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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.
The popular musical Guys And Dolls is running at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, 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.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during a three-week stay at Elitch Gardens, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Illinois Jacquet is playing at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Singer and popular songwriter Hank Fort is playing at The Jefferson Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Jane Froman is playing at Chez Paree, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Guy Mitchell is playing during a week-long engagement at The Skyway Lounge, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Tony Bennett plays during a two-week engagement at The Vogue Room, Hotel Holland, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Judy Garland plays during a month at The Curran Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy Three Wishes For Jamie is presented at The Plymouth Theatre, New York City, USA.
Paul Pendarvis And His Orchestra are playing at the newly-re-opened Dinner Room of The Golden Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA.
The Austin Powell Quintet is playing during a week-long engagement at Grace's Little Club, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Ames Brothers are playing during a week-long engegement at The Latin Casino, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Nat King Cole is playing during a week-long engagement at The Three Rivers Club, Syracuse, New York City, USA.
Sidney Bechet with Claude Luter And His Orchestra records American Rhythm, Twelfth Street Rag, Casey Jones, Semptember Song and other tracks for Disques Vogue in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Europe.
In a front page headline story in Melody Maker, British bandleader Harry Gold declares that 'antiquated' laws governing musical performances on Sundays in the UK should be abolished.
Billboard magazine reports that an American Federation Of Musicians analysis of the recording industry in the USA and Canada (for 1951) reveals that the combined dollar volume of 45rpm and 33rpm discs now represents about 34% of the entire disc business, making serious inroads into the sales of conventional 78rpm discs. At the same time, sales of sheet music have dramatically decreased, by about 50%.
Claire Ritter is born in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. She will find success as pianist and composer, working in a style that fuses jazz with classical and world music.
Heroin addicted jazz saxophonist Art Pepper is confined to hospital in Long Beach, California, USA.
James Douglas Vallance is born in Chillawack, British Columbia, Canada. He will find success as musician, songwriter, arranger and producer Jim Vallance.
The King Kolax Quintette, Mitzi Mars and The Sax Mallard Quartette are playing at The Crown Propeller, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Songwriter and recording artist Jimmy Silva is born in Seattle, Washington, USA. His songs will be recorded by The Smithereens and The Young Fresh Fellows, as well as by his own group Jimmy Silva And The Goats.
The Stan Getz Quintet, with Jimmy Raney on guitar, plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Buddy Greco is playing at Bassel's, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Walter Thompson is born in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. He will find success as a jazz-oriented composer, saxophonist, percussionist, and educator. He will also create the multidisciplinary live composing sign language, Soundpainting.
The highest new entry on the Billboard Best-Selling Pop Albums Chart in the USA is Big Band Bash by Billy May on Capitol Records entering at No5. With A Song In My Heart by Jane Froman remains at No1.
The highest new entry in the Billboard Popular Singles Chart in the USA is Walkin' My Baby Back Home by Johnnie Ray on Columbia Records, entering at No14. Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson remains at No1.
The Norman Burns Quintet plays at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
Spike Jones And His City Slickers, Liberace and Freddie Morgan are the musical guests on the NBC tv show Four Star Revue in the USA.
Urpo Tapani Sorvali is born in Finland, Europe. He will find success as a popular singer under the mononym Urpo, and also working with the bands Big Bad Family, Jupu Group and The Kimmo Kuusniemi Band.
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.