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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 musical comedy movie Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday, opens at cinemas in New York City, USA.
Louis Jordan plays the third of five nights at The Embers Club, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.
Three Steps To Heaven by singer, guitarist and songwriter Eddie Cochran hits No1 in the UK pop singles chart.
Paul Anka plays at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Derrick Bostrom, drummer of Phoenix, Arizona-based band The Meatpuppets , is born.
Bluesman Big Jack Reynolds plays at The Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Bing Crosby records What a Difference a Day Made with the Billy May Orchestra for MGM Records.
The Humphrey Lyttelton Octet records Willow Weep For Me, Blue Lou and Undecided, in London, UK, for Bethlehem Records.
Count Basie And His Orchestra record Boogie Woogie, Broadway and Sent For You Yesterday in New York City, USA.
Donald Harrison, saxophonist with Art Blakey And the Jazz Messengers and others, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
An inquest into the recent death of rock'n'roll idol Eddie Cochran continues at Bristol Assizes, Bristol, England, UK.
Jazz organist Shirley Scott records Now's The Time at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Brooklyn-based band The Mystics have a photo shoot in Central Park, New York City, USA, for an upcoming album.
Legendary Nashville session guitarist Hank Garland records All the Things You Are, Always and other tracks
Bobby Vinton plays the last night in a week of shows at The Marine Ballroom on The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Kingston Trio record White Snows Of Winter and Sing We Noel, for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.