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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.
The John Coltrane Quartet is playing during a nine-day engagement at Gino's, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The Belmonts and Frank Gari are today's guests on ABC-tv show American Bandstand in the USA.
When Dizzy Gillespie plays at The Museum Of Modern Art, New York City, USA, the show is recorded by Verve Records, and will be released as the album An Electrifying Evening With Dizzy Gillespie.
Hitmaking US r'n'b vocal group Shep And The Limelites record Daddy's Home and This I Know, for Hull Records based in The Brill Building, New York City, USA.
Eddy Arnold records Hey Good Lookin', I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire, I Love You Because and If I NeverGet To Heaven, for RCA Records.
Frank Sinatra is playing to full houses during a two-week stand at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Drifters record Sweets For My Sweet, Please Stay and other tracks at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records. Producers on the session are Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Paul Anka continues a three-week season at Coconut Grove, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Conway Twitty plays at The Palm Ballroom, St Paul, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Today's edition of UK monthly pop magazine Hit Parade reveals that stand-up comedian Bob Newhart was recently paid $7,500 for a single appearance on singer Dinah Shore's tv show in the USA.
The Beatles play at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Barron Knights play at the California Ballroom, Dunstable, England, UK, Europe.
Peggy Lee is playing during a four-week engagement at Basin Street East, New York City, USA.
Jim Reeves And His Blue Boys play to a full house at The National Guard Armory, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA.
Elvis Presley takes some friends to visit his home town of Tupelo, Mississippi, 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.
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.