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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.
The David Newman Quintet records Unchain My Heart, Alto Sauce, Esther's Melody and Scufflin' for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. Saxophonist Newman is also known as David 'Fathead' Newman.
The Limeliters meet local radio deejays and trade press at a cocktail evening in The Carousel, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Tubby Hayes Quartet and The Norman Stenfalt Quartet with guest singer Elaine Detmar, perform live on the BBC Light Programme radio show Jazz Club in London, England, UK, Europe.
Record shop proprietor Brian Epstein visits The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, to see The Beatles for the first time, on a lunchtime session.
Marty Robbins, with producer Don Law, records The Bend On The River and When The Work's All Done This Fall in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on this session features guitarists Grady Martin and Jack Pruett, steel guitarist Jerry Byrd, bassist Joseph Zinkan, drummer Louis Dunn and pianist William Pursell.
Joe Williams and Harry 'Sweets' Edison are playing at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Kid Galahad, in Idyllwild, California, USA.
The Slide Hampton Tentet records The Jazz Twist, Mack The Knife, The Barbarians, Strollin' and Dearly Beloved for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
Tommy Zang records I Love You Because, She's Gettin Married, Just Call My Name and other songs for Hickory Records in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Scottish folk duo Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor perform live on the BBC-tv topical magazine show Tonight, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Granada, Mansfield, 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.
Connie Francis records White Cliffs Of Dover and other songs in New York City, USA.
Pete Fountain records Chlo-e (Song Of The Swamp) and Struttin' With Some Barbecue for Coral Records in the USA.
Roy Acuff is playing in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles peaks at No6 in the UK pop singles chart.
Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton reaches No1 in the Lever Hit Parade in New Zealand, Oceania.
Teresa Brewer records Pretty Lookin' Boy and Step Right Up in The Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City, USA.
Bill Anderson is playing a live show in Burlington, North Carolina, USA.
Little Sister / His Latest Flame by Elvis Presley is the new No1 single in the UK.
Bill Monroe And His Blue Grass Boys, with producer Owen Bradley, record Little Maggie, I'm Going back To Old Kentucky and Toy Heart for Decca Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on this session features Jimmy Maynard [gt], Curtis McPeake [banjo], Bassie Mauldin [bass], Buddy Spicher [fiddle] and Vassar Clements [fiddle].
Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No1 during a stay of sixteen weeks.
The Rodgers And Hammerstein musical The Flower Drum Song is released in the USA as a film starring Nancy Kwan.
Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen enter the UK pop singles chart with Midnight In Moscow which will peak at No2 during a 21-week run on the chart.
Jamaican newspaper The Star runs a full-page feature about the spread in popularity of the Hully Gully dance craze in Jamaica, Caribbean.
Dinah Shore records the Sammy Cahn composition I'll Walk Alone for Capitol Records in the USA.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Brook Benton plays the last night in a week of shows at The Roberts Show Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Johnny Mathis plays at The Academy Of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Gene Vincent (with Sounds Incorporated) plays at The Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin, Scotland, UK. Support act is The Alex Sutherland Sextet.