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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 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 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.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Roy Acuff is undertaking a one-month tour of Spain, Europe, and Morocco, Africa, where he is performing for American troops, sponsored by the United Service Organizations.
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Cannonball Adderley is playing during a two-week engagement at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Horace Silver Quintet is playing during a two-week engagement at The Jazz Gallery, New York City, USA.
The Kingston Trio are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Danny Peppermint And His Jumping Jacks are in residence at The Thunderbird, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Del Wood is playing live at Great Falls, Montana, USA.
George Jones and Georgie Riddle are playing during six days at The Chestnut Inn, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Connie Francis records Lovey-Dovey Twist, Telephone Lover and other tracks for MGM Records in the USA.
The Four Seasons make their first impression on the Billboard charts in the USA with Sherry, which will go on to reach No1.
The Beatles play a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Sam Cooke releases a new single, Twistin' The Night Away / You Send Me on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra perform Take The A-Train, Satin Doll and other tracks for US tv show The Goodyear Jazz Concert in New York City, USA.
The hit single The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
New Orleans vocalist-songwriter Chris Kenner records Anybody Here Seen My Baby and She Can Dance.
The Primitive Jazz Quartet record Kamakura, Pow Wow and other tracks for Savoy Records in the USA.
The hit single The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Joe Maphis And Rose Lee Maphis record Whiskey Is The Devil In Liquid Form, Why Do You Weep Dear Willow?, Put Away My Little Shoes and Teardrops Falling In The Snow at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California, USA.
The Falcons record I Found A Love and Swim for Lu Pine Records of Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes (later to find fame as The Swinging Blue Jeans] play the evening gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by Johnny Sandon and The Searchers.
Fred Carter Jr., a revered country music session guitarist, joins the musicians union, Local 257, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Tony Melendez is born in Rivas, Nicaragua, Central America. Although born with no arms, Melendez will carve out a successful career for himself as a singer accompanying himself on a guitar which he plays using his feet.
Little Willie John, Ruth Brown, The Five Royales, The Chantels and The Stereos play the first night in a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Sam Cooke releases a new single, Twistin' The Night Away / You Send Me on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to find fame as The Swinging Blue Jeans] play the evening gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by Johnny Sandon and The Searchers.