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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.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
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 singer Sandy Stewart is playing during a residency at The Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Patti Page and Jimmie Rodgers play during ten nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
Tennessee Ernie Ford and Anita Bryant are playing at The Ontario State Fair, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Bobby Rydell is playing during a week of shows at The Frolics, Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA.
Faron Young is playing during a three-night booking in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The Carlisles play during a three-night engagement in Rollo, Missouri, USA.
Bobby Vee is playing during a three-night engagement at The Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Jackie Wilson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Etta James, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Ral Donner, The Belmonts, The Chantels, The Cleftones, The Regents, Tony Orlando, The Vibrations, Frank Gari, Linda Scott and Brian Hyland are playing during a ten-day engagement in Murray The K's Boss Holiday Show at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Sam Cooke, Ben E. King, The Olympics, Carla Thomas, Ernie K. Doe, The Sheppards and Slim Harpo are playing during a week of shows at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jim Reeves plays a live show in Rack's Hut, New Jersey, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Flatt and Scruggs play a live show in Jumpertown, Mississippi, USA.
Country singer-songwriter Ray Pillow makes his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He will go on to achieve a string of minor hits before emerging as a major music publisher with Sycamore Music.
The First National Jazz Festival, organised by Marquee Club owner Harold Pendleton, begins at Richmond Athletic Grounds, Richmond, Surrey, UK. Acts appearing over the course of the two day event include Johnny Dankworth, Chris Barber, The Mike Cotton Jazzmen, Tubby Hayes, Ken Colyer, The Back of Town Syncopaters, Gerry Brown's Jazzmen, The Clyde Valley Stompers, Alan Elsdon, The Tubby Hayes Quintet, Jazz News All Stars, Terry Lightfoot, The Merseysippi Jazz Band, The Original Downtown Syncopaters, The Freddy Randall Band, The Don Rendell Quintet, The Ronnie Rose Quintet, Alvin Roy's Saratoga Jazz Band, The Ken Sims Vintage Jazz Band, Bob Wallis And His Storyville Jazz and Alex Welsh And His Band.
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Hawkshaw Hawkins and Jean Shepard play a live show in Meadeville, Pennsylvania, USA.
Entering at No59, Little Sister by Elvis Presley is the highest new entry on the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
Jazz saxophonists Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt begin recording tracks for their duet album We'll Be Together Again, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Verve Records.
Fashion model and aspiring singer Grace Wing marries film student Gerald 'Jerry' Slick, in Grace Cathedral, Nob Hill, San Francisco, thus becoming Grace Slick, future vocalist of Jefferson Airplane.
Jimmy Olander, singer, guitarist and banjo player of Diamond Rio, is born in Palos Verdes, California, USA.
Johnnie And Jack and Kitty Wells play a live gig in Warren, Michigan, USA.
Howard Vokes And His Country Boys play the second of two nights in Kent, Connecticut, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro.
Porter Wagoner plays a live show in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Dick Clark C aravan of Stars plays the sixth night of a week of shows at the Centennial Exposition, Wichita, Kansas, USA, featuring Frankie Avalon, The Shirelles, Gary U.S. Bonds, Johnny And The Hurricanes and Chuck Jackson.
The Beatles play at Aintree Institute, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Bill Anderson plays a live concert in Jacksonville, Florida, 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.