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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.
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
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.
Charlie Gracie is playing during a week of shows at Club Avalon, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Leon McAuliff And The Cimarron Boys are playing during six days of gigs at The Chestnut Inn, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Actor and pop star James Darren is appearing in a summer stock production of Under The Yum Yum Tree at The Gateway Playhouse, Bellport, Long Island, New York State, USA.
Seven-year-old Larry Franklin plays his first fiddle concert. He will become a Nashville studio musician appearing on hits by Shania Twain, Deana Carter, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride and Gretchen Wilson, among others. He will also play with Asleep At The Wheel for seven years.
Cliff Richard records Tea For Two, Forty Days and The Night Is So Lonely in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Bobby Rydell plays the final night of his season at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Carter Stanley (of The Stanley Brothers) tells a crowd in Luray, Virginia, USA, that Flatt and Scruggs refused to play at the All Day Bluegrass Festival because The Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe were there.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the first of six nights at Abart's, Washington DC, USA.
Songwriter Cole Porter ends an eight-month stay at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, USA.
Fats Domino plays a live gig in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Connie Francis plays the fifteenth night of three weeks at The Sahara Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Platters' musical director and pianist, Rupert Branker, is beaten to death in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Dante (of Dante And The Evergreens) and Dean Barlow are the musical guests on popular tv series American Bandstand at W-fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the second night of two weeks at The Town'n'Country, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Popular singer Jo Ann Campbell is playing during four weeks of shows as support for comedian Red Skelton at The Sands Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Johnnie Ray plays the ninth night in a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.