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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.
Barbara Carroll And Her Trio are playing during a three-week engagement at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bill Henderson is playing during a 22-day engagement at The Playboy Key Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Patsy Montana is playing during a four-week stretch at Harrah's Club, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
The Chordettes are playing during two-weeks of shows at Beverly Hills Country Club, Southgate, Kentucky, USA.
Elvis Presley is in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, beginning preparations for his next film, Blue Hawaii.
Leigh Bowery is born in Sunshine, Australia, Oceania. Best-known as an outrageous gay icon and performance artist, Bowery will also form several UK-based rock bands in the 90s, including Minty, Raw Sewage and The Quality Street Wrappers.
Barbra Streisand continues her month-long residency at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes, later to find success as The Swinging Blue Jeans, play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
According to some reports, The Beatles play at The Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. According to others, the group was already on board a train heading for Hamburg, Germany, Europe, to begin a second season of live dates in the city.
Belle Barth is playing at The Roundtable, New York City, USA.
The John Coltrane Quintet and The Jimmy Smith Organ Trio stand in for Ray Charles at The Pyramids, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Ray Charles is out of action, suffering with arterial bleeding from his left hand.
Gene McDaniels enters the Billboard pop singles chart in the USA with 100 Pounds Of Clay, which will peak at No3.
Jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley And His Quintet record The Best Things In Life Are Free, Three Coins In The Fountain and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Buddy Halpman and Dave Lind's Jazzmen play at Liverpool Jazz Society in The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Brook Benton plays the third night of a month at The Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Theme From Dixie by Duane Eddy enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No39.
Blues guitarist and singer Herman E. Johnson is recording tracks for his Arhoolie Records' LP Louisiana Country Blues, in Baton Rouge, Lousiana, USA.
Dorothy Page, known as The Singing Cowgirl, dies of cancer, aged 57, in LaBelle, Florida, USA.
The Andy Doll Band is playing in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA.
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.