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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.
Tony Bennett plays during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Eddie Harris is playing at The Show Boat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald is playing during a season at Basin Street East, New York City, USA.
The Harold Quinn Trio is playing during a three week engagement at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Helen O'Connell is playing during a three week booking at Mr. Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Barbara Gilbert.
Liberace is playing at Freddie's Cafe, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Ernestine Anderson is playing during a week of shows at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
R'n'b vocal quintet The Stereos record I Really Love You, Please Come Back To Me and A Long Time From Never, for Cub Records in New York City, USA, with producer Otis Blackwell.
Sam Cooke records Bring It On Home To Me at RCA Studio 1, Hollywood, California, USA, with vocal responses sung by an uncredited Lou Rawls. The song will become a standard with numerous notable cover versions including those by Aretha Franklin, The Animals and Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Country music star Spade Cooley is indicted by a Grand Jury in Kern County, California, USA, for the murder of his wife, Ella Mae, on April 3 at their ranch house in Willow Springs, near Tehachapi, California.
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Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Elektrons, with The Bird Electric Organ, play at McIlroy's Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Olympics, Aretha Franklin, The Capris, Johnny Hartman and The Dells play the sixth of seven nights at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Comedy singing duo The Smothers Brothers continue with a three-week engagement at The Crystal Palace, Gaslight Square, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Second on the bill is teenage singer Barbra Streisand .
Chris Mars, founding member and drummer of guitar-pop band The Replacements, is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Johnny Burnette plays at the Gaumont, Worcester, England, UK, Europe. Tickets cost £6.
Bobby Rydell performs That Old Black Magic and Cherie on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
More Than I Can Say by Bobby Vee enters the NME [New Musical Express] pop singles chart in the UK, where it will peak at No4. The song is written by Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis of The Crickets.
Paul Anka plays the third of seven nights at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, 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.