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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.
The Jonah Jones Quartet is playing in The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Eddie Higgins Trio.
Paul Anka plays during ten nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
Bob Scobey And His Frisco Band are playing at Bourbon Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brook Benton is playing during a six-night stint at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.
Wanda Jackson is playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Singing cowboy Gene Autry is arrested on charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol in Los Angeles, USA, after nearly hitting maintenance workers with his station wagon near the corner of Sunshine Terrace and Laurel Canyon. Just two weeks earlier, Autry had pleaded guilty to a previous drink-driving charge.
The Miracles, The Vibrations, The Blue Notes and Joe Tex come to the end of two weeks at The Uptown Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jonathan Melvoin, keyboardist of Chicago band The Smashing Pumpkins, is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
When The Kingston Trio play the first of two nights at The Student Union Building, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA, the show is recorded and tracks will be included on the live album College Concert.
Solomon Burke records Cry To Me, written by Bert Berns, for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. Players on the session include Leon Cohen on Alto Sax, Jesse Powell on Tenor sax, Hank Jones on Piano, Robert Mosely on Organ, Don Arnone, Al Caiola, Bucky Pizzarelli and Everett Barksdale on Guitars: Art Davis on Bass, and Gary Chester on Drums.
Cowboy Copas and Stringbean play a live gig in Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA.
Henry Mancini records Night Side and The Soft Touch for RCA Victor Records in the USA. The tracks will appear on the soundtrack of the film Hatari.
Bob Dylan returns briefly to his former stamping ground, the Dinkytown district of Minneapolis, USA. While in the city, he will be recorded in performance, and the tracks will be released as The Minneapolis Hotel Tape.
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Ronald Eugene Broomfield is born in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. He will find success as a solo performer using the name Eugene Wild, and also as a member of Broomfield Corporate Jam, Simplicious and La Voyage.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Fury, Bob Miller And The Millermen, The Raindrops and Ricky Stevens perform live on the BBC Light Programme radio show Parade Of The Pops, in London, England, UK, Europe.
A party is thrown by the company Music Distributors for Connie Francis at The Ambassador Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brenda Lee plays the second night of a pre-Christmas season in the Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
David Lovering, drummer of The Pixies is born in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA.
Buck Owens And His Buckaroos record Kickin' Our Hearts Around during a recording session at Capitol Records Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
At a second meeting with The Beatles, in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, Brian Epstein offers to become their manager. John Lennon accepts on behalf of the group.
Johnny Western records Lonely Man, Hannah Lee and Streets Of Laredo in CBS Recording Studio, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Joan Regan, Allan Bruce, Patrick O'Mahony, The Polka Dots, and Woolf Phillips And His Orchestra perform live on the BBC tv show Be My Guest in London, England, UK, Europe.