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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.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
The Oranim Zabar Troupe plays during a four week run at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Flamingos are playing during a lengthy engagement at Robert's Show Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jo Ann Campbell plays during a three-week booking at The International Room, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles, The Raelettes, The Coasters, Joe Adams, Betty Carter, The Jazztet, The Little Angels and Jimmie Scott play during an engagement at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Jimmie Rodgers is playing during a nine-day engagement at The Holiday House, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Tony Bennett is starring in Guys And Dolls at Herb Rogers' Chicago Music Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Connie Francis is playing at The Sahara Club, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Hawkshaw Hawkins and Jean Shepard play during four nights in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The Earls perform Life Is But A Dream on popular tv show American Bandstand at W-fil Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Roy Hamilton is also a guest in the same edition of the show.
Fats Domino plays a live show in Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Elvis Presley's sixth movie, Wild In The Country, opens nationally in the USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The album Sold Out by The Kingston Trio is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A..
Barbra Streisand makes an early television appearance on the show P.M. East, hosted by Mike Wallace, in the USA.
Bobby Rydell is playing at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Jimmy Somerville, vocalist of Bronski Beat and The Communards, is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Petula Clark plays the fourth of six nights at The Room At The Top, Hereford, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles record tracks, including My Bonnie and The Saints, with Tony Sheridan for Bert Kaempfert of Polydor Records in The Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. They also record two tracks without him, laying down Ain't She Sweet and Cry For A Shadow.
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The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, 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.