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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.
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.
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.
Pat Boone is playing during a nine days engagement at The Twin Coaches, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
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.
Claude Gray is playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Stranger On The Shore by Acker Bilk, backed by the Leon Young String Chorale, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No1 during a stay of 55 weeks.
Gene Vincent records a version of Spaceship To Mars at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. His backing group on this session is Sounds Incorporated.
Scottish folk duo Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor appear in two consecutive BBC-tv shows. First, at 18.20 they star in a special St. Andrew's Day edition of The Kilt Is My Delight, and then at 18.50 they are seen again providing a song for the topical news-based magazine show Tonight.
Jazz pianist Red Garland records The Nearness Of You, Where Or When? and other tracks at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for Jazzland Records.
John Coltrane plays at The Lessingtheater, Nuremberg, West Germany, Europe.
Revered rock'n'roll guitarist Hank Garland is admitted to Madison Sanitarium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His wife Evelyn Garland has declared him to be agitated, disoriented and hostile, following a recent car crash. Over the next six weeks, he will be administered twelve shock treatments and a given the drug Thorazine.
Connie Francis plays the fourth night in a week of shows at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Jazz bassist Leonard Gaskin records Mack The Knife, Muskrat Ramble and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Swingville Records.
Paul Anka plays the first night of ten nights at Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, Asia.
Tennessee Ernie Ford records Waiting For The Robert E. Lee, A Straw Hat And A Cane, The Band Played On and other tracks in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Doris Day records Control Yourself with The Andre Previn Trio for their joint Columbia Records LP Duet.
The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra with Bobby Breen and Cleo Laine play live on the BBC Light Programme Radio Show Jazz Club, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Frank Sinatra plays the second of four nights in Sydney Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, supported by Timi Yuro.
Johnnie And Jack, with Owen Bradley as producer, record Sweet Baby, The Moon Is High And So Am I, 36-22-36 and What Do You Think Of her Now in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features guitarists Josepph Zinkan and Wayne Moss, steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, bassist Junior Huskey, drummer Jim Isbell and Charlie McCoy on harmonica.
Kitty Wells, with Owen Bradley as producer, records Paul's Mini stry and Do You Expect A Reward From God? in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The band on the session features guitarists Harold Bradley and Ray Edenton, steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, bassist Joe Zinkan and Junior Huskey, drummer Buddy Harman and pianist Owen Bradley.
Ann-Margret records Slowly, What Am I Supposed To Do and What Do You Want From Me in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Brenda Lee records German, French and Italian versions of Fool No. 1 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She also records a German language version of Anybody But Me.
Kay Starr records I'm Alone Because I Love You, which will appear on her Capitol Records album I Cry By Night.
Danish band The Cliffters release their cover version of the Helen Shapiro Hit Walkin' Back To Happiness on Philips Records. The band is named after their idol, Cliff Richard.
Billy Fury, Eden Kane (backed by Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers), The Allisons, The Karl Denver Trio, Shirley Douglas and (somewhat confusingly) Mike Dee And The Jaywalkers play at The Globe, Stockton, England, UK, Europe. At this point in their career, Mike Dee's Jaywalkers include Ritchie Blackmore, later to play with Deep Purple, on guitar.
Swedish guitar duo Johansson And Gustafsson record Two Little Pearls for Megafon Records.