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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 musical Zizi is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
The stage musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Burton Lane, is playing at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 280 performances.
The stage musical Man Of La Mancha is playing at the ANTA Washington Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of almost two and a half years.
Judy Garland is playing during a two-week engagement at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, backed by the 30-piece Louis Basil orchestra. She is paid $50,000 per week.
Connie Haines is playing during two weeks at the ACT IV Restaurant-Supper Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Eddie Peabody, billed as 'The King Of The Banjo', plays during seventeen nights at The Roostertail, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by 'song stylist' Gloria Loring.
TV show Hullaballoo in the USA features performances by The Supremes, The Serendipity Singers, The Four Tops and The Goldberg-Miller Blues Band. The Supremes perform Children’s Christmas Song, My Favorite Things and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. The show is hosted by Robert Vaughan of Man From U.N.C.L.E. fame.
J.J. Johnson And His Orchestra record Once In A Liufetime, Sunrise, Sunset, Sew The Buttons On and More Than One Way for RCA Records in New York City, USA.
Count Basie and his Orchestra with Arthur Prysock record What Will I Tell My Heart?, Where Are You and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Verve Records.
The 13th Floor Elevators play their first ever gig, at the Jade Room, Austin, Texas, USA.
Vic Ames (of The Ames Brothers) records You're Mine Almost, Stop Crying Little Girl, Kiss Her and Wonderful Feeling in Olmstead Studios, New York City, USA. The tracks will not be released.
James Brown arrives in London, England, UK, Europe, for a week of tv appearances and promotional activities.
Anthropologist, author, actress and civil rights activist Eslanda Robeson, the wife of Paul Robeson for 44 years, dies of cancer in New York City, USA.
Lulu And The Luvvers play the second night in a week of shows at The Cabaret Club, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Mother Maybelle Carter records Mama's Irish Jig, Black Mountain Rag, Let's Be Lovers Again and Give me ~Your Love and I'll Give You Mine in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Jean Shepard, with producer Marvin Hughes, records Too Many Memories All Around, One Minute and How In The World, in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Simon And Garfunkel release a new single, The Sound Of Silence aka The Sounds Of Silence, on Columbia Records in the USA. The track, written by Paul Simon over a period of several months between 1963–1964, is drawn from their debut studio album, Wednesday Morning, 3 AM (1964). It will be ranked No156 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Simon And Garfunkel record the songs Leaves That Are Green and Anji for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
The Kinks record a live session for the BBC radio show Saturday Club, at The Playhouse Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
A son, Zak Starkey, is born to The Beatles' Ringo Starr and his wife, Maureen, in London, England, UK, Europe. He will grow up to become a drummer, like his dad.
Jimmy James and the Vagabonds play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Rolf Harris releases a new single, Jake The Peg, in Canada on Capitol Records.
The Outer Limits release Don't Need You No More backed with Walkin' Away, on Goldust Records of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. (This band should not be confused with the English band of the same name which was functioning around the same time).
Ohta San records Here Is Happiness, Twilight In Tokyo, Too Much and other tracks for Decca Records in Hawaii, USA.
In the USA, tv rock show Where The Action Is features Bobby Vee performing Run To Him and The Miracles performing My Girl Has Gone.
The Jerry Lewis movie The Family Jewels is released to cinemas in the UK. The movie includes an appearance by Gary Lewis And The Playboys, a hit-making US pop group led by Jerry's song Gary.
The Who play in the Federation Club, Norwich, England, UK, Europe.
The Teddy Boys play at The Eighth Wonder, New York City, USA.
The Little Dublin Singers record Come Away and The Music Master for Delyse Records in the UK.
Capitol Records release The Beatles' new single, Yesterday, in the USA. The record's B-side is a cover of the Buck Owens' song Act Naturally.
Jon Mark records Blues For Hobbits, Sally Free And Easy, Portland Town, Vulture and other tracks for Decca Records in London, England, UK, Europe, with producer Shel Talmy.
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Ike And Tina Turner play at The 49er, El Monte, California, USA.
James Brown arrives in the UK to begin a tour.
The Steve Lawrence Show, starring the popular big band singer and featuring guest star Lucille Ball, debuts on CBS-TV in the USA. It will not fare well.
When The Fourmost play at The Savoy, England, London, UK, Europe, Freddie Self stands in for guitarist Mike Millward who has been hospitalised with leukaemia.
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Bobbi Martin, with an orchestra directed by Bert deCoteaux, records Something On My Mind, Sometimes, Don't Take It Out On Me and I Can Give You Love for Coral Records in Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th Street, New York City, USA.