Popular Music 1950s
Video: 'The Band Wagon' trailer
(Thursday, July 9, 1953) — The Band Wagon, a musical comedy film about an aging musical star who hopes a Broadway play will restart his career, opened today at the Music Hall in New York City.
Directed by Vincente Minnelli, the film starred Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray and Jack Buchanan.
(Saturday, May 16, 1953) — “The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)” by Percy Faith (with vocals by Felicia Sanders; recorded on Jan. 22, 1953) was the #1 song on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of ten weeks (May 16/23/30, June 6/13/20/27, July 4/11/18, 1953).