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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.
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.
Barbra Streisand is playing during a one-month engagement at The Blue Angel, New York City, USA.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Bill Black And His Combo are playing during a three-week engagement at The Roundtable, New York City, USA. They are joined by rockabilly artist Jumping Gene Simmons as an extra vocalist.
Santo And Johnny are playing during a long engagement at The El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes for his tenth movie Kid Galahad in Culver Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Drifters play the first of six nights at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Although Duke Ellington and his Orchestra are currently playing during a residency at Basin Street East, New York City, USA, Johnny Hodges and Billy Strayhorn make use of the band to undertake a recording session for Verve Records during which they record Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Stardust, Jeep's Blues and other tracks.
Cliff Richard has a recording session at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, during which he records I'm Looking Out The Window, Love Letters and other tracks.
Country vocalist Bill Anderson records Down Came The Rain and Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands at Bradley Film And Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Jan Kalousek is born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Europe. he will find success as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and politician. He will also found the band Navi Papaya in 1980 with Ivan Hlas.
Jack Scott records Sad Story, You Only See What You Wanna See, I Can't Hold Your Letters and other tracks at Bell Sound Studio, 237 West 54th Street, New York City, USA.
Black Nativity, subtitled 'A gospel song-play' opens at The 41st Street Theater, New York City, USA, starring gospel vocalists Professor Alex Bradford, Marion Williams and The Stars Of Faith. The show is is a retelling of the classic Nativity story with an entirely black cast, traditional Christmas carols sung in gospel style, plus a few songs created specifically for the show.
Dennis Lotis, Johnny Douglas and his Orchestra with Ronnie Price at the piano, Judd Proctor And The Plainsmen and The Ivor Raymonde Singers are heard performing live in the BBC Light Programme radio show Swingsong in London, England, UK, Europe.
Donnie Brooks And His Shamrocks, riding on the Top Ten success of the 1960 hit Mission Bell, open at Le Crazy Horse in Los Angeles, California, USA, for a twelve week season.
Darryl Jones is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will become a respected session man, and will replace Bill Wyman as bassist for The Rolling Stones in 1994.
Irresistible You by Bobby Darin makes its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA. It will peak at No15 during a 13 week run on the chart.
Jazz guitarist Grant Green records tracks for his Blue Note Records album Born To Be Blue, at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Motown Records scores its first No1 on the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with Please Mr Postman, by The Marvelettes.
Paul Anka plays a live show at a baseball park in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
Jimmy Elledge performs the Willie Nelson composition Funny How Time Slips Away on popular tv show American Bandstand in W-fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Brenda Lee plays the seventh night of a pre-Christmas season in The Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Pathologist Arthur Max Barrett dies of cancer in Cambridge, England, UK. He is the father of a fifteen year old boy who will find fame as Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd.
George Jones and Georgie Riddle are playing during six days at The Flame Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Elvis Presley's fourteenth album, Blue Hawaii, reaches No1 in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA.
Johnny Cash, The Tennessee Three, June Carter, Roger Miller, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play in The Municipal Auditorium, Topeka, Kansas, USA.
Helen Shapiro appears on UK tv show Startime.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing during a 17-night engagement at Basin Street East, New York City, USA. Also on the bill is Gloria Lynne, with her trio led by Earl May.
Cy Grant performs a topical calypso on the BBC-tv news magazine show Tonight, live from London, England, UK.