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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.
, 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.
, 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.
plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 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.
The Willis Brothers are playing during a week of shows at The Showboat, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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
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.
Phil Tucker is playing at The Cloister, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by dance act The Dobie Twins "with their famous Twist Party".
And His Cherokee Cowboys play a New Year's Eve show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
, 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.
And The Blue Boys, LeRoy Van Dyke, The Duke Of Paducah
, Mother Maybelle, Helen, June and Anita Carter, The Cates Sisters, Dianne Hamilton, Gary Van And The Western Starliters, Mack Sanders And The Ranch Boys, Jeannie Pierson and Herkimer Pushbroom play a live show in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Gaby Haas And His Barn Dance Gang play live for the New Year's Eve Frolic in Wye Hall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
's year-end income for 1961 includes $902,610 from his movies and $775,078 from records and music publishing.
, The Beach Boys
play their first gig under that name at the Richie Valens Memorial Dance in The Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, USA.
As support to Ike And
plays at The Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
And The Starliters play at Rominoff's, Beverly Hills, California, USA.
The Syncopators play for the New Year's Party at The Sunrise Restaurant, Center Moriches, Long Island, New York State, USA.
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.
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.
is broadcast on CBS-tv in the USA.
A thirty minute programme entitled The Jazz Of
is playing at Club Laurel, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Jolly Jack III.
Al Johnson's Orchestra is playing for the New Year dance at Lakeview, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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.
and Then Jerico
is born in Redhill, Surrey, England, UK, Europe.
Scott Taylor, guitarist of hit-making UK acts
, Anita Harris, The Brook Brothers, Kenny Ball 's Jazzmen and The Easy Beats directed by Ken Jones, perform live on the BBC Light Programme radio show Easy Beat, from London, England, UK, Europe. The show is introduced by Brian Matthew.
Aspiring blues-rock singer Janis Joplin
performs at The Halfway House Coffee Club, Beaumont, Texas, USA.