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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.
Frank Sinatra is playing to full houses during a two-week stand at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Julius LaRosa is playing during two weeks at The Racquet Club, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Columbia recording artist Jill Corey is playing during two weeks at Beverly Hills, Southgate, Kentucky, USA.
Les Warner of The Cult is born in Fulham, London, England, UK, Europe.
Frank Sinatra announces the formation of his own record label, Reprise.
It is reported that figures published by the Dominion Bureau Of Statistics reveal that the total sales of Canadian records from January to November 1960 amounted to $14,443,198.
The Everly Brothers enter the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with the Sonny Curtis composition Walk Right Back, which will peak at No7.
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The new No1 single in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA is Calcutta by Lawrence Welk.
Henry Lawrence Garfield is born in Washington DC, USA. He will find success as musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, television and radio host, spoken word artist, comedian and activist Henry Rollins.
Wanda Jackson releases a new single, Riot In Cell Block No9/Little Charm Bracelet, in the USA on Capitol Records.
Calcutta by Lawrence Welk reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA, displacing (Will You Love Me) Tomorrow by The Shirelles.
During an appearance on WLW-tv in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, Lenny Welch has a sudden attack of stage fright, and is unable to sing. (Fortunately, he is invited back the following evening and manages to perform successfully.)
The latest Bobby Vee single, Stayin' In, enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No33.
Imperial Records artist Peggy King is playing during a three-week engagement at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Cannonball Adderley opens at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Charles Durham releases a new single, Teenage Beat, in the USA on Jamboree Records.
The Stan Getz Quintet records Just In Time for Verve Records in New York City, USA.
Jonah Jones is playing at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan meets Mike Porco, influential owner of Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, for the first time. Porco will give Dylan some of his earliest gigs.
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Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson play at The Concert House, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Shop Around by The Miracles peaks at No3 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
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 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.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.