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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 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.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes are playing during a two-month season at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes are playing during a two-month season at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his next movie, Wild In The Country , at the 20th Century Ranch, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Art Pepper spends the last of three days recording the album Intensity for Contemporary Records in New York City, USA. This is his last recording session before going to jail on heroin possession charges.
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson plays in Mankato, Minnesota, USA.
Connie Francis plays the first of three nights at The Town Casino, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Vocal quartet The Roomates record Band of Gold, Glory of Love, The Only Girl For Me, O Baby Love, and Never Knew, at Regent Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for Valmor Records.
Conway Twitty plays the first of three nights at The Erie Social Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Sam Cooke plays the fifth of six nights at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jazz trumpeter Benny Bailey records the album Big Brass in New York City, USA, for Candid Records.
The Drifters release a new single, I Count The Tears , on Atlantic Records in the USA. The chorus melody will be 'borrowed' in 1967 by The Grass Roots for their hit song Let's Live For Today .
Cliff Richard releases a new single, I Love You, in the UK on Columbia Records.
The Ray Bryant Trio, led by jazz pianist Ray Bryant, record Milestones and Django, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA.
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters release a new single, The Hoochie Koochie Koo, on King Records in the USA.
Roy Orbison releases a new single, Sweet And Easy To Love / Devil Doll, on Sun Records in the USA.
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet plays at The Salle Pleyel, Paris, France, Europe.
Jim Morris, destined to play guitar for Balaam And The Angel, is born in Motherwell, Scotland.
Committed Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant is born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.