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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.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Popular vocalist Tommy Leonetti is playing during a two-week engagement at The Red Lion Inn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Frankie Avalon is playing during a week of shows at The Holiday House, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Popular country vocalist Ray Price, known as The Cherokee Cowboy, records San Antonio Rose for Columbia Records in the USA. Bassist on the track is Willie Nelson.
The Eric Dolphy Quartet plays a live session for the Swedish Broadcast Station, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
I Really Love You by The Stereos enters the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart at No85. It will peak at No29. The song will be covered by George Harrison of The Beatles on his 1982 solo album Gone Troppo.
The Everly Brothers, Ray Peterson and Dicky Doo And The Don'ts, play at the Araneta Coliseum in the Philippines at the start of a ten day tour of The Philippines, Australia and New Zealand, Oceania.
Debbie Dean, the first white singer to record for Motown Records, releases a new single, Don't Let Him Shop Around, in the USA. The track is an answer song to The Miracles' hit Shop Around.
Dorothy Squires begins a season at the Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with Take Five which will peak at No25 during a seven-week run on the chart.
Jan Berry of Californian vocal duo Jan And Dean, signs a contract with Brill Building-based publisher Nevins-Kirshner for services rendered as a writer and producer.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays a live show in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys, The Louvin Brothers, Bob Luman, Grandpa Jones, Margie Bowes, The Slater Sisters and Billy Thompson And His Melody Ramblers play in Topeka, Kansas, USA.
Mike Porco of Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, rings New York Times music critic Robert Shelton to invite him to see Bob Dylan at the club.
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Walk On By by Leroy Van Dyke reaches No1 in the Billboard country singles chart in the USA where it will remain for a staggering nineteen weeks.
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Ray Charles and Sarah Vaughan play the fourth night in a week at the Palace Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The Coasters record My Babe, Bad Blood and Just Like Me in Atlantic Records Studios, New York City, USA.
Carl Dobkins Jr performs the Gene Pitney composition A Chance To Belong on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, in W-Fil Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Johnny Cash, Rose Maddox, Merle Travis, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play at The Civic Center, Potsdam, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson records tracks for his album A Man With A Horn at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
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.