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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.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
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 Do-Re-Mi, starring Max Bygraves, with music by Jule Styne, is playing at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, Europe, during a run of 169 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.
Tommy Steele, Teddy Johnson And Pearl Carr, Jimmy James, The Raindrops, Joe Baker And Jack Douglas, Desmond Walter-Ellis, The KIms and Regine And Andre Berny play during a seven-week season at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Connie Francis is playing during a two week engagement at The Latin Casino, Merchantsville, New Jersey, USA.
The Platters are playing during a two-week engagement at The Social Ritz Club, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
Andy Williams is playing during nine nights at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Hawkshaw Hawkins is playing during six nights at The Flame Theatre-Cafe, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Vandergrift Brothers are playing during a four week long engagement in Rockland, Maine, USA.
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The musical Kwamina is playing at The 54th Street, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of just 32 performances.
Timi Yuro, Shep And The Limelites, The Spinners, The Marvelettes, Tommy Hunt, The Stereos and The G-Clefs are playing during seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Bob Beckham, with producer Owen Bradley, records 10,000 Teardrops, The Sound Of A Breaking Heart, Ivory Tower and Just Friends in Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Country singer and radio DJ Pat Boyd performs live on the first night of the Automobile Show, Muskegon, Michigan, USA. Also on the bill are Don Holly And The Hi-Riders, George Hawkins and Bill Thompson.
The guest-panellists on BBC-tv record rating show Juke Box Jury are Jimmy Young, June Marlow, Bunny Lewis and special guest, Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Kitty Wells, Johnnie And Jack, Marvin Rainwater, Jimmy Newman, Bill Phillips and The Tennessee Mountain Boys play a show in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.
Marty Wilde, Cleo Laine, Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen, Craig Douglas, Nick Villard, Doug Sheldon and The Polka Dots, appear on weekly UK tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars.
When comedian/satirist Mort Sahl plays at The Public Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, his opening act is popular singer Joanie Sommers.
Joey Dee And The Starliters record their cover version of The Isley Brothers' song Shout, for Roulette Records in New York City, USA.
The front page headline story in today's edition of UK music weekly Melody Maker is that Dave Brubeck's Take Five has entered the British Top Twenty Singles Chart on the eve of his 16-day UK tour.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Tonight by Ferrante And Teicher, entering at No74.
Rockabilly recording artist Larry Terry and His Hepcats play at The Community Building, Marthasville, Missouri, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Wild Wind by John Leyton.
Minnie Pearl plays a show in Springfield, Illinois, USA.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Granada, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
The Beatles play at the Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Teenager Raymond Jones asks Brian Epstein of NEMS record store in Liverpool, UK, for the German recording of My Bonnie by The Beatles. Epstein has none in stock, but resolves to find out more about the group. In due course, he will become their manager. (N.B. This story was told by Epstein himself, but is widely believed to have been a fabrication).
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