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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.
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.
Dean Martin is playing during three weeks at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
Adam Faith plays at The Granada Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames, England, UK, Europe.
Connie Francis records Immer Wenn Sam Schonest Ist in Austrophon Studio, Wien III, Konzerthaus Studio, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Portly jazz trumpeter Al Hirt, nicknamed the Round Mound Of Sound, is the guest on tv's Dinah Shore Chevy Show in the USA.
The Modern Jazz Quartet plays at The Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Everly Brothers, Bobby Vee, Mark Wynter and Ray Peterson come to the end of an Australian tour at Sydney Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Ella Fitzgerald and The Paul Smith Trio play at The Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Johnny Cash releases a new single, Tennessee Flat-Top Box, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Jerry Butler, Bobby Lewis, Maxine Brown, The (Detroit) Spinners, The Blue Notes, The Wanderers and Tommy Hunt play during a week of shows at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Time magazine reports that My Fair Lady has now scored three all-time records - by grossing $18m on Broadway, $37m on the road and $15m from sales of the original cast album. It also reports that Warner Bros has now offered $5.5m for the film rights.
The Temperance Seven play at The Civic Hall, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
The Chantels, The Bobbettes, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Tiny Topsy and Big Maybelle play the fourth of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
UK rock weekly New Musical Express (NME) reports that drummer Tony Meehan has unexpectedly left hit-making group The Shadows. He will be replaced by Brian Bennett.
Tony Williams of The Platters plays a solo show at The Boulevard Supper Club, Long Island, New York City, USA. Also on the bill are The Flares.
The Rabin Band, Barbara Kav, Colin Day, Ray Pilgrim, The Hound Dogs, Arthur Greenslade And His Swingin' Piano, Groovin' Don Sanford, Rockin' Rex Morris, The Razz-Ma-Tazzem, George Melly and Mick Mulligan perform live on the BBC Light Programme radio show Go Man Go.
Jerry Kennedy's Dancing Guitars (including Boots Randolph on sax) record His Latest Flame, Little Sister, Heartbreak Hotel and other Elvis Presley covers at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Tim Burgess, drummer with 80s hitmakers T'Pau, is born in Macclesfield, England, UK, Europe
Jimmie Rodgers plays the final night in a week of shows at The Coronado Hotel, San Diego, California, USA.
Ethel Waters appears as veteran blues singer Jennifer Henderson in tonight's edition of popular tv series Route 66 in the USA. She also performs a song on the show, accompanied by Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones and Roy Eldridge.
The Dave Bailey Quintet records Comin' Home Baby, Lady Iris B, Two Feet In The Gutter, Coffe Walk and Shiny Stockings for Epic Records in 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.