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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.
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.
Patti Page is playing during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bobby Rydell plays at The Glen Casino, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
It Keeps Rainin' by Fats Domino enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No23.
Jimmy Rogers plays the fourth night of two weeks in the Camellia house Lounge at The D rake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Pianist Henry Brown and singer Edith Johnson record Little Drops Of Water, for Folkways Records in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Chubby Checker releases a new 4-track "compact double 33", featuring four songs - The Mess Around, The Ray Charles-ton, The Jet and The Continental Walk. The release is a marketing ploy by RCA Victor Records to test whether the youth audience will buy 33rpm discs as readily as they do 45rpm items.
Connie Francis plays the fifth night of a week at The Town Casino, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet records Blue Shadows In The Street, in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
Cannonball Adderley And His Orchestra record The Uptown, Stockholm Sweetnin' and I'll Close My Eyes, in New York City, USA, for Riverside Records.
Lloyd Price plays the first of four nights at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Connie Francis is playing at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Singer and pianist Norman Wallace is playing at 12 West Maple, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald plays the fifth night of a twelve-night run at The Crescendo Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Miles Davis And The Gil Evans Orchestra play at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Frankie Avalon begins a week of shows at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Ray Cotton, lead guitarist of UK rockabilly revivalists The Jets is born in Northampton, England, UK, Europe.
The Jazztet play at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at The New Majestic, Reading, England, UK, Europe.
Gene McDaniels performs A Tear on popular tv show American Bandstand at Wfil-tv in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Hello Mary Lou by Ricky Nelson reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart. Hello Mary Lou is written by Gene Pitney.
It is reported that Vee-Jay Records of Chicago, Illinois, USA, is reducing the price of its stereo releases to match the price of its mono releases. Stereo jazz albums will be cut from $%.98 to $4.98, while pop LPs will be reduced from $4.98 to $3.98. High prices for stereo releases are felt to be restricting sales of those albums.
Sophie Tucker begins a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Stand By Me by Ben E. King enters the Billboard R'n'B singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1
Barbra Streisand plays the seventh night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in 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.