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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.
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 Do-Re-Mi, starring Max Bygraves, with music by Jule Styne, is playing at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, Europe, during a run of 169 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.
Tommy Steele, Teddy Johnson And Pearl Carr, Jimmy James, The Raindrops, Joe Baker And Jack Douglas, Desmond Walter-Ellis, The KIms and Regine And Andre Berny play during a seven-week season at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
The musical Irma La Douce is presented at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA during a total of 524 Broadway 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.
Barbra Streisand is playing during a one-month engagement at The Blue Angel, New York City, USA.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
Bill Black And His Combo are playing during a three-week engagement at The Roundtable, New York City, USA. They are joined by rockabilly artist Jumping Gene Simmons as an extra vocalist.
Pat Boone is playing during a nine days engagement at The Twin Coaches, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Santo And Johnny are playing during a long engagement at The El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes for his tenth movie Kid Galahad in Culver Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Claude Gray is playing at the recently-opened Loon Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Dinah Washington is playing at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Scobey And His Frisco Band are playing at Bourbon Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Shirley Hall Dancers, The Rhythm Kings and Larry Wrice's Band are appearing in the All-Star Show Featuring The Twist at Roberts' Show Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Paul Anka plays during ten nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
The Jonah Jones Quartet is playing in The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Eddie Higgins Trio.
The Jimmy Smith Trio is playing in The Sutherland Lolunge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
With Christmas looming, Tennessee Ernie Ford releases a new album, Hymns At Home, on Capitol Records in the USA.
The Miracles, The Vibrations, The Blue Notes and Joe Tex play at The Uptown Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
It is announced that UK pop idol John Leyton is set to star in three upcoming movies.
John Coltrane plays at The Freie Universitat, Auditorium Maximum, Berlin, West Germany, Europe.
Billy Fury, Eden Kane (backed by Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers), Joe Brown, The Allisons, The Karl Denver Trio, Shirley Douglas and (somewhat confusingly) Mike Dee And The Jaywalkers play at The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. At this point in their career, Mike Dee's Jaywalkers include Ritchie Blackmore, later to play with Deep Purple, on guitar.
Frank Sinatra plays the last of four nights at Sydney Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, supported by Timi Yuro.
Unchain My Heart by Ray Charles is the highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, entering at No69.
Helen Shapiro, Danny Williams, The Brook Brothers, Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor and The Galliards, The Two Tones, The Red Price Combo, Joe Baker and Jack Douglas play at The Granada, Walthamstow, England, UK, Europe.
Marlene Dietrich plays the second of two nights at The Arie Crown Theatre, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Her musical director on these dates is Burt Bacharach.
Gene Vincent, Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, Johnny Duncan And The Bluegrass Boys, Jess Conrad and Sounds Incorporated play at The Royal Lido, Prestatyn, Wales, UK, Europe. The show is promoted by Don Arden.
It is announced that Dinah Shore and her actor husband George Montgomery are to divorce after eighteen years of marriage.
Patsy Cline sings Bill Bailey, Come On In and A Poor Man's Roses on radio show The Dixie Jubilee, in East Point, Georgia, USA.
Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee is at No1 in the UK's Jukebox Play chart. The song is composed by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
The front page headline story in today's edition of UK music weekly paper Melody Maker features Dave Brubeck lambasting his critics for their narrow-minded attitudes to jazz - his jazz in particular.
Joanie Somers records a live LP during her support slot for comedian Mort Sahl at San Fernando State College, San Fernando, California, USA.
Cliff Richard attends a football match between Leyton Orient and Norwich City, in the UK.
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (aka Flatt And Scruggs) play at Ethical Culture Hall, New York City, USA.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Eden Kane, The Brook Brothers, The Avons, Jimmy Justice, Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, Tommy Sanderson And The Sandmen, Arthur Greenslade And The Gee-Men and The Monty Sunshine Band with Beryl Bryden are the live musical guests on the BBC Light Programme radio show Saturday Club in London, England, UK, Europe.
Flatt And Scruggs play at The Ethical Culture Hall, New York City, USA.
British pop idol Craig Douglas appears on UK radio programme The Billy Cotton Band Show.
Harry Fowler, Jill Browne, June Thorburn and Pete Murray are the panellists on tonight's edition of the BBC-tv record-rating show Juke Box Jury, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play for a dance in The Terrace Room of The Mosque Theatre, Newark, New Jersey, USA.