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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.
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.
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.
Popular vocalist Tommy Leonetti is playing during a two-week engagement at The Red Lion Inn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing during a six-night engagement at New Fack's Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Anita O'Day is playing at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Dean Martin is playing during three weeks at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Leroy Van Dyke, Slim Wilson, Bill Ring and Carl Smith are playing at The Farm Progress Days event in Rensselaer, Indiana, USA.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet plays the second of two nights in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Porter Wagoner plays a live show in Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
Ray Price And His Cherokee Indians play a live show in Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
Bobby Vee performs at a 'Bobby Vee Afternoon' for 2,000 fans at California Racquet Club, Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dorothy Squires plays the sixth night of a season at the Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
British pop idol Cliff Richard goes to see a football match - Preston North End playing against Leyton Orient at the Deepdale ground in Preston, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
Hank Snow plays a live gig in Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Columbia Records producer John Hammond Sr, is so impressed by Greenwich Village folkie Bob Dylan playing harmonica during a Carolyn Hester album session in New York City, USA, that he resolves to record the young man. This incident (and others around the same time) will inspire Dylan to write the song Talkin' New York which will appear on his debut LP in 1962.
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The Modern Jazz Quartet plays at The New Victoria Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz composer, arranger and bandleader Gerald Wilson records Yvette, You Better Believe It and other tracks at Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California, USA. The tracks will appear on the Pacific Jazz Records album You Better Believe It.
The Liverpool Jazz Society, held in The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, re-names itself The Storyville Jazz Club.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys, The Louvin Brothers, Bob Luman, Grandpa Jones, Margie Bowes, The Slater Sisters and Billy Thompson And His Melody Ramblers play in Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Shirlee Hunter and Dewey Ritter And The Country Cavaliers play at The Wilson Fair, North Carolina, USA.
Paul McCartney and John Lennon of The Beatles set off to hitch-hike from Liverpool, England, UK, to Paris, France, Europe, to celebrate Lennon's imminent 21st birthday.
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Dave Bartholomew and his band record instrumental versions of twelve Fats Domino numbers, including Let the Four Winds Blow, Ain't That A Shame and Blueberry Hill for Imperial Records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The results will be released as the LP Fats Domino Presents Dave Bartholomew and His Great Big Band (Imperial LP 9162).
The front cover of UK music weekly Melody Maker hails the recent succesful visit of British jazz saxophonist Tubby Hayes to the USA.
Jimmie Rodgers plays the first night in a week of shows at The Coronado Hotel, San Diego, California, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the third night in a week of dates at Birdland, New York City, USA.
The Cashbox magazine mono LP chart published on this day in the USA is as follows :

1. PORTRAIT OF JOHNNY - JOHNNY MATHIS

2. Judy At Carnegie Hall - Judy Garland

3. Something For Everybody - Elvis Presley

4. Great Motion Picture Themes - Various Artists

5. Goin' Places - Kingston Trio

6. Sinatra Swings - Frank Sinatra

7. Yellow Bird - Lawrence Welk

8. Astronaut - Bill Dana

9. Come Swing With Me - Frank Sinatra

10. Jump Up Calypso - Harry Belafonte

11. Quarter To Three - Gary U.S. Bonds

12. Four Preps On Campus - Four Preps

13. Never On Sunday - Soundtrack

14. Camelot - Original Cast

15. TV Sing Along With Mitch - Mitch Miller

16. Paul Anka - Sings His Big 15 Volume II

17. Knockers Up - Rusty Warren

18. Stars For A Summer Night - Various Artists

19. Ebb Tide - Earl Grant

20. Your Request Sing Along With Mitch - Mitch Miller

Johnny Cash, Rose Maddox, Merle Travis, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play at Clinton Arena, Utica, New York State, USA.
The Kingston Trio play at The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California, USA.
The highest new entry in this week's Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is Your Last Goodbye by Floyd Cramer, entering at No74.
James Brown plays the fifth night of a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by Ben E. King, The Spinners and Lee Dorsey.
The Karl Denver Trio plays at The Imperial Ballroom, Carr Road, Nelson, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
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.