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Bobby Jones, bass player in Gene Vincent's band The Blue Caps, is born in Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
The State Cinema opens on St. Peter's Hill, Grantham, UK. Before it closes in 1987, it will stage shows by artists including Gracie Fields, Glenn Miller, Guy Mitchell, Tommy Steele, Gene Vincent, Bryan Hyland, Little Eva, Adam Faith, Cliff Richard, Lonnie Donnegan, Billy Fury, Michael Holliday and John Leyton.
Gene Vincent begins a recording session at Owen Bradley's Nashville, Tennessee, USA, studio, at which he records Be-Bop-A-Lula, Race With The Devil, I Sure Miss You and Woman Love.
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.
Eddie Cochran joins Gene Vincent's regular back-up vocalists,Tommy Facenda and Paul Peeks, for a set of recordings that become known as the Capitol Sessions.
Gene Vincent releases a new single, Over The Rainbow, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Gene Vincent, supported by Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, plays at The Granada, Aylesbury, UK.
Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent begin a UK tour, supported by Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, at The Granada, Ipswich, England.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the fourth of six nights at The Empire, Glasgow, Scotland.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the fifth of six nights at The Gaumont, Sheffield, UK.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the last of six nights at The Empire, Leeds, UK.
Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran play the first night of a brief season at The Hippodrome,Bristol, UK.
Gene Vincent and Jerry Keller play at The Odeon, Guildford, UK.
Gene Vincent and Jerry Keller play at The Gaumont, Southampton, UK.
Gene Vincent and Jerry Keller play the first of six nights at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham, UK.
Gene Vincent plays during a six-week season at The Queen's Theatre, Blackpool, UK.
Gene Vincent plays during a six-week long season at The Queen's Theatre, Blackpool, UK.
Gene Vincent plays the third of six nights at The Opera House, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Town Hall, Yeadon, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Windsor Bowl, East London, South Africa.
Gene Vincent plays at The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, England, UK, Europe
Gene Vincent plays at The Elizabethan, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic, Darlington, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays the third of six nights at The Hippodrome, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Carlton, Slough, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays in Inverness, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Ice Rink, Kirkcaldy, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at Dobbie Hall, Larbert, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent records a version of Spaceship To Mars at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. His backing group on this session is Sounds Incorporated.
Gene Vincent plays at The Hippodrome, Stockton, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Locarno Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Sounds Incorporated.
Gene Vincent begins a two week engagement at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays the third night of a two week engagement at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays the eighth night of a two-week engagement at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Little Richard, Sam Cooke and Gene Vincent play at The Granada, Maidstone, Kent, UK.
Adam Faith plays at the The Gaumont, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, with Gene Vincent, The Roulettes, Peter Gordeno, Chance Gordon, Johnny Wiltshire And The Trebletones and Dave Reid.
Gene Vincent plays at The Locarno, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
The Animals begin their first tour of North America at The Norfolk City Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, with Gene Vincent. During the day, The Animals hold a press conference at The Golden Triangle hotel.
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The Grateful Dead, Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band, and The Doors play the first of three nights at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA. Jim Morrison of The Doors fails to turn up for this opening night.
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.
Jim Morrison of The Doors, along with poet Michael McClure, holds a poetry reading at Sacramento State College, California, USA.
When Eric Burdon and The Blues Image play at The Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, they are joined onstage by Jim Morrison, vocalist of The Doors.
Jim Morrison of The Doors flies from Los Angeles, California, USA, to Paris, France, Europe.
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Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer [Emerson, Lake And Palmer], Labi Siffre, Ronnie Scott, Jim Cregan [Family], Brian Gibson [Geordie] and Tony Norton [Jigsaw] take part in a Pop Star Celebrity Race at Brands Hatch, near Swanley, Kent, UK. Jazzman Ronnie Scott wins the race. Also in attendance are Suzi Quatro and Don Powell [Slade].
A pair of leather trousers worn by The Doors' leader Jim Morrison fetch $43,700 at an auction in New York City, USA.
A yellowed sheet of lined A4 paper bearing the hand-written lyric of The Doors' song L.A. Woman, written by Jim Morrison, is auctioned in Berkshire, UK, fetching a price of £13,000.
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