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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.
Bobby Darin is playing during a three week engagement at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
The musical 13 Daughters, starring Don Ameche, is presented at the 54th Street Theatre, on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of just 28 performances.
Bill Evans is playing during a week of shows at The Minor Key, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbara Carroll And Her Trio are playing during a three-week engagement at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bill Henderson is playing during a 22-day engagement at The Playboy Key Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
LaVern Baker, The Shirelles, Big Maybelle, Jimmy Charles and The Vibrations are playing during a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Calcutta by Lawrence Welk reaches No1 on the Billboard album chart in the USA.
Ten thousand teenage rock'n'roll fans bring traffic to a standstill in Johannesburg, South Africa, as they besiege The Carlton Hotel, Eloss Street, in which visiting British pop idol Cliff Richard is staying.
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Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long residency at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Former country music star Spade Cooley confides to a friend of the family, the nurse Dorothy Davis, that his wife, Ella Mae, is leaving him for another man.
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Cannonball Adderley is recording tracks for his Riverside Records album Know What I Mean?, at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Blues-folk vocalist Toni Price is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Dutch duo The Blue Diamonds are awarded a gold disc for one million sales of their record, Ramona, in European territories.
Jazz trumpet virtuoso Kenny Dorham releases a new album West 42nd Street, in the USA.
Frank Sinatra's newly-established Reprise Records issues its first release, a compilation LP of Sinatra singles, entitled All The Way.
Jimmie Rodgers plays the fifth of fourteen nights at The Statler-Hilton Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Hide Away by blues guitarist Freddie King enters the Billboard R'n'B singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No5. [The song is named after Mel's Hide Away Lounge in Chicago, Illinois, USA.]
The Big Three play a lunchtime session at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Johnny Rivers releases a new single, I Get So Doggone Lonesome/Knock Three Times, in the USA on Chancellor Records.
Sam Cooke plays the fourth night in a week of shows at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA, supported by Rochell And The Candles.
The Vibrations make their Billboard Singles Chart debut in the USA with The Watusi, which will peak at No25.
Horace Silver And His Quintette open at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Capris appear on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, performing There's A Moon Out Tonight.
Duane Eddy releases a new single, Theme From Dixie, in the USA on Jamie Records.
The Bobby Timmons Trio record the album Easy Does It in New York City, USA, for Riverside Records.
Chess Records of Chicago, Illinois, USA, releases a statement to the press declaring that Chuck Berry has been acquitted of all charges, relating to the transportation of a 14-year-old Indian girl from El Paso, Texas, to St. Louis, Missouri, for immoral purposes.
The Andy Doll Band is playing in Spencer, Iowa, USA.
Ray Peterson and Cathy Carr are playing during a week of shows at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Johnny Horton releases a new single, Sleepy Eyed John on Columbia Records in the USA.
Quincy Jones And His Orchestra are playing a live concert in Paris, France, Europe.
Connie Stevens makes a promotional appearance at The Fairfield Camera Company Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Apache by Danish guitarist Jorgen Ingmann reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, and later at the Liverpool Jazz Society, held in the Iron Door Club.
Country music vocalist Big Bill Lister records Beer Drinkin' Blues, Help Wanted and other tracks in his first recording session for Capitol Records at Castle Studios in The Tulane Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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The Beatles, Gerry And The Pacemakers and Kingsize Taylor And The Dominoes play a late night show at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
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.