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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.
Damita Jo is playing during two weeks at The Embers, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Vaughn Monroe is playing during a week of shows at Sunset Lodge, Morehead, Minnesota, USA.
Toni Carroll is playing during three weeks at The Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Monique Van Vooren is playing during ten days at The Chase Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Sam Cooke releases a new single, Little Red Rooster, in the USA on RCA Victor Records.
The American Negro Blues Festival plays the first of two dates at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, England, UK, Europe, featuring Big Joe Williams, Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon, Matt Murphy, Otis Spann, Sonny Boy Williamson, Lonnie Johnson, Victoria Spivey and Muddy Waters.
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Chuck Berry is released on parole from the Federal Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri, USA. Berry has served twenty months on charges of violating the Mann Act by transporting a woman across state lines for immoral purposes. While in prison, he wrote the songs You Never Can Tell, Nadine and No Particular Place To Go.
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers play the fifth of seven nights of shows at The First Floor Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Downliners Sect play at Ken Colyer's Studio 51, Great Newport Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
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, Hull, England, UK, Europe.
Leon McAuliffe And The Cimarron Boys, Tex Ritter and Sue Thompson And The Plainsmen play in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
The Squires, including lead guitarist Neil Young, play at Grant Park High School, Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, Del Shannon, Jet Harris And Tony Meehan, The Bachelors, Duffy Power, Cilla Black, Bryan Burdon and The Blue Diamonds play at The Odeon, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Frankie Vaughan And The V Group, Dorothy Baker, Gordon Peters and The Jeridale Three play at The Odeon, Guildford, England, UK, Europe.
The musical comedy film Bye Bye Birdie opens at cinemas in Japan, Asia. The film, based on Elvis Presley being drafted into the US Army, stars Janet Leigh and Dick Van Dyke, with Jesse Pearson as fictitious pop idol Conrad Birdie (a pun on Conway Twitty), along with Ann-Margret and Bobby Rydell. TV show host Ed Sullivan appears as himself.
The Mojos play at The Cavern, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
House band, The Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo is playing in The Jazz Lounge, Club A-Gogo, Percy Street, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK, Europe. The group will find greater success when it evolves to become The Animals. Peter Grant, the future manager of Led Zeppelin, and record producer Mickie Most both attend this show.
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Steve Allen, Mel Torme and Jayne Meadows are the guests when The Judy Garland Show is taped for the CBS-tv network in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
A package tour featuring The Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, The Rolling Stones and Mickie Most plays at The Odeon, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe. A local band called The Alan Price Rhythm And Blues Quintet attends the show. Afterwards, Mickie Most goes to the Club A Go Go and sees The Alan Price Rhythm And Blues Quintet which will eventually evolve into The Animals.
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The Beatles tape an appearance on the tv show Scene At 6.30 in Studio 4, Granada TV Centre, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Pearl Bailey is the musical guest on tonight's edition of NBC-tv's Jack Paar Show in the USA.
Del Shannon releases a new single, Sue's Gotta Be Mine, on Berlee Records in the USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his next film, Kissin' Cousins, at Big Bear, near San Bernardino, California, USA.
The Motortown Revue, featuring The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Little Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells, and Martha And The Vandellas, opens for seven days at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Larks release a new single, Pogo Stick – based on a current youth craze - on Stacy Records in the USA. (N.B. There have been several recording groups called The Larks. This one, consisting entirely of session men, was very short-lived)
Gene Vincent plays in The Cinema De Paris, Limoges, France, Europe, backed by The Sunlights.
Cliff Richard releases a new EP, Lucky Lips, in the UK on EMI Records.
The Beach Boys are in Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the songs Little Saint Nick and Drive-In.
Horace Silver is playing during two weeks at Birdland, New York City, USA.