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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.
Etta Jones is playing during a lengthy engagement at The Counterpoint Club, Chicago, Illinos, USA.
On an extensive nationwide promotional tour in support of his novelty single Baby Sittin' Boogie, Buzz Clifford visits deejays and other music business contacts in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bassist Paul Raven of Killing Joke is born.
Country music vocalist and songwriter Marie Bottrell is born in London, Ontario, Canada.
Sam Cooke plays the last night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
It is reported in the press in the USA that Jerry Lee Lewis has come to an agreement with the American Federation Of Musicians, to which he owes $10,000. The agreement will enable him to play in many union-controlled venues from which he had been banned because of his debt.
Wonderland By Night by Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra reaches No1 on the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA.
Paul Anka continues a three-week season at Coconut Grove, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
At Last by Etta James enters the Billboard R'n'B singles chart in the USA, where it willpeak at No2.
Carl Butler And Pearl record Honky Tonkitis, Have You Run Out Of Lies?, If I'd Only Met You First and You Were The Orchid for Columbia Records at Bradley Film And Recording Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on these tracks includes guitarists Grady Martin, Harold Bradley and Pete Wade, steel guitarist Jimmy Day and pianist Floyd Cramer.
Jill Sobule is born in Denver, Colorado, USA. She will find success as a singer-songwriter when her song I Kissed A Girl becomes a Billboard Top 20 hit in 1995 - the first song with an overtly lesbian theme to be played on Top 40 radio.
Ella Fitzgerald records Let's Fall In Love, Come Rain Or Come Shine, Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea and other tracks at Radio Recorders Annexe, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Verve Records.
Mickey And Sylvia perform What Would I Do on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Kingston Trio record It Was A Very Good Year and The Golden Spike for Capitol Records.
Terry Dene plays at The Assembly Hall, Melksham, Wiltshire, UK.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of Wild In The Country at the 20th Century Movie Ranch, near Santa Monica, California, USA.
Memphis Slim records the album Memphis Slim USA at Nola Penthouse Studio, New York City, USA, for Candid Records.
Etta Jones plays at The Counterpoint Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fourteen-year-old Helen Shapiro records her debut single, Please Don't Treat Me Like A Child in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
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.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.