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The Lyric Trio record Sometime We'll Understand, Unchain The Dogs Of War, The Torpedo And The Whale, Farewell My Own and other songs for Victor records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Harry Macdonough records Killarney, My Old Kentucky Home, The Honeysuckle And The Bee, The Maiden With The Dreamy Eyes for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Vocal group The Lyric Trio records Farewell My Own, Unchain The Dogs Of War, The Torpedo And The Whale, The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring and other songs for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
James C. Kimsey of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, files a patent application for his invention of a new type of binder specifically designed for holding sheet music firmly and securely.
The musical comedy The Night Boat, by Charles Dillingham, is playing at The Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The show boasts "a jolly crew of pretty girls".
On their first national tour, country music stars The Sons Of The Pioneers play the second of two nights in Strand, Altoon, Pennsylvania, USA.
Francis Thomas Avallone is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He will find success as pop vocalist Frankie Avalon.
Al Martino and Les Paul And Mary Ford play the second of four nights at Michigan State Fair, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Erskine Hawkins and The Orioles are playing during a week of shows at The Earle Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Orioles play at Pep's Musical Bar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Popular singer Pearl Bailey marries jazz drummer Louie Bellson in London, England, UK.
Frankie Laine, with Billy May's Band, plays in San Diego, California, USA.
Fats Domino performs What A Price and Ain't That Just Like A Woman on tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Biggest Show Of Stars Of 1961, featuring Fats Domino, The Drifters, Bo Diddley, The Shirelles, Chubby Checker and Paul Willians, plays in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Paul Anka steps in to save the night at The Twin Coaches Supper Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, when Bobby Rydell has to cancel his appearance because of a throat infection.
Bobby Rydell plays the penultimate night of his season at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Judy Garland, Duke Ellington, Miriam Makeba, Slide Hampton, Cal Tjader, Quincy Jones and mel Torme are among the artists appearing live today at The Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays the final night of his season at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Bobby Rydell plays the twenty-sixth night in a four week season at The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as support to comedian george Burns.
Grandpa Jones plays a live show in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, USA.
Frankie Avalon opens for a ten-day run at The Three Rivers Inn, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Connie Stevens is the musical guest on daily tv pop show American Bandstand, recorded in W-fil Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jimmy Elledge performs the Willie Nelson composition Funny How Time Slips Away on popular tv show American Bandstand in W-fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Top Ten Singles on The Big D [WDRC 1360 AM] radio in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, for the week ending on this date, are as follows :

1. Bobby Vinton Roses Are Red (My Love)

2. Neil Sedaka Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

3. Little Eva The Loco-Motion

4. Pat Boone Speedy Gonzales

5. Claude King Wolverton Mountain

6. Brian Hyland Sealed With A Kiss

7. Brenda Lee Heart In Hand/It Started All Over Again

8. Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You/Born To Lose

9. Bobby Darin Things

10. Al Martino Because You're Mine

Lloyd Price plays the second of ten nights at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Chubby Checker signs a contract to appear on tv show Shindig! in the USA, for a fee of $155.
Skip James plays in Indiana University Folksong Club, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. The show is recorded and will eventually be released as the LP The Complete Bloomington, Indiana Concert.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience arrive in Montreal, Canada, and go to see Chubby Checker performing in a night club.
Country music singer and songwriter Elton Britt dies of a heart attack, aged 58, in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band play at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Deep Purple.
Rush play in the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Members of the bands Guy and New Edition become involved in an onstage fight during a show in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. The violence will continue the following day, culminating in the shooting dead of a member of Guy's crew.
Flesh And Blood by Poison is awarded double-platinum album status in Canada.
Prince's Love 4 One Another Charities Tour 1997 opens at The Tower Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. All proceeds go to benefit Prince's Love 4 One Another Charity.
Todd Rundgren plays at Cadillac Palace, Chicago, Ilinois, USA
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at The Savemart Centre, Fresno, California, USA.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at The HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, USA.
Buddy Greco plays at The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, England, UK.
Beth Orton plays at The World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Christina Perri releases her debut LP, Lovestrong, on Atlantic Records in the USA.
On their Changed tour, Rascal Flatts play at The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA.
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, PSY, Drake, Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger, Demi Lovato, Lucy Hale, Classified, Rich Kid, Sonreal, Jedward, Marianas Trench are among the stars attending the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media HQ, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Jazz guitarist and recording artist Jimmy Ponder dies aged 67, of cancer, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their Mechanical Bull tour, Kings Of Leon play at The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On her 1989 World Tour Taylor Swift plays at The Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, supported by Vance Joy.
Ringworm play at The Voltage Lounge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Culture Killer and White Widows Pact.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Wiz Khalifa plays live on tv's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in the USA.
Ween play the first of three nights at The 1stBank Center, Broomfield, Colorado, USA.
Chris Smither plays at The Club Café, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.