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Sarah Churchill plays at The Offbeat Club, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Satirical songwriter Tom Lehrer
records his debut album, Songs Of Tom Lehrer
in TransRadio studio in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, at a total studio cost of $15. Lehrer then has the discs pressed privately and released in an edition of 400 10" long-players.
After a gig with The Sonny Rose Orchestra at the West End Ballroom, Birmingham, UK, drummer Joe Pawsey rugby-tackles and captures a smash-and-grab thief being chased by police outside the venue.
, Stanley Black
, Harry Gold
, Edmundo Ros
, Jack Parnell
, Freddy Randall
, Ivy Benson
, Mary Lou Williams
, Lita Roza
and Ted Heath are among the musical stars giving their services free at a fund-raising Flood Fund Concert in The Stoll Theatre
, Kingsway, London, UK.
, Hank Snow
and Lew Childre are entertaining American troops in Korea, Asia, during a tour that lasts 28 days.
, Janet Brace and The Jim Stutz Trio are playing at The Black Orchid, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Ralph Sharon All-Stars, Kenny Graham's Afro-Cubists, The Harry Klein Quartet, The Derek Smith Trio, Tommy Pollard's JATF Unit, Joe Harriott and Tony Hall play at The Flamingo Club
, 39 Coventry Street, Picadilly, London, UK.
The Music Makers [17-piece progressive jazz band] plays at Glagow Jazz Club, St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, with The Clyde River Jazz Band.
Dill Jones, multi-instrumentalist Tubby Hayes
and others play at The King's Head, Merton, UK.
The Ice Capades Of 1953 present their version of the Lerner and Loewe
musical Brigadoon at Chicago Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Musician and record producer Alf Emil Eik
is born in Arendal, Norway, Europe.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952
, closes at The Royale Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, after 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 movie Skirts Ahoy!
, starring Esther Williams, Joan Evans and Vivian Blaine, opens at cinemas in West Germany, Europe.
The Dallas Sportatorium
in Dallas, Texas, USA, is burned to the ground by an arsonist. The venue was famed for wrestling events, but it was also the home of a regular Saturday night country music show, The Big D Jamboree
, for many years. Stars performing at the Sportatorium included Elvis Presley
, Buddy Holly
, Hank Williams
, Johnny Cash
, Carl Perkins
, Willie Nelson
and many more.
Nora Cabaltera Villamayor is born in Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines. She will find success as actress, singer and producer Nora Aunor
, with over thirty gold singles to her credit.
plays at at private party in the Columbia Mutual Towers, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Me And Juliet opens at the Majestic Theatre in New York City, USA, where it will run for 358 performances.
The musical comedy movie Call Me Madam
, written by Irving Berlin
and starring Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor and George Sanders, opens in Denmark, Europe.
Tommy Shaw of Styx
plays at Cherry Spring Dance Hall, Cherry Spring, Texas, USA.
is born in Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Jazz clarinetist George Lewis
records Doctor Jazz, Burgundy Street Blues and Down By The Riverside, for Jazz Man Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
John Otis Jr is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. The son of successful bandleader Johnny Otis
, he will grow up to find success in his own right as R'n'B guitarist Shuggie Otis.
Billed as 'The Fabulous Blind Singing Star', Ray Charles
plays the eighth night in a two-week engagement at The Pelican Club, 301 South Rampart St, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Walt Disney
ainimated musical feature Peter Pan
is released to cinemas in Sweden, Europe. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.