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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.
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.
Ray Peterson and Cathy Carr are playing during a week of shows at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Folk musician Pete Seeger, under indictment for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1955, states to a press conference in New York City, USA, that he will continue to refuse "to answer questions as to my associations, my philosophy or religious beliefs, or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs."
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Jazz pianist Jaki Byard records the album Here's Jaki, in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jerry Butler performs Find Another Girl on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Joseph Vincent Ascione is born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. A superb jazz drummer, much in demand for sessions, he will find success as leader of The Joe Ascione Trio in the 90s.
For the second of two days, thousands of teenage rock'n'roll fans cause traffic chaos in Johannesburg, South Africa, as they besiege the hotel in which visiting British pop idol Cliff Richard is staying.
Barbra Streisand continues in her month-long residency at The Caucus Club , Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra are playing a live concert in Paris, France, Europe.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play an evening gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Concerned that Elvis Presley seems reluctant to record new material, Bill Bullock of RCA Records writes to the star offering to build a recording studio for him at his home in Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Jimmie Rodgers plays the sixth of fourteen nights at The Statler-Hilton Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Coasters play at IDES Hall, Hayward, California, USA.
Bobby Rydell's album Bobby Rydell Salutes the Great Ones, is mastered in Cameo Records' studios in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Chuck Berry plays at The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA.
Bob Woodruff, who will become a Nashville, Tennessee-based singer-songwriter in the 90s, is born in New York City, USA.
The Beatles play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Sam Cooke plays the fifth night in a week of shows at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Rory Storm And The Wild Ones play a lunchtime session at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. A girl from the audience asks if she can sing with the band, and they allow her to perform Fever. She will, in due course, find fame as Cilla Black.
Freddy Bell And The Bellboys are playing during a two-week booking at The Riverside Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers record the album The Witch Doctor, at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
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.