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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.
Teddy Randazzo, Molly Bee, Jo-Ann Campbell and Carding Cruz with his 24-piece orchestra play at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia, during The Christmas Cavalcade Of International Stars.
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.
The musical Irma La Douce is presented at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA during a total of 524 Broadway performances.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Roy Acuff is undertaking a one-month tour of Spain, Europe, and Morocco, Africa, where he is performing for American troops, sponsored by the United Service Organizations.
Sarah Vaughan is playing during a three-week engagement at the My Fair Lady club in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lambert, Hendricks And Ross are playing during a two-week engagement at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Paul Anka is playing throughout Christmas and New Year at The Caribe Room, Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
Gene McDaniels plays during an eight-night run at The Fox Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Vincent Lopez And His Orchestra are playing during a residency in The Grille Room of the Hotel Taft, New York City, USA.
The Beatles play in the Boxing Night Big Beat Ball at The Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, England, UK, Europe, with Rory Storm And The Hurricanes and Tony Osborne And His Band..
Jay And The Americans record She Cried and Dawning for United Artists Records at Bell Sound Studios in New York City, USA. The track is produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
The Top Ten singles being played on WABC Radio in New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows:
  1. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (RCA)
  2. The Twist - Chubby Checker (Parkway)
  3. Peppermint Twist, Part 1 - Joey Dee And The Starliters (Roulette)
  4. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (Tamla)
  5. Run To Him - Bobby Vee (Liberty)
  6. Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren (Colpix)
  7. I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) - Barbara George (AFO)
  8. Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen - Neil Sedaka (RCA)
  9. Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)
  10. Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley (RCA)
Brenda Lee, Dion, Johnny Tillotson, Freddy Cannon, The Casuals, Frank Gari, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry and others play in the week-long Big Show at Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is promoted by Sid Bernstein.
The Swinging Blue Genes [later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans] plus The Remo Four play an evening show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The teen-oriented movie, Rock All Night, featuring The Platters and The Blockbusters, is released to cinemas in Mexico, North America.
Frankie Vaughan and The King Brothers play at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Wilma Reading and Parris Black are playing The Goodwood, Singapore, Asia.
Cliff Richard is seen performing The Young Ones and I Wake Up Cryin' on the pre-recorded ATV show All Kinds Of Music in the UK.
Trent Gardner is born in Fairfield, California, USA. He will play keyboards with the prog-rock bands Explorers Club and Magellan.
The Ronnie Price Octet, The Eric Delaney Band, The Alex Welsh Band, The Polka Dots, Rose Brennan, Peter Elliott, George Melly and Bob Cort perform live in the radio show Ring-A-Ding-Ding on the BBC Light Programme service in London, England, UK, Europe.
The musical A Family Affair, with music by John Kander, lyrics and book by James and William Goldman, has a tryout at The Erlanger Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. It will move to Broadway on January 27.
Patsy Cline and George Hamilton IV play in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Today's edition of record-rating show Juke Box Jury on BBC-tv in the UK, features panellists Hayley Mills, Pete Murray, Jean Metcalfe and Alan Rothwell. The show is presented by David Jacobs. The panel favourably reviews The Young Ones by Cliff Richard And The Shadows.
Tom Lentz is born in Hammond, Indiana, USA. He will find some success as a rock drummer working with Percy Sledge, Kansas, The Steve Miller Band and others.