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The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
The musical Irma La Douce is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
Tony Bennett is starring in Guys And Dolls at Herb Rogers' Chicago Music Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Charlie Gracie is playing during a week of shows at Club Avalon, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
LaVern Baker headlines during a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA, with The Edsels, Gary 'US' Bonds and The Solitaires
Liberace is playing at The Frolics Club, Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, USA.
Jimmy Clanton is playing during a week of shows at The Rainbow Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Leon McAuliff And The Cimarron Boys are playing during six days of gigs at The Chestnut Inn, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Actor and pop star James Darren is appearing in a summer stock production of Under The Yum Yum Tree at The Gateway Playhouse, Bellport, Long Island, New York State, USA.
Popular singer Jo Ann Campbell is playing during four weeks of shows as support for comedian Red Skelton at The Sands Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Fats Domino plays a live gig in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the fourth night of two weeks at The Town'n'Country, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
During his trial for the brutal muder of his wife, former country music star Spade Cooley is taken back to the scene of the crime, their ranch house in Willow Springs, California, USA, in hopes that it might enable him to remember more details of the day.
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Jazz bassist Scott LaFaro dies aged 25 in a car crash on US20 in Flint, New York State, USA.
The Duke Ellington Orchestra and The Count Basie Orchestra, take part in a historic joint-recording session at Columbia Records' 30th Street Studios in New York City, USA. The sessions result in the stereo album First Time! - The Count Meets The Duke, with Ellington's band in the right channel, and Basie's in the left.
Johnnie Ray plays the eleventh night in a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Piedmont-style blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter (and ice cream van operative) Doug Quattlebaum, records the album, If You've Ever Been Mistreated, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
Ernie K-Doe records I Cried My Last Tear for Minit Records, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Beatles' college friend Bill Harry publishes the first edition of a new Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, pop newspaper, Mersey Beat, with a front cover story featuring Gene Vincent.
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Elvis Presley arrives in Crystal River, Florida, USA, to begin making his next movie, Follow That Dream.
Robert Heaton, drummer and songwriter for British band New Model Army, is born in Knutsford, Cheshire, England, UK, Europe.
Freddie Bell And The Bellboys begin a lengthy engagement at The Golden Hotel And Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Connie Francis plays the seventeenth night of three weeks at The Sahara Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Conway Twitty performs The Next Kiss on popular tv series American Bandstand in W-fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Sammy Davis Jr. records What Kind Of Fool Am I, You Can't Love 'Em All, 'Deed I Do, Lulu's Back In Town and other tracks for Reprise Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the third of six nights at Abart’s, Washington DC., USA.
Folk trio The Salty Dogs [featuring banjo virtuoso Paul Champion] play the second of five nights in The Carrera Room at The Gifford Arms Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA.
John D. Loudermilk records Mr. Jones at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, Tennbessee, USA.
The musical Milk And Honey, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.