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Johnnie Clyde Johnson is born in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA. He will find success under the name Johnnie Johnson
, first as a jazz and blues pianist but will become best known as the long-time pianist for Chuck Berry
records Must I Cry Again and Pig Latin Blues for King records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
records two of his self-composed songs, Oh If I Had You and Your Mean Old Heart, plus the Hank Williams
compositions You Win Again and I'm Sorry Now at Sun Recording Studio, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Having run for 24 years on radio and nine years on tv, the final installment of the Saturday night musical countdown show Your Hit Parade
airs on NBC in the USA. The final Top Five are 1. The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me; 2. Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces; 3. Ricky Nelson
- Never Be Anyone Else But You; 4. Brook Benton
- It's Just A Matter Of Time; 5. Elvis Presley
- I Need Your Love Tonight.
, Johnny Burnette
, Gary U.S. Bonds
, Danny And The Juniors
, Jan And Dean
, The Olympics
, The Five Satins, Bobby Lewis, The Fabulous Four, The Mellow Kings, The Earls and The Doc Bagby Big Beat Orchestra, plays at The Roosevelt Drive-In, Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA.
Package tour The Cara van Of Stars, featuring
are inducted into the US Marine Corps. They will serve at Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California, USA.
's former live-in girlfriend, Anita Wood
, reveals in the pages of The Memphis Press-Scimitar that she and he have broken up.
begins a season at Mr Smiths, Manchester, UK.
The Beach Boys
play at The Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
is having script rehearsals for his next film, Frankie And Johnny, at Samuel Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Country and rockabilly musician Skeets McDonald
dies aged 52, of a heart attack, in Los Angeles, California, USA. His best-known song was Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes.
In the early hours of the morning, The Rolling Stones
complete filming of their ill-fated tv special, Rock'n'Roll Circus
, at Intertel Studios, Wembley, London, England, UK, Europe. Guests include John Lennon
and Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton
, Taj Mahal
, Jethro Tull
, Marianne Faithfull
, Mitch Mitchell
and The Who.
records Are You Only Fooling Me, Your Heart's Not In Your Love and other tracks at EMI's Abbey Road
Studio 2, London, UK.
Al Jardine of The Beach Boys
marries Mary Ann Helmandollar in Arizona, USA.
and the cast of tv comedy show The Young Ones reach No1 in the UK singles chart with a charity-fundraising parody of Cliff's hit Living Doll.
plays at The MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.