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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.
The stage musical She Loves Me with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick is playing at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 301 performances.
Harry Belafonte is playing during a month of shows at The Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Judy Henske is playing during three weeks of gigs at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Flamenco guitarist Juan Serrano is playing during three weeks of gigs at The 2nd Fret, Philadelphia, pennsylvania, USA.
The Dillards are playing during three weeks at The Shadows, Washington DC, USA.
Jazz singer Sylvia Syms is playing during two weeks at The Living Room, New York City, USA.
Tony Martin is playing during ten days at The Latin Casino, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA.
House band, The Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo is playing in The Jazz Lounge, Club A-Gogo, Percy Street, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK, Europe. The group will find greater success when it evolves to become The Animals.
Jerry Lee Lewis is playing during a month-long series of shows at The Chez Paree Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This series of shows is considered to have contributed greatly to turning his flagging career around.
The Miles Davis Quintet is playing during eleven nights at The It Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sammy Davis Jr headlines the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA, with The Dave Brubeck Quartet and Barbra Streisand.
Do You Love Me by Brian Poole And The Tremeloes reaches No1 in the UK singles chart. The song is a cover of an original by The Contours which was a hit in the USA.
Country-gospel vocalist Martha Carson is playing during a week of shows at the Flame Theatre Cafe, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Beach Boys play at Balboa Park Bowl, San Diego, California, USA, supported by The Honeys and Eddie and the Showmen.
It is reported in Billboard magazine in the USA that Pye Records has secured release rights in the UK for three American labels, Dimension, Scepter and Wand.
Webb Pierce plays a live set on Eddie Zack's Hayloft Jamboree on WRIB, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Roy Orbison plays at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Searchers, Bob Luman, Freddie And The Dreamers, Brian Poole And The Tremeloes and The Sons Of The Piltdown Men.
Acclaimed record producer Nick Venet is quoted making disparaging remarks about The Beach Boys in the Saturday Evening Post newspaper. Before the month is out, Venet will terminate his relationship with Capitol Records, for which The Beach Boys record.
The Roulettes play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. The Roulettes will become Adam Faith's backing group, and their guitarist Russ Ballard will go on to join Unit 4+2 and Argent, for whom he will write the worldwide hit God Gave Rock'n'Roll To You.
Folk duo The Goldcoast Singers is appearing at The Ice House, Pasadena, California, USA, during a four-week booking, with The Willow Creek Ramblers.
Having recently left Sun Records, Jerry Lee Lewis now signs a five-year contract with Smash Records, which will guarantee him $10,000 per year.
Folk trio The Phoenix Singers are playing at The Shadows, Georgetown, Washington DC, USA.
Gene Vincent plays in Lens, France, Europe.
Ronnie Goodson of Ronnie And The Hi-Lites is recovering from an operation at The Ear, Nose And Throat Hospital, New York City, USA.
The Beatles begin a mini-tour of Scotland with a show at the Glasgow Concert Hall, Argyle St, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe. Also on the tour are The Caravelles, Malcolm Clarke and The Cresters, Johnny Hudson and The Teenbeats with Tony Vincent [formerly Tony Vincent and The Giants] Houston Wells and His Marksmen, The Overlanders, and Andy Ross And His Showband.
Jazz pianist Dorothy Donegan is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA.
Hank Snow, Ernest Tubb, Carl Smith, Buck Owens, Skeeter Davis and Martha Carson play a package show in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Sam Cooke, Dion, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Baby Washington, The Tymes, The Kingpins, Little Willie John and Freddie Scott play at Keil Opera House, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
A package tour featuring Chubby Checker, Bo Diddley, Dee Dee Sharp, The Shirelles, The Checkerboard Band and others plays in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Cora London is topping the bill at Upstairs At The Duplex, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
James Brown, Solomon Burke, The Crystals, The Dovells, The Olympics, Lou Christie, Little Johnny Taylor and others play at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers play the fifth of six nights of shows at The Minor Key, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Lena Horne and Frank Sinatra play the first of two nights at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, as benefits for The Gandhi Society, The Student Non-Violent League and The Foundation for International Child Health.
Music trade magazine Cashbox runs a feature headlined Bob Dylan : A Barometer Of Sophisticated Public Taste, pointing out that the young singer and songwriter "is indicative of a new era of more eclectic tastes on the part of the folk-buying public." The feature goes on to point out that in contrast to the slick, clean-scrubbed image of bands like The Kingston Trio and The Highwaymen, Dylan "is sloppily dressed and projects an aura of ethnic authenticity."
Little Richard gives a welcome boost to poor ticket sales when he joins The Everly Brothers UK tour at The Gaumont, Watford, England, UK, Europe. Other acts on the bill include, Bo Diddley, Mickie Most, The Rolling Stones, Julie Grant and The Flintstones.
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Peter, Paul And Mary play the second of two nights at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
Billy Fury, Joe Brown, The Karl Denver Trio, The Tornados, Marty Wilde, Daryl Quist, Dickie Pride, Larry Burns and The Ramblers play at The Essoldo, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
The Squires, including lead guitarist Neil Young, play at River Heights Community Club, Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada.
It's All Right by The Impressions is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No62.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet plays at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Country music singer and recording artist Marion Worth plays in Santa Rosa, California, USA.
Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, Tommy Roe, The Fourmost, Tommy Quickly, Heinz And The Saints, The Dennisons and Johnny Sandon And The Remo Four play at The Gaumont, Taunton, England, UK, Europe.
It is reported in music trade magazine Cashbox that Elektra Records has signed The Even Dozen Jug Band, Koerner Ray And Glover and Jean Carignan.
Music trade magazine Billboard in the USA reports that The Howard Morrison Quartet has scored a major hit single in New Zealand, Oceania, with the controversial song The Wild(er) New Zealand Boy, a parody of the folk song The Wild Colonial Boy. The Morrison Quartet song celebrates the achievements of George Wilder, said to be New Zealand's greatest-ever prison escaper.
Johnny Cash is among the musical guests on the ABC-TV show Hootenanny in the USA.
Music trade magaine Cashbox in the USA reveals that Columbia Records is planning to release 34 albums in October, of which 14 are to be pop LPS, 8 re-channeled for stereo, two Latin American and 10 Masterworks. The pop albums will include The Andy Williams Christmas Album, Christmas With The New Christy Minstrels, Return Of The Gunfighter by Marty Robbins and Misty Guitar by Harold Bradley.