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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.
Etta Jones is playing during a lengthy engagement at The Counterpoint Club, Chicago, Illinos, USA.
On an extensive nationwide promotional tour in support of his novelty single Baby Sittin' Boogie, Buzz Clifford visits deejays and other music business contacts in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Johnny Preston releases a new single, Leave My Kitten Alone, in the USA on Mercury Records.
The Ventures release a new single, Ram-Bunk-Shush, in the USA on Dolton Records.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of Wild In The Country at the 20th Century Movie Ranch, near Santa Monica, California, USA.
Weekly UK pop newspaper the NME [New Musical Express] reports that British pop idol Marty Wilde is shortly to begin making a film in Africa.
Frank Sinatra unveils plans for his new record label, Reprise.
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Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson plays the thirtieth night of a six-week season at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Sam Cooke plays the fourth night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem,New York City, supported by The Shells.
Sarah Vaughan, with the Count Basie Orchestra, records Perdido, I Cried For You and other tracks for Capitol Records in Capitol Studios, New York City, USA.
The Sam Jones Tentet records Blues On Down, The Chant and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Riverside Records.
The Coasters release a new single, Wait A Minute, in the USA on Atco Records.
In Hastings, Sussex, UK, Graham McPherson is born, as yet unaware of his destiny as vocalist Suggs in 2-Tone band Madness.
Conway Twitty makes a live appearance on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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.
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.