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The Hank Snow All Star Jamboree Tour begins in the City Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, but Elvis Presley is the headline act "by popular demand" according to the posters. Local boy Vincent Eugene Craddock attends the show and will go on to find success as Gene Vincent.
Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps play the final night of a week at the Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
Gene Vincent releases a new single, Bluejean Bop, in the USA.
Gene Vincent arrives at Heathrow airport in the UK for his first British tour and tv appearances.
Gene Vincent, supported by Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, begins a UK tour at The Granada, Maidstone, Kent, UK.
Gene Vincent, supported by Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, plays at the Granada, Kingston, UK.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play at the Granada, Woolwich, UK.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play at Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Liverpool's Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the fifth of six nights at the Hippodrome, Birmingham, UK.
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 Majestic, Hull, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays the second of six nights at The Opera House, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic, Darlington, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Rex Theatre, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Grosvenor, Norwich, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Carlton, Slough, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at Dobbie Hall, Larbert, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Town Hall, Airdrie, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Palladium, Greenock, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Shane Fenton And The Fentones release a new single, I'm A Moody Guy on Parlophone Records in the UK. Fenton will find greater fame after a name-change to Alvin Stardust in the mid-1970s.
Gene Vincent, Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, Johnny Duncan And The Bluegrass Boys, Jess Conrad and Sounds Incorporated play at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, UK, Europe. The show is promoted by Don Arden.
Gene Vincent plays at The O asis, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, supported by Pete Maclaine and The Dakotas.
The Beatles start a seven-week residency at the newly opened Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, during which they will support Little Richard, Ray Charles and Gene Vincent.
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Gene Vincent plays at The Essoldo, Stockport, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Oasis, Manchester, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic, Hull, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic Ballroom, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.
Gene Vincent takes part in The Festival Of Twist in Italy, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays the sixth night of a two-week engagement at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Newly released singles reviewed in today's edition of UK pop weekly NME [New Musical Express] include The King Of Fools by Gene Vincent, Hey There byBuddy Greco, A Forever Kind Of Love by Bobby Vee, Broadway by Freddy Cannon, You're Much Too Young by Jimmy Jones and Hercules by Frankie Vaughan.
A package tour starring Adam Faith with Gene Vincent, The Roulettes, Chance Gordon, The Trebletones and Peter Gordeno plays at The ABC, Chesterfield, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Palais Des Sports, Paris, France, Europe.
The UK's first all-night rock'n'roll concert takes place at Alexandra Palace, London, UK, featuring Gene Vincent, Craig Douglas, Shane Fenton, The Cyril Davies Rhythm And Blues All-Stars, Long John Baldry, the John Barry Seven, Screaming Lord Sutch and The Barron Knights.
The Animals begin their first tour of North America at The Norfolk City Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, with Gene Vincent. During the day, The Animals hold a press conference at The Golden Triangle hotel.
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The Rolling Stones, Pretty Things, The Animals, Gene Vincent, Long John Baldry And The Hoochie Coochie Men, and Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers play at The Glad Rag Ball, Empire Pool, Wembley, London, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers and Gene Vincent play at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
Jim Morrison of The Doors is arrested and charged with public drunkenness, after harassing a security guard at an adult movie theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
During a late night jam at Steve Paul's The Scene Club in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, USA, two of the sixties most fabled figures, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison of The Doors, take the stage together. But what should be a thrilling meeting of musical minds disintegrates into a sordid stage-front brawl which ends with Janis Joplin smashing a bottle on Morrison's head.
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When The Doors and Jefferson Airplane play at The Concertgebouw, Amesterdam, Holland, Europe, singer Jim Morrison of The Doors collapses prior to the gig as a result of having swallowed a block of hash earlier in the day.
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Jim Morrison of The Doors participates in the first night of a poetry reading at Cinematheque 16, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On a charity fundraising edition of UK tv quiz show The Weakest Link, Billy Bragg wins over £11,000 for his chosen charity which provides support for victims of torture. Other music biz contestants on the show include Suzi Quatro, Lesley Garrett, Carol Decker of T'Pau, Shola Ama, DJ Spoony and Dave Lee Travis.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club play at The University Of Northumbria, Newcastle, England, UK, with Ty Cobb.
Hideaki Sekiguchi, aka Billy Basswolf, bassist with Japanese speed-metal band Guitar Wolf dies in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, aged 38, after suffering a drug-related heart attack.
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