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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.
Harry Belafonte plays during a week of shows at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
The Art Taylor Sextet records Epistrophy, Blue Interlude and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Silver Beatles (later to become The Beatles] visit The Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, UK, where they meet with Pete Best, who will become their drummer.
Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yello Polka Dot Bikini by Brian Hyland reaches No1 in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA.
Tommy Leonetti plays at The Town And Country Club, Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada.
Philadelphia-based instrumental rock trio The Virtues play at The Apache Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA, still riding on the success of their 1959 Top 5 hit, Guitar Boogie Shuffle.
Chubby Checker, a regular on US tv's Dick Clark Show, debuts his new release, The Twist, during tonight's edition. The dance around which the song is based will become the biggest dance sensation of the decade.
The Silver Beatles (later to become The Beatles] visit The Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, UK, where they meet Pete Best, who will become their drummer.
Ray Peterson plays the eighth of nine days at The Town and Country Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Petula Clark plays the first of two days at The Festival, Comblain-la-Tour, Belgium.
Entering at No74, Lisa by Jeanne Black is the highest new entry in this week's Cash Box magazine chart of thebest-selling pop singles in the 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.