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The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
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.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during three months at The Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls is playing at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frankie Laine is playing at The London Palladium, London, England, UK, during a two-week stint.
Hal McIntyre And His Orchestra play during four weeks at The Roosevelt, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Dinah Washington is playing at The Apollo Theater, New York City, USA, with The Ravens.
Kay Brown, accompanied by her husband Maynard Ferguson, records And So I Waited Around, Wow!, Homing Pidgeon and Roses All The Way, for Mercury Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Charlie Parker opens for two weeks at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Les Baxter And His Orchestra And Chorus record Takes Two To Tango, Indian Summer, Dance Of The Flutes and Flute Salad in Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Spade Cooley releases a new single, Carmen's Boogie/One Sweet Letter From You, on Decca Records in the USA.
Jimmy Wakely with an Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Nelson Riddle and Dick Stabile, records Pale Moon, I Went To Your Wedding, Rainbow At Midnight and When It's Harvest Time Sweet Angeline, in Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul Bascomb records Mumbles Blues, Nona and Got Cool Too Soon for States Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Louis Armstrong, with Sy Oliver's Orchestra, records I Laughed At Love and Takes Two To Tango for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Geoffrey Downes is born in Stockport, Cheshire, England, UK. He will find success as keyboardist, songwriter and record producer Geoff Downes, best known for his participation as keyboardist in the new wave group The Buggles with Trevor Horn, the progressive rock band Yes, and the supergroup Asia.
The Heidelberg Singers with Smiling Fritz are playing at Math Igler's Casino, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The "Fabulous all-girl revue" Paris In Chicago is playing at Silver Frolics, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Benny Goodman And His All-Star Sextet play at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Michael Marcus is born in San Francisco, California, USA. He will achieve success as a jazz clarinettist and woodwind player, appearing on more than 35 records for Soul Note, Justin' Time, Not Two, Boxholder, Ayler, Drimala, CIMP and Qwest/Warner.
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.