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Bernard William Jewry is born in London, England, UK, Europe. He will find fame first as UK pop idol Shane Fenton in the 1960s, then after a drastic image-revamp, as Alvin Stardust in the 1970s.
Gene Vincent begins a recording session at Owen Bradley's Nashville, Tennessee, studio, at which he records Be-Bop-A-Lula, Race With The Devil, I Sure Miss You and Woman Love.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the fifth of six nights at The Gaumont, Sheffield, UK.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the last of six nights at The Empire, Leeds, UK.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the third of six nights at The Hippodrome, Birmingham, UK.
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Joe Brown and Georgie Fame, play the last of six nights at The Empire, Newcastle, UK.
Gene Vincent starts a six-week season at The Queen's Theatre, Blackpool, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Gaiety Ballroom, Grimsby, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Gaumont, Bradford, UK, supported by The Echos and Chris Wayne.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic, Darlington, England, UK, Europe.
She-She Little Shiela by Gene Vincent enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No22 during a stay of ten weeks.
Gene Vincent plays at The Haymarket, Basingstoke, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays the second of six nights at The Hippodrome, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Majestic, Hull, England, UK, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at The Princess Theatre, Torquay, UK, Europe.
A new UK pop idol, Shane Fenton, is launched with a press reception at the Centre of Sound, Archer Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, England, UK, Europe. (Fenton will enjoy a second, even more successful, career under the name Alvin Stardust
Gene Vincent (with Sounds Incorporated) plays at The Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin, Scotland, UK. Support act is The Alex Sutherland Sextet.
Gene Vincent, Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, Johnny Duncan And The Bluegrass Boys, Jess Conrad and Sounds Incorporated play at The Royal Lido, Prestatyn, Wales, UK, Europe. The show is promoted by Don Arden.
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 King's Hall, Herne Bay, UK.
Gene Vincent begins a two-week engagement at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Gene Vincent flies to France, Europe, where he will begin a tour the following day.
Gene Vincent plays at The Gaumont State, Kilburn, London, England, UK, Europe.
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John Leyton, Gene Vincent and Jet Harris and Tony Meehan play at The Odeon, Southport, England, UK, Europe
Gene Vincent's recording contract with Capitol Records expires, and is not renewed.
Gene Vincent plays the first of two nights at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Gene Vincent plays at Kursaal, Valenciennes, France, Europe, accompanied by The Sunlights.
Gene Vincent plays in Nantes, France, Europe, backed by The Sunlights.
Gene Vincent plays in Saint Nazaire, France, Europe, backed by The Sunlights.
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.
Gerry And The Pacemakers and Gene Vincent play at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, Gene Vincent and Karl Denver play at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
The Grateful Dead, Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band, and The Doors play the first of three nights at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA. Jim Morrison of The Doors fails to turn up for this opening night.
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.
Jim Morrison of The Doors participates in the second night of a poetry reading at Cinematheque 16, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, The Doors, Chicago and Alice Cooper play at The Toronto Rock'n'roll Revival Concert at Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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A medical report by Paris-based Dr. Max Vassille into the death of Jim Morrison of The Doors concludes that he died of a heart attack, and rules it as a natural death.
Suzi Quatro opens as Dick in the pantomime Dick Whittington at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK. The show will run until 14 January.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club play at The Blank Canvas, Leeds, England, UK, supported by Ty Cobb.
When flooding around Nashville, Tennessee, USA, creates transportation problems, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss and John Hiatt are obliged to cancel out-of-town concerts.
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