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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.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Popular singer Sandy Stewart is playing during a residency at The Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Soul star Solomon Burke makes his Billboard Singles Chart debut in the USA with his cover of the 1953 country song Just Out Of Reach.
The Four Freshmen play the last of three non-consecutive nights at The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Brook Benton, The Drifters and Betty Carter play the last night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Dick Clark C aravan of Stars, featuring Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker, Freddy Cannon, The Shirelles, Gary U.S. Bonds and Johnny And The Hurricanes, plays the last of four nights at The State Fair, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Roy Acuff plays a live concert in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Eric Dolphy Quartet plays at Vastmanland-Dala Nation, Uppsala, Sweden, Europe.
Folk music makes one of its rare ascents to the Billboard No1 slot in the USA with Michael by The Highwaymen.
Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA.
Nicholas John Blinko is born in the UK. He will find some success as Nick Blinko, lead singer, lyricist, and guitar player for anarcho-punk band Rudimentary Peni.
Foot Stomping - Part 1 by The Flares (aka The Flairs) enters the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA. It will peak at No25.
Johnny Willow by Fred Darian reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
[Marie's The Name] His Latest Flame by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No4 during a seven-week run.
I Fall To Pieces by Patsy Cline peaks at No12 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the eighth night in a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Brenda Lee plays the fourth of eight nights at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Murray The K's Boss Holiday Show, with Jackie Wilson, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Belmonts, The Chantels, Tony Orlando and others, plays the eleventh day of two weeks at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, 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.