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Rock And Roll

Orville Gibson founds the Gibson Mandolin Manufacturing Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. After his death the company will increasingly make guitars, the pinnacle of which is generally considered to be the Gibson Les Paul.
Casey Bill Weldon, aka The Hawaiian Guitar Wizard, records the country blues song We Gonna Move To The Outskirts of Town for Vocalion Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The song will become a popular standard, often covered under the title I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town.
Chuck Berry begins a week-long engagement at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, as part of deejay/promoter Alan Freed's First Anniversary Rock'n'Roll Show.
Alan Freed's two-week long Rock'n'Roll Holiday Jubilee comes to an end at the Academy of Music, New York City, USA, featuring Joe Williams and the Count Basie Orchestra, Lavern Baker, Teddy Randazzo And the Three Chuckles, Richard Barrett and the Valentines, Boyd Bennett And The Rockets, Earl Carroll And The Cadillacs, The Bonnie Sisters, Gloria Mann, James Sheppard And The Heartbeats, The Wrens and Don Cherry.
Returning to the UK after a tour of the USA, popular bandleader and recording artist Ted Heath confidently predicts that, "Rock'n'roll is mainly performed by coloured artists for coloured people and is therefore unlikely to prove popular here."
Movie musical The Girl Can't Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield, and with music by Little Richard, Fats Domino, Eddie Cochran, The Platters, Gene Vincent and others, goes on general release in the USA.
Claudio Trotta is born in Milan, Italy, Europe. In the 1980s, he will become one of the most successful and respected promoters of live music in Italy, widely regarded as having been a pioneer in transforming the formerly chaotic Italian live music scene into a healthy, functioning business.
Ninth day of deejay Alan Freed's ten-day-long Christmas Rock'n'Roll Spectacular, at Lowe's Theater, New York City, USA. starring Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Dion, Jackie Wilson, The Everly Brothers, Johnnie Ray, Frankie Avalon and The Moonglows.
Dale Rivers And The Ramrods play at McIlroy's Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Gene Vincent plays at The Drill Hall, Congleton, England, UK, Europe.
Johnnie Ray begins a four-week season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jimmie Rodgers plays the final night in a week of shows at The Coronado Hotel, San Diego, California, USA.
King Of The Surf Guitar Dick Dale and The Del-Tones make their last appearance at The Rendezvous Ballroom, Balboa, California, USA, which has been their regular gig throughout this summer.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein approaches Ringo Starr of Rory Storme And The Hurricanes, to see if he'd like to replace Pete Best in The Beatles.
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Lloyd Price plays the sixth of ten nights at Sciolla's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bo Diddley and Ivory Joe Hunter play at Dillon Gym, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
The Tornados release a new single, Robot, in the UK on Decca Records.
Adam Faith appears on British tv's Billy Cotton Band Show in London, England, UK, Europe.
Dion marries model Susan Butterfield in New York City, USA. After the wedding, the pair fly off to honeymoon in Acapulco, Mexico, Central America.
Rockabilly vocalist Wanda Jackson records My First Day Without You and Slippin'.
The Hollies play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Sounds Incorporated play at Wallington Public Hall, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
The Merseybeats play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Everly Brothers spend the first of two days recording songs, including Warum, in German at the Teldec Studio in Hamburg, Germany, Europe, with producer Wolf Kabitzky.
Ann-Margret makes a guest appearance as an animated character named Ann-Margrock on the ABC-TV animated series The Flintstones.
The Beatles end a brief Scottish tour with a show at Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland, UK, Europe, then stay overnight at the Salutation Hotel, Perth. Also on the tour are The Caravelles, Malcolm Clarke and The Cresters, Johnny Hudson and The Teenbeats with Tony Vincent [formerly Tony Vincent and The Giants] Houston Wells and His Marksmen, The Overlanders, and Andy Ross And His Showband
Gerry And The Pacemakers play at the ABC, Croydon, England, UK, Europe, supported by Del Shannon, Cilla Black, plus Duffy Power and The Bachelors.
The Top 5 Singles in the Lever Hit Parade in New Zealand, Oceania, on this date are as follows :


2. Deep Purple - Nino Tempo And April Stevens

3. Dominique - The Singing Nun

4. Do You Love Me - Brian Poole And The Tremeloes

5. I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles

The Top Five singles in the Lever Hit Parade in New Zealand, Oceania, on this day are as follows :


2. Dominique - The Singing Nun

3. I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles

4. You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry And The Pacemakers

5. I'm Leaving It Up To You - Dale And Grace

Successful German band The Rattles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Fury, Joe Brown And The Bruvvers, The Karl Denver Trio, Marty Wilde, The Tornados and Dickie Pride play in The Big Star Show Of 1962 at The Granada Cinema, Edmonton, London, England, UK, Europe.
When The Beach Boys play at The Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA, the show is recorded by Capitol Records and will be released as the band's first live concert LP.
The Group Scene 64 tour continues at The Granada, Walthamstow, London, with The Rolling Stones, The Ronettes, Swinging Blue Jeans, Johnny Kidd And The Pirates and Marty Wilde.
The debut EPs by both The Rolling Stones and The Dave Clark Five enter the UK singles chart.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows play at The ABC, Manchester, UK.
The new No1 single in the UK is Little Red Rooster by The Rolling Stones.
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A Silver Disc is awarded in the UK to the single I'm Gonna Be Strong by Gene Pitney. The song is composed by the Brill Building songwriting duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.
Russ Sainty plays at The at California Ballroom, Dunstable, England, UK.
Connie Stevens, The Lively Set and Jerry Naylor appear on syndicated tv pop show Shivaree, recorded for KABC in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Charlatans continue their two month long residency at The Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada, USA.
Colonel Tom Parker renegotiates Elvis Presley's deal with RCA Records in the USA. Presley commits to the label for one extra year, through 1972, in exchange for an increase in his annual guaranteed payment from $200,000 to $300,000.
When The Kingsmen play at Amvets Hall, Tacoma, Washington, USA, the show is recorded and will, eventually, be released as the album Live In Tacoma.
Elvis Presley's 26th film, Stay Away Joe, opens at cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
Elvis Presley continues with his comeback season of concerts at The International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam XI at The Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with Kris Kristofferson, Tom Wopat, Little Richard, Nicolette Larson, Alabama, Ted Nugent, Bill Medley, Lacy J. Dalton, Gail Davies, Eddy Raven, Emmylou Harris, Amy Grant and others.
Crazy Cavan plays at The Tunnel Club, Greenwich, London, England, UK, Europe.
Guana Batz, Frenzy, Turnpike Cruisers, and The Surfadelics play at The Klub Foot, Clarendon Hotel, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe.
Country Club's Christmas Concert, presented by Wally Whyton on BBC Radio 2 in the UK, features Tammy Cline and Southern Comfort, Lome Gibson, The Hillsiders, Pete Stanley and Brian Golbey.
Cliff Richard plays at The Greenbelt Arts Festival, Castle Ashby Park, England, UK, Europe.
British pop star Heinz (Heinz Burt) dies, aged 57, following a stroke, in Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, UK, Europe. He had long suffered from motor neurone disease, but performed live from a wheelchair at a social club just two weeks before his death.