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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 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,
The Temperance Seven, The Mudlarks, Michael Cox, Bert Weedon, Joan Small and Tommy Sanderson And The Sandmen play at The Granada, Edmonton, England, UK, Europe.
James Brown releases a new single, Lost Someone, on King Records in the USA.
In a desperate attempt to cash in on The Twist dance craze, The Marcels release a new single, Merry Twist-mas, on Colpix Records in the USA.
Bobby Vee releases a new single, Love's Made A Fool Of You, on London Records in the UK.
Ray Price is playing in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Patti Page records Personality, The Twist, Georgia On My Mind and other tracks 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.
Fats Domino releases a new single, his version of the Hank Williams composition Jambalaya, on Imperial Records in the USA.
It is announced that the next movie starring UK pop idol Cliff Richard will be titled Summer Holiday.
The Beatles play two concerts on this day. First is a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Then, in the evening they play at The Village Hall, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Candid Records, the jazz subsidiary label of Cadence Records in New York City, USA, is closed down after just one year in operation, during which it released albums by Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Lightnin' Hopkins and Cecil Taylor.
Peter Nero And His Trio are playing at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Adam Faith plays at The ABC, Northampton, England, UK, Europe.
Brook Benton is playing during a one-week engagement at The Town Hill, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Diahann Carroll is playing at The Persian Room in The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA.
Connie Francis plays the fifth night in a week of shows at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Baker Knight records Tears On My Pillow, Careless Hands, Do You Love Me and Whose Little Baby Are You? at RCA Victor Studio, 1510 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Peggy Seeger plays at The Institute Of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Barbara McNair and Dave Astor are playing at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, Junior Lewis, aka C.L. Blast, The Dovells, The Isley Brothers and Solomon Burke play the fourth night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Ford Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
When Herbie Mann plays at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, the gig is recorded and will be released as an album, Herbie Mann At The Village Gate.
Helen Shapiro, Danny Williams, The Brook Brothers, Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor and The Galliards, The Two Tones, The Red Price Combo, Joe Baker and Jack Douglas play at The Regal, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Scobey And His Frisco Band plus Art Hodes are playing at Bourbon Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Charles releases a new single, Unchain My Heart, on ABC-Paramount Records in the USA.
The Kingston Trio play a sell-out show at The Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Fennimore, Wisconsin, USA.
The Kingston Trio play at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Johnny Mathis, with The Jimmy Cook Orchestra, plays to a packed house at The Memorial Auditorium, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.
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Elvis Presley is on location in Idyllwild, California, USA, film scenes for his upcoming movie Kid Galahad.
John Coltrane plays at The Granada, Walthamstow, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jimmy Dean, Leroy Van Dyke, Patsy Cline, Billy Grammer and Rene Waters play at Wharton Fieldhouse, Moline, Illinois, USA. When the venue's 6,000 capacity is exceeded, thousands of fans have to be turned away, resulting in a traffic jam which the Moline Police Department say is bigger than anything they'd ever encountered before.
The Drifters release a new single, Room Full Of Tears, on Atlantic Records in the USA.
Cy Grant sings a news-based calypso on the BBC-tv topical magazine show Tonight, broadcast live from London, England, UK, Europe.