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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.
Mance Lipscomb records Sugar Babe for Arhoolie Records in Navasota, Texas.
Nina Simone plays at The Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
Elvis Presley arrives home in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, having completed filming of his next movie, G.I. Blues.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra record In The Hall Of The Mountain King and Happy-Go-Lucky Local, in Radio Recorders Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Columbia Records.
Jackie Wilson, supported by Dion And The Belmonts, Elmore James and The Vibrations, plays the last of seven nights at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Lars Werner - Bernt Rosengren Swedish Jazz Quartet records Bombastica!, Happiness Beads and other tracks in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, for Jazzland Records.
Jimmie Rodgers plays at The Riverside Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA.
A new musical, Oliver!, written by Lionel Bart, premieres at The New Theatre, London, UK. It includes the songs As Long As He Needs Me and I'd Do Anything.
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.