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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.
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.
Jazz composer Raymond Scott is recording his experimental, avant-garde album The Unexpected in New York City, USA.
Adam Faith releases a new single, Poor Me, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
Craig Douglas releases a new single, Pretty Blue Eyes, in the UK.
Jazz vocalist Mildred Anderson records Ebb Tide, Person To Person and other tracks at Rudy Van Gelder Studios, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
Sam Cooke plays the first of three nights at the Shell House, Long Island, New York State, USA.
Eddie Cochran enters the UK singles chart with his cover version of the Ray Charles song HallelujahI Love Her So.
Jerry Lee Lewis is undertaking a five-day recording session at the newly established (but not yet officially-opened) Sun Records studios, on Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Over the course of the five days, Jerry Lee will record over fifty songs.
Buster Brown is playing during a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Michael Hutchence of Inxs is born in Lain Cove, Sydney, Australia.
On his 25th birthday, Sam Cooke signs a $100,000 deal with RCA Records.
The Biggest Show Of Stars 1960 - Winter Edition package tour begins at The Forum, Montreal, Canada. Acts on the bill include Freddy Cannon, Clyde McPhatter, The Clovers, Bobby Rydell, Johnny And The Hurricanes, The Isley Brothers, The Crests, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Sammy Turner and Linda Laurie.
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.