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Sam Cooke suffers minor eye injuries and Lou Rawls is also injured in a car crash near Marion, Arkansas, which kills their chauffeur, Edward Cunningham.
The Timex All-Star Jazz Show, hosted by Hoagy Carmichael, and featuring Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Anita O'Day, Louis Armstrong, Les Brown, Chico Hamilton, Bob Crosby's Bobcats, and Jane Morgan, is broadcast by CBS-tv in the USA.
Joao Gilberto records Desafinado in Brazil for Odeon Records.
Rockabilly vocalist Johnny Horton records Whispering Pines and When It's Springtime In Alaska, at Bradley's barn, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
One Night/I Got Stung by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No4 during a fourteen-week run.
Country music star Buck Owens releases a new single, I'll Take A Chance On Loving You, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Reports in the UK press claim that rocker Marty Wilde has fallen out with his and Billy Fury's manager Larry Parnes, because Wilde is jealous of the attention Fury is receiving from record labels.
It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty, who named himself after two towns in Texas, reaches the Billboard No1 slot in the USA.