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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 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 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,
Barbra Streisand is playing during a one-month engagement at The Blue Angel, New York City, USA.
Vaughn Monroe is playing during a two-week engagement at The Crown Room, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Ford Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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.
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.
The Kingston Trio play at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Brook Benton is playing in The Town Hall, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Dion releases a new single, The Wanderer, on Laurie Records in the USA. The song is co-written by Dion and his friend Ernie Maresca.
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.
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.
Elvis Presley is on location in Idyllwild, California, USA, film scenes for his upcoming movie Kid Galahad.
The Rhythm Kings, Larry Wrice's Band and The Shirley Hall Dancers are playing in an 'all-star show', featuring the twist at Roberts' Show Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Brook Benton is playing during a one-week engagement at The Town Hill, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Pat Boone records Tammy, I'll See You In My Dreams, Tennessee Waltz, Peg O'My Heart and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, in Radio Recorders Studio, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
The Kingston Trio play a sell-out show at The Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ray Charles releases a new single, Unchain My Heart, on ABC-Paramount Records in the USA.
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 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.
Johnny Mathis, with The Jimmy Cook Orchestra, plays to a packed house at The Memorial Auditorium, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.
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Bobby Vee releases a new single, Love's Made A Fool Of You, on London Records in the UK.
Jazz trombonist-composer Curtis Fuller records The Clan, The Breeze And I and Ladies Night for Impulse Records in New York City, USA. It will appear on his album Soul Trombone.
Connie Francis plays the fifth night in a week of shows at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Barbara McNair and Dave Astor are playing at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
James Brown releases a new single, Lost Someone, on King Records in the USA.
Chiquieta, the celebrated girl drummer, plays the first of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, 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.
Peter Nero And His Trio are playing at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Diahann Carroll is playing at The Persian Room in The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA.
John Coltrane plays at The Granada, Walthamstow, London, England, UK, Europe.
Adam Faith plays at The ABC, Northampton, England, UK, Europe.
Ray Price is playing in San Antonio, Texas, 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.