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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 Vandergrift Brothers are playing during a four week long engagement in Rockland, Maine, USA.
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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.
Vaughn Monroe is playing during a two-week engagement at The Crown Room, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Barbra Streisand is playing during a one-month engagement at The Blue Angel, New York City, USA.
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.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Kid Galahad, in Idyllwild, California, USA.
Little Jimmy Dickens records Night Train To Memphis, The Violet And A Rose and Out Behind The Barn in Bradley Film And Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Judy Garland plays at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Stereo 35/MM by Enoch Light And His Orchestra reaches No1 on the Billboard album chart in the USA.
Victor Silvester And His Ballroom Orchestra provide the music for the BBC Light Programme radio show Music For Dancing, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Frank Sinatra records I Hadn't Anyone Till You and As You Desire Me for Reprise Records in the USA.
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, Junior Lewis, aka C.L. Blast, The Dovells, The Isley Brothers and Solomon Burke play the last night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Frances Faye records Do Nothin till You Hear from Me, Its All Right With Me, Love For Sale and So In Love for Verve Records at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session features Al Porcino, Stu Williamson, Conte Candoli, Ray Triscari, trumpets; Harry Betts, Pete Carpenter, Vern Friley, trombones; Red Callender, tuba; Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Bud Shank, alto sax; Bob Enevoldsen, Gene Cipriano, tenor saxes; Bill Hood, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Earl Palmer, drums; Milt Holland, conga.
Let There Be Drums by Sandy Nelson enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, on its way to No7.
The Si Zentner Orchestra is playing during a lengthy engagement at The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, USA.
The Marvelettes release a new LP, Please Mr. Postman, on Motown Records in the USA.
Lena Horne begins a week of appearances in her Nine O'Clock Revue at The Nixon Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Paul Anka records Love Me Warm And Tender, I Never Knew Your Name and I'd Like To Know in New York City, USA.
John Coltrane plays at The Falkoner Centret, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Connie Francis records Mr. Twister and No Arms Will Ever Hold You (French version) for MGM Records in New York City, USA.
Jim Brickman is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He will find success as a pop songwriter and pianist.
The movie Paris Blues, with a soundtrack by Duke Ellington, opens in theatres in Sweden, Europe. The film includes Louis Armstrong in the role of Wild Man Moore.
Duke Ellington And His Band play a one-night concert in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
American music trade magazine Billboard reports on the international success of the new teenage dance craze, The Twist, noting that in France, Europe, there are currently no less than forty five different twist-related singles on the market.
Ginny Arnell is playing at The Three Rivers Inn, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Walk On By by Leroy Van Dyke reaches No1 in the Canadian Top 20 singles chart.
Joey Dee And The Starliters record Roly Poly, for Roulette Records in New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan spends the first of three days recording his debut album, Bob Dylan, at Studio A, Columbia Records, Seventh St, New York City, USA. Total cost runs to $400. On this day, he records several takes of House Of The Rising Sun.
The Bill Black group and The Orchids play an evening of twist-themed music at The Roundtable, New York City, USA.
Popular singer Jaye P. Morgan is featured in an acting role on the series Hennessy on CBS-tv in the USA. The show stars Jackie Cooper as a Navy doctor.
Billy Walker, with producer Don Law, records Charlie's Shoes, Wild Colonial Boy, I'm Lying and The Next Voice You Hear in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features guitarists Grady Martin, Hank Garland, Billy Byrd and Harold Bradley, bassist Joseph Zinkan, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist William Pursell.
US Army Private James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] begins Jump School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, USA, with the 101st Airborne Division.
Bill Black And His Combo are playing during a three-week engagement at The Roundtable, New York City, USA. They are joined by rockabilly artist Jumping Gene Simmons as an extra vocalist.
Package tour A Star Spangled Night arrives at The Granada, Dartford, England, UK, Europe, starring Billy Fury, Eden Kane, The Karl Denver Trio, The Allisons, Chas McDevitt And Shirley Douglas, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Dave Sampson and Gordon Peters. The tour is promoted by impresario Larry Parnes.
Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor provide musical entertainment on the BBC-tv topical affairs magazine programme Tonight, in London, England, UK, Europe.