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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.
Maurice Chevalier is starring in a one-man show during four weeks at The Ziegfeld Theater, New York City, USA.
The Robert DeCormier Folk Singers are playing at The Bitter End, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a fifteen-night stand.
Rose Maddox is playing during two weeks at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Brian Hyland, Little Eva and The Brook Brothers play at The Adelphi, Slough, England, UK, Europe.
The Wildwood Boys play at The Top Of The Tangent, Palo Alto, California, USA. (Wildwood Boys banjo-picker Jerry Garcia will go on to form The Grateful Dead.)
Neil Sedaka opens at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Bobby Darin plays the fourth of twelve nights at the Coconut Grove, Hollywood, California, USA.
Gene Pitney plays at St John's Church, Hudson, New Hampshire, USA.
Sam Cooke records Little Red Rooster for his album Night Beat, in RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Organ on this track is played by Billy Preston.
Rob Collins, keyboardist of 90s UK band The Charlatans, is born in Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England, UK, Europe.
Damita Jo is playing during nine days at The Sahara Inn, Chicago, Illinois, USA,
Brook Benton plays the first of three nights at The Royal Peacock, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
One Broken Heart For Sale by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No11 during a seven-week run.
The Lettermen are playing at St. Bonaventure College, Oleon, New York State, USA.
Hey Paula by Paul And Paula reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles chart in the USA.
The Easybeats play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Neil Sedaka plays at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Claude King plays in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows begin a UK tour with a date at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe
Music trade magazine Billboard reports that Capitol Records has signed pioneering surf music guitarist Dick Dale, thus winning a hotly-contested signing battle.
He's So Fine by The Chiffons enters the Billboard pop singles chart in the USA on its way to No1.
Stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce is arrested on a narcotics charge in a taxi in Los Angeles, California, USA, during a recess in his Chicago obscenity trial. Facing felony drug charges in California, Bruce is unable to return to Chicago for the rest of his trial, which proceeds in his absence.
Mary Wells enters the Billboard Top 100 singles chart in the USA with Laughing Boy, which will peak at No15.
Gerry Mulligan plays the last of three days at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Chad Mitchell Trio is playing at The Terrace, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
The Kingston Trio play in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
LaVern Baker plays the second night of a week-long residency at The Regal, Chicago Illinois, USA.
The Kingston Trio enter the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with Greenback Dollar, written by Hoyt Axton. It will peak at No21.
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The Four Freshmen are performing at The Inter-Collegiate Winter Carnival, Bend, Oregon, USA.
When The Beatles/Helen Shapiro tour resumes at The Granada Theatre, Mansfield, England, UK, Europe, the artists are trapped inside by hundreds of screaming fans.
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Tom Rush and Jim Kweskin play at Club 47, Cambridge (near Boston), Massachusetts, USA.
Popular Japanese singer Izumi Yukimura is appearing at The Persian Room, New York City, USA.
Eddie Fisher is playing during ten days at The Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
Dorsey Burnette releases a new single, Four For Texas / Foolish Pride, on Reprise Records in the USA.