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The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
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.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
Musical comedy The Gay Life is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
The Classics, with Neil Young on guitar, play at Kelvin High School, Winnipeg, Canada.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein writes to Thom Keyes of Christ Church, Oxford, UK, advising him of the group's current rate of charges for shows as follows, "The Beatles' fee at present is, for midweek appearances, '50, and weekends '60. Their playing time is one hour which can be divided into two half-hour sessions."
The EP Kid Galahad by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the UK's EP Chart.
Johnny Kidd And The Pirates appear on Irish tv show Revue '62.
Bobby Rydell continues with his three-week engagement at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
When Cannonball Adderley plays at Birdland, New York City, USA, the show is recorded by Session Records and tracks will be released on the album Hooray For Cannonball Adderley, in the USA.
Carl Perkins plays the tenth night of a month at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
British music weekly newspaper Record Mirror publishes the first major national feature on The Beatles. That night the group plays a gig at The Royal Lido Ballroom, Prestatyn, Wales, supported by Jack Ellis And The Autocrats.
The Ventures release a new LP, Going To The Ventures' Dance Party!, on Dolton Records in the USA.
The Motor Town Special, a two-month long all-Motown package tour featuring The Miracles, The Supremes, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, The Contours, The Marvelettes, Martha And The Vandellas and Little Stevie Wonder, plays a date in The National Guard Armory, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.
Hotel Happiness by Brook Benton, entering at No70, is the highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
John Thomas Squire is born in Broadheath, Altrincham, Cheshire, UK. He will find success as John Squire, lead guitarist for The Stone Roses.
The Lonely Bull by Herb Alpert reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The Beach Boys' debut album, Surfin' Safari, enters the Billboard albums chart in the USA where it will peak at No32.