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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.
Santo And Johnny are playing during a long engagement at The El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes for his tenth movie Kid Galahad in Culver Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul Anka plays during ten nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
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.
Brook Benton is playing during a six-night stint at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Wanda Jackson is playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Brenda Lee plays the third night of a pre-Christmas season in The Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The album Encore Of Golden Hits by The Platters is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Johnny Western records Cowpoke, Rollin' Dust, Cottonwood Tree and The Lillies Grow High in CBS Recording Studio, 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Religious/contemporary recording artist Mal Williams is born in Greene County, North Carolina, USA.
Recording studio owner Hite Morgan registers copyright on The Beach Boys' song Surfin' with The Library Of Congress, Washington DC, USA.
Suze Rotolo, the girlfriend of Bob Dylan, writes a letter to her friend Susan Green stating "i don’t want to get sucked under by bob dylan and his fame. it really changes a person completely when they become well known by all and sundry. they develop this uncontrollable egomania. I can see it happening to bobby. and I’ve tried to tell him in so many ways, but it’s useless, it really is. he’s beginning to love me only in relation to himself, if that makes sense."
Surf music pioneer Dick Dale performs Let's Go Trippin' on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The song will come to be regarded as the first surf rock instrumental.
Jeanne Lee With Ran Blake records Laura, Where Flamingos Fly, Seasons In The Sun, Summertime and other tracks in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City. They will appear on their LP The Newest Sound Around.
At the EMI Annual General Meeting in London, England, UK, Europe, Chairman Sir Joseph Lockwood reports that in the first half of the year, sales of all products reached $231m, about two-fifths of that total being made up of record sales.
A new movie, All In A Night's Work, starring Dean Martin, opens in theatres in Mexico, North America.
The Brook Brothers play at The Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin, Scotland, UK, Europe.
When The Kingston Trio play the second 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.
Rosemary Squires, Tom Mennard, Betty Smith and The Gaunt Brothers accompanied by The Harry Hayward Trio perform live on the BBC Lighjt Programme radio show Workers' Playtime, live from a power station in Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Nina And Frederik open for an extended engagement at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
Recently appointed as manager of The Beatles, Liverpool-based record shop manager Brian Epstein has begun sending copies of their German single My Bonnie, to record labels in the UK, seeking a deal for the band.
Dawn Sears is born in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, USA. She will find some success as a country music singer-songwriter and will forge a successful relationship as a back-up singer with Vince Gill.
Ricky Nelson (aka Rick Nelson) records Poor Loser and Congratulations in Master Recorders, 533 North Fairfax Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session features James Burton, Glen Campbell and Jerry Puckett [gtrs], Joe Osborn [bass], Richie Frost [drums] and Ray Johnson [piano].
Cowboy Copas and Stringbean play a live gig in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA.
Folk duo Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor perform live on BBC-tv's nightly topical news magazine show, Tonight, in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Alan Elsdon Jazzband and the Karl Denver Trio perform live on the BBC Light Programme show Jazz Club, presented by George Melly, in London, England, UK, Europe.
A party is thrown by the company Music Distributors for Connie Francis in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Country singer Hawkshaw Hawkins and Jean Shepard have a son, Don Robin Hawkins, named after Don Gibson and Marty Robbins.
Johnny Cash and his future wife June Carter play their first show together, at a gig in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan is the new No1 single in the UK. The song is written by Burt Bacharach and Bob Hilliard.