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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.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Popular singer Jo Ann Campbell is playing during four weeks of shows as support for comedian Red Skelton at The Sands Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
Freddie Bell And The Bellboys are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Golden Hotel And Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Conway Twitty is playing during a week-long engagement at Manor Hotel, Widwood, New Jersey, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald is playing during a week of shows at The Carter Barron Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Paul Anka is playing during a week of shows at The Frolics Club, Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA.
Pop idol Tommy Sands is appearing in Remains To Be Seen at The Tenthouse Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lawrence Donegan, who will play bass with The Bluebells and Lloyd Cole And The Commotions, is born in Stirling, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Romeo by Petula Clark enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No3.
Banjo player Harrison Verrett's Fern Hall Dance Band record Rose Leaf Rag, The Old Rugged Cross, When The Saints Go Marching In, See See Rider and Tiger Rag at Preservation Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Charlie Rouse records When Sunny Gets Blue and other tracks for Epic Records in New York City, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays the third night in a four week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as support to comedian George Burns.
Ray Charles, The Coasters and Betty Carter play the last night of a week of shows at The Regal, Chicago Illinois, USA.
Lightnin' Hopkins records four tracks for his album Walkin' This Road By Myself, at Gold Star Studios, Houston, Texas, USA.
Recently returned from a lengthy residency in Hamburg, Germany, Europe, The Beatles start gigging again in Liverpool, England, UK, with a show at St John's Hall, Tuebrook.
Gene Vincent plays the fourth of six nights at The Hippodrome, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Lonnie Johnson and Victoria Spivey record Long Time Blues, Leave Me Or Love Me and other tracks in New York City, USA.
Johnnie Ray plays the eighteenth night in a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Drifters record Loneliness Or Happiness for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. The song is composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. They also record Mexican Divorce.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Chris Barber's Jazz Band with Ottile Patterson play at St George's Hall, Bradford, England, UK, Europe.
Country duo Reno And Smiley play at The Cavalier Theater, Waynesboro, Virginia, USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the eleventh night of two weeks at The Town'n'Country, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Freddy Cannon performs Transistor Sister on popular tv series American Bandstand in W-fil Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Brook Benton plays the second night in a month of gigs at Robert's Show Bar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin records Gloomy Sunday, No More and Don't Explain in New York City, USA, for his Riverside Records album White Gardenia.
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.