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In a demo session at Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Roy Orbison
records You Tell Me, I Give Up and One More Time. None of the tracks will be released.
records Crackle Hut, Speculate, That Old Devil Called Love, Audio Blues, C.M. and Four-X, for Argo Records
[a subsidiary of Chess Records
] in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The tracks will be released on the album Max! Future hit-maker Ramsey Lewis
plays piano on the session.
records Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Don't by Elvis Presley
enters the Billboard
US Best-Selling Singles chart, where it will peak at No1 during a sixteen-week run.
The Louis Smith Quintet [including Cannonball Adderley
on also sax] records Brill's Blues, Tribute To Brownie and South Side, for Blue Note
Records in New York City, USA.
, an arist best-known for his creation of Eddie, the semi-human mascot of Iron Maiden
, is born in Portsmouth, UK.
And The Crickets
play their first UK concert at The Trocadero in London, UK, supported by The Montanas, The Tanner Sisters, Gary Miller and Ronnie Keene And His Orchestra. Des O'Connor is the compere.
appears on the BBC tv show Sing For Your Supper, in the UK.
plays at the Adelphi, Slough, UK. Also on the bill are Lorrae Desmond, The Ken-Tones, the Peter Groves Trio and Roy Stevens.
plays at The Savoy, Lincoln, UK. Also on the bill are Lorrae Desmond, The Ken-Tones, the Peter Groves Trio and Roy Stevens.
CBS Records announces its sound lab's latest invention, stereophonic sound discs, which when played on a compatible phonograph will send sound through two channels instead of one.
Teenage guitarist Ian Samwell
goes to the 2I's
coffee bar in Soho, London, where he sees aspiring rock'n'roller Harry Webb. After the gig, Samwell offers his services to Webb as lead guitarist. He will go on to write Move It
for Webb, who will find fame with the song after changing his name to Cliff Richard
Skiffle star Lonnie Donegan
becomes the first act to appear at The Granada
, Kettering, UK, after The Granada cinema chain decides to host touring music road shows.
Jimmie Rodgers appears on Ed Sullivan Show
Show which is filmed in New York City, USA.
is born in Stoke-On-Trent, UK. He will find success as drummer with China Crisis, The Waterboys
, Squeeze, Holly Beth Vincent and others.
The Red Garland
Quartet records Castle Rock, Blues In Mambo, It Might As Well Be Spring and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios
, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
plays at the Baseball Stadium, Ponchartrain Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
US music trade magazine Billboard
reports that payola
in the music industry is reaching alarming levels and predicts a scandal.
's membership of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists expires on this date.
Popular American r'n'b group The Clovers
begin a lengthy tour of Italy, Europe.