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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 8th Annual Berkeley Folk Festival begins at U.C. Berkeley, California, USA. Over the next five days, artists featured will include Mississippi Fred Mc Dowell, Tom Paxton, Sam Hinton, Mike Seeger and The Hackberry Ramblers.
Chuck Berry plays at The Cinnamon Cinder, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Yardbirds, featuring guitarist Jeff Beck, play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Troggs.
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles release a new single, The Tracks Of My Tears, in the USA. Curiously, the song will inspire Rod Argent of The Zombies to write their hit Time Of The Season, after he mis-hears the line 'if you look closer it's easy to trace' as 'it's the time of the season to trace'.
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A new Disney film, The Monkey's Uncle, starring Anette Funicello is released in the USA. The film includes a cameo appearance by The Beach Boys who sing the title song.
The Byrds enter the UK Top 30 pop singles chart at No24 with their jangling folk-rock version of Bob Dylan's Mr Tambourine Man. It will peak at No1.
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Perry Como records Summer Wind and remakes the previous day's recording of Oowee Oowee for RCA Victor Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Doris Troy plays at The Cromwellian Club, London, England, UK.
Zoot Money plays at The Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, England, UK.
Sonny And Cher record Let It Be Me, Something You Got, You Don't Love Me and You Really Got A Hold On Me in Gold Star Studios, 6252 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Sonny Bono acts as producer for the session, and participating musicians include guitarists Barney Kessel, Don Peake, Howard Roberts, Monte Dunn and Steve Mann, with Cliff Hils and Lyle Ritz on basses, Earl Palmer, Frank Capp and Hal Blaine on drums, Mike Rubini on harpsichord, and Don Randi and Harold Battiste playing pianos.
The Beatles travel by train from Lyon, France, Europe, to Milan, Italy, during a European tour.
Rick Nelson records Try To Remember and More at Radio Recorders Studio, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The session is produced by Jimmie Haskell with musicians including James Burton and Jim Helms on guitar, Jerry Cole on bass, Richie Frost on drums and Glen Hardin playing piano.
Billy J. Kramer and Edmund Hockridge are playing at The North Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
The Rolling Stones fly to Oslo, Norway, Europe, to begin a Scandinavian tour.
The movie Von Ryan's Express, starring Frank Sinatra, is released in the USA. Sinatra attends the launch party for the mvoie in New York City, USA.
Paul Arthurs, later to be known as Bonehead, guitarist of Oasis, is born in Manchester, England, UK.
Principal photography on the next Elvis Presley movie, Frankie And Johnny, comes to an end at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Kingston Trio and Roger Miller play the third of seven nights at The Carter Barron Amphitheater, Rock Creek Park, Washington DC, USA.
The Kinks play a benefit gig at the Illinois State Armory, Springfield, Illinois, USA, supported by Dick And Dee Dee,The Rivieras and The Hollywood Argyles.
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The Brogues record Someday and But Now I Find, at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California, USA, for Hush/Twilight Records.
The Charlatans continue their two month long residency at The Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada, USA.
Joe Brown And His Bruvvers are playing at Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth, England, UK.
The Bachelors and The Rockin' Berries are playing at The ABC, Great Yarmouth, England, UK.
Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen play at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England, UK, supported by Susan Maughan.
The Kingsmen perform Louie Louie on tv show Shindig! in the USA. This edition also features The Byrds, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, Willie Nelson, Dave Berry, Billy Preston and Jody Miller.
The musical Charlie Girl is presented at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of over five years which includes 2,202 performances.