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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 the Billboard Best-Selling Pop Singles chart in the USA is My Foolish Heart by Billy Eckstein, entering at No21.
Mel Torme, with Ted Herbert And His Orchestra, plays the last of four nights at the King Phillip Ballroom, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA.
The Alfred Hitchcock film Stage Fright, starring Jane Wyman and Marlene Dietrich, goes on general release to cinemas in the USA. The film features an original Cole Porter song, The Laziest Gal In Town, which is performed by Dietrich.
The Carter Sisters, Chet Atkins and Eddy Arnold play in a jamboree at the Milwaukee Auditorium, Milwaukee, Minnesota, USA.
While staying at The Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, after a fight with his wife Audrey, country star Hank Williams falls asleep and sets the bed on fire with a cigarette.
If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake by Eileen Barton, on National Records, reaches No1 in the Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart in the USA.
If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake by Eileen Barton, on National Records, reaches No1 in the Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart in the USA.
Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the thirty-ninth night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th.
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra record Time On My Hands, Jump That's All and other tracks in Paris, France, Europe.
Country singer and songwriter Floyd Tillman appears on the cover of music trade magazine Billboard in the USA to promote his new single, As Long As I Live.
American music trade publication Billboard magazine reports that, following threats of legal action, jazz saxophonist Illinois Jacquet is to be given a co-writing credit and share in the profits of the songs Black Velvet and Doncha Go Away Mad. Jacquet wrote the songs with Jimmy Mundy but, when they were published by Advance Music, Jacquet's name had been omitted from the credits.
The highest new entry in Cashbox magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Black Lace by Frankie Laine, entering at No33.
UK jazzman Ronnie Scott is among those arrested when forty police officers raid Club Eleven, Carnaby Street, London, England, UK, Europe, and find him in possession of illegal drugs.