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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.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
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.
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
When B.B. King plays the first of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA, he is unexpectedly joined by John Lee Hooker.
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Fats Domino records What A Party, Rockin' Bicycle and Did You Ever See A Dream Walking at Cosimo Recording Studio, 525 Governor Nicholls Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Kenny Ball's Jazzmen and Chas McDevitt and Shirley Douglas appear in the BBC Light Programme radio show Bandbox in the UK.
After being on furlough, US Army private James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] arrives back at his camp, Fort Ord, California, USA.
According to a front-page feature in Billboard magazine, music industry executives are expressing concern that sales of stereo discs currently account for just 23% of the total market in the USA. Stereo discs were introduced a little over three years earlier, but their sales have not matched initial hopes and projections.
Billy May opens at The Dexel Swimming And Tennis Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the fifteenth night in a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, UK.
Geula Gill And The Oranim Zabar are playing at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Soul Stirrers play the last night of a week-long gospel revue at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Music trade magazine Billboard reports that Satellite Records of Memphis, Tennessee, USA, has changed its name to Stax Records.
Frank Sinatra records September Song, I'll Be Seeing You and other tracks in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Capitol Records.
His Latest Flame by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Californian vocal duo Jan And Dean sign a one year recording contract with the New York City-based Brill Building publishing company Nevins-Kirshner, for a minimum of six sides.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Neosha, Missouri, USA.
Jim Reeves And His Blue Boys play at The Tower Theater, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Judy At Carnegie Hall by Judy Garland reaches No1 on the Billboard album chart in the USA.
The Kingston Trio release a new album, Close-Up, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Motown Records girl-group The Marvelettes make their Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA debut with Please, Mr Postman, which will go on to reach No1 in the Billboard R'N'B and popular charts.
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.