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Brook Benton, The Coasters and Shep And The Limelites play the fifth night in a week of dates at The Regal, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Wanderer by Dion peaks at No2 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, held off the top by Gene Chandler's Duke Of Earl.
Duane Eddy records Deep In The Heart Of Texas, his first single for RCA Records.
Goldie Hill records I'm Afraid, The Door Step To Heaven and You Should Start Running, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with producer Owen Bradley.
Chubby Checker plays the fifth night of a week of shows at The Holiday house, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Connie Francis plays the fifth of nine nights at The Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
A new musical, I Can Get It For You Wholesale is previewed at The Shubert Theatre, New York City, USA, where it will run for 300 performances. Star of the production is Barbra Streisand.
Jackie De Shannon plays the third night in a week of shows at The Horizon Room, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bill Phillips records Waterloo and You'll Never Get A Better Chance, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Bill Haley And His Comets play the third night in a three-week season at The Terrazzo Cafe, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Dick Hartman, mandolin player of pioneering North-Carolina-based country music and Western swing band The Tennessee Ramblers, dies.
Frank Sinatra makes a guest appearance on tv's Bob Hope Show in the USA.
The Top Ten Singles on C-Fun radio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on this day are : 1. Conscience- James Darrenrn2. Follow That Dream EP - Elvis Presleyrn3. Lana - Roy Orbisonrn4. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Gene Pitneyrn5. Yessiree, Yessiree - Ray Whitleyrn6. Johnny Take Your Time - Bobby Curtolarn7 Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presleyrn8. The Actress - Roy Orbisonrn9. Shout, Shour [Knock Yourself Out] - Ernie Marescarn10. Moon River - Jean Thomas
Helen Shapiro plays the twelfth night of two weeks at The Palladium Theatre, London, UK.
Chubby Checker plays the eighth of ten nights at the National Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America.
Chubby Checker releases a new single, Dancin' Party, on Parkway Records in the USA.
Bobby Darin releases a new single, Things, on Atco Records in the USA. (1962)
The Routers release a new single, Let's Go, on Warner Brothers Records in the USA. The group includes bassist Scott Walker, who will find fame as leader of The Walker Brothers.
Down In The Valley by Solomon Burke on Atlantic Records, makes its Billboard R'n'B Chart debut in the USA. It will peak at No20 during a run of seven weeks.
The first Lucie E. Campbell Appreciation Day is celebrated by The National Sunday School and the Baptist Training Union Congress of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. Gospel singer, songwriter Campbell is regarded as the "first lady of music" in church circles.
The John Barry Seven And Orchestra record The James Bond Theme at CTS Studios, London, UK.
Bobby Rydell is in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, filming Bye, Bye Birdie, in which he plays the role of Hugo Peabody.
Jean Adebambo is born in Islington, London, UK. She will find success during the 1980s in the lover's rock style of reggae music with hits including Reaching For A Goal, Hardships of Life and Pipe Dreams.
The Johnny Lytle Quintet records Moon Child, Work Song, The Nearness Of You, The Moor Man, A Taste Of Honey, When My Dreamboat Comes Home, Moonlight In Vermont and The House Of Winchester for Jazzland Records in New York City, USA.
Ray Charles reaches No1 in the UK pop singles chart with I Can't Stop Loving You.
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra play at The Marine Ballroom, Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Carole King releases a new single, It Might As Well Rain Until September, on Companion Records in the USA.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein approaches drummer Ringo Starr of Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, to see if he'd like to replace Pete Best in The Beatles.
Jim Stewart, co-owner of Stax Records of Memphis, Tennessee, USA, hears a young vocalist, Otis Redding, sing These Arms Of Mine, and resolves to sign him to the label.
Elvis Presley releases a new EP, Kid Galahad, in the USA on RCA Records.
Patsy Cline records Why Can't He Be You, Your Kind Of Love and other tracks for Decca Records at Bradley Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Freddie And The Dreamers play at The Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, UK.
The Everly Brothers record the Gerry Goffin-Carole King song I Can't Say Goodbye To You at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Warner Brothers Records.
Elvis Presley begins filming studio scenes for his latest movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, at MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Brill Building songwriter Carole King scores her first UK singles chart entry with It Might As Well Rain Until September, which will peak at No3.
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Stan Kenton And His Orchestra record Commencement for Capitol Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The very first Motor Town Special, a two-month long all-Motown Records package tour featuring The Miracles, The Supremes, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye and Little Stevie Wonder, plays the third night in a week of shows at The The Howard Theater, Washington DC., USA.
Bobby Darin plays the fourth night in a week of shows at The Latin Casino, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA.
Peter Robinson is born in Kingston, Jamaica. He will grow up to befriend Boy George, change his name to Marilyn and enjoy a 1983 UK hit with Calling Your Name.
Sam Cooke, The Crystals, The Coasters and King Curtis play the last of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
On the set of his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, in MGM Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, Elvis Presley donates $50,000 to a number of Memphis-based charities.
Jazz saxophonist Oliver Nelson records Full Nelson, Skokian, Ballad For Benny and Hoe Down in New York City, USA, for Verve Records.
Neil Sedaka enters the UK pop singles chart with Next Door To An Angel, which will peak at No29 during a four-week run.
The Lonely Bull by Herb Alpert reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The very first Motor Town Revue, starring The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, Mary Wells, The Marvelettes, Little Stevie Wonder, The Contours, Martha And The Vandellas and plays the fifth of ten nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Echoes play at The Locarno Ballroom, Old Town Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
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