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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.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
Nat King Cole plays during five nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
A copy of Jimmy Hendrix's [Jimi Hendrix] birth certificate is acquired to enable him to enlist in the US Army. Hendrix is joining the army partly to avoid a harsh sentence for car theft.
South African dancer Carole Gray replaces the previously announced Annette Robertson as Cliff Richard's co-star in the upcoming film The Young Ones.
Count Basie And His Orchestra play the first night of a week at The Tivoli Theater, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Their current vocalist, Ocie Smith, will later find greater success as solo performer O.C. Smith.
Connie Francis plays the ninth night of two weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Donnie And The Dreamers appear on Wfil-tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Coasters, The Isley Brothers and Betty Carter play the first night of a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Ben E. King is at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Paul Anka sets off on a brief tour of Mexico, beginning with six shows in three days at Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Allisons continue with their summer season at the North Pier Theatre, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Brook Benton is playing during a week of shows at The Uptown Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Johnny Sandon And The Searchers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Jerry Butler, The Marcels, Ernie K-Doe and Maxine Brown play at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinatti, Ohio, USA.
Cliff Richard presents awards, and performs Living Doll, at the Methodist Association of Youth Clubs annual event in The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano release a new single, Cold Cold Heart, on Sun Records in the USA.
Paul Revere And The Raiders release a new single, Like Charleston, on Gardena Records in the USA.
Barbra Streisand plays the eighteenth night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
Little Anthony And The Imperials play at the high school prom, New Kensington, Pennsylvania, USA.
Joe Dowell records Wooden Heart in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Smash Records. Keyboardist on the session is Ray Stevens, later to score a string of hits in his own right.
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Gene Vincent plays at The Ile Rinh, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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.