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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.
At the invitation of virtuoso jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd, Stan Getz and record producer Creed Taylor arrive in Washington DC, USA, and record the album Jazz Samba (including the major hit Desafinado) for Verve Records in a building adjacent to All Souls Unitarian Church chosen for its excellent acoustics.
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Aretha Franklin plays the second of six nights at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On the same day that The Everly Brothers graduate as US Marines, Don Everly marries movie actress Venetia Stevenson at the San Diego Naval Training Center Chapel, California, USA.Platoon chaplain, Lt Commander R L Crabtree officiates, Phil Everly is best man, and guests include record producers Snuff Garrett and Lou Adler.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to find success as The Swinging Blue Jeans] play an evening show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by Gerry And The Pacemakers.
Dale Ward records Shake, Rattle And Roll, Here's Your Hat, Big Dale Twist and You Gotta Let Me Know for Boyd Records at Capitol Recording Studio A, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Guitar on these tracks is played by Glen Campbell.
The Beatles play a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Sonny Rollins Quartet records John S, Day In, Day Out, You Do Something To Me and Where Are You for RCA Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Bobby Bland, Erma Franklin, The Crystals, The Edsels, The Corsairs and The Sensations play the first of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
After releasing eleven albums on Capitol Records, Dean Martin ends his contract, and moves to Reprise Records, owned by his Rat Pack</> buddy Frank Sinatra.
The Ike Quebec Quartet records How Long Has This Been Going On, With a Song in My Heart, Imagination, What Is There to Say and There Is No Greater Love for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes (later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans] play an evening show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by Gerry And The Pacemakers.
The Clyde Valley Stompers play at a Valentine's Dance in The Windsor Halls, Bradford, UK.
Paul Anka appears on popular tv show American Bandstand in the USA performing Love Me Warm And Tender.
Robert Damian Ellis is born in Bristol, UK. He will find success as rock drummer, producer, and arranger Rob Ellis, best known for his work with PJ Harvey.
Patsy Cline records That's My Desire and Half As Much, for Decca Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Frankie Avalon plays the fifth of nine days at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Patsy Cline plays at The Palace Theater, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, supported by Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas, Geogre Jones and 'a new upcoming star' Loretta Lynn.
Della Reese, with Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, records Bye Bye Blackbird, Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home [aka Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey] and other tracks for National Guard Records in New York City, USA.