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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.
Louis Jordan plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Cannonball Adderley is playing during a two-week engagement at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Horace Silver Quintet is playing during a two-week engagement at The Jazz Gallery, New York City, USA.
The Kingston Trio are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Danny Peppermint And His Jumping Jacks are in residence at The Thunderbird, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Del Wood is playing live at Great Falls, Montana, USA.
Soul vocalist Major Lance records Delilah, a Curtis Mayfield composition, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
B.B. King signs a new recording deal with ABC-Paramount Records in the USA. Nevertheless, his former label, Kent Records, will continue to release previously recorded material for many years.
J.B. Floyd plays at The Home of Karen Wallace, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Brook Benton, The Coasters and Shep And The Limelites play the third night in a week of dates at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brook Benton, The Coasters and Shep And The Limelites play the third night in a week of dates at The Regal, Chicago Illinois, USA.
Bass guitarist, singer and songwriter Patricia Morrison of The Bags, The Gun Club, The Sisters Of Mercy and The Damned is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Little Willie John, Ruth Brown, The Five Royales, The Chantels and The Stereos play the sixth night in a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Everly Brothers record Foolish Doubts at United Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Warner Brothers Records.
The Kingston Trio appear on US tv's Gertrude Berg program.
The Swinging Blue Genes (later to find fame as The Swinging Blue Jeans] play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Patti Page performs The Boll Weevil Song on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet is recorded live, performing St Louis Blues, Nomad and other tracks during an appearance on KQED-tv in San Francisco, California, USA.
The Second City Jazzmen appear on ABC-tv show Sunday Break in the UK.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet is recorded live, performing St Louis Blues, Nomad and other tracks during an appearance on KQED-tv in San Francisco, California, USA.
Neil Sedaka and Kenny Ball's Jazzmen appear on UK tv show Sunday Night At The London Palladium.
Helen Shapiro plays at The Odeon, Colchester, UK, supported by The Brook Brothers, The Four Jays, The Dale Sisters, Colin Day and The Red Price Band. Compere for the show is comedian Dave Allen.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Cafe lena, Saratoga Springs, New York State.
While under treatment in Madison Sanitorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, highly respected rock'n'roll guitarist Hank Garland is described in the institution's medical notes as "quite retarded". In recent weeks he has been treated with the drug thorazine and given electro-convulsive shock therapy, because his wife declared him to be agitated, disoriented and hostile, following a recent car crash.