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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.
Jazz pianist Art Tatum plays for a party held in the Beverly Hills, California, USA, home of composer, conductor, orchestrator and Warner Brothers music executive Ray Heindorf. Tatum's performance is recorded and tracks will eventually be released on an LP.
Following a Drugs Squad raid on the Club Eleven jazz club in Carnaby Street, London, UK, six musicians charged with possession of cannabis, including Ronnie Scott, appear in Marlborough St. Magistrates Court. According to Scott, "a police Chief Inspector informed the bench that the Club was a bebop club. 'What,' asked the magistrate solemnly, 'is bebop?' 'A queer form of modern dancing - a Negro jive' the policeman answered with brisk authority."
Eddie Duchin And His Orchestra play the fortieth night of a season at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA, that will run until May 10th.
Big band singer Bob Grabeau marries his high school sweetheart Marge [Marjorie] and the couple settle in the San Fernando Valley, just outside Hollywood, Calfironia, USA.
Singer and actress Juanita Hall appears on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA. She is remembered as the first African-American to win a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Bloody Mary in the Rogers And Hammerstein musical South Pacific.
Country vocalist/pianist Moon Mullican records I Was Sorta Wonderin' and Southern Hospitality at King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Jazz pianist Art Tatum plays for a party held in the Beverly Hills, California, USA, home of composer, conductor, orchestrator and Warner Brothers music executive Ray Heindorf. Tatum's performance is recorded and tracks will eventually be released on an LP.
Sol Hoopii, known as 'The King Of The Hawaiian Guitar' performs at the 26th Anniversary of the Gospel Tabernacle in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.