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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.
The highest new entry in Cashbox magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Bewitched, entering at No29. This position is achieved by aggregating sales of two versions of the song, one by Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra, Bill Snyder And His Orchestra.
Bing Crosby records The Dixieland Band, Jamboree Jones, So Tall A Tree and I Didn't Slip, I Wasn't Pushed, I Fell, for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Freddy Martin And His Orchestra play the fortieth night of six weeks at the St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
The highest new entry in Cashbox magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Bewitched, entering at No29. This position is achieved by aggregating sales of two versions of the song, one by Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra, Bill Snyder And His Orchestra.
Frank Sinatra records There's Something Missing and Peachtree Street for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. Peachtree Street is a duet with Rosemary Clooney.
Al Morgan plays the eleventh night of two weeks at The Lookout House, Covington, Kentucky, USA.
Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the thirty-second night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th.
Popular Hammond organist Ken Griffin signs a three-year recording contract with Columbia Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bill Monroe records I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning, Boat Of Love and The Old Fiddler, for Decca Records in Castle Studio [founded by Paul Cohen] in The Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His band on the session includes Jimmy Martin [guitar], Rudy Lyle [banjo] and Joel Price [bass] and Vassar Clements [fiddle].
Popular vocalist Mindy Carson plays the tenth night of a two-week season at the Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
It is reported that a $100,000 plagiarism suit has been filed in the New York Federal Court, New York City, USA, by songwriters Gladys Shelley and Harry Archer against publisher Buddy Morris and songwriters Harold Spina and Jack Elliot. The suit alleges that Dinah Shore's current hit single It's So Nice To Have A Man Around The House, published by Morris, is based on Shelley and Archer's song You Gotta Have A Man Around The House.
It is reported that guitarist T-Bone Walker has quit the major label, Capitol Records, and signed a new contract with the independent Imperial Records in the USA.
Bob Wooley, who will join Paul Revere And The Raiders as a guitarist in 1972, is born.
Popular vocalist Mario Lanza records O Paradiso, La Fleur Que Tu M'avais Jetee and M'Appari, for RCA Victor Records in Republic Studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
Bill Monroe records I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning, Boat Of Love and The Old Fiddler, for Decca Records in Castle Studio [founded by Paul Cohen] in The Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His band on the session includes Jimmy Martin [guitar], Rudy Lyle [banjo] and Joel Price [bass] and Vassar Clements [fiddle].
Hank Williams co-hosts The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with Marv Shiner. During the show, Williams performs I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry.
The stage musical Miss Liberty, with songs by Irving Berlin, closes at the Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after 308 performances.
Chantal Bassignani is born in Marseilles, France, Europe. She will find success as 60s pop vocalist Chantal Kelly.
Weekly British music paper Melody Maker reports on its front page that popular vocalist Anne Shelton has been booked for a tour of South Africa.