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During a run of 56 performances, the musical comedy Whoop-Up!, with music by Moose Charlap and lyrics by Norman Gimbel, is playing at The Shubert Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA.
The Platters, Bobby Darin and Thurston Harris play the last of four nights in The Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Tony Sheridan And The Wreckers play at The Top Twenty Club, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UK, supported by local band The Moonrakers.
Package tour the Biggest Show Of Stars for '59, featuring Bo Diddley, Duane Eddy, The Platters, Clyde McPhatter, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Kalin Twins and The Crests, plays in Charlotte, Carolina, USA.
Eddie 'Guitar Slim' Jones, a significant influence on Jimi Hendrix, dies of pneumonia just prior to a gig at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA, aged 33.
Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Since I Don't Have You by The Skyliners enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, where it will peak at No12.
The Top Ten Dance Tunes in the UK, according to the magazine Dance News, are as follows :

1. As I Love You

2. Kiss Me, Honey

3. Baby Face

4=.The Day The Rains Came

4=. I Got Stung

6. Hoots Mon

7. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

8. Tom Dooley

9. Tea For Two Cha Cha

10. The World Outside

The chart is compiled from the songs "in most popular demand by dancers throughout the country".
Billy May And His band play at The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
The future Bob Dylan, Bob Zimmerman, leaves Hibbing High School, Hibbing, Minnesota, noting in the yearbook that he intends 'to follow Little Richard?.
Brook Benton and The Crests play the fifth night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Ricky Nelson enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA at No53 with Sweeter Than You.
Eddie Kirkland plays the first of two nights at The Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Dee Clark, The Drifters and The Isley Brothers play the fifth night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Eddie Cochran releases a new single, Somethin' Else, on Liberty Records in the USA.
The Miracles, from Detroit, Michigan, USA, release a new single, Bad Girl, locally on the Motown Records label, and nationally on Chess Records in the USA.
There Goes My Baby by The Drifters reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA.
The Coasters, Milt Buckner, Tiny Topsy and The Jesse Powell Combo play the fifth night of one week at the Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C., USA.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
China Tea by Russ Conway, enters the UK Popular Singles Chart at No23. It will peak at No5 during a run of thirteen weeks.
The Paul Martel Orchestra plays at The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles begins a week of shows at the Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. On the same day, Sam Cooke begins a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles begins a week of shows at the Howard Theater, Washington, DC. On the same day, Sam Cooke begins a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles plays the fourth day in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Marty Robbins performs live on US tv show The Town Hall Party, recorded in Compton, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell.
The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour plays in Toledo, Ohio, USA. with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell.
So Many Ways by Brook Benton is this week's highest new entry in the Cashbox Singles Chart in the USA, entering at No70.
Bobby Darin is playing a season at the Copa Room of the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Cliff Richard & The Drifters, The Four Jones Boys, Harry Bailey (King Of Blarney), The Three Brittons (Trick Cyclists), Alan Field (Comedy Impressionist), Jean & Peter Barbour (Stilt Dancing Puppeteers) and The Harvey Sisters (Dance For Your Delight), play at The Empire Theatre, Leeds, UK.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows enjoy their second consecutive UK No1 with Travellin' Light.
The first Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars package tour comes to an end in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with acts including Paul Anka, The Drifters, Duane Eddy, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Annette, The Coasters, The Skyliners and Bobby Rydell.
Yodelling pop star Frank Ifield arrives back in the UK, after having been brought up in Australia.
James Brown records I'll Go Crazy, This Old Heart and I Know It's True at King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Louis Jordan plays the fourth night in a week of shows at The Showboat, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
R'n'b keyboardist Bill Doggett plays the second night in a week of gigs at The Flame Show Bar in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Buddy Knox And His Rhythm Orchids play at Memorial Hall, Redding, California, USA.
Little Donkey by The Beverley Sisters enters the UK Singles Chart at No20. It will spend seven weeks in the chart, peaking at No14.
The Max Roach Quintet records Milano, Old Folks and other tracks in New York City, USA.
The Coasters perform What About Us on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows, Al Saxon, Peter Elliott, Roy Young, The Four Jays, The Landis Brothers, Tony Marsh and The Tony Allen Group play at The Gaumont, Bradford, UK.
Lou Donaldson records Idaho and other tracks for Blue Note Records, at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jackie Wilson plays the first of five nights at The Copa Club, Newport, Kentucky, USA.
Bob Griffin, bassist of Wisconsin-based band The BoDeans, is born.
Having recently sued Keen Records, Sam Cooke becomes contractually free of the label on this day.
Here We Go Again by The Kingston Trio reaches No1 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA.
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers play the third of seven nights at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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