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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.
Teddy Randazzo is playing during a six-day run at The Mardi Gras Club, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The Silver Beetles perform at Grosvenor Ballroom, Liscard, Wallasey, UK. When drummer Tommy Moore doesn't show up, guitarist John Lennon asks if anyone in the crowd can play drums. A local teddy boy gang leader named Ronnie steps up, but proves to be completely useless. Violent scenes are barely avoided as Ronnie is removed from the stage. [The Silver Beetles will, in due course, become The Beatles.]
Dion And The Belmonts play the second of two nights at The Safari Club, Long Island, New York State, USA.
The Silver Beetles perform at the Grosvenor Ballroom, Liscard, Wallasey, England, UK, Europe. When drummer Tommy Moore doesn't show up, a local teddy boy gang leader named Ronnie steps in, but proves to be completely useless. Violent scenes are barely avoided as Ronnie is removed from the stage. The Silver Beetles will, in due course, become The Beatles.
Kontakte, an early electronic music composition by Karlheinz Stockhausen, is performed for the first time at the 34th World Musc Festival in Cologne, Germany, Europe.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Do You Mind? by Anthony Newley.
Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport by Rolf Harris reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The highest new entry in the Cashbox chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Found Love by Jimmy Reed, entering at No76.
Ken Rattenbury And His Jazz Quintet play at The Festival Hall, East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Silver Beetles perform at the Grosvenor Ballroom, Liscard, Wallasey, UK. When drummer Tommy Moore doesn't show up, a local teddy boy gang leader named Ronnie steps in, but proves to be completely useless. Violent scenes are barely avoided as Ronnie is removed from the stage. The Silver Beetles will, in due course, become The Beatles.
When Will I Be Loved by The Everly Brothers enters the Cash Box chart of the best-selling singles in the USA. It will peak at No9.
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.