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Songwriter/publisher Wesley Rose is elected as the first Chairman of the recently formed Country Music Association, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
UK weekly pop paper the New Musical Express [NME] reports that Lonnie Donegan, The Kingston Trio and Rikki Price all have newly released versions of Tom Dooley, leading to a battle for the best placing in the singles chart.
A new Buddy Holly single, Heartbeat/Well All Right, is released in the UK on Coral Records.
The Red Garland Trio records Blues For Ann, Basement Blues and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
Dion And The Belmonts release a new single, Don't Pity Me on ABC-Paramount Records in the USA.
Paul Anka begins a European tour at the Theatre du Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium.
Move It by Cliff Richard is released in the USA on Capitol Records.
Move It by Cliff Richard is released in the USA on Capitol Records.
Johnny Devlin and The Devils, New Zealand's first major rock'n'roll act, begin a national tour in Wellington.
Connie Francis releases a new single, My Happiness, in the USA on MGM Records.
The Paramount Pictures musical St. Louis Blues is released to cinemas in Finland, Europe, with a cast featuring such jazz, blues and gospel greats as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Eartha Kit, Pearl Bailey, Mahalia Jackson and Barney Bigard.
In their first recording session since ending their partnership with Buddy Holly, The Crickets record Someone Someone at Norman Petty Studios, Clovis, New Mexico.
High Class Baby by Cliff Richard with The Drifters enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No7.