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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.
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.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes for his tenth movie Kid Galahad in Culver Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Santo And Johnny are playing during a long engagement at The El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Paul Anka plays during ten nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
The Jonah Jones Quartet is playing in The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Eddie Higgins Trio.
Bob Scobey And His Frisco Band are playing at Bourbon Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing during a 17-night engagement at Basin Street East, New York City, USA. Also on the bill is Gloria Lynne, with her trio led by Earl May.
Brook Benton is playing during a six-night stint at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Judy Garland plays to a standing room only audience during a second concert at The O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Cliff Richard has a recording session at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, during which he records The Young Ones, Secret Love and other tracks.
Billy Fury releases a new single, I'd Never Find Another You, on Decca Records in the UK.
Chubby Checker arrives in London, England, at the start of his first promotional visit to the UK.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Brenda Lee plays the first night of a pre-Christmas season in The Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The show is advertised as Lee's headlining debut in Vegas, ignoring the fact that she headlined the city's Frontier Hotel when she was eleven. During this season, she will be presented with a plaque in recognition of her membership to the ranks of Decca Records million-sellers.
Musical comedy duo Charlotte Arren and Johnny Broderick open at The Lido Club, Paris, France, Europe.
Henri Mancini records Baby Elephant Walk, Your Father's Feathers and other tracks for RCA Victor Records. The tracks will appear on the soundtrack of the film Hatari.
The Karl Denver Trio records an appearance for UK tv show All That Jazz.
Cowboy Copas and Stringbean play a live gig in Waterloo, Iowa, USA.
The Four Preps record a new single, The Big Draft, live at North Hollywood High School, California, USA. The song is a novelty number, suggesting how popular music groups would fare if sent off to serve in the US forces. The Barron Knights will adapt the idea for the UK market under the title Call Up The Groups.
Jimmy Dean, with Don Law as producer, records P.T. 109 and Dear Ivan for Columbia Records in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Session players on the track include Grady Martin, Harold Bradley and Ray Edenton [guitars], Sam Hollingsworth/Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano], Charlie McCoy [harmonica] and Rufus Long [piccolo].
Wanda Jackson is playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans) and Gerry And The Pacemakers play an evening show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Robin Hall And Jimmie Macgregor perform a live song on the BBC-tv topical news magazine show Tonight, from London, England, UK, Europe.
Lita Roza and The Honeys, with James Moody (piano) Judd Proctor (guitar) and Tim Bell (double-bass), perform on the BBC Light Programme Radio Show Workers' Playtime, broadcast live from a meat products factory at Willesden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Eddy Arnold, with Chet Atkins as producer, records Tears Broke Out On Me, The Wall Came Tumbling Down and I'll Do As Much For You Someday in RCA Studio B, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features Chet Atkins, Hank Garland and Velma Smith [guitars], Bob Moore [bass], Buddy Harman [drums] and Floyd Cramer [piano].
Judy Garland plays the second of two shows at The O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.