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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.
Patsy Montana is playing during a four-week stretch at Harrah's Club, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
The Chordettes are playing during two-weeks of shows at Beverly Hills Country Club, Southgate, Kentucky, USA.
The Max Roach Quintet, Abbey Lincoln and Mal Waldron play during a two-week residency at The Jazz Gallery, New York City, USA. The gigs provide a showcase for Roach's Freedom Now Suite, which powerfully advocates civil rights.
Stan Kenton plays during a four-week season at The Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, showcasing his 'New Era In Modern American Music'.
Furry Lewis records John Henry, St Louis Blues, Shake 'Em On Down and other tracks in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, for Bluesville Records.
Country-gospel quartet The Blackwood Brothers play in Napolean, Ohio, USA.
The Mills Brothers open at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Sam Fletcher opens at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Mike Porco, owner of Gerde's Folk City in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, takes Bob Dylan to join the Musicians' Union.
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Brenda Lee releases a new LP, Emotions, on Decca Records in the USA.
At his ranch in Willow Springs, Antelope Valley, on the edge of The Mojave Desert in California, USA, country music bandleader Spade Cooley brutally kills his wife. Cooley, having become convinced that his wife, Ella Mae, was sleeping with other men, drags her naked out of the shower, batters her senseless then uses a lighted cigarette to burn her nipples. Ella Mae will be pronounced dead on arrival at Tehachapi Hospital and Cooley will be sentenced to life imprisonment for her murder.
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Brook Benton plays the eleventh night of a month at The Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Nat King Cole records Send For Me, If I May and Looking Back in Capitol Recording Studios, 151 West 46th Street, New York City, USA.
Popular singing duo Mickey And Sylvia open their own night club, The Blue Morocco in New York City, USA. Headline act on the first night is King Curtis.
Apache by Jorgen Ingmann peaks at No2 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Jimmy Jones plays at The Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
Ray Price, aka The Cherokee Cowboy, plays in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, 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.