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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.
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.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes for his tenth movie Kid Galahad in Culver Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing during a 17-night engagement at Basin Street East, New York City, USA. Also on the bill is Gloria Lynne, with her trio led by Earl May.
Roy Acuff is undertaking a one-month tour of Spain, Europe, and Morocco, Africa, where he is performing for American troops, sponsored by the United Service Organizations.
Sarah Vaughan is playing during a three-week engagement at the My Fair Lady club in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lambert, Hendricks And Ross are playing during a two-week engagement at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley comes to the end of filming for his latest movie, Kid Galahad, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Sal Nistico is recording tracks for his album Heavyweights at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Cliff Richard appears at The Edmonton Royal, Edmonton, London, England, UK, Europe.
Nat King Cole, with George Shearing on piano, records Pick Yourself Up, September Song, Let There Be Love, I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mike Keneally, who will find success while playing guitar in Frank Zappa's touring band, is born in Long Island, New York State, USA. He will go on to achieve wide acclaim as a solo performer and composer.
Brenda Lee plays the sixteenth night of a pre-Christmas season in The Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Eddie Hodges, The Cupids, The Boulevards, The Javalons and Vinnie Monte play a benefit show at The Youth House For Girls, New York City, USA.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Springfields (including Dusty Springfield) appear on the BBC Light Programme radio show Younger Than Springtime, hosted by Jimmy Young, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Ruby Wah and Jose Daroya's Band are playing at The Cathay Restaurant, Singapore, Asia.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes (including drummer Ringo Starr) play at Club Django, Queen's Hotel, Southport, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
Louis Jordan opens at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, where he will play until February 1, 1962.
Louis Jordan opens for a lengthy season at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Joan Regan, The Beverley Sisters, The Trotter Brothers and The Polka Dots perform live on the BBC-tv show Be My Guest in the UK.
Acker Bilk, Bob Miller and the Millermen, The Raindrops and the Wimbledon Girls' Choir provide live music on the BBC Light Programme radio show Parade Of The Pops in London, England, UK, Europe.
Dean Martin records Somebody Loves You, A Hundred Years From Today, If Love Is Good To Me and (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons for Capitol Records at 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Gary U.S. Bonds performs Dear Lady Twist on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Mac Wiseman, with producer Ken Nelson, records Footprints In The Snow, Just Outside, Pistol Packin' Preacher and What's Gonna Happen To Me in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features Ray Edenton [gtr], Benny Williams [mandolin], Joseph Joe Drumright [banjo], Joe Zinkan [bass], Buddy Harman [drums], and Buddy Spicher and Chubby Wise [fiddles].
Saverio Saridis, nicknamed The Singing Cop, opens at The Persin Room of The Hotel Plaza, New York City, USA.