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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.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Roy Acuff And His Smoky Mountain Boys are playing during a twelve-night stint in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Dinah Washington, with Quincy Jones And His Orchestra, records Let's Fall In Love, Sometimes I'm Happy and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Mercury Records.
Dot Records vocalist Dodie Stevens is honoured with a cocktail party at The Sheraton-Gibson Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Connie Francis headlines a pre-recorded one-hour tv variety show on ABC-tv in the USA, with guests including Tab Hunter. The show includes plugs for a new promotion whereby drugstores are selling haircream plus the new LP Sing Along With Connie Francis for $1.69.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Remo Four.
Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks record Searching, Sexy Ways and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Roulette Records. The Hawks include Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko and Levon Helm, who will go on, after joining forces with Bob Dylan, to form The Band.
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Jim Reeves And His Blue Boys play at The Auditorium, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Jazz pianist Billy Taylor records Happy Is The Cricket and other tracks for his Mercury Records album The Original Jazz Score Of Kwamina, at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the seventeenth night in a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Ronnie Self records Instant Man, Some Things You Can't Change and Moon Burn with producer Owen Bradley in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The players used on this session are guitarists Grady Martin, Ray Edenton and Harold Bradley; bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer, saxophonist Boots Randolph, trumpet players Bill McElhiney, Cam Mullins and Karl Gavin plus The Anita Kerr Singers.
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (aka Flatt and Scruggs) play a live show in West Jefferson, North Carolina, USA.
Bill Monroe plays for a banquet at The Masonic Hall, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA, for a fee of $250.
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B.B. King plays the last of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Bobby Vee And The Crickets record Peggy Sue, Bo Diddley, Lucille and other tracks at United Recorders, 6050 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Stanley Turrentine Quintet records The Way You Look Tonight, More Than You Know and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
Phyllis Cryner is born in Woodland, California, USA. She will find success as country music singer-songwriter Bobbie Cryner.
Judy Garland plays at The Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA, to an audience of 8,700 people. The show grosses $45,000.
Fiona Flanagan is born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, USA. She will find some success as a rock singer-songwriter and actress, using the mononym Fiona.
The Paul Desmond - Jim Hall Quartet records My Funny Valentine, Ill Wind and Then I'll Be Tired Of You for RCA Victor Records in Webster Hall, New York City, USA.
Jazz alto saxophonist Jimmy Woods is recording tracks for his LP Awakening!, at Contemporary Records studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lonnie Johnson and Victoria Spivey play the second of thirteen nights at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Dave Mustaine, guitarist and vocalist for Metallica and Megadeth is born in La Mesa, California, USA.
Louis Armstrong And The All Stars record Summer Song, You Swing Baby and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records. Piano player on the session is Dave Brubeck, and vocalist is Carmen McRae.
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.