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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.
The Oliver Nelson Sextet records Screamin' The Blues, Three Seconds and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for New Jazz Records.
Ray Peterson releases a new single, Tell Laura I Love Her, on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
The Modern Jazz Quartet plays in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia.
Ray Charles releases a new single, Sticks And Stones, in the USA on ABC-Paramount Records.
Gospel vocalist James Cleveland records Just to Behold His Face during his first studio session with Savoy Records in the USA.
Cal Tjader plays at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Oliver Nelson Sextet records Screamin' The Blues, Three Seconds and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for New Jazz Records.
Johnny Burnette releases a new single, Dreamin', in the USA on Liberty Records.
Connie Francis plays at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for the fifth of seven nights.
The Ventures release a new single, Walk - Don't Run, on Blue Horizon Records in the USA. This famous guitar-based instrtumental is widely regarded as the first surf music song to reach the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart.
The Ventures release a new single, Walk - Don't Run, on Blue Horizon Records in the USA. This famous guitar-based instrumental is widely regarded as the first surf music song to reach the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart. Contrary to popular belief, the song is not a Ventures' original. It was first recorded as, and inspired by, a jazz piece by guitarist Johnny Smith in 1955, and has been covered by many artists over the years.
The Ventures release a new single, Walk - Don't Run, on Blue Horizon Records in the USA.
Marlene Dietrich plays at The Deutsches Theatre, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Bobby Darin plays at Casino Royal, Washington, DC, USA.
Lloyd Price, Clyde McPhatter, The Coasters, Bo Diddley, LaVern Baker, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Jimmy Reed and Jimmy Jones play at the Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Carol Burnett has the first of three recording sessions for her Decca Records album Let Me Entertain You.
Jackie Wilson begins a week of shows 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.