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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.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
The Flamingos are playing during a lengthy engagement at Robert's Show Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jo Ann Campbell plays during a three-week booking at The International Room, New York City, USA.
Tony Bennett is starring in Guys And Dolls at Herb Rogers' Chicago Music Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Charlie Gracie is playing during a week of shows at Club Avalon, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Liberace is playing at The Frolics Club, Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, USA.
Jimmy Clanton is playing during a week of shows at The Rainbow Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
LaVern Baker headlines during a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA, with The Edsels, Gary 'US' Bonds and The Solitaires
Fats Domino plays a live concert in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Johnnie Ray plays the sixth night in a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, UK.
Little Devil by Neil Sedaka reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
A new UK tv music series, Trad Fad, begins, including live performances from Chris Barber and Bob Wallis.
Michelle Wright, one of Canada's top country music stars, is born in Morpeth, Ontario.
Tennessee Ernie Ford and Anita Bryant play at The Southern California Exposition, San Diego, California, USA.
Britain's national broadcasting service, the BBC, bans three songs on the Max Bygraves album Nursery Rhymes For Grown-Ups. This act of censorship was occasioned mainly by the track Georgie Porgy, which was felt to have homosexual implications.
Together by Connie Francis is the highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA, entering at No74.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
A Quarter To Three by Gary 'US' Bonds reaches No1 in the Cashbox magazine chart of the top pop singles in the USA.
Bobby Rydell continues with his season at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
George Shearing plays at The Old Forge, in The Adirondacks, New York State, USA.
The Beatles play the last of their 72 performances at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
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Dick Dale and The Del-Tones make their first appearance at The Rendezvous Ballroom, Balboa, California, USA. Dale will eventually find fame as "King of the Surf Guitars" but on this occasion, a mere seventeen of his mates turn up for the show.
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Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Connie Francis plays the twelfth night of three weeks at The Sahara Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.