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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.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
The Oranim Zabar Troupe plays during a four week run at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Dukes Of Dixieland are playing during a two-week engagement at The Empire Room, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Ben Arden And His Orchestra.
Ike And Tina Turner, The Olympics and Big Maybelle are playing during a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
The Willis Brothers play a live show in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA.
George Morgan and Stringbean play a live show in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Paul Anka plays the fourteenth night of three weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
The Flamingos are playing during a lengthy engagement at Robert's Show Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Stan Kenton And His Band are playing at Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Cleftones perform Heart And Soul on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Also appearing in today's edition of the show is Buzz Clifford.
The movie Ring Of Fire opens at cinemas in the USA, featuring a title song written by Duane Eddy.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers record Invitation, A La Mode and other tracks, for Impulse Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Carl Butler plays a live show in San Angelo, Texas, USA.
Jo Ann Campbell plays during a three-week booking at The International Room, New York City, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Clifford Jordan records Sunrise In Mexico, Extempore and Quittin' Time, at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for Riverside Records.
Dean Martin plays at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, UK, Europe. After the show, Vincent is injured while trying to evade the attentions of some fans.
Cowboy Copas plays a live show in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA.
Sam Cooke performs a twelve-song live set on a special edition of US tv show PM East, entitled The Sam Cooke Phenomenon.
The Beatles continue their 92-day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Ray Charles, The Raelettes, The Coasters, Joe Adams, Betty Carter, The Jazztet, The Little Angels and Jimmie Scott play during an engagement at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Roy Acuff plays a live show in Huntington, West Virginia, USA.
Johnnie And Jack and Kitty Wells play a live show in Huntington West Virginia, USA.
Country singing star Patsy Cline suffers serious injuries in a car crash near Madison, Tennessee, USA.
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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.