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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.
Etta Jones is playing during a lengthy engagement at The Counterpoint Club, Chicago, Illinos, USA.
On an extensive nationwide promotional tour in support of his novelty single Baby Sittin' Boogie, Buzz Clifford visits deejays and other music business contacts in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The film soundtrack LP GI Blues by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the UK's NME Popular Albums chart. It will remain at No1 for a total of 22 weeks.
Paul Anka opens a three-week season at Coconut Grove, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sam Cooke plays the fifth night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem,New York City, USA.
The Kingston Trio record Mary Was Pretty for Capitol Records in the USA.
Exodus by Ferrante And Teicher reaches No1 in the Cash Box magazine chart of the top singles in the USA.
Michael Trempenau is born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He will find success as Mike Tramp, vocalist of White Lion.
Johnny And The Hurricanes appear on tv pop show Saturday Prom in the USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Lonely Pup by Adam Faith.
Neil Sedaka makes his UK tv debut on weekly variety show Sunday Night At The London Palladium.
Ella Fitzgerald records Stormy Weather, That Old Black Magic, Blues In The Night and other tracks at Radio Recorders Annexe, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Verve Records.
Mickey And Sylvia appear on tv pop show American Bandstand in the USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of Wild In The Country at the 20th Century Movie Ranch, near Santa Monica, California, 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.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.