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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.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe is playing during four weeks at The Hungry i, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill is Vicki Frazer.
The Beatles single She Loves You is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
Aretha Franklin spends the first of four days recording the LP Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Shirley Bassey and John Barry play at The Gaumont, Sheffield, UK.
The Squires, featuring lead guitarist Neil Young, play at Peterson's Ranch House, Winnipeg, Canada.
The Highland Laddies play at the Oasis Club, Lloyd Street, Manchester, UK, supported by The Corvettes and Hermie And The Hermits (later to become Herman's Hermits).
The Supremes release a new single, Run Run Run, on Motown Records in the USA.
Reports in the UK press claim that the 'romance' between Cliff Richard and dancer Jackie Irving is now over.
Jimmy Greenspoon, later to join the band Three Dog Night, gets his driving licence and is able to drive the lime green Chevy Nomad station wagon bought for him by his mother.
The Beatles' EP (extended play) Los Beatles No1 is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
The Beatles album Con Los Beatles (With The Beatles) is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
The Merseybeats play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Marian Montgomery, John Byner and The Bill Tackas Trio play at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Hollies release their debut album, Stay With The Hollies in the UK.
The Kinks spend the first of four days recording Dedicated Follower Of Fashion in London, UK, for Pye Records.
Boogie-woogie piano great Meade Lux Lewis dies in an automobile crash in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Beatles' single I Want To Hold Your Hand is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
Bern Elliott And The Fenmen play at Leo's Cavern, Windsor, UK.
On the same day that they release their debut single, Long Tall Sally, The Kinks make their UK tv debut on weekly pop show Ready, Steady, Go!.
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A new EP, All My Loving by The Beatles, is released in the UK on Parlophone Records.
A new coffeehouse venue, The Cafe Au Go Go, opens in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. The opening act is stand-up comedian Professor Irwin Corey. It will become a vitally important venue for folk, folk-rock, blues and other musicians.
Jan And Dean release a new single, Dead Man's Curve b/w The New Girl In School, on Liberty Records in the USA.
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The musical comedy film Bye Bye Birdie opens at cinemas in Finland, Europe. The film, based on Elvis Presley being drafted into the US Army, stars Janet Leigh and Dick Van Dyke, with Jesse Pearson as fictitious pop idol Conrad Birdie (a pun on Conway Twitty), along with Ann-Margret and Bobby Rydell. TV show host Ed Sullivan appears as himself.
The Beatles album Por Favor, Yo [Please Please Me] is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
On Pan-Am flight PA-101, The Beatles fly into Kennedy Airport, New York City, USA, for their first visit to the USA. After being greeted by 5000 screaming fans, they book in at The Plaza Hotel on Central Park.
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Cliff Richard And The Shadows are in the Canary Islands, Spain, Europe, working on the film Wonderful Life.