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Sweet blues/r'n'b vocalist/pianist Mercy Dee Walton is born in Waco, Texas, USA.
Tab Smith, His Fabulous Alto, and Orchestra, record Cuban Boogie, All My Life, Nursery Rhyme Jump, This Love Of Mine, Strange, Jumptime, Tis Autumn and Cottage For Sale, for United Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
WFIL-tv in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, premiers a tv show called Bandstand, featuring teenagers dancing to records. The show will become a huge success under the name American Bendstand.
Just one day after his contract with Sun Records of Memphis expires, Johnny Cash signs a new deal with Columbia Records.
Stuart Sutcliffe, bassist of The Beatles, flies back to Liverpool, UK, from Hamburg, Germany, Europe. He is planning to apply for a university place in Liverpool, while continuing to play with The Beatles.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Brenda Lee plays live in Ketchikan, Alaska, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beatles play at St John's Hall, Tuebrooke, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Johnny And The Hurricanes, Del Shannon and Bobby Lewis begin a brief tour in Rochester, New York State, USA.
Weekly UK music paper the NME [New Musical Express] reports that Elvis Presley has been "Alerted for US Army recall".
Vocal group Tommy And The Twisters record Hucklebuck Twist, Blue River Twist and other twist-themed tracks for Savoy Records in the USA. They will appear on the Regent Records album Tommy And The Twisters.
The Everly Brothers are inducted into the US Marine Corps. They will serve at Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California, USA.
Brenda Lee plays the eleventh night of a pre-Christmas season in The Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Elvis Presley arrives in Seattle, Washington, USA, to begin location filming for his twelfth movie, It Happened At The World's Fair.
The Dave Clark Five have the first of two days of filming at The Royal, Tottenham, London, UK, for a Pathe Pictorial feature.
Billboard magazine in the USA reveals that The Beatles have five songs climbing the US Hot Hundred and three LPs on the albums charts.
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The Dave Clark Five release their latest single, Bits And Pieces, in the USA.
With rock'n'roll increasing in popularity, rockabilly star Bill Lloyd's country-oriented programme, Jamboree, on WCKY (AM) Radio in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, is dropped.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows' tour plays at the ABC, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Beatles release a new album, Long Tall Sally, in Canada on Capitol Records.
Cliff Richard releases a new single, On The Beach, in the UK on Columbia Records.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his seventeenth movie, Girl Happy, at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA.
The Tridents, featuring future rock guitar hero Jeff Beck, play at Studio 51, Soho, London, UK.
The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights in Springfield Hall, St Helier, Jersey, Channel islands.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays the second of seven nights as part of the Christmas Holiday Spectacular Show in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Beach Boys play at Jack Russell Stadium, Clearwater, Florida, USA, with Glenn Super.
Chad And Jeremy, Sandie Shaw, Freddie And The Dreamers, Bobby Sherman, Dick And Dee Dee, Leroy Van Dyke, Bettye Swann, Manfred Mann and Donna Loren appear in the popular tv show Shindig! in the USA.
Filming continues on the Elvis Presley movie Frankie And Johnny at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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The Dave Clark Five play at Wellington Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of his next movie, Frankie And Johnny, at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Chad And Jeremy, The Kingsmen, The Zombies and The Searchers play the second of three nights at The Arie Crown Theatre, McCormick Pace, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gerry And The Pacemakers and Gene Vincent play at The South Pier, Blackpool, England, UK.
Chuck Berry records It Wasn't Me and Ain't That Just Like A Woman, for Chess Records in Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Following an explosion, The Fiesta Ballroom, Montevideo, Minnesota, USA, is destroyed by fire.
The Shadows record The Magical Mrs Clamps, Poem, Maggie's Samba and Here I Go Again, at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Making his first live concert appearance since March 25, 1961, Elvis Presley opens at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. This will rpove to be the first of 57 shows that will help revive his career and earn him $1.5m.
Creedence Clearwater Revival play at The Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USA, supported by the Ike And Tina Turner Revue and Wilbert Harrison.
Tenor saxophonist Bobby Fields, who played with Ike Turner, dies of cancer at the V.A. Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Status Quo play the second of four nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Shakin' Stevens reaches No1 in the UK singles chart with This Ole House.
The Beach Boys play in Hutchinson, Kansas, USA.
Kris Kristofferson, Lieber And Stoller, Charles Strouse, and others are formally inducted to The Songwriters Hall Of Fame at their Annual Awards Dinner in the Waldorf-Astroria Hotel, New York City, USA.
Ike Turner is sentenced to one year in jail in Santa Monica, California, USA, after six grams of crack were found in his car during a traffic stop in August 1987.
The Rolling Stones play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jeff Beck, Little Anthony And The Imperials, Metallica, Run-D.M.C. and Bobby Womack are among the inductees to the Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame, at a ceremony held in The Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band play at Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.