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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.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
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 Do-Re-Mi, starring Max Bygraves, with music by Jule Styne, is playing at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, Europe, during a run of 169 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.
Tommy Steele, Teddy Johnson And Pearl Carr, Jimmy James, The Raindrops, Joe Baker And Jack Douglas, Desmond Walter-Ellis, The KIms and Regine And Andre Berny play during a seven-week season at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
The Platters are playing during a two-week engagement at The Social Ritz Club, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Connie Francis is playing during a two week engagement at The Latin Casino, Merchantsville, New Jersey, USA.
Jerry Butler, Maxine Brown, The Cleftones, Bobby Lewis, The Blue Notes and Doc Bagby's Combo play during a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Andy Williams is playing during nine nights at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
LaVern Baker, The Mar-Keys, The Halos, Little Caesar And The Romans, The Sims Twins, Johnnie And Joe, Wade Flemons, Rickey Allen and The Starlets are playing during a week-long engagement at The Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hawkshaw Hawkins is playing during six nights at The Flame Theatre-Cafe, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Vandergrift Brothers are playing during a four week long engagement in Rockland, Maine, USA.
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The musical Kwamina is playing at The 54th Street, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of just 32 performances.
I'm A Moody Guy by Shane Fenton And The Fentones enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No22 during a stay of eight weeks.
Stringbean plays in Racine, Wisconsin, USA.
Tony Bennett is the musical guest on tonight's edition of tv's Perry Como Show in the USA.
The Ray Bryant Septet records Twist On, Twist City and other tracks for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. The tracks will appear on Bryant's LP Dancing The Big Twist.
Having been discovered by legendary A and R guru John Hammond, Bob Dylan signs a recording contract with Columbia Records in New York City, USA. His first album will do so badly, he will be nicknamed 'Hammond's folly'.
Kitty Wells, Johnnie And Jack, Marvin Rainwater, Jimmy Newman, Bill Phillips and The Tennessee Mountain Boys play a show in St. Peter, Minnesota, USA.
Flatt and Scruggs play a live concert in Leaksville, North Carolina, USA.
Chadwick Gaylord Smith, better known as Chad Smith, drummer with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, is born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Elvis Presley begins recording soundtrack songs for the movie Kid Galahad at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist Charlie Byrd record Jazz Samba No4, Jazz Samba No5 and Jazz Samba No6, in New York City, USA, for Verve Records.
Brenda Lee records I Miss You So, I'll Be Seeing You, Lazy River and Send Me Some Lovin', at Bradley Film And Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Roy Acuff plays a live show in Rockford, Illinois, USA.
Charles Mingus plays the sixth of seven nights at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The ABC, Dover, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet enters the UK pop singles chart with Take Five which will peak at No6 during a fifteen-week run on the chart.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Time Has Come by Adam Faith enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No4 during a stay of fourteen weeks.
The Drifters record the Gerry Goffin / Carole King composition When My Little Girl Is Smiling, for Atlantic Records in Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
Justin Tubb plays in Maple Heights, Ohio, USA.