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The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows' tour plays at The Odeon, Glasgow, Scotland.
Duke Ellington records Fly Me To The Moon, So Little Time, More and Stranger On The Shore, for Reprise Records in the USA.
Songwriter Sammy Cahn is telephoned by Irvin Feld, manager of Paul Anka. He wants Cahn to work with Anka on an upcoming live show at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, USA.
The Beach Boys are filming their sequences for the film Girls On The Beach at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Ella Fitzgerald plays at The Kongresshalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles play at The Granada, Manchester, UK.
Pioneering blues vocalist Texas Alexander dies of syphilis in Richards, Texas, USA.
The Beatles release a new single, Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That, on Odeon Records in France, Europe.
Dean Martin records Everybody Loves Somebody for Reprise Records in the USA.
The Graham Bond Organisation plays at the 100 Club, London, UK, supported by John Lee and The Groundhogs.
The Migil Five play at Wolsey Hall, Cheshunt, UK
Adam Faith starts off on a UK tour, with its first date at The Gaumont, Worcester, supported by Eden Kane, The Searchers, Dave Berry, The Undertakers.
The Rolling Stones are booked for the opening night of The Cubi-Club, Rochdale, UK, but the gig is abandoned.
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Denny Laine And The Diplomats play at The Council House, Birmingham, UK.
Long John Baldry And The Hoochie Coochie Men play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK.
Professor Irwin Corey, Tony Hendra and Nick Ullett come to the end of four nights at Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Jazz pianist Bud Powell records tracks for the album Tribute To Thelonious 64, at the home of Francis Paudras, in the Rue De Clichy, Paris, France, Europe.
When The Rolling Stones release their eponymous debut album in the UK, there are already 100,000 advance orders.
Elvis Presley continues with the shooting of location scenes for his latest movie, Roustabout, at locations in and around Los Angeles, California, USA.
Filming of The Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night moves to Notting Hill Gate, London, UK, and the song A Hard Day's Night is recorded at Abbey Road. During the same day, US tv host Ed Sullivan interviews the band at Twickenham Studios, near London.
The Animals' debut single, Baby Let Me Take You Home, enters the UK pop singles chart at No39. The song is a rocked-up treatment of Baby, Let Me Follow You Down, inspired by the version performed by Bob Dylan on his eponymous debut album. However, Dylan had adapted the song from Baby Let Me Lay It On You, which had been taught to him by Eric Von Schmidt. In turn, Schmidt had learned it from another singer, Geno Foreman, who had learned it from a 1938 recording titled Mama, Let Me Lay It On You by Blind Boy Fuller. In later years, the Rev. Gary Davies claimed that he was the original composer and this is now widely accepted as fact. This, however, ignores the existence of a 1936 recording of Mama Let Me Lay It On You by Cincinnati bluesman Walter Coleman. Even further back, 1930, is the remarkably similar Can I Do It For You?, by Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy. An even more complete history of this truly inspirational song and its many variants can be found at the Community Guitar Resources website.
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