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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.
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 Do-Re-Mi, starring Max Bygraves, with music by Jule Styne, is playing at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, Europe, during a run of 169 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.
Tommy Steele, Teddy Johnson And Pearl Carr, Jimmy James, The Raindrops, Joe Baker And Jack Douglas, Desmond Walter-Ellis, The KIms and Regine And Andre Berny play during a seven-week season at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
The Vandergrift Brothers are playing during a four week long engagement in Rockland, Maine, USA.
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The musical Kwamina is playing at The 54th Street, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of just 32 performances.
The musical Irma La Douce is presented at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA during a total of 524 Broadway 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.
The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem are appearing during a two-week engagement at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fabian is playing during a ten-day engagement at The Three Rivers Inn near Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Monique Van Vooren is playing at Cafe Bonaparte, in the Sharaton Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Julie Wilson is appearing during a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Lonzo and Oscar are playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Chico Hamilton Quintet is playing at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA,
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, Junior Lewis, aka C.L. Blast, The Dovells, The Isley Brothers and Solomon Burke play the third night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Musical comedy The Gay Life opens at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 113 performances.
Adam Faith plays at The ABC, Dover, England, UK, Europe.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays at The Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Waterloo, Iowa, USA.
Pete Seeger plays to a full house in The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Ray Price is playing in Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Barbra Streisand is playing during a one-month engagement at The Blue Angel, New York City, USA.
Patsy Cline and her family move to Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Connie Francis plays the fourth night in a week of shows at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean reaches No1 in the Lever Hit Parade Singles Chart in New Zealand, Oceania
Peggy Seeger plays at The University Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Chubby Checker demonstrates the latest teenage dance craze, The Twist, in The Crescendo Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Terry Lightfoot And His Band and The Diz Disley String Quintet with guest singer Jeanie Lambe provide the live music on the BBC Light Programme Radio show Jazz Club, broadcast from London, England, UK, Europe.
The Champs record Tequila Twist, Limbo Rock, Bristol Stomp, The Twist, Tijuana Two-step and other tracks for Challenge Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Guitarist Roy Clark, with producer Ken Nelson, records Pink Velvet Swing, Texas Twist and In The Mood in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session includes Billy Strange [gtr], Churly Chalker [steel gtr], Howard Roberts [bass gtr], Mark Tully [bass], Marty Alfred [drums], Frank Maio and Glenn Blair [saxes].
Ral Donner records She's Everything, Will You Love Me In Heaven, Tender Years and Castle In The Sky in Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Vocal group Tommy And The Twisters record Hucklebuck Twist, Blue River Twist and other twist-themed tracks for Savoy Records in the USA. They will appear on the Regent Records album Tommy And The Twisters.
Controversial deejay and entrepreneur Alan Freed opens his East Side Twist Club, on the site of the former Camelot Club, in New York City, USA. Live music for the opening is provided by The George Young Revue, Andy Rose's Twistalongs and Freddy Mitchell.
Diahann Carroll is playing at The Persian Room in The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA.
Vaughn Monroe is playing during a two-week engagement at The Crown Room, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Jazz trombonist-composer Curtis Fuller records In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning and Newdles, for Impulse Records in New York City, USA. It will appear on his album Soul Trombone.
Billy Fury is the musical guest on children's tv show Crackerjacvk on BBC-tv in London, England, UK, Europe.
Jeanne Lee With Ran Blake records Lover Man, Evil Blues, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child and other tracks in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City. They will appear on their LP The Newest Sound Around.
The Shadows release a new single, The Savage, on Columbia Records in the UK.
John Coltrane plays at The Dome, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
The Mudlarks and Cy Grant provide the live music on the BBC Light Programme Radio show Workers' Playtime, broadcast from 'a cabinet manufacturing company' in Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Patti Page records You Don't Know Me, Most People Get Married, Every Time I Heard Your Name and Invitation To The Blues at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The session is produced by Shelby Singleton, Jr., and the band features guitarists Grady Martin, Jerry Kennedy and Harold Bradley, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer and saxophonist Boots Randolph.
Ray Charles plays at The State Fairground Coliseum, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Charles was originally scheduled to play at A+I University in Nashville, but the booking was cancelled when it was learned he had been arrested on heroin charges. In the event, the Fairground show attracts 3,500 people, many more than the Coliseum could have accomodated.
Dean Martin signs a document agreeing to continue paying commissions owed to MCA Artists by his company Jade Productions Inc., in respect of the movie Ada Dallas, in which Martin co-starred with Susan Hayward.