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Dorsey Burnette Jr, bass player of The Rock'n'Roll Trio, is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Curt Boettcher is born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA. He will find success as a singer, songwriter, musician and record producer, working with The Association, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Millennium, Sagittarius and others.
Elvis Presley plays in Watson Chapel High School, Pine Bluff, Mississippi, USA, supporting The Duke Of Paducah and Mother Maybelle And The Carter Sisters, as part of the WSM Grand Ole Opry Show.
Little Richard, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Mickey And Sylvia, The Del Vikings, The Diamonds, The Moonglows, The Five Satins, The 5 Keys, The Tune Weavers, Larry Williams, The Cleftones, Jimmie Rodgers and more play at the Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, in Alan Freed's Holiday Rock'n'Roll Stage Show.
Bobby Day enters the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with Rockin' Robin, on its way to No1 R'n'B and No2 on the pop chart.
Cliff Richard secures his third UK No1 single with Please Don't Tease, a song chosen from a selection played to an audience of fan club members who then voted for their favourite.
The Barron Knights play at the California Ballroom, Dunstable, England, UK, Europe.
Neil Sedaka releases a new single, Little Devil on RCA Victor Records in the USA.
Gene McDaniels performs A Tear on popular tv show American Bandstand at Wfil-tv in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Paul Anka plays the twentieth night of three weeks at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Wanda Jackson performs Right Or Wrong on popular daily tv show American Bandstand at W-fil Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
A Quarter To Three by Gary U.S. Bonds enters the Record Retailer UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No7 during an eleven week run.
Paul Anka plays the first night of a week at The Glen Casino, Williamsville, Buffalo, New York State, USA. On this night, despite a heavy rainstorm, an estimated one thousand fans storm the hotel.
Cavern Club deejay Bob Wooler writes a feature about the emergence of The Beatles in Mersey Beat, a local Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, music paper.
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Bobby Vee And The Crickets record Lonely Weekends, When You're In Love, Mountain Of Love, No One Knows and Little Queenie at United Recorders, 6050 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rockabilly duo The Key Brothers release a new single, Hey Little Girl/Rockin' Voices, on Cimarron Records in the USA.
The Everly Brothers appear on tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA, performing Don't Blame Me.
Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Three, Patsy Cline, George Jones, Carl Perkins, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play in The Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
John Lennon and George Harrison of The Beatles buy Gibson J-160E Jumbo guitars in Rushworth's Music House, Liverpool, UK. The instruments have been specially imported from Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Lennon and Harrison.
Teen pop idol Tommy Sands appears in tv western series Wagon Train in the USA, as Davey Baxter, in an episode entitled The Davey Baxter Story.
Abigail Beecher by Freddy Cannon enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No16.
The Beatles release a new single, Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand / Sie Liebt Dich on Odeon Records in Germany, Europe.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows' tour plays at the ABC, Edinburgh, Scotland.
At 2.58pm The Beatles' chartered de Havilland Dove touches down at Turnhouse Airport, Scotland, UK, Europe. At a press conference in the day's venue, The ABC, Edinburgh, Lord Provost Duncan Weatherstone surprises the group by asking them for autographs.
The Tridents, featuring future rock guitar hero Jeff Beck, play at the 100 Club, London, UK.
The Rolling Stones, Inez And Charlie Foxx, Mike Berry and The Mojos, set off on a UK tour from The Astoria, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
The Shadows, Ruby Murray, Morton Fraser's Harmonica Gang and others are appearing in the Summer Season at the ABC Theatre, Great Yarmouth, UK.
The Shadows, Ruby Murray, Morton Fraser's Harmonica Gang and others are appearing in the Summer Season at the ABC Theatre, Great Yarmouth, UK.
Elvis Presley calls in a doctor to his home at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The doctor examines him and schedules him to have a chest X-ray.
The Tridents, featuring future rock guitar hero Jeff Beck, play at the Cavern Olympia, Reading, UK.
The Dave Clark Five hold a 'Teen Press Conference' before their show at The State Fairgrounds Coliseum, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
The Fourmost play at The Starlight Room, Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire, UK.
Just one month after the Elvis Presley film Tickle Me opened nationally in the USA, the studio claims in a Variety advertisement that 5,210 play dates have already been booked. A month later an article in the same publication will imply that Tickle Me has actually saved Allied Artists from going under financially. By the end of the year, the movie will finished at No30 on Variety's list of Big Rental Pictures of 1965 with $3.4m of projected sales.
The Swinging Blue Jeans record Crazy 'Bout My Baby, Don't Make Me Over, What Can I Do Today and Good Lovin' at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK.
Little Richard releases a new single, I Don't Know What You've Got but It's Got Me, Parts I and II on Vee Jay Records in the USA. The guitarist on this single is the pre-fame Jimi Hendrix.
The Shadows play during a three-week cabaret season at The Talk Of The Town, London, England, UK, Europe, with Brian Locking standing in for bassist John Rostill who has suffered a nervous breakdown.
Elvis Presley's gold Cadillac is displayed at a press conference in Sydney, Australia, Oceania. The vehicle is on tour in Australia.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, A Little Less Conversation, in the USA on RCA Records. The song will be largely overlooked for more than thirty years until a re-mix propels it to No1 in the USA and UK during 2002.
UK music paper Melody Maker reports that Tom Jones has turned down a $1m offer to tour the USA for three-weeks.
Billy Fury and The Fortunes play at The Fiesta Club, Stockton, UK.
One of the UK's first rock'n'rollers, Tommy Steele, is the subject of BBC-tv documentary programme, Omnibus.
Billy Joel appears on the cover of the influential People magazine in the USA, alongside the headline, Billy Joel Rocks Cuba.
When Jerry Lee Lewis plays live at The Ritz, New York City, USA, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards attends the show.
The Stray Cats open another show for The Rolling Stones at the Civic Center, St Paul, Minnesota, USA.
The Beach Boys release the album, The Beach Boys, simultaneously in the UK and USA.
When Bob Dylan plays at Midway Stadium, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, he takes time out to mention how indebted he feels to Bobby Vee, who is in the audience. Vee gave Dylan one of his first jobs in the music business.
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Postmodern Juke box play at The Pavilions, Plymouth, England, UK, Europe.
Gibson Guitars, currently around $500m in debt, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware, USA. The company is based in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
On their 40th Anniversary tour, The Stray Cats play at The Eventim Apollo, London, England, UK, Europe.