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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.
British comedy duo Flanders And Swann are performing their show At The Drop Of A Hat during a run of 215 performances at the John Golden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Harry James And His Orchestra are playing during a week of shows at The Brass Rail, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Squeaky clean homogenised teen crooner Pat Boone collects a Gold Disc in the USA for his album Pat's Great Hits from the R.I.A.A.
The EP Strictly Elvis by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart at No26 for one week.
Brook Benton, Ruth Brown and Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown play the first nightof a week of shows at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
John Lee Hooker releases Love You Baby on Fortune Records in the USA.
Danny Storm, Colin And The Strollers and The Mambo Rockets play at The Locarno Ballroom, Old Town Square, Swindon.
Little Willie John releases Loving Care on King Records in the USA.
At Chess Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Chuck Berry records Bye Bye Johnny, Jaguar And Thunderbird, Drifting Blues and other tracks.
The EP Strictly Elvis by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart at No26 for one week.
Sam Cooke releases If You Were The Only Girl on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
The Biggest Show Of Stars 1960 Winter Edition package tour plays at Township Auditorium, South Carolina, USA. Acts on the bill include Freddy Cannon, Clyde McPhatter, The Clovers, Bobby Rydell, Johnny And The Hurricanes, The Isley Brothers, The Crests, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Sammy Turner and Linda Laurie.
The album Elvis by Elvis Presley is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
TV pop show producer Jack Good sparks off a UK controversy when he is reported in a newspaper feature stating that, "I don't think Cliff Richard would have existed at all as a singer without Elvis Presley."
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the last of six nights at The Gaumont, Sheffield, UK.
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.