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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.
The Eric Latham Orchestra plays at The Victory Memorial Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, UK, supported by The Tom Nicholls Dance Orchestra.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single My Old Man's A Dustman by Lonnie Donegan.
Jazz guitarist Grant Green records Just Friends, Seepin' and other tracks, for Blue Note Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Sam Cooke plays the last of six nights at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Headed for the No1 slot, Johnny Tillotson enters the UK singles chart at No20 with Poetry In Motion.
Elvis Presley takes a break from filming for his seventh movie, Wild In The Country , and begins a weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Save The Last Dance For Me by The Drifters reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Maurice Williams And The Zodiacs reach No1 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with Stay.
The Swinging Blue Genes, later to find success with a slight name-change to The Swinging Blue Jeans, play during an all-nighter session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Johnny Burnette appears on tv show Saturday Prom in the USA, for a fee of $750.
I'm With You, a musical revue starring Nat King Cole, has its final performance, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Cole had hoped to take the show to Broadway, but it did not prove popular enough.
Tex Ritter, Hank Morton, Carl Perkins, Hawkshaw Hawkins , The Plainsmen Quartet , The LeGarde Twins [from Australia], Moon Mullican , and Gary Van And His Western Starlighters perform live in a Grand Ole Opry show at The Forum Auditorium, Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA.
Jazz saxophonist Booker Ervin's Quintet record the album Cookin' for Savoy Records in New York City, USA.
I'm With You, a musical revue starring Nat 'King' Cole, has its final performance, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Cole had hoped to take the show to Broadway, but it did not prove popular enough.
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson plays in Prairiesburg, Iowa, USA.
Conway Twitty plays the second of three nights at The Erie Social Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Connie Francis plays the second of three nights at The Town Casino, Buffalo, New York State, USA.