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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.
Loretta Lynn's first single, I'm A Honky Tonk Girl, makes its Billboard Singles Chart debut in the USA.
The Coasters, with producers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, record Moonglow, Autumn Leaves and other tracks for Atlantic Records in the USA.
Etta James peaks at No2 on the Billboard R'n'B singles chart in the USA and No33 on the pop singles chart with All I Could Do Was Cry.
Clyde McPhatter signs a new recording contract with Mercury Records in the USA.
The original cast soundtrack album to the off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks, is recorded in New York City, USA, by MGM Records.
Alley Oop by The Hollywood Argyles, on Lute Records, enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA, on its way to No1. The group is one of many rock'n'pop adventures started by the notorious Kim Fowley.
Please Help Me, I'm Falling by Hank Locklin enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No8. The song features a distinctive piano sound developed by Floyd Cramer, of sliding from one note up to another.
Jazz pianist Freddie Redd records the album The Connection, for Felsted Records in New York City, USA.
Gene Vincent and Jerry Keller play the first of six nights at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham, UK.
Jazz organist Jimmy Smith records Lonesome Road and Smith Walk for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Otis Williams and The Charms record Image Of A Girl and Wait A Minute Baby for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Alley Oop by the Hollywood Argyles enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA, on its way to No1. The group is one of many rock'n'pop adventures started by the notorious Kim Fowley.
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.