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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.
Exotica vocalist Yma Sumac
is appearing during a four-week engagement at The Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
's family move from a two-bedroom apartment at Apartment 328,185 Winchester Street, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. to 398 Cypress Street.
begins two weeks of one-nighters with a show in Roanoke, Virginia, USA, supported by doo-wop r'n'b combo The Clovers
Satirical songwriter Tom
records his debut album, Songs By Tom
in TransRadio studio in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in
one hour at a total studio cost of $15. Lehrer then has the discs
pressed privately and released in an edition of 400 10"
Country singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams
is born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA.
is born in Lyon, France, Europe. He will find success as a jazz musician and recording artist, playing clarinet, bass clarinet, and soprano saxophone.
Jazz drummer Ralph Penland
is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. In an acclaimed career he will work withj Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves, Nancy Wilson
, Carmen Lundy, Etta James
and k.d. lang to name but a few.
opens for a fourteen-day run of one-man shows at The Curran Theater, San Francisco, California, USA. The sell-out series of shows will gross an estimated $72,000.
During a city-wide slump in live business, The Beachcomber Club in Miami, Florida, USA, closes down. The club has lost $700,000 in two years.
, Bob Crosby
and others star in Call Me Lucky (a dramatisation of the life story of Bing Crosby
) broadcast in the Lucky Strike Program on CBS Radio in the USA.
Chris O'Connell is born in Williamsport, Maryland, USA. She will find success as a singer and guitarist with Asleep At The Wheel
when the group scores its only country hit, The Letter That Johnny Walker Read, in 1975.
And His Orchestra are playing at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
and his nine-piece band play at The City Auditorium Of Houston, Texas, USA, for a fee of $375.
King Records' artist Danny Sutton
is playing during a week of shows at The Town Casino, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Fred Knobloch is born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He will go on to earn hits as a solo artist and as a member of Schuyler, Knobloch And Overstreet during the 1980s. He will also write Meanwhile for George Strait
and Back In Your Arms Again for Lorrie Morgan.
The comedy musical film Road To Bali
, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby
and Dorothy Lamour, is released to cinemas in Italy, Europe.
I'm Walking Behind You by Eddie Fisher
enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No1 during a run of eighteen weeks.
plays at at private party in the Columbia Mutual Towers, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
records the tracks Some Saxophones and A Thought for his album This Modern World
at Capitol Recording Studios, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Rogers And Hammerstein musical Me And Juliet opens at the Majestic Theatre in New York City, USA, where it will run for 358 performances.
appears on British television singing a calypso-style song, I Was There (at the Coronation), which
described in great detail the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, which had taken place earlier in the day. Young Tiger had in fact recorded the song two months earlier based on advance information he had been given about the Coronation. Other songs inspired by Queen Elizabeth II include God Save The Queen (1977) by The Sex Pistols
and Her Majesty (1969) by The Beatles
by The Crows
is released on Rama Records
, but it does not become a hit until ten months later. The song will, eventually, become a contender for the title of First Rock'n'Roll Song Ever Made.
Crazy Man, Crazy
by Bill Haley And His Comets
peaks at No11 on the Cash Box chart in the USA. It is regarded as the first recognized rock and roll recording to appear on the national
American musical charts. It is also believed to be the first rock and roll recording to be played on national television in the USA.
The Wink Westerners
play in the lobby of the Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, during the 36th International Lions Club Convention. The group is led by young hopeful Roy Orbison
and Joe Turner star in The Big Rhythm and Blues Show, emceed by Alan Freed
, in Cleveland Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
plays at The Versailles, New York City, USA.
Alton Carson is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as blues and jazz singer Big Al Carson.
plays the third of four nights at The Dominion, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz clarinetist George Lewis
records Doctor Jazz, Burgundy Street Blues and Down By The Riverside, for Jazz Man Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Keith Strickland, drummer of the B-52s
is born in Athens, Georgia.
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.
The musical comedy movie Call Me Madam
, written by Irving Berlin
and starring Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor and George Sanders, opens in West Germany, Europe.