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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 Zizi is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
R'n'b group The Lykes Of Witch play at The Market Tavern, Bradford, UK.
The Crickets record Now Hear This, in Norman Petty Studios, Clovis, New Mexico, USA, for Liberty Records.
Controversial deejay Alan Freed enters a hospital in Palm Springs, California, USA, suffering from gastrointestinal intestinal bleeding, resulting from cirrhosis of the liver. He will die twenty days later.
Billy Fury releases a new single, I'm Lost Without You, in the UK on Decca Records.
Belfast band Them, fronted by vocalist Van Morrison, enter the UK's NME singles chart with a cover of the old blues standard, Baby, Please Don't Go. Playing guitar on the recording is Jimmy Page, later to found Led Zeppelin.
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Polydor acquires rights to the MGM-Verve catalogue for France, where it will score notable successes with a host of jazz albums by artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, Jimmy Smith and guitar virtuoso Wes Montgomery.
The New KB Band plays at The Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, Scotland, UK.
A new Aston Martin DB5 is delivered to George Harrison of The Beatles at his Kinfauns estate, Claremount Park, Surrey, UK. The delivery is made by Brydor Cars, a company owned by the band's manager Brian Epstein.
Accordian player Sonny Brogan dies. Brogan was one of Ireland's most popular traditional musicians and recording artists from the 1930s until the 1960s.
The Who play at The Britannia Pier Theatre, Great Yarmouth, UK.
1. UK pop newspaper the NME [New Musical Express] publishes its table of chart success for the preceding year, in which 30 points are awarded for a No1 hit, 29 for a No2 and so on down to one point for a No30.
Artist Points
1. The Beatles 1232
2. The Bachelors 1035
3. The Rolling Stones 1005
4. Jim Reeves 958
5. Roy Orbison 824
6. The Searchers 749
7. Cliff Richard 747
8. Manfred Mann 676
9. Cilla Black. 618
10. The Hollies 610
Folk-protest singer Phil Ochs plays at Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is reported in UK pop paper the NME that the US Government's Labor Department is now refusing to grant H-1 visas - the work permit needed for US tours - to British groups.
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The Moody Blues play at the Casino Club, Walsall, Birmingham, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Hollies, Cliff Bennet and the Rebel Rousers, The Fourmost, Tommy Quickly, The Rustiks, The Remo Four and Danny Williams appear in the seventh night of Gerry's Christmas Cracker at The Odeon, Liverpool, UK.
UK tv show Crackerjack features a live appearance by Brian Poole And The Tremeloes.
The Iveys play at the Langland Court Hotel, Swansea, South Wales, U.K.
Frank Ifield plays the fifth of six nights at The Odeon, Birmingham, UK.
The Swinging Hangmen play at The Cavern Club, Accrington, UK, for a fee of
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames play at The Manor House, London, UK.
Parlophone Records in the UK releases a new single, Sing A Song Of Beatles, on which music publisher Dick James sings a medley of songs composed by The Beatles.
The Zombies, The Shangri-Las, The Nashville Teens, The Shirelles and others play the eighth of ten days of shows at The Brooklyn Fox, New York City, USA.
Don Drummond, saxophonist with influential ska/reggae band The Skatalites, is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, the exotic dancer Marguerita Mahfood, who has been found dead of multiple stab wounds in Drummond's home in Jamaica.
Another Beatles Christmas Show, hosted by UK radio deejay Jimmy Savile, and featuring The Beatles, The Yardbirds, Freddie And The Dreamers, Sounds Incorporated and Elkie Brooks, continues its seasonal run at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
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The stage musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Burton Lane, is playing at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 280 performances.
The stage musical Man Of La Mancha is playing at the ANTA Washington Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of almost two and a half years.
Mose Allison is headlining for three weeks at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Mel Torme is playing during two weeks at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Al Martino is playing during three weeks at Basin Street East, New York City, USA.
The Supremes are playing during ten days at the Café Pompeii in the Eden Roc Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA.
Mary Wells is headlining at the Howard Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The Modernaires are playing during nine days at The Imperial Room of the Royal York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.