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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.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
Dean Martin is playing during three weeks at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
Jerry Butler, Bobby Lewis, Maxine Brown, The (Detroit) Spinners, The Blue Notes, The Wanderers and Tommy Hunt play during a week of shows at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jimmy Rodgers plays during a week of shows at The Moore Theater, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Carol Channing with The Bennetts and Ben Arden And His Orchestra are playing at The Empire Room of The Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Porter Wagoner plays during a week of shows in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
It is reported that Cadence Recordss in the USA is launching a new music carrying format under the name 'The Cadence Little LP'. Essentially this is a 7" 33 1/3 rpm disc featuring six tracks, aimed at the teenage market. Artists featured on the 'Little LP' format will include The Everly Brothers, Johnny Tillotson, The Chordettes and Eddie Hodges. (The format will not achieve any great success, although the subsequent development of 45rpm Extended Play discs (EP), usually featuring four tracks, will prove successful).
Ooh La La - "an all-new musical comedy on ice" is playing at The Boulevard Room Theatre Restaurant in The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fok duo Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor perform live on BBC-tv's topical magazine show Tonight, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jorge Lopez Ruiz records the George Gershwin composition Summertime for Vik Records in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
The Chantels, The Bobbettes, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Tiny Topsy and Big Maybelle play the last of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Memphis Slim records Rock Me Baby, Steady Rolling Blues and other tracks for Prestige Records in New York City, USA.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles are on holiday in Paris, France, Europe.
Schoolgirl Robin Clark releases her third single, It's Love, on Capitol Records in the USA.
George Shearing spends the first of two days recording with Wes Montgomery at United Recording studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, for the album George Shearing With The Montgomery Brothers.
Songwriter-guitarist Kurt Neumann of roots-rock band The BoDeans is born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA.
Lonzo And Oscar play the first of three nights in Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
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It is reported that jazz clarinettist Buddy DeFranco has signed a new long-term recording contract with Mercury Records and will shortly record his first album for the label.
Roy Acuff is playing a gig at Moses Lake, Washington State, USA.
Flatt and Scruggs play a live concert in Terrell, Arkansas, USA.
Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean reaches No1 in the Canadian singles chart.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Shirley Bassey is staying at The Hotel Plaza.
Bobby Wood releases a new single, Human Emotions / Everybody's Searching, on Sun Records in the USA.
The Wilburn Brothers record an overdub session in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The new No1 single in the USA, according to Billboard magazine, is Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles.
Adam Faith plays at The Regal, Gloucester, England, UK, Europe.
While in New York City, USA, on a business trip, Matt Monro and his manager Don Black are staying at The Savoy Hilton Hotel.
Dale Hawkins records Stay At Home Lulu, I Can't Erase You, The First To Know and other tracks for Atlantic Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Don Hosea releases a new single, Since I Met You, on Sun 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.