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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.
LaVern Baker headlines during a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA, with The Edsels, Gary 'US' Bonds and The Solitaires
Charlie Gracie is playing during a week of shows at Club Avalon, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Jimmy Clanton is playing during a week of shows at The Rainbow Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Liberace is playing at The Frolics Club, Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, 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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Michelle Wright, one of Canada's top country music stars, is born in Morpeth, Ontario.
A new UK tv music series, Trad Fad, begins, including live performances from Chris Barber and Bob Wallis.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Tennessee Ernie Ford and Anita Bryant play at The Southern California Exposition, San Diego, California, USA.
A Quarter To Three by Gary 'US' Bonds reaches No1 in the Cashbox magazine chart of the top pop singles in the USA.
Connie Francis plays the twelfth night of three weeks at The Sahara Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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.
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.
Johnnie Ray plays the sixth night in a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, UK.
Bobby Rydell continues with his season at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Little Devil by Neil Sedaka reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
George Shearing plays at The Old Forge, in The Adirondacks, New York State, USA.
Fats Domino plays a live concert in Denver, Colorado, 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.