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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.
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.
Bobby Darin is playing during a three week engagement at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
The musical 13 Daughters, starring Don Ameche, is presented at the 54th Street Theatre, on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of just 28 performances.
Barbara Carroll And Her Trio are playing during a three-week engagement at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bill Henderson is playing during a 22-day engagement at The Playboy Key Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
LaVern Baker, The Shirelles, Big Maybelle, Jimmy Charles and The Vibrations are playing during a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Ray Peterson and Cathy Carr are playing during a week of shows at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Bill Evans opens at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Songwriter, singer, guitarist and recording artist Charlie Terrell is born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
On learning that tonight's dance concert at Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Georgia, USA, is to be segregated [whites on the dance floor, blacks in the balcony] headiner Ray Charles announces that he will not be performing and immediately leaves town. He will be sued, taken to court and fined $757.
Gene McDaniels performs his controversial hit A Hundred Pounds Of Clay on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Beatles play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, and later they also play at the Liverpool Jazz Society, held in the Iron Door Club.
The Beatles' bass-player Stu Sutcliffe returns to Hamburg, Germany, Europe, to be with girlfriend Astrid Kircherr.
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Sam Cooke plays the sixth night in a week of shows at the The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
And The Heavens Cried by Anthony Newley enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No8.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows play to an all-white audience at The Colosseum, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Chuck Berry is found guilty in United States District Court, St Louis, Missouri, USA, of violating the Mann Act by transporting a 14-year-old Indian girl from El Paso, Texas, to St. Louis for immoral purposes. This is Berry's second conviction on the same charge. He was previously given five years in prison and fined $5000, but the US Court of Appeals remanded that sentence after finding that Judge George H. Moore disparaged the defendant by asking repeated questions about race in the trial. On the same day, Berry plays at Georgia Tech, Athens, Georgia, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Beatles and Rory Storm And The Wild Ones play an afternoon gig at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Local girl Priscilla White gets up and sings with The Beatles. She will find success after changing her name to Cilla Black.
A memorial concert for ragtime pianist and composer J.W. Blind Boone is held at Brewer Fieldhouse on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus, Columbia, Missouri, USA. Boone's compositions are played on the oak Chickering piano which had been made specially for him in the early part of the century.
Barbra Streisand continues her month-long residency at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Jimmie Rodgers plays the seventh of fourteen nights at The Statler-Hilton Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Poni Tails are playing at The Holiday Hotel And Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra record Maria, Tonight and America, for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA. The tracks will be issued on the album Kenton's West Side Story.
The Dave Bailey Quintet records the album Reaching Out, in New York City, USA, for Jazztime Records. The album also features Grant Green on guitar.
The Ink Spots Revue, featuring Bill Josephs and Daisy Banke, plays at The Key Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Andy Doll Band is playing in Marion, Iowa, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play an evening gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
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.