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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 musical Irma La Douce is presented at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA during a total of 524 Broadway performances.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
Vaughn Monroe is playing during a two-week engagement at The Crown Room, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Barbra Streisand is playing during a one-month engagement at The Blue Angel, New York City, USA.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Bill Black And His Combo are playing during a three-week engagement at The Roundtable, New York City, USA. They are joined by rockabilly artist Jumping Gene Simmons as an extra vocalist.
Lena Horne begins a week of appearances in her Nine O'Clock Revue at The Nixon Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jerry Reed is playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Cozy Cole is playing during a week of shows at The Esquire Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Dick Schory Orchestra presents Music In Motion (described as "The sound your eyes will follow" at The Arie Crown Theatre, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Marty Robbins releases a new single, Sometimes I'm Tempted / I Told The Brook, on Columbia Records in the USA.
The Miracles, The Vibrations, The Blue Notes and Joe Tex continue a two week season at The Uptown Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Flamingos play at The Key Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Sam Cooke releases a new single, Just For You, on SAR Records in the USA.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes in Idyllwild, California, USA, for his latest movie, Kid Galahad.
Ray Price And His Cherokee Cowboys play a live gig in Lansing, Michigan, USA.
Folk duo Robin Hall And Jimmie MacGregor provide a musical entertainment on the BBC-tv current affairs magazine show Tonight, broadcast live from London, England, UK, Europe.
Ernest Tubb And His Texas Troubadours play in Topeka, Kansas, USA.
Operation Big Beat II, headlined by The Beatles, is staged at The Tower Ballroom , New Brighton, Wallasey, England, UK, Europe. Other featured acts include Emile Ford, Rory Storm And The Hurricanes and Davy Jones. [Earlier in the day, The Beatles have also played at The Casbah Club in Liverpool.]
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The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Dubuque, Iowa, USA.
John Coltrane plays a live session at the Sudwestfunk TV Studio, Baden-Baden, West Germany, Europe.
When singing cowboy Gene Autry pleads guilty in Los Angeles, California, USA, to drunk driving, he receives a 30-day suspended sentence, a $500 fine and three years probation.
Buck Owens plays in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Johnny Cash opens at The Cave Supper Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Pat Boone is playing during a nine days engagement at The Twin Coaches, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Frances Faye records Everything Happens to Me, More Than You Know, That's All (Brandt-Haymes) and Dont Worry 'Bout Me for Verve Records at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session features Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Vince DeRosa, John Cave, Dick Perissi, Bill Hinshaw, French Horns; Bud Shank, alto sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Earl Palmer, drums; Stella Castellucci, harp.
John Coltrane plays at The Niedersachsenhalle, Hanover, West Germany, Europe.
The Rabin Band, Barbara Kay, Colin Day, Ray Pilgrim, The Hound Dogs, Arthur Greenslade And His Swingin' Piano, Groovin' Don Sanford, Rockin' Rex Morris and The Razz-Ma-Tazzers perform live on the BBC Light Programme radio show Go Man Go.
The Jimmy Neeley Trio records Joy Blues, What's Cookin' and other tracks for Prestige Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Del Shannon, with producer Harry Balk, records Hey Little Girl and I Don't Care Anymore in Mira Sound Studio, New York City, USA. The band on the session features Al Caiola [gtr], Milt Hinton [bass], Joe Marshall [drums], and Bill Ramal [sax].
Bobby Taylor with Charlie And The Jives releases a new single, Seven Steps To An Angel / Ubangi Stomp, on Hour Records in the USA.
The Olympics release a new single, The Stomp, on Arvee Records in the USA.
Ernest Tubb And His Texas Troubadours, Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys, Martha Carson, Kathy Perry, Johnny Johnson, Tommy Duncan, Autry Inman and Dick Flood are playing in Topeka, Kansas, USA.
Billy Fury, Eden Kane (backed by Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers), The Allisons, The Karl Denver Trio, Shirley Douglas and (somewhat confusingly) Mike Dee And The Jaywalkers play at The Apollo, Ardwick, England, UK, Europe. At this point in their career, Mike Dee's Jaywalkers include Ritchie Blackmore, later to play with Deep Purple, on guitar.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing during a week-long engagement at The Apollo Theatre, New York City, USA, supported by Moms Mabley, Bunny Briggs, Ada Lee and The Grandison Singers.
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (aka Flatt And Scruggs) record Bile Them Cabbage Down, Old Joe Clark, Sally Goodin, Billy In The Low Ground and other tracks in RCA Victor Studio 2, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session also includes Gordon Terry and Paul Warren [fiddles], Merle Travis [gtr], Buck Graves [dobro], Jake Tullock [bass], Muddy Berry [drums] and Billy Liebert [piano]. Neely Plumb produces the session.
Blues legend Howlin' Wolf arrives in the UK for a tour.
Rockabilly performer and recording artist 'Whitey' Dwight Pullen dies of cancer, aged 30, in Los Angeles, California, USA.