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Suzie Quatrocchio is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She will find success as Suzi Quatro.
Gene Vincent begins a recording session at Owen Bradley's Nashville, Tennessee, USA, studio, at which he records Be-Bop-A-Lula, Race With The Devil, I Sure Miss You and Woman Love.
Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps play the first night of a week at the Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Movie musical The Girl Can't Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield, and with music by Little Richard, Fats Domino, Eddie Cochran, The Platters, Gene Vincent and others, goes on general release in the USA.
Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins and Sonny James play in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Be-Bop-A-Lula by Gene Vincent enters the UK pop singles chart.
Gene Vincent plays at L'Olympia, Paris, France.
Gene Vincent begins the year on a tour of US Air Force bases in Germany, Europe.
Eddie Cochran arrives in the UK to join a tour with Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Georgie Fame and Joe Brown. The tour plays on this night at the Granada, Rugby, but Cochran has not yet joined the bill.
Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and Cliff Richard play at the New Musical Express Pollwinners concert, at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the first of six nights at The Empire, Leeds, UK.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the fourth of six nights at The Empire, Leeds, UK.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the fourth of six nights at The Empire, Newcastle, UK.
Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran play the first night of a brief season at The Hippodrome,Bristol, UK.
Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran play the second night of a brief season at The Hippodrome, Bristol, UK.
Gene Vincent and Jerry Keller play at Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, UK, with support from local bands Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Big Three and Rory Storm And The Hurricanes.
Gene Vincent and Jerry Keller play at The Odeon, Guildford, UK.
Gene Vincent and Jerry Keller play the first of six nights at The Hippodrome, Brighton, UK.
Gene Vincent and Jerry Keller play the second of three nights at The Empire, Glasgow, Scotland.
Gene Vincent plays at The Gaumont Ballroom, Bradford, England, UK, Europe, supported by Sounds Incorporated. The show is promoted by the notorious rock'n'roll entrepreneur Don Arden.
Gene Vincent plays at The Victory Memorial Hall, Northwich, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic, Darlington, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Royal Lido, Winchester, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Queen's Theatre, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Marina, Penarth, Wales, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Corn Hall, Cirencester, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan participates in a 12-hour radio broadcast from Riverside Church, Manhattan, New York City, USA, a Hootenanny Special, which also features Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Eric Von Schmidt. Afterwards, he meets seventeen year old Suze Rotolo, who will become his girlfriend, and the inspiration for Dylan songs including Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Boots of Spanish Leather and Tomorrow Is a Long Time.
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Gene Vincent plays at The Rink, Sunderland, England, UK, Europe.
Violence erupts when leather-clad British rocker Vince Taylor plays at The Palais Des Sports, Paris, France, Europe.
The Beatles have their first professional photo session at the studio of Albert Marron, in Wallasey, Merseyside, England, UK.
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When The Beatles play at Heswall Jazz Club, in the Barnston Women's Institute, Wirrall, Cheshire, UK, manager Brian Epstein has smartened up their appearance, changing their clothing from leather and denim to smart suits.
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Gene Vincent plays at The Vista Cinema, Westbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Echoes.
Gene Vincent plays at The Essoldo, Stockport, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic, Bradford, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Memorial Hall, Norwich, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic Ballroom, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.
Gene Vincent begins a two-week engagement at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays the third night of a two week engagement at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Adam Faith and Gene Vincent play at The Essoldo, Tunbridge Wells, UK.
Gene Vincent And The Outlaws play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Steve Law and The Group 4.
The Animals, Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, The Nashville Teens and Tommy Tucker play at The Odeon, Romford, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent flies home to the USA from London, England, UK, to spend Christmas with his parents.
Gene Vincent records Love Is A Bird and Bird Doggin' in Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jim Morrison of The Doors, along with poet Michael McClure, holds a poetry reading at Sacramento State College, California, USA.
Gene Vincent has his last-ever recording session, at the BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, UK.
Motorhead set off on their Bomber tour at The Sports Centre, Bracknell, UK, with Saxon as support.
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Suzi Quatro opens as Dick in the pantomime Dick Whittington at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK. The show will run until 14 January.
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