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James Douglas Morrison, who will find fame as Jim Morrison, vocalist of The Doors, is born in Melbourne, Florida, USA.
Suzie Quatrocchio is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She will find success as Suzi Quatro.
Gene Vincent begins a recording session at Owen Bradley's Nashville, Tennessee, studio, at which he records Be-Bop-A-Lula, Race With The Devil, I Sure Miss You and Woman Love.
Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps play the final night of a week at the Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Gene Vincent releases a new single, Bluejean Bop, in the USA.
Gene Vincent is in hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA, undergoing treatment for a shin-bone injury sustained when he was hit by a motor-cyclist in a hit-and-run incident a year earlier in Norfolk, Virginia. Vincent recently had to drop out of an engagement at The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, because of the pain he was suffering. He is expected to remain in hospital for three months.
Gene Vincent makes a live appearance on the Ozark Jubilee tv show, in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at Yakima Armory, Yakima, Washington, USA.
Gene Vincent releases a new single, Be Bop Boogie Boy, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Gene Vincent begins the year on a tour of US Air Force bases in Germany, Europe.
Decca Records hold a press reception in London, UK, to welcome Eddie Cochran, who has arrived for his first UK tour. Attending the reception are Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown, Terry Dene, tv producer Jack Good and showbiz manager Larry Parnes.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the third of six nights at The Empire, Glasgow, Scotland.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the last of six nights at The Gaumont, Sheffield, UK.
Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent appear on BBC radio show Saturday Club, in London, UK.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the fifth of six nights at the Hippodrome, Birmingham, UK.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the third of six nights at The Hippodrome, Manchester, UK.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the fourth of six nights at The Hippodrome, Manchester, UK.
Gene Vincent and Jerry Keller play at The Gaumont, Southampton, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Granada Theatre, Aylesbury, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic, Hull, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Granada, Sutton, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays the third of six nights at The Hippodrome, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays the fifth of six nights at The Hippodrome, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan participates in a 12-hour radio broadcast from Riverside Church, Manhattan, New York City, USA, a Hootenanny Special, which also features Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Eric Von Schmidt. Afterwards, he meets seventeen year old Suze Rotolo, who will become his girlfriend, and the inspiration for Dylan songs including Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Boots of Spanish Leather and Tomorrow Is a Long Time.
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Gene Vincent plays at The Rink, Sunderland, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent records Baby Don't Believe Him and Lucky Star with The Dave Burgess band in his last session at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Gene Vincent, Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, Johnny Duncan And The Bluegrass Boys, Jess Conrad and Sounds Incorporated play at The Oasis Ballroom, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. The show is promoted by Don Arden.
Gene Vincent pre-records a live session for BBC Radio show Saturday Club, in London, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Vista Cinema, Westbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Echoes.
Gene Vincent plays at The Hippodrome, Stockton, UK.
Gene Vincent, Ricky Valance, Tommy Bruce, Peter Wynne, Danny Rivers, Vince Eager and The Echoes play at The Essoldo, Keighley, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Plaza, Birmingham, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The King's Hall, Herne Bay, UK.
Gene Vincent plays the eighth night of a two week engagement at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
At the start of a UK tour, Little Richard makes his comeback at The Gaumont Palace Theatre, Doncaster. To the dismay of the crowd, he sings only gospel for the first half of the show. After the interval, however, he rocks again. The bill is shared with Sam Cooke, and Gene Vincent acts as MC.
A package tour featuring Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Jet Harris And The Jetblacks, The Breakaways and Sounds Incorporated plays at The Town Hall, Birmingham, UK. [Other sources indicate, however, that on this date Little Richard, Sam Cooke and Gene Vincent play at The Granada, Mansfield, UK.]
Adam Faith and Gene Vincent play at The Astoria, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
UK tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars features performances by Jess Conrad, The Caravelles, Freddie And The Dreamers, Chris Barber's Jazzband, Gene Vincent, The Maurauders and The Hustlers.
Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, The Animals and The Nashville Teens appear in a Granada tv special in the UK, produced by Johnnie Hamp, entitled A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On.
The Rolling Stones, Pretty Things, The Animals, Gene Vincent, Long John Baldry And The Hoochie Coochie Men, and Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers play at The Glad Rag Ball, Empire Pool, Wembley, London, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers and Gene Vincent play at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers and Gene Vincent play at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
When The Doors play at The Pussy Cat A Go Go, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, vocalist Jim Morrison is arrested for public drunkenness, vagrancy, and failure to possess sufficient identification. It is reported that Morrison taunted a security guard and was injured in the scuffle which followed. When police are called in, Morrison and his author friend Robert Gover are arrested.
The Doors and Iron Butterfly play at the Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, California, USA. During The Doors' performance, they abandon their usual set and Jim Morrison reads his poem The Celebration Of The Lizard instead, much to the bafflement of the crowd.
Hello, I Love You by The Doors reaches No. 1 in the USA, on the same day that the band headlines the first night of the New York Rock Festival, Singer Bowl, Queens, New York. The Who are on the same bill. Watching Jim Morrison perform inspires Pete Townshend to write Sally Simpson.
A pair of leather trousers worn by The Doors' leader Jim Morrison fetch $43,700 at an auction in New York City, USA.
Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is arrested outside a New York City, USA, branch of The Gap while protesting with members of animal rights organisation PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).Hynde had previously refused to allow The Gap to use her song Stop Your Sobbing for an advertising campaign with the tagline Everybody In Leather.
Florida Governor Charlie Crist pardons The Doors' singer Jim Morrison, in relation to an incident in 1969 when he was convicted of exposing himself during a concert at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, Florida, USA.
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