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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.
Trade magazine Record Retailer publishes the UK's first Top 20 albums chart, showing The Explosive Freddy Cannon at No1.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Poor Me, by Adam Faith.
Dick Charlesworth And His City Gents play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashton, England, UK, Europe.
The Four Preps appear on American Bandstand, singing their upcoming single Got A Girl.
Jazz pianist Billy Taylor records Uncle Fuzzy, Don't Bug Me and other tracks for Riverside Records in New York City, USA.
The Ray River Jazz Band plays at The Goddard Arms, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
At The Fontainbleu Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA, Elvis Presley records a Timex tv special with Frank Sinatra, who had previously declared that 'rock'n'roll is made by cretinous goons'. Also on the show are Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Mitch Miller. It is not transmitted until 8 May.
The Coasters, The Isley Brothers and Dave 'Baby' Cortez play the twelfth night in a two-week season at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Handy Man by Jimmy Jones reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart. On the same day, it enters the UK Top Ten singles chart at No9.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the last of six nights at The Empire, Newcastle, UK.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Poor Me, by Adam Faith.
At The Fontainbleu Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA, Elvis Presley records a Timex tv special with Frank Sinatra, who had previously declared that 'rock'n'roll is made by cretinous goons'. Also on the show are Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.
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.