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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.
British comedy duo Flanders And Swann are performing their show At The Drop Of A Hat during a run of 215 performances at the John Golden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
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.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes are playing during a two-month season at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes are playing during a two-month season at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
A court hearing in New York City, USA, about the suspension of satirical Greenwich Village calypso singer Lord Buckley's Cabaret Card is attended by over thirty witnesses and journalists. The hearing is adjourned and rescheduled for two weeks later.
It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley begins an eight week run at No1 in the UK pop singles chart.
Johnnie Ray begins a residency at The Basin Street East club, New York City, USA, with The George Shearing Quintet and the Quincy Jones Orchestra.
Inept burglar Merle Haggard is released from San Quentin prison on parole. He will, in due course, become a country music star.
James Prime, later to play keyboards for Deacon Blue, is born in Kilmarnock, Scotland.
Blues guitarist and singer Herman E. Johnson is recording tracks for his Arhoolie Records' LP Louisiana Country Blues, in Baton Rouge, Lousiana, USA.
Blues guitarist and singer Herman E. Johnson is recording tracks for his Arhoolie Records' LP Louisiana Country Blues, in Baton Roge, Lousiana, USA.
A legal battle commences between Laurie Records' artists The Demensions, and Everest Records' combo The Baysiders. Laurie maintains that The Baysiders have copied The Demensions' version of Over The Rainbow.
250 copies of Mance Lipscomb's album, Texas Sharecropper and Songster, [the very first Arhoolie Records LP] arrive from the pressing plant. Arhoolie founder Chris Strachwitz helps glue the record sleeves together, stuff the discs into the sleeves along with an informative booklet, and generally make them ready for sale to the public.
250 copies of Mance Lipscomb's album, Texas Sharecropper And Songster, [the very first Arhoolie Records LP] arrive from the pressing plant. Arhoolie founder Chris Strachwitz helps glue the record sleeves together, stuff the discs into the sleeves along with an informative booklet, and generally make the discs ready for sale to the public. Arhoolie is based in El Cerrito, near San Francsico, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Sonny Red records All I Do Is Dream Of You, The New Blues and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Jazzland Records.