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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
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.
records Whoa Boy!, This Crying Heart and No More for Trumpet Records at the Radio WFOR Studio, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA.
and Margie Day play at The San Jacinto Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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.
plays the second night of a week at Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
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.
plays in Wichita, Texas, USA, at the start of a nine day tour of Texas and Oklahoma that will gross $50,000.
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.
Joey Dee And The Starliters,
Reports in the UK press claim that the 'romance' between Cliff Richard
and dancer Jackie Irving is now over.
continues filming studio-based scenes for his
seventeenth movie, Girl Happy
, at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA.
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.
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
And His Bruvvers are playing at Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth, England, UK.
The Hurricanes play at The Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, Scotland, UK.
Set entirely around music by The Beach Boys
, a new ballet, Deuce Coupe Ballet, opens in New York City, USA.
, 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
plays at The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe.