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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.
Brook Benton and The Crests play the second night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Island Records is founded in Jamaica, Caribbean, by Chris Blackwell, Graeme Goodall and Leslie Kong, partially financed by Stanley Borden from RKO. The label's name is inspired by the Harry Belafonte hit Island in the Sun. Initially a reggae label, it will become much more rock oriented in the latter half of the 1960s.
Folk group The Brothers Four fly to New York City, USA, to begin recording their debut album for Columbia Records.
What'd I Say by Ray Charles is the highest new entry on the Cashbox singles chart in the USA, entering at No64.
The Coasters and The Falcons play the second night in a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Johnny Cash plays the first of two days in Honolulu, Hawaii.
B.B. King plays in Waco, Texas, USA, for a fee of $650.