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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 comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
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.
The revue An Evening With Beatrice Lillie is presented at The Booth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 276 performances. As well as its actress-singer star, the show features piano duettists Eddie And Rack.
The musical Hazel Flagg, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Hilliard, is playing at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 190 performances.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
The Quintet - a jazz supergroup comprising Bud Powell, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Charles Mingus - plays at Massey Hall, Toronto Canada. The concert is recorded and will be released as the album Jazz at Massey Hall.
Jazz guitar legend Django Reinhardt dies in Fontainebleau, France, aged 43, following a brain hemorrhage which struck him as he walked home after playing in a Paris club.
The comedy musical film Road To Bali, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, is released to cinemas in Australia, Oceania.
Jazz guitar legend Django Reinhardt dies in Fontainebleau, France, Europe, aged 43, following a brain hemorrhage which struck him as he walked home after playing in a Paris club. On the same day, rock guitar virtuoso and composer Mike Oldfield is born in Reading, Berkshire, UK.
Michael Gordon Oldfield is born in Reading, Berkshire, England, UK, Europe. As multi-instrumentalist composer Mike Oldfield he will find international success with the album-length instrumental composition Tubular Bells, which will provide the financial foundation for Richard Branson's Virgin empire and inspire the whole New Age musical genre.
Jazz guitar legend Django Reinhardt dies in Fontainebleau, France, aged 43, following a brain hemorrhage which struck him as he walked home after playing in a Paris club. On the same day, rock guitar virtuoso and composer Mike Oldfield is born in Reading, Berkshire, UK.