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Honeyboy Edwards records Sweet Home Chicago, Santa Fe and Drop Down Mama, for Chess Records in Chicago, Illinois.
Fats Domino begins two weeks of one-nighters with a show in Roanoke, Virginia, USA, supported by doo-wop r'n'b combo The Clovers.
The Mills Brothers are playing at Ciro's, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Popular singer and comedian Jimmy Durante is presented with an Emmy Award as best television comedian of 1952.
US Congressman Winstead places into the Congressional Record Roy Acuff's statements that May 26 of every year should be named Hill Billy Music Day, as a celebration of country music.
Actor turned Capitol Records recording artist Jackie Gleason is playing at La Vie En Rose, New York City, USA.
Ray Price records The Price For Loving You, That's What I Get For Loving You, Cold Shoulder and You Weren't Ashamed To Kiss Me Last Night in Castle Studio at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session includes guitarists Grady Martin and Jack Shook with Don Helms on steel.
Victor Borge 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.
The West African Rhythm Brothers play at Muddel's Blue Room, 16 Garrick Street, London, W1.
Freddy Randall And His Band play at The University, Leeds, UK.
Stanley Black And His Orchestra play at The Ashton Palais, Manchester, UK.
Singer-songwriter Cindy Bullens (aka Cidny Bullens) is born in Massachusetts, USA.
Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Luiz Carlos Borges is born in Santo Ângelo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, South America.
250-seat country-oriented New York City, USA, nightspot The Village Barn has its musical style changed to a 'Gay Nineties' format, by owner Meyer Horowitz. Established in 1929, the venue offered live music and nightly turtle races.
Musical comedy movie By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, starring Doris Day and Gordon MacRae, opens at cinemas in the USA.
Walter Frederick Stocker is born in London, England, UK. He will find success as guitarist Wally Stocker of late 70s band The Babys, who scored two major hits in the USA.
Carl Barriteau And His Music play at Whitefield Golf Club, Manchester, England, UK.
Carl Barriteau And His Music play in Eyemouth, England, UK.
In his last-ever recording session, jazz guitar virtuoso Django Reinhardt records Le Soir and Chez Moi.
The movie comedy musical Sailor Beware, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, is released to cinemas in France, Europe.
Singer and songwriter Joe Melson is born in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas, USA. He is best-remembered for his collaborations with Roy Orbison, including Only The Lonely.
Billie And De De Pierce play at Luthjens, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Jane Froman sings Beyond The Blue Horizon, I Can Dream, Can't I?, Ukelele Lady, Bali Hai and Sweet Leilani on the CBS-tv show USA Canteen, in the USA.
Jane Froman sings Beyond The Blue Horizon, I Can Dream, Can't I?, Ukulele Lady, Bali Hai and Sweet Leilani on the CBS-tv show USA Canteen, in the USA.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet, including Chet Baker on trumpet, record Speak Low, Varsity Drag, Half Nelson, Ladybird, Love Me Or Leave Me and Swing House in Los Angeles, California, USA.
William Beau Burnette III is born to Dorsey and Alberta Burnette in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He will find success as guitarist and songwriter Billy Burnette. After releasing his first single at the age of 7, Hey Daddy [I'm Gonna Tell Santa On You by Billy Beau on Dot Records, he will go on tour with Brenda Lee at the age of 13. He will establish himself as a songwriter in the 1970s with songs for The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Rod Stewart, Cher, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles and others, and will join Fleetwood Mac in the late 80s.
Billy Ward And The Dominoes release a new single, These Foolish Things, in the USA. It will become their 9th Top 10 entry.
Jane Froman sings There's No Business Like Show Business, Alexander's Rag Time Band, Say It With Music and Cheek To Cheek, on the CBS-tv show USA Canteen, in the USA.
Folk singer and recording artist Joanie Bartels is born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA.
David Torn is born in Amityville, New York State, USA. He will find success as a composer, guitarist, bandleader and recording artist.
The Gale Agency announces a forthcoming R+B package tour featuring Ruth Brown, Joe Louis And His Band, The Clovers, The Buddy Johnson Orchestra, Wynonie Harris, Dusty Fletcher and The Lester Young Combo. This line-up is set to tour the USA for eight weeks of one-nights during the summer.
Dooley Wilson, the singer best known for his performance of As Time Goes By in the Humphrey Bogart movie Casablanca, dies in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jimmy McCulloch is born in Dumbarton, Scotland, UK, Europe. He will find success as a guitarist, best-known for his work with Thunderclap Newman and Paul McCartney's group Wings. His promising career, however, will be cut short in 1979 when he dies from a drugs overdose.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Argentina, South America. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
Elvis Presley convinces his boss at the M.B. Parker Machinists' Shop, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, to advance him money on his paycheck so he will have the $3.98 necessary to make a record at Sam Phillips's Memphis Recording Service.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in the UK. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
Betty Jack Davis of country music singing duo The Davis Sisters dies in a car crash. As the pair drive home from their first appearance on the WWVA Jamboree in Wheeling, West Virginia,USA, a soldier falls asleep at the wheel of his car and crashes head on into their automobile. The other member of the duo, Skeeter Davis, will go on to achieve success as a solo artist.
Merrill Moore releases a new single, The House Of Blue Lights, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Jazz trumpeters Clifford Brown and Art Farmer with the Swedish All Stars, record the Quincy Jones' track Stockholm Sweetnin' at Europa Film, Stockholm, Sweden. The track is also arranged, conducted and supervised by Quincy Jones.
The Clovers, Edna McGriff and The Lucky Millinder Combo play at Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Toriano Adaryll Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana. He will find fame as Tito Jackson of The Jackson Five.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Australia, Oceania. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
Tom Waits plays the third of four nights at The Dominion, London, England, UK, Europe.
Popular vocalist Jane Froman sings Paper Moon, More Than You Know, Barney Google and I Wanna Be Loved, on the CBS-tv programme The Jane Froman Show, in the USA.
Popular vocalist Jane Froman sings Cuba, Vaya Con Dios, Yuba On The Tuba, The Night Was Made For Love and She Went to Havana, on the CBS-tv programme The Jane Froman Show, in the USA.
Entering at No34 The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson And The Pops Concert Orchestra is the highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine chart of the Best-Selling Singles in the USA.
Leon Chappel releases a new single, Don't Dog Me Round on Capitol Records in the USA.
Freddie Randall (aka Freddy Randall) And His Band play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
Billed as 'The Fabulous Blind Singing Star', Ray Charles plays the final night in a two-week engagement at The Pelican Club, 301 South Rampart St, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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