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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.
British comedy duo Flanders And Swann are performing their show At The Drop Of A Hat during a run of 215 performances at the John Golden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Joe Tex plays the second of three nights at The Dew Drop Cafe, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Frankie Avalon, Lloyd Price and Bobby Freeman are the main attractions on tv's Dick Clark Show, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Chuck Berry plays at The Youth Hall, in the State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Joe Tex plays the second of three nights at The Dew Drop Caf
Controversial deejay Alan Freed appears in tears on the final edition of his Big Beat - Rock'n'Roll Party show on WNEW-TV in New York City, USA.
Lou Donaldson records Idaho and other tracks for Blue Note Records, at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
British rock'n'roller Tommy Steele signals his descent into MOR mediocrity by releasing his novelty single Little White Bull.
The highest new entry in the Cashbox US Top 100 singles chart is Way Down Yonder In New Orleans by Freddy Cannon, entering at No78.
Clyde McPhatter plays the second night in a one-week season at the Town Hall, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Conway Twitty plays at the Shadow Lake Resort, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Jimmy Clanton, The Four Preps, Jan And Dean and Sandy Nelson play the second of three nights in the Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii.
It is reported that UK jazz group The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra has recruited a new pianist, a young Oxford University Bachelor of Music by the name of Dudley Moore.
Bill Haley and His Comets play at the Erie Social Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.