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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.
Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra are playing during a two-month stay at The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, USA.
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.
Lena Horne plays during a two-week engagement at The Empire Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during a run of gigs at The Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Les Paul And Mary Ford, Tommy Edwards and Ralph Marterie's Orchestra are providing the musical entertainment at The Paramount Theater, New York City, USA.
Billy May And His Orchestra are playing during a two-week engagement at The Meadowbrook, New Windsor, New York State, USA.
The Frankie Masters Orchestra is playing for the Ice Show - Calendar Capers - in the Boulevard Room of The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Count Basie And His Band and The Ravens play at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dizzy Gillespie And His Sextet play at The Capitol Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Guys And Dolls is playing at The Shubert Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra plus Abbe Lane are appearing at The Marine Room, Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Nena, backed by Ralph Rotgers And His Latin-American Orchestra, is appearing at The Buttery in The Ambassador West Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Harry Belafonte is playing during two weeks at The Alhambra, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
George Gershwin's Porgy And Bess is playing at The Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, starring William Warfield, Cab Calloway and Leontyne Price.
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 highest new entry in the Billboard magazine Best Selling Pop Singles Chart in the USA is Botch A Me by Rosemary Clooney, entering at No16. The No1 position is still held by Here In My Heart by Al Martino.
Louis Armstrong performs Basin Street Blues and Bugle Call Rag on the NBC-tv show The Colgate Comedy Hour in New York City, USA.
John Lee is born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success as a jazz bassist, producer and recording engineer working with, among others, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, James Moody, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson, Larry Coryell, Paquito D'Rivera, Gregory Hines, Claudio Roditi, Arturo Sandoval, Joachim Kühn and Philip Catherine.
Tony Bennett is reported to be at home in New York City, USA, recovering from a minor operation.
Marija Babitzin is born in Helsinki, Finland, Europe. She will find success in 1971, under the mononym Muska, with her hit single Kirjoita postikorttiin ('Write on the postcard').
The Clovers release a new single, Ting-A-Ling on Atlantic Records in the USA. The track, which will give them their final number one on the Billboard R'n'B chart, is produced by Ahmet Ertegun.
Nat Temple And His Radio Orchestra with vocalist Frankie Vaughan, play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
Lonnie Johnson plays at The Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK, supported by The Tony Donegan Jazz Band (including Lonnie Donegan).
Chuck Morgan is born in Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania. He will find success as as an in-demand guitarist working with leading jazz musicians.
Alan Pasqua is born in New Jersey, USA. He will achieve success as a jazz, pop and rock pianist and composer. He will found the 1980s hard rock band Giant but perhaps his best-known composition is the CBS Evening News theme.
US music trade magazine Billboard reports that fourteen music publishing houses received $697,024 in mechanical royalties from 37,315,488 sales of records in 1950-51. The song Tennessee Waltz is reported as having been the most popular of 1951, having paid $79,580 in royalties from sales of 4,225,547 records.
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.