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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.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
The Oranim Zabar Troupe plays during a four week run at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ray Charles, The Raelettes, The Coasters, Joe Adams, Betty Carter, The Jazztet, The Little Angels and Jimmie Scott play during an engagement at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Jo Ann Campbell plays during a three-week booking at The International Room, New York City, USA.
The Flamingos are playing during a lengthy engagement at Robert's Show Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tony Bennett is starring in Guys And Dolls at Herb Rogers' Chicago Music Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Connie Francis is playing at The Sahara Club, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bobby Rydell is playing at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Joe Dowell's version of Wooden Heart enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, and will take nine weeks to reach No1.
Johnnie Ray begins a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Slim Whitman, George Jones, Clarley Walker and others play at the Municipal Auditorium, Austin, Texas, USA.
The Beatles continue their 92-day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Terri Nunn, vocalist and songwriter of hitmaking 80s band Berlin, is born in Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The new No1 single in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA is A Quarter To Three by Gary U.S. Bonds.
Gladys Knight And The Pips reach No1 in the Billboard r'n'b singles chart in the USA with Every Beat Of My Heart.
The Marcels perform their biggest hit, Blue Moon, on the tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Having played numerous live dates in the UK, Gene Vincent flies back to the USA to take care of some personal business.
The Ventures third album, Another Smash, on Dolton Records, enters the Billboard Album Chart in the USA.
Muddy Waters, Little Walter and The "5" Royales play the fourth night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
The Willis Brothers play a live show in Russellville, Alabama, USA.
Raindrops by Dee Clark peaks at No2 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
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.