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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.
Hank Thompson plays during a three-week engagement at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Patti Page is playing during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dinah Washington is headlining during a week of shows at The Howard Theater in Washington DC, USA, supported by The Dells.
Ella Fitzgerald plays the last night of a twelve-night run at The Crescendo Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis, Ben E. King, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Mary Wells, Sugar Pie DeSanto and others play the fourth night in a week of concerts at The Regal, Chicago Illinois, USA.
The Regents enter the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with Barbara Ann.
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Gene Vincent plays at The Feather Market Hall, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Barbra Streisand plays the fourteenth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band plays at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Allisons continue with their summer season at The North Pier Theatre, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
I Feel So Bad, by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No5 during a seven-week run.
Dizzy Gillespie records the album Perceptions for Verve Records in New York City, USA.
Connie Francis plays the fifth night of two weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Jackie Wilson records Lonely Life at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
Jimmy Rogers plays the eleventh night of two weeks in the Camellia house Lounge at The D rake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dana Williams, bassist of successful country group Diamond Rio is born in Dayton, Ohio, USA.
The new No1 single in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA is Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe.
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Johnny Preston begins a tour of Australia, Oceania, which will include shows in Melbourne and Perth, as well as Auckland, New Zealand.
Stand By Me by Ben E. King enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No4.
Jim Reeves plays a live show in San Jose, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul Anka steps in to save the night at The Twin Coaches Supper Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, when Bobby Rydell has to cancel his appearance because of a throat infection.
Aspiring rock guitarist Jeff Beck leaves Wimbledon School of Art in Wimbledon, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.