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The end of week singles chart for KFWB radio, Los Angeles, California, USA, is as follows : 1. El Paso - Marty Robbins 2. Why - Frankie Avalonrn3. The Big Hurt - Miss Toni Fisher4. Handy Man - Jimmy Jonesrn5. Oh! Carol - Neil Sedakarn6. Torquay - The Fireballsrn7. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Freddie Cannonrn8. Among My Souvenirs - Connie Francisrn9. Go, Jimmy, Go - Jimmy Clantonrn10. Hound Dog Man - Fabian
Connie Francis and Bobby Darin, plus Gene Krupa And Sal Mineo, are the musical guests on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in New York City, USA.
You Got What It Takes by Marv Johnson peaks at No2 in the Canadian singles chart.
Joe Maphis records Water Baby Boogie and Black Sombrero for Republic Records at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Champs perform Too Much Tequila on US tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Why, by Anthony Newley.
The highest new entry on the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Paradise by Sammy Turner, entering at No76.
A US rock'n'roll package tour featuring Tommy Sands,Jerry Lee Lewis,Dion AndThe Belmonts,Neil Sedaka,Johnny And The Hurricanes,Freddy Cannon,Jimmy Clanton,Marv Johnson, leaves America to begin the Super Show trek across Australia.
Jimmy Jones plays the sixth night in a week of gigs at the The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Maynard Ferguson records Doin' The Madison, Foxy, Got The Spirit and other tracks in Capitol Studios, New York City, USA.
Keith Kelly, a rock'n'roll hopeful discovered at the 2 I's coffee bar in London, UK, releases his debut single, Tease Me.
Stuck On You, by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No3 during a fourteen-week run.
Jimmy Rogers plays the seventh night of a two-week engagement at The Cave Supper Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Adam Faith, The John Barry Seven and Little Tony play at The Granada, Sutton, UK.
Brook Benton, Dinah Washington and Dion And The Belmonts play the fourth of ten nights at The Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Popular singer Shirley Bassey is the featured guest on UK radio show Desert Island Discs.
The Platters play the twelfth night of a two-week engagement at Fack's II Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Eddy Arnold perform live on popularradio show The Ozark Jubilee, broadcast from Springfield, Missouri, in the USA.
Henry Mancini has the second of three recording sessions in Los Angeles, California, USA, for his RCA Victor Records album Combo!. On this day Mancini records Far East Blues, Scandinavian Shuffle and other tracks.
Aaron West Arkeen is born in Neuilly Sur Seine, Paris, France, Europe. As musician and songwriter West Arkeen he will collaborate with Sly Stone, Johnny Winter, Jeff Buckley and others. He will also be listed as an unofficial member of Guns N'Roses.
Jackie Wilson, supported by Dion And The Belmonts, Elmore James and The Vibrations, plays the last of seven nights at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz pianist Horace Silver records Me And My Baby, Strollin' and other tracks, in New York City, USA, for Blue Note Records.
Blind bues vocalist and guitarist Arvella Gray records A Roughneck, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the Decca Records album Conversation With The Blues.
Aspiring Illinois-based group The Subtle Tones arrive in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, where they will shortly secure their first ever paid gigs. Their singer, Ann-Margret, will go on to become of of America's biggest stars of the 60s.
Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yello Polka Dot Bikini by Brian Hyland reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Ornette Coleman records Monk And The Nun at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City, USA.
If She Should Come To You by Anthony Newley peaks at No4 in the UK pop singles chart.
Bobby Darin plays the twenty-first night in a month long engagement at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada,USA, opening for comedian George Burns.
Drummer W.S. Holland joins Johnny Cash's backing duo, The Tennessee Two, transforming it into The Tennessee Three.
Connie Francis plays the first of seven days at The Gatineau Country Club, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Elvis Presley moves out of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Hollywood, Los Angeles, where he has been in residence during filming of his latest movie, Flaming Star. He now moves to a rented house at 525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, California, USA.
Barbra Streisand continues with a lengthy residency at The Bon Soir Club, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Jazz stars Benny Goodman, and Red Norvo, plus singer Howard Keel, are the musical guests on tonight's edition of US tv show The Bell Telephone Hour.
Ike And Tina Turner make their national tv debut, singing A FoolIn Love on daily tv show American Bandstand, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Gregg Hubbard, keyboardist of country-rock band Sawyer Brown, is born in Orlando, Florida, USA.
The Beatles play the third night of a lengthy residency at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany.
Popular saxophonists Tom Archia and Neal Greene, backed by Eddie Buster And His Combo, take part in a Sax-Battle at McKie's, 6325 Cottage Grove, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Only The Lonely by Roy Orbison reaches No1 in the UK pop singles chart.
Marlene Dietrich plays the last of eight nights at The Shubert Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Her musical director on these shows is Burt Bacharach.
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson records Riot In Cell Block No9 and Funnel Of Love for Capitol Records.
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson plays in Decorah, Iowa, USA.
Scotty McKay releases a new single, Brown-Eyed Handsome Man, on Ace Records in the USA.
Blind jazz vocalist and recording artist Diane Schuur is born in Tacoma, Washington, USA.
Trini Lopez plays the third night of a week at Ye Little Club, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Connie Francis plays the sixteenth night of a four-week season at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Jimmie Rodgers plays at The Empire Room, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Alma Cogan appears live on ATV's Christmas Eve special, A Christmas Card from The Stars, in the UK.