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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.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
B.B. King plays the second of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
The Stan Getz Quartet records Nice Work If You Can Get It, Who Would Care and other tracks at Nola Studios, New York City, USA.
Roy Acuff And His Smoky Mountain Boys are playing during a twelve-night stint in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Jesse Powell records Jumpin' Salty, When You're Smiling, Malaguena and Feelin' No Pain at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. They will appear on the album It's Party Time.
Gerry And The Pacemakers and Johnny Sandon And The Searchers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
A new music venue, The Mayfair Ballroom, opens in Newcastle, UK. Virtually every significant band of the 60s will play at The Mayfair, from Pink Floyd to The Yardbirds, Deep Purple and Procol Harum.
Lonnie Johnson and Victoria Spivey play the first of thirteen nights at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Ray Price And His Cherokee Indians play a live show in Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the sixteenth night in a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Frank Sinatra records These Foolish Things, As Time Goes By and other tracks in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Capitol Records.
The Frank Strozier Sextet records tracks for the album Long Night for Jazzland Records at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Hurt by Timi Yuro peaks at No4 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Louis Armstrong and the All Stars record They Say I Look Like God, The Real Ambassadors and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records. Piano player on the session is Dave Brubeck, and vocalist is Annie Ross.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, vocalist-songwriter Chris Kenner records his original version of Something You Got, co-written with Fats Domino. The track will become a much-covered r'n'b classic.
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (aka Flatt and Scruggs) play a live show in St. Paul, Virginia, USA.
Jazz pianist Billy Taylor records Ordinary People and other tracks for his Mercury Records album The Original Jazz Score Of Kwamina, at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
Ray Price And His Cherokee Indians play a live show in Abilene, Texas, USA.
Popular vocalist Mylene Farmer is born in Quebec, Canada.
Army private James Marshall Hendrix [later to find fame as Jimi Hendrix] writes a letter home to his father Al in Seattle, Washington, 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.