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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.
Tiny Bradshaw And His Orchestra play during a four-week engagement in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during three months at The Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Arthur Prysock is playing during a two-week stand at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys are playing during a two-week engagement at The Astor Roof, Hotel Astor, New York City, USA.
Guy Mitchell plays at The Palladium Theatre, London, England, UK, during a two-week engagement.
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Charlie Parker, accompanied by The James "Rev" Beasley Combo plays during an eleven night engagement at El Capitan, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a month at The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Billy May Orchestra is playing during a week at Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Joe Turner is playing during three weeks at The Dew Drop Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Louis Jordan's Tympany Five plays during two weeks of shows at The Tiffany Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bette McLaurin is playing during ten days at The Regal Theater, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Singing cowboy Tex Ritter stars during the six week run of a spectacular Wild West Rodeo show at Harringay Arena, London, England, UK. The show also features The Rio Grande Singers, Jack Fallon And His Sons Of The Saddle Band and Bobby Howell and his Orchestra.
Earl Bostic And His Band are playing during two weeks at The Blackhawk Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Robert George Johnston is born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. he will find success as a musician, singer-songwriter, composer, producer and arranger working under the name Georgie Fab.
Jimmie Osborne, with Sid Nathan as producer, records Automobile Baby, Mama Don't Agree, This Evil Life Don't Pay and Don't Slam The Door at King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Comedy actress and singer Martha Raye appears on The Sam Gyson Radio Show, which is broadcast live from Mammy's Restaurant, Miami, Florida, USA. The performance, however, violates an American Guild Of Variety Aretists' edict that members should not appear on radio shows originating in eateries. As a result, she will be made to appear before the Guild board to explain her actions.
Mario Lanza records What's To Be and Golden Days for the soundtrack to the film The Student Prince in MGM Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
June Christy, with Pete Rugolo And His Orchestra, records Some Folks Do for Capitol Records in Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Michael Blieden Wolff is born in Victorville, California, USA. After growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, he will find success as jazz pianist, composer, producer, and recording artist Michael Wolff.
Gordon Gregory Johnson is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He will achieve success as jazz bassist, composer, bandleader and producer Gordon Johnson.
Jet magazine reveals that RCA Victor Records' officials have employed private detectives to search for the popular young singer Billy Bunn, who has disappeared. His first discs for them got top notices and they're holding royalty checks for him.
The Joe Holiday Quintet records Donde, Joe Black Mambo, Serenata and Cuban Nightingale for Prestige Records in New York City, USA.
When Count Basie And His Orchestra play at Birdland, New York City, USA, the show is recorded and broadcast by NBC Radio for their America Swings radio series.
Nat King Cole, with Nelson Riddle's Orchestra, records Because You're Mine, Sweet William, Sleeping Beauty and I'm Never Satisfied, in Capitol Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Steve Gibson is born in Peoria, Illinois, USA. He will become the musical director of the Grand Ole Opry, and will be heard playing guitar on hits by George Strait, Kenny Rogers, Alabama, Reba McEntire, Wynonna and Randy Travis among others
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.