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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.
Tony Bennett plays during a month of shows at The Pigalle, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Harold Quinn Trio is playing during a three week engagement at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Helen O'Connell is playing during a three week booking at Mr. Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Barbara Gilbert.
Danny And The Juniors play during a week of shows at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Eddie Harris is playing during two weeks at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Liberace is playing at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Neil Sedaka and Anita Bryant are playing during eight nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
Gene Vincent plays at The Royal, Harrogate, England, UK, Europe.
Marv Johnson, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Ernie K-Doe and Freddy King play at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Gary U.S. Bonds releases a new single A Quarter To Three on LeGrand Records in the USA. Dion will later reveal that A Quarter To Three was the original inspiration for his huge hit Runaround Sue, which will in turn be somewhat cannibalised for Meghan Trainor's 2014 hit Dear Future Husband.
Jazz vibraphonist Walt Dickerson records the album A Sense Of Direction for New Jazz Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Ral Donner appears on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, performing his hit single The Girl Of My Best Friend.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Jimmy Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] is arrested again in Seattle, Washington, USA. This is his second arrest for taking a vehicle without permission.
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The Limeliters play a live concert in Berkeley, California, USA.
Fats Domino releases a new single, It Keeps Rainin', on Imperial Records in the USA.
Gladys Knight And The Pips release a new single, Every Beat Of My Heart, on Fury Records in the USA.
R'n'B vocalist Carla Thomas is recording tracks for her Atlantic Records album Gee Whiz! in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Sean McCluskey of UK one-hit wonder pop soul band the JoBoxers is born.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Jim And Jesse and The Virginia Boys record My Empty Arms and Beautiful Moon Of Kentucky, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Columbia Records.
Bobby Vee begins a North American tour with a show in Mount Vernon, Oregon, USA.
Frankie Avalon plays the first of ten nights at The Three Rivers Inn, Clay, New York State, USA.
Are You Sure by The Allisons reaches No1 in the Singles Chart in Norway, Europe.
Roy Hamilton is headlining at The Apollo Theater, New York City, USA. Also on the bill are Damita Jo, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry and The Chimes.
Comedy singing duo The Smothers Brothers continue with a three-week engagement at The Crystal Palace, Gaslight Square, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Second on the bill is teenage singer Barbra Streisand.
Duane Eddy releases a new single, Ring Of Fire (not the Johnny Cash hit), on Jamie Records in the USA.
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.