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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.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
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 Do-Re-Mi, starring Max Bygraves, with music by Jule Styne, is playing at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, Europe, during a run of 169 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.
Tommy Steele, Teddy Johnson And Pearl Carr, Jimmy James, The Raindrops, Joe Baker And Jack Douglas, Desmond Walter-Ellis, The KIms and Regine And Andre Berny play during a seven-week season at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
The musical Irma La Douce is presented at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA during a total of 524 Broadway performances.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
Barbra Streisand is playing during a one-month engagement at The Blue Angel, New York City, USA.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Bill Black And His Combo are playing during a three-week engagement at The Roundtable, New York City, USA. They are joined by rockabilly artist Jumping Gene Simmons as an extra vocalist.
Santo And Johnny are playing during a long engagement at The El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes for his tenth movie Kid Galahad in Culver Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Claude Gray is playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Shirley Hall Dancers, The Rhythm Kings and Larry Wrice's Band are appearing in the All-Star Show Featuring The Twist at Roberts' Show Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Scobey And His Frisco Band are playing at Bourbon Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Jonah Jones Quartet is playing in The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Eddie Higgins Trio.
The Jimmy Smith Trio is playing in The Sutherland Lolunge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Paul Anka plays during ten nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
Judy Garland plays to a standing room only audience at The O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to become The Swinging Blue Genes) play an evening show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Frank Sinatra flies out of Australia, Oceania, at the end of a visit which included live work and promotional activities.
A crowd of 150 people jeer at Frank Sinatra in Paya Lebar International Airport, Singapore, Asia, after his plane touches down from Australia. The crowd is angered because they have waited over two hours for Sinatra to land at the airport, but he ignores th em and immediately drives off in a waiting saloon car to The Sea View Hotel.
Connie Francis and Mike Clifford appear on tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA. During this edition of the show, there is also an appearance by The All-America football team, who are seen dancing with eleven girls. The team features one black player, Bobby Bell, and the show specifically hires a black girl, Myrna White, to dance with him. When Sullivan learns that hundreds of letters criticising the decision have been sent to Jet magazine, he defends the segment, saying, "What's wrong with having Myrna White dance with Bobby Bell? Bell is a fine young man, two-time All-American, and any girl would be proud to dance with him." (White is subsequently hired as a permanent member of the show's chorus line, making her the first permanent negro chorus girl on television.)
Billy Fury, Eden Kane (backed by Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers), Joe Brown, The Allisons, The Karl Denver Trio, Shirley Douglas and (somewhat confusingly) Mike Dee And The Jaywalkers play at The ABC, Exeter, England, UK, Europe. At this point in their career, Mike Dee's Jaywalkers include Ritchie Blackmore, later to play with Deep Purple, on guitar.
Gene Vincent, Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, Johnny Duncan And The Bluegrass Boys, Jess Conrad and Sounds Incorporated play at The Oasis Ballroom, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. The show is promoted by Don Arden.
The Beatles play at The Casbah, West Derby, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Craig Douglas, Bert Weedon And The Easy Beats, Carol Deene, The Viscounts and Alex Welsh And His Band with Clinton Ford perform live on the BBC Light Programme Radio show Easy Beat, live from London, England, UK, Europe.
Bobby Rydell appears in The Jack Benny Show on CBS-tv in the USA. Rydell does not, however, sing. Instead he takes part comedy routines.
Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band play at St. George's Hall, Bradford, England, UK, Europe.
At 4.30, local rock'n'roll combo The Beatles attend a meeting at NEMS, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, to discuss the possibility of record shop owner Brian Epstein managing the group.
Popular country singer, guitarist and recording artist Lew Childre (aka That Boy From Alabam) dies at his home in Foley, Alabama, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Berkshire Hall, Auditorium, Danbury State College, Danbury, Connecticut, USA.
Teen pop idol Fabian makes his dramatic debut, playing a pathological killer, in A Lion Walks Among Us, an episode of the ABC-tv series Bus Stop in the USA. The storyline is deemed somewhat risque, so the show's normal sponsors refuse to handle it. Warner Bros step into the sponsorship gap, but critics will describe it as "sleazy", "sex-laden" and "just plain nasty".