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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.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
Barbra Streisand plays the sixteenth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles plays at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Jimmy Rogers plays the thirteenth night of two weeks in the Camellia house Lounge at The D rake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Surrender, by Elvis Presley enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No1 during a thirteen week run.
Martha Raye is the musical guest on popular tv show Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall, in New York City, USA. Raye is paid $7,500 for her appearance.
Hello Mary Lou by Ricky Nelson enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No3 in a seventeen week run. Hello MaryLou is written by Gene Pitney.
Bob Dylan is recorded while performing Woody Guthrie songs in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The recording will, in due course, surface as a bootleg entitled The Minnesota Party Tape.
The Allisons continue with their summer season at the North Pier Theatre, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Mahalia Jackson Show, a tv special starring Mahalia Jackson, is broadcast by Granada TV in the UK. The show, produced by Johnnie Hamp, also features Chris Barber's Jazz Band, Toots Thielemans, Julius Katchen and Leon Bibb.
Jerry Lee Lewis, Ben E. King, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Mary Wells, Sugar Pie DeSanto and others play the sixth night in a week of concerts at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Johnny Sandon And The Searchers play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92-day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Connie Francis plays the seventh night of two weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Jim Reeves plays a live show in Redding, California, USA.
Pearl Bailey opens at The Empire Room of The Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Rockabilly artist Rusty York records Goodnight Cincinnati, Good Morning Tennessee, for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Two release a new single, Sugartime, on Sun Records in the USA.
Nat King Cole plays during five nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
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.