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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.
John Bentley, bass guitarist of Squeeze is born in Hull, UK.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
George Morgan records the Hank Williams' song A Stranger In The Night for Columbia Records in the USA.
John Bentley is born in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as an bass guitarist, perhaps best known for his work with the band Squeeze.
Eddy Arnold records I Wanna Play House With You, Rollin' And Tossin', Puppy Love and other tracks, in RCA Victor Studio 1, 155 East 24th Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Charlie Parker And His Swing Symphony play the fourth of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. The bill also features The Orioles, Nipsey Russell, The Edward Sisters, Crackshot and The Maxellos.
The Count Basie Septet plays the second of seven nights at The Hi-Hat, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Gertrude Lawrence, Yul Brynner and others spend the first of two days recording the original cast soundtrack to Rodgers and Hammerstein's fifth musical, The King and I, for Decca Records in New York City, USA.