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Rockabilly star Wanda Jackson
plays at Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA.
And His Orchestra record The Midnight Sun Will Never Set at Fine Recording Studios, New York City, USA. The track is co-written by Quincy Jones
Jazz vocalist and recording artist Trudy Kerr
is born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
records Don't Gamble With Love, I'm Still Waiting Here For You and The Longest Day for RCA Records
in New York City, USA.
Beresford Romeo is born in London, UK. He will find fame as producer/songwriter/vocalist Jazzie B
of Soul II Soul
plays the first night of two weeks at The Prince Charles Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe. Bob Dylan
attends the show.
records Standing On The Corner, Make Someone Happy, The Sweetest Sounds and All Of You, in Capitol Recording Studios
, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys
plays the second gig of an eight day tour of cities on the East Coast of the USA.
The Sonny Rollins-Don Cherry
Quartet plays a live date in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Clyde McPhatter, Ben E. King, The Vibrations
, Barbara Lynn and Betty Lavette play the first night of a week at The Howard Theatre, Washington, DC, USA.
Blues singer and recording artist Lizzie Miles
dies in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
And The Shadows
play at The Granada, Dover, UK, supported by Patsy Ann Noble, The Vernons Girls, Alan Randall and The Trebletones.
The UK's Hit Parade magazine features an article personally written by pop idol Cliff Richard
, Del Shannon
, The Springfields, Rolf Harris, Shane Fenton, Kenny Lynch
, The Vernon Girls and Lance Percival play at the BBC-organised Swinging Sound 63, a trad jazz/beat music package at The Royal Albert Hall
, London, compered by jazz veteran George Melly. The Rolling Stones
go along to meet The Beatles
again. During rehearsals Paul McCartney
meets actress Jane Asher, soon to become his girlfriend.
When Bob Dylan
plays at The Bear, Chicago, Illinois, USA, he meets Mike Bloomfield
for the first time. Bloomfield will become his guitarist on Like A Rolling Stone and many other tracks.
Chippenham band Red Starr & The Stereos support Jerry Lee Lewis
at The Pavilion, Bath.
When Bob Dylan
attends a Civil Rights Voters' registration rally on Silas McGee's farm in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA, he performs a previously unheard song, Only A Pawn In Their Game
. Pete Seeger
and Theodore Bikel also perform at this event.
Australia's most successful music promoter, Lee Gordon
, leaves the country after having been charged with illegally attempting to obtain the drug pethedrine.
The Jetblacks play at The Cavern
, Liverpool, UK. Their bass player, John Paul Jones, will go on to be a founder member of Led Zeppelin
The New York Times reports that folk singer Pete Seeger
has refused to sign a contract to appear on the tv show Hootenanny, because it includes a clause which requires him to furnish "a sworn affidavit as to his past and present affiliations, if any, with the Communist Party, and/or with the Communist front organizations".
Jazz piano and bass virtuoso Charles Mingus
is recording tracks for his Impulse Records album Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus.
plays at Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When The Gene Krupa
Quartet plays at The Metropole, New York City, USA, the show is broadcast live on radio as part of the All-Star Parade Of Bands New Year Show.