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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.
Ahmad Jamal is playing at The Alhambra, 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.
The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem are appearing during a two-week engagement at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Pee Wee King and Redd Stewart are playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Tony Bennett is playing at The Living Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Joe Williams and Harry 'Sweets' Edison are playing at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fabian is playing during a ten-day engagement at The Three Rivers Inn near Syracuse, New York State, USA.
John Coltrane plays at The Gaumont, Kilburn, London, England, UK, Europe.
The front page headline story on today's edition of UK music paper Melody Maker proclaims the imminent arrival of a Saturday tv series starring jazzman Chris Barber plus guests from the worlds of pop and jazz.
Bill Anderson and Skeeter Davis are playing in Belfontaine, Ohio, USA.
Judy Garland sings at the TaySachs Dinner honouring Tony Bennett as Man Of The Year in the Waldorf Hotel, New York City, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Band play at a German dance in Virginia Polytechnical Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
US Army Private James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] writes home again from his new camp at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, USA.
Adam Faith plays at The Royal Theatre, Norwich, England, UK, Europe.
Roy Acuff is playing the second of two nights in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Craig Douglas, Rose Brennan, The Brook Brothers, The Lana Sisters, Russ Sainty, The Rhet Stroller Group, Tommy Sanderson And The Sandmen, Arthur Greenslade And The Geemen and The Betty Smith Quintet are the live guests on BBC Light Programme Radio Show Saturady Club, hosted by Brian Matthew, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Doyle Wilburn, of country duo The Wilburn Brothers, marries singer Margie Bowes in the Calvary Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
John Leyton, Rita Tushingham and Leila Williams are the jurors on BBC tv record-rating show Juke Box Jury, hosted by David Jacobs, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Ferlin Husky is playing in Amarillo, Texas, USA.
Flatt And Scruggs are playing the second of three nights in San Diego, California, USA.
Gary U.S. Bonds plays the second of three nights at Spartz Showbar, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Marvin Rainwater records I Can't Forget, Boo Hoo, Tough Top Cat and Honky Tonk In Your Heart in Washington DC, USA.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Muscoda, Wisconsin, USA.
Joan Baez plays at the Town Hall, New York City, USA, in a sold-out, critically acclaimed show. This is her first major headlining show.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Gaumont, Taunton, 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.
Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians play a one-nighter at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Language Of Love by John D. Loudermilk is the highest new entry in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No71.
The LP Another Black And White Minstrel Show by The George Mitchell Minstrels reaches No1 in the UK's NME Popular Albums chart. It will remain at No1 for a total of eight weeks. The show has since become regarded as perhaps the most blatantly racist television programme ever broadcast.
The Beatles play at The Aintree Institute, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Temperance Seven play at St. George's Hall, Bradford, England, UK, Europe, supported by Ed Corrie's Concord Jazzband.
Dick And Dee Dee, Jan And Dean, Jerry Fuller and The Checkers Orchestra play at The Turner Hall Ballroom, Watertown, Wisconsin, USA, as part of a Dick Clark Car avan Of Stars. On the same day, the show also plays at The Cosmopolitan Club, just twelve miles away in Sun Prairie, Madison, Wisconsin.
Ray Charles plays in the New High Gym, Anderson, Indiana, USA.
Lindon Roberts is born in Rose Lane, Kingston, Jamaica. He will find fame as reggae star Half Pint.
Ray Price is playing in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Nichelle Nichols, a star of the tv series Kicks And Company, is the guest on the radio programme Showcase Of Sound on WSBC-FM in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Nichols previously sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton, but her period of greatest success will begin in 1966 as Communications Officer Uhura in the tv series Star Trek.