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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.
When The Count Basie Orchestra plays at Basin Street East, New York City, USA, the performance is broadcast live as part of the All-Star Parade Of Bands syndicated radio show.
Sam Cooke plays at The Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
The Sportsmen play for the New Year Party at Media Inn, Media, Pennsylvania, USA.
Elvis Presley throws a New Year party at the Manhattan Club, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, for his family and friends.
The Del-Tones play at The Compass Bar, Woodlyn, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bob Dylan brings in the new year drinking beer with his folk-singer friend Martin Carthy in London, UK.
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Miles Davis fails to perform a scheduled show at The Uptown Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, which also features Aretha Franklin and Jimmy Smith. Davis will be sued and will have to pay $8,000 to deejay George Woods in compensation for lost ticket income.
27-year-old John Phillips marries 18-year-old Holly Michelle Gilliam. The marriage is her first and his second, and will produce one child, Chynna. The pair will later co-found The Mamas And The Papas.
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated play the New Year's Eve show at The Marquee, London, UK.
Marvin Gaye, Martha And The Vandellas, The Contours, Mary Wells, The Miracles, The Supremes and Little Stevie Wonder play at Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
John Phillips marries Michelle Gilliam in Rockville, Maryland, USA, with Scott McKenzie as a witness. Their wedding reception is held at The Shadows Club, Georgetown, Washington, DC, where Phillips' group The Journeymen is playing. Phillips and Gilliam will later form The Mamas And The Papas.
The Beatles' final show at The Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, Europe, is recorded, but isn't released as an album, Live At The Star Club, until 1977. Support band for the night is Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers.
Marvin Gaye, Martha And The Vandellas, The Contours, Mary Wells, The Miracles, The Supremes and Little Stevie Wonder play at Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
An all-night session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, features The Big Three, The Fourmost and The Escorts.
Bob Weir jams with Jerry Garcia at Dana Morgan's music store, Palo Alto, California, USA. The two will go on to become founder members of the Grateful Dead.
The Dynamics play at Little Moon Lake dance hall, Nebraska, USA. Their bass player/singer Randy Meisner, will in due course join The Eagles.
The Gene Krupa Quartet plays at The Metropole, New York City, USA.
The Beach Boys play at the Gold Rush Festival Auditorium, Stockton, California, USA.
The Undertakers play at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, UK, then go on to The Orrell Park Ballroom for a show supported by The Searchers.
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