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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.
Tommy Steele, Teddy Johnson And Pearl Carr, Jimmy James, The Raindrops, Joe Baker And Jack Douglas, Desmond Walter-Ellis, The KIms and Regine And Andre Berny play during a seven-week season at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
The Vandergrift Brothers are playing during a four week long engagement in Rockland, Maine, USA.
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The musical Kwamina is playing at The 54th Street, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of just 32 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.
A production of My Fair Lady is playing at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, starring Ronald D rake and Caroline Dixon.
Ahmad Jamal is playing at The Alhambra, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
George Brunis is playing at Basin Street in The French Village, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Joe Perrino And The Mellotones play at Club Sahara in San Bernardino, California, USA. Their guitarist is Frank Zappa.
Tony Bennett is playing at The Living Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans] play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, along with Gerry And The Pacemakers.
Jimmy Dean records The Cajun Queen (Big John Part 2) in Bradley Film And Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem are appearing during a two-week engagement at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brook Benton plays the fifth night in a week of shows at The Roberts Show Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Peter Nero And His Trio are playing at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Granada, Kettering, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
Singer and songwriter Hank Cochran, with Joe Allison as producer, records Has Anybody Seen Me Lately and Lonely Little Mansion at Bradley Film And Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features guitarists Harold Bradley and Ray Edenton, steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist Hargus Robbins.
Harold Dorman releases a new single, Uncle Jonah's Place/Just One Step, on Sun records in the USA.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Decorah, Iowa, USA.
The Temptations release a new single, Check Yourself, on Miracle Records in the USA.
Bobby Darin records What'd I Say, My Bonnie, Tell Me How You Feel and Tell All The World About You for Atco Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session features Rene Hall [gt], Glen Campbell [gt], Red Callendar [bass], Earl Palmer [drums], Richie Frost [drums], Ray Johnson [piano], Plas Johnson [tenor sax], Nino Tempo [tenor sax] and The Blossoms (Darlene Love, Fanita James, Gloria Jones). Musical arrangements are by Jimmie Haskell.
Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor appear on the topical magazine show Tonight on BBC-tv in the UK.
Pee Wee King and Redd Stewart are playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Roy Acuff is playing in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA.
The Beatles play at Merseyside Civil Service Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
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Jack Parnell And His Orchestra, The Kaye Sisters and Alex Welsh And His Band appear on the ATV-tv series Two Of A Kind (starring Morecambe And Wise) in the UK.
Mel Torme (aka The Velvet Fog) is the musical guest on tonight's edition of the Garry Moore Show on tv in the USA.
The Springfields (including Dusty Springfield) perform live on the BBC Light Programme Radio Show Workers' Playtime, from an electrical enginering factory at Crawley, Sussex, England, UK, Europe.
Mike Dee And The Jaywalkers play at Walton Hop, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, UK, Europe.
Duke Ellington attends the premiere of the film Paris Blues at The Astor Theatre, new York City, USA.
The Top Ten singles being played on WABC Radio, New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows:
  1. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (Tamla)
  2. Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean (Columbia)
  3. Runaround Sue - Dion (Laurie)
  4. Bristol Stomp - The Dovells (Parkway)
  5. This Time- Troy Shondell (Liberty)
  6. Heartaches - The Marcels (Colpix)
  7. I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters (Gregmark)
  8. Tower of Strength - Gene McDaniels (Liberty)
  9. You're the Reason - Bobby Edwards (Crest)
  10. Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount)
Pat McGuire, bass vocalist of The Chimes, is killed by a car driven by a drunk driver in New York City, USA.
Hop Wilson And His Buddies record I Done Got Over for Ivory Records in Houston, Texas, USA.
Willie Nelson And Shirley Collie record Willingly, Our Chain Of Love, Is This My Destiny and You Dream About Me for Liberty Records at Bradley's Barn, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Ernest Tubb is playing in Alexandria, Louisiana, USA.
Bob Scobey And His Frisco Band are playing at Bourbon Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.