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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.
George Brunis is playing at Basin Street in The French Village, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Tony Bennett is playing at The Living Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Pee Wee King and Redd Stewart are playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem are appearing during a two-week engagement at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Little Jimmy Dickens records String, Eraser And Blotter, Before I Met You, Slowly, Out Behind The Barn and other tracks in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the tracks features guitarists Billy Grammer, Grady Martin and Walter Haynes, drummers Joseph Zinkan and Buddy Harman, fiddlers Cecil Brower and Shorty Lavender, pianist Bill Pursell and backing singers The Jordanaires.
Leif Per Nervik is born in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find fame as 70s teen pop star Leif Garrett, but his life and career will be blighted by heroin addiction.
Betty Hutton is the musical guest star on The Kraft Music Hall, starring Perry Como on tv in the USA.
Patsy Cline appears on tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded at WFIL-tv studios on Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bobby Darin records Multiplication, Drown In My Own Tears, The Right Time and My Bonnie 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.
Ernest Tubb is playing in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.
Brook Benton plays the sixth night in a week of shows at The Roberts Show Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Granada, Aylesbury, 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.
Hal Willis, with producer Shelby Singleton, records I Love You (Around The World) and Bayou Pierre, in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band for the session features guitarists Jerry Kennedy and Kelso Herston, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist Ray Stevens.
Roy Acuff is playing in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Marion, Iowa, USA.
The bus carrying US Army Private James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] arrives at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, USA, where he is to join the 101st Airborne Division.
Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor play live on the BBC tv topical magazine show Tonight, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Roy Orbison records House Without Windows and Gigolette in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Marty Robbins, with producer Don Law, records I Told The Brook and Sometimes I'm Tempted, in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session includes guitarists Grady Martin and Jack Pruett, steel guitarist Jerry Byrd, bassist Joseph Zinkan, drummer Louis Dunn and pianist William Pursell.
The Gary McFarland Orchestra records Love From A Heart Of Gold and Grand Old Ivy Part 2, in New York City, USA, for Verve Records. The tracks will appear on the album The Jazz Version Of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
Joe Williams and Harry 'Sweets' Edison play at the re-opening of The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Guests at the event include Tony Bennet, Barbara McNair and comedian Dave Astor.