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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.
Speedy Gonzales by Pat Boone enters the UK Top 30 pop singles chart, where it will peak at No2 during a fourteen week stay.
Fumiya Fujii, lead singer of popular Japanese recording group The Checkers, is born in Kurume City, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the seventh night of a three-week season at the El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Paul Anka plays the fourth of eight nights at Freedomland Amusement Park, The Bronx, New York City, USA.
Kes Chin plays at The Copa, Kingston, Jamaica, in the Caribbean.
Speedy Gonzales by Pat Boone enters the UK Top 30 pop singles chart, where it will peak at No2 during a fourteen week stay.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the seventh night of a three-week season at The El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic, Bradford, UK.
UK music publication Jazz News reports that, "Mick Jagger, R'n'B vocalist, is taking a rhythm and blues group into The Marquee tomorrow night." The item states that the group is called The Rolling Stones, and that its line-up is "Jagger (voc), Keith Richards, Elmo Lewis (gtrs), Dick Taylor (bass), 'Stu' (piano), Mike Avery (drs)". 'Elmo Lewis' is, in fact, Brian Jones, Dick Taylor will leave to join The Pretty Things, 'Stu' is Ian Stewart, later demoted to roadie, and 'Mike Avery' is actually Mick Avory, later to find fame with The Kinks. The item further reports that "A second group under Long John Baldry will also be there.".
Joe Maphis and Merle Travis record Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar, Bayou Baby, Corrine Corrina (aka Corrina Corrina), Mainstream Breakdown and Picture On The Wall in Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Solomon Burke plays the sixth of ten nights at the Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Everly Brothers record the Gerry Goffin-Carole King song Chains in United Studio B, Hollywood, California, USA, for Warner Brothers Records. At the same session they also record Don't Ask Me To Be Friends.
Gene Vincent and Sounds Incorporated play at The Majestic Ballroom, Bradford, UK. The show is promoted by notorious rockn'roll entrepreneur Don Arden.
Jazz vocalist Carmen McRae records Anything Goes, Getting To Know You and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
The Everly Brothers record the Gerry Goffin-Carole King song Chains, in United Studio B, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Warner Brothers Records. At the same session they also record Don't Ask Me To Be Friends.
Doris Day records Abide With Me, Walk With Him and Nearer My God To Thee for Columbia Records in the USA.
Hank Snow records [Town Of] Laredo, If I Try Hard Enough and You're Losing Your Baby, with producer Chet Atkins in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Fats Domino performs Nothing New and Dance With Mr Domino on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Acoustic guitar virtuoso John Fahey records 900 Miles in Washington, USA.
Mel Torme With The Shorty Rogers' Orchestra records Hi-Fly, On Green Dolphin Street, Dat Dere and Moanin' for Atlantic Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Wilburn Brothers record Hiding Alone, Day After Day, I Crossed My Heart, Roll Muddy River and The Sound Of Your Footsteps with producer Owen Bradley in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Gospel vocal group The Christones record If I Could Hear My Mother Pray, It's Me Lord, I Love To Call His Name, Faith, Trying To Be What You Would Have Me To Be and I Feel Better, for Sharp/Savoy Records in the USA.