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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 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.
Barbra Streisand is playing during a one-month engagement at The Blue Angel, New York City, USA.
Vaughn Monroe is playing during a two-week engagement at The Crown Room, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Bill Black And His Combo are playing during a three-week engagement at The Roundtable, New York City, USA. They are joined by rockabilly artist Jumping Gene Simmons as an extra vocalist.
Cozy Cole is playing during a week of shows at The Esquire Club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Pat Boone is playing during a nine days engagement at The Twin Coaches, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing during a week-long engagement at The Apollo Theatre, New York City, USA, supported by Moms Mabley, Bunny Briggs, Ada Lee and The Grandison Singers.
Santo And Johnny are playing during a long engagement at The El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes for his tenth movie Kid Galahad in Culver Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It is reported that Liberty Records in New York City, USA, has signed Johnnie Ray to an exclusive recording contract
Til Dieterle opens at The Sheraton-Charles Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Ray Charles plays at The Municipal Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Blues guitarist and singer Doug Quattlebaum records the album Softee Man Blues in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, for Bluesville Records.
Flatt and Scruggs are playing during a two-week engagement at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The John Coltrane Quintet plays at The Liederhalle, Beethoven-Saal, Stuttgart, West Germany, Europe.
The Beatles play in The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Actress and pop singer Annette Funicello is undertaking promotional activities in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Aspiring young jazz guitarist Lenny Breau rehearses at the home of Canadian rocker Ronnie Hawkins in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, in preparation for his first professional studio session, at Hallmark Studios, Toronto, Canada, the following day. He is accompanied by Rick Danko and Levon Helm, both of whom will become founder members of The Band.
Bassist Billy Cox hears the guitar-playing of Army private James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] from outside Service Club in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, USA. They form a group, The King Kasuals, and are soon to be found playing at The Pink Poodle Club, Clarksville, Tennessee, USA.
Mary Lou Williams is playing at Joe Wells' Club, New York City, USA.
Connie Francis begins a week of shows at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Johnnie Ray, with an orchestra arranged and conducted by Belford Hendricks, plus the Lola Winter Singers, records A Lover's Question, Nothing Goes Up Without Coming Down, It's Always Tomorrow, It's A Blue World and It's A Cruel World We Live In, for Liberty Records in New York City, USA.
Harmonica-player Johnny Puleo and singer Betty Madigan are playing at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet plays at The Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
Tito Rodriguez And His Orchestra open at The Palais D'Or Ballroom, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Cy Grant performs a freshly composed news-based calypso on the BBC-tv current affairs magazine show Tonight.
Loli Barbero, drummer of punk band Babes In Toyland is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Frank Sinatra album Come Fly With Me, originally released in mono in 1958, finally gets a stereo issue.
Ann-Margret is the guest on tonight's edition of popular tv show American Bandstand at W-Fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Crystals make their Billboard singles chart debut in the USA with There's No Other [Like My Baby].
Patsy Cline releases a new album, Patsy Cline Showcase, in the USA on Decca Records.
A front page feature in today's edition of Billboard magazine in the USA notes that arists with successful singles are more likely to achieve high album sales. In the current week's Hot 100 chart over 50 of the albums are associated with currently hot singles.
Gene Vincent, Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, Johnny Duncan And The Bluegrass Boys, Jess Conrad and Sounds Incorporated play at The Adelphi, West Bromwich, England, UK, Europe. The show is promoted by Don Arden.
The BBC Light Programme Radio Show Swingsong features Johnny Douglas And His Orchestra with Ronnie Price at the piano, The swinging guitars of Judd Proctor And The Plainsmen plus The Ivor Raymonde Singers. The show is introduced by Denis Lotis.
The Dalton Boys are playing at The Ice House, Pasadena, California, USA. (At this point in their career they are a country-folk band but by 1965 they'll be playing Beatles-inspired rock'n'roll, and in 1968 they'll be a psychedelic combo called Colours)
Nat King Cole records Step Right Up, Magic Moment and The Right Thing To Say in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.