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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.
The Silver Beetles' van crashes on the road between Inverness and Fraserburgh, Scotland, injuring drummer Tommy Moore. Despite concussion and the loss of several front teeth, a heavily sedated Moore is dragged onstage that night by Silver Beetle John Lennon to play with the band. (The group will later change its name to The Beatles).
Connie Francis plays at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for the first of seven nights.
Johnny Gentle plays at Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh, Scotland, supported by The Silver Beetles who will, in due course, re-name themselves The Beatles.
Sam Cooke, supported by The Flamingos and The Crests, plays the fourth of seven nights at The Tivoli Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Marlene Dietrich plays at The Kursaal, Baden-Baden, Germany, Europe.
In the New York Post, Bob Williams reports, "An alert informant watched nonplussed in a Manhattan music store the other day while Leonard Bernstein purchased records by Elvis Presley, Frankie Avalon and Fabian."
Ray Charles releases a new single, Sticks And Stones, in the USA.
Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers hits the No1 spot in the USA in Billboard magazine for the first of five weeks.
Adam Faith, The John Barry Seven, Johnny Worth and The Honeys play during a week of shows at The Granada, Shrewsbury, England, UK, Europe.
Fans of UK pop idol Cliff Richard gather in the conference room of EMI Records' London HQ to vote for their favourite among 21 of Cliff's new recordings. They select Please Don't Tease, which will become Cliff's next single.
Ray Peterson releases a new, soon to be controversial, single, Tell Laura I Love Her, in the USA on RCA Victor Records.
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.