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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 Platters are playing during a two-week engagement at The Social Ritz Club, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Connie Francis is playing during a two week engagement at The Latin Casino, Merchantsville, New Jersey, USA.
LaVern Baker, The Mar-Keys, The Halos, Little Caesar And The Romans, The Sims Twins, Johnnie And Joe, Wade Flemons, Rickey Allen and The Starlets are playing during a week-long engagement at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jerry Butler, Maxine Brown, The Cleftones, Bobby Lewis, The Blue Notes and Doc Bagby's Combo play during a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Andy Williams is playing during nine nights at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Flatt and Scruggs play a live concert in Liberty, North Carolina, USA.
The new No1 single in the USA, according to Billboard magazine, is Runaround Sue by Dion.
Izzy Young of The Folklore Center, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, conducts another in his series of early interviews with Bob Dylan.
Charles Mingus plays the third of seven nights at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Stringbean plays in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA.
It is reported that the Detroit-based Tamla-Motown Records is setting up a national distribution network following its recent successes on the Billboard singles chart.
Elvis Presley is attending meetings in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, about his latest movie, Kid Galahad.
RCA announce the launch of "The Prompter", a new portable hi-fi tape cartridge player selling at $99.95. It will not find wide public acceptance.
Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers release their debut single, My Bonnie, on Polydor Records in Germany, Europe. The Beat Brothers will find greater success as The Beatles.
The Ray Bryant Septet record Big Susie, Do That Twist and Just A Little Bit Of Twist for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Roy Acuff plays a live show in Waterloo, Iowa, USA.
Hawkshaw Hawkins is playing during six nights at The Flame Theatre-Cafe, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Kitty Wells, Johnnie And Jack, Marvin Rainwater, Jimmy Newman, Bill Phillips and The Tennessee Mountain Boys play a show in Storm Lake, Iowa, USA.
The musical Kwamina opens at The 54th Street, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for just 32 performances.
Barry Mann releases a new single, Little Miss USA, on ABC-Paramount Records in the USA.
Tommy Sands, with producer Ken Nelson, records Jimmy's Song, Queen In Calico, The Wrong Side Of Love, Five Foot Deep In Teardrops and Just A Little Bit Blue in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Backing vocals on the session are provided by The Jordanaires.
Ernie K-Doe releases a new single, I Cried My Last Tear, on Minit Records in the USA.
Fats Domino performs Let The Four Winds Blow on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Plaza, Worthing, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
The Vandergrift Brothers are playing during a four week long engagement in Rockland, Maine, USA.
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The Journeymen record Kumbaya and Oh Miss Mary in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The Journeymen consist of John Phillips [vcl/gt], Scott McKenzie [vcl/gt] and Dick Weissman [gt/banjo]. Phillips will go on to found The Mamas And The Papas, while McKenzie will enjoy a successful solo career.
Billboard magazine in the USA reports that last week, for the first time, a majority of new entries on the Album Chart featured "young rock and rollers, country-rockers, rock and roll tunes or movie scores with teenage themes." This is taken as an indication that the teenage market is becoming increasingly important.
Jazz pianist Cecil Taylor records Mixed for Impulse! Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd records the album Blues Sonata for Riverside Records in Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Jazz trombonist George Brunies is playing at Basin Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.