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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.
Danny Peppermint And His Jumping Jacks are in residence at The Thunderbird, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Kingston Trio are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
The Shirelles play the third of six nights at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Frank Sinatra records What'll I Do, Are You Lonesome Tonight and other tracks for Reprise Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Charlie Rich records Midnite Blues, That's Rich and Time And Again for Sun Records at Sam Phillips recording Studio, 706 Union Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
B.B. King, The Drifters, Gene McDaniels, Gladys Knight And The Pips and The Impressions play the second night in a week of shows at the Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
George Hamilton IV records Jimmy Brown The Newsboy, The Little Lunch Box, Come On Home Boy, The Everglades and You Are My Sunshine, in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Streer, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Producer of the session is Chet Atkins, and Pete Drake plays steel guitar.
Mac Wiseman records Ballad Of The Little Pine Box, When The Snowflakes Fall, Free From The Old Chain Gang and I'll Remember You, Love, In My Prayers for Capitol Records in Bradley Film And Recording Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Sheb Wooley records Mississippi Twist, Google Eye and A New Kind Of Lonesome for MGM Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
US Army Private James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] writes home, asking for his guitar to be sent to him.
Brenda Lee is in Belgium, Europe, promoting her latest album release.
John Lewis And His Orchestra With The Quartetto Di Milano record the film soundtrack LP A Milanese Story, in Milan, Italy, Europe, for Atlantic Records. John Lewis is perhaps best-known as the founder of the Modern Jazz Quartet
Arianna Forster is born in London, UK. She will find success as Ari Up, with all-girl punk band The Slits.
Helen Shapiro plays at The ABC, Northampton, UK, supported by The Brook Brothers, The Four Jays, The Dale Sisters, Colin Day and The Red Price Band. Compere for the show is comedian Dave Allen.
Del Wood is playing live at Havre, Montana, USA.
Hoagy Lands records Goodnight Irene, White Gardenia, It Ain't As Easy As That and Mary Sue for MGM Records in New York Cityy, USA.
Flatt And Scruggs are playing in Canton, North Carolina, USA.
Granada tv broadcasts a (pre-recorded) show called Trad With A Twist, featuring Chubby Checker plus the jazz bands of Ronnie Scott, Terry Lightfoot, Chris Barber, The Back O'Town Syncopators and The Original Downtown Syncopators. The show attempt to fuse trad jazz with the current vogue for dancing The Twist.
US Army Private James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] writes home, asking for his guitar to be sent to himn at his military base.
The Joy Harmonizers gospel group records Live For Jesus, Put Your Trust In Jesus and other tracks for Savoy Records in the US,
Jack Teagarden records In A Little Waterfront Cafe, Moonight Mississippi, Where Are You? and A Cottage For Sale for Verve Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.