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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.
Stan Kenton plays during a four-week season at The Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, showcasing his 'New Era In Modern American Music'.
Tony Bennett plays during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dion opens at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
The Platters are appearing at The Town House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Rebecca Luker, Tony-award winning stage musical vocalist, is born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Brenda Lee plays live in Spokane, Washington, USA.
Organist Don Johnson opens at The Wells Fargo Lounge, Moline, Illinois, USA.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii, comes to an end in Hawaii, USA.
The Marcels, Jerry Butler, Dee Clark and Maxine Brown play the fourth night of a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Brook Benton plays the twenty-fifth night of a month at The Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Paul Revere And The Raiders enter the Billboard Top 40 in the USA for the first time with the instrumental Like, Long Hair.
Sir Edward Lewis, Chairman of Decca Records in the UK, is in hospital for an operation.
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson records You'll Always Have My Love, Who Do You Go To?, Right Or Wrong and Stupid Cupid, for Capitol Records in the USA.
Bobby Vee releases a new single, How Many Tears, in the USA.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the USA at No85 with his single, Flaming Star, from the 4-song EP Elvis By Request. This Sherman Edwards/Sid Wayne-penned song is his 47th chart entry.
Ella Fitzgerald is playing during a season at Basin Street East, New York City, USA.
Helen O'Connell opens for a three week booking at Mr. Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the seventh of fifteen nights as support to John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Comedy singing duo The Smothers Brothers open for three weeks at The Crystal Palace, Gaslight Square, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Second on the bill is teenage singer Barbra Streisand.
It is reported that jazz giants Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington are recording together for the first time, making an album for Roulette Records in New York City, USA.
Ray Charles reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with One Mint Julep.
Wilma Lee Cooper, with Owen Bradley as producer, records Never Very Far From My Mind, Darling How Could You, Time Keeps Standing Still and The Birds Are Back in Bradley's Barn, 722 Bender's Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features Stoney Cooper [vcl/fiddle], Joe Edwards [gtr], Harold Bradley [gtr], Weldon Myrick [steel gtr], Joe Zinkan [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], Jerry Smith [piano] and Charlie McCoy [organ/harmonica],
Eartha Kitt is playing in The Persian Room of The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA.
Neil Sedaka plays at Blinstrub's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Eddie Harris is playing at The Show Boat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.