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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.
Etta Jones is playing during a lengthy engagement at The Counterpoint Club, Chicago, Illinos, USA.
Pepe by Duane Eddy enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No18.
Jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham records the album Whistle Stop for BlueNote Records at Van Gelder Studio, New Jersey, USA.
Connie Francis is the subject of This Is Your Life on NBC TV in the USA.
The Swinging Blue Genes, later to re-name themselves as The Swinging Blue Jeans, play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows, Bert Weedon, The Kaye Sisters, Chas McDevitt, Robin Hall And Jimmie MacGregor, Dave Sampson And The Hunters, Malcolm Vaughan, The Vernon Girls, Cherry Wainer and others play a charity benefit show in aid of Jack Conway's dependents, at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of Wild In The Country at the 20th Century Movie Ranch, near Santa Monica, California, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald records Over The Rainbow, Ill Wind, It Was Written In The Stars and other tracks at Radio Recorders Annexe, Los Angeles, for Verve Records.
The Kingston Trio record Adieu To My Island, Senora and (You're Gonna Miss Me) Frankie And Johnny for Capitol Records.
Sam Cooke plays the sixth night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem,New York City, USA.
Jazz vocalist Eddie Jefferson records A Crazy Romance and So What? at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
The Charlie Byrd Trio plays at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
On an extensive nationwide promotional tour in support of his novelty single Baby Sittin' Boogie, Buzz Clifford visits deejays and other music business contacts in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
All-girl trio The Primettes sign a recording contract with Motown records in Detroit, Michigan, USA. One condition of the deal, imposed by company boss Berry Gordy, is that the group must change its name to The Supremes.
The Supremes are signed to Berry Gordy Enterprises and Tamla Records in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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Frank Sinatra appears on a US tv special, The Gershwin Years, singing A Foggy Day, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off and other tracks.
Emile Ford And The Checkmates play at The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Jimmy Lloyd, The Fordettes, Bobby Deacon, The Hunters and Patti Brook And The Diamonds.
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.
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.