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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.
Patti Page is playing during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
The Oranim Zabar Troupe plays during a four week run at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bobby Darin plays during a season at The Three Rivers Club, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Ray Charles is playing during an engagement at The Zebra Lounge, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Chubby Checker is headlining a week of shows at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by The Isley Brothers, The Drifters and The Unforgettables.
Sam Butera And The Witnesses are playing at The Tradewinds, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Patti Leeds.
Folk star Bob Gibson and gospel quartet The Grandison Singers are playing at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dave Remington And His Dixie Six are playing at The Cafe Continental, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Don Reno, Red Smiley and The Tennessee Cut-Ups are doing a recording session at King Records Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Henri Salvador is playing during a cabaret season at The Savoy, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Paul Anka plays the seventh night of three weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Wylie Galt Gustafson is born in Conrad, Montana, USA. He will find success as leader of popular country recording act Wylie And The Wild West Show.
Ral Donner appears live at The Hines Hospital Disabled Veterans Benefit Show in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Guitarist Reamann O'Gormain of That Petrol Emotion is born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
Jackie Wilson spends the day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, visiting deejays and promoters in an effort to push his latest single I'm Comin' On Back To You. He also finds time to attend a cocktail party held by Decca Records branch manager Vern Cupples at Carlton House.
The Top Ten singles being played on WABC Radio in New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :



1. Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)

2. Barbara-Ann - The Regents (Gee)

3. Quarter to Three - U.S. Bonds (Legrand)

4. Heart and Soul - The Cleftones (Gee)

5. Stand By Me - Ben E. King (Atco)

6. Those Oldies But Goodies - Little Caesar And The Romans (Del-Fi)

7. Running Scared - Roy Orbison (Monument)

8. A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)

9. The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton (Mercury)

10. Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe (Minit)

The John Coltrane Quartet records Blues Minor and Africa at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Impulse! Records.
Duane Eddy plays the second night of a week at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, 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.