It was held in the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, hosted by Mort Sahl. The award winners were Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Domenico Modugno, Ross Bagdasarian, and Henry Mancini. Each artist won two awards.
Convicted of income tax evasion, Al capone entered the US Penitentiary in Atlanta. There, he smuggled in cash and received special treatment included decorating his cell, cigars, and use of a typewriter.
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