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The Kingston Trio record The M.T.A. for Capitol Records in New York City, USA.
Since I Don't Have You by The Skyliners enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, where it will peak at No12.
Gene Vincent releases a new single, Over The Rainbow, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Chicago-born singer Joni James enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with There Must Be A Way, which will peak at No33, during a run of four weeks.
Eddie Cochran releases a new single, Teenage Heaven, on Liberty Records in the USA.
Gene Vincent releases a new single, Over The Rainbow, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Since I Don't Have You by The Skyliners enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, where it will peak at No12.
In the Mobile Post, critic Jake Bodine reviews the new Dusty Carr album C'mon Everybody, Get Happy! With the words, "about as inspiring as attending a mass burial. Get happy? Are you kidding? This collection of fourteen dirge-like songs should be named Music To Slit Your Wrists By. Let's look at a few song titles: I Cut My Lips On Your Love. Growing Fatigue. Valley Of Death. A Sudden Movement From The Shadows. Point made. Carr needs a few years of intense therapy, not a recording contract."
Little Richard releases a new single, By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, on Specialty Records in the USA.
Tracy Morrow is born in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He will find fame as rapper Ice-T.
US big band leader/composer Joe Rines marries Portland Hoffa, the widow of famous American comedian Fred Allen.
Humphrey Lyttelton And His Band record Swingtime In The Rockies, I Can't Get Started, For Dancers Only and Alligator Crawl, for London Records in London, UK.
The Fleetwoods release Come Softly To Me, which will prove to be their biggest hit, in the USA.
Cliff Richard and the Drifters release a new single, Livin' Lovin Doll, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Little Anthony and the Imperials appear on daily US tv pop show American Bandstand.
The Fleetwoods release Come Softly To Me, which will prove to be their biggest hit, in the USA.
Little Richard releases a new single, By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, on Specialty Records in the USA.
The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
British comedy duo Flanders And Swann are performing their show At The Drop Of A Hat during a run of 215 performances at the John Golden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.