Events in Music in 1952

  • Jan 2 "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances
  • Jan 30 Paul Creston's 4th Symphony, premieres

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Feb 2 B.B. King's “3 O’Clock Blues” hits #1 on the US Billboard's R&B hit parade to become his first national hit

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  • Feb 20 "African Queen" opens at Capitol Theater in NYC
  • Feb 29 Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
  • Mar 15 "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 performances
  • Mar 21 "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 performances
  • Mar 21 Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever
  • Mar 27 "Singin' in the Rain", a musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, is released
  • Apr 16 "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • Apr 27 "4 Saints in 3 Acts" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • May 3 "Call Me Madam" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 644 performances
  • May 8 "Of Thee I Sing" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • May 8 "Shuffle Along" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • May 10 "Shuffle Along" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • May 16 "New Faces (of 1952)" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 365 performances
  • Jun 7 "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 94 performances
  • Jun 25 "Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 performances
  • Jul 5 "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jul 19 "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances
  • Oct 4 "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 performances
  • Oct 14 "Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Oct 18 "Buttrio Square" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Oct 27 "My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 89 performances
  • Nov 6 Dmitri Shostakovitch's cantata "About our Fatherland" premieres
  • Nov 14 First regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express.
  • Dec 15 "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances