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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.
The Walt Disney animated film Cinderella, including the songs A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, So This is Love, Sing Sweet Nightingale, The Work Song, and Cinderella, is released to cinemas in Brazil.
Paul Weston records Stars Fell On Alabama for Capitol Records in the USA. The track will appear on his album Music For The Fireside.
Vic Lewis And His Modern Concert Orchestra record Over The Rainbow, Serenade In Blue, A Hundred Years From Today and Love For Sale for Parlophone Records in London, UK.
Frankie Laine and Patti Page play the tenth night in a three-week season at The Paramount Theater, New York City, USA.
Louis Jordan And His Orchestra begin a week at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The current No1 Song in the UK, based on sheet music sales, is My Foolish Heart by Billy Eckstine.
Popular folk group The Weavers record the Leadbelly song Goodnight, Irene for Decca Records in New York City, USA. Although originally released as the b-side of Tzena, Tzena, Tzena, it will become a No1 hit for them.
Popular folk group The Weavers, including Pete Seeger, record the Leadbelly song Goodnight Irene for Decca Records in New York City, USA. Although originally released as the b-side of Tzena, Tzena, Tzena, it will become a No1 hit for them.
Bill Bardo opens at The Miami Hotel, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Doris Day, accompanied by Alex Stordahl And His Orchestra, records I'll Be Around in Hollywood, California, USA.
Griff Williams And His Orchestra play the sixth of 28 nights at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Charles And His Orchestra record The Ego Song and Someday for Swing Time Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Vic Lewis And His Modern Concert Orchestra record Over The Rainbow, Serenade In Blue, A Hundred Years From Today and Love For Sale for Parlophone Records in London, UK.
Jimmy Palmer And His Orchestra play the sixth night of four weeks at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Popular US folk group The Weavers record the Leadbelly song Goodnight, Irene, which will become a major hit for them.
Johnny Parker, with The Pete Rugolo Orchestra and The King Sisters, records Can't Seem To Laugh Anymore, Never Again, Our Little Ranch House and Two Weeks With Pay at MGM Studios, New York City, USA. The orchestra includes such jazz luminaries as Maynard Ferguson, Art Pepper, Bud Shank, Shelly Manne and Kai Winding.
Owen Bradley records Close Your Pretty Eyes, Say When, La Vie En Rose and I Wanna Be Loved, for Coral Records in Castle Studio [founded by Paul Cohen] in The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The fifteen-minute radio program, The Les Paul Show, on NBC in the USA, opens with a rendition of Little Rock Getaway. The show features The Les Paul Trio [guitarist Les Paul, singer Mary Ford, and rhythm player Eddie Stapleton].
Tex Beneke And His Orchestra play the twelfth night of four weeks at The Cafe Rouge in The Hotel Statler, New York City, USA.