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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.
The stage musical She Loves Me with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick is playing at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 301 performances.
Harry Belafonte is playing during a month of shows at The Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Dillards are playing during three weeks at The Shadows, Washington DC, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis is playing during a month-long series of shows at The Chez Paree Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This series of shows is considered to have contributed greatly to turning his flagging career around.
Folk duo The Goldcoast Singers is appearing at The Ice House, Pasadena, California, USA, during a four-week booking, with The Willow Creek Ramblers.
Liverpool-born singer Frankie Vaughan appears on UK tv show Day By Day.
Shirley Scott and Stanley Turrentine record the Cole Porter composition In The Still Of The Night and other tracks for their album Soul Shoutin' on Prestige Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA,
Carmen McRae and The Ramsey Lewis Trio are the musical guests on tv's Steve Allen Show in the USA.
Gene Vincent plays in Saint Nazaire, France, Europe, backed by The Sunlights.
Billy Fury, Joe Brown, The Karl Denver Trio, The Tornados, Marty Wilde, Daryl Quist, Dickie Pride, Larry Burns and The Ramblers play at The ABC, Chesterfield, England, UK, Europe.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet records Cable Car for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Damita Jo is playing during two weeks at The Embers, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his next film, Kissin' Cousins, at Big Bear, near San Bernardino, California, USA.
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers play the second of seven nights of shows at The First Floor Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Frank B. Walker, the first president of MGM Records, dies of a heart attack at his home in Queens, New York City, USA. The MGM label was the recording home for Hank Williams, and will go on to represent Marie Osmond, Hank Williams Jr. and Mel Tillis.
The Searchers release a new single, Sugar And Spice, on Pye Records in the UK. The release comes in the midst of a battle with Philips Records which has also released a Searchers' single, Sweet Nuthins'. Both companies are also set to release albums by the band.
The Rolling Stones play at the City Hall, Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe.
Vaughn Monroe is playing during a week of shows at Sunset Lodge, Morehead, Minnesota, USA.
Cliff Richard flies from London, England, UK, Europe, to New York City, USA, where he is to record a tv appearance for the Ed Sullivan Show.
Stan Getz plays at Virginia State College, Petersburg, Virginia, USA.
Victor Borge opens in the Congo Room of The Hotel Sahara, Las Vegas, nevada, USA.
The Rip Cords release a new single, Hey Little Cobra on Columbia Records, which will peak at No4 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Webb Pierce records Tupelo County Jail, More And More, You're Not Mine Any More and I'm Letting You Go, with producer Owen Bradley in Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Rosemary Clooney is the musical guest on tv's Red Skelton Show in the USA.
Neil Sedaka, Dion and Timi Yuro play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
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Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, Heinz and The Rolling Stones play at The City Hall, Hull, England, UK, Europe.
Patti Page records I Adore You, I Wonder I Wonder I Wonder, I'd Rather Be Sorry and We'll Be Together with producer Bob Mersey in Columbia Recording Studio A, 799 7th Ave., New York City, USA.
Jackie De Shannon records Breakaway, for Liberty Records in the USA. The song is composed by De Shannon and Sharon Sheeley, but this version will remain a demo until it is released on a compilation LP in 1994.
Bobby Darin records Since You've Been Gone with producer Nik Venet, at Bell Sound Studios, 237 W, 54th Street, New York City, USA.
Jack Crystal (concert promoter and co-founder, with Milton Gabler, of Commodore Records) dies, aged 54, of a heart attack in a bowling alley in Long Beach, Long Island, New York State, USA.
Vaughn Meader is playing at The Blue Angel, New York City, USA.
Frankie Vaughan And The V Group, Dorothy Baker, Gordon Peters and The Jeridale Three play at The Guildhall, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
The Top Ten records being played on WABC Radio, New York City, USA, in the week beginning on this date, are as follows :

1. Be My Baby - The Ronettes (Philles)

2. Donna the Prima Donna - Dion (Columbia)

3. Washington Square - The Village Stompers (Epic)

4. Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmer And the Fireballs (Dot)

5. Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton (Epic)

6. I Can't Stay Mad at You - Skeeter Davis (RCA)

7. Deep Purple - Nino Tempo And April Stevens (Atco)

8. Cry Baby - Garnet Mimms And the Enchanters (United Artists]

9. Talk to Me - Sunny And The Sunglows (Teardrop)

10. Unchained Melody - Vito And The Salutations (Herald)

When The Beatles play at the Floral Pavilion, Southport, UK, a local newspaper reporter, Derek Taylor, makes a considerable impression on them. In due course, they will hire him as their publicist.
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Toni Carroll is playing during three weeks at The Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.