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Raymond Charles Campi is born in New York City, USA. He will achieve fame as Ray Campi, sometimes hailed as The King Of Rockabilly. His trademark will be his white double bass, which he often jumped on top of and "rode" while playing.
Thomas Paulsey LaBeff is born in Smackover, Arkansas, USA. He will find fame as rockabilly artist Sleepy LaBeef.
Billy Ward And His Dominoes play at The Palace Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The fifteen-day-long Hank Thompson Tour plays in Dade County Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USA, featuring Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys, Wanda Jackson, Mitchell Torok, Hank Locklin, Cowboy Copas, George Jones, Justin Tubb and
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson plays the twenty-first night of a six-week season at the Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson plays the twenty-sixth night of a six-week season at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lloyd Price plays the first of four nights at The Casino Royal, Washington DC, USA.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
Daily tv pop show American Bandstand is shortened from 90 minutes to 50 minutes, with the remaining time given over to a news program, American Newsstand, aimed at teenagers. Duane Eddy stars in this edition, performing My Blue Heaven
Eden Kane, The Karl Denver Trio, Bert Weedon And The Easy Beats, Valerie Masters and Terry Lightfoot's New Orleans Jazzmen with Clinton Ford perform live on the BBC Light Programme show Easy Beat, introduced by Brian Matthew live from London, England, UK, Europe.
Connie Francis plays the fourth night in a week of shows at Blinstrub's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Brenda Lee records I Left My Heart In San Francisco and other tracks for Decca Records in Bradley Film and Recording Studios, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Session men on these tracks include Floyd Cramer on piano, Grady Martin on guitar and Boots Randolph on sax.
Freddie And The Dreamers play at The Floral Hall, Morecambe, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe
Roy Orbison's British tour comes to an end at King George's Hall, Blackburn, England, UK, Europe, Gerry And The Pacemakers and Louise Cordet as supporting acts. The Beatles, who started the tour as a supporting act, are now headlining the show.
Tony Rossini records Nobody and Moved To Kansas City at Sun Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Beach Boys play at The Electric Park Ballroom, Waterloo, Iowa, USA.
The Beryl appear on the grand opening of the second television station in France, Europe. Their performance is so well received that they will sign to Festival Records soon after and change their name to Les Surfs, proving very successful for the remaineder of the 1960s.
The Beach Boys play a live gig in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Three Rows Over by Bobby Curtola peaks at No2 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Billy Fury, Joe Brown, The Karl Denver Trio, The Tornados, Marty Wilde, Daryl Quist, Dickie Pride, Larry Burns and The Ramblers play at The ABC, Plymouth, England, UK, Europe.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his next film, Kissin' Cousins, at Big Bear, near San Bernardino, California, USA.
The Mojos play a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles meet with EMI Chairman Sir Joseph Lockwood for lunch in the company's boardroom in Manchester Square, London, England, UK, Europe. A presentation of several Silver Discs is made to The Beatles, including the albums Please Please Me and With The Beatles, even though the latter has not yet been released.
The Detours play at The Oldfield Hotel, Greenford, London, England, UK, Europe. The group will achieve greater success after they evolve to become The Who.
Duane Eddy, The Shirelles and Little Richard play at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe
Cliff Richard is spending the Christmas holiday period in the Canary Isles, Spain, Macaronesia.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles flies from Liverpool, UK, to join the rest of the band in Paris, France, Europe, where they are about to begin a season at L'Olympia theatre. Preceded by a juggling act, they play a warm-up show at Cinema Cyrano for 2000 fans.
The Rolling Stones record Can I Get A Witness, Little By Little, Andrew's Blues, and Mr. Spector And Mr. Pitney Came Too, at Regent Sound Studios, London, UK. The last of the four tracks refers to the fact that record producer Phil Spector and singer-songwriter Gene Pitney had visited them in the studio.
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The Beatles continue with recording sessions at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, working on I Call Your Name, the George Harrison song I'm Happy Just To Dance With You, and a cover of Little Richard's Long Tall Sally.
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Johnny Burnette records I Think She Knows, Sweet Suzie, Skippin' School and It All Depends On Linda at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with the shooting of location scenes for his latest movie, Roustabout, at locations in and around Los Angeles, California, USA.
An all-night session at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, features The Takers (formerly The Undertakers) plus The Pawns, The Kirbys, The Hideaways, The Tabs, The Riot Squad, The Georgians, The Nightwalkers and The Michael Allen Group.
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In Los Angeles, California, USA, Capitol Records deny the breach of contract allegation of record producer Hite Morgan, who claims that the company has used the Beach Boys song, Surfin' in circumstances other than those in which their original 1962 agreement was made.
The Rolling Stones are awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. for the album Out Of Our Heads.
Bob Dylan plays at The Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Riot Squad play at The Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Style.
1-2-3 by Len Barry reaches No1 in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
UK pop newspaper the NME [New Musical Express] publishes its table of chart success for the year, in which 30 points are awarded for a No1 hit, 29 for a No2 and so on down to one point for a No30.

Artist Points

1. Rolling Stones 836

2. The Seekers 813

3. The Beatles 760

4. The Animals 656

5. Sandie Shaw 649

6. Cliff Richard 631

7. Ken Dodd 617

8. The Yardbirds 607

9. Manfred Mann 569

10. The Hollies 567

Sha Na Na, Elvin Bishop and Tower Of Power play the first of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their End Of The Road tour Status Quo play the first of two nights at The Coliseum, St. Austell, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe.
The Boothill Foot Tappers play at The International, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
On his first All Starr Band tour, Ringo Starr plays the second of two nights at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, Long Island, New York State, USA. The band includes Billy Preston, Dr. John, Joe Walsh, Levon Helm, Jim Keltner, Nils Lofgren, Clarence Clemons and Rick Danko.
Billy Joel plays at The Festehalle, Frankfurt, West Germany, Europe.
Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter and Dinah Washington are among the stars featured when the US Postal Service issues a new set of commemorative stamps honouring legends of popular music.
Berlin, Germany, Europe, names a street after American rock musician Frank Zappa.
Fats Domino dies, aged 89, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Al Jardine of The Beach Boys plays at The Bull Run, Shirley, Massachusetts, USA.
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