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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.
The Kingston Trio release a new single, Scotch And Soda, on Capitol Records in the USA.
The Fred Jackson Sextet record Minor Exposure, Stratchin' Out and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The musical film West Side Story collects a staggering ten Oscars at the Academy Awards in The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA. The Best Song award, however, goes to Moon River, which Andy Williams performs live at the event. Gene Pitney performs Town Without Pity, which is also among the nominations.
Bob Dylan plays Blowin' In the Wind live for the first time, at The Commons, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley begins location filming in Hawaii, USA, for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
Nina and Frederick play at the The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, with Malcolm Mitchell and his Trio, Joe Church, The Two Tones, Daisy May and Saveen.
Brook Benton plays the fourth night in a week of shows at Roberts' Show Bar, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Brenda Lee, Gene Vincent, Rory Blackwell And His Blackjacks, Nero And The Gladiators and Sounds Incorporated play at the City Hall, Sheffield, UK. The show is promoted by notorious rock'n'roll entrepreneur Don Arden.
Elvis Presley begins location filming in Hawaii, USA, for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
Ray Charles plays the last night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by Maxine Brown plus Don And Juan.
The Twist Spectacular Tour sets off from Baltimore, Maryland, USA, headlined by Chubby Checker with Joey Dee And The Starliters, Gary 'US' Bonds, Dee Dee Sharp, The Dovells and the Carroll Brothers.
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Paul Heaton, lead vocalist and songwriter of The Beautiful South, is born in Birkenhead, Lancashire, UK.
The Fred Jackson Sextet records Minor Exposure, Stratchin' Out and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Gospel Redeemers record Walk With The Saviour, I'll Be So Glad and other tracks for Savoy Records in the USA.
Jazz vocalist Chris Connor records God Bless The Child, Jump For Joy and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records.
Nina and Frederick play at the The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, with Malcolm Mitchell And His Trio, Joe Church, The Two Tones, Daisy May and Saveen.
Ray Charles plays the last night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, supported by Maxine Brown plus Don And Juan.
Brenda Lee and Gene Vincent play at The City Hall, Sheffield, UK.
The Slide Hampton Orchestra record Gallery Groove, Fump and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Epic Records.
Bill Haley And His Comets begin a three-week season at the Terrazzo Cafe, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Jazz vocalist Chris Connor records God Bless The Child, Jump For Joy and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records.
Bill Haley And His Comets begin a three-week season at the Terrazzo Cafe, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
The Twist Spectacular Tour sets off from Baltimore, Maryland, USA, headlined by Chubby Checker with Joey Dee And The Starliters, Gary 'US' Bonds, Dee Dee Sharp, The Dovells and The Carroll Brothers.
The Slide Hampton Orchestra records Gallery Groove, Fump and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Epic Records.
Nina and Frederick, Malcolm Mitchell And His Trio, Joe Church, The Two Tones and Daisy May And Saveen play at The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Brenda Lee, GeneVincent, Rory Blackwell And His Blackjacks, Nero And The Gladiators and Sounds Incorporated play at the City Hall, Sheffield, UK. The show is promoted by notorious rock'n'roll entrepreneur Don Arden.
Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, meets with Bert Kaempfert of Polydor Recordsduring a visit to Hamburg, Germany, Europe, in preparation for The Beatles' arrival a few days later. The meeting is in the context of finalising arrangements about the group leaving Polydor Records.