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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 revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
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.
Crazy Man Crazy by Bill Haley & His Comets enters the Billboard US Juke Box Chart where it will peak at No12. It is generally regarded as the first recognized rock'n'roll recording to register on the national American musical charts.
Billboard magazine in the USA reviews a new novelty release, There's A New Sound by Tony Burrello, declaring it to be "a studied attempt to be as screwy as possible." The track is an example of early experimentation with new recording techniques such as reversing, speeding up and slowing down of tapes, sometimes called 'noise and sound' recordings.
Elvis Presley wins a guitar when he comes second in the amateur singing contest at the First Annual Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival in Meridian, Mississippi, USA.
Crazy Man Crazy by Bill Haley And His Comets enters the Billboard Juke Box Chart in the USA where it will peak at No12. It is generally regarded as the first recognized rock'n'roll recording to register on the national American musical charts.
Frankie Laine is playing at The Italian Welfare Fund Benefit, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is announced that Clyde McPhatter, former vocalist with The Dominoes, has signed a solo recording contract with Atlantic Records.
It is announced by Atlantic Records that publicist Jerry Wexler is to join the label as a partner.
The Charlie Parker Sextet, including Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Crazy Man Crazy by Bill Haley And His Comets enters the Billboard Juke Box Chart in the USA where it will peak at No12. It is generally regarded as the first recognized rock'n'roll recording to register on the national American musical charts.