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Judy Garland starts the sixties in The Doctors Hospital, New York City, USA, during a two month period of being treated for hepatitis.
Gene Vincent, supported by Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, plays at the Granada, Dartford, UK.
Jazz guitarist Bill Jennings, with his Quartet, records Miss Jones, Cole Slaw and other tracks in Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
Michael Hutchence of Inxs is born in Lain Cove, Sydney, Australia.
Sam Cooke plays at the Shell House, Long Island, New York State, USA.
Alfred Apaka, known as the Golden Voice of Hawaii, and considered one of the most influential performers in the history of Hawaii, dies.
The EP Strictly Elvis by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart at No26 for one week.
Johnny Nash opens at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Bobby Darin and Connie Francis appear on tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
Frank Sinatra spends the first of three days of recording material for the album Nice'n'Easy, in Capitol Records Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, under the direction of Nelson Riddle.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers record the album The Big Beat at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jimmy Jones plays the third night in a week of gigs at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
UK rock heart-throb Billy Fury records his first ten-inch album, The Sound Of Fury.
King Pleasure records All Of Me, I'm In The Mood For Love and other tracks in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Prestige Records.
Connie Francis plays at The Town Casino, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Carl Perkins releases a new single, Loverville, in the USA on Columbia Records.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the second of six nights at The Lyceum, Sheffield, UK.
Stuck On You, by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in Cash Box magazine's chart of the best-selling pop singles in the USA.
Frankie Avalon appears on the tv series Person To Person in the USA.
Bobby Darin plays the third night in a week of shows at The Cloister Hotel, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sam Cooke plays the third night of a week of shows at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Vocalist Shakey Jake Harris records Good Times, Tear Drops and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records. Organist on the session is Brother Jack McDuff.
The Platters play the eleventh night of a two week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Singer songwriter and producer Jude Cole is born in Carbon Cliff, Illinois, USA.
Bobby Vee releases a new single, Devil Or Angel, in the USA.
Charles Mingus plays at The Antibes Jazz Festival, Juan-les-Pins, France, Europe.
Entering at No19, A Mess Of Blues by Elvis Presley is the highest new entry in the UK Top 20 singles chart. It will peak at No2 during an eighteen week run.
Judy Garland records I Happen To Like New York, Swanee, Why Was I Born? and You'll Never Walk Alone, for Capitol Records, in London, UK.
Ray Charles begins a week of shows at The Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Connie Francis plays the first of seven days at The Gatineau Country Club, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Terry Lightfoot's Jazz Band headlines at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by the Swinging Blue Genes, who will in due course change their name to the Swinging Blue Jeans.
Walk, Don't Run by The Ventures peaks at No2 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA. On the same day, it reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Jazz pianist John Lewis records The Stranger, at Atlantic Studios, New York City, USA.
Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
James Brown records So Long, And I Do Just What I Want and Just You And Me Darling, at United Western Recording Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for King Records.
Brian Jones, not yet a member of The Rolling Stones, comes to the end of a three month hitch-hiking holiday in Scandinavia, Europe.
Billboard magazine spotlights Elvis Presley's soundtrack album to the film G.I. Blues, declaring," The album features the still hottest singer of them all in ten brand new tunes, all of them showing facets of the lad's talent."
The Beatles play the nineteenth night of a lengthy residency at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Nine Times Out Of Ten by Cliff Richard and The Shadows.
Jan And Dean release a new single, Gee, on Dore Records in the USA.
At Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, Elvis Presley records ISlipped, I Stumbled, I Fell, which will be released on the album Something For Everybody.
The Paul Serrano Quintet records Dreams Of Igor, Me Too and other tracks in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Riverside Records.
Sam Cooke plays the third night of a week at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jo Fraser, saxophonist and vocalist with 80s UK folk dance band Blowzabella, is born in St Albans, UK.
Bobby Darin co-hosts daily US pop tv show American Bandstand with regular presenter Dick Clark, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Connie Francis plays the final night of a four-week season at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Shop Around by The Miracles enters the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart giving Motown Records its first major hit.