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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.
Conway Twitty plays the first of three nights at The Winter Garden, Elizabeth City, Ohio, USA.
The Hawks record What A Party in New York City, USA, for Roulette Records. The Hawks include Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko and Levon Helm, who will go on to form The Band.
Tonight's episode of animated tv series The Flintstones, in the USA, includes a novelty song, Yabba Dabba Dabba Dabba Doo, written by legendary songwriter Hoagy Carmichael, who also makes a guest appearance in the show as a cartoon version of himself.
Dion, Freddy Cannon, Johnny And The Hurricanes, Little Anthony And The Imperials and The Regents play in York, Pennsylvania, USA, as part of the Dick Clark C aravan of Stars package tour.
Sam Cooke plays a one-nighter in Orlando, Florida, USA.
The Everly Brothers All-Star Show plays during ten nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
It is reported that Little Richard, who quit music in 1959 to become a preacher, has returned to recording with an album of gospel songs, King Of The Gospel Singers, arranged by Quincy Jones.
Californian group The Pendletones, later to become The Beach Boys, meet with publisher Hite Morgan, who invites them to record their song Surfin' at his home studio.
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Brenda Lee releases a new single, Fool No1, on Decca Records in the USA.
Dodie Stevens plays the second of two nights at The Greater Carthage Fair, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Rick Nelson releases a new single, A Wonder Like You, on Imperial Records in the USA.
The Limeliters are playing during a one-week engagement at The Racquet Club, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Jazz vocalist Mark Murphy records Milestones, Twisted and Doodlin' for Riverside Records in New York City, USA.
Chuck Berry releases a new single, Come On, on Chess Records in the USA.
John Lee Hooker releases a new single, Want Ad Blues, on Vee-Jay Records in the USA.
The Showmen release a new single, It Will Stand, on Minit Records in the USA.
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Lonnie Johnson and Victoria Spivey play the fourth of thirteen nights at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Beatles play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, followed by an evening gig at the Village Hall, Knotty Ash.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Harrisonbrurg, Virginia, USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the nineteenth night in a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Gene McDaniels releases a new single, Tower Of Strength, on Liberty Records in the USA. The song is composed by Burt Bacharach and Bob Hilliard.
Jim Reeves And His Blue Boys play at The Gardens, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Chubby Checker attempts to get yet another dance craze off the ground with his new single, The Fly, on Parkway Records in the USA.
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Rory Storm And The Hurricanes play at The Blue Penguin Club, St. John's Hall, Bootle, Merseyside, England, UK, Europe. Their drummer, Ringo Starr, will go on to greater fame as a member of The Beatles.
The Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson on vibes, record On Green Dolphin Street, Reunion Blues and other tracks for Verve Records, in New York City, USA.
Curtis Lee releases a new single, Under The Moon Of Love, on Dunes Records in the USA.
The Buck Clayton - Buddy Tate Quintet records Dallas Delight, Blue Ebony and other tracks, for Swingville Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 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.