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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.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
Peggy Lee is playing during three weeks of shows at The Pigalle Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Singing cowboy Rex Allen is performing at the Days Of 47 Rodeo, Salt Lake City, USA.
Liberace is playing at Harrah's Club, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
Gene Pitney performs Every Breath I Take on popular tv show American Bandstand in W-Fil Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Drifters play the first night of a week at The Hurricane Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays the eleventh night in a four week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as support to comedian George Burns.
The Clark Terry Quartet record Among My Souvenirs, You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the fifth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Brook Benton plays the tenth night in a month of gigs at Robert's Show Bar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Al Tousan releases a new single, A Blue Mood, on Seville Records in the USA. Tousan will achieve considerably greater fame as Allen Toussaint.
Aretha Franklin plays the first night in a three week season at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Gary U.S. Bonds plays the first night of a week at the The Rainbow Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
It is announced that Capitol Records is suing Frank Sinatra because his latest Reprise Records album, Swing Along With Me, is felt to be too similar to one he previously made for Capitol, titled Come Swing With Me.
Johnnie Ray plays the twenty-sixth night in a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Wynton Kelly Trio record Surrey With The Fringe On Top, Gone With The Wind and other tracks for Vee-Jay Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Country duo Reno And Smiley play at The Fire Carnival, Aldie, Virginia, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA. h8u229kOZW4
Dee Clark, The Shirelles, The Miracles, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Chuck Jackson, Shep And The Limelites and Baby Washington begin a week of shows at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Freddy King releases a new single, San-Ho-Zay on King Records in the USA.
The Beatles play a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club, and an evening session at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Supremes release their second single, Buttered Popcorn, in the USA on Tamla Records.
Gene Vincent plays at the USAF Base, Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, UK, Europe.
New singles reviewed in today's edition of UK pop weekly newspaper the NME [New Musical Express] include You Can't Sit Down by Bill Doggett, The Story Behind My Tears by Kenny Lynch, and How Many Tears? by Bobby Vee.
Jazz saxophonist Sadao Watanabe plays at The Sankei Hall, Ohtemachi, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
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.
Jim Martin, guitarist of Faith No More, is born in Oakland, California, 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.