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A new dance venue, The Winter Gardens, is opened in Weston Super Mare, England, UK. Countless popular artists including Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Slade, Black Sabbath and Status Quo will play in The Winter Gardens during the 1960s and 1970s.
Ferdinando Dominick Bello is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He will find success as leader of 1950s rock'n'roll band Freddie Bell And The Bell Boys.
Elvis Presley signs a contract with Popular Songwriters for the traditional Neapolitan song Santa Maria, which is described as having been "arranged by Elvis Presley". Presley receives no advance but will be paid various royalties depending on how the song is used, one example being six cents per copy of piano sheet music sold in the USA.
Luke McDaniel records Whoa Boy!, This Crying Heart and No More for Trumpet Records at the Radio WFOR Studio, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA.
Floyd Dixon and Margie Day play at The San Jacinto Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Joe Hill Louis records Keep Your Arms Around Me, She May Be Yours, Got A New Woman and I'm A Poor Boy for Sun Records at Memphis Recording Service, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley fails an audition to play with the house band, Eddie Bond And The Stompers, at The Hi Hat Club, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, and is told he'll never make it as a singer.
Blue Suede Shoes by Carl Perkins makes its debut on the Billboard US Top 100 singles chart at No28.
Fats Domino plays the second night of a week at Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
A Sun Records package tour featuring Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash plays its first date in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Chuck Berry is the headline act when the Biggest Show Of Stars For 57 package tour plays at the Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA. Other acts on the bill include Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Paul Anka, The Drifters, Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker, Frankie Lymon and Buddy Knox.
At Chess Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Chuck Berry records Sweet Little Sixteen, Reelin' And Rockin', Johnny B. Goode and other tracks. Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys will enjoy Sweet Little Sixteen so much that he will be inspired to use its melody as the tune for their 1963 hit Surfin' USA.
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Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Warren Smith play in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
During a break in filming of the movie G.I. Blues, Elvis Presley is spending a weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, with a group of friends.
Paul Anka plays the eighth of ten nights at The Three Rivers Inn, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Fats Domino plays in Wichita, Texas, USA, at the start of a nine day tour of Texas and Oklahoma that will gross $50,000.
The Beatles continue with their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
Paul Anka plays the fourth of seven nights at Blinstrub's , Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Frankie Avalon plays the second night of a week of shows at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Big Three play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Bo Diddley releases a new single, Pills, on Checker Records in the USA.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the second of three nights in Sydney, Australia, Oceania, supported by Mark Wynter.
Gene McDaniels plays during an eight-night run at The Fox Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Joey Dee And The Starliters, Jan And Dean, Timi Yuro, The Vibrations, The Chantels, Bobby Vee, The Isley Brothers, Johnny Mathis, Dion, Bobby Lewis, Gary U.S. Bonds, The Crystals and The Belmonts play in Murray The K's Twist Party at The Academy Of Music, New York City, USA.
The Beatles' three-week season continues at L'Olympia, Paris, supported by Trini Lopez and Sylvie Vartan.
The Kinks make their first appearance on weekly UK pop show Ready, Steady, Go!
Reports in the UK press claim that the 'romance' between Cliff Richard and dancer Jackie Irving is now over.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his seventeenth movie, Girl Happy, at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA.
Fats Domino records (All Of My Life) For You and Sally Was A Good Old Girl, with producer Felton Jarvis in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Adam Faith appears on BBC2-tv show Open House, and on radio show Saturday Club, in London, UK.
The Beach Boys play at Loew's State Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, supported by The Kingsmen and Jimmy Griffin.
The Squires, including Neil Young on lead guitar, play the last of thirteen nights at The Flamingo Club, Fort William, Ontario, Canada.
Chuck Berry records several tracks (including She Once Was Mine and Jamaica Farewell, at Pye Studios, London, England, UK, with pick-up band The Five Dimensions, to be released on the album Chuck Berry In London. That evening he plays a gig at The Astoria, Finsbury Park, London, along with The Moody Blues, Long John Baldry and The Graham Bond Organisation.
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Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders and Joe Brown make promo films in London, to be used on tv show Hullabaloo in the USA.
Joe Brown And His Bruvvers are playing at Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth, England, UK.
The Hurricanes play at The Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, Scotland, UK.
The Time In Between by Cliff Richard enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No20 during a four week run.
The Rolling Stones play at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Also on the bill are B.B. King, Ike And Tina Turner and Terry Reid.
Creedence Clearwater Revival play at The Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USA, supported by the Ike And Tina Turner Revue and Wilbert Harrison.
Set entirely around music by The Beach Boys, a new ballet, Deuce Coupe Ballet, opens in New York City, USA.
Showaddywaddy play at the Oasis, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at The Liesure Centre, Brentwood, UK.
Danish duo The Raveonettes release their third album, Pretty In Black, on Columbia Records in the USA.
The Raveonettes play at The Barfly, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Johnny Grande, pianist and founder member of Bill Haley And His Comets, dies in Clarkesville, Tennessee, USA.
Al Rubin, nicknamed Mr. Fabulous, dies of lung cancer at the Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, USA. He had worked for many years as a respected session musician, playing trumpet, flügelhorn and piccolo trumpet, with artists including Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, The Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, B.B. King, Sting, The Blues Brothers, Blood, Sweat And Tears, Aerosmith, Miles Davis, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway and Dr. John.
Cliff Richard plays at The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe.