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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.
British comedy duo Flanders And Swann are performing their show At The Drop Of A Hat during a run of 215 performances at the John Golden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The Neil Sedaka All-Star Show is spending a week at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia, featuring Neil Sedaka supported by The Shepherd Sisters, Les Spencers and The Hilltoppers.
Gene Vincent plays at the The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, with Jerry Keller, Colin Green And The Beat Boys, Nero And The Gladiators, Lance Fortune, Peter Wynne and Billy Raymond.
Chuck Berry releases a new single, Bye Bye Johnny, on Chess Studio in the USA.
The Spectors Three, including Phil Spector, release a new single, My Heart Stood Still, in the USA on Trey Records.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows, Kathy Kirby, Jerry Lordan, Peter Elliott and The Four Jones Boys play at The Odeon, Manchester, UK.
The Platters play the first night of a two week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Roy Orbison releases a new single, Only The Lonely, in the USA on Monument Records.
The song She's Tanfastic, as recorded by Bobby Darin, is registered for copyright. The song is, effectively, an advertising jingle for the suntan lotion, Tanfastic.
Gene Vincent plays at The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Bobby Darin begins a week of shows at The Cloister Hotel, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Clive and his Cyclones play at The Locarno Ballroom, Old Town Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Larry Steinbachek of Bronski Beat is born in London, UK.
John Flansburgh, guitarist and singer of New York City duo They Might Be Giants is born in Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA.
Frankie Avalon appears on the tv series Person To Person in the USA.
Folk singer-songwriter Bonnie Dobson plays her first ever live gig, at The Exodus Club, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Tony Bennett records Put On A Happy Face and Baby Talk To Me in Columbia Studios, New York City, USA.
Roy Orbison releases a new single, Only The Lonely, in the USA on Monument Records.
Elvis Presley records Big Boots for the soundtrack of the film G.I. Blues, at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, but is dissatisfied with the material.
The Platters play the first night of a two week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Paul Anka plays the fifth of six nights at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Sam Cooke plays the first night of a week of shows at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
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.