at Art D'Lugoff's Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
I Told The Brook by Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The highest new entry in Cash Box magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is I'm Henry VIII I Am by Herman's Hermits, entering at No18.
Peter, Paul And Mary play at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
Save Your Heart For Me by Gary Lewis and The Playboys enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No2.
Love, The Grateful Dead and Group B play at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium.
Initial Shock, The Allmen Joy, Indian Head Band and Phoenix, play at the Straight Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
Elvis Presley is spending a week on vacation in Palm Springs, California, USA.
Rosemary Clooney is playing during an engagement at Harold's Club, Reno, Nevada, USA. However, she is seriously dependent on pills and will walk out of the club before many days have passed. At some point in this residency, she will also drive her white Cadillac Eldorado up the wrong side of a winding, two-lane mountain road, hoping in her deteriorating mental state, to test God's love. If He lets her survive after courting death from Reno to Lake Tahoe, it will mean that He loves her. She survives.
George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney of The Beatles are in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, where they continue working on Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight.
Lewis And The Legends play at Soap Creek Saloon, Austin, Texas, USA.
A Rock Against Reagan free gig is held at The Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, USA, featuring The Dead Kennedys, MDC, D.R.I, Rupert, The Crucifucks, Toxic Reasons, Static Disruptors, Braile Party, Velvet Monkeys and others.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the second of two nights at The World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays the first of three nights at The Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
Diana Ross plays at the Showgrounds, Cork, Eire, Europe.
Blur play the second of two nights in Hyde Park, London, England, UK.
Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays at The Bell By The Green, Devizes.
The Montreux Jazz Festival begins in Montreux, Switzerland, Europe. Artists performing at the sixteen-day event include Prince, Quincy Jones, Steely Dan, Alice Cooper, Chickenfoot, Herbie Hancock, Klaxcons, George Benson, George Duke, Status Quo, John Fogerty, Allen Toussaint, Jeff Beck and Simian Mobile Disco.
Sonic Youth play at The United Palace Theater, New York City, USA.
Guns N'Roses play at Yarkon Park, Tel Aviv, Israel, Europe.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre play at The Anson Rooms, Bristol, UK.
Andrew Skeet releases a new LP, Finding Time, on Sony Music Entertainment in the UK.
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