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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.
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.
Jazz pianist Billy Taylor records I'm Seeing Rainbows and other tracks for his Mercury Records album The Original Jazz Score Of Kwamina, at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Ray Price And His Cherokee Indians play a live show in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz pianist Hans Ludemann is born in Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (aka Flatt and Scruggs) play a live show in Bristol, Tennessee, USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the eighteenth night in a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
John Lennon of The Beatles publishes his first article, under the pen-name Beatcomber, in Mersey Beat magazine, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. In the same issue, local DJ Bob Wooler's regular column refers to The Beatles as "a unique fusion of talent".
Jan Howard records The Belle Of The Ball, Bring It On Back To Me, My Baby's In Berlin and There'll Come A Time in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz trumpeter and composer John Carisi records Angkor Wat for Impulse Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. The track will be released on the album Into The Hot under the name of Gil Evans who had sponsored the session.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Ripley, Mississippi, USA.
Dodie Stevens plays the first of two nights at The Greater Carthage Fair, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Actor and singer James Darren performs a song called Goodbye Cruel World on an episode of The Donna Reed Show in the USA. The lyrics of this version declare "Goodby Cruel World, I'm off to join the army," but the version released soon after as a single states that Darren is "off to join the circus".
The Porter Wagoner Show, a syndicated country music programme, makes its debut on eighteen TV stations in the USA. It will run until 1981, airing on Nearly 100 stations at its peak.
Michael by The Highwaymen enters the Lever Hit Parade pop singles chart in New Zealand, Oceania, at No2, but cannot dislodge the current No1, Will I Ask You by Eden Kane.
Lonnie Johnson and Victoria Spivey play the third of thirteen nights at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Jazz trombonist Bob Brookmeyer records Cohn's Tune, Slopjah, Blue China, Manuscript and other tracks for Verve Records in San Francisco, California, USA.
Jim Reeves And His Blue Boys play at The Corral, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Bob Dylan is rehearsing in a brownstone apartment on West Tenth Street, New York City, USA, for his gig as guitarist on a Carolyn Hester album. Also present is record producer John Hammond.
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Tex Ritter with producer Lee Gillette and an orchestra conducted by Ralph Carmichael, records Strange Little Melody, in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, 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.