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Bobby Del Din, first tenor of r'n'b vocal group The Earls, is born. The Earls are best-remembered for their 1963 hit Remember Then.
John Bauman, a founder member of Sha Na Na, is born in New York City, USA.
The Roy Eldridge Quintet/Sextet records Echoes Of Harlem, School Days, Saturday Night Fish Fry and The Heat's On for EmArcy/Metronome Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Jackie Gleason records What Is A Girl? and What Is A Boy? for Decca Records in New York City, USA. Both tracks are humourous recitations with orchestral accompaniment.
The Ray River Jazz Band play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
The Grant Green Quartet record Love Walked In, I Remember You, I'll Remember April, and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Blue Note Records.
Trad Tavern, a new BBC Light Programme radio show cashing in on the UK's Trad Jazz craze, begins. Acker Bilk will become one of its most featured artists. During this first edition, young presenter Alan Freeman introduces a short segment called 'Pick Of The Pops', which will become so popular that it will be given its own Sunday teatime spot in 1962.
The Temperance Seven play at The Civic Hall, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
The Royal Variety Show at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, features Shirley Bassey, Sammy Davis Jr, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, The Temperance Seven, Max Bygraves, Frankie Vaughan, The McGuire Sisters, Nina And Frederik and Maurice Chaevalier.
The Temperance Seven play at The Civic Hall, Croydon, UK.
While The Beatles are rehearsing for the BBC-organised Swinging Sound 63, a trad jazz/beat music package at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Paul McCartney meets actress Jane Asher, soon to become his girlfriend. She will inspire songs including All My Loving, And I Love Her, I'm Looking Through You, You Won't See Me, We Can Work It Out, Here, There and Everywhere, and For No One. For the record, the Royal Albert Hall show also features Del Shannon, The Springfields, Rolf Harris, Shane Fenton, Kenny Lynch, The Vernons Girls and Lance Percival, and is compered by jazz veteran George Melly. The Rolling Stones also go along to hang out with The Beatles.
The Byrds, Chubby Checker, Bobby Vee and Ian Whitcomb tape an edition of tv show Hollywood A Go Go in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ian Whitcomb records N-N-Nervous at RCA Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. His session band includes James Burton on guitar, Jim Horn on Sax, Delaney Bramlett on bass and Mickey Conway on drums. Despite the success of Whitcomb's previous disc, You Turn Me On, this one will bomb.
The Beach Boys Summer Spectacular at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA, sponsored by KFWB Radio, also features Sam the Sham, The Byrds, Donna Loren, The Sir Douglas Quintet, Sonny And Cher, Dino, Desi And Billy, The Kinks and Ian Whitcomb.
TV rock show Where The Action Is, in the USA, features The Dixie Cups performing Iko Iko and Ian Whitcomb performing This Sporting Life.
US tv rock show Where The Action Is features Ian Whitcomb performing You Turn Me On plus The Grassroots performing Bad Times and Where Were You When I Needed You?
Moby Grape record Just Like Gene Autry : A Foxtrot, in New York City, USA, for their Columbia Records album Wow! When the track, a 1930s jazz pastiche, appears on the album, it is recorded at 78rpm, and thus requires listeners to change the speed setting on their record players from 33.3rpm to 78rpm in order to hear it at the correct speed.
Eric Burdon And War play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by the Aum and Sha Na Na.
Eric Burdon And War play the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by the Aum and Sha Na Na.
Eric Burdon And War play the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Aum and Sha Na Na.
Tiny Tim comes to the end of a week of cabaret at The Cavendish Club, Sheffield, UK.
Live and nationwide on US tv's Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, ukulele-strummer Tiny Tim [40] marries his beloved Miss Vicky Budinger [18]. The show attracts 45 million viewers, and is only beaten in the year's tv ratings by the Moon Landing.
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Sha Na Na, Elvin Bishop and Tower Of Power play the first of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Sha Na Na play the first of two nights at Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, supported by Bruce Springsteen.
Showaddywaddy play at The O asis, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Showaddywaddy play at Goldiggers, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Showaddywaddy play the last of three nights at Goldiggers, Chippenham.
Showaddywaddy play at The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, supported by Roman Holiday.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the International Centre, Bournemouth, UK, with special guests Marmalade.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Victoria Hall, Hanley, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Conference Centre, Harrogate, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Liesure Centre, Hereford, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Hippodrome, Bristol, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Gildhall, Portsmouth, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Dome, Doncaster, UK.
A house in the Dingle area of Liverpool, England, UK, in which Ringo Starr of The Beatles grew up, is saved from the bulldozers. The house had been scheduled for demolition as part of a regeneration scheme.
The three-day long 2006 International Bob Dylan Congress enters its second day in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe. Artists participating include Jewels And Binoculars, FSK and Wiglaf Droste.
The Rex acoustic guitar on which Paul McCartney of The Beatles learned his first chords is sold for
At Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, Lady Gaga buys 55 items of clothing previously owned by Michael Jackson, including his 'Bad' jacket [$240,000] and a pair of his white spangled gloves [$100,000 each].
Having lost its core funding, the British Music Experience museum in London, UK, closes down, and announces that it is seeking a new home.
Frank Sinatra's first driving licence, obtained in 1934, is put up for acution by RR Auction of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It will fetch a price of $15,757.
A Heritage Foundation Blue Plaque in honour of Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, is placed at Sutherland House, Argyll Street, London, UK.
The Punk Show, an exhibition featuring photographs of The Clash, Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, Billy Idol, The Ramones and more, opens at Rockarchive Gallery, Islington, London, England, UK.
Kid Rock releases a new single, First Kiss, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
The Jive Aces release a new LP, Diggin' The Roots on Golden Age Recordings in the UK.
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