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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.
New York Congressman Emanuel Celler, blames payola for the popularity of "the cacophonous music called rock'n'roll", and calls for $1000 fines for anyone caught taking or offering payola.
Brenda Lee records I'm Sorry, which will become her first million-seller.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the first of six nights at The Hippodrome, Manchester, UK. During the Manchester shows, Cochran stays at the Milverton Lodge Hotel.
The Coasters, The Isley Brothers and Dave 'Baby' Cortez play the final night in a two-week season at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Harbor Lights by The Platters peaks at No6 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. It will prove to be their final Top 10 entry.
Rory Blackwell and his Blackjacks play at The Locarno Ballroom, Old Town Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Beatnicks, some of whose members will go on to form Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich.
Wild One by Bobby Rydell peaks at No2 on the Billboard Top 40 singles chart inthe USA.
Lonnie Donegan, Cliff Richard and The Drifters appear at The Empire Pool Arena, Wembley, London, UK, in the Record Star Show.
A rock'n'roll package tour, The Super Show, featuring Tommy Sands, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dion And The Belmonts, Neil Sedaka, Johnny And The Hurricanes, Freddy Cannon, Jimmy Clanton, Marv Johnson, comes to the end of a week of dates in Australia.
Gene McDaniels plays the final night in a two week season at The Arctic Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Cliff Richard is amongst the celebrity guests kept waiting when Prince Philip arrives 25 minutes late at a Royal Film Performance in London, UK. The Prince had been stuck in a lift at Buckingham Palace.
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.