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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.
Barbara Carroll And Her Trio are playing during a three-week engagement at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bill Henderson is playing during a 22-day engagement at The Playboy Key Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Patsy Montana is playing during a four-week stretch at Harrah's Club, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
The Chordettes are playing during two-weeks of shows at Beverly Hills Country Club, Southgate, Kentucky, USA.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys are playing during a six-day engagement at The Flame Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Max Roach Quintet, Abbey Lincoln and Mal Waldron play during a two-week residency at The Jazz Gallery, New York City, USA. The gigs provide a showcase for Roach's Freedom Now Suite, which powerfully advocates civil rights.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
The Beatles play at The Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
John Lewis And His Orchestra record tracks for his album Original Sin - Music For Ballet, in New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records. (John Lewis is best-known as the founder of the Modern Jazz Quartet).
George Hamilton IV, with Chet Atkins as producer, records I Will Miss You When You Go for RCA Victor Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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. Blue Moon - The Marcels (Colpix)

2. Runaway - Del Shannon (Big Top)

3. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)- Carla Thomas (Atlantic)

4. I've Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)

5. Baby Blue - The Echoes (Seg-Way)

6. Once Upon a Time - Rochell And the Candles (Swingin')

7. Dedicated To The One I Love - The Shirelles (Scepter)

8. Pony Time - Chubby Checker (Parkway)

9. Please Love Me Forever - Cathy Jean And the Roommates (Valmor)

10. But I Do - Clarence 'Frogman' Henry (Argo)

Brook Benton plays the fifth night of a month at The Dunes Hotel , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays at The Lotus Club, Washington DC, USA.
Ben E. King with Stan Applebaum's Orchestra records Come Closer To Me, Sway, Granada, Besame Mucho and Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps, for Atco Records in New York City, USA. (N.B. Here Comes The Night is not the same song that later became a hit for UK r'n'b band Them).
Tubby Hayes And His Orchestra record Love Walked In, Tubbsville and Cherokee, for Fontana Records in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Larks and Chuck Jackson appear on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Kingsize Taylor And The Dominoes play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, on The Swinging Blue Genes' Guest Night. (The Swinging Blue Genes will find international success after changing their name to The Swinging Blue Jeans.)
Cliff Richard And The Shadows play a show for black audiences only in The Alhambra Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa. Box office receipts go to local charities.
John D. Loudermilk records Road Hog, You Reap Just What You Sow, Two Strangers In Love and Mary's No Longer Mine in RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Fats Domino records One Night and Bad Luck And Trouble at J And M/Cosimo Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, for Imperial Records.
Barbra Streisand continues with a month-long residency at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Highly-respected cornettist and recording artist Richard Brunies dies in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Bill Monroe plays in Columbia, South Carolina, 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.