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David Seville and The Chipmunks perform The Chipmunk Song [Christmas Don't Be Late] on The Dick Clark Show on ABC-tv in the USA.
6. Johnny Mathis plays at the Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA, during a three week residency.
Bobby Short With Phil Moore's Orchestra, records I'm Bringin A Red Red Rose, Nagasaki, The Animal's Ball and Don't Bring Lulu, for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. Guitar on the session is played by Al Caiola.
Elvis Presley, currently serving in the US Army in Germany, Europe, is interviewed on his 24th birthday via trans-Atlantic telephone by Dick Clark on his daily tv pop show American Bandstand in the USA.
Edith Piaf is the musical guest on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in New York City, USA.
Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison and the rest of the cast re-record the score of the stage musical My Fair Lady in stereo for the original London cast album, to be released by Columbia Records.
Guy Mitchell records I'm Gonna Leave You Now and Alias Jesse James for Columbia Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
As I Love You by Shirley Bassey reaches No1 in the Popular Singles Chart in the UK, during a nineteen-week run on the chart.
Lefty Frizzell records Long Black Veil, written by Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin, for Columbia Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Sam Cooke performs Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha on Dick Clark's Beech-Nut Show. Also appearing on the show are Frankie Avalon and The Fleetwoods.
Sam Cooke performs Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha on Dick Clark's Beech-Nut Show. Also appearing on the show are Frankie Avalon and The Fleetwoods.
Revered American architect Frank Lloyd Wright dies, aged 91, shortly after undergoing surgery in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, to remove an intestinal obstruction. Inspired by his musical partner Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon will compose the song So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright in 1969, as a tribute to the architect's life and works.
The Ray River Jazz Band plays at a dance organised by the 5th Swindon (St Paul's) Boy Scout Troop for more than 100 people at Dowling Street Scout Hall, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. Hot dogs with onion and iced lemonade also contribute to a lively evening.
Neil Sedaka releases a new single, You Gotta Learn Your Rhythm And Blues on RCA Records in the USA.
Lisa Dal Bello is born in Weston, Toronto, Canada. Shge will find success as recording artist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and voice actress Dalbello.
Dave 'Baby' Cortez, Bo Diddley, The Heartbeats, The Fiestas, The Cadillacs and Bobby Day play the third night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1959)ong>
Acker Bilk And His Paramount Jazz Band plus Mick Mulligan And His Band with George Melly, play at St. George's Hall, Bradford, UK.
An audience of 9000 attends one of the first ever outdoor popular music festivals. It is held at Herndon Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, featuring Ray Charles, B.B. King, The Drifters and bill-topper Jimmy Reed. Unfortunately, the event is marred by torrential rain. Nevertheless, Ray Charles records the album In Person, live at this show for Atlantic Records.
Brook Benton, Wilbert Harrison, The Shirelles, The Imperials and Shirley And Lee, play the third night in a week of dates at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Dave Brubeck Trio with Louis Armstrong and Trummy Young records King For A Day in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
The Coasters and The Falcons play the fifth night in a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Everly Brothers record Til I Kissed You and Oh What A Feeling, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Cadence Records.
Brook Benton and The Crests play the fifth night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
The Coasters and The Falcons play the sixth night in a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Bo Diddley enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA at No98 with Crackin' Up.
Connie Francis plays at the Casino Royal, Washington, DC, USA.
The Coasters, Milt Buckner, Tiny Topsy and The Jesse Powell Combo play the first night of one week at the Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C., USA.
Lord Rockingham's XI play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashton, England, UK, Europe.
The Isley Brothers release a new single, Shout, on RCA Records in the USA.
Jimmy Jones releases a new single, Handy Man, on Cub Records in the USA.
Ray Charles plays the fourth day in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
The Kingston Trio begin a tour of the USA at SMU, Dallas, Texas.
Erroll Garner plays at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
Ray Charles plays at The Masonic Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Sam Cooke files court papers in Los Angeles, California, USA, against Keen Records, claiming that the company owes him $30,000 in back royalties.
In Liverpool, UK, skiffle group The Quarrymen audition for the Carroll Levis Search For A Star tv show, and change their name to Johnny and the Moondogs. After a couple of further name changes, they will become The Beatles.
America's most popular folk music group, The Kingston Trio, plays in Reynolds Auditorium, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
R'n'b keyboardist Bill Doggett plays the last of five nights at the Copa Club, Newport, Kentucky, USA.
The Kingston Trio releases a new single, Coo-Coo-U, in the USA on Capitol Records.
Fats Domino performs Be My Guest on daily US tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Kenny Dorham Quartet records Mack The Knife, Blue Friday and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
The Sammy Kaye Orchestra plays at the Chicago Sun-Times Harvest Moon Ball in The Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Controversial deejay Alan Freed appears in tears on the final edition of his Big Beat - Rock'n'Roll Party show on WNEW-TV in New York City, USA.
Joe Tex plays the second of three nights at The Dew Drop Cafe, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Clyde McPhatter plays the second night in a one-week season at the Town Hall, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
The Drifters appear on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Gene Vincent makes his UK debut at Tooting Granada, London, UK, as a guest on a Marty Wilde Show. Gene Vincent's guitarist on this show is Joe Brown.
Having been deposed for three weeks, Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin returns to No1 in the Cashbox magazine chart of the Top US pop singles.
Nolan Chandler releases My Heart is Shattered, backed with Peach Blossoms by Emmit Brooks, on Goldust Records of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
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