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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.
Popular singer Jo Ann Campbell is playing during four weeks of shows as support for comedian Red Skelton at The Sands Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
Peggy Lee is playing during three weeks of shows at The Pigalle Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Liberace is playing at Harrah's Club, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, 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.
Anita Bryant plays during a week of shows at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, USA.
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.
Frances Faye is playing during a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pat Boone plays during nine nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
The String-a-Longs play the last night of a week at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Miracles play the second night of a week at The Hurricane Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
I Just Don't Understand by Ann-Margret is the highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA, entering at No82.
Aretha Franklin plays the ninth night in a three week season at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
John Beck, drummer of 80s prog-rock hit-makers It Bites, is born in Whitehaven, Cumbria, England, UK, Europe.
Popular songwriter Oscar Fox dies aged 90 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. His best-known songs were perhaps Home On The Range, Hills Of Home and Get Along Little Dogie.
The Beaulieu Jazz Festival, Hampshire, England, UK, Europe, featuring Johnny Dankworth, James Cotton, Kenny Ball's Jazzmen, Chris Barber's Jazzband with Ottilie Patterson, Terry Lightfoot and others, ends in riots when members of the crowd begin to climb the scaffolding which supports the lighting rigs being used for the tv broadcast. Among the audience is a young Rod Stewart.
The Everly Brothers play the last night of a week at The Frolics Club, Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA.
Patsy Cline plays at The Cimarron Ballroom, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, with tickets priced at $1.50. The show is recorded and will be released in 1997 as the album Live At The Cimarron Ballroom.
The Oscar Peterson Trio plays at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Country gospel duo Reno And Smiley play at Rollerland, Vorona, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Beatles play at Blair Hall, Walton, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Paul Anka plays the sixth night of a week at The Glen Casino, Williamsville, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
The Platters play the second night of a week at The Beachcomber, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Brook Benton plays the eighteenth night in a month of gigs at Robert's Show Bar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Jazztet plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Connie Francis plays the second of eight nights at The Manor Hotel, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
At Chess Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Chuck Berry records Come On, Go Go Go and other tracks. Come On will be covered by The Rolling Stones, giving them their first hit single in the UK.
Bobby Rydell plays the nineteenth night in a four week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as support to comedian George Burns.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at The Floral Hall, Morecambe, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
The LP The Black & White Minstrel Show by the George Mitchell Minstrels reaches No1 in the UK's NME Popular Albums chart. It will remain at No1 for a total of seven weeks.
Barbra Streisand plays the thirteenth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club , Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Bob Dylan participates in a 12-hour radio broadcast from Riverside Church, Manhattan, New York City, USA, a Hootenanny Special, which also features Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Eric Von Schmidt. Afterwards, he meets seventeen year old Suze Rotolo, who will become his girlfriend, and the inspiration for Dylan songs including Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Boots of Spanish Leather and Tomorrow Is a Long Time.
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Gerry And The Pacemakers leave Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, to begin a three month season in Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The 1961 Dick Clark C aravan Of Stars tour opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, featuring Chubby Checker, Gary 'US' Bonds, Freddy Cannon, The Shirelles, Duane Eddy and Johnny And The Hurricanes.
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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.