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During filming of the I Love Lucy
tv series episode Breaking The Lease
in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, Desi Arnaz
And His Orchestra play Sweet Sue - Just You, El Cumbanchero, The Mexican Hat Dance, I Want a Girl and La Raspa.
Yemenite singer of Israeli songs, Shoshana Damari
, and composer-conductor Moshe Wolinsky, play at Carnegie Music Hall, New York City, USA.
, with arranger and conductor Alex Stordahl, records I Could Write A Book for Columbia Records
in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The song was originally written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for the 1940 Broadway
musical Pal Joey.
is born in Miami, Florida, USA. He will find success as a record producer, composer and arranger, perhaps best-known for the part he played in launching the careers of many recording artists including The Ramones
The movie musical Two Tickets To Broadway
, starring Tony Martin
and Janet Leigh, opens at cinemas in Belgium, Europe.
sings Just One Of Those Things, Begin The Beguine and I've Got You Under My Skin on the CBS-tv show Toast of the Town: The Cole Porter
Story (Part Two) in the USA.
, known as The King Of The Yodellers, records Ding Dong Bells and I'd Like To Kiss Susie Again, with producer Paul Cohen in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA. Session players on these tracks include guitarists Hank Garland
and Grady Martin
, steel guitarist Bob Foster, bassist Ernie Newton, drummer Farris Coursey, fiddler Tommy Jackson and pianist Owen Bradley
The Ben Yost Trio plays at The Palace Theatre, New York City, USA.
The Ames Brothers
play the second of seven nights at The Don Carlos, Winnipeg, Canada.
And His City Slickers play at Saginaw Auditorium, Saginaw, Michigan, USA.
The Four Keys are playing at The Capitol Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The movie musical An American In Paris
, starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant and Charles Guetary, opens at cinemas in Australia.
is playing during a two-week season at The Towne Room, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, with The Carl Jannette Trio.
The movie musical Lullaby Of Broadway
, starring Doris Day
, Gene Nelson and The Page Cavanaugh Trio, opens at cinemas in Finland, Europe. The songs in the film are composed by George Gershwin
The Chuck Wagon Gang
record Way Up In Glory, After A While, Home Of The Soul and other songs at Jim Beck Studio, 1101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas, USA.
aka Montana Slim records Huggin' Squeezin' Kissin' Teasin', Sleep Little One Sleep, Alabama Saturday Night and Hot Foot Boogie in RCA Victor Studio 1, 155 East 24th Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
plays the sixth night in a week of shows at The Empire
, Liverpool, UK, with Jack Parnell And His Music Makers.
Bandleader Benny Strong
is playing during three months at The Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
opens for three weeks at The Dew Drop Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
records Serenade and Beloved for the soundtrack to the film The Student Prince in MGM Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Joe Pernell And His Combo with Eddie Johnson on tenor saxophone, play at The West Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Eddie O'Neal's Orchestra is playing at The Empire Room, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Mata And Hari And Co, Estelle Loring and George Prentice.
The musical comedy movie Skirts Ahoy!
, starring Esther Williams, Joan Evans and Vivian Blaine, opens at cinemas in the Netherlands, Europe.
Jimmy Rogers records Mistreated Baby, The Last Time, What's The Matter and Out On the Road, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Chess Records
And His Group play in The Lotus Room at the La Salle Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Heidelberg Singers with Smiling Fritz are playing at Math Igler's Casino, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
is playing during an 11-day engagement at California State Fair, Sacramento, California, USA.
Martha Raye is playing at The Latin Quarter, New York City, USA, during a four week run.
Donald Fagenson is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He will find
success in the 80s as musician and producer Don
, one-half of the duo Was [Not
, with Cy Williams, records I Love You Little Darling, Prisoner At The Bar, One Heart One Life and There's A Mother Always Waiting, at James M. Black Studio, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA.
A new Statler Hotel opens in Los Angeles, California, USA, with Xavier Cugat
playing in The Terrace Room, at the start of an eight-week run.
And The All-Stars play at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
The Eddie Heywood
Trio is playing during a week at Angelo's, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
The Delta Rhythm Boys
are playing during a week at The Coliseum, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.
fails to show up for a gig at The Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, West Virginia, USA.
appears on the cover of influential jazz magazine Downbeat in the USA, under the headline "Louis Enters Hall Of Fame". On the same evening, Armstrong throws a party at his home in Queens, new York City, USA. During the party, a woman, Lillian Friedlander, sings I Can't Afford To Miss The Dream. Armstrong tapes her performance and subsequently convinces Decca Records
to let him record it.