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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.
Popular vocalist Jimmy Clanton plays the last of six nights at the Jolla Club, Tucson, Arizona, USA, supported by Roy Orbison.
Steve New is born in London, UK. He will find success as a member of punk band The Rich Kids.
The Louvin Brothers record Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar for Capitol Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Patrick Waite, bassist of Musical Youth, is born in Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Louvin Brothers record Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar for Capitol Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Platters play the eleventh night of a two week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Berry Gordy Jr, a young entrepreneur in Detroit, Michigan, USA, announces plans to start his own recording label, Tamla Records. This will prove to be the beginning of the massive Motown Records empire.
Having been sacked from radio station WCBS in New York City, USA, after his involvement in the payola scandal, deejay Alan Freed takes up a new post at KDAY, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sam Cooke plays the fourth night in a week of headlining dates at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Steve New is born in London, UK. He will find success as a member of punk band The Rich Kids.
The Platters play the eleventh night of a two-week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
It is reported that young entrepreneur Berry Gordy Jr of Detroit, Michigan, USA, has announced plans to start his own recording label. The label will become the Motown Records empire.
Marlene Dietrich plays at The Schauspielhaus, Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
Gene Vincent and Jerry Keller play the first of six nights at The Hippodrome, Brighton, UK.
The Platters play the eleventh night of a two week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Paul Anka plays the first of seven nights at The Holiday House, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Crickets release a new single, More Than I Can Say, on Coral Recordsin the USA.
Jazz pianist Barry Harris spends the second of two days recording tracks for his album, At The Jazz Workshop, in San Francisco, California, USA, for Riverside Records.
Young Detroit, Michigan, entrepreneur Berry Gordy Jr announces plans to start his own record label, Tamla.
Paper Roses by Anita Bryant reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
When You Wish Upon A Star by Dion And The Belmonts, peaks at No30 in Billboard's Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
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.