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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.
Danny Peppermint And His Jumping Jacks are in residence at The Thunderbird, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Top session pianist Don Randi records tracks for his album Where Do We Go From Here?, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan is interviewed by his friend Izzy Young in New York City, USA.
Pianist Bud Powell And His Trio do a radio broadcast in Geneva, Switzerland, Europe, which will in due course be released as the album Bud Powell Live In Geneva.
Louis Jordan comes to the end of a lengthy season at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays the second of four nights at the New Latin Quarter, Tokyo, Japan.
Jackie Wilson plays the fourth of six nights at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bob Dylan is interviewed again by his friend Izzy Young of The Folklore Center in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Young jazz saxophonist Carlos Garnett arrives in the USA, having emigrated from Panama, Central America. Within a few months he will be playing regularly at The Baby Grand club in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (1962).
The stage musical New Faces of 1962 begins at The Alvin Theatre, New York City, USA, where it will run for 28 performances. The music and lyrics are by June Carroll, Arthur Siegel, David Rogers, Marc Bucci, Jack Holmes, Ronny Graham and others.
Pete Cook And The Darlettes record Take It And Git and You Made A Promise, for Savoy Records in New York City, USA, but the tracks will not be released.
Jet magazine reports that Ray Charles is now 'probably the highest-earning negro performer' in the USA, with an annual income approaching $2m.
Jackie Wilson plays the fourth of six nights at Sciolla's Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The stage musical New Faces of 1962 opens at The Alvin Theatre, New York City, USA, where it will run for 28 performances. The music and lyrics are by June Carroll, Arthur Siegel, David Rogers, Marc Bucci, Jack Holmes, Ronny Graham and others.
Top session pianist Don Randi records tracks for his album Where Do We Go From Here?, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bobby Darin continues a four-week run at The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Beatles play at the Thistle Cafe, West Derby, ten miles from Liverpool, UK, collecting a fee of
Pete Cook And The Darlettes record Take It And Git and You Made A Promise, for Savoy Records in New York City, USA, but the tracks will not be released.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, plays at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1417 performances.
Bob Dylan is interviewed again by his friend Izzy Young, of the Folklore Centre in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Gospel group The Roberta Martin Singers record Walk On By Faith, Out Of The Depths and other tracks for Savoy Records in the USA.
Three major UK concert promoters, Arthur Howes, Paul Cave and Harold Fielding, contact The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, all vying for contracts to present Beatles shows at seaside resorts in the summer.
Bobby Rydell plays the second of four nights at the New Latin Quarter, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Helen Shapiro plays at The Gaumont, Cheltenham, UK, supported by The Brook Brothers, The Four Jays, The Dale Sisters, Colin Day and The Red Price Band. Compere for the show is comedian Dave Allen.
The Beatles play at the Thistle Cafe, West Derby, ten miles from Liverpool, UK, collecting a fee of £18.
Shirley And Lee record The Joker and Together We Stand for Imperial Records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Jet magazine reports that Ray Charles is now 'probably the highest-earning negro performer' in the USA, with an annual income approaching $2m.