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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.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Popular singer Jo Ann Campbell is playing during four weeks of shows as support for comedian Red Skelton at The Sands Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
Freddie Bell And The Bellboys are playing during a lengthy engagement at The Golden Hotel And Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Paul Anka is playing during a week of shows at The Frolics Club, Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA.
Pop idol Tommy Sands is appearing in Remains To Be Seen at The Tenthouse Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Shirelles play during a week of shows at The Hurricane Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Country duo Reno And Smiley play at Rollerland, Verona, Virginia, USA.
Watch Your Step by rhythm and blues guitarist Bobby Parker peaks at number 51 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the USA. The opening guitar riff from this song will inspire The Beatles when they come to write both I Feel Fine [1964] and Day Tripper.
Barbra Streisand plays the thirteenth night of two weeks at The Town'n'Country, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Jazz multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy plays at The Five Spot, New York City, USA.
The Beatles play at Holyoake Hall, Wavertree, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Shadows, Helen Shapiro and Danny Williams play at The Granada, Tooting, London, UK.
Danny Rampling is born in Streatham, London, England, UK, Europe. One of the originators of the acid house scene in the UK, Rampling will become a pre-eminent deejay in the Balearic dance movement of the late 80s.
Clarence 'Frogman' Henry plays the second night of a week at The Beachcomber Bar, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Brook Benton plays the fourth night in a month of gigs at Robert's Show Bar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Maynard Ferguson And His Orchestra play at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Johnnie Ray plays the twentieth night in a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays the last of six nights at The Hippodrome, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Frances Love, wife of Mike Love, later to find fame with The Beach Boys, gives birth to their first child, Melinda.
The Top Ten singles being played on KOMA Radio in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, for the week beginning on this date, are as follows :
1. A Quarter To Three - Gary U.S. Bonds
2. Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis
3. I Like It Like That - Chris Kenner
4. Johnny Willow - Fred Daryan
5. Yellow Bird - Lawrence Welk/Arthur Lyman
6. Sea Of Heartbreak - Don Gibson
7. Hats Off To Larry - Del Shannon
8. Dum Dum - Brenda Lee
9. I Just Don't Understand - Ann-Margret
10. Exodus - Eddie Harris
I'll Be There by Damita Jo is the highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA, entering at No70. The track is an answer song to Stand By Me by Ben E. King.
Bobby Rydell plays the fifth night in a four week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Chubby Checker plays at the The Rainbow Room , Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
The Shadows, Helen Shapiro and Danny Williams play at The Granada, Tooting, London, 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.