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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.
The stage musical She Loves Me with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick is playing at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 301 performances.
Winifred Atwell, Lance Percival, Ronnie Carroll, Antonio Vargas And The Spanish Dancers, Gerard Sety, Des Lane, Toni Ros, The Mistins and The Don Robb Group are playing during the summer season at The Star Light Roof, The Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe.
Paul And Paula are playing during a three-week booking at The International Club, New York City, USA.
Jimmy Smith plays during a ten-night stand at Gino's, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Damita Jo is playing during two weeks at Club Harlem, Atlantic City, USA.
Popular honky tonk pianist and bandleader Big Tiny Little is playing during an extended booking at The Java Lanes, Long Beach, California, USA.
Over 40 respected jazz musicians including Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Cannonball Adderley and Billy Taylor (who also serves as emcee), gather in the back yard of baseball star Jackie Robinson's home in North Stamford, Connecticut, USA. The event proves so successful that it will eventually become known as the first annual Jackie Robinson Jazz Festival. They raise $15,000 which is donated to Martin Luther King.
The Rolling Stones play at Ken Colyer's Studio 51, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Martin Luther King delivers a rousing speech in Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA, in which he first uses the phrase "I have a dream". The speech is recorded by Gordy Records and will be released as The Great March To Freedom album. (N.B. This is not the more famous I Have A Dream speech which will not delivered until August, in Washington DC.)
Shorty Rogers And His Orchestra record Talk About Rain, Gospel Mission, Climbing To Heaven and other tracks at Capitol Tower Studios, Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Joe Henderson records his debut LP, Page One, his debut album as a leader, for Blue Note Records produced by Alfred Lion at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. The album features Kenny Dorham, McCoy Tyner, Butch Warren and Pete La Roca.
The Cyril Davies Rhythm And Blues All Stars, featuring Long John Baldry and The Velvets, play at Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London, England, UK, Europe.
The dress rehearsal for the first episode of The Judy Garland Show is taped at CBS Television City, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Cyril Davies Rhythm And Blues All Stars, featuring Long John Baldry and The Velvets, play at Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London, England, UK, Europe.
Johnny Tillotson plays the last of five nights at The Elegante, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
The Detours play at The White Hart Hotel, Acton, London, England, UK, Europe. The group will find greater success after a name change to The Who in 1964.
The Fourmost play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
At Alpha TV Studios, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, The Beatles record a special all-Liverpool edition of Lucky Stars (Summer Spin). The show, presented by Brian Matthew (or possibly Pete Murray), also features Cilla Black, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas, Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Searchers, The Big Three, The Vernon Girls, Lee Curtis and Kenneth Cope And The Breakaways.
The 15th Anniversary special edition of The Ed Sullivan Show in the USA features Elvis Presley's 1956 and 1957 appearances on the show which, in their day, had shocked the somewhat conservative Sullivan.
The Beat Boys play at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Walker and Stonewall Jackson play at Harry Smythe's Buck Lake Ranch, Angola, Indiana, USA.
Bob Gibson plays the sixth of twelve nights at The Blue Dog Cellar, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Freddie And The Dreamers play at The Britannia, Great Yarmouth, England, UK, Europe.