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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 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.
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.
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.
Lena Horne begins a week of appearances in her Nine O'Clock Revue at The Nixon Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
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.
Frank Sinatra records It Might As Well Be Spring, Misty and other tracks for Reprise Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Frances Faye records Should I?, Them Who Has Gets, There Will Never Be Another You and Miss Otis Regrets (Shes Unable to Lunch Today) 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.
The Prince Lasha Quintet featuring saxophonist Sonny Simmons records Congo Call, Bojangles and other tracks in Contemporary Records studio, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan spends the second 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.
Fabian makes a live appearance on The Buddy Dean Show on WJZ-tv in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Cozy Cole is playing during a week of shows at The Esquire Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Billy Fury, Eden Kane (backed by Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers), The Allisons, The Karl Denver Trio, Shirley Douglas and (somewhat confusingly) Mike Dee And The Jaywalkers play at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe. At this point in their career, Mike Dee's Jaywalkers include Ritchie Blackmore, later to play with Deep Purple, on guitar.
Jazz pianist Phineas Newborn Jr releases the album The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr, in the USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis releases his version of the classic 1959 Barrett Strong hit Money on Sun Records in the USA.
As a result of recent snowstorms, location filming on the new Elvis Presley movie Kid Galahad is suspended, and the crew moves back to thestudios in Hollywood, California, USA.
Ray Price And His Cherokee Cowboys play a live gig in Saginaw, Michigan, USA.
The Impressions perform Gypsy Woman on today's edition of popular tv series American Bandstand in W-Fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jim Reeves records I Fall To Pieces and Adios Amigo for RCA Records in the USA.
Gospel vocalist Clara Ward is playing at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Beatles play at The Merseyside Civil Service Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Ernest Tubb And His Texas Troubadours, Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys, Martha Carson, Kathy Perry, Johnny Johnson, Tommy Duncan, Autry Inman and Dick Flood are playing in Sioux City, Iowa, USA.
Buck Owens plays in Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Jerry Reed is playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby, in the USA on RCA Records. (1961)