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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.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record Mack The Knife, Jump For Joy and other tracks at Bell Sound Studio, New York City, USA.
Paul Desmond and The Gerry Mulligan Quartet record All The Things You Are and Stardust in New York City, USA, for RCA Victor Records.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record Mack The Knife, Jump For Joy and other tracks at Bell Sound Studio, New York City, USA.
Johnny Carson makes his debut as the new host of The Tonight Show in the USA. His first late-night guests include Tony Bennett, Joan Crawford, and Mel Brooks. Carson's remarkable career as a tv host will inspire the 1977 song Johnny Carson by The Beach Boys.
Paul Desmond and the Gerry Mulligan Quartet record All The Things You Are and Stardust in New York City, USA, for RCA Victor Records.
Doug Johnson And The Outlaws record Slip Knot, Quicksand and other tracks for New York-based Bethlehem Records.
Les Elgart And His Orchestra play at Indiana Beach Ballroom, Monticello, Indiana, USA.
Doug Johnson And The Outlaws record Slip Knot, Quicksand and other tracks for New York-based Bethlehem Records.
J.D. Short [harmonica, guitar, vocals] records So Much Wine, Train Bring My Baby Back, You Been Cheatin' Me and Fighting For Dear Old Uncle Sam, for Folkways Records in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at McIlroy's Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Ruth Brown performs Shake A Hand, on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Count Basie records tracks for his Roulette Records album Back With Basie, in New York City, USA.
Billie And DeDe Pierce record Love Song Of The Nile, Shake It And Break It, San, Shine, Ciribiribin and When My Dreamboat Comes Home, for Atlantic Records in Preservation Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Timi Yuro plays the second of four nights in The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ruth Brown performs Shake A Hand, on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Freddie And The Dreamers, The Swinging Blue Genes [later to find fame as The Swinging Blue Jeans] and The Searchers play the evening show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Count Basie records tracks for his Roulette Records album Back With Basie, in New York City, USA.
Timi Yuro plays the second of four nights in The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Billie And DeDe Pierce record Love Song Of The Nile, Shake It And Break It, San, Shine, Ciribiribin and When My Dreamboat Comes Home, for Atlantic Records in Preservation Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The first German Albums Chart is published in Germany, Europe, with the Original Soundtrack Album to the musical My Fair Lady at No1. It will remain at No1 for a record 96 weeks through all of 1962, 48 weeks of 1963 and most of 1964.