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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.
British comedy duo Flanders And Swann are performing their show At The Drop Of A Hat during a run of 215 performances at the John Golden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Jazz and rock drummer Chad Wackerman is born in Long Beach, California, USA. He will work with Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Men At Work and many others.
The Coasters, The Isley Brothers and Dave 'Baby' Cortez play the eleventh night in a two-week season at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Jerry Butler, Big Maybelle, Etta James and The Spaniels play at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows record Please Don't Tease at EMI's Abbey Road Studio No2, London, UK.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the fifth of six nights at The Empire, Newcastle, UK. (1960)
Ray Charles releases a new single, Heartbreaker, in the USA on Atlantic Records.
Jimmy Jones releases a new single, Good Timin', on Cub Records in the USA.
Roy Orbison records Only The Lonely, in RCA Studio B, Nashville,Tennessee, USA.
The Fifth Eurovision Song Contest is held in London, UK. The winner is French vocalist Jacqueline Boyer, with the song Tom Piilibi.
Duane Eddy, Clyde McPhatter and Bobby Darin play the fifth night in a week of shows at The Empire, Glasgow, Scotland.
Roy Orbison records Only The Lonely, in RCA Studio B, Nashville,Tennessee, USA.
Ray Charles and Dinah Washington play in the Soul 60 concert at The Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
B.B. King plays at the D.A.V. Club, Clarkesville, Tennessee, 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.