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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.
Aspiring Illinois-based group The Subtle Tones arrive in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, where they will shortly secure their first ever paid gigs. Their singer, Ann-Margret, will go on to become of of America's biggest stars of the 60s.
Marty Robbins records Don't Worry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Count Basie And His Orchestra record Rock-a-bye Basie, Every Tub and Dickie's Dream in New York City, USA.
The Memphis Park Commission sends a bill in the amount of $200 to Elvis Presley, relating to his recent hire of the city's Fairgrounds Amusement Park.
The Julian Priester Sextet records Blues Stride, It Might As Well Be Spring and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Jazzland Records.
Floyd Cramer records Last Date for RCA Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with Chet Atkins as producer.
The Platters play the fifth night of a week of shows at The Town House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
UK pop idol Craig Douglas continues his season at The Essoldo, Brighton, UK, in the variety show Summer Masquerade.
Ray Charles, The Coasters and Betty Carter play the fifth night of a week of shows at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bobby Darin plays the fifth night in a month long engagement at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, opening for comedian George Burns.
Brother Jack McDuff releases the album Tough Duff in the USA.
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.