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The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
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.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Roy Acuff is undertaking a one-month tour of Spain, Europe, and Morocco, Africa, where he is performing for American troops, sponsored by the United Service Organizations.
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Cannonball Adderley is playing during a two-week engagement at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Horace Silver Quintet is playing during a two-week engagement at The Jazz Gallery, New York City, USA.
The Kingston Trio are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Danny Peppermint And His Jumping Jacks are in residence at The Thunderbird, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Flatt And Scruggs are playing in Bremen, Kentucky, USA.
Brenda Lee signs a new five-year contract with MGM Records which guarantees her minimum earnings of $100,000 per year.
Elvis Presley celebrates his twenty seventh birthday at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, with a cake supplied by Milton Prell, the hotel's owner and a friend of Presley's manager Colonel Parker.
Chubby Checker holds the first two positions in the Canadian pop singles chart with The Twist at No1 and Let's Twist Again at No2.
Del Wood is playing live at Great Falls, Montana, USA.
Frankie Avalon plays the the last night of a week at The Latin Casino, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA.
Harold McNair plays at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, UK.
The teen-oriented movie Hey Let's Twist, starring Joey Dee And The Starliters, Teddy Randazzo and Jo Ann Campbell is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
Sonny James records No Lana Cas, The Day's Not Over Yet and Time's Running Backwards For Me at RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The session is produced by Chet Atkins, with notable players including Floyd Cramer on piano and Grady Martin on guitar.
James Brown records Every Beat Of My Heart and I Found You [with Yvonne Fair on vocals] in Dukoff Studios, Miami, Florida, USA, for King Records. Brown will, in 1965, re-write and re-record I Found You as I Got You [I Feel Good]. It will become his biggest-ever hit.
Connie Francis records Kiss'n'Twist, Teach Me To Twist, Cha Cha Twist, Gonna Git That Man and Johnny Darlin' for MGM Records in New York City, USA.
American Bandstand broadcasts an Elvis Special to celebrate Elvis Presley's 27th birthday, which the star is celebrating at the Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
George Jones and Georgie Riddle are playing during six days at The Chestnut Inn, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The Voices Of Jordan vocal group records Mary, Martha And Lazarus and Evening Shades for Savoy Records.
Judy Garland is in rehearsal for her third television special in the USA