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Sister Rosetta Tharpe
is playing during four weeks at The Hungry i, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill is Vicki Frazer.
album Por Favor, Yo [Please Please Me] is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
A new coffeehouse venue, The Cafe Au Go Go
, opens in
, New York City, USA. The opening act is stand-up
comedian Professor Irwin Corey. It will become a vitally important
venue for folk, folk-rock, blues and other musicians.
' EP (extended play) Los Beatles No1 is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
Boogie-woogie piano great Meade Lux Lewis dies in an automobile crash in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
album Con Los Beatles (With The Beatles
) is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
single She Loves You is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
' single I Want To Hold Your Hand is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
Reports in the UK press claim that the 'romance' between Cliff Richard
and dancer Jackie Irving is now over.
Jimmy Greenspoon, later to join the band Three Dog Night
, gets his driving licence and is able to drive the lime green Chevy Nomad station wagon bought for him by his mother.
fly into Kennedy Airport, New York City, USA, for their first visit to the USA. After being greeted by 5000 screaming fans, they book in at The Plaza Hotel on Central Park.
On Pan-Am flight PA-101,
The Highland Laddies play at the Oasis
Club, Lloyd Street, Manchester, UK, supported by The Corvettes and Hermie And The Hermits (later to become Herman's Hermits
The musical comedy film Bye Bye Birdie
opens at cinemas in Finland, Europe. The film, based on Elvis Presley
being drafted into the US Army, stars Janet Leigh and Dick Van Dyke, with Jesse Pearson as fictitious pop idol Conrad Birdie (a pun on Conway Twitty
), along with Ann-Margret and Bobby Rydell
. TV show host Ed Sullivan
appears as himself.