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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.
Tony Bennett plays during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Eddie Harris is playing during two weeks at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Wilburn Brothers play during a six-day engagement at The Flame Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Liberace is playing at The Chase Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Gene McDaniels is playing during a ten day residency at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Tony Sheridan and The Beatles sign a one-year recording contract with Bert Kaempfert of Polydor Records in Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
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Dinah Washington plays at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Frankie Avalon plays the eighth of ten nights at The Three Rivers Inn, Clay, New York State, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald records a live version of her classic A Tisket A Tasket for Verve Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, on the second night of her twelve-night run at The Crescendo Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hank Thompson plays during a three-week engagement at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Blues guitarist Jimmy Rogers plays the first night of two weeks in the Camellia House Lounge at The D rake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Fats Domino plays at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the fourth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Wheels by The String-A-Longs reaches No1 in the Singles Chart in Holland, Europe.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows record When I Grow Too Old To Dream at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ray Gillen, who will serve as a vocalist with Black Sabbath, is born in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, USA.
Gene Vincent plays the fifth of six nights at The Opera House, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
The Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra performs a concert at Hunter Auditorium, New York City, USA, in which Gillespie's music is interpreted by a dance troupe.
Paul Anka releases a new single, Dance On Little Girl, on ABC-Paramount Records in the USA.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Connie Francis plays the second night of a week at The Town Casino, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
The Drifters release a new single, Please Stay, on Atlantic Records in the USA. The song is composed by Burt Bacharach and Bob Hilliard, and it features additional backing vocals by Dionne Warwick and Doris Troy.
The Johnny 'Hammond' Smith Quintet records Sad Eyes, Stimulation, Que Pasa and other tracks for Prestige Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
George 'Daddy Hotcakes' Montgomery records I Ride My Horses Most Anywhere and other tracks for Folkways Records in St. Louis, Missouri, 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.