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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.
Shirley Bassey is playing during a summer season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Popular singer Jo Ann Campbell is playing during four weeks of shows as support for comedian Red Skelton at The Sands Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Eddie Condon's All Stars are playing during a two-month engagement at Condon's, East 56th Street, New York City, USA.
Peggy Lee is playing during three weeks of shows at The Pigalle Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Liberace is playing at Harrah's Club, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
UK pop hitmaker Anthony Newley is playing in a one-man show, Stop The World I Want To Get Off, at Queen's Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, which runs for 485 performances.
Anita Bryant plays during a week of shows at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, USA.
Lonnie Donegan, Miki And Griff, Suzie Miller, The Dallas Boys, Gil And Freddie Levedo, The Tiller Girls and Norman Vaughan are appearing in Putting On The Donegan at The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Frances Faye is playing during a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pat Boone plays during nine nights at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia.
Stan Getz and the Hershey Key Orchestra record Night Rider, Once Upon A Time and A Summer Afternoon, for Verve Records in New York City, USA.
Lee Dorsey releases a new single, Ya Ya, on Fury Records in the USA.
The Beatles play at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool, UK, where they have a Battle Of The Bands with another local group, The Strangers, whose vocalist Joe Fagin will enjoy a successful solo career.
The Oscar Peterson Trio play at London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Cleftones, The Teenagers, The Cadillacs, The Bobbettes, The Solitaires, The Charts, The Dubs, Johnnie And Joe, and The Sil Austin Orchestra play at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, in Alan Fredericks' Old Goldies show.
Barbra Streisand plays the twelfth of twenty-seven nights at The Caucus Club, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Platters play the first night of a week at The Beachcomber, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Paul Anka plays the fifth night of a week at The Glen Casino, Williamsville, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
The String-a-Longs play the sixth night of a week at The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Aretha Franklin plays the eighth night in a three week season at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Connie Francis begins an eight night booking at The Manor Hotel, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Andy York is born in Wichita, Kansas, USA. He will play guitar for Jason And The Scorchers at the end of the 80s, before moving on to work with John Mellencamp and Willie Nile.
Bobby Rydell plays the eighteenth night in a four week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as support to comedian George Burns.
Gene Vincent plays at The Granada, Shrewsbury, England, UK, Europe.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
A feature about the censorship of pop singles runs in UK pop weekly newspaper the NME [New Musical Express] under the headline 'Does Banning Death Pop Songs Make t hem Too Important?'
Bobby Vee releases a new single, Take Good Care Of My Baby, on Liberty Recordsin the USA. The song is written by Brill Building songwriting duo Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
Vince Eager plays at The Textile Ballroom, Bradford, England, UK, Europe.
Eddie Fisher plays the fourth night of two weeks at Coconut Grove, New York City, USA.
Country gospel duo Reno And Smiley play the second of two nights at The Hi-Fi Club, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The Everly Brothers play the sixth night of a week at The Frolics Club, Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA.
Brook Benton plays the seventeenth night in a month of gigs at Robert's Show Bar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Troy Shondell releases a new single, This Time, on Liberty Records in the USA.
Neil Young And Crazy Horse play at Zollhafen, Mainz, Germany, Europe, supported by The Magic Numbers.
The Miracles play the first night of a week at The Hurricane Room, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
British folk trio The Springfields, including Dusty Springfield, release their second single, Breakaway, in the UK, Europe.
Roy Acuff And His Smoky Mountain Boys, Wilma Lee And Stoney Cooper, Melba Montgomery, Dottie West, Carl Belew and Bill Dudley play at Champaign County Fair, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Roy Orbison releases a new single, Crying / Candy Man, on Monument Records in the USA. [Candy Man is written by noted Greenwich Village folkie Fred Neil and Brill Building songstress Beverley Ross].
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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.