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Josh White records Black Gal, Free And Equal Blues and On Top Of Old Smokey for London Records in London, UK, backed by Bill Hill's Orchestra and The Stargazers vocal group
Unchained Melody by Al Hibbler peaks at No2 in the Popular Singles Chart in the UK, during a seventeen-week run on the chart.
Gene Vincent and Jerry Keller play at The Gaumont, Southampton, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic, Chester, England, UK, Europe.
Julie Wilson is appearing during a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Newly released singles reviewed in today's edition of UK pop weekly NME [New Musical Express], include Soldier Boy bt The Shirelles, Soul Twist by King Curtis, The Lady Wants To Twist by Steve Lawrence and How Can I Meet Her by The Everly Brothers.
Lester Noel, vocalist with Beats International, is born in Paddington, London, UK. Noel will also sing with the largely forgotten but wonderfully-named Grab Grab The Haddock.
A new night club, The Top Ten Club, opens in Carnaby Street, London, UK.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
The Rolling Stones play at The Whitehall, East Grinstead, UK.
UK tv show Ready, Steady, Go! features The Searchers, Peter And Gordon and The Rustiks.
The Pretty Things play at The Rink, Porth, UK.
Tired Of Waiting For You by The Kinks enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No6.
The Beatles' press agent, Tony Barrow, sends out a letter to all promoters of their 1965 tour of the USA, including a handwritten entry by Barrow that the group has added San Diego, California, as an additionial date on August 28, 1965.
Shotgun Express, featuring vocalist Rod Stewart, play at Toft's Club, Folkestone, Kent, UK. This is their last gig with guitarist Peter Green who has been invited to join John Mayall's Bluesbreakers as a replacement for Eric Clapton. Green and drummer Mick Fleetwood will subsequently go on to form Fleetwood Mac.
Bo Diddley plays at The Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London, England, UK.
Bob Dylan performs at the Gaumont Theatre, Sheffield, UK.
Brian Bennett, drummer of The Shadows, is stricken with appendicitis during their season at The Talk Of The Town in London, England, UK, Europe. Cliff Richard deputises on drums for the evening.
Jimi Hendrix's balance at Martin's Bank in London, England, UK, Europe, stands at a meagre £3.17/6d on this date.
Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, Jon Hiseman's Colosseum and Roland Kirk are recorded and filmed in an abandoned factory in Staines, Middlesex, UK, for a music film entitled Supershow.
Mary Wells plays at The Royal, Tottenham, London, Englasnd, UK, Europe, supported by Bob And Earl.
Having completed his contributions to the Bob Dylan album New Morning, George Harrison flies from New York City, USA, back to London, England, UK, Europe.
Budgie play the first of two nights at The Cavern, Liverpool, UK.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play the second of two nights in The Konzert Haus, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Mud play at Bradford University, Bradford, UK.
Caravan play at UMIST, Manchester, UK.
Prince is named Best International Solo Artist and Purple Rain wins in the Best Film Soundtrack category at the fourth annual BRIT Awards, in the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, UK.
The Moody Blues play at The Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On his Sight And Sound tour, David Bowie plays at MECC, Maastricht, Netherlands, Europe, with special guest Kim Wilde.
Sting's album, Ten Summoner's Tales, recorded at Lake House, Great Durnford, enters the UK album chart, where it will peak at No2.
UK record company Big Life Records Ltd is put into receivership by Telstar Records, which holds a 10% stake. Company debts are estimated at about $5m. Big Life had put out releases by artists including The Orb, Stare, Yazz, Junior Reid, Coldcut and De La Soul.
The Streets release a new single, Dry You Eyes, in the UK. It will peak at No1 in the UK Singles Chart.
G4 by G4 enters the Official UK Albums Chart at No1.
Coldplay play at Starwood Amphitheater, Antioch, Tennessee, USA.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play the second of two nights at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Foo Fighters release the DVD Foo Fighters Live At Wembley Stadium, in Australia. It was filmed at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, on June 6 and 7.
Sting plays to 16,000 people at the launch event for the new Meydan Racecourse, Meydan City, Dubai, Asia.
Porcupine Tree play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Rod Stewart plays at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England, UK.
Eric Clapton plays at The Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
PJ Harvey plays on the third and last day of The Coachella Festival 2011, Indio, California, USA, while touring in support of her tenth studio album, Let England Shake. Also on the bill are The Strokes, Kanye West, The National and Duran Duran.
Alabama Shakes play their first-ever UK gig, at The Boston Arms, London, England.
On their Watch The Throne tour, Jay-Z and Kanye West, play at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK.
The View play at The Junction, Cambridge, UK.
Thought Forms release a video for their song For The Moving Stars.
Queen release a previously unreleased song, Let Me In Your Heart Again, featuring Freddie Mercury's vocals, as a download exclusively for the (Coca-Cola) RED anti-AIDS campaign.
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On his Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber plays the last of four nights at The O2 Arena, London, England, UK.