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James Hugh Loden is born in Hackleburg, Alabama, USA. He will find success as country singer-songwriter Sonny James, known as The Southern Gentleman.
Johnny Cash plays at Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
Lenny Dee records The Cotton Walk, Viennese Waltz Medley, The Donkey Serenade, Begin The Beguine and other tracks in Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Russian leader Josef Stalin dies, aged 74, of a stroke in Kuntsevo Dacha near Moscow, Russia. His passing will inspire the song Stalin Kicked The Bucket by country singer Ray Anderson.
In St. Anne's Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas, USA, door-to-door salesman Johnny Cash marries his girlfriend Vivian Liberto, just over a month after his return from Air Force duty in Europe.
Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Three, Patsy Cline, George Jones, Carl Perkins, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play in The Memorial Building, Joplin, Missouri, USA.
Country duo Reno And Smiley play at The Fire Carnival, Manchester, Maryland, USA.
Johnnie Humbird releases a new single, Worse To Wonder Why / Are You Too Busy on Columbia Records in the USA.
Roger Miller, Bobby Sykes, Charlie Walker and Carl Butler are all playing live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Roy Acuff plays a live concert in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, USA.
Connie Francis sets off on a three-week long tour of Europe.
The highest new entry in this week's Cashbox magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is Your Last Goodbye by Floyd Cramer, entering at No74.
Sue Thompson records Cause I Ask You To and If The Boy Only Knew with producer Wesley Rose, in RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Guitarist on the session is Ray Edenton.
Connie Francis plays the second night in a week of shows at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ray Price is playing in Bandera, Texas, USA.
Ray Price And His Cherokee Cowboys play a live gig in Lansing, Michigan, USA.
Brenda Lee plays the twelfth night of a pre-Christmas season in The Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Bill Anderson is playing in Moline, Illinois, USA.
Brenda Lee is in Belgium, Europe, promoting her latest album release.
Dolly Parton graduates from Sevier County High School, Tennessee, USA.
Johnny Cash plays at Memorial Auditorium, Topeka, Kansas, USA.
The Top Ten records played on WKNR Radio in Detroit, Michigan, USA, for the week ended on this date, are :
  1. We'll Sing in the Sunshine -Gale Garnett
  2. Chug a Lug - Roger Miller
  3. Come A Little Bit Closer - Jay And The Americans
  4. Haunted House - Gene Simmons
  5. Baby Love - The Supremes
  6. Last Kiss - J Frank Wilson
  7. Have I The Right - The Honeycombs
  8. Gotta Give Her Love - The Volumes
  9. Let It Be Me - Everett And Butler
  10. Death of a Angel - The Kingsmen
The 1965 KQV Summer Shower of Stars in the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, pennsylvania, USA, features Gene Pitney, Gary Lewis, Dobie Gray, The Hullabaloos, Brian Hyland, Bobby Goldsboro, The Crystals and The Reflections.
Jeff Coffin, multiple Grammy-winning saxophonist with Bela Fleck And The Flecktones, The Dave Matthews Band and others, is born in Massachusetts, USA.
Roger Miller records Husbands And Wives and I've Been A Long Time Leaving, in Nashville Tennessee, USA, for Smash Records.
Jan Howard records Somewhere My Love, Promises Promises and You Are My Treasure in Bradley's Barn, Bender's Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA.
Glen Campbell, Nancy Sinatra, Buck Owens, Lee Hazlewood, Tommy Smothers, Merle Haggard, Roy Clark, The Collins Kids, Richard Long, Pat Boone and Fess Parker appear at the third annual Academy Of Country And Western Music Awards Show in the Century Plaza Hotel, Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tennessee Ernie Ford and The Good Time Singers are playing a three week engagement at Harrah's, Lake Tahoe, California, USA.
Bob Wills records Southwestern Waltz in Columbia Recording Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Supremes appear on The Tennessee Ernie Ford Special on tv in the USA.
Charlie Rich reaches No1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with Behind Closed Doors.
When electric guitar pioneer Les Paul plays a concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, USA, his guest performers include Rita Coolidge, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Jan Hammer, Waylon Jennings, Stanley Jordan, B.B. King, Steve Miller, The Les Paul Trio, Carly Simon, The Stray Cats, and Eddie Van Halen.
Lonestar release a new single, Class Reunion (That Used to Be Us), on BNA Records in the USA.
Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard play at The Theater For The Performing Arts, Paradise, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Emmylou Harris plays at the Shaftman Hall, Jefferson Center, Roanoke, Virginia, USA.
You'll Think Of Me by Keith Urban is awarded platinum single status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA. On the same day, Urban's Somebody Like You is certified gold.
Hello World by Lady Antebellum is released to radio in the USA by Capitol Records.
Carrie Underwood plays at The MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA.
A fire destroys singer, songwriter Jack Clemmet's home and studio on Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Clement is unhurt, but many priceless recordings and memorabilia are lost in the fire.
Chief, the third album by country-rock singer and songwriter Eric Church is awarded platinum status [1m records shipped] by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Peter Frampton begins his Guitar Circus tour with a show at The Ryman, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The show features guest artists Robert Cray, Steve Cropper and Vince Gill. Other guests at later shows in the tour will include B.B. King, Don Felder, Rick Derringer, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Steve Lukather, Sonny Landreth, David Hidalgo Mike McCready and Roger McGuinn.
Brad Paisley releases his 10th studio album, Moonshine In The Trunk, in the USA.
Hollis Brown play at The Rooftop at Georgia Theatre, Athens, Georgia, USA.
Taylor Swift releases her sixth album, Reputation, on Big Machine Records.
Gibson Guitars, currently around $500m in debt, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware, USA. The company is based in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the last of three nights at The Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, supported by Charli XCX.