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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.
Frank Sinatra is playing to full houses during a two-week stand at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Joanie Somers is playing during a ten-day engagement at Freddy's Cafe, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Connie Francis plays during a nine-day engagement at The Holiday House, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Clara Ward and James Cleveland are headlining the gospel revue at the Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson is born in Hampton, Virginia, USA. As well as recording many albums as a solo performer, he will work with Chick Corea, Lionel Hampton, Jaki Byard and many others.
The Beatles make their debut at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, with a lunch-time session.
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Patsy Cline is filmed singing Walking After Midnight at Owen Bradley Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The clip will be broadcast on tv show Country Style USA.
The Coasters record Little Egypt, Girls Girls Girls and Weddin' Days in New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records. The session is produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Influential Sun Records' recording artist Rosco Gordon - he is said to have inspired ska music - marries Barbara Kerr in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis records What'd I Say as his first session in the new Sun Records Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Tommy Leonetti is playing at The Southern Club, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA.
James Brown records Night Train, Shout And Shimmy and other tracks in King Studios , Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Jazz vibraharpist Dave Pike records tracks for his Riverside Records album It's Time For Dave Pike, in New York City, USA.
Julius LaRosa is playing during two weeks at The Racquet Club, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Connie Francis sings a medley of Al Jolson songs on a Jack Benny tv special, Remember How Great, in the USA.
The musical comedy movie Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday, opens at cinemas in Mexico, North America.
F.B.I. by The Shadows enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No6 during a stay of 19 weeks.
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.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.