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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.
Adam Faith, The John Barry Seven, Johnny Worth and The Honeys play during a week of shows at The Granada, Shrewsbury, England, UK, Europe.
Brenda Lee makes a personal appearance in Huntington, West Virginia, USA.
Funk/soul guitarist Jesse Johnson is born in Rock Island, Illinois, USA. After a move to Minneapolis, Minnesota, he will become the prime mover in The Time.
Connie Francis plays at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for the last of seven nights.
Count Basie, Big Joe Williams, and The Hi-Lads appear on tv's Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in New York City, USA.
Frank Sinatra plays at The Sands, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Sarah Vaughan appears on US tv show the Perry Como Music Hall.
Mel Gaynor, one day to be drummer with Simple Minds, is born in Balham, London, UK.
During a break in filming of the movie G.I. Blues, Elvis Presley is spending a weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, with a group of friends.
The Swinging Blue Genes, later to find fame as The Swinging Blue Jeans, play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Jackie Wilson plays the third of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
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.