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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.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during three months at The Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a month at The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Joe Turner is playing during three weeks at The Dew Drop Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Bette McLaurin is playing during ten days at The Regal Theater, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Louis Jordan's Tympany Five plays during two weeks of shows at The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Earl Bostic And His Band are playing during two weeks at The Blackhawk Club, San Francisco, California, 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.
Dean Martin And Jerry Lewis are playing at Chez Paree, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Kitty Kallen. Dick Stabile And His Orchestra are providing the accompanying music.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Eddie O'Neal's Orchestra is playing at The Empire Room, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Mata And Hari And Co, Estelle Loring and George Prentice.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls is playing at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra are playing at The Beach Walk, Edgewater Beach, Chicago, Illinois, USA, as the star attraction in a revue featuring Frances Irvin, Sam Donahue, The Beachcombers, Charlie Shavers, Lewis And Van and Marv Hudson.
The Ames Brothers record Rye Whiskey, Home On The Range, Ole Faithful and Strawberry Roan in Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th Street, New York City, USA.
Patti Page, with Jack Rael's Orchestra, records You Belong To Me, I Went To Your Wedding and Conquest, for Mercury Records in New York City, USA.
Neal Burris records Poison Kisses, I Bet My Heart, Honey Baby Blues and That's The Time For Love, in Castle Studio at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Carolina Cotton (aka The Yodelling Blonde Bombshell), with The LeRoy Holmes Orchestra, records Nola and Yodel Yodel Yodel for MGM Records in New York City, USA.
Vincent Cusano is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. He will achieve his greatest success under the name Vinnie Vincent, as a guitarist with Kiss.
Patrick Lee MacDonald is born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. He will find success as a guitarist, singer and songwriter Pat MacDonald with the band Timbuk3.
Anthony Gilkyson is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success as cowpunk guitarist and singer-songwriter Tony Gilkyson.
Roy Keith Pringle is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He will find success as Keith Pringle, founder of The Pentecostal Community Choir. As a gospel performer, he will release successful albums with Savoy Records, Hopesong Records, Heartwarming Records, Muscle Shoals Records, Malaco Records, Platinum Entertainment.
Rising young composer Henry Mancini becomes a lifelong member of ASCAP, and will eventually become one of the largest royalty earners in its history.
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.