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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 Harris is playing during two weeks at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Liberace is playing at The Chase Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Hank Thompson plays during a three-week engagement at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Gene McDaniels is playing during a ten day residency at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to find success as The Swinging Blue Jeans](later to find fame as The Swinging Blue Jeans] play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Barbra Streisand plays the sixth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald plays the fourth night of a twelve-night run at The Crescendo Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Connie Francis plays the fourth night of a week at The Town Casino, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays at The Lil' Rebel Room, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Ray Charles plays at The Pyramids, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This gig replaces a previous date which Charles had to cancel because of an injury to his left hand.
Frankie Avalon plays the last of ten nights at The Three Rivers Inn, Clay, New York State, USA.
Patti Page is playing during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Blues guitarist Jimmy Rogers plays the third night of two weeks in the Camellia house Lounge at The D rake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Popular singing star Tony Martin appears as the Mystery Guest on popular tv show What's My Line? In the USA.
Jean Leclerc is born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. He will find fame as singer-songwriter Jean Leloup, a star in the francophone rock community.
Alex Masi, a US-based guitarist and recording artist reknowned for fusing classical style with heavy metal, is born in Venice, Italy, Europe.
Teresa Brewer and the Pete Fountain Jazz Group are the musical guests on tonight's edition of tv's Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in New York City, USA.
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.