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, Molly Bee, Jo-Ann Campbell and Carding Cruz with his 24-piece orchestra play at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia, during The Christmas Cavalcade Of International Stars.
The Noel Coward
-composed musical Sail Away
is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
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.
, 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
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.
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.
is playing during a three-week engagement at the My Fair Lady club in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
is playing throughout Christmas and New Year at The Caribe Room, Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
And His Orchestra are playing during a residency in The Grille Room of the Hotel Taft, New York City, USA.
, 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.
George Brunis And His All-Star Dixieland Band is playing at Basin Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
"Sizzling, soulful, singing sensation" Rosette Shaw is appearing at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA, as support to Professor Irwin Corey.
is playing at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Don Holly, The Hi-Riders and Patty Boyd are playing three shows a day at The Rod And Custom Automobile Show, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
Josh White is playing at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by
The musical Irma La Douce
closes at The Alvin Theatre, New York City, USA, after 524 performances on Broadway
WOR-tv in New York City, USA, presents a special hour-long Twist New Year's Eve show featuring Joey Dee And The Starliters.
is broadcast on CBS-tv in the USA.
A thirty minute programme entitled The Jazz Of
And His Cherokee Cowboys play a New Year's Eve show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Skiffle king Lonnie Donegan
misses an appearance on UK tv show Sunday Night At The London Palladium, because he is snowed up on the M1 motorway. Guitarist Bert Weedon
and all-round entertainer Roy Castle stand in for Donegan on the show.
, June Carter, Flatt and Scruggs
and Marty Robbins
play in Camden, New Jersey, USA. While Robbins performs, Cash's bass player Marshall Grant lobs an M-80 firework into a backstage urinal, and the resulting blast covers a dressing room in sewage.
Actor and singer Mickey Rooney appears on the tv show What's My Line in the USA. During the show he mentions that he has started enrolling students in the MRSE (Mickey Rooney School of Entertainment), but this school venture will never come to fruition.
Phil Tucker is playing at The Cloister, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by dance act The Dobie Twins "with their famous Twist Party".
Al Johnson's Orchestra is playing for the New Year dance at Lakeview, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
plays at The Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mal Meredith And His Orchestra play for the New Year's Eve Celbration at Troc '59, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
's year-end income for 1961 includes $902,610 from his movies and $775,078 from records and music publishing.
Gaby Haas And His Barn Dance Gang play live for the New Year's Eve Frolic in Wye Hall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
And The Starliters play at Rominoff's, Beverly Hills, California, USA.
The Chubby Checker
teen movie Twist Around The Clock opens at the New Victoria in London, England, UK, Europe, with Lionel Blair
's dance troupe hired to demonstrate The Twist
on stage each day.
Aspiring blues-rock singer Janis Joplin
performs at The Halfway House Coffee Club, Beaumont, Texas, USA.
is playing at Club Laurel, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Jolly Jack III.
The Syncopators play for the New Year's Party at The Sunrise Restaurant, Center Moriches, Long Island, New York State, USA.
and Then Jerico
is born in Redhill, Surrey, England, UK, Europe.
Scott Taylor, guitarist of hit-making UK acts