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Year 1952 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 30 Paul Creston's 4th Symphony premieres
  • 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
  • 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 25,000 attend the 1st rock & roll concert ever when Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena
  • Mar 27 "Singin' in the Rain", musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC
  • 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
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Musicians Married in 1952

  • Feb 12 American singer Tony Bennett (25) weds art student Patricia Beech, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, New York; separate in 1965, divorce in 1971
  • Jun 8 American singer and actress Judy Garland (29) weds American producer Sidney Luft (36) in Hollister, California; divorce in 1965
  • Jul 9 American country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl "Mr. Country" Smith (25); divorce 1956

Musicians Divorces in 1952

  • May 29 Country music legend Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard granted divorce for the second and final time after seven years of marriage. Their first divorce was in 1948.

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