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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 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.
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.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Roy Acuff is undertaking a one-month tour of Spain, Europe, and Morocco, Africa, where he is performing for American troops, sponsored by the United Service Organizations.
Sarah Vaughan is playing during a three-week engagement at the My Fair Lady club in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lambert, Hendricks And Ross are playing during a two-week engagement at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Paul Anka is playing throughout Christmas and New Year at The Caribe Room, Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
Gene McDaniels plays during an eight-night run at The Fox Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Brenda Lee, Dion, Johnny Tillotson, Freddy Cannon, The Casuals, Frank Gari, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry and others play in the week-long Big Show at Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is promoted by Sid Bernstein.
The Willis Brothers are playing during a week of shows at The Showboat, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Ray Charles, his Augmented Orchestra, The Raelets [aka The Raelettes] and Betty Carter plays at The Masonic Temple, San Francisco, California, USA.
A new night club, The Top Ten Club, opens in Carnaby Street, London, UK.
Paul Crowder, later to play drums with The Adventures, is born in London, UK.
Bob Dylan spends the first of two days working in London, UK, on the BBC tv play During the broadcast of a BBC radio play, The Madhouse On Castle Street. Dylan is heard playing Blowin' In the Wind and Swan On The River. This is his first British radio broadcast.
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Brenda Lee is injured in a fire which destroys her home in Brentwood, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Ike And Tina Turner Revue plays at The Coconut Grove, Sacramento, California, USA.
Connie Francis plays at The Eden Roc Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA.
The last UK Albums Chart of 1962 is as follows :
  1. THE BLACK AND WHITE MINSTREL SHOW - GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS
  2. Out Of The Shadows - The Shadows
  3. Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets - Bobby Vee And The Crickets
  4. On Stage With The George Mitchell Minstrels - George Mitchell Minstrels
  5. Rock 'n' Roll No.2 - Elvis Presley
  6. West Side Story - Original Soundtrack
  7. South Pacific - Original Soundtrack
  8. Another Black And White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels
  9. A Picture Of You - Joe Brown
  10. 32 Mins. And 17 Secs. - Cliff Richard
  11. Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
  12. Golden Age Of Donegan - Lonnie Donegan
  13. Best Of Ball, Barber And Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber And Acker Bilk
  14. The First Family - Vaughn Meader
  15. Twangy Guitar,Silky Strings - Duane Eddy
  16. Elvis' Golden Records Vol.1 - Elvis Presley
  17. The King And I - Original Soundtrack
  18. Sinatra With Swinging Brass - Frank Sinatra
  19. Great Songs From Great Britain-Frank Sinatra
  20. 'S Wonderful,'S Marvelous - Ray Conniff
Gerry And The Pacemakers and The Swinging Blue Genes [later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans] play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.