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Harry Macdonough records Nancy Brown for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The All Black musical show Chocolate Kiddies, featuring the dancers Rufus Greenlee and Thadeus Drayton, with music written by Duke Ellington and performed by The Band, aka The Chocolate Kiddies Orchestra, is performed at The Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany, Europe, during a run of 65 performances.
Mockin' Bird Hill [aka Mockingbird Hill] by Les Paul and Mary Ford is the current No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK.
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.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a season at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Judy Garland plays during a month at The Curran Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Betty Driver Show is broadcast on BBC tv in the UK, with guests including Geoffrey Sumner, Tom Macaulay, Harry Jacobson, The Petersen Brothers, Elizabeth Maude and an orchestra directed by Eric Robinson. Although long-popular as a big band vocalist, Betty Driver will find her greatest fame as Betty Williams (aka Betty Turpin) in the long-running tv soap Coronation Street.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
Blues vocalist and guitarist J.D.Edwards records Hobo, Playboy Blues, Cold In The Evening and Cryin', for Imperial Records in Houston, Texas, USA.
Sarah Vaughan and The Jimmy Smith Trio begin a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Lloyd Price, Clyde McPhatter, The Coasters, Bo Diddley, LaVern Baker, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Jimmy Reed and Jimmy Jones play at the Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
BBC-tv music series The Black And White Minstrel Show wins the Golden Rose Trophy at The World Festival Of Television Arts in Montreux, Switzerland, Europe. The show features white performers in blackface singing popular songs.
Helen Shapiro plays the last night of two weeks at The Palladium Theatre, London, UK.
James Brown plays the third night in a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by Pigmeat Markham, The Sensations and Yvonne Fair.
Skylark Records singing harpist Sue Evans And The Scamps are playing during a six week engagement at The Dunes, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays at The Pavilion, Bath, England, UK, Europe, supported by Chippenham, Wiltshire, band Red Starr And The Stereos.
Kai Winding records Pipeline, Gravy Waltz and other tracks, in New York City, USA, for the Verve Records album Soul Surfin'.
The New Stan Getz Quartet with Astrud Gilberto plays during a month of dates at The Caf
Dusty Springfield records In The Middle Of Nowhere and Baby Don't You Know in Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London, UK, for Philips Records.
The musical comedy The Happy Time is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 286 performances. The show features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Lana Cantrell is playing during a three-week engagement at The Fairmont, San Francisco, California, USA.
Tim Buckley and Mary McCaslin play the seventh of thirteen nights at Doug Weston's Troubadour, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Count Basie plays the second of two nights at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Cleveland Wrecking Company and Robert Savage play at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA, in a multi-media event billed as A Festival Of Freedom.
Michael Jackson's third solo single, I Wanna be Where You Are, on Motown Records, enters the Billboard US Hot 100 singles chart, where it will peak at No16.
The Clash play at Palais des Sports, Paris, France, Europe.
Elton John plays the third of four nights at Rossya Hall, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
UB40 play at the Civic Hall, Middleton, England, UK, Europe.
On their Travelogue tour, The Human League play at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK, Europe.
Sister Sledge play at Cornwall Coliseum, St. Austell, England, UK, Europe.
Love Psychedelico play at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Missy Elliott releases a new single, Lose Control, on The Goldmine Inc, in the USA.
Richard Fairbrass of Right Said Fred is punched by anti-gay activists while participating in a non-government-sanctioned gay rights march in Moscow, Russia, along with Tatu members Julia Volkova and Elena Katina.
Carlos Santana begins a multi-year residency in The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The residency, entitled Supernatural Santana - A Trip Through The Hits, involves the legendary Latin guitarist playing 36 shows per year, and means that The Joint will be the only US venue West of the Mississippi River where Santana will perform.
When Black Eyed Peas play the first of two nights at the O2 Arena, London, UK, they are joined onstage by actor Tom Cruise.
On his Twisted Road tour, Neil Young plays at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Bert Jansch.
Sting flies into Rabat, Morocco, Africa, in his private jet to see Carlos Santana perform at the Mawazine Festival. Sting will play at the festival two days later.
Robin Trower plays at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Blues guitarist and singer Seasick Steve releases his fifth album, Elbow play at The Fox Theater, Oakland, California, USA.
The World Music Awards are held at Salle des Étoiles Sporting Club, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Europe. The event includes live performances by Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida, James Arthur, Jason Derulo, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Ricky Martin and Tinie Tempah.
Brandon Flowers of The Killers appears on BBC tv show Breakfast in Media City, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK, to promote his second solo LP and his current UK tour.
On his Botanical Gardens tour, Don McLean plays at The Aura Arena, Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland, Europe.
On their Spice World reunion tour, The Spice Girls (minus Posh Spice Victoria Beckham) play at Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe. Support act for the tour is Jess Glynne.
On their 107-date End Of The Road World Tour, Kiss play at Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, Europe.
Francis Rossi, formerly of Status Quo, plays at St. George's, Bradford, England, UK, Europe.