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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.
Tony Bennett is starring in Guys And Dolls at Herb Rogers' Chicago Music Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Liberace is playing at The Frolics Club, Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, USA.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Actor and pop star James Darren is appearing in a summer stock production of Under The Yum Yum Tree at The Gateway Playhouse, Bellport, Long Island, New York State, USA.
Leon McAuliff And The Cimarron Boys are playing during six days of gigs at The Chestnut Inn, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Popular singer Jo Ann Campbell is playing during four weeks of shows as support for comedian Red Skelton at The Sands Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
The Wild Bill Moore Quintet record Sister Caroline, Bottom Groove and other tracks at Plaza Sound Studios in New York City, USA, for Jazzland Records.
UK weekly pop newspaper the NME [New Musical Express] publishes its chart points table for the first six months of the year, showing Elvis Presley in first place on 916 points, while Cliff Richard runs a poor second at 581 points.
Connie Francis plays the eighteenth night of three weeks at The Sahara Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Platters release a new single, I'll Never Smile Again, in the USA on Mercury Records. On the same day, the same song is released by The Wanderers on Cub Records.
Liverpudlian drummer Ringo Starr's 21st birthday party is attended by Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Big Three and Cilla Black , but not by The Beatles who do not yet know him.
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Barbra Streisand plays the fifth night of two weeks at The Town'n'Country, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Barry Mann releases a new novelty single, Who Put The Bomp?, in the USA on ABC-Paramount Records.
The album Don't Turn Me From Your Door, which John Lee Hooker recorded in 1953 in Miami, Florida, USA, is purchased by Atlantic Records, who will release it on their Atco label.
Conway Twitty is playing during a week-long engagement at Manor Hotel, Widwood, New Jersey, USA.
Johnnie Ray plays the twelfth night in a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Lightnin' Hopkins records the blues standard Good Mornin' Little Schoolgirl, plus Black Gal and other tracks in Houston, Texas, USA.
Ray Charles, The Coasters and Betty Carter begin a week of shows at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at the 7th Radio Luxembourg Special Concert in London, England, UK, Europe.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the fourth of six nights at Abart's, Washington DC, USA.
Folk trio The Salty Dogs [featuring banjo virtuoso Paul Champion] play the third of five nights in The Carrera Room at The Gifford Arms Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Freddie Bell And The Bellboys are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Golden Hotel And Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Brook Benton is playing at The Hurricane Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Motown Records artist Mary Wells poerforms I Don't Want To Take A Chance on popular tv series American Bandstand at W-fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The Earls also appear on the same edition of the show.
Fats Domino releases a new single, Let The Four Winds Blow, in the USA on Imperial Records. On the same day, plays the first of two nights in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Clive Jackson is born in Knotty Ash Hospital, Liverpool, UK. He will find fame as leader of 80s band Doctor And The Medics, best-known for their No1 hit Spirit In the Sky, originally recorded by Norman Greenbaum.
Folk musician Dougie Pincock, best-known for his work with The Battlefield Band, is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
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.