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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.
Patti Page is playing during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
The Oranim Zabar Troupe plays during a four week run at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ray Charles is playing during an engagement at The Zebra Lounge, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Folk star Bob Gibson and gospel quartet The Grandison Singers are playing at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dave Remington And His Dixie Six are playing at The Cafe Continental, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sam Butera And The Witnesses are playing at The Tradewinds, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Patti Leeds.
Henri Salvador is playing during a cabaret season at The Savoy, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Dukes Of Dixieland are playing during a two-week engagement at The Empire Room, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Ben Arden And His Orchestra.
Les Paul And Mary Ford release a new single, Jura, on Phillips Records in the UK.
Ike And Tina Turner, The Olympics and Big Maybelle are playing during a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Duane Eddy plays the fourth night of a week at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Brenda Lee releases a new single, Dum Dum, on Decca Records in the USA.
The Ike And Tina Turner Revue plays the first night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA, supported by The Olympics and Big Maybelle.
The Memphis Paneling Co. of Memphis, Tennessee, USA, invoices Elvis Presley for remodelling work at Graceland, including his father Vernon's bedroom and Elvis'dressing room.
Amy Denio, composer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist, is born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Everly Brothers release a new single, Temptation, on Warners in the UK.
Joe Dowell releases a new single, Wooden Heart, on Smash Records in the USA. It will go to No1 in the Billboard singles chart.
Paul Anka plays the ninth night of three weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Doo-wop combo The Fabulous Four are among the musical guests on today's edition of popular tv show American Bandstand in W-fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Regents release Barbara-Ann on Columbia Records in the UK.
Cathy Jean And The Roommates begin a 21-date North American tour with a show in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Etta Jones records All My Life, If You Were Mine and other tracks for the Prestige Records album So Warm, at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Chubby Checker releases a new single, Let's Twist Again, on Parkway Records in the USA.
he Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Pete Rugolo And His Orchestra record Ten Trumpets Have I, Guitarsville and other tracks for the Mercury Records album Ten Trumpets And Two Guitars at Studio A, United Recording Corp., Hollywood, California, USA.
Ray Charles releases a new single, I've Got News For You, on Impulse Records in the USA.
Paul O'Shaughnessy, fiddler with the Irish folk group Altan, is born in Dublin, Eire, Europe.
Curtis Lee releases a new single, Pretty Little Angel Eyes, on Dunes Records, in the USA. The track is produced by Phil Spector.
Connie Francis releases a new single, Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart on MGM Records in the UK.
Jan And Dean release a new single, Heart And Soul, on Challenge Records (owned by singing cowboy Gene Autry] in the USA.
Mitchell Torok, Margaret Lewis, Merle Kilgore and Claude King play at The Old Fiddlers' Convention, Crockett, Texas, USA.
Monty Sunshine's Jazz Band plays at The Civic Hall, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
Today's edition of UK pop weekly the New Musical Express (NME) reports that American artists are clamouring for more songs by Jerry Lordan, composer of The Shadows' hit Apache.
Howlin' Wolf releases a new single, Down In the Bottom, on Chess Records in the USA.
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.