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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.
Hank Thompson plays during a three-week engagement at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Patti Page is playing during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz trumpeter Jonah Jones is playing at The Embers, New York City, USA, during a six-week engagement.
Brook Benton is playing during a week of shows at The Uptown Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Mickey And Sylvia are playing during a week of shows at The Twin Coaches, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Leon McAuliff And The Cimarron Boys are playing during five days of gigs at The Tulsa Horse Show, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
The Oranim Zabar Troupe plays during a four week run at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Running Scared by Roy Orbison enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No9.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play the second night of a week at Abart's, Washington DC, USA.
Brenda Lee is the musical guest on US-tv's Perry Como Show.
Count Basie And His Orchestra play the sixth night of a week at The Tivoli Theater, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Their current vocalist, Ocie Smith, will later find greater success as solo performer O.C. Smith.
Gene Vincent plays at The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, England, UK, Europe
Corey Hart, singer, songwriter, pianist and producer, is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Barbra Streisand plays the twenty-third night in a month-long engagement at The Bon Soir Club, New York City, USA.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Blues pianist Willie 'Piano Red' Perryman records eight songs including Mister Moonlight, The Wrong Yo-Yo and Dr Feel-good, for Okeh Records in Columbia Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Jimmy Hendrix [later to become Jimi Hendrix] joins the 101st U.S. Airborne Division at Fort Ord, California, USA. He is now Recruit RA19693532.
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Connie Francis plays the last night of two weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
The Coasters, The Isley Brothers and Betty Carter play the sixth night of a week at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
The Everly Brothers record Hi-Lilli Hi-Lo at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, Tenessee, USA, for Warner Brothers Records.
Well I Ask You by Eden Kane enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No1.
Chuck Berry opens Berry Park, a thirty acre outdoor amusement complex in Wentzville, Missouri, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, 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.