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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 Platters play the twelfth night of a two-week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Sam Cooke plays the fifth night in a week of headlining dates at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson plays in Pasadena, California, USA.
$1,300 is stolen from Fats Domino's dressing room while the star is playing at the Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Platters play the twelfth night of a two week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Harold Land plays at Fugazi Hall, San Francisco, California, USA, with a band that includes Wes Montgomery on guitar.
Paul Anka plays the second of seven nights at The Holiday House, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jazz cellist/bassist Doug Watkins records the album Soulnik for Prestige Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
American music trade magazine Billboard reports that Detroit-based entrepreneur and songwriter Berry Gordy is forming his own record label, which will become Tamla Motown.
Gene Vincent and Jerry Keller play the second of six nights at The Hippodrome, Brighton, UK.
West Coast jazz trumpeter and arranger Shorty Rogers records Flower For The Cats, Blue Reeds and other tracks which will appear on his Victor Records album The Swingin' Nutcracker.
The Platters play the twelfth night of a two week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, 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.