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Andre Previn records the succinctly-titled album Andre Previn And His Pals [Shelley Mann, Red Mitchell] Pal Joey - Modern Jazz Performances Of Songs From Pal Joey.
The UK's current No1 single, according to Record Mirror, is That'll Be The Day by The Crickets, featuring Buddy Holly.
The Shepherd Sisters, best remembered for their 1957 US Top 20 hit Alone [Why Must I Be Alone], play the first night of a week at The Copa Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Elvis Presley shocks his audience by simulating sex with a stuffed dog called Nipper when he plays the first of two nights at the Pan-Pacific Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. After the show, local police caution Elvis about his on-stage behaviour. The following day, local press run headlines saying Elvis would have to clean up his act, and that night the Los Angeles Vice Squad films his entire concert, to study his performance.
Folk singer/songwriter Fred Neil releases his first single, You Ain't Treatin' Me Right, on Look Records in the USA,.
Abbey Lincoln records the album That's Him!, for Riverside Records at Reeves Sound Studios, New York City, USA. The band on the session features legendary jazzers Kenny Dorham, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Max Roach.
Folk singer/songwriter Fred Neil releases his first single in the USA, You Ain't Treatin' Me Right, on Look Records.
Stephen Morris, drummer of Joy Division and New Order, is born in Macclesfield, UK.
The New Billy Taylor Trio records I Get A Kick Out Of You, You Make Me Feel So Young and other tracks for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
Prolific producer/songwriter Bob Crewe scores his first US Top Ten hit when his composition Silhouettes, performed by The Rays, rises from No15 to No6 in the Billboards US Top $0 singles chart.
Ella Fitzgerald records Everything Happens To Me, Lost In A Fog, I'll Never Be The Same and So Rare, for Verve Records at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
Folk singer/songwriter Fred Neil releases his first single in the USA, You Ain't Treatin' Me Right, on Look Records.
R'n'b vocal group The Monitors record Closer To Heaven and Rock 'N' Roll Fever for Specialty Records at Cosimo's Studios, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA.
Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley begins its second week as the No1 single in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Prolific producer/songwriter Bob Crewe scores his first Top Ten hit when his composition Silhouettes, performed by The Rays, rises from No15 to No6 in the Billboard magazine Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
Thurston Harris enters the Billboard Top 40 in the USA with his single Little Bitty Pretty One.
Milton Allen records Don't Bug Me Baby for RCA Victor Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, The session is produced by Chet Akins.
Ray Charles enters the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA singles chart for the first time, with Swanee River Rock (Talkin' Bout That River). It will peak at No34.